Friday, April 29, 2011

April 19th, 2011

Almost another fiasco. We arrived without the code, but fortunately someone had Emma's mobile and so we were able to gain access before Emma arrived.

Another small gathering - Esther, Carole, Rose, Emma and Kate. There was plenty to chat about since the previous weekend was AQC. We all enjoyed the quilt exhibition and agreed it was better than last year.

Rose says she is quilted out after a weekend at the Australasian Quilt Convention, followed by Cathy Miller serenading her at the AQA meeting on Monday. It is no wonder she has only done about 15 stitches tonight  - helped along by three cups of coffee.

Rose shows her clamshells - all sewn by hand in record time!

 More of Rose's work - sorry I forget its title.
Emma is still recovering from Matilda's 8th birthday in Paris last night!
Emma's Rainbow Pussycats for Ros's 60th birthday in May - a friendship group project
And here is Matilda's Eiffel Tower Birthday cake - what a lucky girl!! 

Esther is still recovering from AQC and to help her return to normal has a swag of new books, some of them bargains from Lincraft. I was particularly taken with "Beautiful Botanicals" by Deborah Kemball.
Carole is looking forward to Paducah next week, and we are looking forward to a report next week.
Carole continued working on this project. It was begun in a AQC class with Gael Koenders of Patchwork Unlimited. Using intense pencils and fabric medium it is great fun - colouring in and making sure you are within the lines.
 Esther helps me hold up my Bedford quilt. It is actually two Bedford kits (thanks to Jennifer Ray for one assembled set) and two extra blocks