~ What happened in December?
Club Year end tea and Overlocker Funday
Stash & Dash Quilt
Finished projects from earlier
Izak and Nadine got engaged
~ What happened in November?
Bernina feet Sampler
Embroidery Software—Cross Stitching
Construction of the My home town quilt
Beginners > Back Pack
Quilted Advent Calendar
Handmade gift’s idea exchange
Cinderella Price Givings
~ What happened in October?
~ What happened in September?
WINNERS of the Rabbedoe Lucky Draw!
A BIG Thank you to each and everyone that contributed to the Rabbedoe project this year, whether it was supporting the projects—in money and time making our gifts for these girls or selling and buying tickets to help to get funds for the camp. We did great as a BERNINA Mid-delburg network and we are grateful for all your support and loyalty. It is truly for a great cause.
Elise having a laugh during the Lucky Draw!
VLU Ladies receiving the Blankets and Pencil Bags from our Club Ladies! Judy Jordaan Won the iron and Ironing board combo! Mr Deysel receiving Sanmarie Deysel’s Steam Cleaner!
~ What happened in August?
Bernina Clubday on the Sideways Motion and freehand Embroidery.
Our Amazing Westcoast Road trip!
Sandie Archer, a new member to the Bernina 800 Series club! Enjoy!
Nadine giving software class for old time sake! Multi Hooping.
Basic Sewers making their Blouses.
Beginners making their blouses!
Baltimore Knitting Basket:
Quilters making their Home Town Quilt Blocks:
Designworks with two very special ladies!
Machine Embroidery Workshop:
Cinderella Competition > How to create a Designer ‘Story Board’ with Sue-anne Le Roux:
An end to an era…thanks to everyone who made this journey a memorable one!
Another finished Project!
~ What happened in July?
Clubday was the big roller foot with many functions, a strange one to get used to!
Lexi and her Knitting and Crochet ladies!
The Basic Sewers’ made funky Gypsy Pants in a jiffy!
The Church and the City hall was next in the “My Home Town” project. Hope your blocks are coming along ladies!
Lexi hosted a Youth Crochet Class in the School Holidays!
Our young Beginner sewers and a few not so young and not so ‘beginner’ made their cosmetic bags this month! Always a winner!
We continued with the Digitizing with the Designer plus V7 ladies !
In the Durban July theme we made lovely small clutch purses with bullion Rose embroidery during our Machine Embroidery workshop, the clasps will be available at A3’s Beads* for those who want to make more.
Another fun Specialized workshop for the Bernina 700-Range Ladies. Focusing on the machines techniques in a fun manner, I trust you ladies are more comfortable with your amazing machines!
Thank you to all the loyal helpers that helped making the Rabbedoe girls’ Polar Fleece blankets as well as their Pencil bags. We are proud to take part in this amazing project and are grateful for your help and support!
More lovely Completed Projects –
~ What happened in June?
During our festive Clubday we managed to get some piping done before we were lured away with treats and celebrations!
Thanks to those who joined in on the party!
Congratulations to Jonet du Toit who won the Lucky Draw and the Quilting Bag!
Lexi’s Knitting and Crocheting group.
The Basic Sewers’ Recycled Denim Teddies are just spectacular. Each one with its character and uniqueness! Perfect! Well done!
Another two blocks in the “My Home Town” project has been completed (for some). These creative quilt blocks really bring out all sorts of creative ideas and techniques. Well done to all for your initiative!
Just ‘In-time’ for Fathers day we made 3D wall clocks in our Machine Embroidery workshop, some added colour and others made more than one. Enjoy!
The Other machine Embroidery version of Louisa Meyer’s Tassels & Textures Book blouse is very stylish and a classic hit!
We are sponsoring some Fleese blankets for the Rabbedoe girls; Thank you to those who helped with the making of these blankets!
Artlink V7 day was very popular!
Happy Birthday Elise/Mom!
~ What happened in May?
Winter is here in full swing. Nature is changing colour and we are layering on those winter woolies! What better time than now to colour ourselves in and warm us up with great projects!
It was all about Hemming during clubday! Small roll hems, blind hems and cover hems! Now any project can be finished with a perfect hem every time!
We have concluded this years syllabus for the Editor level V7 software and will continue with Designer plus. Do keep a look out for the Quilter and Cross Stitch classes as well as Workshops on the software for all!
Our Basic Sewers made a V-neck blouse from Viscose. A softer medium that is more difficult to use, but they all made it look very easy! Well done young ladies!
The “My Home Town” quilter project has definitely become one of the BIG favorites! Every month there is the excitement of “colouring” the next picture with creative ideas and textures! Brilliant work on those ‘Post Offices’ ladies!
Our Beginner sewers group has shrunk substantially this year, but our small group is going strong and some lovely Gypsy Skirts have been made!
An old favorite, the 3D Organza rose was another hit during our Machine Embroidery workshop with load-shedding and I trust everyone has been able to assemble their Roses!
Again the one-day project this month was really a two-day project. With Louisa Meyer’s Tassels & Textures Book as our guideline we made the most amazing Free- motion Lace inserts for a blouse. This technique can be used for any project. We will continue with the Machine Embroidery insert during June’s Class also from the Tassels & Textures book.
Bernina Middelburg’s Overlocker day—to shake off the cobwebs for some and to learn extra tricks for others. I trust you all enjoyed this insightful workshop!
We made inverted designs with our DesignWorks Cutwork Workshop!
A multi hooping Embroidery project! Lorraine Maritz
~ What happened in April?
April holidays and long weekends bring a well deserved 1/3 into the year rest and I trust everyone had a good holiday break and travelled safely! Now we need to focus on that to-do list to see if we are 1/3 on track for the 2015 plans!
Despite all the holidays we still had a very busy April at Bernina Middelburg—
During Clubday we looked at the Eyelet maker and were reminded how such a simple small circle can have such a great effect on any project!
The Basic Sewers / second years group made their scatter cushions with piping and appliqué. It was lovely to see how the young ladies have grown in confidence choosing their own appliqués, deviating from the sample made! Well done to each and everyone!
~ What happened in March?
With March comes a new financial year, new dreams and stock take! But we survived and a relief that it only needs to be done once a year! Thank you to all the helping hands that made this enormous task lighter.
The Roller foot Club day reminded us how to tackle the more tricky mediums and projects with ease! I am sure everyone will agree that any project, no matter how challenging, with the correct tools, is much easier.
The Basic Sewers or shall I say the second years group made a fun Owl door stopper. This was a smaller but fun project and brought many laughs! There is still space in this class, should a basic sewer want to join in!
March was a double block month for the “My Home Town” quilters, many have finished their school and is now completing their Barn and Old Mill. The creativity in this group is amazing and fun to watch all the lovely ideas.
For the Beginner sewers it was still the basics with the Cellphone bag. Baby steps and we will get there! The cellphone pockets are finished and lovely!
The one-day project this month was really a two-day project, The Ecco Quilt table topper is an embroidered quilt as a table cloth. This fun project has a lot of embroidery with the EDS Ecco designs and the colour choices and variety was again mind blowing! Well done ladies!
~ What happened in February?
The new year started with a bang and as always we kicked-off with all our creative new workshops and classes in February.
We are very excited to start a new year with many new faces and eager old ones again!
Our Overlock foot Club day was surprisingly a hit. This basic standard foot was not being utilized by many and we are glad that now that you know what it can be used for, that this foot will come in handy!
Our new group of Basic Sewers made their apron this month, some familiar faces from our previous years’ beginners and some new! The first project is done and the ice broken, now it is an enjoyable journey ahead!