Monday, October 22, 2018

September 2018 Retreat

There was 9 of us who gathered for a three day retreat.
We all had projects we hoped to make progress with and even complete.

Here Beverley and Judith are busy creating.

Here Alison shows her finished quilt.

Daryl is hand stitching a whole cloth.

Daryl's Crumb Quilt completed.

Daryl's Dragon Fly quilt.

Gaylene's community Quilt. 

Another community quilt of Gaylene's .

Ingrid's Fairy quilt top.

Judith's  UFO all pinned ready for quilting.

Sheryl completes her hand quilted quilt.

Carol completes her Kaffe Fassett quilt top.

Ingrid's Dragon Fly quilt

Ingrid has been busy at retreat. Here is another quilt of  Ingrid's.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

August Show and Tell

Judy has been doing some experimental work - the feature of this one is a waterfall.

Enda is holding the donation community quilt that she finished the binding on.

Anne donated four of these bright bassinet quilts for the maternity unit.

Vicky is holding up a donation quilt that she finished up after community quilts day.

I can't remember what this one is, but I'm pretty sure that's Daryl holding it up and so I think it's either a donation quilt or she is showing us one of her scrap quilts.

The next few quilts are all scrap quilts that Daryl has made over the years.  We were having a learning session on how to deal with scraps, so Daryl brought is some examples.

Another donation bassinet quilt.

Shirley made this for her musical relative who owns a persian blue cat!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Donation Bassinet Quilts

I missed the last club meeting so I haven't got photos of show and tell. Instead, I was handed a bag of donation bassinet quilts and woollies for the maternity unit where I work.  The bassinet quilts give a much needed boost of colour to the postnatal rooms and make the place feel a little more homely.  We had run very low on quilts so a few months ago I put a call out to the club.  The response has been amazing and our cupboards are getting full of colour and quilted love!

I'm taking a guess when I say the woollies were knitted by Jane.

The two quilts above were made by Gayleen from leftovers. I love the hand quilted, big stitch circles.

I'm pretty sure the matching kiwi quilts were made by Beatrice. Cute!

These bright batiks were leftovers from Imogen's stash.  Imogen passed away a few years ago, but I think she'd be happy to see her legacy going to the babies.

I'm sorry, I can't remember who made these, but they look like orphan blocks put to good use.

Thanks everyone, the babies will be warm and cosy this winter.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

RETREAT 13th - 15th APRIL

Here is a few photos of projects worked on over the weekend.
There were 12 of us who enjoyed each other's company while working on our own projects.

 Vicky's table runner top

Jane's traditional blocks

Leonie's basket of flowers

a close up of the flowers.

Sheryl's quilt which she is hand quilting.

The start of another project for Vicky

Gayleen's bandanna quilt for a 10 year old boy.

Alison's quilt. This is the same pattern as above.
 Don't they look so different!

Ingrid's design of a heart quilt.

Gayleen chopped up some pale green blocks (as top of picture) to create some lovely bassinet quilts.

Another bassinet quilt made from some leftover half square triangles.

Beatrice busy at her machine.

The completed denim and scrap quilt.

Back of the quilt.

Here is the back of the quilt in a close up.
The denim is from cut up old jeans.