Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Castlemaine Applique Group.

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this past week regarding the misprint of my Schoolhouse pattern.
Its been truly amazing!
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This past Saturday was our bi-monthly meeting.
An early start, we headed off, stopping for
 coffee and fruit toast in Woodend, as is our usual.
We always look forward to the day for more than one reason.
Catching up with country friends, sitting, chatting, stitching,
and of course, the shopping. But the highlight of the day is always
 show and tell. And this meeting did not disappoint.
Finally finished.
 Our Raffle Quilt for this years Quilts In The Barn made its debut!!
many thanks to Meghan Leslie who designed the quilt.
 The Secret Sewing Sisterhood who stitched the top,
and Helen Hayes who did the magnificent quilting.

Wendy has this delightful Antique Wedding Sampler( designed by Di Hall)
that she had put the last stitch in at 4.30pm the day before.

Ann Andrew showed the progress she has made on her
red and white "Tribute to Mrs Williams".
And we are all hoping its finished in time for our exhibition.

Sandra Boyle shared her delightful Scrappy Whirligig Quilt top.

Trish brought along this delightful applique top. Love that green background.

Fiona Lindsay shared this stunning applique and pieced
quilt top of her own design. Fiona also hand quilts, so this is going
 to be simply stunning when finished.

Judy Robin made this lovely star quilt in Greys and creams.

Not sure who made this, but we just wanted to reach out and pat those swans.

Alison Gardner brought along her award winning hexagon quilt.
 Those hexi's are 1/4" Oh my!!

Megan Carrol shared her latest quilt.
Letters from Belton Grange.
Run as a BOM, the pattern can be found here.

We had some new faces at this meeting, and we were lucky enough to
have Chris ( in the middle ) sitting with us at our table. We introduced
her to many of our wonderful designers who attend our meetings,
and her reaction was delightful!! So we had to have a group photo taken.
Welcome to our group Chris. l am sure we are going to be good Friends!!
L-R Me, Irene Blanc, Chris, Margaret Mew, Michelle Yeo.

On our way home we had a detour into Kynton to visit some shops.
We came across this wonderful mile of daffodils. You know spring is on
its way when these beauties show their faces.

Well, hope you enjoyed show and tell as much as l did.
Thanks for visiting.


  1. Spectacular quilts! I can't pick a favorite....they're all so beautiful! And the raffle quilt is fabulous!

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  3. We sure had fun, thanks for showing the Show and Tell. Gorgeous and inspiring as always. See you Friday, looking forward to it, am putting jars in car now so I don't forget LOL
    M xx

  4. Well, I sure wish I could join this appliqué group! What fun!

  5. What beautiful quilts - wish I lived nearer so I could join in with this grojp, you all seem to be having such a great creative time!

  6. Megan's beautiful original quilt is "Letters From Belton Grange" - available from Threadbear in Castlemaine. She's a fantastic designer of original quilts.

  7. Hi Linda,
    Would love a copy of your pattern
    Please send to annaamory@gmail.com
    Many thanks,

  8. I looked for the magazine in our newsagen but not found it yet, I'll keep looking. what an amazing group of quilters in the group, the show and tell was wonderful.

  9. Glad you're feeling better with all that c... . I love the 9-patch in the border of the raffle quilt. It gives it something extra.

  10. Stunning quilts. I love the variety.

    Beautiful daffodils!


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