Thursday, 20 May 2010

One Perfect Day

When Brisbane turns on one of its beautiful May days, there's nowhere else on earth. We had one of those days yesterday when  Jems Quilt Sitters held their monthly gathering  at the home of one of the members, as our usual meeting hall was unavailable.

What a difference a year makes.  Last year when I attended the meeting I was cut off by floods and it took ages to get home.  You can see some pictures here.  However, not a cloud was on the horizon to mar our day yesterday.  We gathered outside, as it was too beautiful to waste indoors.

After a heart-starting cup of freshly brewed coffee and a slice of non-fattening cake (you have to think positive), it was time for show and tell.  Sadly, I can't let you see the challenge quilts which were brought out to be admired, as they are for our eyes only until our exhibition on 10-11 July.

However, these girls are truly prolific and there were many other quilts brought along for all to admire and/or critique.

One Quilt  Sitter, Muffin, is making an heirloom quilt for each of her four granddaughters using Liberty fabrics in each quilt.  So far she has completed two hexagon quilts ...

... and she is a fair way into completing a Dear Jane quilt for another of her fortunate granddaughters.  She decided to keep a journal as she worked on this quilt, so for each block she worked on, she jotted down world events, local happenings, random thoughts, a picture of the block being worked on and a snip of Liberty fabric used on that particular block.  What a gift this granddaughter will receive.  Not only will she possess a beautiful heirloom quilt, but she will have her grandmother's hand-written journey to treasure - a piece of history to hand down to future generations. 

Another talented Quilt Sitter is Fiona Wright.  Coming soon is her online fabric store, Fifi's Fabricology

Not for the timid, this store will stock wonderfully bright and colourful fabrics, so if you love all things bright, log on to her website to register and you will be informed as soon as the store is up and running.

We lucky few had a preview of her stock yesterday and I was nearly knocked sideways by the crush around the table.  Quilters are such polite, courteous women until they sniff new fabric within fifty paces. 

Seasoned campaigner that I am, I managed to snaffle these three fat quarters.

I absolutely love them and that bright lime piece in the middle may end up in one of my Hot Fudge dresses in time for the BrisStyle Indie Designers Market on 5 June.

Ah Brisbane - beautiful one day, perfect the next.


Up In Annie's Room said...

Looks perfect!

Sandrine said...

Ohh I can hear the joy of this post Robyn!I am not a quilter but I surely admire all this fabulous work...amazing gift, beautiful fabrics and non fattening cake!!Just Perfect!:)x

Sandra Darling Visual Art Creations said...

Looks like heaven!!! I love your acquistions!! Thankyou for sharing your day and treasures with us!

see you on the 5th of June too!