Ladies from the “New Settlers Group” came along to our club night on Thursday. This church based group was set up for new settlers including immigrants and refugees, to get together for company and support. They asked to learn cooking and sewing skills. Several ladies from our quilt club help teach sewing, members often donate fabric and notions, and the club has helped out with purchasing sewing machines. Ladies from the New Settlers came along to our meeting to show what they had been making during the year, and to thank the club for it’s ongoing support.
There was not quite so much Show and Tell at this meeting, probably because all the members had been busy with their entries for our current quilt show. Our President Karen proudly told how her Mum (a visitor at our meeting) had been busy knitting and had completed several little baby blankets to be donated to the Neo Natal hospital ward.
These lovely bright fabrics were purchased by Jan while on holiday in USA. They have been cut and stitched to form the blocks and then Jan appliquéd those rather exotic looking flowers on top. There will be lots of happy holiday memories in this quilt.
This cute quilt had quite a “country” feel to it, and Janet told us that she really enjoyed stitching the blocks of this quilt.
I’m a real fan of New Zealand quilts, and this one made by Pauline is full of lots of different New Zealand design fabrics.
Last but not least is Joyce’s pretty pastel Love Ring design quilt. The girls from our Friday Stitchers group all had a hand in this, and each made Joyce several of these little curved blocks. She then had to sit down and make hundreds more, she told us
I was scheduled for supper duty at the end of the meeting, so did my bit with taking something along for supper, pouring drinks and helping with the dishes. It was not too onerous at all, especially with four of us helping. It was another good club night, and it is always nice to catch up with the other members.