Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 27, 2015 meeting

Our meetings just seem to be getting bigger and busier.  Thank you to all the people that contribute hand crafted items and give their time so willingly.  From all the piles of goodies, come bags ready for distribution. These disappear into cars to be spread around the Sunshine Coast and beyond.  Then we head home tired but satisfied that we have brought some comfort to people in need.

Today we had visitors from the Sunshine Coast Private Hospital at Buderim. They needed a trolley to take away their items! A teacher from Nambour Special School was smiling as she went back to her school with a new book quilt. Three people from the Bendigo Bank at Woombye saw all this happening and now know what members of their community do on the last Monday of the month. Our fourth visitor was from the Sunshine Coast Daily. Watch out for newspaper story about us and our Open Day on Saturday 22 August 2015.

Of course we had time for Show and Tell.  Here are just some of the items that came in today.

Liz found all the coloured squares for this
quilt on the freebie table

Ann M's tribute to the Irish

I call this Di's children's forest

Di put all her sister's scraps to good use

The next four children's quilts were made by Leonie's friend Lesley. Thank you Lesley for giving them to Sunshine Linus.

This was a stack of squares before Kaye N
cut off the corners!

Kaye N also likes bright colours

Another bright quilt by Kaye N

This time Kaye N added fish 

Last month we had a request for shawls for aged care patients to wrap around their shoulders. Barbara M has created these two designs.

Barbara G made lots of cute premmie dresses

Barbara G's butterfly quilt

A little boy with love Barbara G's cars

Can you see the black cat in Orrawin's creation?

Orrawin again use lots of bits in this quilt

Lee's scrappy columns

Kay F made the donated monkeys into this playful quilt

This book quilt tells the story of Handa's Surprise. In this book each animal steals a piece for fruit from Handa's basket without her knowing. Just before she gets to her friend's village a goat collides with a tangerine tree and the basket gets filled with the dropping fruit. Thus resulting in Handa's surprise. We hope that Nambour Special School children enjoy the story.

Two more weighted dogs made by Claire

When people are not sewing for Sunshine Linus they are often sewing for their families or other craft groups. Here are two quilts made by Cynthia that you may have seen at the Caloundra Quilter's Quilt Show last weekend.

Our next regular meeting is on Monday 31 August but before that is our Open Day at the Nambour Uniting Church on Saturday 22 August.  Just a reminder to members that there is an extra meeting on August 10 to get ready for the Open Day.