Tuesday, January 30, 2018

January 2018

A record day with approximately 95 ladies attending, all armed with donations made over the past two months. Despite the very hot temperatures, many have managed to create an array of beautiful quilts and other products. Our Distribution List will show how much and where it all went.
Donations: Firstly a Big Thanks to Sew This and That from Morayfield who have closed down and generously donated many of their display quilts to Sunshine Linus. Those of you who attended their classes may recognise some of these:

Regular contributions from Bribie Island Quilters must also be recognised, including these below:

Small Quilts: There were several small quilts displayed using bright contrasts and traditional half square triangles.

Judie B returned many such quilts which she had quilted and finished.
Borders: Some donated tops required borders to be attached to make them a useful size so Judie added these borders prior to quilting.

  Motifs  made using the embellisher gave extra interest to simple squares. 
Sunshine Linus has a donated embellisher that can be used at the venue to cut shapes such as Judie's daisies and native animals on these quilts.

Wendy used bright sashing and borders from "boots" fabric and a "dashed" effect around squares on point on these quilts.

 Squares, squares and more squares indicate how our members use the smallest of  pieces of fabric donated monthly .
 Dorothy's squares feature "diggers", making this quilt suitable for a boy, while the reverse side of Orrawin's large quilt is filled with squares.

 Liz's Sudoku quilt is one of two blue themed quilts of January.

 Plaid squares with animal print fabric between made a large quilt while the variety of red fabrics below is always effective.

 Bright fabrics are sued here, Liz employing dark sashing,   
 and a shadow box effect creates special interest.

A little different: President Kaye was challenged by this "Freebie table" kit  using flannel.

 Anne, who usually presents beautiful appliqued designs, made her first attempt at foundation piecing - a great choice of  blues and cream,

while Secretary Denise showed mastery of the ruler quilt demonstrated by President Kaye in 2017.

Lyn used the Dresden Plate on this quilt made with donated silk ties, plus a carry bag for a kidney dialysis patient

  Dorothy's scrappy pieces were given an ordered effect by the diagonal design while Cynthia's
"a bit of everything" utilised random pieces from the Freebie table.

 Not only does Daphne sort donated material each month, her arms must have been aching from displaying the Show and Tell quilts on stage including these two she had made, each bright and effective.

We look forward to more treasures at our next meeting 
on Monday 26 February.