Friday, November 25, 2011

Quilt as you go workshop

Jean supplied photos from the Quilt as you go workshop
with Chris Behersing held on the 12th Nov.

Looks like lots of pinning was done.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Elegance 12x12 Challenge

This months challenge was Elegance - this got us all scratching our heads, but most of us got there!!!!
 Elegance quilt pattern by Annette de Raat

 An Elegant Peacock made by Antoinette

  An Elegant Fan by Jules Devine

 Sue Weaver's Elegant High Heel

 Annette Stocks' 3D Monarch Butterfly

Claire Vivash's grandmothers doily and old pieces of jewelery

Dragica Behrent's beautiful lady with amazing beadwork.
This post supplied by Annette Stocks.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Hand Applique Workshop

On Saturday, 11 WQC members gathered at Kelston to learn needleturn applique
with one of our own members, Tracey Roberts.  
What a great day it was with Tracey sharing her vast knowledge on fabric, threads,
scissors and needles as well as teaching us the skills to do great
needle turn applique using freezer paper templates on the right side of the fabric.
Tracey is an excellent tutor and made sure we were all keeping up
and so good at sharing her skills as well as helping out with
needle threading and other the other problems we had.
 Dawn smiling for the camera while June is concentrating on her work.
Wendy making her bias strips with Jennifer's help.
 The other June and Dawn sewing and chatting.
Marnie and Jennifer in the front while
Lyn moved closer to the window for the light.
 Elizabeth, Claire and Annette all concentrating on their sewing.
Tracey checking on progress.
Jane and Dawn making bias strips.
 Jean at the back doing her own projects 
while Jennifer and Valerie 
concentrate on their handwork.
Starting to come together.
I know I really enjoyed the day and went home
with the skills to complete one of my flowers.
Thankyou Tracey for a wonderful class.  I know I learnt a lot.
Thanks to Elizabeth for being gofer and keeping us well fed
and thank you to all the ladies who attended and brought lots of yummy food.
It was very relaxing day doing needle work with like minded people.
Photos supplied by Jean and Claire

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tuesday's meeting

At the meeting this week, we had a Chinese auction.
The items in the auction were donated by members and 
then members could buy 5 raffle tickets for a dollar.
This is one of the tables of goodies.
A cup was put in front of each item and you put a ticket in the
cup in front of the items you want to bid for.   At the end
a ticket is drawn for each item and the person holding the corresponding butt
is the winner.
This months' charity block
Some cute stockings made for charity.
The members block of the month is slowly coming together.
The committee challenge this month was pin cushions.
Grania and Donna with theirs.
Show n Tell from the Posy Basket workshop.
and the following photos are from Show and Tell.

Donna thinks the sheep is cute.  These 12x12's are Antoinette's
"A Touch of Lace" and "Teddy Bear"

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Raffle Quilt

This is the raffle quilt completed.  
and the second prize is this lovely table runner.
The tickets will be on sale early 2012.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Posy Basket workshop

On Saturday 10th September,
Sharon from Pinevalley Quilts came to teach us 
her technique for  machine invisible applique.
There was a lot of preparation to do.
 All working hard
There was sharing of resources
Cutting out of templates
Cutting out shapes in fabric
the use of starch and glue
Jackie at the shop for those bits we forgot.
Shopping time
Sharon explaining the next step.
It was a wonderful day.  No real sewing done but all the skills
learnt to make a posy basket quilt that looks like it was
hand appliqued.
Thankyou to Elizabeth for keeping us fed and watered.
Thanks Sharon and Jackie for a lovely day.
Also check out the Pinevalley Quilt blog.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Raffle Quilt Working Bee

On Saturday the 13th August there was a good turn out of helpers to make the raffle quilt.
Annette was very organised and had cut all the fabric and put it in baskets.
A production line was formed with sewers and helpers.
Claire, Annette and Antoinette
Dragica and Annette S.
 Yvonne and Pat with Vicki and Andrea in the background.
Jean working hard on the tablerunner.
June and Jean busy pressing.
The blocks nearly done.
 Time to see how it looks before sewing the blocks together.

Annette getting the inner border ready.
And the inner border on.  It is looking good.
There were so many pieces left that some worked out a plan for a lap quilt with the left overs.
Jennifer, Sandy and Vicki.
This will be 2nd or 3rd prize.
 And the tablerunner 2nd or 3rd.
All of this was completed on the day.
  Outer borders still to be added to the main quilt and all three to be quilted.
Watch this space.
Thanks to all the ladies that attended the day (Annette d, Annette S, Pat, Vicki, Antoinette, Jennifer B, Jean, June, Jo, Andrea, Dragica, Chris, Yvonne, Sandy, Juliet, Claire, Jennifer G, and Tina).
And a special thank you to those that made the lovely food to keep us going.