25 June 2009

By Special Request from Sue in Cottesloe W.A.

Here is a full photo of my SCQuilters Signature Quilt, which appears in the Header of this Blog... There are 208 Sigs from many years of collecting and machine quilted by Suzy Atkins.
It's nice and big and still one of my favourite quilts.

22 June 2009

Thank goodness Lissa came to the Blue Gum today, us others were a slack lot for Show and Tell.

It's been a while since we've seen Lissa but she certainly gave us a great Show and Tell last Saturday... It was Lissa's day that's for sure.

First off the rank is this Civil War Quilt... all finished.

Of course I'm going to forget which is which now, I think this is the Perth SCQ Retreat Signatures... or is it Bendigo?

Maybe this is Bendigo?? Lissa help me please...

This is the front of the quilt above... Love it!! The light behind gives it a different look .
Lissa continues her Show and Tell... I love this simple 4 patch quilt, I think I need to make one myself!

Christmas Redwork by Lissa!

Lissa's Redwork Baskets... but look at her fabulous Scarf, made by a friend.

Hurray... These little beauties aren't being done by Lissa!! These are Marilyn's Hexies.

Let me tell you a story...

We were many at the Blue Gum a couple of months ago, it was only days after the Bikie gangs were in the news so the sound of many motor bikes arriving at the Blue Gum was one to cause silence through the usually very noisey room... a couple of us got up to nervously peek out the window only to find it was one biker making one big noise.

Same thing happened last Saturday but we were cool and didn't need to peek so continued our busy chatting, sewing, eating and showing when one big bloke strode into our room... he didn't do what most non SCQuilter people do when they come into our room, they usually back out quickly when they see a group of quilters sitting around sewing but not this bloke.

Dressed in leather pants and a tee shirt and with a very long grey plait halfway down his back... he noticed he had 7 pairs of eyes on him so reassured us that he was only checking on his bike. He looked out the window then turned around and said... 'Oh you're all sewing, making quilts, I love quilts!' We were silenced once again then he explained... 'I work in a Aged Care Unit and I see the ladies sewing and quilting, I love watching them, maybe I should ask them to make me a quilt!' We laughed and chatted a bit and said that he might get a very floral quilt to which he replied as he left our room... 'I like florals, there's nothing wrong with florals!'
To say were giggling by this stage is an understatement.
What a terrific bloke, if he's there again next time I'll ask him for a photo to show you all.

21 June 2009

Gay sent me these photos for Show and Tell!

Gay spends half her life in Romsey, Hampshire and the other half in Sydney when she's in Sydney she rarely misses a Blue Gum Gathering.... here is her Show and Tell for the month.

New Grandson on his little quilt.

Another of Gay's passions... her Allotment, doesn't it look wonderful!