The fifth weekend of the month (when it happens) is usually pretty busy for me. This last one was no exception. Saturday was the get-together of the Geelong Scquilters. We usually meet at The Blanket Box in Geelong, but this weekend we went to Pentland Patchwork in Bacchus Marsh, for me about 1.5 hours drive. A really lovely day with a bunch of lovely ladies.
Then on Sunday I drove to Hoppers Crossing (about 1.3/4 hrs this time) for the Blue Willow Cottage I-Spy Charity Quilt sewing day. These little quilts are donated to the Cancer Ward at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne. The girls at Blue Willow have been organising this day each year for some time now. The Regent St girls (who I belong to) sew I-Spy quilts for them during the year, but some of us also go and join in the sewing bee. It's great fun - no pressure; good lunch provided; they even bring around your coffee/tea for you instead of making it yourself!
These are some of the quilts that were produced or in the process of being sewn. It's like a production line - someone is cutting; someone is ironing; some of us sew the blocks together; put on the borders; some do the quilting; and of course someone is sewing on the bindings.
This photo shows LeeAllan, Dallas, and shy Sharon with her head down, busily sewing and some more of the quilts around the walls.