Friday, October 28, 2011

Linus Stand at the Brisbane Quilt Show

Many people stopped to say hello and ask about Sunshine Linus.

Friday, October 7, 2011

26th September continued

Greetings all,

Bev arranged for a photographer come to take photos for the Sunshine Coast Newpapers. Some of the ladies had gone home so not as many ladies could be in the photos. Kade (the photographer) took lots of photos with all the finished quilts laid all around us & the surrounding floor. Keep a watch out for the article. Thanks Bev for organising this.
 A friend of Bev's made lots of machine embroidery blocks to be made into a child's quilt.

Judie reported that every teacher in Brisbane that had a school classroom damaged during the January floods were given a quilt recently by Project Linus in Brisbane.

Ann W reported that she has received some fabrics to be used for quilts donated by two ladies.

Bev Barton has been trying for 6 years to set up a home "KATTY ROSE HOUSE" in Doonan as a Community Hospice. Judie is looking into the prospect of Sunshine Linus donating quilts for the beds and patients.

Carol mentioned a place in Nambour "LILLY HOUSE" who would be greatful to have quilts donated. Again Judie is looking into it

Ruby has donated lots of lovely wool including nice baby wool. It has been given to Ann Wells to use and distribute to anyone who is happy to do some knitting.

BIG EVENT:   Queensland Quilt Show.  19th October 2011  

Jan and Ann knitted many, many pairs of big socks for the nursing homes.

Lee made a self sashing 4 block quilt. Lee said "It is a very quick way to make a quilt top".

This is Barbs work for the month. Sorry about the side view. Could not rotate the photo.

Yvonne finished of a partly finished quilt top by adding applique, and then finished off the quilt by using the Tying method.

Jude completed some weighted blankets. A quilt with Kaffe Fasset fleece, Polar Fleece backing on the quilt and quilted it with a mix of Serpintine Quilting.

Judy made more placemats and more Sit-Upons for some Kindergartens. They are all very bright and cheery.

Judie brought along a magnificent quilt that she had made a couple of years ago. I could not start to describe the beautiful applique and other techniques done on the quilt.

It is called " TAKING LEAF OF MY MY SENSES" there are hundreds of applique leaves and a variety of blocks. Judie bought the quilt in for us to look at.

A few weeks ago I went to some Rotary and  Lions Clubs to show them some of the work that Sunshine Linus is making for the needy. At the meetings they were very interested and they all listened intently where many questions were asked. We are very greatful to say that the funds were donated to Sunshine Linus. Without any of these donations we would not be able to buy some of the needs for the quilts. Batting / wadding is very costly and many of the ladies use their own fabrics, threads, machines and time so it is only right that we need to seek funding so we can provide the middle layer of the quilt to our volunteer quilt makers.

Thank you to: Rotary Club of Maroochydore, Rotary club of Woombye/Palmwoodsand the
The Lions club of Currimundi/Kawana.We also received fund from the Maroochydore RSL  and the Maroochy North Shore Lions.Our supporter, Queensland Quilters Inc also made a generous donation.

We received a letter of thanks from  LEAC, a Lions project We donated quilts and other knitted items.

On Monday 17th October there will  conducting another extra SEWING DAY from 9.30am to
2.30 pm. We will meet at Nambour Uniting Church (with the big steeple) on the north side of Nambour on the main road.

Our next Monthly gathering will be on the last Monday in October, 31st October 2011 from 9.30am
to 2.30pm.

So, until we meet again,
Happy Quilting,  BFN  Lorraine H

ps, some extra eye candy of work done last month. I apologise for the direction of the photos. It just would not go the way I wanted.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Monday 26th September

September saw us with a few ladies not in attendance. Maybe there are some Grannies who mind their little ones who are on school holidays.
We missed Sue as her MIL was going back to NewZealand on the next day of our gathering.
Sue is such a clever little beaver and dropped off some things, a fabulous Black and white large carry all with a tissue holder, lipstick holder and a smaller purse. There is a special purpose for this set. (No not for me, but I would like it )

Carolyn brought along her grandson and granddaughter to show their first quilts that they have made. Using their own ideas and colour combinations as the starting point it did not take long to produce 2 very nice quilts. I am sure Carolyn and their mother must be very proud of their quilting skills.
Watch out in the daily newspapers for the article on how they made their quilts. Well done !!!

Judie had a few items to discuss. Judie would like to have a Christmas gathering at her place a few weeks before Christmas. More about that as the time gets closer.

The Annual General meeting will need to be held in November as we probably will not have a December meeting. At the hat meeting we will have to select a new Committee including a Blog editor.
The liability fees have been paid, thanks to Bev's husband Rowan.