Monday, October 26, 2015

26 October, 2015 meeting

There must have been about 80 hard working ladies at the Nambour Uniting Church this morning for the monthly Sunshine Linus meeting.  Lots of quilts and other items of comfort were displayed during Show and Tell and then distributed.

I'm obviously getting used to my new phone and camera. The standard of sewing is great unlike some of the photos. A few quilt photos didn't even make it to the blog!  It will be better next month.

Hard to see the detailed embroidery here

from Edith's cutting Orrawin creates a quilt - great team work!

Denise made good use of these bits and pieces

an English themed boy's quilt

Denise adding colour to autumn leaves
Leonie is one of a number of members who are long arm quilters.  Here are a number of quilts pieced by other people that she has been busy quilting in the past month.

Barbara's first quilt - quilted by Leonie

a busy house quilt

Joy's brick quilt

pieced in Townsville - finished on the Sunshine Coast by Claire B

Leonie liked quilting this playful cat quilt

Leone and Bonnie were asked to make a touchy feely as a book.  The pages are laced together with shoe laces and can be flicked through like a magazine.

You never know what you will find on the freebie table.  Helen took these modern technology squares and turned them into a quilt.

Annie added lots of hand embroidery to this quilt 

sorry about the photo Claire B - a cancer charity quilt 

Rosemary's touchy feely for a visually impaired boy

a fishy wall quilt made by Yvonne and
finished by Claire

Some of the bagful of tiny premmie hats donated by Chris. Thanks for thinking of given then to Sunshine Linus.

weighted snakes

part of the 3.5m square sensory floor mat for Ablecare

Velcro hands and feet for Ablecare's sensory wall

During the month the second version of Wonky Donkey was delivered to a local special school.  I hope the children are enjoying it and the weighted dog!

Our next meeting is on Monday 30 November 2015.  A reminder to members that this is also the AGM.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

28 September, 2015 meeting

As the bags of donated fabric arrived the sorters got to work.  It was opportune that Edith had brought in her cutting machine to demonstrate how quickly and accurately squares, triangles and other shapes could be cut.  All ready for making the next round of quilts.

Here are some of the quilts from today's Show and Tell.  My apologize if your quilt photo didn't make it to the blog but a few photos were blurry... however the first photo is lovely and bright.  If you had seen the real thing you would have seen Sandra's first attempt at free motion quilting.

Sandra will brighten up a boy's life with this one!

Chris made this quilted wall hanging for a hospital nursery

Many thanks to the ladies at Peachester Quilters for the twenty quilt tops that you made and donated. Here is just one of them.

Leonie made use of pieces cut by others

Leonie's Frog Pad

Leonie making simple piecing look good with
great quilting

just like my sister's chook house!

Only part of Jan's big colourful quilt top

Edith asking if you would like a cup of tea

Edith using lots of scraps

Yvonne also used a lot of squares

Orrawin made this bright raffle quilt.  I had to take a photo of the back as it was almost as colourful as the front!

the front ...

... and the back

another Orrawin creation

Jan B using strips of kid fabric

delicate colours by Kaye N

Kaye N's also used squares

after all the squares Kaye N went overboard with hand sew curves!

Kaye N using light and dark scraps

the final Kaye N masterpiece

Nicky's mermaids

Not just quilts were on display.  After the Sunshine Linus Open Day Kaye N was sent a pattern for 'ugly socks' which she says are very quick to knit.

the not so ugly 'ugly socks'
Sue and Rosemary's touchy feelies for Cherbourg Special School

knitted trauma teddies
Kay F included dog and cat heads on these touchy feely muffs
Claire B's first weighted dogs
Claire B made this futon from dyed pillow cases

Ablecare are creating a 3m x 1m sensory wall made of carpet. The wall will have a variety of velcro attachments eg. sensory shapes, bells, games and shapes for making pictures. The first items will be this game of noughts and crosses, sensory pizza pieces and bells. The Ablecare Day Services Centre will now be a more entertaining place for their clients.

velcro activity mat for Ablecare

single bed weighted blanket

single bed weighted blanket with washable cover

Our next meeting is on Monday 26 October.  Hope to see you there.