Saturday, February 23, 2013

D'oyley workshop

Do you know what you can do with Granny's old table linen?
This is what the girls are doing today.
Then you can have something like this........
It's still Granny's handwork but oh so lovely and you will use it and love it.
Thanks Gloria for teaching us all how to slash our stash.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The final quilt of the Set

Today the quilt made for Tania was delivered safely into her arms. We were so blessed to meet this wonderful family. Making them each a memory quilt was an absolute pleasure.

The Patch girls have been busy making other quilts too lately, here is Linda with her beautiful work.

Teena brought along the pretty quilt the group made for her to take to hospital.

Loris only had a photo to show because her grandbaby needed his birthday quilt before our meeting. I think Edith is much happier than she's letting on.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Special quilts

Today was a big day for the Patch, it was the day we were presenting some very special quilts to three gorgeous kids.
In 2011 a terrible car accident took the life of a young husband and father from our town. His wife Tania was left with a 10 week old daughter and two little boys aged just 3 and 5.
Tania asked us late last year if we could make her a quilt from Keith's clothes. Something she and the children could snuggle under and remember their Daddy.
Tonight we felt so priviledged to present them with three quilts made from the jeans and teeshirts their beloved Dad wore.
All three loved the quilts and the boys remembered their Dad wearing some of the shirts, it was very humbling listening to them talk about their dad playing Lego with them when he wore that shirt.
Tania will also have a quilt soon but for today she received a bag made from a pair of
Keith's jeans.
Thanks Helen for putting in the extra effort to make this beautiful bag.
Pat did a wonderfull job on Clay's new quilt. He found the coin stitched into the pocket quickly when Pat told him she'd discovered in there while she was cutting up a pair of jeans.
Mary made this gorgeous quilt for little Amali. She won't remember her Daddy but she will always feel warm under this snuggly quilt as she hears stories about him.
And she had to have a closer look.
Helen put a smile on Zaine's face with his quilt. This little chap is just a bit cheeky and you can see the delight in his face as he posed for photos.

We all enjoyed seeing the children with their memory quilts and felt good knowing that they will always have something to help them remember their Daddy. The girls who sewed the quilts did a fabulous job from cutting up the clothes, designing the quilts, adding horse embroideries to emphasise Keith's polocrosse activities and endless snipping to get the perfect shagginess to the blocks. A job well done girls, thank you.