Monday, 26 May 2014

Learn how to make a fractured quilt

Moni Potter has volunteered to show members of Queanbeyan Quilters Inc how to make a fractured quilt. For this exercise, bring along four repeats of any fabric. The only advice is that there be a bit of 'plain' space around the feature. Panels work very well for this. You can find cushion size panels or just cut up some of your fabric to practice on in the demonstration.

It will be held on the second Friday in June, the 13th

This is what Moni put together during the Queanbeyan Quilters retreat at Lake Crackenback.

Below are some samples Moni prepared to show you how you can choose your fabric. 
Keep it small so that you can finish it in one evening.

Requirements if you wish to participate: cutting mat, rotary cutter and ruler(s). Working sewing machine and thread and sewing tools. FOUR repeats of a patterned fabric.

Friday, 23 May 2014

May Meeting Night on Friday 23rd

Look forward to seeing you at the Queanbeyan Quilters monthly meeting tomorrow night, Friday 23rd, in time for a 7.30pm start. Julie from the Canberra Modern Quilt Guild will be our speaker and it will be very interesting to hear her talk about it. The meeting will be held at the Letchworth Neighbourhood Centre, as usual. Non-members welcome.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

A Lively Friday Night

Lots of activity at the club on a Friday night, cutting and sewing and plenty of talking.  

A few members will be away this Friday, as they are going to the quilting retreat at Lake Crackenback Resort. It should be a lot of fun, with lots of work done in good company.

Saturday, 3 May 2014

April Meeting on the 2nd May

Queanbeyan Quilters Inc had a lively meeting last night. There was some feedback from our recent exhibition with many suggestions for the next one. Overall, it was very well received and it was enjoyed by all the members. Afterwards, there was lots of lovely fabric on sale from Quintessential Patchwork and a well-stocked supper table.

Block Night at the club will resume on the first Friday in June. It is a chance to try all sorts of different blocks and techniques. The quilt above was put together by Sandra Still, using blocks made by members last year, with various additions. Try your hand at it too; bring along your own collection of fabrics or some black-and-white and lime green fabrics. Remember to have light, dark and medium fabric to help make well-articulated blocks.