Two weeks of pics, good Karma and some amazing generosity for your enjoyment.
First story is all about great Karma. Sheila has been planning and designing a quilt for one of her basketball playing Grandsons, who when asked what he would like featured on his quilt said, 'Oh any design', but he really wanted something of his fave team and player, mind you, his fave player and team is Curry of the Golden State Warriors, A U.S.A team....hmmm - some real thought time was needed, up until Sheila toddled off for her weekly shift in her church Op Shop. You're not gonna believe it, but its true, there was a Jersey with Curry 30 one side and the Golden State Warriors logo on the other! I kid you not!
Love a good Karma story!
The Big Unveiling of our second Raffle Quilt 'Skittles' a really beautiful modern design created for us by Marie.
'Shadows in Lime'
Now, onto the other show and tell goodies.
Marlene has created a true re-cycled quilt for our quilt show, the only new fabric is the lovely striped binding,
Wendy shared this quilt with us last week,
Heather is wardrobe creating for her little miss Grandie, shorts galore, of course telling the back from the front is a challenge for a little one so Heather put sweet little pockets on the back, just big enough to squirrel away a smartie or two.
Sue W is busily stitching a panel, the 'Owl and the Pussycat'
Lyn meanwhile is stitching stylised African animals for her family who have toured Africa. Great memento for the family, I think Lyn mentioned she will be creating cushions, so special.
Following the theme of 'Re-cycled' some of the gals are donating their notions from visiting other quilt shows, what a great idea!
Some really special sharing and generosity.
The request came our way to help out with a small quilt donation to be auctioned to raise funds to enable the biker group BMad, or Bikers Making a Difference in the important work they do in assisting and supporting those in need and the homeless of Brisbane.
The group will be holding their annual 'Blanket Run' where group members, their family and friends are invited to meet at Joe's Diner in Eagle Farm, bringing along a new or clean used blanket or new sox to donate to the homeless. These items are collected at Joe's and distributed as needed. The group then rides (or cars) off to Dayboro for a day of fun and frivolity.
If you choose to join the group and donate you will enjoy a lovely day.
The Dayboro Lions Club and Dayboro Mens Shed will have a sausage sizzle and drinks available, and I have even heard tell that the local bobby wants an in on the action, and will meet the group for a lighthearted wave and a bit of a flash from the old blue light as you travel through the main street of town.
The big event of the day will be the auction, where donations of all types will be sold to raise funds to purchase other items for the homeless and those in need, such as backpacks with necessities, toiletries, thongs, etc.
Now this is where it gets special, Sheila, with Sues blessing and on behalf of our group donated Sues beautiful flimsey to be quilted and donated to BMad.
After a little thought, Lorraine I. remembered this bag, 3 internal pockets on each side along with 3 external pockets on each side. Ran it up in an afternoon! yep! true.
Quilters truly are some of the nicest and most generous folks on the planet.
Thank you all very very much from the folk at BMad.
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.