This month’s meeting saw 75 ladies brave the hot and sticky weather to attend the meeting. Once again they came armed with a range of delightful items and quilts to donate to the community on the Sunshine Coast.
Kaye opened the Show and Tell session with a selection of strippy quilts from last year’s Stack’s Day as examples of what can be made on Action Day, 16th April.
These included a strip-quilt with a floral border (using Kaye’s fast-piecing technique), a strippy nine patch with yellow sashing, and a black strip quilt with a strip-pieced border.
The Mountain Quilters donated a multi-coloured strip-quilt using black strips to create a brick effect.
Some pinwheel blocks were added to this quilt to create some interest among the strips.
Kaye reminded us that plastic shopping bags will soon become a thing of the past and so we should consider making some larger fabric bags to accommodate the items we bring to and from Linus on our meeting days. Kaye’s sister made this lovely black and gold bag that even had tabs so it could be hung on a shopping trolley!
Claire presented a colourful quilt made from a selection of sensory fabrics and two large touchy-feely cubes that would delight any child. Finds from the freebie table included two gorgeous sock puppet kits of a dog and monkey.
Cynthia showed a collection of very cute, knitted teddies that one of our contributors, Dossie, had made and donated.
Annie has been very busy making a number of quilts these past months including a delightful nursery rhyme quilt from a panel she discovered on the freebie table, a bright quilt with hexagon blocks, a pretty pink and purple heart quilt, an effective brown and teal half square triangle quilt and a fun spotted quilt.
Annie has also been experimenting with various shapes and light and dark fabrics to create a striking strip quilt, circles in a square quilt and a quilt with stars, squares and strips.
Brittany created a very visual and bright Hour Glass quilt.
Orrawin has been busy piecing very small pieces of fabric together to create a colourful Jacob’s Ladder quilt (suitable for a man) complete with a pieced backing. She explained to us the difficulty of quilting corduroy on this purple and black quillow complete with a pocket on the back to fold away.
Rosemary also explained a quick method of making the blockenspieils.
Anne has been busy making a foundation-pieced quilt and perfecting the points on the blocks.
Glorianne presented a colourful pieced skate-board quilt suitable for a teenager.
A number of other beautifully pieced quilts have been made and donated.
Kaye concluded the Show and Tell with a Queen sized pastel-coloured quilt made from tiny squares with applique flowers. This quilt is to be raffled at the Sycamore School at Alexandra State High School in Rose Hill with funds raised being donated to children with Autism.
We look forward to more wonderful contributions at our next meeting on 26th March. Don’t forget to add the Strippy Action Day on 16th April to your diaries!