|Kay Nightingale hosting Show & Tell|
Kay Nightingale our Long Arm Quilter Extraordinaire hosted the Show and Tell part of our day and injected a friendly and warm sense of fun into this very important part of our day. As always, our members have made huge efforts to make all manner of items that are needed by the community of the Sunshine Coast. We received some more donated fabrics this month and this came in very handy for those who are busy making quilts for our commitments toward the end of the year.
|Just some of the lovely baby knitting done by our SA friends.|
|A Micro Preemie Baby Hat|
|Some Polar Fleece PJ's for littlies made beautifully by Bev.|
|Sensory Wall Hanging|
We managed to donate some 25 or so Wheel Chair Quilts to the Muscular Dystropy organisation on the coast. These are extremely popular amongst the patients who are wheel chair bound.
We welcomed Michelle and Megan from IFYS and were able to make sure they didn't leave empty handed. We donated some children's clothing, toys and little quilts to this Foster Care program. We sincerely hope that this will be an ongoing relationship for many years to come.
|Wheel Chair Quilts|
Both Rosemary and Claire have been busy making touchy feely aprons. Great job girls!
|Rosemary and Touchy Feely Apron|
|Claire's Touchy Feely Apron|
|A really beautifully knitted rug and matching cushion were |
donated and will be used as our 2nd prize at our next Open Day.
|These fabrics are upholstery samples and have been sewn together |
the quilt as you go method, by Claire.
|Another String Quilt and Quilt as you Go Method.|
|Orawin started with the Dresden plate and just |
grew the borders around and around.
|Another really effective scrappy quilt|
|All manner of greens make this a gem.|
|Wyn created this from an orphan block, well done Wyn!|
|Denise and her anything can be made from scraps quilt|
|Our other Denise with a beautifully colourful creation|
|So good to see Sandra|
from the Isa visiting us and catching up with friends
|Little Preemie nighties for humidicribs|
|Gorgeous clothing packages including tops, bottoms and undies made by the |
Bubs and Kids group
|This colourful creation is to become a raffle quilt|
|Our Zig Zag expert put together this one - just stunning Kay|
|Lots of fabrics, very colourful too.|
|Maggie and her very pretty pastel quilt|
|These items were donated by two very generous hearts, Lyn and Jan, who are|
also very savvy shoppers - and great helpers on our gathering day.
|Yes, these log cabin blocks are very tiny - well done too.|
|Joanne made these unique wheelchair quilts.|
|Cathy completed this creation that had been given by a friend.|
|Another happy and bright wheel chair quilt|
|Barb from Gympie is a beautiful crocheter, isn't this stunning?|
|Claire - and her "We're going on a Bear Hunt" Wall hanging that was made for the |
Special Needs students at Caboolture Special School
Our intrepid creative quilter Claire has done it again. We were approached by the staff at Caboolture Special School to assist in the creation of some sensory, touchy feely wall hangings to compliment the school's collection of big books. So Claire started with that well known children's book "We're going on a Beat Hunt". Above is the over all picture and below is the special creativity that makes this hanging so special.
|Lift off Grass, and flowing river, and of course muddy foot prints in the mud|
|Removable Trees and the snow storm and of course the bear in the cave!|
|Everyone hurries to home with the green door and snuggles under |
the pink quilt.
Well, as you can see we had a very big meeting and managed to deliver lots of goodies to many different organisations and individuals on the Sunshine Coast. We look forward to our Machine Quilting Workshop on the 12th May for those who would like to learn how to use the walking foot on their machine to simply quilt small quilts.
Our next gathering is the 26th May. See you there!