Wednesday, October 29, 2014

On-line entries in 2015

Exciting progress is being made towards on-line entries for the 2015 Show. After eight years of typing all the entry details into a computer program so that we can securely manage all the lovely quilts, we are creating an on-line entry process which will make it much easier. Look out for the links in the coming months!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

ANNIVERSARY QUILT- A work in progress.

This year's raffle quilt 'Anniversary Quilt' is based on a design published in the U.S.A. in 1870, basically named ' Square A'. The pattern flourished and later became known as Carpenter's Wheel, Star and Diamond and Double Star. The committee displayed a Bethlehem Star quilt at the 2014 Springwood Community Quilt Show made in the 1930's based on this pattern and due to its popularity decided to collaboratively construct the 2015 raffle quilt based on this design.

Who is that playing 'Peek a Boo?'

The owner of the 1930's quilt donated fabrics in soft pastels and contrasting patterned pieces to enhance the design which includes white squares and triangles wrapped around the diamonds.

Squares and Triangles

Thanks Robyne for all your hard work putting the blocks together. The quilt will be edged in colourful kites as an alternative to binding. Looking  forward to the next step.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Show and Tell

At the September meeting held at Suzanne's house, committee members brought along small sections of the raffle quilt we had been working on. Everyone had 2 pieces to make up for display at the committee meeting. It was exciting to see the colours coming together as the pieces were laid out.


Contemplating- What to do first?

Susie and Carol take measurements and think about what to do next.

Tanya displays her lovely piecing 


Some committee members had piecing with corners while others had centre pieces. 

Finished pieces

Around 20 squares make up the 2015 raffle quilt- some members even had to take their pieces overseas to finish them in time for the meeting. Robyne collected the squares at the end of the evening and offered to stitch them together. Thanks Robyne. Can't wait to see them this Thursday.