Thursday, 20 October 2016

A hectic meeting!

October sees our AGM, but while AGMs usually mean a thin crowd, that doesn't happen at Piecemakers!  We keep the formal part of the meeting short, a celebration of the last year, looking forward to next year and, most importantly, a chance for members to air any issues they want to.  This year, the only issues were how much people had enjoyed the meetings, and how welcoming and friendly everyone is!  
The meeting was hectic because we had all the Brown Bag quilts unveiled, a sales table and an opportunity to cut out Accuquilt shapes, facilitated by the talented June Farmer. 

There was a lot of interest in using the Accuquilt, especially with the lovely examples June had brought along. 

The sales table was popular too - we all love a bargain! 
The display of Brown Bag tops was stunning.  I wish I had taken pictures of them individually, but I'll be able to do that once they're all finished!  

The one on the left is Maria's (I know, because I worked on it) and I think the other one is Julie's. 

It's hard to believe that they resulted from the same instructions! 

The one on the left is mine.  Great final border! 

A very large one.  There were no size instructions, so the tops have ended up at different sizes. 

A beautiful autumnal quilt.  The rounds complement the centre perfectly. 

Not a very good view of these two, but the best I could do. 

Two tops with circles as centres. 

Another large one.  You can't beat blue and yellow. 

This photo doesn't do the top justice.  Sorry.

This one looks almost Aboriginal to me.  

Love the cheeky bear appliqué. 

Debbie's Mariners Compass is a great centre.

And then we had show and tell.  A baby quilt made by Ruth.  

This is Ann's Christmas candle wreath.  Very clever. 

Maria used the bonus triangles from her snowballs as a border.  How clever is that!  

Gaynor made this at a workshop.  She's more of a hand quilter than a machine quilter, but this proves that she can do both beautifully. 

This is a Bonnie Hunter design using up 2" scraps made by me.  Very colourful. 

I'm trying to finish projects, and here is another scrap quilt.  I love log cabin. 

Work in progress from me.  Scrappy snail's trail, with at least two mistakes.  Oh well, it'll still have the same snuggle value. 

This is Di's sew a row quilt from 2008!  A finish is always a result.  Well done! 

I'm not the only one to bring a work in progress.  The green fabric has footballs on it, and Ruth has used it perfectly with the solid 9- patches.  Can't wait to see it finished. 

Pam made these great free form blocks and then used this bright yellow to complement the purple.  Snazzy. 

She also found a great use for this floral panel.  She used black bias strips to make a window to frame it.  Lovely. 
What a great meeting!  The next one will be our Christmas one.  You will need a sewing kit, as Pam will have a little project for us, plus a small plate of finger food, a mug and glass.  See you there! 

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