Saturday, April 30, 2011

…and a few more Show & Tell

I confess to losing these photos in amongst 100’s of others from various sources and have just re-discovered them.  They were taken at a get-together in February.  Many of us had been away for extended periods over Christmas/Summer/School Holidays and we hadn’t had many things to show


Christina had made a small Star in Red, White & Blue, which is going towards a project in the US for soldiers serving in conflicts.


Another one showing that we don’t just sit, chat, complain about the heat and drink coffee when we meet


Confession time…..I cannot remember who did this…hope someone can enlighten me (you all know my memory is shocking)


Lots of Quilt As You Go blocks for Flood Relief victims in Australia and earthquake victims in NZ, as well as some finished tops and quilts.  It was a great way to use up lots of scraps and odd fabrics and do something useful at the same time.

See Jan’s Blogs Sew Many Quilts and Oz Comfort Quilts for more information


Chris’s octagons which are looking fabulous too.

Friday, April 29, 2011

April Show & Tell

Debbie First Quilt Class

Debbie had just finished hand-piecing this quilt in a Beginner’s Class and is now hand-quilting it. It looks super!


Debbie has also finished the lovely baby quilt

Debbie Close Up

and a close-up of the gorgeous applique bees and flowers

Kathy Tortilla warmer

Kathy has been busy making a “Tortilla Warmer” – what a great idea

Kathy Baby Quilt

…and she has also made a cute baby quilt

Marianne Textile Art Postcards

Marianne has been busy hand-dying lots of lovely fabrics and making these wonderful fabric postcards

Charity Quilts Japan

Some of our members have been making quilts for the Japan to help with the Tsunami Disaster, at one of our local quilt shops.  These are two they helped quilt

Quilts Japan

…and a close-up of the machine-quilting by Sandra

Elizabeth Quilt

As we hadn’t done a Show & Tell for a while, Elizabeth showed us her stunning hand-pieced quilt – a Karen Cunningham (from Australia) design.  This one is quite breathtaking “in the flesh” and was way too big for any of us to hold up off the dirty floor!


and a couple of close-ups. 


Elizabeth had the quilt machine-quilted in Oz by (I forget!)


Her fussy cutting was exquisite