Monday, September 25, 2017

September 2017

Not so many quilts for Show and Tell this month but there was an emphasis on the style of quilt that will be demonstrated at our October Activity Day.

In August Claire explained the basics of her story book quilts, displaying the background ready for the story.

This month, we see the finished product with all the detailed pieces attached by Velcro enabling them to be moved by the children. A platypus hides in a pocket under the tree roots on the left while the cars, flowers and houses can all be adjusted.

With a burst of summer heat upon us, we received some knitted goods from Peregian knitters, courtesy of Gabrielle. 

Our demand for knitted goods will be slight for the next few months but there maybe some call for shawls for the aged such as this one piece crocheted style below.

A demand for men's quilts remains. Kaye has finished a fish quilt for a special order. The blocks were made by her Gladstone quilters group some time ago. 

Dee has quilted a brown and gold strip quilt of a generous size for a male.

 Bonnie showed some "dribble bibs" suitable for older Special Needs children and Claire had collaborated to produce a touchy feely book.

Our extra Activity Day in October will feature a demonstration of the Scan and Cut machine recently donated to Sunshine Linus, and three workshops.  Sharon will demonstrate easy quilt-as-you-go techniques, and there will demonstrations of the flying geese technique by Barbara and scrappy stack quilts by Kaye. Bring a notebook.

Several quilts displayed today by Barbara and Kaye gave examples of using scraps to make interesting quilts. From Barbara,

 and from Kaye,

 Anne had made a I spy quilt with an bright backing.

Whether simple strips and squares or complex piecing, our quilts give delight to many deserving residents of the Sunshine Coast.

Next meeting day will be Monday, October 30th. All welcome from 9.30am.

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