Friday, August 16, 2013

Quilt Show 2013 News

With only 5 weeks to go, members of Toowoomba Quilters Club are busy promoting our week long exhibition  encouraging people to come along in September (dates in the sidebar)

We have purchased 2 magnetic car door signs and members are sharing these to spread the word in different parts of town.

Car Sign

Over the past weeks we have had quilts on display at the Toowoomba Tourist Information Centre encouraging travellers to come back to Toowoomba in September (Carnival of Flowers week)

Thank you to Sue H and Marleen K for supporting this initiative.

Marleen S Glass touritst info

Marleen tourist info

Marleen’s Quilts

Sue H tourist info

Quilt by Sue H.

At the end of the month you will see advertising signs appearing in prominent front gardens around the town.  All members are encouraged to share fliers with friends, family and businesses they regularly visit.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Quilts 1700-1945

Last Tuesday many of us (a total of 60) enjoyed a wonderful coach trip to Brisbane and the Queensland Art Gallery.

This exhibition is truly amazing and we were all excited and impressed to see the quilts from British museums including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Especially wonderful to see - possibly because most of us had some knowledge of it as part of Australia's history - was The Rajah Quilt (1841) from the National Gallery Australia in Canberra. This quilt was sewn by women on board the convict ship HMS Rajah, during their transportation to Tasmania (Van Diemens Land) in 1841.

Many of us also took advantage of the opportunity to view another interesting exhibition at the Art Gallery: A Stitch in Time, contemporary quilts made by the late leading Brisbane quilt-maker Ruth Stonely (1940-2007).

What a wonderful day excursion. Our final stop for afternoon tea was the Roma Street Parklands.

Thanks to Ineke for organising the day and to Lyn L for coordinating the refreshments we shared en route.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Sampler Quilt Course

Over the past three months fifteen enthusiastic Club members have participated in a Sampler Quilt Course taught by Angela Langdon.  Here are some of the students with their quilt tops.

Trish P

Trish M
There are more to come and maybe some of the quilts will be completed for display at our Exhibition in September?  Lyn L has progressed hers and is shown here using the Mulberry Millie Upright Quilt Basting frame that the Club has recently purchased to help save our backs!
Lyn L
Earlier this year we purchased a Horn Craft Plus table - another piece of back-saving equipment - that can be used during our workshops and social sewing meetings.