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, April 25, 2018

Wednesday 4th April 2018

With school holidays, we had a small crowd, but managed lots of fun, chatter and planning ahead for some BIG days - more on that later.
Many of us had not long returned from our fabulous retreat in NZ. Those of us who didn't spend the wholte time chatting, drinking, spending lots of the shop hop or getting held up by a mob of sheep on the sightseeing tour, actually did a class with Michelle. So we hope to see these lovely bags for show and tell very soon.

Dianne has done this beautiful stitchery - the photo doesn't do it justice.

ALso from Dianne her row of the month cross stitch - available free on the web. I will get the details for you next month.

Cynthia has at last finished the final stitchery for the huge quilt she has been working on forever! We hope to see it all put together very soon.

Jeanette has done a weaving class. As you can see she excelled at it and has made three separate sections, for three different uses. We will be very keen to see the finished products.

Sandra has made his gorgeous bag. Very beautiful.

And Wyn brought along her sheep from NZ. A very cute little brooch. All who attended the NZ retreat were lucky enough to receive one of these in their goody bag. Thank you Ngaire for knitting them for us.
As you can see, there was not our normal amount of show and tell - have a look at all the quilts we had last month  just to see the quantity and quality again!

A quick reminder for the upcoming Waverley Quilt Show
The dates and times and location for the Quilt Show in 2018 are:
Saturday June 2 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Sunday June 3 9.00 am – 4.00 pm
Entry to the Show $8.00
Mulgrave Community Centre, 355 Wellington Road. Mulgrave. This is near the Springvale Road, and easy to get to via the Monash Freeway or Eastlink using the Wellington Road exits. There is a long drive up to the building and plenty of on site parking.

Now onto what is coming up for Vic Scquilters Carrum Downs :

On Wednesday the 2nd of May we are holding our Biggest Morning Tea. All welcome. It will be a fun day at The Carrum Downs Lyrebird Commmunity Centre.
10am -2pm. $5 entry fee. There will be lots of raffle prizes, our famous (infamous?) lucky dips, and trading table donations* for sale. Most craft related, but plenty of others as well for the non- quilters. There will be some fun surprises as well as a speaker from the Cancer Council to tell us where the money goes. This year we are supporting ovarian cancer research, with Vic Quilters.

*So don't forget to go through your ssewing rooms for faric, patterns, books etc that you no longer have a use for either for the trading table or wrapped for the lucky dip.

Aso coming up, on Wednesday 6th of June, we will be celebrating our 20th birthday, so members, old, new and potential, please come along and help us celebrate this big anniversary for us.

By the way, part of our big discussion - mostly planning the previous two events - but also about the difficulties of joining Southern Cross Quilters. If, like me, you no longer receive ANY mail from our Yahoo group, you can join as a member through Face Book alone. 99% of our discussion takes place on FB anyway, so the group owner, Michelle, has wisely decided that you can become a member through Face Book alone. Just thought I'd let you know.

If you have any questions about our upcoming events, please contact me,
Your roving reporter,
Helen Riordan Evans


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