Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Pin Cushion Finish

Well done Robyn .. The pin cushion looks great 

Christmas Meeting

 The 16th November we held our Christmas meeting. We started late and continued on to have dinner at a local hotel. A lovely day was had by all. There was a great roll up. Its a shame that cannot happen every month.

Share a cuppa and a chat...

No sewing machine today.. just hand stitching small projects

busy thinking 

Some bags , some advent boxes and some decorations

Some made advent boxes

Gail C showed us how to make these..

Happy Christmas

Jo W taught us how to make the decoration on the left.

Jo W taught us how to make the decoration on the right.

Recycle bags become Christmas bags

Gail  and one for Jenny

 Our Challenge for the Year

4 fat quarters you did not choose and
1 m of fabric of your own choice. 

by Dawn

By Vee

By Gail C

Robyn's twister

A bed scarf by Margie S

And matching cushions 

Jo W - beautiful embroidery. Jo made an entire set.

Gail T made a set as well - machine mat

Pin cushion

Thread tidy

Freda's twister
Well Done Ladies!

Those of us who didn't get done will try for January!

NEXT MEETING JANUARY 17th and 18th at Golden Age Centre 2 days of sewing and guest tutor with shop see prior posts.

                    MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL !!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

November newsletter and Vintage Pin Cushions


Hello Ladies, can you believe its almost Christmas again?

       Gail C saw this in Warwick last week and thought some ladies might enjoy making this instead of bags (some did not order bags) . The kit is $30 and the special Christmas paper is on special to cover the fronts of the drawers.

        If anyone is interested she could order the kits but she needs to know by the end of the week. Please phone her ASAP.  Also she saw a good easy Xmas decoration . You will need two 7. 5 inch circles of xmas fabric and a xmas button, needle and thread to make it. 

       Jo Warden also has a cute decoration that you will need an 8 inch square of xmas fabric and a button to make. If you ordered a bag you will need to bring 16 suffolk puffs or buttons etc to decorate it. ( Or material to make them.)

        THE PARTY  -  Yeah celebrate the year and be thankful for good sewing friends.

        We will meet at the Parish centre on Sunday the 16th November at 1.00pm with our hand sewing kits and fabrics etc for sewing.

        At 6.00 pm we will go directly to the Railway Hotel for our Christmas Party. We have booked the little room so we need to know how many will be going please let me know before the Tuesday of that week. Just so we have rough numbers.

        This is the proposed project for January.  The kits are king single $70 and queen $100 and Gail need orders by November meeting for those of you who want to make it.  Gail is applying for RADF funding so we
         will have a price for two days by November meeting.

At our last meeting we made this beautiful vintage pin cushion by Debbie McGee.

In the process
This is Robyn's beauty- just needs the filling

Jenny's demo models 

Jo  W's in Heritage colours

Margie S has done beautiful beading on hers.
This version was made by Jo but claimed by Gail T

Gail T made this lovely sewing caddy

Sunday, July 27, 2014

JULY Koolkat Quilting

This month we had a visit from Kathy Adams from  

We had a great day we had about 19 ladies, it was nice to have a large group for the day. We had a few ladies who don't usually come to McIntyre Quilters and  Stitchers and I really hope the outcome of the weekend was such that they will come again because we really loved to have them there.  By the end of the weekend most ladies had their butterflies together and some even had theirs finished.

Thanks to Bernie M for cooking lovely Chicken Korma Curry and Osso Bucco for dinner and delicious potato and bacon soup for our lunch .

Thanks to Margie S for the delicious cheesecakes for dessert.

Thanks to Gail Clark, the president of the group for the organisiation and effort she puts into planning activities  for everybody to do. 

CHANGE IN PLANS - Due to family commitments I have had to change plans for AUGUST .  We will now do "The Vintage Sewing Cushion" on the October weekend. I hope that doesn't inconvenience anyone too much.

Kathy explaining the project

Nancy and Robyn looking on 

Kerry was making great progress with lovely colours.

Robyn and Merrilyn sewing away  
Sheena, Marg and Di getting things done..

Jo and Annette with lovely fabric

Jenny, Jo, Gail and Margie S's work in progress.

Gail sewing at her machine  on the left .  Gail C organised the day and also achieved heaps.
Jan's colours can be seen across the table.,

Kathy's Butterfly we are all hoping to achieve. This pattern is copyright...

Today was collection day for our baby quilt charity project 

I think we all enjoyed making these  quilts of love. Thanks to Gail C for delivering them to Mater Mothers in Brisbane .

Gail C's quilt in progress

Jo concentrating on the job at hand.

Di building her beautiful butterfly

Jo has almost completed her beauty 

Margie C using her favourite colour purple.

Jenny's quilt in browns and greens trying to choose a border.

Margie S  used plain colours but they look fantastic 

Nancy's quilt a beautiful colour palate. 
 Dawn , Carla , Robyn and Jan also stitched -  but photos of  them next time.

Can't wait to see them all finished.  Thanks again to Kathy from Koolkats Quilting.

Happy stitching everyone.