September Sit and Sew Day

Our first spring sewing session for the year had a magnificent turnout, with 22 ladies ready to go.  It was a very productive day and Beverly really helped Ssu Yuan and Andrea with their basting.    Kelly worked on her crochet and, as usual, there were tasty treats to share – Andrea would have brought a lemon cake if her Dalmatians hadn’t decided to have it for Saturday night supper (long story).  Kirsty brought a long a couple of quilts, one being her Grandmother’s Beauty quilt, which was her entry in the Modern Quilt Guild Michael Miller Challenge.  15198796146_d646832782_o
Anna has finished Ben’s superhero quilt15221820955_510f8bc1b2_o
and Trish had some cute children’s quilts to show us.  15035218478_b2828f404a_o
We were very impressed with Beverly’s graduated pinwheels quilt which is ALL HAND PIECED!  15198785466_8cdc795f4a_o
We loved Mandy’s gecko 15218733091_152049cba1_o
and admired Kay’s cushion cover.15218727031_d67e6450a0_o
Finally Ssu Yuan showed us her mother-in-law quilt15218712831_e6f4d2c21a_o and we were able to present her with her Mark Lipinksi Aurifil thread collection for being runner up in the MMQG Michael Miller Challenge.  Thanks to Always Quilting for donating this prize and for the reels of thread presented to other entrants.15221793635_bd38d82ae0_o

Our next event is the Social Stitching Evening on Thurs 25 Sept at Ashburton Library, and then the countdown to the October Super Sewing Saturday begins…..