Friday, December 5, 2014

Tuesday Show & Tell and Announcing Beginner’s Classes

Want to get started in patchwork and quilting?

One of our in-house tutors, Angela Langdon, will be holding some beginners classes in 2015. 

Please contact us via email (shown here on the right) for further details. Any classes we hold require you to become a member of the club first. 

Here is the sampler quilt which you will complete to learn all the various techniques.

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Also on display on Tuesday 2 December were all these marvellous Dresden Plate table centres.  These were done on one of our very popular project days.

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Dot C showed us her Mosaic Santa wall hanging which she vows and declares is going to be her last using this particular pattern.    It was quite a lot of work, but the result is stunning, I am sure you will agree.

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Angela Langdon showed her scrappy log cabin which she calls “Memories”. The fabrics in the quilt hold many memories for her – dressmaking for her family, quilts made, fabrics from friends etc.  Beautifully machine quilted by Angela herself.

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Angela also made this hexagon bag.  Like everyone, she started with hexagons and never finished the particular project, so turned it into a bag.

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This is inspiration indeed to take your first steps into patchwork and quilting.  So come join us!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

30 Years of Toowoomba Quilters Club Inc.

30 year balloons

100 members, guests and former members, gathered for a luncheon on Sunday 30 November to celebrate the club’s 30th anniversary.  It was also combined with our annual Christmas celebration. The whole day was a ‘pearler’ (pardon the pun) -  30 years representing the pearl.

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This delectable cake was made by member, Marilyn C and decorated by the lovely Valderie.  Well done ladies – it was enjoyed by all.

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Members enjoyed a delicious roast meal followed by mini cheesecakes and mini plum pudding for dessert.  Tea and coffee and punch was readily available and a glass of wine for toasting.

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(box belongs to Queensland Quilters who also celebrate 30 years this year)

There were 30 lucky door draws throughout the afternoon.

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Lucky Lyn V with her prize.

It was intriguing to hear from the founder members as to how the club was started and how the club operated in those days.  Our club has morphed into an incredible diverse group of approximately 130 members today. 

One very very lucky lady won the pearl prize which was drawn at our annual exhibition in September.  Congratulations to Vicki L.

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Sheila (left), our 2014 exhibition convenor presenting Vicki with her prize.  Genell in the background who was our MC for the day and did an admirable job too.

Cutting of the 30 cake

The cutting of the cake! Valderie, Janice & Marilyn C.

At the end of the day, a show and tell of 30 year old quilts and some newer ones took place.  We were thrilled that Robyn Cawdron, one of our first members, made the trip all the way from Canberra to join us with a suitcase full of quilts to show us.  Thank you Robyn.

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Chris Dowell on the left showed us this amazing quilt which is made from a challenge fabric she chopped up into little bits to make the cubs. 

 

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Our sub committee for the 30th celebration were all smiles at the end of the day.  (L-R) Agnes, Verna, Janice & Carol.  Job well done ladies. .

It was wonderful to catch up with all our quilting friends from the past and present.  A big three cheers and hip hip hooray for our current president, Janice for all the hard work we know she put into organizing our special day. 

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Congratulations to Toowoomba Quilters Club.