"A Slice Of Cake"
Workshop with Me and My Sister Designs
Sunday 26th July 2015
Remnant Warehouse - Alexandria
"Jelly Rolls Gone Wild"
Workshop with Me and My Sister Designs
Thursday 23rd July 2015
Hobbysew - Top Ryde
|Lyn's machine applique of Anne Sommerlad's design |
'Summer', from our workshop with Anne last year.
|Former member Maureen came up from the south coast. |
Her very large hexagon quilt has been some time in the making!
|Maureen's Japanese quilt won a Viewers' Choice award |
at the recent Red Berry Quilters show. The strips
are woven rather than pieced.
|Miriam mixed fabrics for her hexagon quilt p everything |
from batiks to reproductions. It was only when she finished
that she saw the happy accident of the light stars where
she had used light-value hexagons.
Read more about this quilt on Sew Miriam.
|Pat's 'Jolly Stars' quilt top from our workshop with |
Catherine Butterworth is elegantly sophisticated.
|Peggy has made wonderfully whimsical quilts for each of |
her grandchildren. This is number eight.
|Robyn's cheerful daisy hexagons are her own design. |
The quilt brightens a common area at Robyn's village.
|Val's contemporary design was made for a |
competition in the late 1990s. It travelled
to the US and Austria for exhibition.
|Roslyn's beautiful applique is based on the Rose Window |
in Notre Dame, Paris.It was made in the late 1990s
|Sue S's classic sampler with a delightful dancing dollies border.|
|Susan brought one her early quilts that suited the |
occasion well.She didn't know she had done broderie
perse borders until a more experienced quilter
pointed it out.
|Sue C's mother made her reversible quilted |
jacket more than forty years ago, and it still fits!
|Lynette showed us two of her antique quilts, from the early 1800s.|
Bear's Paw blocks with red sashing.
Thanks to Phyl and Fran for being such excellent holder-uppers
of so many quilts in a crowded room.
|Lynette's second antique quilt - hexagon diamonds each with a |
red centre - someone commented on how popular hexagons
are now, and that this design could have been made today.
Lynette bought her first antique quilt from an American dealer
at a quilt show in Japan, and then sought her out in New Jersey
because of the quality of her stock and expertise.
|Dawn has recently returned from a holiday on |
Norfolk Island, where she did a workshop
with Gloria Loughman. This is her second
quilt from the workshop, based on the
local environment. The first is here.
|Elsa also brought her very first finished quilt, started in a |
workshop with Margaret Sampson George, and finished last
year - not the easiest design to choose for your first quilt!
|Marilyn made this quilt for her mother.|
|Nerida made this one a class with Sue Cody |
at Killara Village Quilts about 10 years ago
|Louise made this beautiful hand-quilted whole cloth as a wedding |
quilt for her daughter and son-in-law ...
|... and it is holding up well after 13 years of use.|
|Janice showed us her Jane Austin quilt.|
|JoAnn and Roslyn took a quilting tour to Japan in 2008. |
The group set a challenge to make a quilt about the trip, to be
revealed at their one year reunion. Joann's challenge quilt
includes fabrics acquired on the tour.
|Georgie enlisted her sister Phyl - they are a formidable team.|
|A beautiful spread - note the quilt as tablecloth.|
|Stained Glass Quilt|
designed and made by Peggy Molchanoff, Lyn Lang and Susan McMahon.
Fairholme Quilters 2014 - 2015
|Just after the awards presentation this morning |
- from left, Susan McMahon, Peggy Molchanoff, Lyn Lang
Patchwork on Pittwater (Mona Vale)
Remnant Warehouse (Alexandria)
Craft Depot (Pennant Hills)... there could be others, and of course some shops are actually at the Show.
|Now that the large project Susan has been working on is |
finished, she is back to her own work, and has finished
her lovely quilt started in a class with Sue Ross last year.
|Dawn recently enjoyed a class with Gloria Loughman, |
during a holiday on beautiful Norfolk Island to celebrate
her birthday. She finished her wall hanging during the trip.
|Sue C is most comfortable working with her favourite |
colour, blue. But this quilt is for a little girl who
loves pink, so Sue adapted!
|Lyn will definitely be the first to finish her Jolly Stars |
quilt, even after she needed to do a little correction
to some of the border blocks that had got their colours confused.
She is on the final stretch of binding now, and then
it will be handed over to her 16 yr old nephew.
|Lynette has been mining the blue fabric in our community |
stash - this her fourth in a series of blue and white quilts, and
there are more to come. The pattern 'Lattice', successfully
blends a range of blues, some with a touch of pink in a
pretty, fresh design.
|Dawn pieced a gorgeous selection of blocks from|
our 2014 end-of-year-challenge to produce
the second finish in our 'Pittwater' series of
quilts made with some beautiful fabric scraps
donated by Robyn Evans of Patchwork on
Pittwater at Mona Vale.
|A long overdue photo of a bright and beautiful |
quilt pieced by Robin W from her Kaffe Fasset stash
Well, most of it does, anyway! It may surprise you to know that many batting products have a right side and a wrong side, just like fabric. If you place the batting wrong side up, you'll typically experience more batting "bearding" (small slubs of batting that pull to the back side of the quilt) or difficulty in maintaining consistent thread tension ...