Thursday, 21 November 2013

We've past 100 quilts, actually we're almost at 200!

What a fantastic two days of sewing and quilt-making we have had. We had 11 lovely ladies come on Wednesday night and 3 of them were new to the group. And today we had 34 ladies and 2 men and a lot of them were new to the group!

A special mention goes to a few who travelled quite a distance to come to class. Ann Robinson of the Southern Highland Quilters left her house at 7:30am to be here! She brought 16 lovely quilts, an ironing board (much needed) and fabric from Berrima Patchwork. Betty Jacobs came with three other quilters (and two husbands) and brought 4 quilts from the Rainbow Connection Quilters and 17 quilts from the Kogarah Library Quilters.

We also had a wonderful box of 22 quilts from Coorparoo Quilters in Queensland, 14 quilts from the Quilting Mouse (aka Dianna Croft), and some amazing craft dilly bags with sewing supplies from the Golden Harvest Quilts in South Australia (I will be doing another post on those soon - they are fabulous!)

We've received quilts from:

  • Judith Chidgey and Pat Boot
  • Caroline Stanton
  • Barbara Evans
  • Bev Jeffrey donated 6 quilts and 1 pillowcase (one of which is possibly the biggest quilt I have ever seen!)
  • Glenda Jones from Winston Hills donated 4 quilts
  • Sue Reichardt donated 3 quilts
  • Pat Smith donated 2 quilts
We also got lots of donated tops sandwiched with the backing and wadding. We now just need to quilt them! And there was lots of cutting of blocks, binding strips and backings as well as sorting, photographing, documenting and coffee and cake consuming. Generally, a great couple of days! Well done everyone!

And here are a few action shots from the day:

And how many quilts did we finish or get donated today, I hear you ask? Well, we had a total of 98. Just today. That is amazing! So all up we have a total of 195 quilts!!!! I think we will definitely make it to our goal of 200 by Christmas. LOL!

Judith sorting the photographed quilts

Photos of all the quilts are over on the Gallery page. We have tried to match names and quilts. If I've made a mistake, please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by!

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