Monday, 29 September 2014

Beginners Class progresses

Our intrepid beginners are looking confident and pretty handy with a rotary cutter. 

Here are a couple of images from last week's class.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Results of Library Stocktake

Here is the list of missing library items. If people could let me know they have them, I will record that and they don't need to return them until they've finished with them.

Thanks, too, to those who returned past missing items.

1066Jelly Roll Quilts & MoreEinno, Kimberlybook
868Redwork QuiltsCribbs, Triciabook
422Designs for Continuous Line QuiltingThompson, Shirleybook
611PiecingMcDowell, RuthBook
959Carol Doak Teaches You To Paper PieceDoak, CarolDVD
473Small Scale QuiltingCollins, Sallybook
614Mariner's Compass - New DirectionMathieson, Judybook
867Radiant New York BeautiesWells, Valoriebook
1250Hexa Go-Go - English Paper Piecing, 16 Quilt ProjectsBruecher, TachaBook
534Garden Inspired Quilt Block DesignsDavis, Jodie & Schiffer, Linda Hbook
1045 Fern FunBloomfield, RuthDVD
1035Fabulous Fabric Art, with LutradorRiley, Lesleybook
827Quilt AfricaWilliamson, Jenny & Parker, Patbook
423Tried & True favorite old-time quilting designsThompson, Shirleybook
450Block Bender QuiltsMiller, Margaret Jbook
905Colours of Australia (second copy)Quilters Guildbook
917Quilting With the Pros, Vol IIMcCalls Publmagazine
993Jazz Up Your QuiltsWalton, LisaDVD
1274Block Beauty QuiltsPoster, DonnaBook


Saturday, 20 September 2014

Block Arranging Practice

At the Beginners Class, these club blocks were used to practice arrangements in pleasing configurations. Eventually, these will be finalised and sewn together. Any interested club member is welcome to take some home and play.  They can add feature blocks, sashing, borders or whatever they find adds appeal to the blocks. Otherwise you will see them from time to time on Friday nights.
Happy Sewing!

Queanbeyan Quilters Inc - Beginner Class 2014

The Beginners Class is going wonderfully, in three weeks they have covered Tools and Equipment in the first lesson, Colour, Palette and Fabric in the second lesson and then in the third class everyone got very excited cutting and sewing Blocks.

The Beginners are improving their knowledge giving them a solid foundation to start their quilting adventure.

There will be six lessons in all after which everyone will be ready to take it further with workshops and working from inspiring books, magazines and patterns.

Keep up the good work everyone.

Sunday, 14 September 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, 8 September 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.