Feather Star Miniature

Feather Star Miniature
made by Maggie Ball

Olzi quilt made by Maggie Ball

Olzi quilt made by Maggie Ball

QQ Charity Quilt

QQ Charity Quilt
made by members

Charity Quilt

Charity Quilt
made by Judy Pavey

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Quadrille quilters Newsletter September 09

Welcome: to 3 new members joining us this special month.

We were really fortunate to have 3 of the Quadrille Quilters founder members – Grace Nobili, Carolin Copeland & Liz Dobbins – present at our 25th Birthday Celebration. Sadly Kathy Muller could not join as she now resides in Canada.

Pizza Box Challenge
The winners of the challenge
1st Tertia Duvenage
2nd Wendy Burtenshaw
3rd Irene Florence
Highly Commended… Jane Nicolai
Art Quilt …Colleen Harris.

Beg, Swop, Borrow Challenge
The winners of this challenge
1st Patricia A Bear
2nd Colleen Harris
3rd Barbara MacDonald
Highly Commended …Grace Nobili
Thank you to all who entered
and especially to our Judges on a job well done .

Gail Osborne raised R900 from a quilt raffled for the Kitty Haven.

Get well soon to Averil Barker who is having a knee Op this month.
Congratulations to Cathy Pollitt on a new grandchild
Please Remember Recycled Items
for Liz Dobbins to help the art classes at St Vincent’s school for the deaf.

Visit our website: www.quiltecfabrics.co.za

Open Spring Day
on Saturday
17th October2009. 9am to 4pm.

Quilters are invited to tea and to view
new fabrics and new stock in the shopThere will also be a continuous video show on quilt topics Great Specials on offer

Thank you members
The books and Magazines from Quadrille Quilters donated to the Bulawayo Quilters
Have at long last arrived in Bulawayo
( I sent the parcel to Zimbabwe 4 months ago)..
They were at long last delivered this week.
I received this From Bulawayo Guild

Dear Anna & Quadrille Quilters,
Thank you also HUGELY for the two big packets of magazines
and another CD for Lucretia which Drew brought home yesterday.
We are overwhelmed with your generosity
and very much look forward to advising our members
of the new additions to our library.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!! Love Dee Grant Bulawayo Quilters Chairlady

Quilters Birthday Song

Happy birthday to you,Happy birthday to you,
Have you finished that quilt yet?Happy birthday to you!
How old is your stash?How old is your stash?
Did you pay plastic or cash?How old is your stash?
Did you see the new Hoffman?Did you see the new Hoffman?
Did the price make you cough, man!Did you see the new Hoffman?
Have you bought the new book?Have you bought the new book?
So many UFOs, shouldn't even look!Have you bought the new book?
Will you make the show deadline?Will you make the show deadline?
An hour left, plenty of time!
I can make the show deadline!
(Author: Cindy Thury Smith)

Show and Tell

PLEASE .!!!PLEASE !!!! A Reminder Ladies give more detail and write clearly on your slips for Show and Tell we need more info for the Newsletter and the Photo albums

Lesle McHugh… “Jenna’s Quilt”Made especially for her Granddaughter.

Pauline Harris … showed A Box Bag made after seeing a demo at the Festival

Rhona Botha………………………. “Home sweet Home”
And “Purple Blues”

Elize Burger …………. made Shwe Shwe bag for a friend.

Maureen Smith… “Kaleido Star” a miniature for her friend Magda, Maureen also made “Lady Liberty” a miniature for her daughter Zunetha Both Quilted by Suzen Bornman..

Elsie Opperman. “Canadian Almanac” Started in 1998 top
Finished in 2003 and just Quilted in a class with Caroline Copeland.
Dot Davis..Quilt as you go A quilt for her 2nd great grandchild in Thailand. Baby Due next month.

QQ History of 25 years & Still going strong.

If we were to ask the question “What is Quadrilles”
The answer is surely to be “the people”. You are what has made the group so special. Through the years many of our members have come and gone, some to greener pastures others to their final resting place.
Our members are all over the world and hold fond memories of their time spent with the group. They can now log onto our Blog spot and feel right at home again. www.qqquilters.blogspot.com

When we look back at the last 25 years and take stock of all the activities we have been involved in and the fun we have had, we can only wish for the next 25 years to be just as exciting and as much fun.

In 1984 QQ was founded by 4 members, Kathy, Carolin, Grace and Liz. 3 members which are here today.
We choose the card trick block as our emblem because we were 4. Over the years we continued to grow and kept the group open at a time when other groups were closing ranks at around 8 –10 members. Once our homes became to small we hired the Florida Library Auditorium which has been our home now for more than 10 years.

The 1st Quilting Retreat was held by Carolin in Rustenburg.
It was a weekend of heavenly patchwork where we all learned to make Quillo’s.
We have had such fun at Festivals, always having a strong QQ presence, no matter where it was held.

One of the most memorable must be the Durban Festival “Stars for Africa” in 1996.
It rained torrentially for a full week (festival week), snowed in the Drakensburg, and stranded quilters, some even traveling 900kms up to Pongola land to get to Durban.
What great times !

The Swaziland Festival in 1997 was quite a different adventure and the Quilters Guardian angels were hard at work.
Everyone should have the experience of eating, sleeping and living patchwork 24 hours on 24 hours – its magnificent.

QQ also participated in The Lady’s Circle Patchwork Magazine Round Robin which was a great learning curve for many of us.

A week before Carolin was due to leave for Canada the 1st time round we had a whole night quilting retreat sewing from evening till the morning – what loony tunes we were and by the way still are !!!

We are so fortunate to have the greatest hobby of all and have made the greatest friends of all.
The best thing about having Patchwork and Quilting as a hobby is that there is so much to occupy your mind and you know that there will never be enough time to complete all the projects you want to make that it leaves little time for the other nonsense that usually occurs when a whole lot of ladies are together,
We have our “love quilts” that are a regular reminder to a quilter going through a bad patch that we are thinking of her.
QQ has been involved in many Charity projects and is still very active in this field.
The 1st batch of 45 quilts we made for the Abused Children in Kensington, Baby quilts for crèches, more quilts for San Salvadore.

Collection of Toiletries for the old age home and the people in Zimbabwe . The list is impressive and this is just to mention a few things that have been done.

Our committees work well together and the best part is that no matter who, no matter what we can always rely on each other. A group that knows how to work hard and play hard is the key to our success. We are always up for a Challenge no matter what form it may take.

Although it does not seem as all this time has passed, just looking at some of the photographs shows us that unfortunately time ticks on regardless.
I would like to thank all the past chairladies and their committees and each and every member of Quadrilles, for without you we would not be what we are today.
Grace Nobili


1. She was in the bathroom, putting on her makeup, under the watchful eyes of her young granddaughter, as she'd done many times before. After she applied her lipstick and started to leave, the little one said, "But Grandma, you forgot to kiss the toilet paper good-bye!" I will probably never put lipstick on again without thinking about kissing the toilet paper good-bye...
2. My young grandson called the other day to wish me Happy Birthday. He asked me how old I was, and I told him, 62. My grandson was quiet for a moment, and then he asked, "Did you start at 1?"
3. After putting her grandchildren to bed, a grandmother changed into old slacks and a droopy blouse and proceeded to wash her hair. As she heard the children getting more and more rambunctious, her patience grew thin. Finally, she threw a towel around her head and stormed into their room, putting them back to bed with stern warnings. As she left the room, she heard the three-year-old say with a trembling voice, "Who was THAT?"
4. A grandmother was telling her little granddaughter what her own childhood was like: "We used to skate outside on a pond I had a swing made from a tire; it hung from a tree in our front yard. We rode our pony. We picked wild raspberries in the woods." The little girl was wide-eyed, taking this all in. At last she said, "I sure wish I'd gotten to know you sooner!"
5. My grandson was visiting one day when he asked, "Grandma, do you know how you and God are alike?" I mentally polished my halo and I said, "No, how are we alike?'' "You're both old," he replied.
6. A little girl was diligently pounding away on her grandfather's word processor. She told him she was writing a story. "What's it about?" he asked. "I don't know," she replied. "I can't read." 7. I didn't know if my granddaughter had learned her colours yet, so I decided to test her. I would point out something and ask what colour it was. She would tell me and was always correct. It was fun for me, so I continued. At last, she headed for the door, saying, "Grandma, I think you should try to figure out some of these, yourself!"

8.. When my grandson Billy and I entered our vacation cabin, we kept the lights off until we were inside to keep from attracting pesky insects. Still, a few fireflies followed us in. Noticing them before I did, Billy whispered, "It's no use Grandpa. Now the mosquitoes are coming after us with flashlights."
9. When my grandson asked me how old I was, I teasingly replied, "I'm not sure." "Look in your underwear, Grandpa," he advised, "mine says I'm 4 to 6."
10. A second grader came home from school and said to her grandmother, "Grandma, guess what? We learned how to make babies today." The grandmother, more than a little surprised, tried to keep her cool. "That's interesting," she said, "how do you make babies?" "It's simple," replied the girl. "You just change 'y' to 'i' and add 'es'."
11. Children's Logic: "Give me a sentence about a public servant," said a teacher. The small boy wrote: "The fireman came down the ladder pregnant." The teacher took the lad aside to correct him. "Don't you know what pregnant means?" she asked. "Sure," said the young boy confidently. 'It means carrying a child."
12. A grandfather was delivering his grandchildren to their home one day when a fire truck zoomed past. Sitting in the front seat of the fire truck was a Dalmatian dog. The children started discussing the dog's duties. "They use him to keep crowds back," said one child. "No," said another. "He's just for good luck." A third child brought the argument to a close.” They use the dogs," she said firmly, "to find the fire hydrants."
13. A 6-year-old was asked where his grandma lived. "Oh," he said, "she lives at the airport, and when we want her, we just go get her. Then, when we're done having her visit, we take her back to the airport."
14. Grandpa is the smartest man on earth! He teaches me good things, but I don't get to see him enough to get as smart as him!
15. My Grandparents are funny, when they bend over; you hear gas leaks, and they blame Contribution from Kim Tedder


~The only people you need in your life
Are those who need you in theirs~

FAKE FRIENDS: Never ask for food. REAL FRIENDS are the reason you have no food.
FAKE FRIENDS: Call your parents Mr. / Mrs.REAL FRIENDS: Call your parents DAD/MOM FAKE FRIENDS: never seen you cryREAL FRIENDS: cry with you
FAKE FRIENDS: : keep your stuff so long they forget it's yoursREAL FRIENDS Borrow your stuff for a few days then give it back
FAKE FRIENDS: know a few things about you REAL FRIENDS: Could write a book about you with direct quotes from you
FAKE FRIENDS: Will leave you behind if that is what the crowd are doing REAL FRIENDS: Will kick the butts of whole crowds that left you
FAKE FRIENDS: Would knock on your front door REAL FRIENDS: Walk right in and say 'I'M HOME!'
FAKE FRIENDS: Are for awhile REAL FRIENDS: Are for life

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