Wednesday, June 29, 2016

June 2016

Marking the coldest June for five years for south east Queensland, Linus members celebrated their sixth birthday with a cake cut by four original members (Carolyn, Sharon, Lee and Jan).

Children's quilts featured this month:
 and dinosaurs by Lee,
warm bunny rugs by Rosemary, and
a farmyard quilt and ducks in a row by Anne

More traditional quilts such as the Dresden Plate design, a double-sided Hunter Star and an interesting black white and pink design were shown by Orrawin and Denise.

(Note Orrawin's use of "leftover" lengths of binding on the back of this quilt. Bring your short leftover binding to Orrawin and she will make good use of them)
Goods to be sent to the Philippines such as the one-piece apron designed and modelled by Jan and the monitor bag designed and made by Lee add further challenges for members.

Mona and Sue have been forward thinking, bringing hero capes for Christmas gift bags, 

while our wonderfully creative Claire produced the Little Blue Riding Hood Cape, a wall quilt based on The Rainbow Fish and a skills book.

Jan's quilt-as-you-go Hearts epitomises the spirit of Sunshine Linus, using skills with textiles to improve the quality of life of those less fortunate than our members.
For a list of all the goods produced and distributed after this meeting, see the What we make and where it goes page on this blog.

Next meeting is Monday, 25th July.

Monday, May 30, 2016

May 2016

After a 6 week break due to Public Holidays, May's gathering brought many donations, such that the centre tables were groaning under the weight.
Ian from Woombye Bendigo Bank paid us an early visit to present President Kaye with a cheque for $500 as part of the Bank's Community Support program.  

We were also visited by Adam from Maroochydore State High School who coordinates a program for students who need special assistance at the school.

Some 20 quilts had been left at Patchwork Angel for Linus, many finished and ready to be distributed.

Sunshine Linus members are skilled at using small scraps to make stunning quilts. Below are some made by Orrawin- cheeky cats and a reverse made of small squares found on the donations table

by Rosemary 

 by Barbara

and by Dorothy

Sandra displayed  an elegant quilt constructed of 12 embroidered blocks, each done by a different person as well as several quilts suitable for males.
 along with several quilts suitable for males

Anne 's Houses and Sun Bonnet Sue quilts will delight little girls.

Two nature themed quilts featured native animals backgrounded by strips which reflect the colours of the Australian landscape.

A few courageous souls had persevered with their Blockenspeils, a technique taught by Kaye at the mid-May special day. Meanwhile, Claire's creativity had been directed to two balls, one fabric and one crocheted plus a Skills book for adults. These items are used by Able Care.

The next meeting will be on Monday, 27th June where Sunshine Linus will celebrate its 6th Birthday.

** Please do  not leave donations of fabric and other goods outside the Uniting Church Hall.  If you wish to donate, but cannot deliver your donations on that date, please contact us with a message on the blog. 

Monday, April 11, 2016

April 2016

Once again, our products demonstrated the wide-ranging abilities of Sunshine Linus members and of those who donate to us. Members of the committee are tireless in their efforts and in setting an example. Despite recent surgery, Cynthia found time to produce this small quilt from donated hexagon squares.

Special orders are often handled by Claire T and Judie B and this month was no exception with the Noughts and Crosses velcro wall hanging game,
 the adorable weighted green pooch,
 the weighted octopus,
a classy chook,
 plus as sensory brick mat.

Rosemary displayed a variety of attachments that members could make for use on the touchy-feely aprons and rugs for which we have constant demand. 
 Soft toys made by Dorothy from airline socks were a novelty.
Rosemary has been busy again preparing kits for brick quilts, an interesting variation of which was produced by Ann.
 Scrappy quilts were popular this month , demonstrating how creative members
are in using small pieces of fabric. Dorothy produced several small quilts including some with curved corners on the binding while Orrawin combined greens and blues to challenge which was the "right"side.

We are fortunate to have several skilled long arm quilters including Edith and Kaye who combined in this elegant pink quilt. Edith also quilted the appliqued floral quilt below.

 Francis W supplied several quilts today, including the colourful clouds design and the autumn leaves.

Glorianna made good use of small squares while Vicki has made a colourful strip quilt and some duck squares suitable for wheelchair lap quilts.

A star  block quilt  made by Christine of Beerwah, some foundation pieced animal blocks from our Chinchilla supporter and a large colourful quilt from Bribie Island Quilters are indicative of the donations Sunshine Linus receives each month.

The Southern Cross design from Liz K refreshed interest in the project which sends quilts to Australian servicemen and women overseas.

Dorothy's chequered flag reminds members that we are always at the beginning of a new venture with Sunshine Linus.

The next meeting will be on Monday 30th May.

 Members should check their next Link Newsletter for information about activities
 before 30th May.