Friday, October 26, 2012

Birthday Blocks

Some of the ladies have been busy working on a block of the Month:

Here is Donna's teapot block:

Elizabeth also bought in her quilt to show:

Aren't the colours fabulous!

This week Marianne is celebrating her birthday and on Tuesday they presented her with the birthday blocks they had made in black, white and red.

Thank you ladies for such beautiful blocks!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Quilters in Singapore Lunch 2012

It's that time of year again when quilters living in Singapore gather to share lunch and craft.
It was quite a large turn out, with lots of interesting stalls, including a tatting demonstration!  This year there was no judging so the pressure was off. Instead, entrant's names were put in a hat and many won great prizes from the sponsors. 

Martina did a great job.
Everyone who attended received a generous goody bag!
Elizabeth drew the winning ticket for the charity quilt that she had donated this year.
                                                                     Here's the lucky winner.                                                                                                                         
Here's some of the entries from ANZA...


Outside inspiration...
One from the British Club, I imagine!
This quilt was beautiful.
And finally...
Speeches were made and flowers and prizes were given, the food was good and all-in-all it was a great day!
P.S. Kate is wearing a jacket made from a quilt.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Lots of Colour!

As beautiful as Singapore is, sometimes you can feel a little 'greened' out! So its great to head off to ANZA quilters for a little colour injection. 

Marianne demonstrated  that her flair for colour is not limited to quilting and dyeing fabrics.In her self made skirt the vibrant fabric is perfectly balanced by the black panel. Great look. Very cute baby's quilt too.

Now I couldn't be more impressed with this quilt. The colours are so cheerful and there's no holes (my term for when a colour blurs with the background), but also, the quilting is so meticulous. Jesse, a new member, welcome!, used the embroidery hoop on her machine, and incredible patience, to create an effect that was well worth the effort.

Finally this quilt can see the light of day. After months of sewing the octagons, (yes hexagons would have been a lotttt easier) the maker banished this quilt to the cupboard, but  can now face it. Some good examples of the 'holes' I mentioned earlier.  I'm not being mean, it's mine!

And finally...

A lot of us are off to the 'Quilters of Singapore' lunch tomorrow. Great to spend time with other fabric lovers and see what the rest of the quilting community has been up to this year. Kate is modelling Elizabeth's charity quilt! Kate and Alison have contributed a lot of effort to making the lunch a success and we thank them.

So there are many vibrant colours to be found in Singapore, and, to be honest, being surrounded by greenery is a great way to live!