Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Finale 2013

Final patchwork day for 2013 rolled around last Wednesday with a good number of ladies able to squeeze in one last get together.

Margaret brought along some cute show and tell.

Di also had some pretty items for show and tell.

Sandra was keeping herself busy.

Kerry was busy giving guidance to her beautiful daughter and also had time to finish off a long awaited UFO.

Rachel was busy planning and ironing.

Narelle had finished the dishcloth she started last time and started her 2nd cloth which was finished the night before gifting.

Margaret was busy finishing this beautiful machine embroidery doily and basket set.

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Health New Year filled with lots of creative sewing.

See you all back on Monday 20th January 2014

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

More Breakup Day Notes

Gee, we were busy. We seemed to spend a fair amount of time sitting at this table instead of the sewing ones.
 I didn't get much sewing done, from Narelle's photos I don't think too many of us did.
 I also have a photo of Sandra's  X gift but for modesty reasons I have not uploaded it. Further discussions will follow on next years Gift ideas.
Have a great day, next week on the 18th for our extra day. I have checked my roster now and you guessed it, at work instead of patchwork.
Have a Happy and safe Christmas and I'll catch up with you all in January.

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Break-up Day In Pictures




Our Table Set for Lunch

Secret Santa Gifts ready to swap

Not sure if we can technically call it our break-up day as we've managed to squeeze another Patchwork Day in on Wednesday the 18th December.

Merry Christmas

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Catch Up Post.

Hi everybody, after last patchwork day I promised some photos taken on the Iphone of the quilts for Show and Tell. Well despite my best efforts, they are still happily on the said phone and have not been transferred to me. I have found a couple of projects from previous patchwork days to show you.
 This is an original design by Lyn of some appliqued flowers in her wallhanging. Lyn has kindly offered to teach us how to do some Roman Blind Sewing in the New Year . She used to operate a soft Furnishings business in past days until coming to Mt Perry a short while ago so should be able to teach us those techniques well.

This is one of Sandra's WIP, hopefully by now it is finished. I think I may have showed a photo of us helping her with the colour placement before the bias binding went on.

Now for our Christmas Dinner on November 30th 2013. Hopefully I have it correct, about the XMAS project. One has to provide gifts starting with each of the 4 letters in XMAS, to a value of $20 in total, not each.
The rules are one must be food. Each item has to be individually wrapped and then all wrapped up in one parcel. Please update if this is incorrect. I have listed in a previous post what our menu will be, so please update if that has changed also.
Hope you all had a good day today, I will be looking for some photos and I once again apologise for the lack of them from last time. By the way, has there been some good storm rain in those hills yet?
I hope so, but remember we don't need too much like last time we were all praying for it.
Catch you on Nov 30th

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Handmade Markets

Hi ladies, these are the dates for the markets that I was telling you about when I ducked up for lunch last patchwork day.

The Handmade Expo Market for making, baking and growing is held at the main pavilion on 
Kendalls Road, Bundaberg (opposite airport).

Saturdays 9am - 2pm

30th November
21st December
1st February
1st March
5th April

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Patchwork Day By Distance: 2

The girls are coming, the girls are coming.  Yay! The Mt Perry Quilters travelled down, over or across to Narelle's place (me) today for a sewing good time. Work keeps me from joining in each month except for a quick visit at lunchtimes sometimes, so as it was school holidays and I was home; Patchwork Day was held at my home.

First order of business was to put the kettle on and break out the cupcakes. Then it was down to the real business of sewing. A quickish lunch break out on the verandah while enjoying a cool breeze

and then back to the sewing machines.  Not only was it a lovely day getting together, there was also lots of progress happening.

Margaret finished off her stunning quilt and then kept working on her bag.

Fay had made a start on her bag and was able to present the finished article by day's end.

Di was making great headway on her beautiful paper pieced blocks.

Kerry was full steam ahead and made this sweet bag from start to finish.

I'm pleased to have my Christmas swag all sewn up. Just adding some reindeer buttons between each flag for the finishing touch.

Nice to see Ruth was able to join in from a distance and get some sewing done. You were missed Ruth as were the other girls not able to join us.

Thanks everyone for the best day and I do hope I'll be able to get back into the swing of things next year ... fingers crossed.

Narelle    >^..^<

Patchwork Day by Distance, Some Admin notes, Invitation

We have received an invitation for a Quilty Day Out. The Lemon-Jos Quilters at Mundubbera are having an Airing of the Quilts"  We are all aware of the flood devastation that happened in January 2013 along the Burnett River, with the Mundubbera Bowling Club nestled on its banks suffering flooding nearly over its roof. Well the Lemon-Jos quilters are having a fund raising afternoon airing their quilts around the bowling club green to assist the Club and they need our support. I am sure that the actual shop Lemon Jos will be open for shopping during the morning but we can check with Alicia if that will be so. RSVP for catering to 0428654254.  
I unfortunately cannot attend as I am on night shift that particular weekend, but I will send in a donation to this worthy cause.
The girls have travelled away from the Perry Hall today  to Kalliwa to visit Narelle and have a sewing day at her place. I have been doing patchwork by distance today and was asked to show my sewing on our blog. I am pleased to say I have the borders finally attached to the Baby 2 Quilt. Last patchwork day I sewed an orange strip in between the yellow and batik strips. This was subsequently replaced with the turquoise strip. Much better. Now to make the back from the leftover fabric. Then the fun part really begins. Yes, the quilting.

On an admin note, while hunting around on the internet I ended up at the Pandora site and yes our blog has been archived 3 times and is hopefully due for archiving in November again. I feel that this is an achievement and hope we have successfully contributed to our cultural history through this medium.
Hope you all had a good day and achieved lots of sewing.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Christmas Preparations In September

Hi Girls
What a roll up at Patchwork today. After a vigourous discussion regarding our Christmas celebrations, we decided that we don't really wish to roll out the door after eating too much food. Our venue and menu was decided on, we are self catering at the Hall on Friday November 29th.
Ruth and Fay are providing the meat dishes, Patty is bringing a tossed salad and some fruit,  Margaret is bringing some Rice salad and a White Chocolate Cheesecake, Kerry is quiche making and a chocolate slice, Sandra has been nominated for bringing a Potato Salad and Rum Balls, Narelle has been nominated to bring some  beetroot and pineapple and some nibblies for morning tea. Di is bringing the Trifle and dinner rolls, Lyn cause she is the poultry owner has been nominated to bring some stuffed eggs and if Kath can attend, her Christmas Mince Pies will be most  welcome.
Patty and Kassey are holding up the Creative Textiles banner we made for the Mt Perry Annual Art Exhibition.  Glad to hear that three of us actually had entries in the competition. Well done Lyn, Patty and Di.
Catch you next time at Narelle's I hope. Ruth

Thursday, September 12, 2013

August Happenings away from Mt Perry

 Tuesday morning August 20th saw some of us leave quite early for a shopping trip en route to the Art Gallery in Brisbane to view the very old quilts on display there. First shop to visit was the Gympie Patchwork Factory. The owner certainly knew how to endear herself, by asking us " tea or coffee" as soon as we walked in the door. She also wished to know where were we from.
 We also found another patchwork shop called Pazzazz in the main street of Gympie  and a dress shop, a gift shop and then it was a short drive down the road to Cooroy. A quick stop at a coffee shop after a visit to Cooroy Drapery had us revived for the next leg of our trip. I have since found out that one of my old school mates owns the High Tea Licious shop in Cooroy serving all home made baked goodies along with a wide selection of teas, so we'll have to book in there next time.
Down the highway, we stopped at The Patchwork Angel at Forest Glen.
 Loading the car by then was starting to get a bit tricky, but we still managed to find space.
We swung east off the Bruce Highway and detoured into Caloundra where we found Brian's Fabrics and Kimz Sewing very close to each other.  Back out onto the highway briefly before we went west and found Morayfield Sewing arriving there half an hour before closing time. We stayed the night in the Spring Hill area wandering down to the night life place of the Valley for dinner in a very busy Chinese Restaurant. They say to judge the food quality by the busy ness factor and they certainly are correct.
 Next morning saw us in the City, lining up again at a Coffee Shop and this was one next door as well. Note the recycled furniture.  We finally made it to the Art Gallery to be amazed at what those people from years ago made. One of my favourites was the hexagon quilt made of army woollen fabric. We visited Gardams Fabrics in Edward St on our walk back to the train station, then we stopped at Stumers Sewing at Strathpine on the way home. So our total of sewing shops was nine. There are actually a few we did not visit so these will have to wait for next trip. That's if you can stand the pace.

Earlier in August the Bundaberg Quilters held their first ever Competitive Quilt Show. Patty and I are both members of Bundy Quilters also. I managed to win the Best Domestic Machine Quilting Award for my quilt "solar system " and feel honoured that this is now a cover photo on their facebook page.
 Patty's sister Denise who has strong links to Mt Perry had to enter her quilts in the Open section and was thrilled to get 2 places for her scrappy quilts.

Here are some more photos of some prize winning quilts.

 I made this art quilt for the Mt Perry Fine Arts Competition a few years back and was thrilled to get a 2nd in the Open Art category.
 I was also amazed that my Japanese kaleidoscope quilt got 3rd in the machine pieced category.
 I liked this sashiko quilt that received first place in the amateur category.  Some of you have been working in this style.
I also liked this Applique quilt.
 Here is one of the intrepid security guards who looked after the quilts on the Saturday night. I had a great time camping over doing that job with her. I made sure I took a photo of every prize winner. Much easier doing that when there were no quilt show visitors.

 I must also apologise for the lengthy delay in uploading all of these photos. A few IT problems, a few family conferences to attend and the ever present work commitments has caused the problems.

I have managed some sewing and this is the second baby quilt. Now about to get its borders added.

I hope to see you all next Wednesday, Sept 18th at the hall again.