Thursday, November 24, 2011

Inspiration from Castlemaine Applique Group.

l am packing to head off for our last Sorrento retreat for the year.
 l am sure to have some great show and tell on my return.
 This year we decided to swap for xmas,  a small quilt,
using the fat quarter patterns by Lori Smith. Mine is all finished bar the binding,
 so l will probably have to hide in my  bedroom to get it finished.
Its red and white, so we can use it in next years exhibit.
 l wonder if any of the other retreaters thought like me!! We shall see!!

Meanwhile, l thought l would leave you with some inspiring works we saw
at our recent meeting of the Castlemaine Applique Group.
These women are amazing, not only with the speed they work at,
 but the stunning works they make. l am proud to belong to this group,
and hope their skills in applique rub off one day!!!

This stunning quilt was inspired by a pattern, English Baskets Quilt,
 designed by Corliss from Threadbear.

here is Margaret with the centre of her latest creation.

These 2 quilts are made by mother and daughter team. Stunning work.

Here is Meghan with her dutch chintz quilt.

This scrappy bow tie quilt was a winner.

Here is Dorothy's completed Mary Brown quilt.

Several women are making these clam shell bed runners.
A quilt with out making a quilt.

Bev has been super busy. Here is her almost completed
 big pot of flowers quilt. Just 3 borders to go.

Bev started this stunner after Mary Koval visited us in June.
Its from Mary's Favorite Blue and White Quilts book.
Bev made hers red and white, so we can hang it in next years exhibit.

And Bev only has 1 border to go on her Civil War Brides Quilt.

This stunner is called Steve's Garden. We have watched the progeress on
this one closely and its wonderful to see it finished.
Pattern is by Patchwork on Stoneleigh.

Here are some of the ladies getting more inspiration from the books
l brought home from Houston.
Who knows what we will see at next years gatherings!!!

Well, l hope you enjoyed our show and tell,
and that its inspired you to start something new.
Yes, thats permission given!!! LOL

And to all my US friends, old and new,
Happy Thanksgiving.

Thanks for visiting.


  1. Yes, what a fantastic group you are! Wonderful work:) and thank you so much for sharing your impressions from Houston. Hugs, Una

  2. These are all amazing quilts! What talent! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Delightful to see such wonderful work. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Hi Linda, you have inspired me to finally start the Civil War Brides quilt, Thank you Evelyn

  5. Oh my goodness Linda! What a wonderful talented group!! Red and white for next year's show?! Awesome!!

  6. wow, wow, wow. What an amazing group of quilters you have there. I am continually awe struck with the work coming from your area. Fabulous! Red & White show next year???hmmmm

  7. I think I am going to have to try and get to some of those meetings next year - how wonderful to be able to see all those quilts. Looking forward to the red and white next year and have a wonderful time in Sorrento.

  8. I am in awe, beautiful quilts, Oh Bev now you have added another quilt to my must make pile! I love those big pots of flowers, I NEED to make that one! I bought the perfect pink recently ;)
    What an inspirational group.....
    thanks for sharing Linda.

  9. What a great quilts! They are very inspiring. Hugs, Margreet

  10. Those ladies have been really busy again. Does Bev sleep?

  11. Your show and tell absolutely has blown me away!!!! You guys are soooo talented. Can't wait to see all the red and whites next year. Where is the header picture taken? It is so wonderful.

  12. Thanks for the wonderful quilt show today! the brides quilt are stunning, and I love the pot of flowers. I have a photo of that hanging in my sewing room - she did fabulous job!

  13. I sent you an email last night I guess you still didn't get it...
    maybe you will get this? Isn't this just a big pain, how we depend on our emails....

  14. Your applique group is truly inspiring. The quilts are magnificent. Thanks you so much for sharing.


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