that day, not knowing how it would all turn out. But we didn't need to worry. Twelve months on and we have just celebrated our first birthday.
So what have we achieved in the last twelve months? We have made personalized dressmaking forms, the kind to fit our clothing on. There have been mug bags to carry our coffee mugs, so they don't get damaged in transportation. There were fabric rolls to store our patchwork blocks in, so they stay flat while making others in the process of a making a quilt. We learned how to make fabric flowers, and how to up-cycle a sloppy joe, (sweatshit) into a jacket. Then there were the quilts. Lot and lots and lots and lots of quilts, fourty five (yes, that's 45!) in all.
and Jackie from 'Achieve'. Achieve have a
Needlecraft Emporium & Fabric Cave, where lots & lots of fabric
and needlecraft supplies are donated , then sold at bargain prices.
These ladies generously donated many fabric pieces that were used in the
tops of the quilts.
Susan and Anne, who hold positions with the Australian Sewing Guild, Sydney Southwest Region. We were told that it was a credit to our group for all the hard work we had achieved in our first twelve months together. It is hoped that our story will make it into the ASG National Magazine
Yvonne Keen, editor of Machine Embroidery magazine, as well as a photographer from the local newspaper, were also special guests. Hopefully we get some coverage in these publications, so that the wider community will see who we are and what we do.
If any one else out there would like to help out in our charity projects, perhaps you might like to come and join us. Our next meeting will be on :-
9.30am - 12.30pm
21st August, 2013
Georges Hall Community Center
188 Birdwood Rd