Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Scrappy Trip Around the World

This week a group of members spent Tuesday sewing a Scrappy Trip Around the World quilt. Penny Vanderval conducted this workshop using one of the many patterns that Bonnie Hunter shares on her website,

Bonnie Hunter's site is a great resource and well-worth a visit. Be prepared spend some hours wandering through her pages!

Irene and Gayle hard at work
Dianne P and Janice B with Trish P and a Scrappy Trip Around the World quilt top in the background

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Bring and Buy Day

A highly successful "Bring and Buy Sale" (a swap meet) was held in our meeting rooms last Tuesday.  Members were able to sell items surplus to their requirements after tidying up their fabric stashes and sewing cupboards - what a wonderful opportunity!
 It was a fun day with lots of fabric pieces and assorted treasures finding new homes.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

February–a busy month for our Quilters

A busy month is planned for Toowoomba Quilters.

The first meeting of February brought us a lovely display of what people were working on over the holidays.

Marleen K did these lovely home decor items in sashiko and Japanese fabrics – cushions and chair backs.  Marleen has used gold coloured sashiko thread.

04.02.14 Marleen chair backs04.2.14 marleen cushion 104.02.14 Marleen cushion 204.02.14 Marleen cushion 3

Kathy Adams held a workshop in January using a very easy peasy skirt pattern.  Many of the participants wore their skirts on Tuesday and did a fashion parade.

04.02.14 ladies in skirts

Vicki L has made this delightful little girl’s quilt.

04.02.14 Vicki L Girls quilt

Work has been completed on our 2014 charity raffle quilt.

Thank you to those kind people who put the hard work into making the quilt and to those who contributed material for it.

The top of the quilt is now completed – beautiful.

04.02.14 raffle quilt top

Coming up for members in February we have an ‘Around the World’ workshop with Penny Vanderwal and a beginner’s ‘Patchwork 101"’ with Angela Langdon.

Members can also look forward to a bring and buy table this month.  Check your newsletter for details.

We look forward to seeing you in February.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Attic Windows

This is Angela L's quilt called Life's a Jungle, but it's warm in here. (She owns one very spoilt cat!)

Angela has taught a series of workshops for our club and on 11 March she will conduct a class on the attic windows block that she used to make this quilt. It will also be an ideal opportunity for some of our newer members to receive expert instruction on rotary cutting, machine piecing, making and joining blocks, Y-seams and adding borders.

June P showed us the quilt that she made for her son's 30th birthday. The photos were printed onto quilters muslin.
June P's Wheels of Time
Reminder: Participating members are reminded that their owl banners for the 2014 Challenge should be handed in by 11 February.