Thursday, 12 November 2015

November meeting, we make new friends

Friends are so important, and at the EMQ we love making new friends. So it was so nice to meet two lovely new members in the November meeting.
First up is Cathlene, when a new member starts we ask them to bring something along which speaks about them as a quilter. Cathlene brought along this stunning flying geese quilt.
Mesmerising colours.
Just look at this hand quilting! Welcome Cathlene we look forward to many more show and tells.
Our second new friend is Sue, this is Sues first quilt! How amazing! Well done Sue this is amazing, Sue did this at the peekaboo class at mybearpaw.

We were all entranced by Sues travelling hexie project. Place names embroidered in the hexies, what a great memory quilt.

Jane had two new friends for us as well, look a chook! And a sweet mouse comforter, she was lucky to get this back I didn't want to let it go!

Action shot! Honestly Jo never sits still, literally! Apologies for the poor quality but she is a dynmo! This quilt sprang from the Anna Maria Horner modern corsage class at Quilt Con, I heard someone say 'how playful' that's a great way to sum it up!
Peek a boo!
We all loved the nosegay block from the class by Fiona Calvert at the stitchgathering, Margarets take on it is fabulous, love the colour palette.

Do you love this fabric? Well this is one you won't be able to buy online, Sheena dyed it herself! I'm hoping she will take orders, I would love some.
Sheenas second show and tell is this lovely cushion, started at a Sheena Norquay class.
Bee blocks next! Fiona is getting us in the mood for Christmas with a disappearing nine patch.

Sheena would like some house blocks, I love a good house block!
Ann showed us this brilliant project bag, just big enough to hold cutting mat etc and made out of IKEA fabric, I think the EMQ single handedly keeps Ikeas profits up!

Jaqui has gone sewtogether crazy! Three of these pretties! This one is destined for a Canadian friend, loving those cute appliquéd maple leaves. The patter is by sew demented. We all agreed that the tutorial by the quilt barn is soooo useful in helping putting these together.

Jaqui just whipped this one up :-) EMQ members you are such over achievers! Shows the versatility of the good old HST
How sweet is this baby quilt from Janice, I may be biased but i think the quilters of the EMQ are pretty fabulous at putting colours together.
Audrey showed us this fabric at the meeting when we went to the pub, look what she has done with it!
Not satisfied with one medallion quilt Audrey showed us a second one. This one is a modern take on the medallion quilt. Yet again showcasing the amazing colour placement our members achieve.
I only had little show and tells, it's been a pouchy kind of month for me, these cute triangle pouches are from a tutorial by spoonful of sugar.
Two little boxy pouches with exposed lace pattern from the eternal maker. I love the hippos!
I was the lucky recipient of the bee blocks this month, a table full of colour and fun all destined to go to project Linus, cheers ladies!

Sunday, 1 November 2015

October meeting -sssshhhhh secret sewing going on!

This will be a short post as most of Octobers meeting was taken up with showing off the minis we made to go to the Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild as part of our very first international swap!

All will be revealed in due course, watch this space.

We were joined by the lovely Rachel Seed from Holm Sown in Castle Douglas, Rachel was interested to see how the group works, it was great fun having her there!

We still had bee blocks, cute cute cute wonky stars for Jaqui!

Soft, classic elegant colour scheme for Audrey's snow geese blocks.

Are you farmers wifing?? It seems the whole internet is farmers wifing! The EMQ is no exception, here are Barbara's blocks, I know the Melbourne modern quilt guild had a sewing day for their farmers wife enthusiasts, maybe we should too!
If you want to know more about the farmers wife quilt alongs there are two going on just now verykerryberry is hosting one, with guest blog posts by our very own Jo Avery, Angie at Gnome Angel is hosting one too.
Whoof! Look at this beauty, Margaret completed this on a course run by Pat Archibald.

My paltry photographic skills haven't captured the beautiful bead work and metallic thread on this stunning composition.

How sweet is this by Jane! Who doesn't love a Dresden plate, such a versatile pattern.