About a dozen happy quilters gathered together at the Red Cross Rooms on Saturday morning for Allcomers Day. I was happy to be there too, and took my sewing machine along and one of my many UFOs to work on. Due to health reasons I hadn’t been to many club activities lately, so it was something I was looking forward to.
Most ladies were working on their sewing machines, a couple of quilts got pinned out, and there was a little bit of hand stitching going on too. Barbara was hand stitching a pretty little mug rug, just the right size to place your morning tea, she said. And Debi showed me her paper pieced blocks she was starting, one was a pretty cup cake, and the other was a big black spider!
Wendy has joined a little group of club members all busy hand stitching their own version of the fabulous La Passacaglia quilt. This is surely a labour of love, and Wendy said that planning the fabrics and colours is so much fun. These quilts take a lot of time and dedication, and we look forward to seeing the finished products some time in the future.
Wendy busy hand stitching
Kath was sitting at a table in a lovely sunny spot and showed me her sampler blocks. Made of of red, black and white fabrics, they looked lovely indeed.
Kath’s sampler blocks
Janneke makes many quilts for Ronald McDonald House, and was pinning up her latest one, ready for machine quilting. Some little one is sure to love this.
Janneke’s charity quilt
I decided to take myself off home after lunch, as the energy levels were starting to flag a little. With several hours more stitching time, the ladies would have had a lot to show for their day out. It was lovely to catch up with everyone again, and thanks for your company.