Sunday, December 30, 2007

Then and Now

This Santa wall hanging was made a few years ago and is hung in pride of place each Christmas at Narelle's house.

The Bolster Cushion was made as a gift for this Christmas.

Wishing all a happy and healthy 2008 filled with family, friends and fabric.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Christmas Greetings

Isn't it wonderful when someone gives you your Christmas parcel days before Christmas and they give you something like this. It gives you an opportunity to hang it for this festive season and not have to impatiently wait until next year.
Ruth's sister who is also a prolific patchworker had geat fun making this. She also made a patchwork bag in bright colours for a niece.
Hope there are many Christmas goodies arriving for you all.
Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and see you all in 2008.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Toowoomba Quilters Club Inc.

Our network of quilters seems to be growing as we now also have a link to Toowoomba Quilters. Welcome to our new visitors.
Isn't it amazing that with one click we can enter a different page and meet so many like minded people and share information about quilting.
Most of our Mt Perry members live on rural properties in an isolated area and we have embraced blogging as a large part of our social life as well as being our newsletter. We also love to see what other people are up to in their patchwork pursuits.
To minimise the time spent blogging we have three editors to share the workload, in case you noticed the different blogging styles. We certainly don't want to cut into our valuable sewing time do we girls?

Monday, December 10, 2007

New Link to PANDORA

In case you are wondering about our new link.
We received a letter from The Sate Library of Queensland asking for copyright permission to archive our blog under the PANDORA project. They archive websites they consider to be worthy of preservation. We felt really proud to have our blog selected and thank them for their interest and we hope to continue sharing our love of patchwork and quilting with you whilst providing entertainment and recording a visual diary through future posts.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Free Motion Quilting Day

Here are the samples from two of the ladies who took part in learning about free motion quilting.

Lisa (left) and Narelle (right) both thoroughly enjoyed themselves and were pleased with their results. Both are keen to do some more practicing if they can just find the time.
Isn't it amazing how the texture of the hand dyed fabric changes with a different quilting pattern? The newly skilled quilters will soon be attempting feathers and more feathers on their traditional style quilts.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Margaret's Quilt

One of our group members proudly displaying an
heirloom quilt which she travelled many miles for
many lessons to learn to do. She has been so inspired
by this teacher, that the fabric is now being sought
for her next adventure in discovering the diversity
of this craft.