March Meeting 2021

It remains a bit of a novelty and certainly a pleasure to be meeting regularly again. Free from masks this month, we were not relying on name tags to greet friends.

Featured member of the month Val Jackson, said she had only a few quilts, then proceeded to show an amazing array of family and art quilts created over the decades.

Andrea Taylor of Bittern by the Bug explained her passion for Japanese textiles, particularly her love of indigo.

Show and Tell

The time of lockdown in 2020 continues to be featured in our members quilts. Some have completed a very impressive number in the past year.

Karen – County Clare
A Double Irish Chain begun in a class in 2018 using the same fabrics as the sample because they were the appeal of the quilt, especially the border fabric. Number 17 of 19 quilts completed during in the June 2020 lockdown.
Karen – Mosaic Magic
The kit reminded me of the cathedral floors I saw in Europe. A repeat block using lots of tones of blue. Pieced in 2019 and quilt number 19 in my COVID19 collection.
Val – Yet another baby quilt using up more bits!
Jenny – A Liberty Country Garden
Blocks of the Month by Cottage Garden Threads. A thoroughly enjoyable project.
Val – A puzzle design she just had to try during lockdown.
Jenny – An Austro-Hungarian Lockdown Quilt.
Fabrics purchased in Vienna and Budapest in 2006, the pattern from Quilters Companion magazine was originally in Christmas colours.
Jenny – No 3 Floral Mandela by Sonya Else
Raw edge appliqué and machine quilting. First attempt at this method, but it has been a success due to the love of the Sturt Desert Pea and the encouragement of June Wilson
Ronnie – My Sashiko Quilt
An appropriate quilt to show given the interest of our guest speaker. All hand sewn and hand quilted. The arm has finally recovered from too much quilting and the finished result makes all the pain worthwhile.

About Waverley

Waverley Patchworkers Inc is a group of about 300 patchwork and quilting enthusiasts located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. We meet regularly to share our passion for all things textile.
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