Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tuesday's Show and Tell

What a great "Show and Tell" we had this week! Afterwards, we made some beautiful "Carpenter's Wheel" quilts in varying sizes. We'll post photos of those after Saturday's class.

This first quilt is Pam's braid quilt, done from one of our patterns. We picked the colours for the braid runs from the exquisitely coloured fish in her border fabric.

Here's Ann's work-in-progress from the "Jellygon" class held here earlier this month.

We all ooh-ed and aah-ed over Di's "Gather Ye Rosebuds" quilt, done with a tutor in Toowoomba.

These are her tops from Judy Hooworth's "Quilts on the Double" class here in September.

And Mary's from the same class......

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Free Table Runner Pattern

Every year we have a freebie class at Christmas time. This table runner was our project in 2005 and we're blogging it due to popular demand!

Click here for page one of the pattern
Click here for page two of the pattern

It also looks nice with an Ohio Star in the middle instead of a plain square.
Click here for the pattern for the Ohio Star

Monday, November 17, 2008


We've done lots of different things today. To start the morning we made some heart blocks for a local lass whose husband died recently.

This is Pam's Hidden Wells quilt that she brought in for backing and wadding.

These are Elaine's cushion covers that she's made for Christmas gifts.

Morning tea was a choice of gluten free chocolate cake, armenian nutmeg cake or low-fat apple muffins. Lunch was a really scrumptious mexican tortilla stack with salad.

"Jellygon" Quilts

Our "Jellygon" quilt classes have been a real hit over the last week or so. Below are only a few of the lovely quilts that have been started.

This one is Lesley's....made from one of the new "Aussie Rolls" from Nutex.

This one is Janette's made from a Moda "Swell" Jelly Roll.

This one is Mrs Murph's, made from her amazing stash!

Pam's making this from her stash for a child in Brisbane who has leukaemia.

Lynette is holding up her second quilt from Annie's fabric!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Saturday's Show and Tell

These are Janice Mac's quilts from Judy
Hooworth's "Quilts on the Double" class here in September.

And this is Di's that she brought in for us to see!

And this is Beryl and her hospital quilt made after an "Attic Windows" class here earlier this year.

Friday, November 7, 2008

This week...

Wow! This week has kept us all busy.

Tuesday was sampler block day (oops.....forgot to take pictures!) and we've enjoyed spending the other days with our not-so-resident residents, Ruth and Joan. They picked up some classes that they can't be here for later in the year. It always amazes me to see the same quilt pattern made in different fabrics. Their "Carpenter's Wheels" are below and even with one fabric in common, are so different. Both are terrific. If you squint at them, you get amazing dimensional effects.

Joan also brought in her "Basket Case" top for "show and tell".