Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Quilt Production Line

It seems like there is a production line going at Toowoomba Quilters these past few weeks.  Lots of wonderful charity quilts being churned out by our energetic community quilting ladies, and lots of individual quilts being produced too.
Here are some charity quilts.  Remember, these quilts are made from donated fabrics and tops from various individuals and groups.  We appreciate these very kind donations.
17.04.12 Dresden plate quilt17.04.12 Dresden plate centre17.04.12 Dresden plate close up
A lovely dresden plate quilt finished off by our community quilting ladies.  Lovely accent of machine embroidery around the inner circle.
17.04.12 Emb flower quilt17.04.12 Emb flower X close up
The machine embroidered pieces were donated and our girls finished it off!  Thank you to Andrew who quilted it for us on his long arm machine.  It was difficult as the border and backing fabric was a bit ‘stretchy’.  Well done, Andrew.
17.04.12 Pansy Quilt
The appliqued pansy pieces were donated and the borders were added by our ladies.  It came up beautifully.
24.04.12 Autumn Flower quilt
A beautiful Autumn flowers batik quilt made with donated batik fabric. Destined to become a charity fund raiser quilt.
24.04.12 batik disapp nine patch
Another beautiful batik quilt made using some left over fabric from our 2012 raffle quilt.  The design is the very popular disappearing 9 patch.
24.04.12 Pink Green L Lloyd
Some Robyn Pandolf fabrics were donated for this quilt.  Subtle, soft and lovely. 
Hearty congratulations to our community quilters for all the fine quilts they are churning out.  
24.04.12 Angela dragonfly flowerFlower Close Up Angela
This is a stunner.  A wall hanging from Angela Langdon, called “Gum Blossom & Dragonfly”. Angela did this in a workshop with Lorraine Carthew called ‘Mosaic Applique” in 2006.  Well, she has finally finished it and has even pieced the back with some gorgeous hand dyed fabrics from Lorraine Carthew.  Beautiful!!
24.04.12 Black red white D Rayward
Diana R has made this eye catching quilt top.  Look forward to seeing it quilted.
24.04.12 Blue Strippy Marleen
Marleen made this striking string quilt under the guidance of Angela Langdon and she has made it especially for her husband.  She saw the pattern on Bonnie Hunter’s site, www.quiltville.com
24.04.12 Diana Orange quilt
Diana R has also made this vividly coloured quilt.  It is called “Welsh Hills and Valleys”.  Diana purchased this packaged kit in 2010 from Maleny Patchwork..  Diana has free motion quilted this quilt herself and when she was doing the quilting it reminded her of hills and valleys.  Nice job, Diana.
So, you see, we have a great deal of talent and expertise within our club. 

Friday, April 20, 2012

Updates and Date Claimers

Lyn Crump from “Busy Quilting” is going full steam ahead with the quilting on this year’s raffle quilt. 

She is doing some beautiful quilting on it for us on her long arm quilting machine.  Thank you Lyn,

You may view the progress on Lyn’s blog here:

http://www.busy-quilting.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/tq-raffle-quilt-progress.html

06.03.12 raffle quilt progress

This photo was taken a few weeks ago, but you can see how striking and colourful this year’s quilt is.  We will announce on the blog when you will be able to purchase tickets.

We have some exciting activities planned over the next couple of months.  We will be visiting the Gold Coast for the annual Queensland Quilter’s picnic on Tuesday May 8th.

We are running a bus to the Gold Coast and visiting quilt shops etc on the way home.

BUS TRIP

The Queensland Quilters’ Annual Picnic                                             This year hosted by Gold Coast Quilters’ Guild Inc.

Tuesday 8th May 2012 starting 9.30 am                                            Albert Waterways Community Centre

BROADBEACH, GOLD COAST

· Entrance $3 (Incl Morning Tea)

· Swap will be a pot holder

· Charity – Look Good Feel Better

· Lucky Door Prizes

· Speciality Trading Tables

· Sausage Sizzle & Cold Drinks

· Speciality Coffee Stall

· Tombola/raffle

· On-site medical assistance

What to Bring: Chair, Mug, Lunch, Hat, Pot Holder to swap plus something for Show and Tell.                                                           Cost $35.00 per member and $45.00 for non members. Non refundable. (Entrance fee extra.)

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On Tuesday May 22nd we will be hosting our Cuppa for Cancer day again.  We have some really fun activities planned for the day.

CUPPA FOR CANCER

Tuesday 22 May 10.00 am til 12.00pm.

Entry: Gold coin donation (over $2 will be receipted for your records)

  • Guest Speaker at 10.30am – Joan Billingsley. Joan is Regional Community Services Co-ordinator.

Activities planned for the day

  • Yellow and Gold Theme

- Wear yellow clothing

- Bring any quilt with yellow in it and display on wall

- Wear a hat decorated in yellow (Prizes for 1 – Most funny 2 – Posh and Pretty)

  • Bring along a favourite quilting tip – to be written on yellow flower and displayed around room.
  • Multi Draw Raffle
  • Bring a plate for morning tea.

All monies raised will go to Qld Cancer Council

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Tuesday Gatherings

Tuesdays at TQ headquarters seems to get bigger and bigger.  Almost every Tuesday now something is happening.

We have had Lyn Crump (from Busy Quilting) showing the ladies foundation piecing and at the same time working on this year’s raffle quilt.  We have small mini projects if members wish to participate.  These are let by a member of the group.  Some of the ladies have just done string quilts with Angela on a Tuesday and this month Lyle is leading the ladies on another piecing adventure. 

Most every Tuesday now we have lovely quilts lining the walls for show and tell.

The following are from Tuesday 20 th March.

20.03.12 close up angel bag20.03.12 Joan angel bag

This lovely bag from Joan R.  “Quilting Angel at Work – Prepare for Random Miracles”.  Very cute.

20.03.12 Joan R Hex flower20.03.12 Joan R close up Hex

Joan R. is really achieving lately and has completed this hexagon flower quilt.  She also did her own free motion quilting on it.  Congratulations on the lovely work, Joan.

20.03.12 Lorelle

Lorelle used some lovely fabric panels to make up this delightful quilt.

20.03.12 Lyn L teapot doll20.03.12 Lyn L doll lid off

Here is an unusual teapot!!!  It is called “Hilarity” and belongs to our doll maker extraordinaire, Lyn L and is a pattern by Maxine Gallagher of Toowoomba. 

20.03.12 Lyn L hanging doll

This hanging doll is made by Lyn L and is a pattern by Christine Shiveley (USA).

20.03.12 Lyn L little bag

This gorgeous machine embellished silk box was made by Maxine Gallagher for Lyn. L.

20.03.12 Sue H beatrix20.03.12 Sue H close up

A very pretty childs quilt made by Sue H from some ‘acquired’ Beatrix Potter panels.  Sue completed the embroideries and a friend stipple quilted the quilt for her.

On Tuesday 3rd April, Lyn Crump will be helping members put the borders on the raffle quilt and she will then go ahead and quilt it.  Thank you Lyn for co-ordinating this year’s raffle quilt.

Our exhibition this year will be held from Saturday 22nd September 2012 to Friday 28th September 2012.

It will be held in St Ursula’s Salo Centre which is in Rome Street, behind St Ursula’s College (Taylor St).

Mark it on your calendars it is a show not to be missed.

See some pictures and an article on our 2011 exhibition in the latest Australian Patchwork and Quilting magazine   Vol. 21 No. 4.