Friday, November 8, 2013

R.F.S. Fund Raising Efforts

This year members of the Springwood Community Quiltshow Committee were able to hand over a cheque for $6000 to the Blue Mountains R.F.S. On Thursday 7th November, Paul Mc Grath, Liason Officer for the Blue Mountains  R.F.S.  attended a luncheon at the fabulous Bygone Beautys tearooms in Leura to accept the cheque for 2013 fund raising. Randall Walker, Chairman of B.M.L.O.T( Blue Mountains Lithgow and Oberon Tourism) also attended.

Randall, Maurice, Paul, Susie, Moyra, Suzanne and Vicki.
The money provided is used by the R.F.S. to replenish supplies and equipment. This will be especially valuable following the recent devastating bushfires in our local area.
The delicious lunch was provided by Maurice Cooper-OAM of Bygone Beautys who also assists in raising money for The Red Balloon.
A most enjoyable lunch.
Committee members enjoyed looking at the beautiful teapots on display. We can't wait to see what Maurice brings along to our show in April.


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Guest Quilter- Ann Langley

Our guest quilter for 2014 will be local quilter, Ann Langley. Ann has worked in T.A.F.E. since the 1980's teaching fashion and later patchwork at both Katoomba and Blacktown T.A.F.E. She enjoys working with a variety of techniques and fabrics to create interesting designs.

                                                    Ann at Home at Wentworth Falls

One of Ann's favourite techniques is using hand applique to produce beautiful designs and effects. This quilt below won 3rd prize at the Sydney Quilt Show in 2008 and is based on a design by Ann Daggs.

3rd Prize -Sydney Quilt Show 2008
Hand Applique

Ann has previously taught at the Stitching Post in Katoomba, Wentworth Falls- Hearts and Hands and Bernina Patch at Penrith. She is presently teaching small classes in the Hawksbury area.
Remembrance Poppies
This stunning quilt based on a design by Pam Bono was made for Ann's mother who loved poppies.
Ann- busy at play.
Ann spends many happy moments in her huge sewing room with her small dog, Shandy for company.
Local quilters are excited to have Ann as the guest quilter for the 2014 Springwood Community Quilt Show. Looking forward to it.  

Saturday, November 2, 2013

October Meeting

During a stressful week in the recent Blue Mountains bushfires many families lost their homes and thousands were evacuated. The committee met a week later than usual and discussed our plans for the 2014 quiltshow. We reflected on the importance of our fundraising efforts for the R.F.S. and the planned hand over of $6000 raised from last year's show.  Susie studied the completed top for the 2014 raffle quilt.

Susie studies the raffle quilt
The following day, Arthur and Susie (standing on the milk crate) hold the raffle quilt in filtered light to display the gorgeous designs.

Grace's Quilt
2014 Raffle Quilt