Tuesday, September 29, 2015

28 September, 2015 meeting

As the bags of donated fabric arrived the sorters got to work.  It was opportune that Edith had brought in her cutting machine to demonstrate how quickly and accurately squares, triangles and other shapes could be cut.  All ready for making the next round of quilts.

Here are some of the quilts from today's Show and Tell.  My apologize if your quilt photo didn't make it to the blog but a few photos were blurry... however the first photo is lovely and bright.  If you had seen the real thing you would have seen Sandra's first attempt at free motion quilting.

Sandra will brighten up a boy's life with this one!

Chris made this quilted wall hanging for a hospital nursery

Many thanks to the ladies at Peachester Quilters for the twenty quilt tops that you made and donated. Here is just one of them.

Leonie made use of pieces cut by others

Leonie's Frog Pad

Leonie making simple piecing look good with
great quilting

just like my sister's chook house!

Only part of Jan's big colourful quilt top

Edith asking if you would like a cup of tea

Edith using lots of scraps

Yvonne also used a lot of squares

Orrawin made this bright raffle quilt.  I had to take a photo of the back as it was almost as colourful as the front!

the front ...

... and the back

another Orrawin creation

Jan B using strips of kid fabric

delicate colours by Kaye N

Kaye N's also used squares

after all the squares Kaye N went overboard with hand sew curves!

Kaye N using light and dark scraps

the final Kaye N masterpiece

Nicky's mermaids

Not just quilts were on display.  After the Sunshine Linus Open Day Kaye N was sent a pattern for 'ugly socks' which she says are very quick to knit.

the not so ugly 'ugly socks'
Sue and Rosemary's touchy feelies for Cherbourg Special School

knitted trauma teddies
Kay F included dog and cat heads on these touchy feely muffs
Claire B's first weighted dogs
Claire B made this futon from dyed pillow cases

Ablecare are creating a 3m x 1m sensory wall made of carpet. The wall will have a variety of velcro attachments eg. sensory shapes, bells, games and shapes for making pictures. The first items will be this game of noughts and crosses, sensory pizza pieces and bells. The Ablecare Day Services Centre will now be a more entertaining place for their clients.

velcro activity mat for Ablecare

single bed weighted blanket

single bed weighted blanket with washable cover

Our next meeting is on Monday 26 October.  Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

31 August, 2015 meeting

One week after the Open Day and it was time to distribute all the quilts we had displayed on the Nambour Uniting Church pews - plus a few more. The folded quilts might not look as pretty as they did on the pews but the height of the piles was impressive!

Jan K and Claire B's mermaid quilt

Kay F finished off this one
The next two quilts were made and kindly donated by Kawana Quilters. Thank you ladies.

Jan took home a roll of fabric and with some clever cutting has created this beautiful quilt top.

Jan's conversion of a roll of fabric using the Stack and Whack method

Ann M highlighting bright Kaffe Fassett fabrics

Claire B padded the bear on this quilt and added some toys!
When Peter Wellington came in to see what happens at a Sunshine Linus distribution meeting, most of the quilts and other items of comfort had been packed for delivery. President Judie gratefully accepted his generous financial donation on behalf of the group.

Next week Judie and Claire are going to visit Ablecare with a number of touchy feely aprons, cushions and quilts. We will also be handing over other items which will assist their client.

communication wallets for Ablecare clients

a busy and noisy (bells) touchy feely cushion

a special request - a touchy feely with lots of zip pockets

weighted dogs for Ablecare and a Special School

a fiddle bag for aged care clients

a weighted blanket

You may have seen this "Early Warning Signs" quilt at our Open Day. It has already been presented to the teachers at Nambour Special School. They will use it to teach students about how they may feel in uncomfortable situations.

Our next meeting is on Monday 28 September - please come along to see what we do, make friends with crafty people and contribute to the Sunshine Coast and wider community.