Thursday, July 11, 2013

Patchwork Day July 10 2013

 Wow!! Is all I can say about our usual patchwork day on Wednesday July 10th. Nearly all of us attended at some time during the day.
Sandra came along, finally happy with the resolution of her embroidery machine problems. I'm glad to hear she is very happy with the outcome. This happiness was evident in her Show and Tell contributions. Here is a close up of her linen embroidery work.

 Here is the whole item. Sandra alsways did superb hand work (and still does)  and she now is a very accomplished machine embroiderer.
She not only uses an embroidery machine but can make lots of quilts also. Here is another curved layer cake project underway. We all helped her sort out the sewing order so no two fabrics touched.
 This is her embroidered shaggy horses quilt. A bit difficult to see but each light square has an embroidered horse picture on it. She is not sure which grandchild will soon own this quilt. Maybe it just might end up on her knees instead.

This is another of Sandra's quilts. This one is for her daughter and has been in the making for a while.

Fay brought along her pink curvy one, finished. She has also started the next project for another granddaughter.
 Margaret came back from a very stressful time away in NZ and made these two bags to keep her busy during that time. The brown one is actually fabric that looks like leather.

 The girls were so impressed with the machine embroidery that they had a mini tutorial on the subject.
 Patty popped in for a quick show and tell and brought her rag rug in the making to show us. Come on girls, we all now know how to use up our ugly fabric and macrame string.
 She has also been busy finishing some UFO"s.

Kerry, Lyn and I sat quietly working on our projects. Narelle and Kath spent their work lunch hour calling in to see us.
Upcoming events to remember are
The Bundaberg Quilters Conmpetitive Quilt Show in August.
The textile competition in the Mt Perry Art Exhibition in September
I am currently organising our shopping/ art gallery trip to Brisbane in August. I will post details when I know more.
Next patchwork day is August 7th
A reminder about XMAS also.Another hint for X, who/what's got the X Factor!!! I'm sure you can do some square thinking for this one.
Catch you next time, Ruth

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