Sunday 16 February 2014

Block Swap

A small group of us have decided to do a block swap.I enjoyed the one organised by Trish so much last year...and when I showed the end results to Saturday's "sew-n-chat" girls we thought we would have another go this year.
We have chosen the above block called "Flying Squares", using a white, red, mid blue and dark blue colour scheme.
Each month we will need to create a set of identical blocks (number will depend on the number of people in the swap), keeping true to the position of the colours in the block. The idea is to vary the fabrics each month, (still using the same colours in the same spots). The swap will go for 6 months with the first set of blocks due at the end of March.At the end of the 6 months ALL blocks get sent to me and they are "shuffled" and sent back to participants.
At the moment we have 6 people interested and would really like a couple more. Do you think you might have the commitment needed to join us. Let me know if you do .
All block size cutting requirements, fabric quantities sent out soon.
Have a great week

Sunday 9 February 2014

Busy Day

The Longarmers get together went well yesterday.....lovely show-n-tell.....nice food....great conversations.Lovely to meet some people properly for the first time (Colleen)
So we thought we would do it May and at "Morning Star Quilting" run by the lovely Sharon French. I will post more details soon.

 The lovely Leanne Harvey from "Mount Vincent Quilts" with one of her gorgeous lovely to catch up with her.

Sharon French from "Morning Star Quilting".....Sharon was my partner in crime in organising the day....great team effort.

Nice to get to know Jan Wand better....."Magic Wand Quilting" ....hope I got that right....great business name.

                                                 The lovely Cath....nice chatting to her.

Joan....her quilting was amazing...SO neat and precise.

Clare Fairless-Lewis from "Never Ending Quilting"....wowed us with many quilts...a very talented quilter.

Miss Beth with her Sydney quilt show entry.......she is quilting it on the domestic.......needs to get a move on I think.

Kaye Brown from "The Finishing Touch"......I cant thank Kaye and Bruce enough for coming up from Camden for the day.....made the day even more special...

Kay....recently moved to Coal Point......good discussion about quilting options on this quilt....

Joanne Knott from 'The Quilters Quilter"...beautiful digitised quilting patterns....Joanne bought up lots of show-n-tell showcasing some of her lovely wholecloth designs......the one above is now owned by ME......(the designs, not the quilt)....thankyou Joanne and Gary for coming.

Not everyone had we all are. Thanks to everyone who came for making it such an enjoyable day. Stay tuned for details on the next one.
Have a great week

Sunday 2 February 2014

Long Arm Quilters Get Together

Not many sleeps now till the Long Arm Quilters Get Together next Saturday 8th Feb.
Morning tea provided. Please bring show-n-tell and a plate to share for lunch.
Kaye and Bruce Brown are offering those Statler owners amongst us the chance to get their firmware upgrade done in readiness for CS 5 installation. Kaye will also bring some bits-n-pieces to sell like bobbins etc.
Unit3/3 O'Hart Close Charmhaven NSW 10am -3pm

See you on Sat.