Monday, 27 February 2017

February 2017 Meeting

Photos from our first meeting of 2017!

Finished blocks for this year's charity quilt "Lepidoptera" by Elizabeth Hartman

Sherri's "Birds and Butterflies" art painting class

"Year of the Rooster" by Shirley

Shirley's EPP quilt

Shirley's hand quilting

Wendy and grandson with their joint project quilt

Fox cushion

Wendy's granddaughter Abby with her quilt made two years ago when she was only 
6 years old!

Carol's foot stool (Class by Kat @ Quarter Inch)

Kat's "Lotus" Quilt - now available as a pattern

Kat with her quilt "It's a Cinch" - pattern by Helen Stubbings and an upcoming class 
@ Quarter Inch

Kat's Kaffe Fassett Quilt

Joy's "Half Hexies" quilt

Dresden plate with Sunburst by Joy

Checkered Dresden by Suzanne

Millefiore English Paper Piecing by Felicity - a class @ Frangipani Fabrics

Pillows by Faye - a class by Kat @ Quarter Inch

Pillow by Faye

Quilt by Sandra - a "One Block Wonder"

Kaye's finished quilt from the Sarah Fielke Workshop

Sunday, 11 September 2016

August Meeting

Some lovely Show and Tell photos from our August meeting:

  1. Tula Pink Quilt - an original design by Marie (quilted by Wendy Tomes)

  2. Basket Quilt - by Diana
  3. "A Sunburnt Country" - entry for Rotary Textile Challenge - also by Diana
  4. Scandinavian Quilt - an original design by Michelle
  5. Plus Baby Quilt - by Lauren
  6. Hand pieced quilt - by Kat

July Meeting Recap

At our July meeting, TMQG President Helen Stubbings (Quarter Inch) gave us an informative talk about preparing quilts for exhibitions. This information was very helpful to those of us feeling a bit nervous about entering quilts in a quilt show for the first time.

Helen's tips included:
  • take full size and close up photos of your quilt
  • remove all loose threads, marks and pet hair 
  • prepare a hanging sleeve according to the requirements of the exhibition
  • to avoid bad creases, fold your quilt with the outside out and make the first fold horizontal
  • bags should have easy to read labels and preferably be made using french (enclosed) seams which means no loose threads!
Some judges will give a written critique but this is not usual in Australian Quilt Shows. Judges often adjudicate according to the following criteria: 
  • colour, balance, design and quilting - is it in proportion and complimentary?
  • is the quilt square - does it lay flat?
  • a full binding which is evenly stitched on
  • no threads or fibres caught under seams
  • all threads buried (or lock stitch)
  • proper tension
  • "pointy" points with seams neatly aligned
  • no visible marking lines 
  • straight sashing
  • applique/hand stitching well executed
Thanks Helen for some great tips and thought for those of us planning to enter our quilts in the upcoming Tasmanian Quilt Expo (September 16-18).

Then it was time for our Show and Tell and there was plenty of beauty and inspiration to be found this month!
  1. Vintage Revival Quilt by Lauren - her first FMQ Quilt!
  2. Improv. baby Quilt by Lauren
  3. "The Hulk" - Framed pattern (by Bonnie and Camille) by Lauren

  4. Batman Plus Quilt - also by Lauren

  5. "Tree of Right or Wrong" Art Quilt by Wendy
  6. President's Challenge "Modern Embroidery meets Modern Quilting" by Faye
  7. "Twice" Quilt by Shirley (so called because she made a mistake on it - twice!)
  8. Civil War Legacies by Michelle
  9. Quilt (Leonie Bateman Design) - also by Michelle
  10. Submission for the Adelaide Machine Quilting Festival (AMQF) by Kat - took 480 hours to make!
  11. QAYG Bias Binding Quilt - by Kat
  12. Quilt involving 3876 pieces - also by Kat

  13. Gravity Quilt Top - by Selina

Sunday, 28 August 2016

June Meeting

We had amazing quilts on display at this month's Show and Tell!

  1. Lauren's colourful quilt top using a block created by Jess Frost
  2. New member Michelle's lovely creation using a gifted fabric bundle
  3. Shirley's vibrant and modern HST quilt

  4. Improv. triangles quilt, also by Shirley
  5. Helen's quilt using a new range of low volume background fabrics recently released at Quilt Market
  6. Sisterhood Society Quilt: this quilt involves the work of sixty quilters! Some made blocks, others made borders and then it was put together by Helen and quilted by Helen's sister.
  7. Kaye's gorgeous pillow made using a pattern by Frangipani Fabrics
  8. Kat's marvellous creation using hand woven silk made in Nepal
  9. Kat's impressive "Paraglider" Quilt

  10. Kat's own personal challenge to use low volume print fabrics instead of solids
  11. Another example of Kat's beautiful work using hand dyed fabrics
  12. Deb's son's Star Wars plus quilt
  13. Deb's "Dog Gone Cute" Quilt - a pattern by Sew Fresh Quilts
  14. A rainbow scrap quilt, also by Deb