Thursday, June 22, 2017

Down to the wire...

Wednesday was a day of fluff and flurry, the big job of ferrying quilts of all sizes along to be signed in for the exhibition, every item has to be registered, checked off, sorted and stacked
as you see, Lorraine and Karren had everyone under controll while other helpers stacked the quilts in their appropriate piles.

Just a few of the many wonderful items you will have the fun of viewing and purchasing come tomorrow.

Today (Thursday) is 'set up' day, and as I type, gals are working hard to turn the Cottage into an Alladins cave of wonderful goodies and visual treats. Sheila has sent a couple of pics of the set up so far,
The raffle ticket table is always one of the first corners to be set up, those two quilts are stunning, again a very big thank you to New Zealand quilter and tutor Joyce Jones for donating her pattern "Mikasa Sukasa' to us to create our version 'Weroona', and of course the gratitude and thanks of all group members for the creators of these two amazing quilts.
Marie for creating the Weroona flimsey, Lorraine for her tinsy binding stitches and Fiona Bell of The quilting Fairy for quilting Weroona,
Janice for creating the Purple Passion flimsey, Beryl for her tinsy binding stitches and Judy of Furball Farm Quilting for her work on Purple Passion.

Wendy did an terrific job of running our mystery quilt-in which resulted an amazing variety of quilts created by one simple pattern, here is just three of them to give you a taste.

The Lyn Ballinger Challenge is up on display.
You will be able to vote for the one you prefer at the Show.

Just chatted with Pat, she is busy hanging at the cottage, hanging quilts that is... she mentioned that they are running out of room, wondered aloud if perhaps the ceiling would have to be used...
Promises an abundance of works for you to drool over.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Counting down...just days to our Biennial Quilt Exhibition...

and it showed at the last meeting, gals running on high octane, busy, busy, busy. Lots of lovely quilts getting the last stitches in bindings, fussing over seams, pressing and making sure everything is schmick. This is going to be a fantastic quilt exhibition and sale, so if you are in our neck of the woods on the 23rd, 24th, or 25th June make sure you pop in, say hiya, have a cuppa, and feed your soul with the beauties within the Cottage, perhaps even buy yourself a little something to take home and pet, either one of the many crafted goodies our group will have on sale or something from one of the traders stalls.

Ailsa breathed a sigh of relief on finishing the binding of this cutie, some beautiful Japanese florals in this deciptively simple looking quilt.

Di had her version of the Mystery Quilt, freshly finished for inclusion in the Exhibition. Our group was inspired by a display at one of our local sister patchwork groups, the ladies from Mooloolah Valley Quilters had done a mystery quilt as a group, it was a visual treat to see all the different effects achieved by different colour palets and placements, we were so inspired that we elected Wendy to run our version of a Mystery Quilt to be displayed at our Exhibition, can't wait to see them all lined up.

Marie was spotted at the beginning of the quilt creation process, cutting beautiful fabrics for yet another 'William Morris' quilt.
Being the super organised and talented lass that she is, all her exhibition quilts are finished and ready to roll.

Now I have a tale to tell on this beauty, Sue W. who does beautiful needleturn with the tinsiest stitches was sorta muttering about 'I reckon this will be my last needleturn'...well I have heard those words fall from her mouth before, in fact if I remember rightly it was just before the last quilt Suz, just start planning the next one.
a closer peek at the beautiful work and the butterfly all over quilting done for Sue by Esther, her fave longarm quilter.

Karen was just finishing up her hexie panel that will be used to create...
another one of these darlings
Isn't it the cutest?
Now as is our wont, we have the Cottage display cabinet full of delicious little patchwork goodies this month to coincide with our quilt exhibition, and Karen has two more cuties in the display, so lots of visual treaties if you visit our show, oh and of course, lots of treaties for your tummy too, arvo teas and delish sangers are to be had for a very reasonable amount.

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