Our first Sit n Sew was a great success with plenty of ladies taking advantage of the extended sewing times, coming and going at times to suit their needs.... some even managed to stay for the whole 12 hours.
During the sit n sew progress was made on our two raffle quilts and plenty of items were made for the trade table.
This month also marked the end of the Honour Quilt challenge with many of the ladies showing off their finished quilts.
Although all the same blocks have been used within these quilts each quilt differs in the colours used, the layout of the blocks and choice of sashings and borders.
Our gratitude goes to Maree for running this very worthwhile and at times emotional challenge in Honour of our fallen heroes. These quilts will be displayed both during Anzac ceremonies and at our quilt shows.
Our group president Karin gave us some insight into her recent journey through quilting and her discovery of the type of styles and fabrics that have reignited her joy for patchwork and quilting.
She encouraged us to experiment and find a style that makes you happy and not be drawn into styles which have us feeling stagnated and left with plenty of UFOs (although this does occur regardless of our level of joy).
Liz showed off some charity quilts she has been making and pointed out that these little quilts make great use of orphan blocks and are great practice quilts for your machine quilting.