Thursday, May 31, 2007

Ridgecrest productivity ...

Gai whipped up a very cuddly flannel quilt 'from her scraps'. It is intended as a raffle quilt - will she be able to give it away?! This is a Kerry Swain pattern & will be featured in the next issue of Country Threads magazine.

Leanne spent Saturday making up a fantastic cushion, incorporating lots of cars & trucks, which was very excitedly received by a young man on her return home (and I'm not talking about her husband!).

On Sunday, Leanne worked on her sunny & cheerful, blue & yellow quilt. Leanne hasn't been quilting for long, but her accurate piecing is to be envied!

In a major departure from her usual quilting 'gorgeousness', Peg made this wild, orange & black footy quilt. We know Aunty Peg will have made a nephew very, very happy. Her only concern was that she might have got his favourite team wrong?!

Thankfully, Peg left bright orange behind her on Sunday & returned to more beautiful things:

Gail was WAY out of her comfort zone working with very bright brights, the makings of a very funky quilt for daughter #2.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Wow, what a weekend!

The Club Quilt annual retreat was held last weekend. This is our fourth retreat at Burrendong. As always, there was much laughter, enormous quantities of yummy food & frenetic quilting activity enjoyed by all. The following tells just a fragment of the story that was Club Quilt Retreat 2007.

Friday night is our time for doing a little something for charity. This year we made 18 small quilts to be donated to the local hospital. These quilts are offered to parents who have tragically lost babies at birth. The hospital requested quilts suitable for little boys this year.

There were little treats:

We enjoyed sample bags of treats donated by local businesses. Our thanks to Marcelle's Patchwork Cottage, Janome Jean, Snazzi Scrappin', Orana Blinds & Awnings and Dubbo Printing Works for generously providing beautiful things for us.

We were also spoilt with wonderful donations from generous designers from all over the country. Ros emailed several designers requesting perhaps an autographed pattern. Well, we were overwhelmed with the generosity of these lovely women! Please support their work. You can find their blogs or websites in the link list to the right.

Ros decided the Club Quilt girls should 'earn' their right to a pick of the 'designer lucky dip'. Her first idea was to run a 100m sprint with prizes to the winner:

However, the howls of protest were so loud that she resorted to her second idea - to tell wedding day stories - and were there some good stories! Veils from yesteryear were dusted off:

There were stunning headpieces:

And many a rollicking good yarn was told:

But the highlight came when Peg emerged in her wedding dress, a feat none of us could match:

And so the girls earned their right to a pick from the 'designer lucky dip' and there were 'ooohs' and 'aaahs' all round:

We spoilt ourselves at the 'Weigela Shop' again this year - thank you to Sue at Warren for allowing us to set up a little bit of her beautiful shop for the weekend:

More news from the weekend, including what projects were worked on, will be posted as photos are gathered & time permits. Check back again soon!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Carol has been very busy, check out this beautiful quilt she has made for her grand daughter is just magnificent.

Kerry - here with one of her own creations, Kerry tells us that she is not doing any more projects until all of her UFO's are done, why would you start another if you have such lovely UFO's

Cheryl showing off her lovely quilt in reds and creams...................

Cath is here with her own design, a quilt for her niece - it is just lovely. I will post another photo once it is completed.

Pat is here making herself a bag, I have since seen this finished and it is just beautiful.

Kath has been on a spending spree,
this is one of her new purchases, maybe it will be her next project!

Our girl Gai...........once again doing her BOM.

Dale has been busy - she is doing a quilt as you go.....

Well it has been a while since I have made a posting - life is very hectic at the moment.

Attached are some photos of Joan with a bag she has made and her beautiful "Gardeners Journal"