For Sale Quilts

A number of quilts were displayed as 'For Sale'. Some sold, some did not. If any of the quilts featured in the 2019 Exhibition photos tugs at your heartstrings, contact our group at the fatquarter news e-mail address at the top of the blog and we will get back to you, you can also contact us through the Buderim Craft Cottage, contact details are on the site or you can leave a message in the blog comments.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A very special 'Thank You'....

...and an interesting take on a 1600 quilt, - you know the one, the Jelly Roll Race quilt, and some more gorgeous hexies....did I just say 'gorgeous hexis'???, oh my, that's a worry, what with the hexie bug running rampant.

The help of many people go towards the smooth running of our Quilt Show and the lovely Liz, from our local 'Bakers Delight' is one such person. 
Liz has been supplying us with her delicious, light as air, scones for Devonshire Teas for some years now, and they are always freshly baked and ready for pick up, along with a few extra donations  added.
As a 'Thank You', and in a joint effort, Pat created a lap quilt, the Machine Embroidery gals stitched up an appropriate quilt label, and Chris stitched it to the quilt, which was then presented to Liz one very chilly morning recently by Group Leader Sheila and Kitchen Manager Chris,


There have been a number of '1600 jelly roll quilts' making a debut lately, Sheila, who is working away at using up the 'Blue Stash', thought the idea showed promise, but not for her those skinny little strips, no siree, far faster to use a 5" strip, she bought in her WIP to show today, along with a bag of triangles created by the seam joins, wonder what they will eventually be??

Wendy has so many Hexie projects all on the go together, she keeps getting leftovers that need to be used, hence a new project is born.
This is a basket of flowers wall hanging that we will see as a finished item in the near future.
Marcia is also stitchin' away at Hexies, tinsy little 1/2" ones, there was a bit of playtime laying these little beauties out for effect.

Thursday night..............

After the excitement of Maureen's trunk show we all got on with our own work.................

Fiona had a giant pieced star to show us - it was the backing of one of her quilts.................


Leanne looks as though she has a LOT of 1" squares in her basket.............


Fiona was doing a spot of binding....................


Sue is to be a grandmother in a few months - twins!!!!!!


Jane EPP - beautiful fabrics................


Yola's GTASB quilt - striking colours


Tatting for Denise


SUPPER!!!!!!!


More of Leanne's 1" squares...........


Jenny was joining hexies for Letitia.


The "Weekend to end women's cancer" raffle quilt was on display.................

 
Just a reminder that Sue will be demonstrating EEP (hexagons) as part of our GTASB quilt.
 
Till Thursday night.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Maureen's trunk show - Thursday night - part 2

Firstly, I need to apologise to Maureen as my photographs do not do her quilts justice...........
I will let you enjoy the rest of her quilts - all  machine quilting done by Fiona..........














Isn't this hand quilting quite something??







 
Thanks again Maureen!!!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Thursday night - Maureen's trunk show - part 1.................

A big thank you to Maureen for her wonderful trunk show ........................
So many beautiful quilts.....................
This log cabin was her first - made with her Mum, Marlene...........................



This little quilt was not pieced - Maureen hand quilted this fabric - looks just like a pieced quilt to me...........


We all liked this one..................


Maureen did not like a few of her quilts and informed us that some UFO's would never get finished!!!
Some fabrics were chosen by her daughter......................


Maureen tried her hand a solid fabrics................


This one was also a favourite of the viewers.......................


Debs in her "Weekend to end women's cancer" T-shirt.......................


A large variety of quilts.....................


A pretty Tula Pink quilt......................machine quilted by Fiona


Gwen really loved this one...................machine quilted by Fiona


Still many more quilts to come!!!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Lecture, Donations and More on the Hexie Front


Lots of pride and excitement at today's meeting.  Pat (who worked hard at organising and keeping track of all the tickets and $$$'s for the quilt raffle) along with Sheila were rather tickled to present a cheque for $2,250.00 to Cittamani Hospice.

The lovely Jill from Cittamani was on hand to accept the cheque and to share with us the 'Cittamani Story' along with  the aims and services that are available to our Sunshine Coast locals.
Of course, like so many vital charities and services, the government funding is rather sparse on the ground, as Jill mentioned, it barely covers half the expenses so public support is essential for them to continue their work.  So everyone who bought a ticket, or two, or ten, take a bow, job well done.


The Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Sunshine Coast or ADFAS had invited Australian Quilt Historian Dr. Annette Gero to present a lecture in the Memorial Hall, just across the lawn from our Cottage, well of course we had to go!
ADFAS Chairwoman Helen Milne with Dr. Annette Gero, posing for the official photographer.

Dr. Gero had bought along some of her collection of antique quilts, some so fragile that you were careful about breathing too closely.  Sadly we were asked not to take pics of the quilts, so of course I didn't, however, the quilts on display are in Dr Gero's book 'The Fabric of Society' and as you probably remember, we have a copy in our library, donated by Gwen if memory serves me well. 
 
Various methods of construction were used in the quilts, one being the use of printed medallion centers, (such as in the quilt behind Helen and Dr. Gero above) as well as Broderie Perse using beautiful chintz fabrics.
Hexies seem to figure rather predominately in a lot of our heritage quilts, as is the case today.  There was one modern hexie quilt in particular that had a rather interesting story, the creator attended Dr. Gero's lecture a couple of years back and was so taken with one quilt in particular, she came home and created her own version, yep, you guessed it, Jenny shared her quilt with the other visitors to the lecture. 

This pic, is the reverse side of a very old Wagga, bought along by one of the guests, who told the story of a young girl's knitted yellow dolls scarf being collected up and sewn into the Wagga, the front of the Wagga is in great condition, made from woolen Men's suiting samples.
This is from another guest's quilt, the owner shared her memories of this quilt living on her Aunties bed for many years, she also reminded us, that in days gone by, there was none of this business of gentle machine wash, nope, popped into the copper or into the bath tub and stomped around!
As was the custom of English and early Australian quilts, they were not bound, that was an American version of finishing your quilt, the English way was to fold the quilt front and backing into a seam and slip stitch along. The pink stripe is where the front of the quilt folds over to meet the backing.

Finally, just couldn't resist showing you this, it's a reminder of the Trunk Show on Thursday night, how prettily presented.  Hope you can make it!
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