Tuesday, May 26, 2015

May 25, 2015 meeting

Yesterday we welcomed Kris from Inclusion Plus Family Support. She told us about the services her organisation provides to children and adults who have a disability and their families on the Sunshine Coast, Gympie and the Redcliffe/Caboolture region. We hope the two bags of quilts and tactile items we donated are the start of a new link with disabled members of our community.

Several new members joined us yesterday. During Show and Tell they soon saw the wide variety of items we make and hopefully have gone home inspired to start creating. Welcome to you all.

The first three quilts are from Pat who only joined Sunshine Linus last month - and I haven't included photos of all the quilts she showed us!

one of several quilts with hearts

Good to see that Margaret is back sewing after several operations.

Glenda from Mountain Quilters donated this colourful quilt.

This bright quilt definitely shows the Sunshine Linus spirit of co-operation. Leone attended a workshop run by Kaye N and then got Nicky to do the quilting.

result is one bright quilt!

another team effort

Nicky also quilted this one

Nicky's quilt will be raffled for the Cancer Council's ABMT

2 of 20 bunny rugs made by Barbara from fabric donated by Mountain Quilters

Denise made a panel into a quilt

Liz's one day wave quilt

Liz's exploding quilt

Some quilts take a while to make, especially when you wonder how to finish one started by someone else.  This was only half a quilt when Orrawin was asked to finish it - 2 years ago!

Rosemary's noisy touchy feely child's apron

Kaye N brightening our world

The members of Sunshine Linus would not be able to make as many quilts as we do without donations of fabric.  Last month Annie from Caloundra donated two huge deliveries of quilting fabric.  Kaye N quickly snapped up this beautiful Japanese fabric and made two quilts.

Summer Palace

Stack it up

Denise H's first Sunshine Linus quilt top

and her second!
Claire's African safari tactile wall quilt

During May, president Judie met with Ablecare Foundation who offer disability (children and adults), aged care, therapy and education support. They asked us to try making some new items. The first was a weighted sensory scarf. The internal pockets will be filled with the appropriate weight of pellets to suit the client. The scarf will keep busy hands occupied while the weight calms the client.

These four weighty critters will be used to calm and ground autistic children.  The textured materials will also make these tools playful.

On Saturday 22 August we will be holding our second Open Day and Quilt Show.  Make sure you come along to see how we contribute to our community and be inspired by the amazing array of quilts.  At the same time you can enjoy a Devonshire Tea and explore the sales table for that one off gift for Father's Day, a relative, friend or even yourself.  I think that these two quilts made by Claire B will be quickly snapped up from the sales table.

Our next gathering day is on Monday 29th June but members don't forget the working bee on June 15 when you can help get ready for the open day or sort and cut donated fabric.