Sunday, 16 October 2011

Cardwell Show and Tell

Cardwell earlier this year was one of a several townships along the north Queensland coast to be devastated by cyclone Yasi.  Last weekend was a special event for the local community to get together and share some of their work that was not taken by the savage storm.

Several ladies from Fibers, the Burdekin, Carlyle Gardens and Bluewater groups attended this event.  We had a wonderful Day, enjoying the gracious hospitality of the Cardwell Quilters.  After such a horrible year, these ladies have certainly deserved this wonderful event.  Many prizes were handed out, and Fiber, Burdekin and Bluewater ladies won a couple, with the major prize making it's way onto the Carlyle Bus. That wonderful multi coloured trolley being one of them.

I won the guessing competition (how many 6 inch squares were in the pickle container – I got within one, wow was I happy.)

I also took home one of the Dammit dolls; they were pre-made dolls that were on our tables when we arrived, and a bag of sewing notions to dress our dolls.  There was also a verse, which you were allowed to add, change or re invent. I wish I had of kept their verse, but our table re invented ours…..  The Dolls were then Auctioned off, (funds going to Juvenile diabetes) raising $198.70 (the 70 cents was all I had left after spending my money at the market place).. They also received $100 from Carlyle gardens ladies and they raised over $800 from the sale of tickets into the Quilt raffle.

Our dammit doll poem:
You've gone to your craft room
Iching to be stitching

You hear hubby in the kitchen
A screaming a bitching

Dammit you yell, Screaming and a shout.
Here Dear, Take my Dammit Doll, and slam it all about….

They had this wonderful cake made and their oldest member  Maxine Millwood cut the cake.

Here is Maggie wither her quilt she named Inspirations after her time with Yasi.

And what we all enjoy - retail therapy......

Thank you all for an absolutely wonderful day.....

To view more photo's click here

Also if you want to send any donations for stash to the group, let me know and I will send you a contact address.  All donations will be gratefully received.



Shawkl said...


Looks like you had a wonderful time. That cake looks so good, I wish I had a great big slice! I could not get your photo link to work, but will try again later on. Yes, please send me a contact address...I'd love to ship some stash to these stitchers.
Hugs dear...Kathy

Wendyb said...

Hi lovely to meet you yesterday and what an inspirational day we had! Loved the day...will be in touch!
sugary hugs
Wendy B :O)

Flaming Nora said...

Hi Arline, sorry to comment on your blog about something unrelated, I have been trying to e-mail you about the free scrap bags of fabric, but for somereason I just get taken through to a no reply blogger address. So can you drop me a line with your details?
Then i can start to get things in motion!
The class looks great fun by the way.
Nora x

kerrykatiecakes2 said...

I would also love to help Arlene! Please send me a contact info. Also, can you post to CQI please? Thank you!

Arlene White said...

Nora, it's not unrelated as one of the stash bags I will be sending direct to the Cardwell Ladies... I have emailed you personally.