Wednesday, February 20, 2013

OPEN DAY ROUND-UP

The Open Day held last Saturday 16 February was an outstanding success.

Congratulations to our Events organizer, Ineke and her band of many helpers.

The viewer’s choice table runners were strung along a line at the entrance to the meeting rooms.  It was very eye catching.

Table Runner 16.02.13

Demonstrations were popular with visitors all day.  The visitors also enjoyed refreshments provided by members of the club.  The ladies on kitchen duties did a mighty fine job.

Here are some of the wonderful demonstrations we had.

Cheryl and Joan disp 9 ptchDisapp 9 Patch

Cheryl and Joan R – Disappearing 9 Patch.

Fay Stack n Whack

Fay Suley – Stack n Whack

June with crazy patch

June P demonstrating and wearing Crazy Patch Quilting.  Her skirt is made out of men’s ties in the colours of the colour wheel. 

Dot with hexagonsHexagons Dot

Dot C with hexagons.

Linda Needlefelting

Linda Wrench – Needle felting.  Linda had an eye catching display behind her of her needle felted art quilts.

Shirley Embroidery

Shirley with her exquisite embroidery display and demonstration.

Vicky fleece flowers

Vicky was making her wearable fleece flowers.  You will see some of the members wearing a purple one.

The displays of quilts and other works decorated the meeting rooms.

Comm quilting strings

Community Quilting – some string quilts in progress.

Front Display

Front Entrance to meeting room.  Left – Sampler quilt by Angela Langdon.  Angela will be doing a beginner’s class on this quilt soon.  Join up now and you will be able to learn many quilting skills from Angela.  Red, black and white quilt by Dot C and Frilly Necked lizard by Linda Wrench.

Art Quilt display

Fantastic Art Quilt display by our very talented Art Quilters.  The Art Quilting group meets the 3rd Saturday of each month.

Not just about quilting

Display – It’s not all about Quilting.  Wearables and other articles our members have produced.

Raffle Quilt

The beautiful raffle quilt.

This Open Day has created a lot of interest in our club and we have some new members sign up and many people who are interested in coming along to our gatherings in the future.

All in all, a very successful event.  If you joined on Open Day we look forward very much to making your acquaintance.  If you are considering joining please contact us via our email address

toowoombaquiltersclub@hotmail.com

Open Day 2013

A huge thanks to Ineke who organised a fantastic Open Day last Saturday.  Many thanks also to Lyn and her team of helpers in the kitchen, all members who contributed/participated/attended, and to the wonderful members of the public who visited and helped to make it such a fun, inspiring and memorable day.

Visitors were invited to vote for their favourite table runner on display.  This was a quilt challenge, organised to coincide with Open Day. (see blog below dated 2 February)  These photos do not do them justice but give an idea of the variety of runners made and the enthusiasm of Club members.


And the winner, announced at our meeting yesterday, was Lynette Virgo!
Lynette's table runner, Waterlily Pond
The winner of the raffle quilt was Thelma Cooper, ticket Blue A93.
Mel and Sue, our ticket sellers on the day
It was a great day. We look forward to meeting some new members and seeing the projects inspired by this opportunity to learn and share.
Some of the crowd
  


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

ANNOUNCING–TOOWOOMBA QUILTERS OPEN DAY 2013

 

This Saturday 16 February, the Toowoomba Quilters Club will fling open the doors of their meeting rooms at 27 Jellicoe Street, Toowoomba and invite interested people to their Open Day event.

There will be lots of demonstrations by members, displays, lucky door prize, raffle quilt and of course our famous delicious refreshments. View the table runners members have made as part of a challenge and have the opportunity to vote for your favourite.

If you have an interest in patchwork and quilting , we cordially invite you to come along and enjoy the day with us and see what we are all about.. 

The Open Day will commence at 10.00 a.m. and go through til 4.00 p.m.

07.02 Raffle quilt workshop

Saturday, February 2, 2013

2013 Beginnings

The bloggers may have been in recess but the quilters have not!

In recent weeks several members have brought along their quilting projects for Show and Tell. These are a few of them.

Ineke's Quilters Journey (BOM from Leanne's House)



Leanne's table topper for her Dunedin house


Angela's Carnival of Flowers
We have organised an Open Day for Saturday 16 February and everyone and anyone is invited to join us to see what we do and to learn about patchwork and quilting. Please join us at the Queensland University Centre, 27 Jellicoe Street, Toowoomba between 10am and 4pm to see our displays and demonstrations. Refreshments will be provided.

Also on display will be the table runners from our latest quilt challenge. Participating members were given two squares of fabric all of which had to be incorporated into a 50" x 21" table runner. The winner will be determined by a "Viewers' Choice" vote so do come along to see the variety of outcomes.