Friday, October 26, 2012

The Shape of Things to Come

Hundreds of hexagons and a stunning centre panel help make this year's raffle quilt a winner. Last night's committee meeting saw the hand over to Susie
 for the final stage of machine quilting . Can't wait to see the end result .

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Spring in the Mountains

Just three days after this year's raffle quilt 'Homage' was being pieced together, snow began falling in the Upper Mountains. By lunchtime, this historic Leura cabin, built in 1917 was nestled in a blanket of white.
We wonder if the original settlers here had fine quilts and covers for their beds or did they use hessian sacks and sugar bags to cover themselves at night? Maybe we should pay homage to the early settlers and reflect on their lives, especially in the freezing weather similar to this day last Friday. 
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

What a beautiful quilt!

We had the best day recently bringing the raffle quilt together ready for quilting.
Here's Marilynn and Moyra setting the Hewson panel in the centre.
Marilyn drew up all the hexagons for us to sew and it all fitted perfectly.
Measuring the centre.

Some of the gorgeous fabrics in the blocks.
More gems!

A partial glimpse of the whole quilt.

Suzie our amazing quilter and Moyra doing some last minute urgent pressing.

All the girls tacking the outside edge. Thanks to Robyne for providing the venue.

The last step of appliqueing the top to the border.

Just need the backing now and it's off to Suzie to work her magic.
Stay tuned!

Monday, October 1, 2012

It's all happening!

At our recent committee meeting you can see everyone was hard at work on the 2013 raffle quilt. We have named it "Homage" as a tribute to the early patchwork pioneers of Australia and also a  commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the crossing of the Blue Mountains.
I wonder what Rachael's thinking?

Marilyn drew up all the templates for us to sew the quilt - such a clever girl.

Petal concentrating on all those intersecting seams.

We all arrived at the meeting with our completed rows and they just need to be joined together.
We have chosen one of the John Hewson reproduction panels for the centre and the top will be appliqued onto a small border.

As you can see the quilt will be stunning and should be a great fundraiser next year.
Local quilter Nerida Richmond-Benson has agreed to be our featured quilter at the show. Can't wait to see all her beautiful work displayed on the stage.
Stay tuned for more on the show preparations as the date gets closer.