TAustralian themed block swaphis was the first of our monthly block swaps with a quilting group in South Africa. The girls were given the brief to make a block using Australian fabric and/or an Australian theme.

I think you’ll agree that this is an amazing display!

 

 

 

P1030418aWe also had our first glimpse of the dignity quilt. Once again, a wonderful outpouring of Australian pride seen in these blocks.

Just a few more blocks and this baby will be sewn together and ready for quilting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our speaker this month was Therese Hylton from Patchwork Pumpkin in Frankston. Therese gave a very amusing talk and inspire us with her beautiful quilts. Here are just a few…

quilt from Japanese Obi pieces

We had some spectacular quilts on display during show and tell.

Alex has been very busy with this lovely quilt made from Japanese Obi pieces:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alex donated this raffle quilt

Alex also donated this quilt to be raffled off:

Thank you Alex! We’ll all be rushing to buy those tickets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a look at these other quilts. What a talented group we have!

 

The June meeting also saw the first showing of the quilt made by Chris Serong and Liz Willing to be raffled off for the Exhibition in September. I’m sure you are all looking forward to those tickets going on sale!Exhibition raffle quilt

 

And finally, one of our star caring and sharing quilters, Miriam Macartney was given a recognition award by President Jann Haggart. Miriam has produced at least one caring and sharing quilt PER MONTH for a very long time. Thank you Miriam for your tireless efforts.

Wow – that’s a lot going on for one meeting. July will be even more active with our Biggest Morning Tea. Look forward to seeing you there.