January Sewing day

Who said that quilting was a passive pastime? After a very busy Sewing Day many members went home with heads spinning and fingers itching to try out new techniques.

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Firstly Community Quilts put on a display of recent donations and they were much admired and inspected. The workmanship on all the donated quilts was truly astounding and highlighted the generosity of the makers.

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‘Show and Tell was, as always, inspiring and included quilts for ‘Aussie Heroes’.

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The new ‘Tips, Ideas and Techniques’ sectioned followed and was a huge success as we all  tried to muscle in on the demonstrations (a rugby scrum comes to mind….)

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Gwen showed the quick cutting technique for the Arrowhead block and gave out instructions and fabric squares for members to take home and have a go (finished blocks to be returned next month to make into a Community Quilt)

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Tiiu gave a demonstration of quick piecing squares

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and Barbara showed how to make half square triangles

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WAQA has a new member – baby Michaela, who was born in December and aims to keep our Workshop Convenor, Tracey, even busier!

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and last but not least our new Assistant Librarian, Lisa, is shown the ropes by Jean.

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