Saturday, March 27, 2010

GTG with a purpose ....

A goodly number of us had a nice productive time at Cheryl's shop today sewing a raffle quilt. It was a pleasure to welcome three visitors. Helen from Dapto, Judy a friend of Lorraine's who lives at Oak Flats and Narelle who works at the shop.
It was good to have our Sydney friends too - Lorraine, Lillian and Theresa.

Here we are all at work on our Dresden plates.
Note what a great ironer Doris is!
She ironed ALL day.
Judy was a great 'turner' as was Helen - we introduced them to the group and put them to work straight away. Jana came by for a while to assist and gave us some expert advice - it was nice to catch up with her too.

Here is the end product so far. We managed 20 'plates' today and have not made a decision yet on the size of the finished quilt. We decided on a lemon fabric for the background and we think it will be sashed with scrappy 2" strips in a collection of the fabrics used in the plates. Good on Lorraine who took home fabrics to do the sashes (I think).
Next month we will continue the project and hopefully get it finished.
It was decided that, as the fourth Sunday next month is Anzac Day, that we would meet on the Saturday.
It will be another sewing day at the shop starting at 11am.
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