Sunday, February 22, 2015

Workshops - Notions and Easter Egg Bags

Next step on the organisational agenda for our upcoming Biennial Quilt show (just over 3 months away - deep breaths everyone) is the creation of 700 notions, you know, those little gifts that are handed to attendees. Betty is in charge of prodding us into action and presented a workshop on Wednesday on the best way to uniformly create these little somethings.
As you can see, everyone had a ball.  Betty's Mum, Inge was helping Christine, the real Christine that is, not the red headed Christine/Michelle, with an ever ready digit for strategic placement.

Courtney is back working on her cross stitch of show ponies, wondering if she is using it for a quilt medallion or cushion, or perhaps will frame it - time will tell

Yola, one of the regular Thursday night gals visited with us on Wednesday, she bought along some very cute Show and Tell.
Firstly, the little Easter egg collection bags will be for sale on the Novelties table at our Easter Fair.  The pattern is from Ayumi over at her blog Pink Penguin.  Jenny has a link to the bag tutorial and a pic of some more of the bags in her post, just scroll down.
Yola also bought along a brood/cheep of chickens in all sizes.  A workshop was presented last Thursday night on creating these cuties and they will also be for sale at the Easter Fair. 

Lyn had some Show and Tell, but not in the flesh so to speak, these goodies were made as gifts for her family who visited from overseas at Christmas, and of course they took them home with them, but it's all good, we have pics thank you. 
Her Grandson requested a new Quillo, he has grown somewhat since Lyn made his first one, and because they are currently living overseas Lyn chose a very Australian theme.
Lyn's daughter also sent an S.O.S. asking Lyn to make her another laptop bag as the last one wore out!
Just the thing for a music lover.
And of course, a new lap quilt was a must for her Daughter.  Created in a similar vein to the yellow and blue quilt Lyn made last year, but using red this time round.
Lyn also had this darling music box to share with us, the needle goes up and down, the cotton turns and the foot plate also goes up and down.
 A lovely Christmas Pressy.

Julie shared this charity quilt with us, made with fabric donated to the Palmwoods patchwork group of which she is also a member.
The quilt was machine quilted by another Palmwoods group member who does a lot of the groups charity quilting using her longarm quilter.
The blocks are reminiscent of  'Hope of Hartford' in their construction, using logs instead of H.S.T's.

All that girlish giggling was a bit catching, Wendy and Marcia went all 'Princess' showing off their Show and Tell,
Wendy found this W.I.P in a cupboard and decided the time had come to finish it off.  Originally started a wee while back when Gwen presented classes on drafting patterns and hand piecing blocks
Wendy mentioned it's funny how our tastes change, there was a time when more than one group member was influenced by the pink and purple craze. Brights are more the go at the moment.

Marcia did the whole 'Ta Da' thing presenting her show and tell.  Using the strip pieced Q.A.Y.G method to create a lovely quilt for a young family member's birthday.
 All in all, a day of fun, frivolity and yep, cake.

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