Audrey's Forest Friends was made from a pattern in a Quiltmania book of children's quilts. Absolutely delightful designs. This one's on its way to a friend's granddaughter, Audrey.
This quilt is 21 years old - made for my eldest son in 1996. It was a Leesa Seigle (sorry probably have spelt that wrong) pattern in a AP & Q magazine. I machine quilted it and also put a Red Hot Chilli Peppers' emblem in the middle. My son helped me with it. The binding is wearing out and it's much loved and taken camping every now and then.
Priscilla outdid herself with this one - Helen Godden style. There were words stitched in the 'rivers' running out of the book.
This was only one block on a fascinating 1st time entrant. The quilt depicted scenes from Africa & there was a lot of hand stitching - just brilliant. Queensland Quilters outdid themselves again - a great show & a big thank you to all who helped get it there.
Last week I did a workshop with Jane http://quiltingjane.blogspot.com.au/ & learnt to use rulers with free motion quilting. I've got a lot of practising to do but it was fun to watch Jane and learn from her.
Mum & Dad celebrated 69 years of marriage a couple of weeks ago. Both in the same Aged Care Facility in adjacent rooms (that makes Mum happy!). Dad has dementia (not too bad yet) & both are in pretty good health for their age (92 & 93).
Everything's hung and ready for the visitors. We use an Anglican church, remove all the chairs and up go the stands & the quilts
We're a group of patchworkers, sewers, crocheterers (is there such a word?) and knitters. Our raffle quilts for this year are the 2 on the right of the photo.
We raise funds for the Linus Project - this year over $3,000 will go to help buy wadding & backings etc.
And then the day was over and quilts were down. The minister asked that we leave some up on the walls and the raffle quilts were left in front of the altar. Thank you to everyone from Sherwood Stitchers who helped and those friends that visited.
Her home was certainly not the tidiest, but we are checking it out again in order to gain inspiration for our group, Broadstrokes. The Gallery has some wonderful exhibitions - well worth a visit & the cafe serves lovely food too. http://artgallery.tweed.nsw.gov.au/