Monday, February 18, 2013

Our first get-together for 2013

Our first meeting of 2013 was a busy one with four quilts quite close to being complete. Lian is completing the hand quilting on the Green Twister (Ruth having done quite a bit already), we have hemmed the Chocolate Roses which now just has a little more quilting to be done. We have sandwiched the King's Highway and Jenny's Poppies is nearly a complete quilt top.

Jeanette and Graham came to join us from Dongara, WA. Having only had a day of lessons when I visited them last year, Jeanette was pleased to be able to move on to the next stage in her patchwork and quilting. Lots to learn and lots to remember.

Robyn won the Chocolate Roses Quilt raffle and has decided to keep the quilt. It is most amazing that this is the one she won as she had such a huge part in decisions to use batting instead of polar fleece. She has decided to keep the quilt.

The baton system worked a treat with only a few changes to be made for next time. Thank you everyone for rising to the challenge so well.

On Sunday evening Ellen, Rod, Alex and Luke arrived early for dinner and the boys were most disappointed that they could not do some sewing this time. Alex is already asking for a sewing machine of his own. However, they did enjoy looking at Ma's special pop-up books.

Rod was able to get on with some soldering once he found Surrey's soldering iron. Unfortunately the stool he was sitting on broke during the process so he could be rather sore from his sudden drop.
Thank you to all who came and made the weekend so enjoyable. Thank you to Graham who cooked a beautiful baked dinner for Sunday night. I think Jeanette and I will be exhaused for a few days yet but now we have her next lesson ready - binding the King's Highway quilt which she and Linda finished quilting using the walking foot yesterday.

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