Sunday, September 26, 2010

St Ives Quilters 2010 Exhibition

Friday 8th and Saturday 9th October 2010

10.00 am - 4.00 pm each day

St Ives Community Church Hall
32 Horace Street ( Link Road)
St Ives
Featured quilter, the late Narelle Grieve

Craft stall and 2 quilt shops, refrshments

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bus trip - 6th November, Southern Highlands

The cost will be $35 per person. There are 35 places available on the bus. So it will be a case of first in, best dressed (which means you get a seat!)

Payments will be accepted at meetings starting 27 September until all seats are filled or 12 October.
Itinerary for Saturday, 6th November 2010
8 am: Coach will pick up participants at Beecroft Railway Station. Beecroft station has carparks on both sides and parking on Saturdays is readily available, especially in the east side carpark.

Travel via M2 and M7 to Southern Highlands.

10 ish:  Arrive in Berrima. Morning tea will be provided.

Visit Berrima Patchwork and/or Peppergreen.

11.30: Depart from Berrima and head to Bowral for lunch and shopping in My Place.

Participants will provide or buy their own lunch.

1 pm:  Depart from Bowral for Mittagong. Coach will park centrally in shopping area and participants can visit Village Quilt and Patchwork Shop, and/or Timeless Threads.

2.30 pm: Depart Mittagong shopping area for Japanache.

3.15 pm: Departure time for return trip. Expected arrival time back at Beecroft is 5 – 5.30pm.

Berrima Patchwork
21 Old Hume Hwy, Berrima
open 10am – 4pm
02 4877 1382

Village Quilt and Patchwork Shop
5 Station St, Mittagong
open 9am – 5pm
02 4871 1929

Timeless Threads
107 Main Street, Mittagong
02 4872 4770

Unit 2, 6-8 Cavendish St, Mittagong
02 4871 1388

My Place
19 Boolwey St, Bowral
02 4862 2196

Cherrybrook Quilters exhibition this weekend

Cherrybrook Quilters Inc are holding their exhibition

'Warm Hearts - Cool Quilts'
25th and 26th September
10 am - 4 pm both days.

Cherrybrook Uniting Church, New Line Road Cherrybrook (opposite Cherrybrook public school).

Entry $6.00 - proceeds go to The Kolling Institute for Ovarian Cancer Research.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Quiltsmith - antique quilt show and tell, and more ....

If you like antique quilts and are free on 31st October, you might be interested in the afternoon of antique quilt show and tell that Quiltsmith is having.  Check out the details here:

And if you like hexagons, you should check out the post immediately before, dated 12th September.

Guest speaker: Maree Gebhardt

Tuesday 28th September 7.45 pm

Maree will address:
  • quilt valuation
  • labels
  • cataloguing your quilts 
  • reason for cataloguing
Both groups are very welcome.  If you would like to come along, please let either DinaJanet or Elaine Bright know.

Our thanks to Jo Phillips for her recent talks on preparing our quilts for professional long-arm quilting - yougave us a great insight into how to achieve the result we want by working with the quilter.

Do you have a topic you would like to be addressed by a guest speaker, or do you have a particular guest speaker to suggest?  Contact Dina or Lyn, or leave a message in the Communication Book. 

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Very quick pinwheels - video tutorial

Here's a short video tutorial on a very quick way to make pinwheels four at a time. The tutor is Jenny, from the Missouri Star Quilt Company.  It was mentioned on Southern Cross Quilters earlier this week, and Jenny Bowker suggested (very sensibly) that if you cut the squares on the bias to begin with, you will end up with the straight-of-grain on the block edges, and a useful little pile of triangles for something else:

Of course, some of you will have been making them like this forever .... others of us  are just catching on.

Sarah Fielke designs fabric

Sydney based quilter, teacher, writer, blogger and now fabric designer Sarah Fielke (co-author of the Material Obsession books) has designed a fabric line called 'Little Things', for Lecien that will be released later in the year in Australia.  She has posted a preview and a give-away on the blog, The Last Piece.

Where has September gone?

Where has September gone  - can it really be the 18th already?

Here are some photos from Tuesday night group, over the last couple of weeks.

Pam's one fabric quilt is almost finished, in rich, earthy tones with a flash of scarlet.  Detail of Pam's hand quilted leaves below:

Elle learned to dye silk at school, and produced this lustrous colour mix.

We had another productive Community Quilts Day last Thursday - a small, but dedicated team continued to work on the One Step Beyond quilt tops, adding borders, making backings and bindings, cutting batting and finishing off the cutting and restitching of the blocks for the second quilt to be made from the "oceans" colours.  Five quilt tops have emerged from Jane's plan for one .... a real team effort, from both Monday and Tuesday groups. 
And good progress was made on two I-spy tops.
Photos next time when the camera actually comes out of the bag!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Community Quilts

Heather used a quilt-as-you-go technique to complete this quilt from a donated panel - she cut it into blocks, sashed, quilted and re-joined it.  A bigger job that it seemed at first ....

And here are the other two One Step Beyond quilts made by Monday members, with floral and oriental fabrics, that will have their border added at the next Community Quilts day (16th September):

And one Ocean top, made from blocks contributed by Tuesday evening members .... there are enough blocks remaining to make another quilt:

Bonnets for "Roses from the Heart"

Bonnets made by Tuesday evening members for the Christina Henri's Roses from the Heart project.  Thanks Heather, for organising us, and sending our bonnets on to Christina.

Read about Roses from the Heart here.

Hunters Hill Quilters and Epping Quilters exhibitions

Kathy has provided a great "wrap" of the recent Hunter's Hill Quilters exhibition on her Material Obsession blog.  Lots of photos of the quilts to enjoy if you couldn't make it, or to enjoy again if you did.

Epping Quilters On Show will be at Thornleigh Community Centre on Friday and Saturday 10th - 11th September.