Thursday, 29 October 2009

Class Bookings available now - AQC

You can now book classes to the Australasian Quilt Convention 2011 - April 14 to April 17, to be held at the Royal Exhibition Building.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Worlds Biggest Hexagon Quilt

Take part - join in if you like - hexagons need to be received by 1st December.
The Worlds Biggest Hexagon Quilt is underway here in Queensland, Australia.
"About 6 months ago Gail Chalker of Gatton, Queensland, Australia decided to see if she could organise an attempt to make the World's Biggest Hexagon Quilt. Gail is a partner in a Quilt Shop the small country town of Gatton, which is about 1 hour and 15 minutes west of Brisbane, Queensland's capital city. Using her network of friends, students and customers and her links to several yahoo quilt groups, Gail started to spread the word about her interest in attempting to set a world record for Hexagon Quilts. She researched the Guinness Book of Records requirements and decided that this was something which was worth trying to achieve."
Progress so far - it's looking gorgeous
Thanks for the link Simone.
Happy Sewing, Jennifer

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Free Motion Quilting

Thank you to Claire, one of our NOTYQ members, for this link.

Leah Day, the owner of the "Free Motion Quilting" Blog has challenged herself to come up with a new free motion filler design every day for a whole year.

Leah has included an image of each design and a video demonstrating how it is achieved. She has also included where her Inspiration came from for the design, the Filler Design Type, Difficulty Level, Directional Texture and Suggestions for Use - it is a fantastic resource.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

North of the Yarra Quilters Guild Exhibition 2009

The North of the Yarra Quilters Exhibition was held on Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th October, 2009 from 10:00am - 4:00pm at the Eltham Community Centre - 801 Main Rd, Eltham, Melways Ref: 21 J6.

There was a beautiful display of our members works including quilts, wall hangings and bags. There were also Trader stalls and light refreshments available.
Entry fee was $7 with children under 14 admitted free.

A raffle was run with the prize being either the choice of a Bernina Activa 210 Sewing Machine RRP $1299 (Donated by Kate’s Sewing Centre, Bundoora) OR A Tribute to Mrs Williams Quilt, Designed by Corliss of Threadbear, Castlemaine, Quilted by Leanne Kaufmann. Raffle tickets were available for sale through members of NOTYQ or at the Exhibition.
Any Inquiries:
Margaret (03) 9435 0559
Julie (03) 9432 4419

This biennial exhibition was organised by: North of the Yarra Quilters Guild Inc. (Reg. No. A0030759K)