Saturday, November 30, 2013

Recent Workshops

Angela Langdon has recently held some machine quilting workshops at our club rooms.  Angela is an accredited quilting teacher and her workshops are very informative and always popular.

The first workshop held on 2nd November was “ Beginner’s Machine Quilting”. 

L. to R. - Carol K, Kim, Angela, Carmel, Barb M, Betty, Val M, and at the front Susan.

The feedback from this class was very positive with comments such as “Thank you for a great workshop, with easy to understand instructions.”

Angela’s next workshop held on 16th November was the “Easy, No-mark Machine Quilting”.

Easy, No-Mark Machine Quilting class, Nov 2013

L. to R. - Genell, Gail, Joan, Sheila D, Vicky D, Marilyn and Fay (our Angel), front: Angela.

Some comments from students:  “You have given me much more confidence to start something big.” -  “Thank you Angela.  I found it very informative and it has given me the confidence to quilt my own quilts.” -  “Thanks for a great informative and helpful day.”

A  great workshop coming up is being held  on 28 January 2014,and is with Kathy Adams of KoolKat Quilting . It is a wonderful easy make skirt using your cool quilting cottons.  Kathy has modelled her skirts for us and we are all anxious to make one of our own!

If you would like to become a member of Toowoomba Quilter’s and avail yourself of any of our  workshops, please enquire through our website. 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Quilt Presentation, Melbourne Cup and more

Last Tuesday Andrea Hodgins, the winner of our 2013 Art Union Quilt, travelled from Brisbane with her husband to be presented with her prize.
Andrea with Fay, Club President
Andrea with some of the quilt contributors

She was truly delighted with her win and we are so happy that the beautiful quilt is going to a good home. Angela was interested in the making of the quilt and requested this photo with members who helped with the sewing of the quilt and who were present on the day.

At the previous Tuesday meeting we had a lot of fun as we enjoyed our Melbourne Cup luncheon.
TQs Melbourne Cup finery

Hats and fascinators were the order of the day. Ineke organised a television and some sweeps. 

And, some sewing was done!

Members regularly bring along quilts or recently-completed tops to show. Here's a couple that were recently displayed.

Jean S' disappearing nine-patch

Jean used batik fabrics to meet the brief of "earthy tones with red and blue."

Love the Aussie Bush by Diana R
Diana featured fabrics from Leesa Chandler's collection Under the Australian Sun to make this double bed-sized quilt for her granddaughter.

Today, Angela L will be teaching machine quilting at a workshop for Club members.