30 November 2009

Southern Cross Quilters Christmas Competition - Win this Beautiful Umbrella.

Would you like to win this beautiful SCQuilters Umbrella?

Large Navy coloured Umbrella with 4 SCQuilters Logo's in white.
Wooden handle with automatic button for ease of opening.
Never been used, still in it's cellophane wrapping and in pristine condition.
Produced for the Sydney SCQuilters Retreat in 2005.


You have to be a member of the online group of the Southern Cross Quilters.
Winner will pay for postage if they can't pick it up.
Competition closes at 8am Saturday 5th December.

Winners Name will be drawn from a hat by one of the staff at 'The Blue Gum' on Saturday 5th of December at the SCQuilters Christmas Party.

Entry is FREE! All you need to do is:-

Leave a comment on this Blog.
(a nice comment mind you)

Good Luck Everyone!!

08 November 2009

Blue Gum Saturday... .Is the First Saturday of each month... come along and say Hello if you are around.

Here is yesterday's Happy Crowd of busy SCQuilters, their hands are sewing, the noise level is on High, with lots of chat and laughter, lunch and drinks are ordered and arrive... then it's Show and Tell time. About 20 plus today with a very quiet young Harrison busily playing Gameboy beside his Grandmother Lyn Allitt.

Not only did we have SCQuilters coming from South, West, North and all over Sydney a couple of them flew in from London (Gay Jenkins) and Iowa (Linda Hungerford)!! Now the question was... who travelled the furthest?? I did a bit of a Goggle and Wiki and here are the results!!

London 16,997 kms (10,600 miles) Iowa 14,759kms (9,171miles).

So Gay wins (not that there is a prize or anything) but Linda was only a couple of thousand kilometres behind :-) I know I should have better things to do on a Sunday but sometimes I just can't help myself LOL!!!

Lyn Wilson is busy making Christmas Trees... I am going to make some of these for Presents... isn't it delightful!
All you need are 11 of these triangles to make one tree!

Loz Lloyd with a very interesting octagon pattern.
Loz's Hexagon quilt is so fascinating to look into.
Sue Hodges, a quilt for the latest baby in the family.
Sue Hodges learnt to machine quilt with Deb Louie... isn't this wall hanging magnificent!Here is a detail of the centre of Sue's quilt.

Pennie made this quilt for the Stichin' Mission and gave it to Di Jobbins and Linda Hungerford,who is visiting from Iowa, USA
Di and Linda with the donated quilt.
Di Jobbins made this lovely warm quilt for her DH... and he loves it! :-)
Linda made this very large Log Cabin quilt for her Grand Daughter, I love the way the top and the bottom are scalloped.

Linda with a quilt for new baby Grandson.

An Aussie quilt for Linda's new Grandson.
...with some cute words for babies on the back.
Jean Fotheringham won this border fabric in a competition on Di Jobbins Blog a while ago, she loved it so much she bought a lot more of the same fabric and produced this wonderful quilt top!
Becky Wright had a very interesting day... She dragged out some very crumpled pieces from the bottom of her sewing bag and proceeded to put them together... she knew it was a house block cut out many years ago but the pattern was lost so she tried the pieces this way... then she tried them that way... but still there were some left over... did the block have only one chimney or was there two??
But with dogged persistance the block was finished before the end of the day! Well Done Bec!

Bec's Spools are completed, now she will put border of squares around it then another border of some sort.

Cath Midson ran this Michelle Marvig quilt top up in only 5 days... wonderful isn't it!

Cath also made this top... a cheapy for just $20. Good Value I reckon!
Claire Gover... lovely pinky browny quilt top.

Gay Jenkins, 7 foot long Christmas table runner, a gift for an Aussie Friend.

Heather Watts magnificent Periwinkle quilt all hand made and machine quilted by Nic Bridges.

Liz Price usually makes ATC's or small hangings, so it was lovely to see a large quilt being finished off yesterday!

Ros Bickford is hand quilting some interesting patterns on her quilt.

Announcing the Winners of last months Guessing Competition...

Two prizes went to Interstate Quilters...
Andrea Carew from Dunlop ACT with 8/13 correct.
Fran Cox from Mentone Vic with 5/13 correct.

And one Prize for a regular attendee who wasn't there on the day the photos were taken...
Penny Smith with 10/13 correct.

Thanks to everyone for entering, it was a tough call Quiz, I'll try to make next years a little easier :-) 'try' being the operative word!!

I will go in and put names to all the quilts right now.