Social Stitching Evening

IMG_2196 Merran tulipsWe had a baker’s dozen at the recent Social Stitching Evening at Ashburton Library.
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Kristy was working on her completely hand-pieced hexie quilt.

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Kristy works on her hexie quilt
Ssu-Yuan and Jenny

Ssu-Yuan and her mum, Jenny were working together on the lovely almost sashiko-style handquilting along both sides of each seam.  It’s a beautiful and dramatic colour-block quilt of enormous squares.

Trish has completed a fantastic quilt with Terra Australis fabric and formed something of an impromptu committee to seek advice on how to quilt it.

Trish’s Terra Australis quilt

Suggestions included organic and elements of Australiana like gum leaves, wattle flowers, seed pods, geckos, etc.

The busy bee award for the night surely goes to Merran who worked on not one, not two, but three quilts throughout the evening.

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Merran – made with scraps of fabrics from old shirts and from local favourite Phillips Shirts
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Merran’s tulip quilt. Lots of Y seams!  She made it for her daughter, and it’s been hanging in her daughter’s bedroom as her daughter thinks it’s too good for college.
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Merran basting her low volume house quilt.

And some members took up the opportunity to enhance their stash with Bronwyn’s fabrics, which she’d brought for people to pick and mix.

Social stitching evenings are a change of pace from our Sit and Sew Days – with hand stitching projects only, there’s plenty of opportunity for catching up while working on your latest Work in Progress.  Our next Social Stitching Evening is on Thursday 28 at Hawthorn Library – Book Here!
Photographer: Eleri Stephens