Class show and tell

I was going to open this post by saying, “I’m back! Did you miss me? In all the hustle of the Season I bet you didn’t.”, but I’ve had a few emails and comments asking about my blogging absence, which is so lovely. Thank you. It’s been a rocky few weeks, but getting back on track now.

But enough of that; last week was the last set of classes for 2015. How strange that sounds! Would you like to see what transpired?


Paula proudly showed off her Very First Ever Quilting Project – Finished!

20151218-151441.jpgand doesn’t her cushion look great? (How many of us can say they’ve finished their first ever project? Not me – I should possibly have started with a cushion too!)

And Paula is hooked (yeeees!!) so she started cutting out for her new project, learning about strip cutting, piece cutting and fussy cutting along the way.

20151218-151713.jpgJanna has finished the first of her blocks

20151218-151749.jpgand then had a lesson in EPP hexagons

20151218-151835.jpgDeirdre has so very nearly finished her quilt

20151218-151912.jpgwith just a short stretch to do on the binding and a couple of diamonds to hand quilt, but the border is all hand quilted

20151218-152007.jpgand we do like a scrappy backing!

20151218-152036.jpgAnne-Marie’s angel has wings

20151218-152107.jpgand the snowman has his “carrot” nose and cheery smile

20151218-152215.jpgSue 3 is making stars

20151218-152256.jpgAdrienne is slowly getting her Gypsy Wife together

20151218-152527.jpgAnne-Maree is making progress with her appliquéd hexagons

20151218-152624.jpgPearl’s New York blocks are getting borders

20151218-152808.jpgEllen has been bitten by the Star a Day bug

20151218-153214.jpgKaren is making Alice blocks

20151218-153341.jpg(complete with Christmas themed pegs!)

Jenny learnt about fussy cutting diamond stars, trusted me and was delighted when she opened up the star to find this!

20151218-153443.jpgand Lois’s Lone Star is growing.

20151218-153526.jpgBeing our last day for 2015 we shared lunch…..and what a lunch!



Marilyn has been hand piecing hexagons

20151218-154231.jpgand wanted to try her hand at EPP so we had a lesson in that

20151218-154321.jpgSue 2 has made this gorgeous Sew Together Bag (sorry the link wouldn’t load)

20151218-155108.jpgwhich opens out to this

20151218-155136.jpgAnd she’s also making lots of Star a Day stars

20151218-155828.jpgSue 1 had a “Ta-Da” moment with her finished Green Tea and Sweet Beans Quilt

20151218-155347.jpgwith such a cute backing too

20151218-155415.jpgChris has finished her quilt for her sister, Matilda’s Medallion

20151218-155744.jpgJosephine received this lovely bag from her daughter

20151218-160014.jpgwhich I’m guessing will hold her new project, the start of which is this

20151218-160058.jpgPeggy spent her time cutting and marking

20151218-160130.jpgLorraine was appliquéing

20151218-160202.jpgas was Lisa

20151218-160241.jpgFiona has rows for her next “9th”

20151218-160329.jpgJane has more bits of her DWR made

20151218-160414.jpgNanette marked and pinned

20151218-160443.jpgthen very bravely tried her hand at hand piecing

20151218-160531.jpgChris had a cute bag too

20151218-160552.jpgand she even managed to do some stitching!

20151218-160623.jpgWe sadly bade adieu to Chris as her work circumstances have changed, but hope she’ll be able to join us periodically.

Again we feasted finely for lunch!

20151218-160809.jpgAnd that’s it for class show and tell for this year. I’m so proud of everything my students have achieved over the year and so pleased to have been able to pass on skills and knowledge. I’m looking forward to sharing more with you starting in February 2016. Thank you too, my lovelies, for all your encouraging comments; my girls so appreciate reading them.

Meredithe x

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18 Responses to Class show and tell

  1. lona long says:

    What a wonderful post! I could hardly wait to read it- you were missed! So much eye candy! I love the Sweet Beans and Green Tea quilt- the wonderful vine appliqué in the border really adds the finishing touch. Can you please tell me what the designer of the backing fabric? Love the little girl with the umbrella and the puppy! Thanks!

  2. andrea says:

    I have loved the class show and tells.
    I know it’s going to be a tough Christmas for you and the family but I hope you manage to have a laugh and smile at some stage. I’m positive your dad will be looking down on you all with pride.
    Sending a cyber hug to you and family. Xx

  3. Carole Minihan says:

    Wishing you and yours a lovely Christmas, with your dads’ spirit listening to your stories. Thanks Meredithe for a wonderful achievement and look forward to another year of your wonderful guidance in the new year

  4. Jill Dearing says:

    I love seeing the work everyone is doing from across The Strait.

  5. Judy says:

    Wishing you and your family love and warmth for the Christmas season. It has been a difficult year for me and I want you to know what a positive note you have made in my life. Looking forward to 2016 with beautiful fabrics, stitching and inspiration.

  6. I’m glad you’re back Meredithe. I wish you and yours a lovely peaceful Christmas x

  7. Cécile says:

    Of course we miss you and your wonderful posts !!
    If your students are so talented it’s because they have a talented teacher !
    I wish you lovely moments with your family for this Christmas time…..
    Big hugs Meredithe….

  8. It was worth the wait to see your end-of-year roundup! Your ladies have achieved so much (with the help of their wonderful teacher!). And of course I enjoyed the photos of your lunch!!
    Jenny’s fussy cut star gets the gold medal!!

  9. Annie Gunn says:

    Dear Meredith & your band of busy little bees – how can we thank you enough. Your frequent blogs are a joy to receive. I feel I know you all simply through this blog. I would dearly love to drop in to a class one day when I am next in Melbourne to meet you all in person. I have had a challenging year health wise and you have bought me so much joy throughout 2015 with your projects (sewing and knitting), garden pics and gourmet food spreads. Thank you all so much – hope you continue to keep us posted in 2016. Your dad will still be hold a special place in your thoughts with great memories throughout the festive season. I hope you have a Happy Christmas & that 2016 is a good year for all if you.

    Kindest regards,

  10. Jenny M says:

    So sorry to read about your Dad, hold on tight to all those special memories that you have of him.
    It is interesting to see what patterns and fabrics your students use thru the year. Wishing you a peaceful Christmas.

  11. Ann Ireland says:

    I had definitely missed your posts. I thought maybe I’d missed them or something was wrong with me receiving your blog. So nice to see you back. Wishing you and your family a Christmas filled with fond memories of your dear dad. Xxx

  12. thimbleanna says:

    I missed you!!! I hope whatever has kept you away has been kicked to the curb!
    Beautiful stitching, as always. I especially love the Ta-Da moments and that Green Tea quilt is beautiful. Have a Very Merry Christmas Meredithe!!!

  13. Janet says:

    I’m always inspired by your class show and tell :0) Merry Christmas Meredithe!!

  14. Another visually stunning post. Good to have you back 🙂 every time I read this post my favourite changes, they are all so beautiful. Well done everyone!

  15. Wow! What a wonderful collection of finishes and progresses!

  16. Sharen McCrabb says:

    Thank you so much for sharing. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  17. Kerry says:

    I kept checking and became increasingly more concerned! Where could she be? Then, Voila! She reappeared with a lovely newsy blog. Well done to you all and Merry Christmas. Looking forward to hearing and seeing more in 2016.
    Cheers Kerry

  18. rachaeldaisy says:

    Your class posts are always a joy to behold!!

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