Christmas lunch 2017

For our final workshop of the year Carol and Daiva showed us how to make tree and table decorations. An angel of pearl beads, a folded Japanese star, a poinsettia flower that could be added to a napkin ring, and a table centre to  surround your festive candles.

Christmas lunch at the Golf Club was once again a festive affair. Everyone except the weather joined in on the Beach theme. The lucky door prize, a colourful beach towel, was won by Heather. Lyle won first prize in the raffle – a picnic basket for the beach; second prize went to Lois and Robyn won a beach umbrella for third.

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Presents were exchanged and gratefully received and in between courses Carol and Michelle had us wielding our glue guns to make beach themed tree decorations (sympathy was freely available for those with cuts and superficial burns).


Everyone had a good time and our thoughts were with our friends who could not join us because of illness. May you all have an enjoyable Christmas and a happy and healthy 2018.

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November 2017

After the Exhibition and 2 workshops in October, and on a day where we had a bucket full of rain (25.4 mm), there was a smaller than usual turn out at this month’s meeting. Nevertheless we had more beautiful items in Show & Tell.

Ellen's quilt

Ellen’s quilt in subtle stone colours

Ellen's quilt

The back of Ellen’s quilt

Lyle's quilt

Lyle’s stripped blocks quilt

Narelle's pin cushion and scrap bucket

Narelle’s pin cushion and scrap bucket

Narelle's stable bag

Narelle’s stable bag made at Daiva’s workshop and already in use as a knitting bag

Ellen's stable bag

Ellen’s stable bag made at Daiva’s workshop in October

Bev's stable bag

Bev’s stable bag made many years ago – lovely chenille work

September 2017 meeting

Our Exhibition is getting closer – be sure to finish those quilts with a rod pocket and label, put them in a bag to keep them clean and deliver them at 9.30am on Friday 29 September along with your Challenge (Bag) Entry forms and bag(s).

All forms were emailed and you can also download them here Quilt entry form    Challenge bag form.

It would also be greatly appreciated if you would print out a Poster and display it wherever you can – even in your car window. Dalmeny Quilters poster.

Please come along with your friends to support our Exhibition and/or put your name on one of the rosters if you can – many hands make light work, as they say.

Now for the show and tell items:


Article all about Daiva on page 3 of the Quilters Guild Template Magazine



Lyle with her cute Bear in Bed


Appliqued towels for the extended Maidment family


Carol Ogden’s Christmas Tree Skirt/Table Cloth


UFO completed (after 10 years?) by Laura Coles


Table runner by Lyle Mead


This year’s mystery quilt by Lyle Mead



Sandra Doyle’s Christmas Tree Skirt/Table Cloth – almost finished


Lois Morante’s Blue Christmas – Table Centre/Candel surround


Lois Morante’s Blue Christmas – machine embroidered wall hangings


Lois Morante’s Blue Christmas – machine embroidered mat


Helen Hennessy’s Christmas Tree Skirt


Jelly Roll Quilt by Sandy Gauci



Karen Foster’s Shell Quilt Bed Runner


Karen Foster’s Shell Quilt Bed Runner – what is that seahorse hiding?

August 2017 meeting

Our Exhibition is coming up soon – September 30th @ Narooma Sport & Leisure Centre – so get those quilts and bags finished and labeled. There will be a sales table for members if you would like to participate in that too. Remember to complete your entry forms and get them back to one of the committee as soon as possible.


UFO – Lyle completed this for a friend

Lyle's bag

Bag by Lyle

Daiva's Tree skirt

Daiva’s Tree skirt

Ann's Table mats created with fabric from an Indigo Dyeing workshop

Ann’s Table mats created with fabric from an Indigo Dyeing workshop


Elin’s bag in French General fabrics

Ann’s Mystery Quilt


Daiva’s Fan Blades Quilt


Tracy’s Bright UFO


July 2017 meeting

We had our AGM this month and while many on the committee remain the same, our new member Elin has taken over as Librarian and has already instigated a cataloguing system available here on our blog – simply click on “Library” in the menu bar above.

Quilt with Triangles

Quilt by Bev Brown (with Heather)


Quilt with Triangles by Elin Baker


Quilt with Triangles by Elin Baker


And the back of Quilt with Triangles by Elin Baker


Daiva’s cushion head


Detail of Daiva’s Cushion


Christine’s version of Daiva’s Mystery Quilt


Irene’s Stable Bag from June Workshop


Sandra’s Musical Valium Bag from June Workshop