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.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

September 2018 continued part 2

And still a few more of Marie's quilting journey

What a fantastic range of quilts Marie has made - over her quilting years.

 Here clever Sandra has decorated a yazzi bag with a fabulous Gail Pan stitchery. Are you thinking what I am thinking? Wouldn't it make a glorious Christmas gift for someone? It is that time of year now!

 Laurel's Liberty hexagons! I like the sound of that, and the look is even better. What a wonderful way to use small pieces of liberty fabric! Or any lovely fabric for that matter.

 Maggy has put together these really sweet books for her latest great-grandchild. What a wonderful achievement Maggy! Both for the fabric books and your new precious great grandchild. We need a photo!

 I would recognise those legs anywhere - have known them since secondary school. Janine has put this lovely charm square quilt together for a new baby in the family. Lucky baby!

Don't quote me on this, but I think this is the plan for Virginia's hexie behemoth, which we will see in a few pics.

 From Kerry, a sample of her magnificent work on the now-famous Places of the Cross Quilt. (or POTC). What a lovely colour combination. Great work Kerry.

 Here is Virginia's actual quilt! We can see some colour coming into it at last.

 Above we have, firstly Dianne G's Book folder. What a great idea for us readers. Another good idea for a Christmas present - particularly for a young reader.

Also, from Deb, a gorgeous hexagon bag, using the most beautiful fabrics.

 Can you guess what Tracey is knitting? Yes! You are right! It is a jumper for her cat. I didn't get to find out any more about said moggy, but I imagine and old arthritic feline, who will appreciate his owner'slovingly knitted cover up for the colder months.
 A true cat lover x

Denise mmade this gorgeous hanbag, with just the prettiest stitchery on it - I hope she is keeping it for herself - I know I would!

 Helen C. Now Helen, I need to explain this very carefully, or people might get the wrong idea. At the NZ Scquilters retreat, earlier this year, the lovely Michelle , taught a crocheted apple bag pattern. Helen had done crochet before, but not for a squillion years. So, the short version is that she inadvertantly made what she has christened - a pineapple bag, and a very nice pineapple bag it is!  You may have to use your imagination - but not too much ladies!!!!

Julie and Linden are making these cute infinity boxes. A great idea for children of any age. The pattern is a wee bit confusing, but I am willing to give it a go. I have even bought the foam squares, so I must be serious, although you two clever ladies did make it look so easy. In the photo below is Linden's beaut stittchery quilt - great work so far. We would love to see more of it.

 Again, I absolutely love this small quilt! It really is a work of art. Once more I lost the plot. All I can say is that anyone who has had a stroke will understand.

You will notice that there are many quilts without names or descriptions. I can only apoligise again. I haven't been well lately and simply could not work out which is which. I did make the following notes:
Bev - had a beautiful (as always) quilt
Margaret - an applique sniggly quilt
Lois - raffle prize for Breast Cancer mornng tea - details to follow
Kaye - almost finished Kansas Troubles quilt - six years in the making
Rosemary - AQA member exhibiton quilt - as we would expect from such a wonderful quilter
Lorraine - medallian project - and hexagons
Lucy - hand quilted panel

Now for special diary notes:

4th October Breast Cancer morning tea at Selandra Rise Retirement Village, Clyde Nth. (Between Devon Meadows and Berwick!)

13th and 14th October 10am -4pm Cotton Tales quilt exhibition, Belgrave South Progress Hall 127 Colby Drive, Belgrave Heights. Entry $5
Quilt (and other prizes) raffle, Lucky Dips, Devonshire teas, sausage sizzle and shops on site. All in aid of the Belgrave South/Heights Country Fire Authority.

27th October Quilts of Valour quilt in 10am - 3pm Tasks can be selected as you arrive. All skill levles welcome. Irons, ironing boars and rotary cutters available. Bring a basic sewing kit, sewing machine (if you like)  which will be tagged for free. Morning and afternoon tea provided/ BYO lunch
Harkaway Hall, King Rd. Harkaway. Helen 97073535 or Wyn 95849512

Our next get together is in two days time- Wednesday 3rd of October 10 -2 and don't forget our guest speaker  the wonderful Julie Adamson - best is show at the Melbourne quilt show and expert quilt valuer.

Until then,
Your roving and very befuddles report,
Helen Evans


September 2018 (part 0ne)

What a fabulous time we had - lots of visitors came to hear our guest speaker - Marie Lee from Very Snuggly Quilts.To find out more about these fantastic quilts - got to:

and also on the Vic quilters page are days for the diary dates for working bees around Victoria:

Basically, this group make quilts for the Royal Children's Hospital. You will find out all about the sizes required, as well as the fabrics you can and cannot use in making these much needed and much loved quilts. Marie did point out that there is a shortage of quilts for boys of all ages - so keep that in mind please.

Marie had a most wonderful collection of quilts to show us - she is a very busy and organised woman, who I am quite sure, could run the country in her spare few minutes a day.

So, here folks, is Marie's collection of quilts. Just a fraction of what she has made.

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