It’s that time again. The second Saturday of the month, and time for the St Mark’s Quilters to get together for another day of fun and creativity.
Having reached the number of quilts needed for the kindy this year, we’re encouraging our lovely committed quilt-makers to take a little break, learn some new techniques and make something for themselves for a change. Goodness knows, they’ve earned it.
Moo was being coy about her latest Stitchin’ Mission quilt, a gorgeous Noah’s Ark version in aqua and yellow with frogs and turtles.
Helen, aided by her super new magnifying glasses, stitched row after row of purple sashing to transform a pile of New Life blocks into another brilliant quilt to add to our collection for the KU Marcia Burgess Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre. Ruth is putting her quilt-making skills to work creating a table runner and placemats for Christmas. With a lot of teamwork we worked out the dimensions and she was able to cut out and get a flying start on putting together her first star block. Starting in July? Now that’s what I call smart! Di C is fast earning the title of Jelly Roll Queen and has plans to turn these strips into a stunning quilt! Just for starters she designed and made this super bag to carry her cutting mat and rulers.Michaela finished this pretty Noah’s Ark quilt with butterflies and a sunshiny combination of pink and yellow.Barb practiced her free-motion machine quilting as she designed and ran up a cover for her machine. Being a resourceful kinda gal, when she left her quilting gloves at home she simply looked under the sink, fished out these pink rubber kitchen gloves and carried on!Margaret sat serenely hand-stitching the binding on her latest New Life quilt. I think she enjoys that part of quiltmaking just as much as I do. Don’t you find this part so relaxing?And just to give us some inspiration, Coral popped in to tell us all about her recent visit to the Victoria & Albert Museum quilt exhibition in London, and to show us some postcards of the quilts.