Sunday, September 14, 2014

Gifts of Fabric

Following two recent donations of lovely patchwork fabric, the club is gearing up to make lots of gift quilts or quilted items for a number of worthy causes. Anything from place mats, table runners, cot quilts right up to bed quilts can be expected. There was a nice collection of Christmas fabric; there are some bright I-spy fabrics for children's quilts. The magazines have already gone up to the club on Friday night and several members found good patterns for quilts in them. (The cat is an added extra, she has to know and be into everything that's going on.)

Monday, September 8, 2014

Finally finished, some quilts can take years to make.

Chris was very happy to put the final stitch in her binding last Friday night. This Stack 'n Whack quilt was started many years ago when Queanbeyan Quilters still met at the Guide Hall. Which was well before 2000. Now since everything that is old is new again, the quilt still seems fresh and perfectly pink. Hope the recipient really enjoys it. Kay's Quilts did a lovely job, as always, on the quilting.

Chris with her finished quilt.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Knitting Project for Peaceknits

Here is the range of knitted items already put together by those interested in helping out the Peaceknits cause. Contact Boni directly or via the club for patterns and more detail.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Thursday Drop-in, Friday Meeting night for August, Canberra Craft & Quilt Fair

This is a busy week for Queanbeyan Quilters.

Twelve of us attended a two night workshop on quilt-as-you-go techniques with Pauline from Quilters World. We had lots of preparation to do and this made it easy to get sewing and gluing as required for the class.

The Quilt As You Go class

Thursday morning the 21st August is drop-in morning at the RB Smith Community Centre in Crawford Street where a friendly group meet up to work on projects, get ideas and share knowledge. All welcome.

Friday night the 22nd August is meeting night for Queanbeyan Quilters. 7 for 7.30 start. Bring fat quarters for the draw, bring little red and white quilts to be loaned out for a short time.

From Thursday till Sunday you can visit the Canberra Craft & Quilt Fair out at Exhibition Park to see the wonderful quilts, sales room, vendors, workshops and talks.

See you at them all!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Another Fractured Block

Here is another of our Member's blocks, after our Fractured Block/Quilt night. Cheryl has used a lovely fabric to create her block and plans to add some others to make a gorgeous cushion. Look forward to seeing it all finished.

Made by Cheryl following our Fractured Block demo night.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Canberra Craft & Quilt Fair tickets have arrived

Members should contact QQ for their ticket(s) to the Show next week.

Those who have ordered tickets should collect them from the Workshop this Tuesday and Wednesday night or call Narell or Cassandra to arrange pickup.

Monday, August 4, 2014

This week's activities

Drop-in day this Thursday 7th at the RB Smith Centre in Crawford Street, 9.30-12.30.

Soup night this Friday 8th at Letchworth, bring a mug and sit back with some soup, 7-10pm.

Here are a few links, as promised, for the Aussie Hero Quilts (and laundry bags). I can supply fabric if you are short of it. Kay has very kindly offered to quilt them for anyone who makes them. The site has links to information about the composition and size of the quilts and detailed instructions for the laundry bags. There are also lots of photos of quilts already sent out and some useful block instructions.