Community Quilting Bee

8 07 2013

Some 25 or so ladies involved in the Community Quilts program I quilt for had a ‘bee’ in Perth on Sunday 30 June. I’ve never been to one before, so thought it was time to make an appearance. I loaded my Sweet Sixteen into the car the night before, and left home about 7:30am to arrive at ‘Craft House’ at Alexander Park in Menora just after 9:00am. I quilted two quilts during the day, ate some lovely morning and afternoon tea goodies baked by some of the ladies, and met some lovely people.

It was quite amazing how much can get done when a group is working together. Some ladies sewed blocks, others made and sewed on binding, and others made and pin basted quilt sandwiches on the large centre tables. I took home another six quilts with me to quilt, and handed off about eight back to Gwen, the current Community Quilts organiser.

I had a lovely day, and the weather was perfect for driving too and from Perth too — a gorgeous clear and sunny winter’s day, with dry roads.

Here are some photos I took on the day, in between quilting quilts.


Gwen and Pat (?) sharing a laugh


Busy, busy


Centre tables for basting


Busy beavers! Daughters, mothers, grandmothers…


Trying to find fabric for a binding from the boxes of donated fabrics


Quilt #91 sitting on my Sweet Sixteen



2 responses

8 07 2013

Thanks so much for the post. I’ve wondered how those ladies accomplish all that they do. It’s wonderful that you could bring the SS along, too!!!!

30 09 2013
Dawn C.

Sew much fun!

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