Saturday, October 1, 2016

Quilt Exhibition

Today I have been at the exhibition for the Bellarine Quilters at Port Arlington, we didn't have a lot of people through with it being Grand Final day but it was worth being open. A few of the quilts
Linda's beautiful wolf quilt

and another with fabric purchased in Canada while on a trip there

Jill's sensational quilt which sold last night.

this lovely quilt was made by Liane, she asked people what kind of things made them happy and then cut them out of felt and put them on the quilt....this was made while Liane was undergoing treatment for breast cancer - sadly she passed away last Monday. I have only known her a short while but she will be sadly missed by the group

this beautiful smile was always on her face regardless of how she was feeling.

a walk way of quilts, mine on this end

Rae made this quilt, her impression of the view from Clifton Springs looking to the You Yangs.

Chris made this lovely quilt

Barbara made this sensational quilt for her grandson.
I had a little time to sew rows of clammies together.
Another day of duty tomorrow
Happy sewing.
PS. For some reason yesterday my list of Blogs I follow vanished.....there one day gone the next...so I am slowly rebuilding.



Thursday

was spent at the Mill in Port Arlington, helping to set up for the Bellarine Quilters Bi-annual quilt exhibition. The Mill is a very old building looked after by the National Trust, so no nails can be put in walls!! We had the official opening last night..I took a few photos but it was a bit dark, I will take some more today...I have duty today and tomorrow.
here are Chris and  Margaret with the raffle quilt

Jill talking about her beautiful quilt behind her...I think one lady made the comment "Imagine how much rubbish TV and red wine you could have enjoyed instead of sewing all these bits of fabric together!!"



I made this many years ago as part of a challenge from Donna at the Gisborne group, the challenge was BBQ...it had to be a tryptic, use black and a batik. The patterns for the birds were from the NZ Quilter magazine.

I made this bear one day with  Margaret...we had a sewing day together, Marg had made bears before and was a great instructor for me!

a walk way of quilts

not so good in the evening, the colours do not show up well

Mary's beautiful star quilt 

Jill's again...I think daylight might show it off better.
I had better get ready and report for duty!
Happy sewing.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Finally

I have tidied enough to get my new machine out of the box....helped that hubby was doing a tip run and wanted the box!! Makes for a much clearer floor.
this is a dark photo isn't it!!! I will have to try again in the day time!! I am very lucky to have a Brother Dreamweaver....a bribe to move house from hubby!!!
this is the view out the sewing room window...can be distracting!! 
I had to wind another bobbin......woops

The end of the cotton got away on me and so there is yards of cotton wound underneath the bobbin holder....that will keep me busy getting that off.
It has been a sunny day you today but now, about 5ish, the weather is changing
some rain might be falling over the bay.
I am playing with some quilt squares for the Guild, it is a good opportunity to play with the machine 
not sure they are 100% right but they will do. 
I had better go and untangle that cotton!! 
Happy sewing.





Friday, September 23, 2016

Yesterday (super photo heavy)

I met Tracee and Margaret in the city to have a look at the Making the Australian Quilt exhibition...the train trip was 30 clam shells in length
luckily the train started from South Geelong so I got a seat no problems.
We decided to go and have a look at the Kylie costume exhibition at the Arts Centre, we got our buildings mixed up and ended up in the National Gallery 
we found theses interesting mirrors curved around like the inside of a shell

having many images of yourself is a bit confronting!! 

the roof of one of the huge galleries was amazing

Marg instructed and Tracee demonstrated the correct way to view the ceiling!! 

just beautiful!

of course we had to have a photo with the water wall and yes Marina I did stick my finger in the water!!!

now we head back to the right building!!




and had a look at Kylie's costumes, they are stunning and interesting to see the changes thru the years.


This display was in the same building, these little houses were available for decoration and then the owner was suppoes to take photos of them in different locations and put it on an internet site...would have been good to do..

this my one of my favourites!!

loved this one too

there was a large baby hanging from the roof in Fed Square..the idea was to remind us we need to play sometimes and not be attached to a screen. There were big balls underneath with smaller balls inside, play with them and entertain the baby. Was interesting to watch children playing, the boys were interested in crashing, the girl I saw was working out what was happening to the inside balls.
And so to the Quilt exhibition...I will let the pictures do the talking here







loved this one made with ribbons from cigars


the lovely girls!!


Coming home was a bit of an ordeal, the train was late arriving, it was super full so no seat, it stopped at Geelong and I had to get off and wait for the next one to get to South Geelong and the car..it took me over 2 hours to get home, was a bit tired by then. But i had a great day and wonderful company!
I had better make a move, the Supervisor has a vet check up visit and hubby wants to move his car which is in front of mine.
Happy sewing.