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Sunday, September 23, 2012

~South Coast Quilt Show~ (and some sad news)

On Thursday I received the new Blogger dashboard....still learning my way round it
Let's hope I can get through and work out how to post pretty quickly...

Last weekend saw Batemans Bay host the South Coast and Country Quilter's Guild (SCCQ) 11th Bi-Annual Quilt Show at the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club
Above is the striking quilt that showed us the way

The stage was all set for the beach

I took a few pics of some of the quilts that took my eye
This one is Log Cabin by Jenni Miller ~machine pieced and quilted~

'Joelle's Quilt by Tricia Wheeler
Made for a lovely French lady that Trish met in Nice in 2008.   Lucky Joelle is to receive this next year in Turin where she lives......and Tricia is going to hand deliver it to her
Lucky Joelle......and Lucky Trish
I love it Trish!!!

Of course there has to be at least one quilt at a show by Anni Downs
This one is 'Angel Story' hand and machine pieced......machine quilted by Oriel Smith

'Kaleidoscope' by Rebecca Baumgartner 

This one by Martha Trimmer 
Summer Palace by Liesse Chandler of Chandlers Cottage with lots of adaptation
Machine pieced and quilted

'Earth Lines' by Margaret Foster
This reversible quilt was designed to show off a striking indigenous hand printed fabric.  It is coupled with abstract furnishing samples and uses a quilt-as-you-go method
Machine pieced and hand quilted

'Our Harvest Spice' by Robyn Sammons
Machine pieced and quilted

'Chocolate Truffle' by Maggie Froggatt
An Ann Sommerlad design.  Made with the Moda range of fabric called 'Chocolat'

'Monarch Paradise' by Lois Dibeler
Monarch and Blue Emperor butterflies in a garden setting including Monarch life cycle
Machine pieced and quilted

'Kyoto' by Barbara Steller
Machine pieced and quilted

'Eva Trahern' by Margaret Herzog
Paper piecing and broderie perse around a central appliqued panel
Hand Pieced
Designed by Sue Cody
Quilted by Christine Fahey

'Summer Circles' by Irene Coburn
Machine pieced

Margaret and Trish in front of the Raffle Quilt Autumn Leaves

The view looking across the road to the Clyde River from inside the Dining area of the club

I made some small purchases.....above some Christmas fat 1/4 by Lynette Anderson

and some lovely batiks

My hand is doing really well now
Last weekend I was till trying to limit water on it still and not bend the finger area too much 
Mr Armchair thought he'd give making berry muffins a go and here is the result 
Recipe can be found over here

These flowers were bought home to me by Mr Armchair as a bit of a cheer up
My beautiful Brother has been diagnosed with prostate cancer which if he does nothing about will get him in about 10 years time.  He also has diabetes.

He underwent a stress test to see if he could undergo surgery as he has an irregular heartbeat 
He failed the test and the Dr has said he would be more worried about the heart than the cancer
Now he has to see a Heart Specialist ..........


Susan said...

Dzintra, the quilt show looks lovely, but those muffins look even better! You have a wonderful husband that takes good care of you! Sorry to hear about your brother. Many prayers going out to him and you! Hugs!

My Grama's Soul said...

Dzintra, those quilts are simply amazing. Sorry to read about your brother....if he is proactive in his care....all will be well. Praying from here



Kath said...

Oh bless you, this news must have hit you hard. I hope you will be able to enjoy many happy times with your family in those coming years.
I'm glad you are on the mend, I'm loving Mr Armchair's muffins!

Fiona said...

Sorry to hear your brothers news and I do hope for a quick and full recovery.... thanks for sharing the quilts - they are lovely and what a beautiful spot for a show...

Terry said...

The news of a sibling's illness is always distressing. I will pray for you both.
The quilts were lovely. Nice to see what others are stitching on.

Susan said...

Lovely quilts Dzintra - quilt shows are always so inspiring. Glad to hear your hand is healing. Thinking of you and your brother, hope his situation improves soon. X

Maree: said...

Thanks for Sharing the Quilt Show it all looks Lovely.
Think Mr. Armchair is doing well while you are
Sorry to hear of your Brother's news..hope all goes well for him.
Take Care

Lurline said...

Great show - such variety! Blessings to you all. - hopefully time left for dear Brother will be the best years of his life!
Hugs - Lurline.

Anonymous said...

thankyou for the tour of the beautiful quilts and i am so sorry that your brother is not well,you need to enjoy everyday and be positive,all the best for your brother Dzintra.xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Dzintra, I will truly pray for your dear brother....what can one do when caught between two serious issues....but to pray and make each day even more vibrant and special...OH, I will pray!

That kaleidescope design is my absolute favorite! OH WHAT FUN...and your play, is it coming along well?

My heart is with you....Anita

Nat Palaskas said...

Lovely quilts at from the show. I hope to be part of it one day. Sorry to hear the sad news of your brother. Wishing all the best - Hugs Nat

Rachaeldaisy said...

Beautiful quilts and lovely flowers from Mr Armchair. I'm so sorry to hear about your brother. I'm sure they will find a way, it sounds as though he has good doctors. Sending you all lots of love and hugs.

Jeni said...

Dzintra ..what a great quilt show lovely quilts on display.....
my thoughts are with your brother & also you..........

Jeni said...

Dzintra ..what a great quilt show lovely quilts on display.....
my thoughts are with your brother & also you..........

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra,

A diverse display of quilts, thanks so much for sharing and the view of the river is stunning.

Love and prayers to you your Brother and family.

Mr Armchair's muffins look delicious.

Happy days.

Fer said...

Looks like a grand day out! I especially like the Christmas fat quarters you bought - nice and quirky just the way I like it!

Palomasea said...

Hello Dear Dzintra!
First of all I am sending prayers to your dear brother. May the doctors help him manage his health, dear friend. Prayers for his healing...

And your hand is better? I am so glad to hear that.
Your Mr. Armchair is a beautiful man, indeed!

The quilt show! I can imagine how exciting this was....they are all so gorgeous. The Kaleidoscope almost looks like crochet, doesn't it? Amazing! The colors of "Eva Trahern" really speak to me...but they are all stunning...
Did you have a favorite?
Blessings to you and your family...
- Irina

Yvonne W said...

Thinking of you and your brother. Once he has seen the cardiologist and sorts that out, he should be able to have definitive treatment for his protate. There are other treatments besides surgery-- he needs to see a urologist that specialises in prostate cancer.

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