Thursday, September 17, 2009

Lunch/High Tea

We enjoyed a “High Tea” which is really lunch, at the Shangri La Hotel’s Rose Veranda to say farewell to Melinda who is leaving us and heading to Shanghai with her family. Lots of yummy food, 102 different teas to choose from and a scrumptious dessert buffet.  Best wishes for your new adventures Melinda – we’ll miss you and your wonderful classes – and we look forward to hearing about the quilting and fabric opportunities in China.


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

New - Block of the Month Lucky Draw

We've started a Block of the Month Lucky Draw.  First draw is October and the theme is anything Christmas.  Blocks should be 8" (8 1/2" unfinished) and any technique.  Each block you contribute equals one entry in the Lucky Draw to win all the blocks for that month.   The winner will then choose theme for the next Lucky Block Draw.

September Show & Tell

Thanks to Michele for hosting today. For those of us living at ground level it was a novelty to watch the big tropical storm from up high!  The rain was so heavy, we stayed and watched quilting videos – what a treat.
Get Well wishes to Miranda – we hope your recovery is swift and also to Kathy who we hope is out and about again soon.
The first pic is Michele and her Eye Spy quilt for one of her grandsons.
IMG_6959 and a close-up
then some of Michele’s nine-pach blocks, intended for a Disappearing Nine Patch quilt design, also in Eye Spy fabrics.
IMG_6962Christina made this stunner from a pattern which was a Mystery Quilt pattern.  She machine quilted it herself on a long-arm machine, which you can “rent” for the job at shops in the US.  What a great idea!
IMG_6963and another one
IMG_6964It really has been SOOO hot and we haven’t had any rain for a while, so when it hit today, the temperature plummeted to about 26c and some of us felt Quite Cold!