I love my camera. It has been my constant companion for many years. However, I now find myself confused about using my camera or my phone??? It was hard enough finding where I stored all my quilty photos on my computer but now I have to remember if I took them on my camera or on my phone and then wonder where I stored them. Lately I find myself slipping into a state of confusion that I can only assume is brain overload. Are we really expected to remember all the stuff there is to remember these days???? After a long stretch of never having a cold or flu I found myself adding to the confusion by having a stuffy head and then couldn't resist moaning and complaining. How hard is it to think when the nose is blocked and the head stuffed!!! Feeling better now I push through and try to focus on the issues at hand of which there are many.
Jenny's goal was to use her stash and I think she is getting close to finishing these colors, no matter how much she loves them! Jenny is also the convenor of the Hunters Hill Quilt Show which is coming up in August. Be sure to put these dates in your calendar:
Hunters Hill Quilt Show - Friday 8 August - Sunday 10 August
Hunters Hill Town Hall 10- 5pm
We also have tickets to the opening night for $20 if anyone is interested. On opening night we all cook up a nibble treat and the prize winners are announced. It is one of my all time favourite events as the community of quilters come together to share the progress of the last two years. There are lots of squeals of delight as the names get called out. And, the proceeds of the show go to Giant Steps, a center for autistic children that provides much needed respite and educational services to families. We often sponsor this particular group and it is a good fit as we are using our idle time to "make" and provide funds for those that have little to no time free. Nice balance. To that end, we also have raffle tickets for these two quilts:
and this one:
It is the custom of our group to make one traditional style quilt and one more modern. The second quilt is made with wool which is another trademark of the group. The raffle quilt tickets are available at the shop...be in it to win it!
Penny also brought in a finished pattern from Making Quilts. This is her version of Pheasantville with a variety of purples and oranges all relating to the centre panel floral fabric.
We had a long chat about quilting this one by hand using Baptist Fan shapes and also about how big it is...we'll see what she decides to do about it next time.
Then Lynn stepped up to the design wall with her finished Big Bang from the Kaffe Fassett workshop we did earlier.
Wow hardly describes this big bang of a quilt full of color and movement. I would call this quilt a bucket list project and am now inspired to try it myself if I ever sit down to sew again.
Sarah has a starry marathon going as well but now she has the entire thing up on the design wall it can all come together. This quilt is using the clever Hex N'More template which we are loving.
And Denny has her gorgeous silk stars joined together and has made a final decision on the setting fabric which is one of our all time favourites, Heath. This scratchy black and white fabric is the perfect neutral for these stars. All in all it was a big day but order was found on the design walls in all corners as many projects were coming together.
AND BIG NEWS: We have started accepting 2014 Block of the Month enrollments. Check out our popular quilts NOW! Places are going fast so don't miss out. We have several new programs and many back by popular demand. Tiny sneak peak of one...
Today I head over to Newington College to judge the Under 35 Competition sponsored by Brother Sewing Machines, the NSW Quitlers Guild and Quilters Companion Magazine...and Material Obsession. We all love seeing "young people" take up a needle and thread so I am keen to see what has been hung on the wall.
Soon, like in less that two weeks we are heading over to Glebe Island for the Quilt & Craft Show. Personally, I love change so I am looking forward to this event in the new location which is "hop"able from the Material Obsession shop. We are busy packing up new projects for the show so be sure to find us in booth J75 just near the opening to the NSW Quilt Show. The show has over 400 quilts in it this year so happy hanging to the guild members! There is lots more to say but time is up. Enjoy...k