Winter has arrived with a vengeance here on the east coast of Australia.
On a bone-chillingly cold day like today it would have been quite understandable if the lure of hot coffee, sweet nibbles, ugg boots and an exciting quilt project to work on in cosy surroundings had kept our St Mark’s Quilters at home.
But they didn’t give a hoot about the cold!
For our monthly workshop it was all hands on deck as a grand total of 14 quilters came through the door over the course of the day.
(Hover your mouse over each photo in this post to see whose work it is)
We’re currently making Blankets of Love, little quilts to be given to grieving parents whose tiny bubs don’t survive their journey into the world, or whose first days are spent in Newborn Intensive Care.
A few quilts have been finished since last month’s workshop.
Amanda made friends with the open toe walking foot, and used the Hera marker to rule her guidelines.
By the end of the day she had finished the quilting and attached the binding ready for some relaxing hand stitching at home.
Michelle laid out her blocks for a raggy quilt.
Perdita started a new baby quilt in my very favourite colour
And Helen was knitting squares for Wrap with Love.
On a day when the weather outside was distinctly lacking in warmth, in our hall at St Mark’s we had it all (almost) - hot coffee, sweet nibbles, and an exciting quilt project to work on in cosy surroundings.
There wasn’t an ugg boot in sight, but there was the warmth that creating quilts with like-minded souls always brings.