Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Paducah 2011 winners

Winners at the American Quilter's Society 27th Annual Quilt Show & Contest , being held this week in Paducah, Kentucky have been posted on the American Quilter's Society website, with photos.

Pam Hill from Brisbane has taken out a major award for workmanship.

A cup of tea and a good bit of time is in order to look at them all.  Thanks to Lisa Walton for the link.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Springwood Community Quilt Show

Friday 29th April - Sunday 1st May 2011
9-5pm Friday and Saturday, 10-4 Sunday

Springwood High School Hall, off Grose Road, Faulconbridge

Visit the Springwood Community Quilters show blog to see the raffle quilt, and read about the range of traders who will be at the show.

Reminder: Berry Quilt and Craft Show is also on this weekend.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Beyond the square .....

Maureen made a pieced background, and appliqued some 'paper pieced bits and bobs from her stash'  in a clever way ... we look forward to seeing how she quilts it.

Jo took a class with Kay Haerland, in more radical techniques for embellishment to produce an organic landscape - there's a chocolate wrapper in there, threads, improvised lace .... photo coming of the landscape she made last weekend in a workshop with Gloria Loughman.

Charity quilts 3 - dates for sewing days

The next Sewing Day for our community quilts project is on Thursday, April 21
at Pennant Hjills Learning and Leisure Centre, Warne St, Pennant Hills.

Dates for the rest of 2011 are as follows 3rd Thursday of the month, from 10.00 am:

April 21
May 19
June 16
July 21
August 18
September 15
October 20
November 17

Charity quilts 2

Another excellent use of small(ish) strips of any width from the stash or scrap basket, these three top were put together by Georgie from blocks contributed by members.  The strips are attached to an 11 1/2 inch foundation, and those who've made them have been enjoying digging strips out of the stash.

More blocks would be welcome!
These quilts are earmarked for donation to a 'grandparents who are parents again' support organisation.

Charity quilts 1

We have a good list of charities to make quilts for this year - here are some in various stages of completion:

 These two drunkard's paths are made with gorgeous colour saturated fabrics

 More saturated colour for a playful quilt for a child ....

..... and this scrap beauty that emerged from stash fabrics collected during Robyn's 'purple phase .... a wonderful idea for all those little bits and pieces that are just too good to throw away!

(Thanks for the photos, Sue)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Grandchildren's show and tell

Our grandchildren have beautiful quilts - and here are some of the latest

Heather's granddaughter in Canada will love these bugs in bottles with lolly pop coloured sashings and bindings

Sharon's eldest grandson is into space, stars and rockets.  Aren't the rocket blocks cleverly simple and effective?

Berry Quilt and Craft Show

9.30am- 4pm
Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1 May 2011
School of Arts, Alexandra Street, Berry
(on the NSW South Coast).

$5 entry fee for adults and free entry for children.