Saturday, June 18, 2011

UFO Workshop

The Western Quilters Circle Inc. hold a workshop most months
of the year.  This months was an UFO day where the members
could work on their own projects.  
There was a lot of variety of projects being worked on, a lot of chatter
and several breaks to enjoy the baking everyone brought along.
Liz was busy working on a jellyroll quilt for a wedding present.
Behind her is a donated quilt top that Wendy put together to use as
a Community Quilt.
Jean took the opportunity to catch up on her hand sewing.
Jennifer made a handy bag with separate compartments to carry her
quilting tools to workshops.  Wendy finished the lovely house quilt that she
started at Symposium and Sue and Lynn held their own Dress Me Dollies class.
Tina and Trudy were very busy all day working on various projects.
And Claire made some more blocks for her Tapa cloth quilt 
started in Hazel Foot's workshop last year.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Community Quilts Project

Every year our members make  quilts to donate to community organisations.  This years Community group is Age Concern, which is an organisation that provides help and support for some of the older people in our community.   Age Concern work to serve the needs of older people by offering nationally contracted services, education, resources and national leadership.  
Check out their website for more information.

At our May meeting we handed over this years output to Sue Campin of Age Concern, pictured here with her colleague Jenny Barker, our President Jennifer and secretary Juliet.

The next day, at the Age Concern office,  Agnes, an 81 year old, was invited to choose her favourite quilt to take home. The pleasure on her face is obvious and she was so happy to be the recipient of something  beautiful and handmade.

Every month we have a community block available for members to take home and make.  These are brought back and made in to quilts to hand to our chosen charity during the year.
For both beginners and experienced quilters this is a good way to practice our skills and give something back to the community.   

May 2011 "12 x 12 Blocks"

This months theme was Teddy Bears. Not all the members brought their blocks to be shown at the May meeting but below are the ones that did.

This little bear was made by Dragica Behrent,

This little stitchery bear was made by Annette de Raat.

This Tender Heart Care Bear was made by, Annette Stocks.

This story telling little man was made by Claire Vivash.

This diamond wearing bear was made by Jules Devine.

This honey loving bear was made by Dianne Clayton.
This little cutey was made by Sue Weaver.

This post supplied by Annette Stocks who is the organiser of our 12x12 Challenge.