There were 89 attendees at this month’s meeting and as usual, it didn’t take long for everyone to find a job that needed to be done and set to work. Daphne and Lyn are two of our faithful, fabric sorters. Each month they commit their time to sorting and organising the many bags of fabric that are donated to Sunshine Linus. Thank you ladies!
Jill and Carole set about getting the quilts ready for the distribution table.
Gail and Debbie from the ‘SewingTeam’ were collecting the items required for their wish lists as well as taking time to enjoy a cuppa.
Anne, Rosina and Helen from the ‘Sensory Team’ were hard at work stitching on labels and making blockenspeils and baby balls.
The ‘Yarners’ came up with a great idea. They had been struggling to sort the huge piles of the many, varied items that were arriving on their table each month, so Janet, Eileen and Helen came up with the idea to organise and label plastic tubs specific for each type of item. Hopefully this will make their task much easier! Thank you too Janet for taking over the leadership of the ‘Yarners Team’.
Members of the ‘Baby Team’ Marlene (a visitor from SA), Sandra, Sue and Glenis looked as though they had everything under control! They were happy to show a selection of beautifully knitted cardigans to be donated to the Salvation Army Noosaville and a still born baby cocoon and beanie bound for Tanzania.
‘Show and Tell’ began with Orrawin showing two quilts. The first was a striking, car-themed quilt with a very modern look and the second a bright, scrap quilt suitable for a girl.
Lorraine showed this delightful quilt suitable for a little girl. It also came with a gorgeous bag!
Susan reminded everyone about the ‘president’s challenge’ due next month. Each team must dress their mini model. The ‘Sewing Team’ have already set the standard with this lovely smocked dress made from recycled fabrics and it also comes complete with a pair of small scissors.
Lyn P made this sweet bag using a cross-stitched panel she found on the ‘freebie table’. She covered it for extra protection with plastic sourced from Bunnings. Who says the hardware store is only for men?
Lyn also made this eye-catching quilt using hexagons that she once again found on the ‘freebie table’.
Loretta made this handsome frog. He will be available for sale on Open Day.
Annie R told us a heart-warming story. Her husband is the pastor at a local Lutheran church. He asked her to speak in church about the story of ‘Dorcas’ because in his mind she and all the ladies at Sunshine Linus are ‘Dorcases’! Dorcas was a Christian woman of New Testament times who made clothing for the poor. As a result of Annie’s story, Sunshine Linus received a donation from members of the church of $1000, four bags of fabric and this beautiful hexagon quilt top. If you would like to read about Dorcas you can find the story here.
Kaye modeled this stunning, knitted jacket. She made it from a variety of different yarns. Kaye is planning to knit another jacket ready for the 'sales table' on Open Day. She will make the pattern available for those people who are interested in making one themselves.
Beany has been busy knitting and piecing knitted blocks of various sizes. She showed four bright rugs ready for the colder months.
Lorraine and Sandra were having a great time modeling a selection of cute and practical items made by the ‘Yarners Team’.
The ‘Baby Team’ showed a cosy, crocheted rug and two gorgeous, knitted cardigans.
Rosemary put out a request for ‘touchy feely’ objects. She showed a selection of suitable objects to attach to the ‘touchy feely’ items that are made. Remember that they need to be able to stand up to the rigors of an industrial washing machine.
Claire put out a request for quilts for Nambour Special School a few months back. She showed this delightful, heavy/light themed quilt made by Pauline and long/short themed quilt made by Liz.
Claire also showed an ingenious, weighted blanket she had made. It contains 36 pockets on the inside that hold the weights.
Claire continues to make amazing story-themed quilts. She showed this quaint and interactive story quilt based on the song ‘Five Little Ducks’. She trialed the ‘Scan and Cut’ machine for the numbers.
And finally, a quilt based on the story ‘King Bidgood’ with removable bath tub scenes. This quilt swill be donated to Currimundi Special School.
Marion reminded us of the fire safety drill procedures which included:
- The location of the 3 fire exits
- The need to assist older members who require mobility assistance
- To assemble in the area near the car park
A few other important reminders:
- Open Day Saturday 17th August
- A4 and A5 pamphlets are now available for distribution
- Vendors attending Open Day include: The Patchwork Angel, Kimz Sewing and Patchwork Centre, The Sewing Mill, Cooroy Drapery, Maleny Magic Patchworks and Quilts and Bowerbirdy
- Keep your items for the ‘sales table’ at home until Activity Day July 15th when you will need to deliver these items to be sorted and priced
- Also next month Sunshine Linus will be celebrating its 9th birthday! There will be cake!