Tuesday, July 29, 2014

July 28, 2014 gathering

This month's Sunshine Linus meeting saw 50 people bring in table loads of handmade items ready for distribution.  Being winter, busy fingers have been knitting and crocheting beanies, scarves, mittens and socks.  We were able to give 170 woollen items to various community groups.  The call for more wool was successful and there should be lots more woollen items next month!

In the absence of President Judie, Kaye ran the meeting and show and tell.  She introduced Joyce Yates from Sunshine Knitters who told us about her group.

Joyce from Sunshine Knitters

Isabella and Adam collecting supplies for Maroochydore SHS

Toiletry zipper bags went to many people in need

One of many warm crocheted and knitted rugs

Our long-arm quilter Di didn't like her creation so donated
it to us to finish.  We like it!

The challenge blocks made by Mountain Quilters make
a very eye catching quilt

Peachester monkeys!  What child
wouldn't like this quilt?

Maggie has been binding quilts for other people

A selection of Judy M's x-ray bags

Wheelchair quilts by Sharon

Sharon made good use of these
flower strips and fabrics

One of many quilts from the
Mudjimba group

Emu Park ladies sent the animals and Ann put
together this colourful kid's quilt

Golly what a way to use leftovers Ann

A taste of the quilt as you go
workshop to be held after show and tell

Barb N said making this was easy!

Denise's lolly jar quilt

We assured Jan that this met the request for funky!

Jan's Ugly Annies quilt

Rosemary expanding her touchy feely skills

A burst of colour created by Yvonne and Kay F

Touchy feely aprons provide a great
distraction to dementia sufferers

Lee brightening up our day!

Gowns and caps for premmies made by Carolyn

A simple pattern made in two different colour schemes.  Rosemary, I vote for the second one.    

Donated embroidered flowers made into a lovely quilt

Donated berets and matching teddies for sick kids

Claire's large touchy feely mat will amuse kids for hours
Claire's sleeve protector to stop a patient removing bandages
from her arm

The children at a special school will use Claire's sensory quilt when their teacher reads "We're Going on a Bear Hunt".  The squares and bear can be detached to give to kids in wheelchairs.


They found the bear in a cave
close-up of the snow storm

After show and tell, Sharon demonstrated the quilt as you go method.  Here is Sharon and some of the squares she produced.

If you've got this far you have just looked at the first photos and blog by Claire.  Hope I have all your names right.  Looking forward to you at our next gathering on Monday August 25.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

June 30 2014 gathering

Happy Birthday to us!  Nicky made us this great mud cake with the Sunshine Linus logo and other sewing items.

Our youngest and oldest members, Allie and Olwyn, had the
honour of cutting the cake
Not all of us, but a happy bunch celebrating our fourth Birthday.
We had several visitors this month. Kylie from Equity Works spoke about the organisations that they support.  Michelle from IFYS thanked for donations they received at last month's meeting.

Kylie from Equity Works

The Thursday Island Quilters from Bribie Island had been making things for the SCOPE quilt project.  We were delighted to receive their quilts and toys.  We hope they can make use of our resources and we will be pleased to see them again at Sunshine Linus.

Once again it was a busy day.  Here are some of the items from Show & Tell.

Denise used old fabrics from her stash
to make this boy's quilt

Amazing what you can do with scraps!

Wheelchair identifiers made by Olwyn

Donated squares put to good use

Jennifer created this while recuperating - well done! 

Completed at the machine quilting workshop by Hazel

Karen's workshop creation

Premmie baby quilt tops

PJs made by Bev

Jan from Chinchilla made these crazy birds. 
Nicky made them into a wall hanging.


Margaret's excellent fiddle bags went to aged care facilities

Rosemary loves making touchy feely aprons

Donated touchy feely bits and pieces

Front and back of Orrawin's latest creation
Orrawin used a donated star to make this quilt

Orrawin's blue strip quilt

Carolyn's baby quilt

Another Emu Park quilt top put to good use

Claire's sensory wall hanging for a nursing home
The brief was to make a series of hangings for a balustrade in a nursing home.  This is the first.  The nursing home is near the Point Cartwright lighthouse.

A special school requested a quilt to support the book "From the Forest to the Sea".  Kids can experience the story while touching the fabrics in the quilt.  Can you see the pipe cleaner spider?

Balloon ball covers

Jan B made these wheel chair quilts

Memory bags for parents of still borns

Claire & Allie at the distribution table

Myra, Rose & Shirley distributing lots of quilts

Hope to see you all at our next gathering on the 28th of July.