Tuesday, September 27, 2016

September 2016

Despite our meeting being in school holidays, some 80 members attended this week's meeting. This photo shows the piles of quilts and other goods accumulating on the centre tables before the meeting.
Show and tell revealed a variety of paper pieced panels, all sent to us by our good friend Jan from Chinchilla whose parcels arrive regularly throughout the year.

 The zebra, bees and their hive, the truck and the space shuttle have passed to the capable hands of Orrawin to work her magic. The two panels of houses below will delight any small  child and we look forward to their transformation into small quilts for children.

Claire's story book for September is Big Brown Bear and each of the panels can be removed by their velcro fastenings.
 as can the leaves on this sensory wall quilt.
Carolyn has collaborated with Claire to produce two colourful "touchy feely" bean bags for special needs children at Able Care,
and Carolyn also took up the challenge to create a crochet pattern for these bottle bags. Carolyn's patterns were claimed quickly and those who took a pattern home are asked to bring back at least 2 copies next month for sharing with those who missed out yesterday.

Fabric continues to be donated by the large bag full and enterprising members turn "scraps"into wonderful quilts. Witness the following:

Above: Front and back of a quilt for Aboriginal clients made by Barbara 
Below: A brick quilt made by Helen

Interesting effect from diagonal arrangement of large squares by Dorothy who also took lots of care in creating the Tulip design and pink hearts quilts.

 Orrawin calls the back of this quilt the kitchen sink pattern but, when compared with the strippy front, it is hard to decided which is the most attractive.

 Orrawin admitted that she had raided the bindings box to find all the possible blue strips for these blue stars.
Rosanna contributed a trio of sensory quilt tops with a close up of one illustrating the many hours of work that have gone into the detail on each of these.

Lorraine displays an overnight bag made to a new pattern supplied by President Kaye last month. These will go to women in refuges who arrive with nowhere to store their meagre possessions.  Lorraine has cleverly used a Japanese panel print for the bag which Kaye assures us can be 
constructed in just one hour.
Using recent personal experience with nursing homes, Elaine explains her activity balls made of stretch fabric to President Kaye.
 Denise displays Claire's weighted big hound and green dog destined for autistic children.

The Premmie Baby group proudly displayed the elegant Miss Rabbit and a group of beautifully dressed dolls made from donated faces by Judith. These will be destined for a special cause.

 While there are many other items brought to the table by unsung heroes, this month's blog details an inspiring record of the talent and dedication of our members.