Wednesday, August 31, 2011


To finish off the winter, here are three stunning pieces from our members!

Pegasus is Susan's very FIRST attempt at foundation piecing!
Can you see how tiny some of the pieces are?
What will she be producing when she's a had a bit of experience?

Georgie's beautiful Cranes are also foundation pieced, with many tiny pieces.
Great perspective, and sense of flight..

Jo's Paris Street is based on a photo taken by her son when he was on a student exchange a couple of years ago.  It is finished just in time for his 21st birthday.

Can't you just see them all in our exhibition in April 2012?

Slow burners ...

Life in the slower lane has much to recommend it. 
These community quilts have been slowly developing to their full maturity ...

The garden version of our 2008 fabric challenge has been the work of many hands, and will now go to its home through one of our community quilts recipients. Some close ups of blocks in this quilt can be seen here. Its companion piece, the beach quilt was donated to the Far West Centre at Manly.

The four quilts below have been made over the last year, again by many hands, for Down Syndrome NSW, where they will be used in several of its programs for babies born with Down syndrome, and to make their families feel at home. 
Each one measures about 45" square.  They will be handed over to their new owners next week, where they will be used and washed often, and much appreciated.

The origins of this collection are described in this post.

Thanks to everyone who works on all our community quilts, donates fabric, and encourages our efforts.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Canberra Quilters Exhibition: award winners

Photos of the 63 award winners from the 2011 Canberra Quilters Exhibition (held 11th - 14th August) can now be viewed on their website here.  Click on the photos to see an enlargement.

Congratulations to the winners - beautiful quilts.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

BIG finish!

Jo's black, cream and vermilion quilt reaches the floor over a queen size bed - it's big!  And the blocks are proportionately large. 

They are set straight, not on point, and Jo used a quilt-as-you-go method to manage it's size. She has quilted an original design in a black and white variegated thread (which does not show up in the photo).

Crafty Monday show and tell

Miriam taught the Monday quilters how to make button bouquets that will be for sale on the craft stall at the 2012 Fairholme Quilters Exhibition

And there were quilts ...

Val said she had to think hard about how to tilt these log cabin blocks ... how did she do it? This quilt will be raffled for World Vision.

One of Loraine's grandchildren will have fun 'decoding' this quilt ... bunnies for Rabbitoh's fans, tartan for a Scottish connection, a Dutchman's Puzzle for a Dutch link... there's a little block of soccer balls, and rocket ship in a star ... and other messages. Cryptic!

Click on the photos for a closer view.

Thanks for the photos Sue!