Wednesday, 11 March 2015

The 6th Statler Users Gathering

was held at The Sanctuary last weekend. Ladies came from VIctoria and South Australia to spend time learning new things, and talking the same language. They worked on their own quilts, and not customers’ and managed to finish lots of projects. Some were piecing, some doing applique, one lady was hand piecing, a few bindings were done, and clothes were made. It’s a great feeling to get some of your own things finished, and not feel like you should be working on a customer quilt. They all arrived on Thursday afternoon, and left on Monday afternoon, so we made the most of the holiday weekend. I managed to finish the binding on a quilt, and worked on EQ doing some more Paper Bag Mystery quilts, and almost cut out the pieces for one of them. This was in between preparing the meals for the girls.


Alison finished the binding on this quilt, which is a Block of the Month at Canterbury Quilts. I love the border print on this quilt.


Elaine is always the “over” achiever and finishes lots of projects, which included clothes.


A long time UFO on which Naomi was stitching down the applique and it is now  ready to be quilted.


Lyn spent her weekend hand piecing and was pleased with her progress. I can’t believe just how much she managed to do, and all without a machine?!


Gayle was working on her Paper Bag Mystery quilt, from a weekend last year, and below you can see the result. Very pretty in 30’s prints.


And of course, we all gave her “advice” on how she could quilt her quilt!!


The obligatory group photo.


Brenda gifted us with these fans, which we loved. Thanks Brenda.




Time out in the pergola for an afternoon snack. The weather was mostly cloudy, but the temperature was in the mid 20’s all weekend, so very comfortable.And we were all too busy to really notice what it was like outside.


Elaine also finished this bag, made from strips of fabric.


Another top almost ready for the blocks to be sewn together. Very striking.


And another of Elaines progress, with 42 of these scrappy blocks sewn using scraps of all sorts, even partly pieced units in there. I don’t think her scrap bag looked much smaller though!


It was another great time of sharing, and friendship and we all look forward to the next gathering.

The house has been cleaned and the washing nearly done, ready for the next weekend.

It’s time to get back to the quilts, which are patiently waiting to be done. Some edge to edge for a few days, and then back to some custom quilting next week.

Be back soon,

Blessings, From Jude


Susan Smith said...

Wow, they certainly got plenty done. Looks like a great weekend. Take care.

Sue SA said...

Looks like you all had a fun weekend, glad to see Elaine kicked some more sewing goals!