Wednesday, April 24, 2013


We had the ‘Gadget Queen’, Pauline Rogers of Quilter’s World visit us on Tuesday 23rd April to give us tips and hints to make our patchworking lives easier.
23.04.13 Gadget Queen
Here is is Pauline showing us some brilliant ways to quilt as we go.  She is joined here by Lyn L, Fay S, and Joan R.  Joan is holding a patchwork jacket which Pauline transformed from a simple sweatshirt. 
The ladies were enthralled with all the ideas Pauline gave for using and getting the most out of their tools.  Afterwards there was a shopping frenzy as ladies grabbed some of the handy tools promoted by Pauline.  A very informative session and seemed to be enjoyed by all members.  Thank you to Cheryl G for co-ordinating it.
23.04.13 Shopping
The previous Tuesday, one of our talented members, Linda Wrench, held a chenilling workshop.  This was enjoyed by all the participants and some of the ladies had finished their projects and brought them along for showing.  The club has purchased some chenille cutters for members’ use, so these came in handy.
23.04.13 Beachy bath mat
23.04.13 Bright bath mat23.04.13 Joan cushion23.04.13 Linda Bark Chenille
Cushion by Joan R and and art piece by Linda Wrench.
Linda was inspired by a piece of bark she found whilst camping and made this piece with her own hand painted fabrics and some beading.  Joan had a lot of fun stitching her cushion.
23.04.13 Linda Jewel BOx
Jewel Box quilt made for Linda Wrench by her Chinchilla and Toowoomba quilting friends.  It was a big surprise for Linda and she loves it.
23.04.13 Sharon blue quilt
 Beautiful blue quilt made by Sharon D, one of our newer members.  Well done, Sharon.

Judy F won first prize at the recent Royal Agricultural show with her gorgeous doll.  The hair was done in the microwave with strips of fabric.  Judy is one very talented lady.  Congrats, Judy.

26.03.13 Dec bra

Next Tuesday, 30 April is our Cuppa for Cancer day and the theme for the day will be purple and members may decorate a purple bra and wear a purple outfit.  This is a fund raiser for medical research, so we hope to see lots of members and their friends on the day. 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Community Quilts and Jelly Roll Race

Lyle, our Community Quilts Coordinator, is busy finalising a number of small quilts to be given to the Special Care Nursery at one of our local hospitals.  Meanwhile, Fay has been encouraging members to assist with community quilting projects by cutting and assembling fabric ready for sewing. This was an ideal opportunity to learn how to construct a Gretchen block, using some of the scrap fabric that we have "in stock", and a number of members assisted. Fay has put together this quilt top with another similar one nearly completed.
Quilt that will be donated to support our community

Our Jelly Roll Race last week was a lot of fun. (The procedure can be viewed on YouTube.)
We have a photo of the group who participated and pictures of some of the outcomes.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Jelly Rolls

Another talented Club member! Penny Vanderwal brought along the quilt that she designed and made some time ago when jelly rolls started to hit the market. Since then her pattern has been published in Jelly Roll Dreams, compiled by Pam & Nicky Lintott.
Penny with "The Penny Quilt"
It's called "The Penny Quilt" after her and the appliqued circles, the size of a penny (for those who remember pre-decimal currency) in the second border.

Next Saturday (6 April) Club members are making Jelly Roll Race Quilts in a sewing session to be coordinated by Angela.  Some of the results will feature in our next blog!