Thursday, May 21, 2009

Bundaberg Quilter's Friendship Day......

OK girls, so I found it!! It's all aboard for the Bundaberg Quilter's Friendship Day on Saturday June 13. It will cost us $5.00 each for a day full of fun, food and quilts. And we may even have the chance to win, or buy something nice from the market stall or traders present. So how about it? You all know where, so I guess you just need the time now......10.00am till 3.00pm. Should be time enough for a good time!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

His and Hers Birthday Gifts

Narelle has been a very busy girl finishing off this cream and browns/greens quilt that she called 'Double Choc' ... milk chocolate swirls in a white chocolate block ... yummmm!
This quilt was made using a T-block pattern and quilt-as-you-go ... joining each block with a finished half inch strip front and back. She was busy joining for her short visit Wednesday afternoon.

Both quilts were gifted on Saturday night at her brothers surprise 'Big O' birthday party. Her sister-in-law also had a 'Big O' surprise party earlier in the year but the quilts have been in the pipe line till now.
"Double Choc" was for SIL and "Toffee Bon Bon" (below) was for her brother.

Narelle made this log cabin quilt using quilt-as-you-go also ... no strips.

Happy Sewing

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Sewing Day May 2009

Yes despite Ergon ( the local power supply company) giving us notice of a power cut , we ventured forth for a day of sewing in the hall. Lucky for us we were kindly supplied with power from the generator installed to run the council facilities during blackouts in an emergency.
As usual it was the usual procession of In and Out Patchworkers through the door. Maybe we need a name change.
Kerry brought her handwork along , then went to do some paid work for a few hours to return for the afternoon stint.
Sandra brought her finished quilts along ( 2 of them) and continued working on the 3rd. She needs to make a few more yet. Her grandchildren will certainly love all these quilts.

This is the first horses panel completed. There was also an embroidered heart quilt using the techniques learnt at Monto. She is now probably nearly finished the second horse quilt in progress on Wednesday.

Margaret has been inspiring Sandra and has been completing her 3 John Deere quilts for her grandchildren in NZ. This photo shows 1 quilt plus 3 pillows. She has also quilted a panel for her family back in NZ. She certainly has a few busy weeks ahead of her.

Fay has been busy renovating houses and solving car problems so finally got to touch a sewing machine last Wednesday and continued working on her applique house and garden quilt.
See we do actually get stuck into it.

Ruth has finished her third kaliedoscope quilt and is currently working on the fourth. This will be all of her fabric purchased on the shopping trip used up instead of languishing in the cupboard. Anna finally made it along to actually sew with us despite some of us nearly fainting on her arrival. She is working on a small bear quilt. She must have known something about the power as she came for the time while the power was off at home. Narelle finished work and came for the afternoon. Hopefully she will add photos of the afternoon session. Patty has been extremely busy at work so unfortunately could not join us. Kath has been the quiet one lately but is certainly coming along to the Bundaberg Quilters Friendship Day in June.

June 13 will see us entertained at The Family Centre at the Showgrounds for their Friendship Day. There will be raffles , quilts to look at and of course food. Bring along 2 or 3 quilts for show and tell. Further details about time and travelling arrangements should be available for our next sewing day. Hope to see you there.