As an example, Sheila created this cute little lanyard using a toddlers jeans pocket and stitching a much loved button bought on her visit to Neuschwanstein Castle awhile back.
The badges or lanyards will be worn by the exhibition assistants on duty so that we are instantly recognisable
Betty always comes up with the cutest ideas for little works of crafty art has created these for our inspiration.
Remember Di's lovely box from last weeks show and tell?
Sewn and Quilted in Blackburn, Melb. No shipping charges easily visible on the site but found shipping of Di's box from Vic to Qld was around $14.50 for standard postage.
Thanks to Inge holding the box just so, here is a pic of front and back for you in case you too would love one of these lovlies for yourself or even as a gift.
Today, Di was working on more hexies,
Karen had a beautiful tote stuffed full of stitchin' goodies, Turns out the tote was created by Inge. Karen cheerfully emptied the bag to show off all the pockets that Inge incorporated into her bag. Showcasing Shasiko embroidery created on an embroidery machine and teamed with some lovely fabrics, another example of Inge's popular beauties.
Sandy, who shared her lovely ribbon weave quilt last week was working on a sweet 'brights on white' medallion quilt, one of her 'bring along' pieces to work on at meetings.
Today launched the Kaleidoscope workshop with Sue kindly being our tutor.
Lots of discussion, lots of measuring and very accurate pinning.
Thank you Sue for once again sharing your knowledge with us.
Now we all know that Wendy, apart from being a prolific quilter is also a curious little quilter. Show her a pattern that captures her imagination and she won't be happy until she has conquered it, so when she saw Marie & Sue's quilts she just couldn't wait, she had to make the Kaleidoscope quilt, she found a tutorial and sailed away creating a quilt everyone admired but Wendy was critical of it. Why? she thinks that the Kaleidoscope effect isn't as radical as she would have liked, that the overall quilt pattern is too close to the uncut fabric design. She agreed to send me a pic of her quilt as a point of discussion only.
However, reckon its still a great quilt.
Lorraine sacrificed and missed out on the workshop, she kindly took over the arvo tea duties for one of the gals who couldn't make the day, but not to miss out, she worked on her version of squares. Ham and Salad squares as it happens.
Some time back the group purchased a lockable book case for our library collection, no matter how many times Jackie our librarian culls we have books galore, so many, that as time marched on the shelves started to sag under the weight. Lorraine organised with her very helpful Darling to solve the problem.
But wait there's more...(feel free to envision steak knife advert. at this point) Obviously all the books had to be removed for the work to take place, so Lorraine being Lorraine, totally organised, she sorted all the books so that they went back into the bookcase in perfect order.
Doesn't it look brilliant? Thank you so much Geoff and Lorraine, the group really appreciates your work for us.
Beryl, Lorraine L, and Marie V were busily chatting but stopped long enough to share their work with us.
Lorraine is working on some really intricate and tiny hand pieced blocks, she commented that they get a bit difficult to stitch in the middle of the block!
Pat was stitching away on her machine, doing duty as Atrium sales staffer and patchworker combined. Seeing a crumb quilt on one of her fave blogs she set out to create her own version of this 4" block log cabin, with 2 large bags of scraps, she has lots to choose from, the only rule is to start each block with the red center, the 'hearth of the home'. The fireplace was used for cooking food, keeping warm and providing light in log cabins. So the traditional red square represents this source of warmth for gathering around.
Using 4 of the 4" blocks to create one 8" sq block Pat will assemble the those blocks in a 10 x 10 block grid.