Saturday, 7 December 2013

November meeting

The November meeting is our Christmas celebration!  June was in the festive mood with her raffle prizes, which were all mysterious presents.  It was a free raffle, so everyone was entered.  (I didn't win, as usual!)
We had our tasting buffet, which had lots of delicious nibbles, both sweet and savoury.

We had a Christmas item competition, and I didn't manage to take any photos of the beautiful entries.  Everyone voted for their favourite one by leaving a coin next to it, and all the coins were given to Chris as a donation to Leukemia Research.

There was a bumper amount of show and tell.  Here is my Basket Weave which was a project at Rocheberie Schoolhouse Quilters at their recent sewing day.  I pieced it and Liz quilted it beautifully on her longarm.  Thanks Liz.

Here is an example of the same block in a different arrangement,

and this is yet the same block, in another arrangement!  Very versatile.

This my Orca Bay, a Bonnie Hunter mystery from a couple of years ago.  Bonnie has started another mystery 'Celtic Solstice' which is free to everyone.  Click on the link if you'd like to join in - it will be fun!

gaynor brought this lovely quilt which has embroideries of genuine antique sewing machines.  Gaynore collects miniature sewing machines, so couldn't resist this pattern.  There are some really unusual machines here, and the colours are beautiful.

This is a really fun Christmas quilt. 

Gorgeous Christmas stars.

This photo doesn't do Bunty's quilt justice.  It's panels quilted in various designs with a subtle variegated thread.  It is very impressive.

Jenny had been feeling a bit guilty that she hadn't brought show and tell for us to enjoy, so she brought a fabulous bag full!  Here is a lovely Christmas wall hanging.

This runner show cases some intricate machine quilting.

Her tree skirt has been made from strips joined together.  I love the colours!  Very jolly!

Jenny said she can't do random, and could only contemplate bargello if it was controlled.  The repetitions make the design really stunning.

A 'simple' yet very effective runner.

This is a work in progress, quilt as you go.  Fabulous!

Muriel continues her love affair with scrappy stars.   The black background really makes them sparkle.

Jan's soduko quilt has the answers included!

Judy and Ruth went to a workshop with Jan Hassard.  Judy used her offcuts as a border,

and Ruth used hers on the back.  Clever.
Our next meeting will be a sewing evening.  Please join with a friend and bring a machine between you: one sewer, one ironer/cutter/gaffer!  We will be making blocks for Linus quilts in the Scrappy Trip design.  If you want to bring some fabric cut in strips of 2.5" x 16" (or longer) that would be lovely, but I will bring plenty for everyone to use.  Have a lovely Christmas and a happy new year!