Tuesday, January 26, 2016

January 25, 2016

Some 80 members of Sunshine Linus returned today laden with enthusiasm and a variety of goods for distribution.

Many quilts  were based on traditional patterns:
Autumn leaves by Denise
A male quilt by Denise
Colourful  prints with masculine themes in a traditional block by Sandra

Yellows and aqua always appealing, by Kaye.

Strip quilts are quick and easy, whether using scraps or a jelly roll according to Ann.

Sunshine Linus is fortunate to receive many donations, including a few below of those received today :

Blue hearts

Cups and saucers from Kathy at Gympie
Hundreds of tiny squares in a tonal display

Classy travel bags donated by Kaye's sister were soon purchased by members.

Special techniques today included hexagons by Judith (who will remove all those papers?), machine embroidery from Kathy at Gympie, applique and colourwash from the Gold Coast, and wheelchair quilts by Sandra.

A donated crocheted textile art rug, and a hexagon rug made by Maria from varying sized segments found on the freebies table, added to the variety of goods donated.

Claire and Judie have been busy with special orders for Able Care - a new design for a weighted octopus has been developed by Claire, while Barbara has been busy making "touchy feely" books and the "touchy feely" wall hangings and blankets are always in demand.

One page of Barbara's book

Sensory wall hanging by Rosemary

The premmie baby team are preparing a large number of kits to be sent to  Cherbourg Aboriginal Community, Townsville and TI Aboriginal Corporation Women's Health unit, Congress ALKUR at Alice Springs and Mareeba Maternity Hospital in the near future.

Our indefatigable President Kaye found she had some 30 quilt tops to take home - hoping she can distribute some to other members with long arm quilters.

Next meeting is Monday, 29 February - a leap year.