Thursday, July 30, 2009

Victorian Quilters Showcase

In amongst the shoppping, galleries and lots of eating out, Alison managed to visit the major Quilt Show of the year last weekend in Melbourne.

Here's the link to all the winners -

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Mini Workshop

Thanks to Miranda for hosting today and also giving us a demonstration of a different technique for a quilt-as-you-go project.

As requested, here are some recipes for recent cakes we have enjoyed!


1/2 cup dried apricots - chopped; 1/2 cup prunes - chopped; 1 cup sultanas; 2 tablespoons butter - melted; 2 cups SR flour; 1 cup brown sugar; 1 cup boiling water; 1 egg - beaten;

Mix together well. Bake in loaf tin at 180C for approx 45 mins.


6oz margarine; 6oz caster sugar; 3 eggs; 12oz SR flour; 2 tablespoons milk; finely grated rind of 2 lemons or oranges;

LEMON OR ORANGE SYRUP – Juice of 2 lemons or oranges; 4 oz sugar

Cream margarine and sugar, beat in eggs one at a time. Fold in flour, add milk and grated rind. Bake in a 20cm round tin, in moderate oven (180c) for 1 hour or until cooked and golden brown. Allow to cool in tin. When almost cool, cut slits in top of cake and “drizzle” with syrup so that it soaks into cake.

To make syrup, mix strained juice with sugar.

ANZA Quilters Reunion

On a recent visit to Victoria, Dal attended a reunion of some former ANZA Quilters group members.
They enjoyed High Tea at Werribee Mansion in Melbourne and even had Show and Tell.

Debbie showed her quilt made from the friendship blocks the Group gave her. She has a photo of the group
in the centre of the quilt.


From left to right :  Helen, Erna, Peta, Debbie and Sarlene.