Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Two Tuesday’s Worth

These weeks are going by so fast the blogging editor can’t keep up with all the show and tell Tuesdays!!

TUESDAY 24TH MAY

Joan R Sampler QuiltBlock 1 Joan RBlock 2 Joan RBlock 3 Joan RBlock 4 Joan R

Last Tuesday Joan R Showed us this stunning sampler quilt.  Such precise stitching, Joan.

Lyn Lloyd Thimbleberries

Lyn L showed us this Thimbleberries quilt she had done some time ago.

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Our community quilting ladies had put this top together the previous Saturday from blocks donated on our Cuppa for Cancer “Pink” day.

Marilyn sewing squares

Marilyn brought her machine along and started putting together a quilt from a bundle of squares she had bought last year at the Peachester quilt show.  It has been nicknamed “Jaffa” for the orange and chocolate sashing strips.  Looking good, Marilyn

TUESDAY 31ST MAY

Animal Quilt Sheila K

Shy Sheila K has put together this delightful animal row by row quilt.

Animal quilt Sheila K 2

Oh, there is a glimpse of her!

Joy Gold quilt

Joye P is whipping quilts up and here is her latest.  A most spectacular quilt to go on her new couch.  It is made with shimmering gold fabrics which she tells us were not ‘pleasant’ to deal with.

Embr ladies Joan REmb lady close upEmb Lady close up 2

Joan R is another of our prolific quilters and she has put these embroidered ladies together with a wonderful collection of sunny yellow reproductions.  Lovely work, Joan. (The photo is not bringing out the strong colour)

Angel quilt close upAngel quilt close up 2Mini Angel Quilt Joan R

This cute little mini quilt is also from Joan R.  Perhaps the miracle will be all of us quilters finishing those UFO’s??

Our next meeting is this coming Saturday beginning around 10.00am.  No doubt there will be more wonderful show and tell.  Do join us if you are able.  You’re welcome Smile

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Zentangle on a Saturday

We have a textile art quilt group attached to Toowoomba Quilters Club.  It is only a small group at present, but a group with so much talent amongst them.
Chris D showed us the art of Zentangle on Saturday.  It was so much fun and could be quite addictive if you let it!
Chris with Zentangles
Chris showed us a whole page of samples she had done and then showed us how to create some of them.
She has made some wonderful zentangle pieces, even a pair of shoes.  Lovely work!
Zentangle goods Chris
Dot ZentanglingJan Zentangling
Dot and Jan G getting right into the Zentangle and concentrating hard.
Zentangle 1Zentangle 2
Dot C's first zentangle                       Jan G’s first zentangleZentangle 3First Zentangle piece
Ann J's first zentangle            Dianne C’s first zentangle
Good work everyone – didn’t they do well??
Thank you very much Chris for getting us started on Zentangle.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Terrific Tuesday

The members continue to amaze us with their quilt production.
Joys trucks
B W block truck quiltJoye P brought along her fabulous truck quilt which she has made for her husband.  Fellow member Lyn Crump quilted it and there were a few surprises in amongst the quilted shapes.Truck quilt Joy
The black and white border block must have been a bit tricky to make up.  It only measures about 5 inches!!

quilted bulldog
The “hidden” bulldog representing the mac truck logo.
Naked Lady
The ‘hidden’ naked lady.  Can you see her?  The significance of this????   Maybe truckies just like the look of em.
Judy F Fashion quilt
Our very talented member Judy F has put together this quilt top featuring her hand painted blocks with various fashion styles depicted.
Judy F collage
This is most of the painted blocks.  They are so wonderful, Judy.  Second from the top is our illustrious PM the Ms Julia Gillard!!
Chriss J is an early bird and has put together last Christmas’ challenge fabrics for this years Christmas party.  Well done, ChrissChris Xmas Challenge
Here is Madeline showing us her new bag.  She is our resident bag lady at the moment.  This one is from a pattern by Rosalie Quinlan.       So beautifully made, Madeline, and snazzy fabrics too.
Madeline w bag
Keep those projects coming ladies.
This Saturday at the club rooms we have the Toowoomba Art Quilters meeting at 10.00am. This month Chris D is showing them the art of Zentangle.
  There will also be more work done on community quilts and Robyn Ginn is holding a workshop in crazy patchwork and embroidery.  (This one was for members only and filled up quickly).  This workshop was subsidised by a grant awarded by Toowoomba Regional Council from the Community Cultural and Arts Support fund.   Robyn has agreed to do another workshop later in the year for those who were disappointed and missed out this time.
A busy Saturday.  See you there.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Community Quilting

Our community quilting ladies have not stopped. 
They are now producing some weighted quilts especially for autistic children.        These quilts have a pocket in them and weights are added into them to suit each child.  The autistic child finds the weighted quilts very comforting.  Here are the first two:
Weighted Quilt 1Weighted Quilt 2
Here is a close up of the opening which has a velcro closure and a double fold over pocket inside to keep the weights from coming out.
Weighted quilt pocket
Our next community quilting day will be Saturday May 21.
We have our community quilting on the third Saturday of each month.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tuesday Stitchers

Tuesdays are always busy at Toowoomba Quilters.
Our ladies are stitching away or doing a workshop and of course always chatting and catching up with their friends.
Barb and Rowena
Barb on the left stitching on her sashiko work and Rowena doing some beautiful fine applique.
Check out the beautiful outlook across the park we have from our sewing space.  It is lovely and green at the moment after all our rain.
Leanne working on CQ
Leanne is embarking on a wonderful crazy patchwork piece.
Leannes CQ workbox
Here is her work so far and all packed into a cute little sewing case.
Marleen's I SpyMarleens I Spy close up
Marleen has just finished this bright and gorgeous “I Spy” quilt for her little granddaughter, Madeline.
We are coming into peak quilting time with the weather getting cooler, so there should be lots more show and tell coming up!!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

In the Pink

We had THE best day at Toowoomba Quilters club house today.

Each year around this time we hold our biggest quilting bee and have a cuppa for cancer.  This is one fundraiser that  we are all very passionate about.  We remember those friends and family who have been taken from us by cancer,  and we celebrate the lives of those who have survived.  In doing so we raise funds for cancer research and have a lot of fun to boot.

This year, congratulations must go to Margie, Loretta and Sue S who did a splendid job in organizing this event.  Our events co-ordinators, Lyle and Joan B put in a big effort too.

Loretta

Here is Loretta in her little pink fez hat standing by the multi draw prize table.  She put a lot of work into this!

This was the programme for the day.

Timetable

 

Throughout the day, there was a multi draw raffle.

Prizes

Glenda T in the pink

The day was themed “In the Pink” and Glenda T took out the prize for the most spectacular lady in the pink. Glenda pink sexy legs

Here are Glenda’s pink sexy legs.

Members were greeted at the door by these two sweet pink ladies, Sue S and Madeline.

Door ladies Sue and Madeline

Love those glasses, Madeline.  Madeline made a lot of cute little pink bags we she generously gave out to members.  Thank you Madeline.

During the morning we had a local skin cancer doctor come and speak to us and show us a slideshow.  There were some very scary statistics there, and the whole talk was a bit of a wake up call.  GET YOUR SKIN CHECKED regularly by a qualified skin cancer specialist.

The walls were lined with pink quilts and pink balloons.

collage pink quilts

Dianne S

Here is Dianne S showing her lovely pink quilts.

Marion and Joy with hexagonclose up hexagons

Joye P on the right made this magnificent hexagon quilt.  Her friend Maid in Pink Marion on the left admiring the quilt.  Well done Joye!

Lyn with her bra

Lyn L was there showing off her pink bras.  No, she doesn’t really wear them.  Lyn made these some years ago for a display for breast cancer fundraising. 

Black and pink brahot pink bra

They are a lot of fun.  The black and pink one on the left was picked up originally at the op shop and then Lyn decorated it.  Thanks for bringing them along Lyn.

Pink Friends Ineke and Sheila

Two pink friends, Ineke  - L- and Sheila K – R-  enjoying their day. Red heart

Lyn J's work

Admiring the beautiful applique work of Lyn J (on the left) is Kerrie K and Robyn G.

THEN……….

There was a PINK feast for afternoon tea.

Little Pink CakesPink Afternoon TeaPink Afternoon Tea 2Pink Sandwich Filling

Chriss's Pink Pav

Chriss made us a delectable pink pav.

Glenda T, our pinkest lady brought her little afternoon tea kit.

A Pink Setting

Pink plate, cup and saucer. pink napkin, pink tissues and she even embroidered her pink napkin on the day.Glenda's Pink Napkin

Thank you to all members who attended and gave so generously to Cancer Research, and thank you to those ladies who put in the effort and made the day so much fun.