August 2020 Meeting

Hi happy crafters

Yesterday, Monday 10 August we returned to our lovely crafters home in Judbury Hall. There were 14 of us, and it was so nice to catch up with everyone.

The show and tell table was full to overflowing and I don’t think the COVID isolation had a negative effect on the crafting population. Michelle Vince hand made a tiny teddy, that now goes by the name of Corona, and a quilt that was named her Happy Corona quilt. Then she was working flat out on her long arm quilter, to finish a lot of quilts that had been pieced by her friends, one of them was mine, so no lazing about here.

Glenys has been very busy spinning and dying and showed us some beautiful Opal yarn, a feast for the eyes!!

Valeri had some beautiful scarves to show, works of art both of them, and 1200 grams of alpaca yarn, that will find its way into a woven blanket. Then there were some heavy duty socks, knitted in one piece and some repurposed undarnable socks, being made in small, colourful bags.

Win made some lovely soft hand towels and is improving her skills month by month.

Julie had a beautiful pair of long fingerless gloves, embellished with beads. Her first try of this pattern,mans they turned out perfect. She also had a baby blanket and a small bath mat this time, so she has been busy.

I am pretty much busy everyday with quilting and like the mini quilts the most. Then there have been lots of baby quilts, there is a baby explosion in our family, and I have dug through my stash and made an other 4 quilt tops, that now have to be quilted!!!

We had a new crafter joining us, Kerri Jacobson, who is new to the valley and who is a quilter. Everyone made her feel welcome, so we hope to see more of her in the future.

Please enjoy the pictures and happy crafting. See you in September Xoxo

March meeting

Hi crafters

As was expected, we had a very small gathering this time, with only 7 people attending.

Most of our quilters were in Sassafras for the long weekend and two ladies were volunteering at the Taste of the Huon, but as usual, we enjoyed each other’s company.

We spoke about the Corona virus and how it might interrupt our life and travel plans in the future and of course we hoped none of us would run out of toilet paper!!

Helen has been preparing in a big way for Easter at their craft group in Kingston and for their stall in June, hoping to raise money for the Woodbridge fire brigade.

Sheri spend the morning with her friend Kim, teaching her the first lessons in spinning and doing a fine job too. Nice to see a new face and I hope she will be successful in the craft of spinning a good yarn.

I hope you enjoyed your long weekend and happy crafting.

Johanna

February 2020 meeting

Hi everyone

We had a very nice meeting with 18 people attending and it was a hive of activity.

We had knitters, spinners, quilters and even our new member Merryl doing some upholstery. In between all the crafting there was a lot of chatting and we are all up to date with the latest news. All in all a lovely social morning and I hope it will continue through the year.

There was a suggestion this morning of organising a market day in about 6 months time, where we would be able to sell out craft items, excess materials etc. I think it is a lovely idea and something we could all work towards. Please let me know what you think.

There where a lot of lovely items on the table this morning and I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Keep healthy and happy and see you next month

January 2020 meeting

Hi everyone

Sorry for the delay in publishing the photos of our last meeting. I finally got around to editing and writing this small update.

There were 16 crafters at the hall in Judbury and everybody was busy catching up on the news and stories around family, friends and visitors over the Christmas period.

The bushfires and the utter devastation was one of the main topics of conversation.

The modern quilt guild is organising a sewing day at the rowing club on the 19th of this month with all the proceeds going to the bushfire appeal.

We only had a limited amount of Show and Tell, but the quality was again outstanding and a joy to the eye. Thanks everyone for your contribution.

I hope to see you all again next month and till then, Happy Crafting.

Johanna Xoxo

Last meeting for 2019

After a month of windy, rainy and icy cold weather we had the first warm day in a long time. The Judbury hall felt warm, light and inviting and we had a wonderful Christmas meeting.

Of course there was an over abundance of food, catering to everyone ‘s taste and we all made a very big effort to taste every single item that was presented. Still there were leftovers to take home, but the husbands would have been pleased…

We had a good amount of show and tell and we always learn new tricks and tips and go home with a lot of inspiration for the next project. Pauline will show us in the coming months how to transform a plain piece of fabric in a wonderful dyed addition to a quilt and I am pretty sure we will see a needle holder made from an empty lipstick container in January.

Enjoy the pictures and the coming Christmas festivities with family and friends and we will see echo their again, healthy and happy in the New Year 2020!!!

Johanna

November meeting

Hi Everyone

On this lovely Monday morning,10 of us came together to spend some quality time together. We all had a good time, sharing tips, telling stories and catching up on the important happenings in our lives.

We are only a few weeks away from our Christmas meeting and I hope to see a lot of old friends turning up for some festive celebrations. I will try to get some confirmations a week beforehand, so we can organise the day properly, that is, if people would wish to come at all.

Please enjoy the pictures and see you all again in Judbury.

Johanna

July meeting

This months meeting came, the same as last month, to an abrupt end by the faulty fire alarm of the hall. The noise is unbelievably loud and piercing and it is nearly impossible to stay in the hall and clean up.

There were only 15 of us, so it was a very intimate gathering. Let’s hope we are a few more next time.

Stay healthy and happy

Johanna

May Meeting

Hi

It was a lovely day in the Huon Valley and we had a group of 24 people catching up and crafting. Glenys brought her partner for support after a back operation. The poor man looked a little bit bewildered, but he took it all in with a smile as stayed till the end.

Monique celebrated her birthday today and we hope that all her dreams will come true this year.

I have to apologise to Jenny and Valeri, I failed to take a picture of your show and tell, scarves, beanies and beret. I am so sorry for the oversight. Too busy talking I think.

I hope you all will enjoy the pictures and I hope to see you all again next month.

Bye for now Xoxo

Johanna

APRIL meeting

Hi everyone

An other month has passed and this morning 21 crafters got together and spent some lovely hours crafting and catching up !

The mix of different crafts is obvious when you walk and talk to each other. We have a few spinners,a few weavers, knitters and embroiderers, and a handful of quilters and ladies that crochet. It is always handy to get some tips if you are stuck on a projects.

Pauline showed me a new stitch in knitting and then she was busy adjusting a dress pattern for Julie. We all learn so much from each other, I love it.

Enjoy the pictures and keep on crafting till we see each other again next month.

Happy Easter.

Johanna

MARCH meeting

Hi

We had such a lovely meeting today with 22 crafters attending. We welcomed back some ladies , Irene and Gloria, that had been absent for some time. Then there were some new faces, Disa from South Hobart and Glenys, Gloria’s friend. Wendy,Vicki’s cousin from Brisbane is visiting Tasmania to teach felt art in Hobart and Deloraine and we were lucky to see some of her beautiful work and learn something about the technique she uses. Thanks very much for your visit, it made this morning very special.

I hope you all enjoy the pictures and can’t wait to see you all back next month.

Stay healthy and happy

Johanna