Monday, May 10, 2010

Quilters' Circle - 10th May, 2010

Happy blog birthday to us! It is now a year since we started putting our meeting reports on this blog.

Today we had a special guest come to visit us. Betty brought along this quilt belonging to her daughter Kerryn, which was made by Kerryn and her friend Shelly:

The two friends were both diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago. They have supported each other through their treatment, and working together on two quilts (one for each of them) was part of that support. They have used a lot of Pink Ribbon (breast cancer awareness) fabrics in this very special quilt. Betty was one of the 14,000 who took part in the Field of Women event for the Breast Cancer Network at the MCG on Friday night.

Joy brought along these ducks to show us:

They are for her Japanese quilt. Previous blocks we have seen include the cranes and butterflies.

Today Joy worked on this bow for her blue Baltimore Album quilt:

Vireya brought along some practice free-motion quilting she has been doing:

This view shows the backs of the blocks, as you can see the quilting better that way. Vireya has a few quilt-tops ready to be quilted, but wants to improve her quilting skill before she tackles them; hence these practice blocks. To help with further improvement, she borrowed Joy's book and DVD Mastering the Art of McTavishing by Karen McTavish.

Today Vireya was appliquéing cherries and leaves:

Marie cut out pieces for the border of her green triangle quilt:

The template she is tracing around is clear plastic, so didn't show up well in this photo.

Marilyn couldn't be here today - we hope to see her next time, because we are wondering what her next project will be after she completed her last quilt.

Our next meeting is in a fortnight, on 24th May at 1:00pm. Happy sewing until then!


  1. Happy Blog Birthday indeed:) and wow for all the work. I'm sorry I missed the special guest quilt as well. I will have to master the art of being in two places at once!

  2. Happy Birthday to you all!
    Vireya,I yust love your blue basket with red cherries.

  3. Vireya, I just love, love, love that free motion quilting.
    Happy Blog Birthday.

  4. Thank you all for your kind words!