Monday, January 6, 2014

Goodbye 2013...Hello 2014!

Our 2013 finished with a truly delightful day as the Sisters were joined by friends Anne and Barb and travelled to Castlemaine where we had an early Christmas celebration with Corliss, Megan and Annabelle at Threadbear.  Officially the shop was closed but tucked away in the classroom at the back, we joined together for a day of sewing, talking, laughter and lots of eating.

It was also the day of the big reveal.  Inspired by Kim and her sewing group over on Threadheads Unite, the Sisters and friends decided to accept the challenge from Ann and make a quilt in secret from History Repeated.


Now some of the Sisters were very productive and arrived with completed quilts, most notably Sue who had not only hand-pieced but also hand quilted her version of the hourglass quilt.

First up from Clare
next Ann, using a medallion from Reproduction Fabrics as her centre

Sue's hourglass blocks in muted shades of red, blue and brown
Anne's Pyramids
Then there were those who had finished piecing the tops together...

Barb Walker
Barb, using an applique medallion completed many years ago
...others with a collection of blocks made...

and Corliss
...while others are still trying to decide which quilt to make!

But wait, I don't have a photo for Kerry's efforts! Maybe it's because Kerry was in charge of the camera?  So tell me Kerry, which quilt did you choose and how much has been completed>

Not content with making us work hard through the year, Ann has come up with next year's challenge.  How about a little something from the Poos Collection?  As this challenge is a little more, well challenging, we have decided to allow ourselves two years to complete the quilt.  Hmm, I wonder who will be the over achievers on this?

Until next time................



  1. Happy New Year Ladies. Lovely photos. Yep Chintz Quilts rocks

  2. Wow!!! What an amazing array of beautiful quilts, thanks for sharing such a treasure trove of goodies.

  3. What a lovely secret and well done to all of you - they are beautiful - love them all!

  4. Yay!! I've been waiting for this unveiling! What gorgeous quilts!! So beautiful! Happy New Year!

  5. I think I need to migrate to Victoria!! Just a quick question - is there any chance of Merri putting out a pattern for her Beamish quilt? I love it and have done since I bought the Beamish Museum Quilt Collection book several years ago. I am not much good at drawing so I couldn't possibly attempt drafting this myself. Love all your stuff Very inspirational.

  6. Beautiful quilts and such creative talented women

  7. Wonderful quilts...especially the Black Octagon Center Medallion!