Welcome to the New Year. February is our first official meeting, we hold our January meeting at a members house and it's more of a casual get together and catch up after the holidays.
There was the National Quilt Symposium in January, so we did have some show and tell from that. Nita used her orange goodie bag as a pattern and then as the lining for this purple bag she made using techniques she learnt in Karen Eckmeier's class.
And here's her panel also made using the same techniques.
Shirley took a class from Kim Thittichai and put together her samples in this interesting composition backed with purple silk.
Shirley also showed us this little quilt, which is a piece of silk that she dyed, but didn't like. She's intensely quilted it and then further coloured some of the flowers.
Ingrid showed us this embroidered table runner.
And this machine embroidered thread painting of a seal she did.
And then a bit of brightly coloured fun!
Judy has not been quilting long, but somehow has found the time to hand stitch this paper-pieced hexagon top - next challenge is to quilt it!
Gayleen's quilting group have been making quilts for kids in the community who have cancer. Isn't this beautiful?
Terri's been making matching pillows for a quilt she completed last year.
And then a sewing machine cover.
And another pillow.
Judith's old quilting group sent her this book about an exhibition some of them were in. There were some very interesting and beautiful quilts in it.
And I'm so sorry, but I've forgotten who's light pad cover this is! Let me know and I'll add it in. The light pad is one of those new slim LED ones - just great I reckon.
We were very proud to see that Mathea had an article published in Down Under Textiles magazine - an Australian publication. Mathea also won viewer's choice at the Quilt Symposium, as well as first in her category and had a small quilt picked for the suitcase exhibition.
And then it was time for lunch and some stitching. Here's Darryl working on a hexie quilt, they must be catching.
See you next month!