Tuesday, September 30, 2014

September 29, 2014 meeting day

When you arrive at the church hall the tables are being setup, the fabric pulled out from under the stage, items are stacked on the distribution table, craftwork is being admired and people are catching up with friends.  It is always a good way to start the last week of the month!
There were a few people away but there was still lots to see during Show & Tell...
Leone, Rosemary and Margaret have the touchy feely bug.  If you were at the meeting you would know that you mustn't throw away anything that could be used on a touchy feely.  So think about keeping tic tac and pill boxes, plastic bottle tops, beads from that broken necklace, buckles and leather from old belts, all the cotton reels you empty, small toys and what ever else you can think of.

Leone's touchy feely to fit a wheelchair tray

Leanne sent along cupcake beanies

Jan put together Di's quilting girls

When crafty people go on holiday they still like to be creative.  Here are four of the quilt tops that Claire B completed while on holiday in country Queensland.

Lyn's monkey quilt

lots of scraps tied together by Lyn using green and pink

this time Lyn's gone purple and yellow

a bold orange statement created by Maggie

Maggie's attic window

Maggie turned a kid's print into a quilt

Kay showing us how to make a small quilt bigger

A few meetings back, Sharon demonstrated the Quilt-As-You-Go method.  Now those demonstration pieces have returned as a finished quilt.
Sharon used applique centres and all the plain
fabric in her cupboard
the front of Sharon's QAYG batik work
and the back

how Pat made use of her friend's fabric

It was good to see Liz back at Sunshine Linus after being so sick.  She is also back sewing!

Liz making life bearable after being sick

Liz stash busting in yellow

and brown

and making use of a jelly roll

The ladies that make items for newborns are making sure that Christmas in hospital will be a happy day.  Christmas dresses, bunting and wall hangings will be distributed to local hospitals.

weighted lap quilts for special needs children

The latest book quilt was handed over to Adrienne from Nambour Special School.  The animals in "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See ..." are made from sensory fabric and some are like stuffed toys.  Each animal and doll is detachable so that children in wheelchairs can participate in the story and learn animals and colours.

I see blue horse looking at me

Sunshine Linus will be participating in A Fair Day Out at Eumundi Markets on Saturday 11 October.  Come along to see the things we make and buy yourself or a friend a handmade gift.
see you at Eumundi Markets!

Hope to see you at A Fair Day Out and our next meeting on Monday 27 October.

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