Carrum Downs Scquilters

Photo diary of the monthly meetings of Carrum Downs Scquilters (at the Carrum Downs Library/Community Centre) on the first Wednesday of each month. We are all members of the Australasian Quilting group Southern Cross Quilters. The Library/Community Centre is located on Lyrebird Crescent - just near the corner of Hall Road - Melway page 100 ref: H3 (see L for library at location. If you need more information e-mail me or phone 0417263958.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Wednesday 2nd of May 2018

Our Biggest Morning Tea was a fun and very successful day.  Lots of fancy morning tea, plenty of raffle prizes, lucky dips to buy and great trading table bargains went on to raise over $950.00, with the help of the community centre staff and visitors.

However, before I go into detail, I need to let you know about yet another extravaganza of a meeting. 

Vic SCQuilters Carrum Downs is turning 20 this  year.

So,  it’s  Birthday Time!!

Come and help us celebrate the most important thing  about our group…….

We are inviting ALL past and present members of the  Carrum Downs group
and  ALL  SCQuilters if you in or around the place.

Wednesday 6th June 2018,
10am till 2pm
at the Lyrebird Community Centre
Lyrebird Drive, Carrum Downs
Morning Tea and Lunch will be provided by existing members. (Existing members please note - just bring a small plate of something edible to share please)
  If yu have any interesting memorabilia from Siuthern Cross Quilters, please bring it along for chantelle (show and tell) too!

Now, back to our BMT.

 Marilyn L. introducing our local MP and our Guest Speaker from the Cancer Council, who told us  about the work and aims of their group, fighting thid horrendous disease.

 Our mornng tea. Thanks to Marilyn L for organisingit all and to Bev for bringing along her lovely china and tea pots to give the show bit of class! Also thank you Bev for bringing along some of your fellow members of the Langwarrin CWA. They were most welcome and we would love then to join us in the future.

 Here we all are, listening to the lovely young speaker from the Cancer Council.

 Dianne has been working on this striking Shashiko bed runner. Very nice indeed, and we wish hubby well with his surgery on the day of our next meeting.

 Val made this delightful "Spicks and Specks" block, which will be turned into a cushion.

 Sandra, also made the same lovely block - designed by Katrina Hadjimichael. Katrina's book is shown in the next pic, along with the fabulous fabrics provided.

 Surprise! Virginia is working on her King size hexagon quilt - self designed. She is a hopeless hexie addict, for whom the 12 step program was a complete failure. Oh well, there's one in every crowd.

 This project was included  on the "Patchwork by the Sea" day held at the Chelsea Hotel by Palm Beach Quilting at Carrum Downs and Patchwork Passion in Cranbourne - bothe fantastic local shops. I know Marilyn was there, but I am not sure who is working on this cute sample. Looks like a day at my favourite beach - just near the Chelsea Sailing Club and the beautiful painted beach boxes.

 Ramona has completed thisbeautiful "See my sewing" packet designed by Gail Pan. This was from one of Gail's great stitching days. I have one which is still a WIP.

 Ramona? Is this yours too? A great scrap quilt - my favourite type of quilt.Apologies for not noting the maker of this quilt - I must have been too busy catching up with my old school friend Janine - we were both in form 1a at Bonbeach High School

 Originally this was supposed to represent Autumn by Helen (me) but looking at the trees still covered with ;eaves, I have decided it must be Winter. I plan to do one for each season.

 This was another challenge - set by me for our Monday group. (It was lovely to see Kate and Rosemary from our group at the BMT -both are long time Scquilters). It was to use up some fugly fabric. I asked for assistance and Janine was good enough to make some great suggestions - so prepare to be amazed next time you see this quilt - which is destined for Quilts of Valour.

 Janine brought along some of her beautiful work. I am a bit confused by my writing (or lack of it) about theses gorgeous quilts (Sorry Janine). However what I have written is, and I quote "Japanese fabric pkt of 4" squares and Susannah block - jelly roll left overs".  I'll leave you to work it out!


 This is the other half of the "See my sewing" packet. It is either Ramona's or Dianne's.

This was one of the raffle prizes. Put together by Jo, the colours represent the for fighting Ovarian Cancer - which our funds were donated to. The prize winner, appropriately, was Jo. Is the quilt made yet Jo?

So everyone, members old and new and visitors too, please take time to re-read all about our celebrations which are to take place on Wednesday 6th of June, and come along with your old Scquilters or quilting keepsakes. We look forward to seeing you all.

PS Don't forget the Waverley Quilt Show on the weekend prior to our meeting - all details in my previous blog post.

Any questions, contact your roving reporter,

Helen Evans

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