Tuesday, 11 August 2015

August Meeting Recap

What a wintry start it was to this month with snow falling in some areas of Tasmania for the first time in 30 years!

The weather may have been chilly outside but many TMQG members braved the cold and came along to share and socialise at our warm and wonderful August meeting.

TMQG secretary Katherine (Kat) Jones gave us a fantastic demonstration of her unique binding technique which she has used on many of her award winning quilts.

Kat has written up an incredible proposal for our next TMQG charity quilt using her binding technique. This quilt, to be made by TMQG members, will be entered in the Member Charity Challenge as part of QuiltCon 2016. This yearly international quilting convention will be held in Pasadena, California next February.
More information on this challenge can be found here.

All TMQG members are invited and encouraged to be part of this exciting opportunity!
Under the direction of Project Manager Kat, we will be making a head start on this Charity Challenge Quilt at our next Sew In Day on Sunday, September 6th. It will be held at our usual meeting venue, Buckingham Rowing Club (upstairs), from 10am until 4pm.

Fabric will be provided but please bring along your sewing machine (with extension cord), iron, cutting mat, rotary cutter, thread, scissors, etc and a shared plate for lunch.

Speaking of charity quilts - our Aerial Raffle quilt  managed to make an impressive $1300 profit which will be donated to our chosen charity, the Sewing Program at the Women's Prison.
What an amazing effort by all involved!

Many members brought along their finished projects for our monthly Show and Tell:

Shirley Jeffrey brought several of her colourful creations to show us

including her award winning "Rabbit Warren College"!

Pam Harvey shared her two lovely quilts, the first a Sew Selly pattern quilt and the second, a Kate Spain "Cuzco" quilt.

Wendy Barber and Kat Jones showed us their wonderful finished projects for the Riley Blake fabric challenge:

Beryl Cross brought in her latest creation - a "Moda Marbles" Quilt that uses white fabric from bridesmaids dresses worn 45 years ago!

Diana Eaton showed us her fascinating "Enigma" quilt which has been published in the latest issue of Modern Quilting. Well done Diana!
Each symbol on this quilt represents a number and these symbol combinations are phone numbers.

And finally, a work in progress quilt by Kat Jones named "Thoroughly Modern Jacquie", in response to the work of Jacquie Gehring, an inspiring and rather famous modern quilter.

A reminder to all about the upcoming Sarah Fielke workshops:
It is not too late to sign up to participate in either or both of the two classes being offered:
  • "Definition of Stitch" on Saturday 22nd August 10am - 4pm
  • "Night Garden" on Sunday 23rd August 10am - 4pm
More details can be found on our Facebook page or you can email us at tassiemqg@gmail.com.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to take a class with one of Australia's top quilters!

Our next meeting will be held at 6pm on Wednesday 2nd September at the Buckingham Rowing Club, upstairs in the function room.
We hope you can join us!


  1. It was such a fantastic meeting! Great recap Deb, I can't wait to try kat's bias technique at our September sewing day :)

  2. It was such a fantastic meeting! Great recap Deb, I can't wait to try kat's bias technique at our September sewing day :)