Thursday, June 23, 2016

Winners, Fun and a Lovely Lunch

So much excitement to see just who had won the challenge this year, some years there are clear winners but this year it was very close and Lyn did a great job of judging the entries.
Thank you Lyn, not only for judging our challenge but also for including the display of our challenge in your Fiber Arts Exhibition which enabled cottage visitors to vote for Viewers Choice.

3rd Prize Judged winner is Marie with her embroidered, beaded mask with ribbons.

Sandy is 2nd Prize winner with her entry of satin, pearls and feathers.

And the number one judged prize winner is......insert drum roll here...
With her inserted angeled block of vibrant fabrics, fringes, beads and even a diamond clasp, well it could be a diamond, right?

Viewers choice winner, for the second year running is Pat, with her felt, feathers and angelina.

The buffet table was full of delicious dishes to choose from, a refreshing punch and desserts to follow.
All in all, a great day was had by everyone.
Thank you to everyone involved, the gals who organised the lovely luncheon, those who set up the room, Lyn for Judging and Penny for the prize vouchers.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Challenges and a Doona Cover...

...yes, really, a quilted Doona Cover.  Yes, it can be done!
Evidence Cheryl with her completed stunner.
Cheryl's D.D. (darling daughter) informed her she didn't want a quilt, but would love a doona cover,
well, challenge accepted and done.

Cheryl used a pre-quilted muslin, like in the pic above, as a liner/base behind the front of the doona cover, and completed the envelope using velcro tabs.
Soon to be winging it's way down to Victoria along with some complementary pillow cases and cushions to make one D.D. a very happy lassie.

25 gals accepted the Lyn Ballinger Challenge this year, an array of concepts produced this great display.  The Challenge winner will be announced at our Luncheon next Wednesday.
Thank You to Penny from Patchwork Angel for the prize vouchers.

The Fabric Arts group has once again welcomed us into their wonderful exhibition to display our challenge.  The Atrium is a glorious jumble of colour.
Lots of fantastic displays as well as goodies for sale.

A challenge involving masks
Wall Art
Wearable Art
Not wearable Art - Coffee?
Yep, this stunning creation features coffee cups, lots of coffee cups!

There was a very special birthday this week, Inge marked her 85th. with a yummy chocolate mud cake. Congratulations Inge.

 Ankie had a geometric challenge to share with us, again, created without a pattern.  Ankie used a selection of her scrap black & white fabrics with oranges, browns and yellows in graduated colours, getting lots of visual movement in her quilt by alternating the geese directions.
A Q.A.Y.G version, Ankie joined her blocks using leftover strips from her scraps, "Got to use it all"
Ankie will be leaving us shortly to return home, she has enjoyed visiting with us as we have enjoyed having her company.

Karen bought a flimsey in to share and get a little 'wadda you think' input about borders.  Teddy stitcheries bordered with some beautiful fabrics but just take a peek at the ric-rac, yep, tiny little embroidered french knots line the ric rac, and those 3-dimensional little flowers? formed with tinsy pieces of merino felt and stitches.
Some of the stitches are formed using just one thread of embroidery floss, how neat is that!
Karen also shared her story and pics of beanies, lots of beanies being knitted for the family and friends, this blue one for one of her grandsons, although he wasn't too fussed on 'the hair' (pom pom) to begin with.  Of course with the State of Origin games she had to very quickly muster up some maroon, in football parlance, blue being for cockroaches and all.

Courtney continues with her second table runner, this pretty one will be gifted.

Getting some machine help from Mary.

Michelle also attends the Thursday night group and sent in a couple of pics and a story.  Thanks Michelle.

Leanne with her beautiful shades of blue patches. Leanne made the quilt for her son in Darwin. The quilt was machine quilted by Latitia another member of the Thursday night group.

Fiona had moved from 'hexies' to 'octagonals', this is way beyond me!

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