Friday, December 30, 2011

A New Year of Fun...

In 2011 the Guild achieved lots in the way of Charity, tutors, bus trips and general sewing days.

In 2012 we have made a few small changes.
Guild will only be on Saturdays this year. We, once again, have a mix of Sewing Days and Tutors and Bus Trips.
These are the dates for 2012.

Jan 28-  General Sewing Day 9am-12pm
Feb 25-  General Sewing Day 9am-12pm
Mar 24-  Proposed tutor
Apr 28-  General Sewing Day 9am-12pm
May 26-  Proposed tutor
Jun 23-  General Sewing Day 9am-12pm
Jul 28-  Proposed Bus Trip
Aug 25-  General Sewing Day 9am-12pm
Sep 22-  Proposed Bus Trip
Oct 27-  General Sewing Day 9am-12pm
Nov 24-  Xmas/General Sewing Day

We will add more info as it comes to hand.

Wishing you all a Happy New Year.

Monday, October 31, 2011

What a Great Day - Sew-a-thon.....

What a fantastic day we had at the Sew-a-thon. We had about 30 ladies come and sew and there were 12 left at the end of the night, 9pm.

With all of the generous donations from people we were able to offer fantastic prizes. At the end of the day we raised $2700 to donate to the Keira-lee Williams Appeal. WOW!!!
Thank you to everyone who donated prizes, gifts, money and time.

Below is some photos of the day...

Pink & Purple, Keira's favourite colours....

It wasn't just all sewing. We had loads of chatting, games, raffles, guessing competitions, a sausage sizzle & lots of pink & purple.

The guessing competition.....

Lisa, a Body Shop consultant, doing sample makeup on Jody...

Body Shop products....

Keira-lee and her Mum, Rachel, came to spend the day with us. They had a great day too.

Keira with her Nanna, Rhonda

Sarah & Betty...

Leanne, Keira, Rhonda & Amanda...

Lyn Mac & Gail...

Lyn C & Cosima...

Ange & Jody...

Again a huge THANKS to everyone and a special thanks to Jody for holding this fabulous event...

Thursday, October 20, 2011


Saturday October 29 there is a sew-a-thon at All About Sewing. There will be lots of fun to be had. We have games & prizes and there is a beautiful quilt to be won in the raffle. The quilt was made by the members of the Guild.  

All the proceeds of the day will go to...

Keira-Lee is the Granddaughter of Rhonda White. A Very special Lady that attends our guild and we thought we would really like to do something to help the family out.
Keira-Lee who is 5 now was born at 39 weeks.She was still born and was resuscitated. She has Hypoxic Ischaemia Encephalopathy stage 2 (brain damage),Cerebral Palsy- Spastic diplegia, Symptomatic Epilepsy and a PEG feeding tube for medications and nutrition,Significant developmental, intellectual delays and a sleep disorder. Her seizures began at only 6 hrs old and are still continuing today with many other health issues. She had been admitted to hospital for lengthy periods, 15 weeks in 2010 and 61+ days in hospital this year.
The Lions Club of Charmhaven have given Keira-Lee Charitable Status and are the trustee"s of the Keira-Lee Williams Appeal account.

That is only part of their story.

Also follow Keira-Lee's inspirational story through her appeal page on Facebook.


Place - All About Sewing
Date -  Saturday 29th October
Time-   9am- till - Last lady Sitting.(LOL)
Cost -  $30.00 a seat.
What to Bring - Plate of nibbles and change for Games and raffles.
Wear -  Something Pink or Purple.

Booking Essential (as seating Limited)

Hope to see you there...

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Charity Quilt Quilted.....

Leanne has quilted the charity quilt. Just needs binding...
Tickets are available at All About Sewing to be in the running to win this beautiful quilt.

Sept Bus Trip.....

  On Saturday Set 24 some of our guild members headed off up the Pacific Hwy on a bus trip to visit Belmont Patchwork Heart, round the lake to Patchwork By the Lake at Boolaroo and over the mountain range to Harrigans Pub in the vineyards for lunch. We had an absolutely fabulous day!!

The wheels on the bus go round and round.....

Some fabric love at Belmont

Shopping up big.....

Rhonda, Josie, Yagoda & Jane enjoying a cuppa....

Too much to choose from.....

Beautiful vineyards....

A yummy lunch.....

Last stop, the chocolate shop....

We had a great day and can't wait til the next one...any ideas???

Sept Guild Day....

There were only a few of us but we managed to get the rest of the charity raffle quilt together ready for quilting.

Great job ladies!!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

August Sew Day...

On Thursday  we had about 14 ladies come to our Thursday sew day. It was fantastic to see so many there. We had already decided that we were sewing blocks for a charity quilt that we are making. Leanne had the blocks cut ready to go. Everyone sewed at such a fast pace that 2/3 of the blocks are already done. Well done ladies!!! 

We ran low on a few pieces so Leanne has cut more and they will be at All About Sewing to pick up if you wish on Thursday Sept 1.

We need to get the blocks done ASAP so we can start selling tickets for the raffle to be drawn at the Sew-a-thon on October 29.

Thanks Everyone for such a great effort.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Annual General Meeting...

*Nominations for Officers Positions
*Treasures Report
*Joining the NSW Quilt Guild
*Charity- Sew-a-thon
*Bus Trip
*Wyong Show
*Thursday Nights

Nominations for Officers
Firstly the Officers stepped down from their positions.
Nominations for President
Gail nominated Leanne
2nd by Rhonda
Leanne accepted
Nominations for Vice-President
Lyn C nominated Jody
2nd by Leanne
Jody accepted
Nominations for Secretary
Jody nominated Robyn D
2nd by Lyn C
Robyn D accepted
Nominations for Treasurer
Leanne nominated Gail
2nd by Colleen
Gail accepted

Leanne asked if members would like fees to be reduced.
The vote was No. Membership fees are to stay $30/adult, $15/junior.
Extra funds are to be used for fabrics for charity quilts, prizes for challenges and to Join the NSW Quilt Guild.

Treasurers Report
Gail presented the guild finances. We have $1051.90 in the bank. Some of this is for the next bus trip and has been paid by members. The remainder is from fees.

Joining the NSW Quilt Guild
Leanne asked members if they would like to join the NSW Quilt Guild as a Group. This would enable the CCMQG to enter group quilts in the Sydney show, we would have access to their extensive library and members can attend NSW Guild meetings and special events.
Colleen voted Yes
2nd by Rhonda
Leanne to organise NSW Quilt Guild membership.

We talked about having a couple of challenges throughout the year.
Most guilds have different challenges and we hope to get some great prizes to win.
Stay tuned for our 1st challenge.

This year we have been making pillows and bags for Breast Cancer. A huge cheers goes to Lyn Mac. She has made hundreds of them. Great Job Lyn !! Also thanks to all the other memberswho have had a hand in making them. It really makes a difference in someones life.

Our next Charity project is close to our hearts. Rhonda White's grand daughter Keira has a brain injury that causes severe epilepsy, cerebral palsy and slow development.
She needs constant care and spends alot of time in and out of hospital. As you can imagine, this takes a huge emotional and financial toll on the whole family.

To raise funds for them Jody (All About Sewing) is having a Sew-A-Thon.
All About Sewing
Saturday Oct 29
9am- Whenever (midnight??)
All proceeds to go to Keira's family

Ally has had some fabric donated by some fantastic shops so we are going to make a couple of quilts to raffle. Leanne is cutting out the blocks for members to sew together. Blocks will be available to pick up from All About Sewing. We need to get them done ASAP so we can get the quilts together to start selling tickets. The raffle will be drawn at the Sew-A -Thon.

Put this date on your calender and lets get a good roll up for a good cause.

More info will be available as it we work out all the details.

Newcastle/Hunter Bus Trip
We have a 20 seater bus going to Belmont Patchwork Heart, Coffee on Main at Boolooroo and on to the Hunter to Harrigans Pub for lunch. There is a waiting list but you never know you may just get on. The whole waiting list got onto the last trip. Drop in to All About Sewing to put your name down or call on 43932200.

Wyong Quilt Show
The date are set for next years Wyong Quilt Show.
Sat 5 & Sun 6 May 
Wyong Memorial Hall
Start getting those beautiful quilts ready for hanging. And remember all proceeds go to Wyong & Gosford Cancer Care Units to purchase much need medical equipment.

Thursday Nights
We have given Thurs nights a go for over 12 months now. We usually only get about 5 members. Jody has kindly offered one Thursday 9am-3pm a month to the guild for a sit and sew day. That's an extra 5 or so sewing days a year. Check the calender on the blog/website for dates.
Saturdays will remain the same.

That's it for the AGM minutes..

2011-2012 fees are due now..
Please pay ASAP..

Here's to another great year

Leanne Harvey
CCMQG Preident

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sydney Bus Trip July 2011

On Saturday July 23 a  bus load of members headed down the highway for a day of fabric shopping and lots of laughs.

Our first stop was at Craft Depot, Pennant Hills. We were first through the door and shopped up a storm. It can be quite overwhelming with all that fabric. Decisions, Decisions... but we managed..

Next off to Material Obsession at Drummoyne. So colourful. There was much to choose from and tonnes of inspiation. The ladies here were lovely and very helpful.

We had lunch at Birkenhead Point. WOW!! I think a few of us will be back here to shop some more. They had fabulous factory outlet shops. The prices were great and it was all good quality.

Our next stop was a cute little shop Calico & Ivy in Balmain. It was packed with beautiful fabrics, lots of giftwares and gorgeous yarns for knitting and crochet. They were really welcoming and happy for us to be there.

The front of Calico & Ivy.....

Some intense faces there...

Buying up big. Way to go girls...

The last stop was Logan's Patchwork at Liechhardt. Even more fabric to choose from. It was hard to pass  on the discount fabrics. Ladies found the Asian fabrics they were looking for and others found that little something for their stash.

A great day was had by everyone. A huge thanks goes out to Wally for driving all the cackling ladies around the town.
Can't wait for the next one....


Saturday, May 28, 2011

Fabric Dyeing with Wendy Scott...

On Saturday 28th May we were lucky to have Wendy Scott from Newcastle come to "All About Sewing' to give us a workshop on the basics of fabric dyeing.
It was a great much fun. Wendy is a wonderful creative teacher.

Wendy is well known for her love of bright colours and her creative approach to quilting and textile art

Now...what to do with all that gorgeous fabric????
Thankyou Wendy for a great day!