Monday, September 20, 2010

Date Claimer

Mark your diaries for Friday October 8, 2010. You need to come to

a Girls Night In fundraiser to assist the Cancer Council Australia to continue their research into Women's cancers.

Stitch, Scrap & Socialise is exactly what it sounds like. A night of good old fashioned craft & chatter. BYO craft or just come & chat with others and check out their crafts.

So come to Studio 6, Roma Community Arts Centre, Hawthorne St Roma (opposite the cinema) from 6 -10pm. Bring a small plate of finger food to share for dinner or dessert & BYO drinks (tea & coffee provided).

Cost $4 per person plus a donation to Cancer Council. Any amount over $2 is tax deductible.

You can donate in cash on the night, or online

Looking foward to seeing you all to support this worthwhile cause.


Saturday, September 18, 2010

Quilt is finished

Well this is one post I have been desperate to show you. My 'drunk path' quilt from Injune is finished. I sent it off to the wonderful Rosalie of Rose Quilting in Highfields, Qld (sorry no blog, so can't link) and she sent back an exquisite masterpiece.

As I had sewn the quilt in vines, Rosalie quilted it to follow the vines.
Look at that detail.
And 3 borders have 3 different quilting designs on them. Thanks sooooo much Rosalie. It is divine.

Now, I just need to come up with a name & hang it on my wall for a full length photo.

Braids it is

For those of you who kindly offered an opinion on the borders for my quilt a few months back, I thought I should show you my choice.

Braids won & here they are stitched into the quilt, on my bed prior to heading the the quilter.

So thanks for your opinions. I will post shortly (as soon as I take the photos) the beautiful quilting work that Rosalie did.

A baby quilt for school

Because organising a quilt show wasn't enough to keep me busy for the last few weeks, I offered to help the Prep class from school to make a 'baby quilt' for their teacher who is on Maternity leave.

Each child drew a picture onto fabric. (This is my E, modelling his drawing)

And I stitched the quilt together in the class room so the children could see how it became a 'blanket' as they all called it. We hope Mrs McGilvray likes it.

Quilt Show Success

Well Showing of the quilts has come to an end and we have it is all packed up for another 2 years.

To add to my excitement the quilt I am standing in front of won 2nd Viewer's choice prize and I won a Jelly roll of fabric. YEAH.
This is the patchwork ladies just prior to packing up. We had a great show & everyone seemed really happy.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Finally it is here

After what feels like months of preparation and planning. And a few hectic days of setting up, it is here - Showing of the Quilts - the biannual quilt show of Roma Patchwork & Crafters Inc.
We are holding the show in the Hibernian Hall, a heritage listed beautiful hall in down town Roma, Qld.

My car is parked outside the Arts Centre that adjoins the hall. Can you guess which car is mine?
Are you sure, how about you look a bit closer???
Did you see it?
Would that make you stop & visit or at least slow down in anticipation?
(I witnessed 2 near misses this morning as I was placing the cover on my car due to drivers who couldn't believe what they were seeing)

This is the view of our quilt show. Isn't it beautiful.
I am so proud of our ladies for all their hard work putting it all together. We worked hard on Thursday to get it all hung and set up but it is wonderful & the hall is just so perfect a venue.

So if you are in the area, come on over. Your entry fee includes Devonshire tea & all the customers have raved about how lovely their scones are.

Looking forward to seeing you at "Showing of the Quilts".
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