April kicked off with “Showcase a member” – where members of the group share a little of their lives and personal quilting journeys.
Lynne was the first with 10 interesting facts about herself. Then she shared a couple of her favourite quilts that she had made.
Annie brought in her sewing projects from kindergarten through to high school which she called her ‘life in a box’.. What a wonderful history of sewing & crafts! Having only ever lived in two houses, Annie has been able to keep her memories stored away. Thank you Annie for sharing your memories with us. You are certainly talented.
Show & Tell
Irene showed us her beautiful Japanese style quilt that she designed and made. As an interesting aside, Irene has previously won an award at Darlinghurst for her first Japanese quilt.
Bronwyn then previewed a lovely baby girl’s quilt which she is sending over to the USA.
Julie-Ann also brought in a baby quilt (Austin’s quilt) this one with trucks and graders for a little boy.
Cheridan showed her smocked gown that she has made for a premmie baby. Her smocking group makes and donated these tiny gowns on a regular basis. She then showed us a card holder that she made in a class – made from tea bags! Yes, Tea Bags! Very clever indeed.
Sue shared Isla’s quilt – another lovely quilt for a little granddaughter.
Finally Judy showed a quilt made of linen charm squares that she had put together as a simple checkerboard. The fabric was simply too beautiful to cut up! It just goes to show that with beautiful fabrics that speak for themselves, we can make a masterpiece out of the simplest design.
Then all the fun and laughter (lots of laughter) began as we had our “sit & sew” with Rosemary, Judy and Bronwyn on hand to assist with any techniques that were yet to be mastered and advise on stitches or fabric choices. Thank you very much to these three lovely ladies sharing their skills. This was an ideal opportunity for us to get to know our fellow quilters in a casual environment.
The Cherrybrook Quilters exhibition is coming along well, only 4 months to go.