Tuesday, October 31, 2017

October 2017

While I was interstate for the October meeting, the preparation for the blog was made admirably by Carolyn and Orrawin - my thanks to them - and what a pleasure it was to create this post looking at all the show and tell with fresh eyes. I hope that all our readers are also motivated by this month's photos.

 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.
"Super easy" I am told and you can see more examples of these below. A hands-on day is planned for 2018 so we can try it for ourselves.

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

 and a nautical theme with half square triangle border.

Dorothy used storybook squares to effect, and farm animal motifs.

Dorothy's squares are effective in these two small quilts:

 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 
and what can be achieved using those leftovers of different width and lengths.

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

 sensory cubes,
 including this large cube made by Lee.
As the November 27th meeting will be our last distribution day for 2018, a variety of finished products can be expected.

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