Monday, August 9, 2010

Quilters' Circle - 9th August, 2010

Happy birthday, Sussex! Before our meeting today there was a lunch to celebrate the House's 19th birthday. At the same time, the completed raffle quilt was unveiled and everyone encouraged to buy tickets.

If you would like tickets they are $2 each, or 3 for $5 - available at the house. The raffle will be drawn at the house Annual General Meeting in September.

We were lucky that some of the lunch goodies ended up as afternoon tea for us.

Marilyn brought her sewing machine along, and did some piecing for her latest project.

Joy and Marie both showed us balls they had made as baby toys. Marie's (on the left) is from a pattern by Jinny Beyer, from her book Patchwork Puzzle Balls. We don't know who designed Joy's, but here is link to a similar ball.

Marie and Marilyn are both doing a mystery Christmas wall-hanging project at their other quilting group. Here's Marie's so far:

Because it is a mystery, they don't know what all these pieces will turn into. The way they are laid out here may be completely unrelated to the final layout. It will be interesting to watch it progress!

Joy was working on an iris to add to her Japanese quilt we've seen a few times before. She brought along these delicate stumpwork wrens to show us. They are destined to be framed. Aren't they beautiful?

Glennys, Vireya and Carol worked on various projects today, mainly appliqué. Here's one that Carol is needle-turning:

Carol did a Baltimore class with Robyn Falloon, and this piece is the Jane block from Robyn's Airs and Graces.

Richard and Ching Ching laid out the work so far on Richard's quilt that he showed us the design for last time. Here is just one little part of this lively work:

He has a lot of work ahead of him completing the background for this quilt before all these pieces are attached, but it was fun to get the overview of the whole piece.

Remember Ching Ching's quilt from last time? It is part of an exhibition called Art Without Borders: A Migrant's Journey in Textiles, which opens on Wednesday this week, and runs until 15th August (Sunday), at the Box Hill Community Arts Centre, 470 Station St, Box Hill. The exhibition will be opened by the mayor of the City of Whitehorse, which inspired Ching Ching to make these white horses as gifts for the officials:

If you get the chance to visit the exhibition, you can get a close-up view of Ching Ching's wonderful quilt, as well as the work of 8 other artists.

Our next meeting will be on 23rd August. Hope you can join us!

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