November 1, 2015 | Posted in:member activity

We have just held Desperation Week for 2015. This is the time where members get together for a week in the CQ room to sew on a project they are ‘desperate’ to finish. It is very productive as you can see from the images.

Last year we had the witch finger tool introduced, this year it was a quilted scissor/ tool holder. The pattern was made from folding a piece of A4 paper. Some members were totally captivated and went into a production line or made smaller versions. Full instructions are on the Miss Sews-it-all blog, here.


Scissor holder #1 (Liz)


and a few more to break up the pinwheel production line


Jan worked on her Rowmakers quilt from 2014


Mary worked on a ‘little twister’ quilt – it is a sew/cut/sew method


Here is the final quilt, pin basted and ready for machine quilting


Melinda started her ‘little twister’ Christmas tree – this is the before top – yet to be cut and resewn, like Mary’s


Centre medallion of Libby’s quilt

Side borders and corner pieces, waiting to be added

Side borders and corner pieces, waiting to be added


Libby’s top is all together and ready to go off to the quilter

Jenny made a quilt for a new great-grandchild

Jenny made a quilt for a new great-grandchild


Liz worked on the Canberra Quilters 2nd raffle quilt for 2016


Here are some blocks for the raffle quilt – lots more to come in this size (6″) and smaller

1 Comment

  1. Karen Brown
    November 2, 2015

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    Thanks for letting me join you on Friday morning. I really enjoyed my couple of hours stitching and chatting. 🙂 🙂

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