Monday, March 17, 2014

Castlemaine Applique Group Exhibition

What a wonderful Inaugural Exhibition of CAG!  All the quilts were stunning and the ladies and gents that organised it all, set it up and helped out over the weekend should be very proud of themselves.  Get comfortable friends, there are a lot of beautiful photos to follow.

Ann Daggs by Sue Jones

 Deb's Not Quite Telling The Truth by Deb King

 Aunty Jean's Floral Garden by Rhonda Coates

 Hand Painted Tiles de Morgan Persia by Jude Liebmann

 Homage to Mary Brown by Merri Garten (Even though this photo is blurred, I still had to share, the work in this quilt is unbelievable)

 The Burnt Quilt by Sue Jones

 Swan Lake by Sue-Anne Jones (me)

 Rotherfield Greys by Di Ford Hall

 A Bride Quilt for Jane Burden by  Jude Liebmann

 Queen Daisy by Kerry Roe

Ode to Annie by Bev Bannard

 The Caswell Quilt by Lyn Wright

Poppies by Jo-anne Star

 Emergence by Margaret McDonald
Gypsy Jazzed by Jan Frazer

Redoute by Rose Piper

Cheltenham by Sonia Higgs

19th Century  Folk Art Baskets by Joy Earle-Quick

Baltimore by Barb Walker

Green Vintage by Judy Gipps

Antique Wedding Sampler Revisited by Moreen Dainty

Antique Sampler by Wendy Gleeson

Sarah Morrell Quilt by Carolyn Mellor

19th Century Medallion Frame Quilt by Maureen Farrell

Civil War II by Jan Manglesdorf

Mrs Miller's Journey by Meghan Leslie

Flourishes by Glenys Clifford

Home Sweet Home by Barbara Walker

Of course we were very warmly greeted at the door by these two gorgeous ladies.

And no trip to Castlemaine is complete without a visit to Threadbear.

There were many more beautiful quilts on display but unfortunately my anti shake setting doesn't seem to be working on my camera and the rest of the photos were blurred.  I have listed the name of each quilt and the maker.  Hope you enjoyed the Show & Tell.

Sue-Anne xxx

Sunday, February 23, 2014

What Do You Do When It's Too Hot To Do Anything?

I pulled out my box of Klosjes (It's amazing what you find when you clean out the cupboard) and joined them all together.  I will put a couple of borders around it and call it finished.

I pieced some blocks together for Hertfordshire.  This will be the next border on from the little hexagons.

Start a new quilt, this one is called Stonefields by Susan Smith.  A very large quilt with lots and lots of beautiful handpieced and appliqued  blocks and hexagon flowers.

Of course, why start one new quilt when you can start two!  The Chapman Coverlet, based on the original at the V & A Exhibition in Brisbane, also by Susan Smith.  

This is the centre for the Chapman Coverlet, an antique piece of fabric I bought at Quilts in the Barn last year.

I haven't actually started a third quilt yet, but I am amassing quite a large pile of fabric for a particular quilt which I am going to try and NOT START until I finish something else! 

Of course, when you are amassing fabric, there are always other pieces of fabric that have to come home with you - these are from Threadbear yesterday.  We had our first CAG meeting for the year.  Unfortunately there are no photos today as most of Show & Tell will be on display here:

If you can get to this exhibition, I'm sure you will not be disappointed.  There will be lots and lots of beautiful appliqued quilts for you to feast your eyes upon.

Beautiful little Evie coped just fine throughout our worst summer that I can remember.  Nothing like a full belly to relax our little cherub.

Thankfully it has been a little cooler this week and hopefully we have seen the last of the extreme heat.  Now all we need is some rain please.

Sue-Anne xxx

(Lesley - took me all afternoon to try and remember how to change my header photo, hope you like it xxx)

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Australia Day

Happy Australia Day everyone, hope you get to spend the day relaxing with family and friends.

Sue-Anne xxx

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Who Likes 1930's

Remember this quilt?  At the beginning of the year, our Saturday Sewing Group set a challenge - to complete a 1930's quilt by our Christmas break-up day.  

The Challenge was on.  There was lots of bantering and a few people (who shall remain nameless) showed their competitive side, some vocally, others silently.......... It did make for a fun year and lots of inspiration to get a top finished and the final Sow & Tell was a beauty.  Here follows some of the quilts.

Bridget's Clamshells

Christine's Baskets

Christine's 2nd quilt

Joy's Dresden Plates

Sheryl's 9 patch, please note that it is quilted and bound......

Jenny's 1st quilt

Jenny's 2nd quilt

Jenny's 3rd quilt

The next two are Christine's original 1930's quilts brought back from New York 

Of course no Christmas lunch is complete with lots of sweet treats!

My latest photo of Evie and,

Just had to share this one taken by a professional photographer when she was just 10 days old.  I can't wait to see all the others that were taken.

Keep cool everyone, we are in for a heat wave and are bunkering down with four days over 40oC here this week!

Sue-Anne xxx