Monday, July 25, 2011

Our 2011 Raffle Quilt!

This is the first official photo of our beautiful queen-size quilt that is being raffled this year. It was hand-stitched and hand-quilted by club members.  Tickets are available now.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Sashiko Workshop

Some of our members have been doing a series of Sashiko workshops with Sue and Colleen of Indigo Niche.  They have been busily working on their sashiko pieces the past few months and building a quilt.  The final workshop will be on Tuesday 2 August where we hope to see some of the lady’s sashiko quilts finished.

05.06.11 sashiko class

Colleen and Marleen working out some placements.  Marleen has done lots of wonderful sashiko pieces and has a good selection of fabrics to frame them.

05.06.11 Sashiko ladies working

Janet, Janelle, Vida and Dot working on their sashiko projects – and having fun!

We are blessed with our meeting rooms.  They are very light, spacious and warm which is a plus during  this chilly winter weather we have been having.

Toowoomba Quilters meet every Tuesday at around 10.00 am and every 1st and 3rd Saturday.  If you love patchwork and quilting and live in the Toowoomba area, feel free to pop in and check us out.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Bears and Things

We had a visit last Tuesday from this special, classy bear.

28.06.11  Ineke Bear 128.06.11 Ineke Bear 228.06.11 Ineke Bear 328.06.11 Ineke Bear 4

His maker is our very talented member, Ineke.  Thank you for bringing him along Ineke and introducing us to your wonderful bear. Such neat stitching!!!

Diana R  must have been thinking of Independence Day and did this red white and blue.  Very striking.

28.06.11 Blue and red

Last Saturday we had the most glorious sunny winter’s day here in Toowoomba.  Quite a few of our members made the most of it and came along to our mid winter meeting.  It was lovely to see some show and tell hanging.

02.07.11 Favourite Things

Margie and Sue S have been collaborating on some community quilting and have made this quilt called ‘Favourite Things’ for a young lad named Noah whose family has been affected by the earthquakes in Christchurch. We send everybody in Christchurch our best wishes.

02.07.11 Peaceful Shores

This pretty one is for the Mental Health Unit in Alstonville, NSW. and is called ‘Peaceful Shores’.

02.07.11 Red Stars at Night

‘Red Stars at Night’ has been made to donate to The Chronicle’s ‘Adopt a Family’ in December.

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Margie is also a wonderful art quilter.  She has made this small quilt as part of a challenge to use fabrics from another art quilter in her group – to set size, set topic (A Changing World).  Her piece has antique, current Indian textiles,block printed fabrics and bangles/computer parts.  Very interesting work, Margie.

02.07.11 Memories of Japan

Angela L showed us this lovely wall hanging.  She had purchased some of the fabrics on her trips to Japan and has worked the sashiko on vintage  indigo pieces.  The octagonal quilt design is from Kitty Pippen’s “Quilting With Japanese Fabrics”.  The quilting was inspired by a sashiko design in “Sashiko-Blue and White Quilt Art of Japan”.

Thank you to all our members who keep producing these wonderful quilts for show and tell.