Sunday, June 23, 2013

Upcoming Event

Quilt Show

First ever competitive quilt show by
Bundaberg Quilters Inc

Saturday August 10th
Sunday August 11th2013

Open to public 10am – 4pm

At Family Centre, in the old Showgrounds, Kensington St Bundaberg

Entry by gold coin donation; raffle; morning tea and light lunch will be on sale at reasonable prices

Sponsored by Quilters Shack, Fabric Palette, ABC Beads & Crafts, Teacups Quilts & Niceties, Corbett’s Sewing Centre, Patchwork on Pallas, Professional Quilting Service, Arts Plus, Howard Drapery, Spotlight Bundaberg, Queensland Quilters.
 For further information contact: Ailsa Koloi on 4151 3760
Or    Rosemary Morris on 41548554

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Where Is The Sun?

Ok, so the title has nothing to do with the content but I'm beginning to wonder if I will ever see a lovely sunny day to coincide with a day at home.  9.30 and still a heavy fog ... will my washing dry?

To get back on track with some quilting content, this is the quilt I made for my son and his lovely new bride in April this year. Seems these wavey quilts are very popular.

I've also been plugging away at my workshop mystery quilt and have gone with the initial layout.


Looks a bit jumbled yet but also looks like there may have been some sun out that day.

Now that the roadworks have finished in town Kath and I may be able to pop up next patchwork day to see what the girls have been up to. 

Happy Stitching for now from Narelle

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Sewing Day June 12 2013 Information

 A pleasant day in the Hall, good company, an excellent catch up of all things quilty. Even the vibrations from the rollapak machine doing the road repairs outside were not quite enough to destroy our day.
 Lyn is showing her recently completed wall hanging  She also had us all intrigued by her bookbinding efforts after a workshop in Bundaberg. She even has found the time to design 2 more quilts and has made a start on one after purchasing fabric.
 Sandra was impressed with Fay's curvy quilts from our last day, so decided to visit Fay for a lesson and she is nearly finished this beauty. Amazing what you can achieve with some inspiration and assistance from a friend.

Next patchwork day is July 10th, after the school holidays. Also plan ahead for Christmas. House Rules are
bring along 4 gifts from the letters XMAS to swap. One must be food to share for the day. No more than $5 each in value. You must contribute to receive.  Some suggestions have been M for material,M and M's,  A for applique, apple pie, S for sewing thread, X for Xray film for templates. So start thinking outside the box.
Patty also announced the theme for the Mt Perry Art Exhibition in September is eMotion, lots of ways to interpret this. Check for further details, as she is setting the size rules this week for the brochures.
I also brought along my Mt Perry Quilters Blog Book I had printed. Amazing how many items we have finished. These books can be made to order through the Blog2print website.

A quick snapshot of my recent handiwork. Our house is like a patchwork quilt, bits restored here and there. I am hoping to complete some more of this work soon, then just maybe , we may be able to have a "retreat" sewing on the  restored veranda sometime before Christmas. Does anyone feel like learning how to remove paint? We might be able to sew sooner if you care to climb the ladders with me. You all said you are enjoying House Rules on the television. By the way those windows are earmarked for replacement.
Don't forget the competitive Bundaberg Quilt Show in August, looks like it could be a bit busy for the rest of the year. Catch you in July, Ruth.