Thursday, April 26, 2018

Sharing The Sunshine On Anzac Day 25th April

Our President Susan Hoy spent a peaceful Anzac Day making children's tote bags. She embroidered the panels last year when caring for her mum but has just made up the bags now. She said, "It makes me feel very grateful that Sunshine Linus can bring a little Sunshine to others."

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Action Day: April 16th 2018

Our 'Strippy' Action Day this month saw 33 ladies try their hand at making some strip-quilts using the many fabric strips Kaye had cut and provided for the occasion.

The session began with Kaye sharing some hints and techniques to create these 'strippy' master-pieces.

Barbara showed an assortment of amazing quilts where she had used strips of fabric and different techniques to create a variety of designs.

Once everyone had decided on their design the hum of sewing machines vibrated around the room.

Some of the ladies offered to sort and find strips for the quilters who set about sewing and cutting their blocks.

Thelma had a surprise find as she grabbed the opportunity to sort and tidy the storage cupboard.

The Action Day also gave members the opportunity to chat and laugh together, catch up with long-time friends or make some new ones.

At the end of the session the quilters had made a very good start on their strip-quilts and most of the strips Kaye had provided were now serving a much better purpose!

Some finished blocks by Chris, Dawn and Judith,

...and one funky, completed quilt-top made by Pauline.

Now we look forward to all of these wonderful strip quilts being finished and arriving at our monthly meeting! No pressure ladies!