Betty was up to her ears in admin jobs, but gave me a sneak peek at these two blocks, a QAYG stack and slash, lovely oriental fabrics joined with black bias,
Some of the interesting stitches that Betty has used.
Do you remember this lovely lady??
Copyright back in June 2009 enforcing the view that really, what it all boils down to, is plain old fashioned good manners...
....well in the spirit of giving, Judy is launching the Sunshine Coast chapter of the Linus Project - a project started over 20 years ago in America to give blankets to children in hospital.
This project is not just for accomplished quilters... as Judy's Press release asks us :-
'Have you ever thought of making quilts for children and others in need who live in your own community?'
'Are you interested in being involved in the creation of quilts for those in need, even though your not an experienced patch worker?'
'Do you have a stash of patchwork fabrics that you no longer need and would like to donate with a view to helping others?'
The Sunshine Linus group is holding its inaugural monthly gathering on:
Monday 7th June 2010
at the Patchwork Angel Patchwork Shop, Mons Road, Forest Glen
The gathering will commence at 9:30a.m. and finish at approx. 2:30p.m.
You will need to take along: Your Lunch; your great ideas; your enthusiasm, and your willing fingers.A wonderful and worthy effort, do toddle along if you can,... meet Judy and other gals from the area.
My mobile rang while at the cottage....yeah, I know......almost unbelievable......must be 30 years since it last rang....
It was a call from Heather, way over in W.A., well that mobile phone went from Marcia, to a big halloo from Wendy, to a bit of a goss in the carpark with Gwen......
When I finally got home Heather and I started chatting on Skype, great invention that, Heather had many interesting tales to tell, of Red Bulls and planes landing on the front lawn!!?? but the best bit of news was this wonderful WIP, a 'quilt to be' for her Son
Not a real good pic, ... it was my first go at the Skype 'take a pic' thingy.......I was lucky to find the blessed saved file, really I was. So, ...what you are seeing, - the left of the pic is the unit's living room, then the WIP, well, at least a fair whack of it, and that little elfin face peeking around the WIP edge, well, of course that is Heather. Heck folks, I have to tell you that the colours on the Skype screen were so much richer.
Marcia is finally going to explain the intricacies of the Disappearing 9-Patch to us in a workshop on 28th April. It's suggested you pre-cut your 9 patch squares prior to the tutorial. See the notice board for details...
And then gals, it was time for arvo tea,