18 September 2016
This photo wasn't taken yesterday, it was taken 10 years ago at what was then called the Pennant Hills Inn. SCQuilters started meeting here on the first Saturday of each month in the early 2000's, I'm not quite sure which year exactly, I do remember how we started but not when?
Anyone remember when Luixin was asked by a group of American Quilters if they could meet some Aussie Quilters during their visit to Australia?
Luixin asked me if it was possible so I arranged to met at the Pennant Hills Hotel, I do remember several quilters came up from Canberra just for the day.
When the smoking laws changed, they turned 'our' room, into the smoking area which was very unpleasant so although we were right next door to a patchwork shop we decided to move to the Blue Gum Hotel in Waitara which we did in October 2007.
Several years later the Penno Pub underwent a big renovation with not only it's rooms but with the dining as well and is now called the Hotel Pennant Hills. We try to get together here on the second Saturday of each month but continue to meet, when possible, at the Blue Gum Hotel in Waitara on the first Saturday.
When I came across this photo I thought it would be fun to bring along something we'd made 10 years ago for our 'Show and Tel'l, and we did, what a fun day it's been.
Six of those in the photo above were present at the Pub yesterday! We often see Six of the others in this photo, we know Beate was visiting from Canada at this time... but are the others still out there somewhere in SCQuilters Land?
Some very new and very inspiring handwork and some very old but still inspiring handwork happening at the Pub yesterday.
Wrap with Love.
Hey and what's this below! It is... Sticky Fig & Prosciutto Bruschetta. I wish I'd ordered this one it looks seriously delicious. Oh well there's always next month!
It was suggested... by she who must be obeyed... that we bring along some fabulous 10 year old quilts or something else we'd made 10 years ago... here's the fun 'Show and Tell' result.
The backing fabric is fun as well.
10 years or so ago a lot of people I know were making 'Dear Jane' Quilts. I loved the patterns but couldn't see myself using similar fabrics or making so many blocks but I wanted to get into the fun so I decided to be 'Naughty'... yes yes... I know it's not the first time.
Anyway I had some lovely bright hand dyed fabrics and I was into black at the time so I decided to use these colours to make my blocks... then I had another naughty idea! Instead of piecing the blocks I would applique them so they would look similar but they just weren't!
I did have fun making the number of blocks I ended up making and I still love the quilt which sits on the back of one of my couches in my sitting room and if 3 1/2 boys are very good they can keep warm during their afternoon nap on a couch instead of going upstairs to their room (read Daddy's old room).
I did a grab and took this photo below from Craftsy... this is what the real 'Dear Jane' looks like.
Then Liz took her beautiful new jumper off and... What the heck is she proudly wearing?
06 August 2016
13 Lucky Quilters left the comfort of their homes, stopped watching the Olympic Games and ventured out into the cold damp weather to enjoy a very chatty, yummy, fun day at the Blue Gum Pub!
Always so much handwork going on during our Pub Days... from sewing, crocheting, knitting, applique and binding, it's all happening at the PUB!
Busy Busy hands.