Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday Flaunt

Last week I went up to Newcastle to visit my Aunty Brenda and Uncle Gordon. My little sister Liz flew up from Melbourne too. They are the last of my mum and dad’s generation. We had a grand old chinwag and got a few family mysteries sorted out.
When I first started quilting in 1994, Aunty B was one of the first people I made a quilt for. It sat as a top for ages and then last year I finally finished it. I had also decided to give Uncle G  a mystery quilt while I was making it. It so reminded me of him. I had always thought of him as my surfie uncle from a photo I had seen as a child of him as a very young man standing on a beach holding up a surfboard.
So last week, these two quilts were finally delivered.
Here’s a photo of the quilts in their new home.
And one of the four of us. They're looking pretty good for their mid eighties, aren't they?

B&G 005 B&G 006 B&G 021

Monday, May 17, 2010

Jawj Kills the Glove

Haven't figured out how to upload a movie taken with my camera to the blog yet. You can see the video of this on my Face Book.




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OOOOPS! - - - - well it was SCQer's Retreat!

Weights gone up a wee bit.
I did go for wise choices but I guess I had too many of them to choose from.
Oh well, it was the SCQuilters 2010 Retreat so maybe it's not so bad after all.

This is me and my Tasmanian Quiltymate Sally on the 'Gala' night of the retreat. 

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Spray Basting

Monday, May 3, 2010

SOUTHERN CROSS QUILTERS’ BANNER

Here’s a Top Secret project I have been working on.
It’s a ‘venue’ banner for the SCQuilters’ Retreat being held here in Bathurst this weekend.

It will be hanging up at the gate to the Goldfield Conference Centre on Thursday morning so it will be real easy for people to see where the drive is. Then when everyone has arrived on Friday it will be hung inside the venue somewhere so everyone can have their photo taken in front of it. I’ve got a smaller banner that attaches to the bottom saying “Bathurst 2010” so it will be easy to pick which year these photos belong to. 
The idea of this banner is that it will be passed on to the next committee to be hung at their retreat venue, (but they will have to make the town and year add-on piece themselves) and then they will pass it on etc.
The yellow fabric used is specially designed SCQuilter fabric that used to be available a few years ago, but is no longer made. I’m afraid I can’t remember the name of the two ladies that used to dye and print it. Some one will remind me, - - - was it Ami & Michelle ???
That’s Heathers tank stand that’s it’s hanging on for the preview this morning.
I am very pleased with it and very proud of it.
See you SCQuilters soon.