Monday, September 22, 2014

2014 Exhibition

Our 2014 Exhibition is in full swing and we are delighted by the response of our visitors. 
Bev and Marilyn at the entrance table


Our entry foyer this year is hung with old quilts, each with its story attached. Some are visible in the above photo; others include Valderie's quilt made to add comfort to their hessian tobacco bag blankets in the 1970s and Christine H's Suffolk Puffs Quilt made in 1979.  Much reminiscing has been heard in the foyer!

On Friday Club members and some wonderful partners assisted with the transformation of an empty hall to a delightful display of quilts.  This process is always an amazing experience.

This year we are using the stage as our refreshments area. Visitors can purchase tea/coffee and a scone or piece of fruit bread for $3.  Not only is this good value but the stage offers an excellent view of the whole Exhibition hall.

Part view from the stage & refreshment area
Angela and Janice with Sheila

Our Friday night celebration at the end of set-up included a thank you presentation to Sheila King who was brave enough to convene our exhibition for a second year. We are grateful for her hard work and enthusiasm.

Works in progress and demonstrations always generate a lot of interest. Several members are sewing each day at the Exhibition. Today Chriss was demonstrating paper piecing.
Chriss J in front of the Art Quilt Group display

We look forward to seeing and chatting with many more visitors this week. More photos have been uploaded to our Facebook page  ( But if you can, come and see our Exhibition.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Exhibition this Month!!

We're in "countdown mode" for our annual Exhibition being held during Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers week. (Details in red to the right of this blog.) There is also a photo of our beautiful Art Union quilt. (Right click on it for an enlarged image.) Tickets will be on sale at the Exhibition. You can check out our Facebook page to see how everyone is getting involved.


Lynn R-S completed this beautiful quilt last week as part of her huge contribution to our community quilting group.

If is has not been donated to someone or a community group beforehand, it will be on display with more of our "community quilts" at the Exhibition. 

Irene has been having a purple time lately! Check out these purple quilts!
Purple Patch by Irene H
Remnants of Purple by Irene H
Last month Nikki Tervo came to a Tuesday meeting and entertained us all with her wares and tales.  By her own admission she can "talk under wet concrete with a mouth full of marbles!"
Nikki from Nikki Tervo Designs

It was a fun morning with much laughter amidst the sharing of techniques and experiences.