Early In October, Sunshine Linus held one of three Activity Days planned for each year. Three demonstrations were held.
Jenny Wilcox from Palmwoods Arts and Crafts gave a comprehensive demonstration of the Scan and cut machine, one of which has recently been donated to Sunshine Linus.
More about this equipment in the October Links.
Barbara demonstrated flying geese and disappearing nine patch variations.
Later in the blog you will see the variety of quilts made by Barbara and handed in for distribution at the end of October.
Our untiring President Kaye demonstrated "scrappy stacks" quilts.
Jan from Chinchilla regularly sends paper-pieced challenges.
Two of these returned as quilts this month:
Bright circles used by Judie B and marine animals used by Kaye.
Dee has been quilting small quilts and, while we do not always know the designer/maker, we are thankful for all these donations. Members will be busy this month adding the bindings and labels for a finished product.
Glorianne had a dinosaurs theme with three delightful quilts for small children who, for some reason, seem to be walking encyclopedias when it comes to dinosaurs.
Anne is an expert at applique and her quilts featured varied squares with a small floral border
Dorothy used storybook squares to effect, and farm animal motifs.
while Denise's choice of strong browns and greys is definitely for a male.
Barbara presented several finished quilts including these below:
From simple squares
to a disappearing nine patch
to flying geese
to scrappy blocks
and the use of excess furnishing fabric.
Kaye used the triple layered flower cut during the Scan and Cut demonstration
to add interest to this scrappy stack quilt,
demonstrated a colourful brick effect
A special order scrappy stacks quilt has been completed by Kaye for Rose Cottage hospice.
The distribution table supported a variety of other items including these blockenspeils
and towelling bibs, and