Thursday, March 17, 2011

March 15th, 2011

In Kate's absence we had no professional photographer this evening so we have all agreed to return with out show and tell next month!

In Attendance tonight were:

Esther, Carole, Val, Rose, Jennifer, Evi, Emma

Esther showed us her beautiful blocks from her current BOM Hearts Desire - beautiful blocks, abd beautifully made. Vvisit her blog to see them  
Jennifer was particularly taken with the background fabric of the blocks which surround the central block.

Carole has made an amazing piece for the Geelong Guild's 25th Anniversary challenge - silver of course, a portrait of her silver poodle Muffin. Fantastic thread painting surrounded by tiny stippling then a piped frame then silver tiny stippling in the final border - it's sure to be a winner!

Val had a "me too" quilt top she had just completed for a niece's friend's baby after the friend saw the pram quilt Val had made for her niece's child and wanted one too (sorry Val if it's not your niece please correct me).  So of course this child's a bit bigger now and so too is the second edition of the quilt!

Rose had enjoyed a weekend of finishing tops from some time ago, finishing two over this long weekend; one of which was a Robyn Falloon medallion with pieced (maybe Seminole) border from 1999.  Lovely colours and very nice execution - without a photographer this month she promised to bring it back next month and we suggested that maybe next month it will be quilted and she'll be binding it! ;)

Jennifer brought along Oriental 4B (the "me too" copy of her Oriental 4 quilt), 4B is going to live in ? (I think there is still an embargo on this information). Jennifer also had Oriental 5, very  striking panels beautifully set with pieced borders to compliment the colours of the panels.  Apparently Shane doesn't see the need for the Oriental series to be displayed as a collection in their home!  The quilting and harmonious colours in the series we have seen so far really do need to be hung together to fully appreciate them.

Evi our resident librarian brought along magazines for us to peruse and was knitting in delicious different yarns.  She's looking for knitting patterns, but now I can't remember exactly what for.  Sorry Evi, I should have written it down!

Emma brought along the completed Sashiko Tote bag she has been stitching at Tarts in the Under the Australian Sun fabric range; with a pink waratah sashiko stitched on teal background in the feature panel.  Also Christmas Belle's finally all in one piece and pin basted; a Debbie Mumm appliqué and stitchery quilt made from scraps and leftovers from projects Emma made for her daughter from baby blanket backing to smocked dress off cuts and bed quilt leftovers; This has been Emma's ongoing hand sewing project over the last four or so years.  Now moving on to Matilda's Waltz for daughter Matilda as an ongoing stitchery quit hand work project; lots of tiny satin stitch and single thread blanket stitch flowers; with thanks to Sue Lancaster who gave away the patterns when she had finished with them.

Suzan on the Craft Channel 31 program is recommended

Program airs Monday 3pm.  Repeated Tuesday 9am, Saturday 7:30am, Monday
4:30am.  So there should be a time slot in there for everyone!

Glenice has requested Esther speaks at Werribee in September.

Quick, three mins left before I turn into a pumpkin!  Good night.

Thanks to Emma for the report. 

Next month, with luck we will have lots of Show and Tell photos. Kate has been doing a Photography Workshop at NGV, but as it is Landscape Photography, it probably will not improve the Show and Tell photos!