Saturday, March 21, 2015

FNSI and Saturday

Well I wasn't hugely productive for FNSI but a little bit now and then adds up.....so I tell myself anyway...I managed to get two more flowers done despite pushing the blunt end of the needle in to my finger twice...I really have to try and wear a thimble again... you can see what the other FNSI'ers got up to over  at Wendy's...thank you Wendy for being our lovely hostess once again.
two to add to the collection!
Today I went along to my first meeting of the Geelong Patchwork and Quilting Guild....a bit nervously I must admit, but I was put on a table with a group of very nice ladies and came away feeling happy after my day out. The speaker was  Gail Macklin from Gails Patchwork Emporium and it was interesting hearing her talk about how her business started and grew and sadly burnt down and then started up again. She is an entertaining speaker.
There was show and tell, ,the show and tell quilts are hung on the walls and you fill in a form to give the President any information about it...and she then presents the quilt during show and tell...very different from what I am used to! Here are some of the show and tell quilts
this quilt is made with Arkansas Crossroad blocks...and was birthday block swap...love the colours in this...

a cathedral windows quilt.....liked this one too...

the middle quilt was an exercise in texture, the other two something to do with the Rajah quilt????  That could be wrong...I can't remember now what they were. So much information to take in today!!!
And this is what I managed to get done in the day....the centres were already done so I worked on getting all the little sides sewn together. I have had a good day out,  only got lost once so that is a bonus, have been told about two quilt shops I didn't know about, another bonus but now I have to go and organise some dinner...not sure that is a bonus!!! Lol!!
Happy sewing.


10 comments:

Helen said...

Nice to hear you had a lovely time at your first meeting in Geelong. Georgeous flowers !

Diane-crewe said...

so glad you enjoyed your first meeting x they seem to be a productive group x Doesn't matter if you only managed one flower .. still better than doing housework xx lol x

Michelle Ridgway said...

I am glad you enjoyed your new group and I am sure they in turn enjoyed your company too! Thanks for the show and tell. Your Hexie flowers are growing x

Fiona said...

flowers grown one at a time... each one is progress in the garden... well done going off tot he meeting... I always find bigger groups hard to join in at the beginning but I'm sure you will soon have a circle of friends there...
Hugz

Christine M said...

Sounds like you had a great time. Finding out about new shops is always a good thing!

Moose-ings said...

Gail's talk would have been interesting. Glad you found some nice ladies to sew with. Sounds like a large and organised quilt group; sure you'll find lots of inspiration there.

Anthea said...

So good that you got sat with some lovely ladies, makes a difference to feel welcomed.
Be sure to make time to check out those shops!

Kim said...

Loving your hexies. They are filled with gorgeousness....love the colours! How wonderful to sit and stitch with some lovely ladies. Oooh....love that Cathedral Window!

marina said...

glad you found some good company. Are these going to be the beach ladies?
lovely flowers growing in your garden.

Josie said...

Now you've got your feet under the table I'm sure you'll have loads of fun finding new quilting pals in the group. Hope there are enough nutcases there to keep you laughing,...:o) Your hexies are gorgeous by the way. Before long your hexie quilt will be being introduced in the show and tell...... have fun xxx