Saturday, July 19, 2014

News catch up!

Apologies from a slack blog author!

Lyle who does a wonderful job of coordinating the community quilting group at Toowoomba Quilters organised a day of "quilt as you go" to give all members an opportunity to learn about this technique. The blocks made on the day have been assembled into a quilt that will be given to someone in need. 
Cheryl and Joan at a community quilting session
Some of the completed placemats

She has also been liaising with Meals on Wheels (as well as other organisations) with the result that Club members are now making placemats that will eventually be distributed to some clients of Meals on Wheels. At last count seventy, of a planned total of 300, placemats had been completed.

It's only two months until our annual exhibition at the Salo Centre in Rome Street, Toowoomba. Sheila has been busy compiling an Exhibition Handbook for members to ensure that we are all aware of procedures and requirements for exhibitors. She is also developing a Facebook page for the Exhibition so you may wish to follow progress on that. (

Tablecloths in progress

 We will be serving light refreshments again at the Exhibition this year and Lyn L is coordinating the making of patchwork tablecloths to adorn the tables in the refreshments area.

Our Christmas In July function was a lot of fun with a delicious luncheon, an auction, multi-draw raffle and Christmas apron parade. Our meeting rooms were decorated for the occasion and Verna's Christmas tree quilt was admired by many.
Verna's Christmas tree quilt

Trish P and Ineke - auctioneers

Christmas aprons

Proceeds from the day totalled $281 which will be donated to the St Vincent de Paul Society.

Luke's Quilt made by Di C

Di has finished a quilt for her daughter's partner. The fabrics are all from her stash and scrap bag and all of the seams are embroidered in herringbone stitch.

Much has been written about the willingness of our members to share their knowledge and assist each other - and this extends to technology. These sights prompted a few laughs at recent meetings!
Gabe and Dot C - iPhone technologists!

Heather and Fay - iPad technologists!