Monday, September 28, 2009

News , News and News

Hope the entries are coming along well for the Mt Perry Art Exhibition. If you need some assistance for your machine quilting check out a blog devoted to trying new quilting patterns.

There is also a new magazine soon to be launched in December called Down Under Textiles published by the same publisher as Down Under Quilts. The editor is also looking to suggestions for content. Contact Deborah if you have any ideas you would like to see in a magazine.
Don't forget the upcoming events for October. Looks like Mt Perry is set for a busy time once school resumes.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Workshop Details

Yes we are off for a fun weekend to ....... Mt Perry here we come.

October 31 and November 1st 2009 will see us sewing until we dye at the Tin Shed.

Costs are $10 for non Sport & Rec members to cover the accommodation costs and members free of course. Ruth is the tutor and she is happy to donate her fees to the Cancer Fund. The amount will be at the discretion of the participant.

We are actually doing 2 workshops. A strips n curves workshop over 2 days and a fabric dyeing session for new dyers doing the 24 step colourwheel. If you are an experienced dyer and wish to do your own thing bring your equipment etc along and join in the fun. The dyeing costs will be calculated on the day as to how much dye and chemicals you use.

The photo is a sample of blocks made from the basic pattern for strips n curves. These patterns have been used with permission from Louisa Smith of the Strips n Curves books.
Workshop requirements were listed at the recent patchwork day. Email Ruth for a comprehensive list if required. Dyeing requirements were also listed but final arrangements can be discussed at the patchwork day Oct 7. Hope you are all excited about our overnight sewing bee.
Almost forgot, the workshop is the weekend AFTER the Art Exhibition so there is no excuse for not finishing your entry into the textile section.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Comings and Goings

Like ships that pass in the night .... so are the ladies of our patchwork group.
Ruth had to leave before Narelle was able to make it after work, and Kerry had been and gone but would return.
Patty was able to pop in after work but Sandra and Margaret had gone earlier and Fay was on her way out but Kerry had returned.
If I've forgotten anyone, my apologies, we can be hard to keep track of. Here is some of the work that some of the girls have been working on.

Plans are underway for a fun fabric weekend, stay tuned.

Monday, September 07, 2009

A change of dates....

To hopefully give some of us an extra stitching day before what is shaping up to be busy school holidays, next patchwork has been scheduled for Wednesday 16th September. The following date, Wednesday 7th October, and then it's back to our previous scheduled date of Wednesday 28th October. That leaves the holidays free for family comittments. Hope to see you all there!!

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Spring Cleaning?

September 2 had the girls meeting once again at the complex for a day of sewing and chatting. Ruth has been having a spring clean at home and brought in two overflowing containers of fabrics to share.
The girls waited patiently till after lunch, and when Narelle and Patty finally arrived it was ooh's and aah's all round. Needless to say, each of us were able to add to our own stashes. A very big thankyou to Ruth for sharing with us.

Now for some show and tell. Margaret brought along these cute tote bags she made since last patchwork day.

Lots of pockets for all sorts of goodies. Well done Margaret!

Stay tuned for upcoming dates and a workshop perhaps.