Di was surrounded by a group of gals all admiring this great wall hanging.
Di's own design modification is the addition of tinsy little wooden pegs she has numbered for the advent dates.
New member Nelly is working on her own design of appliqued poppies on a pieced backgound.
Courtney arrived sporting an eye catching bag, actually a lunch bag but such lovely vibrant colours and constructed from that wonderful invention of foam backed fabric that one often sees beer coolers constructed from...have heard a rumor that the beer coolers are made from leftover bits from making wet suits, can't vouch for that though!
Back in 2013 our group visited the QAGOMA 'Quilts 1700-1945 Exhibition' at which Wendy managed to snaffle a copy of the book 'The Rajah Quilt', no mean feat as copies were in very short supply! So when Wendy spotted this pattern by quilter Lessa Siegel she decided on making her own 'Rajah Quilt'
The Rajah quilt is one of, if not the most important Australian textile artifact and has had many interesting articles writted about it and the convicts credited with it's creation.
Some interesting links are:
'Stitches in Time' an Australian article
Rajah's Grandaughter - a blog by a 7th generation decendent of a Rajah convict
Lessa Siegel's story by 'Addicted to Fabric' blogger Brenda Wood
a story of Lessa Siegls pattern release by Michell Hill
all very interesting reading.
Marcia was busily trying to put the finishing stitches into the binding of this sweetie, destined to fly away to Sweden in the near future, but she kept getting sidetracked.
Roslyn came along to join us for the day, a very new newbie and planning her very first quilt. Roslyn was given a few lessons on the importance of ironing and accurate cutting by Pat and Sue.
Mary has been working away on her lovely blocks, applique, needle turn, couching and embroidery, a real smorgasboard of needle crafting.
Julie was a bit shy to share her WIP, being just a few lines to practice on. Well that's fine, but a few lines of what?? No, not Hardanger.
You can read all about it here at Nordic Needle.
Julie has ordered a book and is working through it, just because she wanted a bit of a challenge - like Hardanger isn't a challenge?
Helen decided to hit the net to show just what all the excitement is about.
Now have you noticed those white LED lights the girls have? they are like rabbits, really they were all over the place, its a Triumph Desktop Magnifying Lamp, ( Thanks Di) tracked them down to a Janome sewing center in Everton Park and guess what? they also come in black, pink and purple but wait, there's more, (chanelling a T.V. shopping ad.) it's freight included, and on sale at $33 was the best price I could find, mine will be here day after tomorrow....service plus! can't wait. Been on the lookout for something like this for ages. Thanks Gals.
Betty is feeling both hot and smug, yep the temp was up there today but Betty had a head start with a very cute Chinese fan.
Lorraine shared her latest finish, a double sashed H.S.T. lovely that Lorraine will be giving to charity.
Now where is Sheila off to???
Yep, It's cake and song for Marcia
Thank you Jenny for the input to our blog of all the work done by our 'Thursday-nighters'.