Sunday, October 28, 2012

Retreat 2012


Dot with basket

Our annual retreat was held at Perseverance Dam over the weekend of 12, 13, 14th October.  Dot C was the main organizer and she did a fantastic job.  Here she is handing out a prize from her basket.  Everyone who attended had a jolly good time and got some sewing done in between talking and eating!!

Chris D with cat

Chris D with her fairly old block of the month which she is finally tackling.  Good for you Chris, this first cat block looks fabulous.

Chris with breast cancer bag

Chriss J helps put together some special bags for breast cancer patients.

Fay with quilt

Fay put this quilt top together in an interesting way with strips.

Enas Disapp 9 patch

Ena finished the top of her spectacular disappearing nine patch quilt. Well done Ena!


Genell made good progress on this pretty design.

Linda, Chris D, Kathy, Lynn RS

Linda W, Chris D, Kathy Adams and Lynn R-S enjoying their time together at retreat

LynnRS with male quilt

This is a ‘male’ quilt Lynn R-S put together.  What is she saying here???  Looks good!

Marilyn Xmas Table runner

Marilyn C with her delightful Christmas table runner which she got together in double quick time.

Vicki with quilt

Vicki did some lovely freehand free motion quilting on her bright Chinese coins quilt.  Who loves purple???

Next year’s retreat is already booked and something club members look very much forward to each October.

Monday, October 8, 2012


Viewers' Choice
 Each visitor to the Exhibition was invited to vote for a favourite item on display.

This year, the most votes were for Kathy Adams' quilt, A Year in my Garden.
A Year in my Garden by Kathy Adams
Close up of detail in Kathy's quilt
 Second place went to Robyn Ginn for her quilt, Hope from Crazy Boxes.

Hope from Crazy Boxes by Robyn Ginn

Close up of detail in Robyn's quilt
Raffle Prizes
On Saturday our raffles were drawn and the lucky winners contacted by phone.  Here is Angela with the three baskets of goodies, standing in front of the raffle quilt.

Angela with raffle prizes
The winners.
Raffle quilt: Beverley Matchett, ticket 1932
1st prize basket: V Shingles, yellow ticket D29
2nd prize basket: Trinity Keenan, green ticket C77
3rd prize basket: Glenda Tolley, red ticket A71

The raffle quilt will be on display at the Craft & Quilt Fair in Brisbane later this month. It is planned to formally present the quilt to Beverley and a cheque for $3500 (proceeds of the raffle) to Toowoomba Hear & Say Centre on Saturday 3 November 2012.

Congratulations and Thanks
Congratulations to all of the prize winners and thank you to everyone who participated and contributed to make our 2012 Exhibition such a successful and wonderful experience.

Friday, October 5, 2012

More 2012 Exhibition Quilts

Bluebells by Lyn R-S
As promised here are a few more photos of quilts from our 2012 exhibition.

Blue Moon - wallhanging by Robyn H
Friendship Quilt by Sue H

Lyrebird in Pieces by Robyn G
Lyle is shown below with her two-sided quilt, Patriots in Petticoats, which was designed in memory of the women who served in the War of Independence against the British, 1775-93. Lyle purchased it as a Block-of-the Month while on holiday in the USA and has compiled a book of the women’s stories.

Patriots  in Petticoats (side 1) by Lyle
Patriots in Petticoats (side 2) by Lyle