Monday, December 14, 2009

25 Year Celebration

On the 5 December 2009 members of the Toowoomba Quilters Club Inc. celebrated their 25 year anniversary in conjunction with their annual Christmas luncheon.

Approximately 45 members attended, and the club rooms were festooned with members’ Christmas Quilts and other Christmas items. The theme of the day was ‘silver’ and some of the members brought along creative hand-made ornaments of silver paper and foil.

As part of the proceedings, our 2009 raffle quilt was presented to the winner, Hannah and we also handed over a cheque (proceeds of the raffle quilt) to the manager of the Blue Care Therapy Centre Toowoomba, Mrs Jill Cory.

The day was filled with fun games and competitions, block swap, secret santa, raffles and lucky door prizes. Any monies raised on the day went to our Christmas charity, Spiritus.

Two of our long time members - Alys cutting the cake and Margie telling stories

Our cake made by President, Marilyn and decorated by member Judy. Judy has decorated it with 'quilty' type items - scissors, rotary cutter etc. and 25 cotton reels.

Some silver Choristers made by our wonderful events co-ordinator, Lyle.

The lucky Hannah

Happy smiling faces

Show and tell adorning the walls

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Quilting Workshop

Last week a group of lucky club members attended a full day workshop with Angela Langdon who provided a wonderful opportunity for beginners to learn how to use their domestic machines to quilt their own projects.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Open Day

We were delighted by the number of visitors to our Open Day on Saturday 17 October and look forward to seeing some of them at our regular sewing sessions on Tuesdays &/or Saturdays. (Check out our website for details.)

Ailleen Collins(far right) was thrilled to be the winner of this "heart quilt", the Lucky Door prize, drawn at the end of the day. She was so excited she jumped into her car and immediately came up to Jellicoe Street to collect her quilt!

This is a photo of Fay Suley, Secretary, Toowoomba Quilters Club, in her corner on Open Day, happily sharing her knowledge and expertise with visitors and club members.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

2009 Exhibition - Viewers' Choice

This is the beautiful quilt created by Robyn Ginn that won the Viewers' Choice vote at our Annual Exhibition last month. Lots of people were heard to comment on the difficult task of choosing their favourite quilt from the many that were on display but at the end of the week, this quilt entitled The Brevity of Life was the clear winner. Congratulations to Robyn who is a prolific creator of wonderful quilts and a lovely person who contributes much to our club.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Happy Days

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Here are some happy ladies welcoming guests to our exhibtion last week. We had some lovely visitors from all over the country and overseas.

Our next event is Open Day (see sidebar for details). If you would like to know more about our club, we invite you to our Open Day to meet our friendly quilters, see demonstrations and displays, partake of a complimentary scrumptious morning tea and an opportunity to win a beautiful lap quilt.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

One week to go!

Our thanks to Di who is doing so much work for our quilt exhibition that opens next Saturday.

Thanks also to Alison and Loretta who set up this display in the Toowoomba Library to assist with promotion of the event. (I failed to get a photos of the previous display last week.)

We have a wonderful array of quilts to exhibit and we look forward to seeing you in the TAFE building next week.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Every Picture Tells a Story

The annual retreat organised by Toowoomba Quilters Club Inc was held, again at Perseverance Dam, in early August 2009. This selection of photos taken over the weekend tells some of the stories.

Remember you can click on the photo to view a larger image.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Show and Tell

Thanks to Di for taking these photos at the last Saturday "Social Quilting" gathering.

Patricia's Mouse Housewives wall hanging.

Lyn's purple Stop the Recount quilt from a pattern by Debbie Caffrey.

Angela's Strings on Blue.
Rosemary's Flowers of Friendship.

The range of colours and designs that we see on these Show and Tell days is truly amazing!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Mini Workshop

A reminder to Club members that, as reported in the last newsletter, a series of 15 Minute Mini Workshops will be held on the first Tuesday and first Saturday of each month. In August (that's during the coming week) there will be a demonstration workshop on No Waste Flying Geese. To reinforce the learning experience you may wish to bring one square of fabric (5 &1/4") four different coloured squares (2& 7/8") and some pins.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

The World's Biggest Hexagon Quilt Challenge

This photo taken at a recent "social sewing" day shows several members of the Toowoomba Quilters Club who are participating in the World's Biggest Hexagon Quilt Challenge being coordinated by Gail Chalker from Sew Creative in Gatton.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Christmas in July

Our Christmas in July lunch was a lot of fun a
nd members brought along quilts and other handcrafts to decorate the venue. The photos here show some of the Christmas season items - for your enjoyment - and perhaps to inspire completion of your own project by December 2009!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Reminder - Christmas in July

Remember that we will celebrate "Christmas in July" at the meeting on Saturday 4 July. Bring a gold coin donation, a plate of food to share, items for a "bring and buy" stall, Christmas wall hangings, quilts, table runners etc to help decorate the room. Proceeds from the raffle (bring your purse!) will be given to Spiritus.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

2009 Queensland Quilters Annual Picnic

This is getting to be old news - but it is something we want to share.

Toowoomba Quilters Club hosted this annual event during May this year and we were delighted to welcome over 360 people from approximately 20 clubs in the region. The Autumn in Toowoomba theme was evidenced by the autumn leaf name tags for participants and the display of the entries in the Club Challenge Quilt Contest which required members to create an original quilt, 24 inches square, with an autumn theme. These are just a few of the entries. (More photos will follow in a future blog entry.)

The pin cushion swap was very popular, the on-site vendors were kept busy and everyone enjoyed the opportunity to share knowledge and ideas with fellow quilters.

Proceeds from the raffle and cent auctions were donated to Angel Flight.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Exhibition of Quilts and Other Fine Arts 2009

We look forward to presenting the 2009 Exhibition of Quilts and Other Fine Arts.

19 - 25 September 2009 at TAFE, 100 Bridge Street, Toowoomba.