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.

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