Thursday, January 6, 2011

Quilters' Circle - 6th January, 2011

Happy new year, everybody!

The neighbourhood house is still closed for the summer break, but the quilters didn't want to wait for it to re-open, so we arranged to meet today at Joy's home. Unfortunately a few of us couldn't make it in the end, but a small group of us got together for a lovely afternoon. This beautiful rose was one of several in a vase on Joy's table:
I forgot to ask if they were from her garden.

Joy had left up her Christmas wall-hanging quilts for us to admire:

Both were created from "chance blocks" Joy won at Essendon Quilters' meetings, with some of her own additions.

Joy also treated us to a yummy, international afternoon tea:

Dorothy used to attend the Quilters' Circle meetings, but hasn't been able to make it for the last couple of years. Fortunately she could come today. She was embroidering "Flat Nat", and took her out of the embroidery frame for this photo:
Flat Nat the Travelling Stitcher is designed by Natalie Lymer of Cinderberry Stitches.

Vireya made some triangles for her paper-piecing project:

Joy was adding binding to her miniature mariners' compass quilt. She also showed us these blocks from the "Dear Jane" quilt which she started a number of years ago, but decided not to continue with:
She has made quite a pile of blocks, I wonder what she will do with them?

Thanks again, Joy, for opening your home to us today! Our next meeting may be 24th January, at the Neighbourhood House. If they're not open by then, we may get together again at someone's house. Come back then and find out!

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