It was a very busy meeting this month with all members setting about completing their designated tasks. Even so, there was plenty of opportunity to catch up with one another.
Irene shows Janet how to chain stitch to make flat seams when joining crochet squares as Fran watches on.
Claire gives Caroline a bag of children’s pyjamas she had sewn. The fabric was donated by Care Outreach Coolum.
The 'Sewing Team' are hard at work sorting and labelling their items.
Orrawin loves to be first up for ‘Show and Tell’ and she didn’t disappoint this month with three quilts to show. The first quilt she called ‘What To Do With Strips’. It was made with a series of colourful, half log cabin blocks. Her second quilt she called ‘What To Do With Long Strips’. It was just as eye-catching with its ‘spinning around’ design.
Orrawin’s third quilt incorporated a central flower, applique block she had discovered on the ‘Freebie table’.
Judie has been very productive with her machine quilting this past month. She has managed to quilt a pile of small to medium sized quilts pieced by Sunshine Linus members.
Sharon made this bright ‘Eye Spy’ quilt.
Judie also quilted these two striking, star quilts that were originally one much larger quilt.
Anne showed two beautiful quilts. The first one was designed around a panel she found on the ‘Freebie table’ and the second was a bright, colourful, quilt called ‘Farmland Animals’.
Kaye showed this stunning baby quilt she had pieced and quilted. The blocks were made by Wendy from Patchwork Angel.
Kaye also showed this modern quilt top she had pieced. Again the quilt blocks were made by Wendy from Patchwork Angel.
Marion showed these delightful mini quilts, teddies and beanies. They are to be packaged and distributed to single mums with new bubs.
Elaine has been very creative this past month. She made this ‘touchy feely’ box which had lots of sensory items hidden inside. Elaine also made these ‘touchy feely’ hand puppets. These items are especially sought after by aged care centres for residents who have dementia.
Jan showed a selection of what the ‘Baby Team’ have been crafting. They have been making Christmas quilts and beanies, beautifully packaged and ready to be distributed. One of Sunshine Linus very new members, Carolyn, crocheted the beanies!
Dorothy showed five very cute quilts, all suitable for children. Her fifth quilt was actually made from a fabric book called 'Rainbow Zebra’. How clever, and doesn’t it look great!
Janet showed two rugs from the ‘Yarners Team’. The first was quite striking with its patchwork-like quarter-square triangles.
This chevron designed rug was made by Helen.
Claire has been busy once again creating a group of adorable, furry friends for Wishlist Sunshine Coast Health Foundation.
Claire also found time to make two delightful picture quilts for Bolten Clark Aged Care, Alexander Headlands. They come complete with a range of sensory items to explore.
Our guest speaker this month was Howard Riach from St Vincent’s Care Maroochydore. He thanked the Sunshine Linus members for their generosity and hard work and especially thanked the ‘Sensory Team’ for the amazing ‘touchy feely’ items they create for patients with dementia.
Susan thanked the team of ladies (Kaye, Beanie, Linda, Lyn and Katrin) who attended and managed the Sunshine Linus booth at the ‘Fair Day Out’ at Eumundi. She also thanked Sharon and Jill for assisting with the distribution of items while Jenny is absent.
Kaye concluded the meeting by thanking Cynthia for her work as ‘Show and Tell’ coordinator these past 8 years. Sunshine Linus will be looking for a new coordinator for ‘Show and Tell’, so if anyone is interested in filling the role, please contact Susan or Kaye.
Thank you to Cynthia for her work as 'Show and Tell' coordinator!
One reminder this month: If anyone is interested in attending the Craft & Quilt Fair in Brisbane, a bus will be departing the Mooloolah Public Hall at 8:00 am on Wednesday 16th October. Contact number: 54947527 or 043907933. Cost is $40 which includes admission.