Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Monday, 26th July

 Another successful sales table was held under the supervision of Elaine with lots of wonderful treasures to purchase.  These included jams, lovely muffins baked by Marion, plants and some adorable soft toys such as a pair of 'mother/daughter' chickens made by Claire.

A large number of beautiful quilts were produced by the 'Quilters' including these two quilts - the truck centrepiece and sailing boats have been paper pieced.

Dorothy was busy this month and produced two children's quilts and a lovely masculine 'Waltzing Matilda' quilt using a tea towel as the centre.

Another wonderful wall hanging has been created by Claire for a new client - Banksia Beach State School, Bribie Island.  This wall hanging is based on the Aboriginal Dreamtime Story 'Tiddalik the Frog' who was so thirsty that he drank up all the rivers and billabongs in the land and the animals met to work out how to make Tiddalik laugh to release all of the water he had drunk. 

This is Tiddalik laughing and releasing the water back to the land.

Dorothy thought that a lot of people need hugs at the moment and made these adorable 'huggles' that can be worn as a brooch over a button or slipped onto a finger, only limited by your imagination.

Lovely 'super hero' capes made by Annie R (with symbols) and Lee McR (navy background with sparkly stars and cats).

A beautiful crocheted rug made by the Bribie Island group.

Orawin has once again been creative assembling pre-pieced blocks for this lovely quilt top and back.

Bev patched this lovely quilt with alphabet print centres.

A selection of some of the wonderful quilts received today.

Raffle Winner:   The winner of the 'Stitch Library quilt' made by Judie B. was Marion.


The next meeting will be an Activity Day on Monday 16th August.  There will be three projects to choose from a 'Jagged X's' quilt with Kay, a Corner to Corner crocheted rug with Jenny or polar fleece shawls/capes.

Jagged X's quilt requirements:
Fabric: Jelly Roll or equivalent and 2 metres background fabric.
Preparation: Jelly Roll and background fabric - 10 strips cut into 2.5 x 3.5 inch rectangles - to start.

Crocheted rug requirements:
Yarn and crochet hook.

Polar fleece shawls/capes requirements:
Sewing machines or cutting implements.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Monday 28th June

It has been a very busy month for Sunshine Linus with a static display needing to be organised for the Nambour Show (a big thank you to Kaye, Marion and Sharon for coordinating this). Three guest visitors also attended Monday's meeting.

The display was well received.

Our first visitor was Sergeant Sandy Atkinson from the Sunshine Coast Crime Prevention Unit at Maroochydore. Sandy was amazed at the range and quality of the items she saw on the distribution tables. Sunshine Linus donate many items to a number of police stations on the Sunshine Coast. Of course the activity bags for children caught up in domestic violence situations are a regular donation.

Kaye shows Sandy some of the items.

Our second set of visitors were Lewis and Pam Minary from the Suncoast Social Dancers. Pam is the Vice President and Lewis the Treasurer. Pam saw the Sunshine Linus article in the May 6th issue of the My Weekly Preview magazine and brought it to the attention of the dancing group because they are always looking for local volunteer groups and charities to support. The Suncoast Social Dancers very generously donated $1000 to Sunshine Linus!

Pam and Lewis presenting the cheque to Sunshine Linus

Pam and Lewis view some of the 'touchy feely' items.

Once again the sales table was overflowing with goods for sale. Thank you to everyone who has donated items and to Elaine for her efforts setting the table up as it has become a good source of income for Sunshine Linus.

Elaine put her Brother sewing machine to good use embroidering these lovely coasters and hand towels for the sales table.

Thelma models a mask she purchased!

The raffle quilt for the next two months was donated by Judie B. Judie calls it her 'Stitch Library quilt' and you can see why when you take a closer look at the quilting! Remember to purchase your tickets at the next meeting if you haven't already done so!

 And now for some 'Show and Tell'.......

Jan has been collecting Kanyini bears from the knitters amongst Sunshine Linus members and friends, enough to fill her bed! They are to be delivered to Buderim Private hospital.

Bev S knitted this beautiful, double breasted toddler's jacket and beanie.

Gabrielle delivered an assortment of items including a colorful knitted rug that had 'touchy feely' threads on the back.


The 'Touchy Feely' team have been hard at work again creating a range of creative and interesting items. 

Lea made these balls and blockenspeils.

Beany made a selection of doodads.

Rosemary made these gorgeous twiddle muffs.

The insides were just as interesting.

More delightful 'touchy feely' cubes.

The 'Sewing Team' have been just as productive. Lisa delivered a number of hospital gowns, some of which were made during the last Activity Day.

Sue T shows one of the night shirts she had made.

Carole made a bag full of 'cheery' playing card holders. They were also started during the last Activity Day. The card holders are very popular amongst the residents in aged care facilities.

Of course there are always some adorable soft toys donated each month. 

Kay F made a very cute Mr Hoot Hoot

These cuties are destined for the 4FW ward at Nambour Hospital. Jenny D knitted and crocheted the cats and dogs and Claire created the weighted frog and rabbit.

Claire was tasked with the job of creating a 'finger guard' for a student at Currimundi Special School. After hunting around for ideas and trialing her own design, she came up with this snazzy 'finger guard'!

The 'Quilters' are also always making beautiful quilts for Sunshine Linus to donate. Sharon assembled and quilted a set of gorgeous blocks to make this spectacular quilt.

The 'Thursday Quilters' donated a very pretty double-sided quilt.

Annie made an intricate 'snowball' quilt using scraps from her stash.

A couple more lovely quilts....


  • Due to the current Covid-19 situation, Activity Day for July has been cancelled.
  • The next meeting will be Monday 26th July. Don't forget to book a time slot!
  • Don't forget there will be a sales table and raffle quilt.