Monday, 7 October 2019

October 2019 Meeting Show and Tell

We had some lovely quilts shared at our October meeting. It is inspiring to have such talented members!

Karen did this gorgeous fox at Helen Godden's workshops. Only the outline was drawn; the rest was improv free motion quilting!

Karen did this at a Hele Godden workshop. Gorgeous painting!

Julie has spent two years making this out of hexies made from scraps. If only it had made a dent in her scraps!

A Christa Watson pattern, beaded lanterns. Putting lanterns one the back as well was a really great idea.

 A lovely baby quilt from Shirley.

My photo does not do the colours of this justice ; it really pops!

A gorgeous new quilt pattern from Helen! Petite Cherie!

 Anne showing how simple it can be to use Kaffe Fassett 's fabrics.

A Kaffe Fassett fabric inspired by bookend paper which Anne has used to cover a notebook! A great idea.

Finish Stitch Therapy 365! There were buttons holding the quilt sandwich together, which sparkled almost like sequins. Well done! The pattern is available at

I have Michelle's permission to share this from her Instagram page; the work is lovely so I wanted to share a great photo! She fussy cut in such a way she could use leftovers in other projects. Minimal waste! 

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

September 2019 Meeting Show and Tell

Here's the wonderful creations that were shared for Show and Tell at our September meeting!

These were created for her daughter with fabrics purchased during the Shop Hop!
This is for someone's 50th, made by Sandra and the birthday girl's sister.

This is More is More, and it's currently for sale at The Quilted Teapot.

 This is Jane's mystery quilt. Yes, they're BIG!

This is the Penrose pattern that Tanya will be teaching at Frangipani Fabrics in December!

Shirley is quilting this for a friend! By HAND, as always!

One of Shirley's quilts, which many of us had a chance to view at The Quilted Teapot's quilt exhibition. I don't think I have the title perfectly right, but The Caged Bird comes to mind?

 More of Shirley's work.

I love this Dresden plate quilt Shirley made.

A finished project from a class at Quarter Inch!

This quilt will be taught at Quarter Inch's Quilt in a Day class. See the next photo for coordinating pillows...

These pillows were made from off-cuts from the flying geese in the previous photo. A great way to have coordinating pillows!

This is another class that will be taught soon at Quarter Inch involving Helen's method for colouring fabric with coloured pencils and a sealant! A close up of this panel can be seen in the next photo.

This is another class that will be taught soon at Quarter Inch involving Helen's method for colouring fabric with coloured pencils and a sealant! The full panel is in the previous photo.

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Water for a Village Challenge: the Winners!

These are the winning quilts in the Water for a Village challenge.

It was wonderful to hear Catherine Wheatley speak about how many of them made a special connection for her and her work in Ethiopia. We hope that these quilts can help support her wonderful and important work. As she said, it is quite touching for women be stitching their kindness and thoughts into quilts to support other women so far away.

Thank you to Jane Nourish for making the ribbons.

Michelle won first place AND Viewer's Choice and was SO pleased.

Tracey and her 2nd place quilt.

Tina with her 3rd place quilt.

All of our winners with Catherine.

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Friday, 9 August 2019

August Meeting Speaker: Barbara Mellor

Barbara Mellor spoke to guild members at the August 2019 meeting about quilt appraisal.
The Tasmanian Quilting Guild has being doing appraisals since 1992. There are currently 10 appraisers and four trainees. The appraisal committee communicates with other quilting guilds in Australia, so although the processes can differ from state to state the appraisals given would not be dramatically different.
Why Have Your Quilt Appraised?
  • To know the value of your quilt. 
  • To have written documentation for historical purposes.
  • To be able to insure a quilt, which is replacement price. 
  • To know the price to sell a quilt. 
  • To be able to give an appraisal certificate when gifting a quilt. so that the recipient knows the value.
  • To be able to show an organisation the value of a quilt you are donating, for example so that a raffle quilt is raffled for the correct value.
Appraisal Process
  • The Appraisal Committee of TQG meets twice per year. 
  • Those wishing to have a quilt appraised complete an application form and pay the $10 fee.
  • Three appraisers value the quilt and one acts as scribe. 
  • The three appraisers' scores are averaged. The score is then applied to a equation that looks at the size and calculates value. (This equation is adjusted every 2 years for CPI.)
  • A valuation certificate issued.
  • Quilters can also request a review for a quilt. The application process is similar to requesting an appraisal.
  • A review is a critique for your quilt. 
  • It can help you understand what you're doing well and what you need to improve.
  • It is meant to be HELPFUL. 

Seeking New Appraisers, Especially in the South
TQG are looking for more appraisers in the Hobart area. While being trained as an appraiser, you would learn a lot of valuable information - such as  what is looked for in exhibitions! You don't have to be a fantastic quilter to be an appraiser. Appraisers are trained to look for what. 
For more information and forms to request an appraisal or review of a quilt, go to The Tasmanian Quilting Guild's website.