Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Quilt as you go

We had another very productive day on Monday 16th July, although there were not so many of us in attendance.
Judie and Bev demonstrated how to join quilted blocks together, and before too long we hope to have a tutorial for that posted here.

We've had some fantastic financial donations:  Buderim Lioness Club has donated $250; and Lions Club of Lake Currimundi-Kawana also have sent a cheque for $200.  Thanks you to those Clubs for much needed funds!

We've also had donations of some beautiful new patchwork fabrics, so many thanks to Kim of Kimz Sewing and Patchwork, and to Julie Day of Nimble Stitches at Buderim.  Please support these traders who support us so generously.
We'd also like to thank Peggy Byrne and Diane Bode for sending along beatifully crocheted rugs and knitted scarves, and others who have sent children's beanies, fancy and plain, and slipper socks;  Leone made 16 Xray bags, and brought along bags of freshly washed children's clothes to be redistributed through Lion's Emergency Centre.  So many people in the community are helping out - just because they can and we're grateful to all of them.

Our distribution list is as follows:-
3 Touchy Feelies to RSL Care Tantula Rise; 4 crochet rugs to Kidney Support Network, Nambour; 2 weighted vests to Compass Institute, Palmwoods; children's clothing, baby rugs, knitted scarves and beanies and slipper socks to Lions Emergency Accommodation Centre; 16 Xray bags to Premion Oncology, Brisbane; and knitted beanies to RCH Children's Oncology.

To end the day the committee had a short meeting and worked out a program for the rest of the year.
July 30th - Next meeting will be an ordinary meeting.
August 27th - Yvonne will give a demo on using special rulers to make easy blocks.
Sept 8th (Saturday) - Bus trip to Samford Quilt Show will include a visit to two quilt shops.  There are three spots still vacant, so if you're interested in joining us please phone Yvonne.
Sept 24th - Strip Quilt as you go blocks, like Barb is making.

Oct 17-21st - Qld Quilt Show at Craft and Quilt Fair - Sunshine Linus will be looking for representatives.
Oct 24th (Wednesday) - Mooloolah Show and Tell - we'd like someone to represent us here too! 
Oct 29th - Mile a minute technique demonstration
Nov 13th (Tuesday)- Market Day at Queenland Quilters - remember that last year we made a lot of small items to sell at this event to raise funds for Linus.
Nov 26th - AGM (will you nominate for a position? - please give it some thought), followed by a crazy Christmas Party.
Then we'll have December off and restart late in January.

Until next time ....

1 comment:

  1. Some great donations there Bev! I look forward to the tutorial on joining QAYG blocks. There's a lady called Jan Mac from Victoria who makes quilts this way and she has people from all around the globe sending her blocks. She then joins them into quilts. She makes hundreds this way; an amazing lady.