Thursday, April 18, 2019

'Biggest Morning Tea' with retro show and tell

We held a 'Biggest Morning Tea' fundraiser for the Cancer Council of NSW recently, with a quilty focus. It was rare rainy morning, but members turned out and helped us to raise over $1100, through a small entry fee, a raffle and a craft stall. Outrthanks to everyone who contributed by organising, providing delicious food, running the craft stall, showing quilts, and supporting the fund raising activities so generously - we all have more knowledge and experience with the impacts of cancer than we would like, so it is good to be able to support research and treatment while enjoying our shared interest in quilting.

Marilyn O won the the very handsome quilt we raffled and it has already been claimed by her son.
The beautifully made top was donated to our
community program, then quilted by
Yvette and bound by Pat.
During the morning tea, three of our members agreed to provide a cameo of their quilting practice from their early efforts to recent finishes by showing us a number of quilts made over time. It was very much enjoyed, but unfortunately a camera glitch means we have no photos! However, later discussion, particularly of Helen's group quilts selection prompted Louise W and Janet to each bring in two quilts made in past group activities in the Tuesday evening group ... and now we're thinking about revisiting a friendship quilt exercise, which some of our newer members have never done.

Louise's round robin quilts, made during the early 2000s

Janet's round robin made with the same guidelines
looks quite different.

Louise and Janet were in the same ‘Row by Row’ group way
back about 2004, and both still have their quilts made by group
members. Can you see the same guidelines in the rows?

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