but first, some lovely quilts shared with us by Jacqueline.
A closer look at the colourful Noahs Ark, made for one of Jacqueline's grandies.
Cute 'I Spy' in a four patch format.
Appliqued cats captured in all of their fun loving activities.
Jacqueline also used that lovely sashing as her backing on this beauty. Her 3 quilts are all for her lucky Grandies.
Michelle is following in Jackies footsteps with another of those vibrant and intricately embroidered, felt applique stitcheries. Will this one be a cushion or a wall hanging? or has Michelle another plan?
Cheryl had some lovelies to share with us, some sweet mug mats, machine embroidered 'Love' declarations with beautiful quilted hearts.
Karen had some info to share, lots of info actually, first cab off the rank is the great idea (Thanks Wendy) to create bunting to decorate the outside of the Cottage for our Quilt Show. Karen bought along some lovely examples made by herself and other gals. - The idea is to either use an 'orphan' block or make one up, sandwich and quilt it, either bag or bind the little lovely and put a cute little quilters saying on it, front or back as well as sign it - if you don't have a suitable pen Karen can help you out.
Karen would like us all to make at least one of these and get them to her A.S.A.P. please.
Other info was regarding the Challenge,
"As the quilt show is themed all around flowers and gardens, it was decided to keep with this theme.
A3 is the maximum size allowable – you can make it smaller. It does not really have to be a wall hanging, but it will be hanging on a wall during the quilt show I expect.
You can embellish all you wish – or not.
You can use any colors you wish – or not.
It is a challenge and does not have many rules. If you are not sure of anything, please ask and I will look to clarify for you.
So “darlings”…oh no, that is Jeannie Little…
So “possums”… I am off to start mine.
Enjoy the journey!"
"Due date - first Wednesday in June 2021
Make a wall hanging A 3 size ( 42 cm x 30 cm) using the inspiration of the flower denoting your birth month.
Below is the list of the flowers.
January – carnation
February – violet
March – Daffodil
April – Daisy
June – Rose
July – Delphinium
August – Gladiolus
September – Aster
October – Marigold
November – chrysanthemum
December – Holly"
Some gals were not very impressed with their birth flower, so of course there was lots of chatter and ideas shared, such as, your challenge doesn't have to be a flower, it can just be something representative or indeed a traditional block but using your birth flower colours but the best advice was simply....if you don't like your flower, choose another....after all, who's to know?!!
The last bit of info from Karen (busy - isn't she?) was about the 'produce' stall instead of the kitchen at the Easter Fair.
"We will be selling pot plants, baked items, and any produce people bring from home (lemons, limes etc). All money will go to the Craft Cottage as a donation. I have been propagating plants, however, if you have any medium to large pots at home that you would like to get rid of, I would be very happy to take them off your hands. I have heaps of small pots, but larger pots are in short supply at my house. We will also be asking for slices, biscuits, small cakes and fruits etc closer to the Easter event. My main focus is currently on plants, so if you do have any pots, I would happily rehome them for you."
Lastly, via Sue A, we have an invitation from the Fibre art and surface design group to pop along to their exhibition 'Seed - a creative interpretation' of textile and paper art, from Friday 5th March to Saturday 14th March.
The opening of the exhibition is Friday 5th March at 6.00p.m.
The fiber art gals have a small display in the glass cabinet to inspire us all, including these beauties
Ooooh, almost forgot the treatie, as mentioned last week Sheila gave a heads up to start being a bit more careful about wearing our name badges, it's fine for the
old err... long time members, but a bit rough on our newbies, so in an effort to reinforce the message, Sheila went around and gave everyone with a name badge a raffle ticket, no name badge, no ticket, (I can tell you there were a few long faces, 'cause a raffle ticket means....a raffle, and a raffle means a prize) Yep, a cut little bag with the smallest cathedral blocks. Packing my name badge soon as I post this...hopefully