Tuesday, September 25, 2012

September Meeting

Our meeting room was vibrating with energy yesterday as we met to discuss, co-ordinate, organize, sew and share, and, as always, much was achieved.
We welcomed visitors from South Australia - Ann's friends who have sent many items of children's knitwear for us - and also from Cooran Quilters - two ladies who have organised their local group to help us out.  Thanks for coming, and we hope you enjoyed your day.
Many thanks also to Kedron-Wavell Medical Centre for their donation of $320 for the purchase of a roll of batting, and to Rowan Young for his donation of funds to cover our liability insurance.  We couldn't manage without the generosity of such people.

On to this month's goodies:
Sweet embroidered memory quilts by Jan
Golly, Orange, Superman and Red are helping Sue with the sorting.
There were some fabulous finished quilts and fun knitted children's hats and lots and lots of Xray bags.
Something's happened that doesn't want me to write captions, but at least you get the picture!

On November 26th we'll be holding our Annual General Meeting, and it would be fabulous if everyone could attend; and also we're planning on a Christmas party on December 10th, no details about that yet, but keep the date free.
We'll have a presence at the Brisbane Craft and Quilt Fair, sharing with Project Linus Brisbane in the Queensland Quilt Show area, so stop by and say hello, we'd love to see you.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Samford Quilt Show Bus Trip

Yvonne has written to tell us all about the great time they had on Saturday.

Today Sunshine Linus members hired a bus and enjoyed a great day visiting the Samford Quilt Show.  On arrival at the community centre, we were welcomed by Judie, Pat and Cynthia.  Hopefully one of us will win one of the two raffle quilts.
There must be something very interesting outside the bus.
The show was well attended with very interesting quilts on show.  It was hard to make a decision on the viewer’s choice.

What a fabulous quilt to use up all your floral leftovers.  The two stars and the use of blue made this quilt very interesting.
The colours used in this interpretation of a Piece of Cake design is very striking.

All the ladies really enjoyed their morning tea.
After lunch we boarded the bus again and headed to Sewco at Mt Gravatt.  All of us were very impressed with the fabrics, knickknacks and demonstrations.  Many a purse was opened up there and many promises to return were made.  It was difficult to get the ladies to come back on the bus again to head home to the Sunshine Coast. 

Thelma never wastes a moment!
Hopefully we can organise another bus trip to Gympie, Howard and Hervey Bay in the next few months.                Yvonne

Thanks, Yvonne, for telling us about your day.  It looks like everyone really enjoyed themselves.