Friday, May 20, 2016

New members, new quilts ...

We've welcomed a number of new members to Fairholme this year, and we are really enjoying getting to know them and their quilts:

Diana is an experienced quilter, and brought one of her favourite
quilts along for her first show and tell. We look forward to seeing more.
Elaine B is not a new member, but she has used new skills
in making this quilt. It was in our recent show, but it  now has
some additional quilting, after a close finish for the show.
Julie is also an experienced quilter. Her quilt-as-you-go quilt
has panels cut from a cloud print surrounded by watery batik
prints - very calming and a clever use of the feature fabric
(which was, of course, bought for something else entirely!)
When Linda's Year 9 Design and Technology students completed
 the curriculum requirements before the very end of the school
year, she taught them to make simple applique patches, and had
them research how community groups like quilt guilds
contribute to their local communities.
The students donated their blocks for Linda to make up into
quilts to be donated to community causes. Her use of rich prints
adds great texture and depth to the students' block. These two
will be donated to foster children via QuiltNSW

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