Show and Tell is a great way for new members to see the variety of items that we make. Yvonne made these tapestries into colourful wall hangings by adding fabric borders.
Here are some of the quilts that our members have been busy making...
|Leone's floral squares|
|Cathy created a quilt from machine embroideries|
|A good use of scraps|
|new member Bridget followed the Drunkard's Path|
|Leonie's version of a Drunkard's Path|
|Leonie also quilted all these squares|
|Leonie's sister made this one|
Sometimes quilts pass through many hands, sewing machines and quilting machines. Judie B designed a random pattern to highlight these African fabrics. Kaye N then quilted it on Leonie's long arm quilting machine. This quilt is big - so big it wraps over a king size bed! Great team effort ladies!
We make far more than quilts. Joann made lots of playful shorts.
Joan loves knitting. The photo doesn't really show that all the flowers on this rug are three dimensional.
|a touchy feely quilt|
Earlier in March, Kaye N and Sharon ran a workshop for interest members. Kaye guided people through making this pattern and Sharon demonstrated binding quilts using a sewing machine. Here are three quilts that resulted from that workshop. They might be the same pattern but the looks are quite different!
|Barbara made white stars by leaving out the sashing|
|Lyn added the sashing|
|the black stars stand out here|
During the month we had a few special requests. These wallets have pockets for storing toy cars. They are being used by a boy with ASD to store his cars at school. He can only play with the cars when he has finished his class work then they are driven into the pockets and folded away during the next lesson.
Below is a touchy feely cushion. It will provide lots of distractions for a dementia patient.
Our next meeting is Monday 27 April. Until then, happy sewing, knitting, creating ...