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.