Monday, August 1, 2011

Fibre Group Update - July 2011


The fibre girls have had a productive few months with some exciting little ventures along the way. Many of the girls have been busy with their own projects.
Through April Brenda taught the girls to do a crazy patchwork block which went down an absolute treat! We are now considering emptying our scrap baskets a little by doing some more in the future to make cushions for our rooms. Nicole began her Sampler quilt with Marie, Jill, Pat and Helen. We also had a class in Candlewicking at the insistence of Rae. Some of the girls picked it up beautifully while others - like Rae... well anyway... Maybe we'll try it again later in the year.
May saw the end results of Madelene's Secret Women's Business and what gorgeous results they were. We have 19 blocks to now put together into a quilt. We are all very nervous about the future Mystery bag that she has promised to bestow on us. Nicole's little class continued with Nicole beginning to learn a whole new level of patience (just kidding J). The bus trip to Campbelltown, and Camden was enjoyed by all, even with an early start. Lunch was lovely in Macathur Park.
For our community sewing this month, the ladies tackled the folded baskets beautifully, whilst others are making great progress on the crocheted caps and little bags, many thanks girls.
June saw Brenda teaching free motion sewing which had everyone in fits of laughter and deep concentration all wrapped into one! Nicole's girls continued with the sampler quilt.
On the 22nd of June a few of the ladies made their way into town for the Sydney Quilt Show. What a day they had!! To begin with Brenda caught her 1st bus in possibly 30 years! Then once all were at the station, onto the train they went. When they arrived at the show they began to shop and look and enjoy themselves. Lunch was had and back to the show they went agreeing to meeting up to go home at 2.30pm.... well now it has been decided that seeing how Helen should not be left to her own devices she will need to be strapped to someone responsible whenever similar outings are held !
July has brought the completion of Nicole's sampler by Marie, with Pat, Jill and Helen not far behind. Brenda is teaching those interested quilt as you go methods. Marie has found a different way to quilt as you go too.
We all look forward to more fun in the next few months with Maru and a bus trip just around the corner.
I'd also like to finally remind you all of the cleaning roster, if you have not as yet had a turn please pop your name up on the list to save other doing it by themselves or doing it more than once.

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