We had no class this month as Jens and our neighbour had planned to do a bit of work under the Studio, so we decided to go out for lunch instead.
We had a yummy lunch at the Upfront Club, sorry no photos to busy eating, then we checked out the patchwork shops of Maleny....
Here we are at Ann's shop..... Quiltopia designs
|Ann with Janet and Sandra|
then we headed out to see Bev at Maleny Magic.
|Bev and Lorraine|
|Kaylene and Bev|
We then headed back into Maleny to have ice cream at Colin James in Maple St.....
Usually we all bring a plate to share and have a little party. Last year we played silly word games, and played pass the ugly fabric around, think of musical chairs. If you wanted to participate you had to bring along 1m of your ugliest fabric. Each time the music stopped the fabric was cut in half....so after a while you have all these different size pieces of fabric. The challenge is to then make something out of these fabrics and have it for this years party. The challenge is to only use those fabrics, you can paint, dye, print or stamp whatever. Then you could use anything you liked to embellish. The girls have made some great pieces. Mine on the other hand is still pinned to the design wall waiting for inspiration. I will post a photo of the fabrics next time....
|This is part of Heathers challenge|
So to give myself a little more time I decided that in January we will have a New Years party instead of a Christmas party. The last two weeks have been such a social time...with going away to Sydney for a weekend and Xmas lunches, dinner and bus trips it's starting to catch up with me.
I had Christmas lunch earlier this month with Heather, Allan, Margaret and Lyn last week and here are the girls showing their finished projects from the year..
|Heather showing off the bed throw that she made|
| Margaret with a quilt for her latest grandchild...so bright and colourful|
I hope everyone is enjoying spending time with their friends celebrating Christmas......