Sunday, 30 September 2012

The Ribbon Star... such a gorgeous block.
Follow this LINK for a fabulous tutorial at Freshly Pieced.

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Red and white quilts

Are you getting excited about all the red and white quilts being assembled for Quilts in the Barn?  Here's a few amazing red quilt images to help the excitement build. Follow this LINK.
Read about this one by Teri at Teri's Painted Daisies.  Here's the LINK
And this one by Summer Louise Truswell at Summer Louise Quilting.  Go HERE

Friday, 28 September 2012

Jennifer and her Propeller Block

What a gorgeous block!  Such a fabulous tutorial!  Designed by Jennifer from That Girl ...That Quilt.  Shared by Jennifer when she was a guest blogger on Sew We Quilt.  Here's the LINK.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Such a gorgeous block

I thought you might enjoy a tutorial on how to make this gorgeous block.
It's called The Inverted Star and is very kindly shared by Common Threads at Craftsy.  Here's the LINK.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Getting ready for Christmas...

...if so here's a couple of great free patterns very generously shared on blogs.

Here's the LINK to a gorgeous Santa tea towel shared on Better Homes and Gardens
and a delightful quilt from the Moda Bakeshop.  Here's the LINK.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Sit and Sew

A few more delicious bits of sewing spotted at last week's Sit and Sew

Monday, 24 September 2012

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Baltimore Quilts...

...are kind of special.  Just follow this LINK and you will see why.
Here's an old one. Signed & Dated 1845 Baltimore Album Quilt, 82" x 84" - Sold $30,800, June 25, 2005, lot 95, from the Richard Ruffner Collection.

And here's a much newer one.  Featured on Sue Garmen's wonderful site HERE

Here are some links to interesting articles about the history of Baltimore Quilts..
Baltimore Album Quilts click HERE
MaryLou McDonald click HERE
What is a Baltimore Album Quilt? click HERE

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Thank you Simone...

...for sending me the LINK to this gorgeous free pattern.
There is a great tutorial at Positively Splendid for this project and many many more.  If you see something you think other NOTY members may enjoy please send me the link and I'll share the details here.

Friday, 21 September 2012

Australian quilt designers

Time to take a look at some quilts by wonderful Australian quilt designers.  Here's a LINK to follow to lots of fabulous images.  Just click on the image and it will take you to the appropriate site.
Here's Phebe by Di Ford 
Kellie Wulfsohn 's Love Birds.

If you are attending the Quilt Symposium this weekend
The hall will be open at 9.00am
Don't forget to bring a mug and your lunch.
Morning/afternoon tea is provided

Thursday, 20 September 2012

August Show and Tell

One of the highlights of any guild meeting is the Show and Tell.  Click HERE to see what was shared last month.

and there will be more tonight at our AGM/September Guild Meeting.  Hope to see you there.  Don't forget to bring


Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Spotted... last weeks Sit and Sew.

NOTYQ members are so clever.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

The Hexie Bug

Have you caught the hexie bug?  You can feed it HERE
This one is Dear Prudence and is made of teeny tiny little hexies
by amazing Linda.  It's progress is documented HERE at Gum Valley Patchwork..

Monday, 17 September 2012


will be on Thursday 20th September at 7.30pm and will be followed by our September Guild meeting.

Forms are now available for you to nominate members to our committee.   
We are looking for a new Secretary and always welcome new General Members.
Don’t miss out on great door prizes and special raffle prizes.
Wear your badge and go into the draw for a special prize.

I always love reading our newsletter and this months issue is fabulous.  Take a look HERE.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Bargello Quilts

Are you enrolled in the Bargello Quilt workshop at our symposium?  Looking for a bit of inspiration?  Then pop over HERE and prepare to be amazed.  Again just click on an individual image and it will take you to the site where it was posted.
(This one is called Melinda's Heart and was designed by Heidi K Farmer.  It's featured on Country Garden Quiltworks.)

There are lots of great patterns shared at Quilt Inspiration

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Last Chance...

to visit this brilliant exhibition
is this weekend.

It's on at the Bundoora Homestead Art Centre. Admission is free.  Go HERE for more details. 

Friday, 14 September 2012

Saturday Sit and Sew

Just a quick note to let you know that this month's Extra Sit and Sew session is on 
this Saturday 15th September, commencing at 10.00am.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Crazy Quilts

For inspiration follow this LINK to the most amazing images.  Just click on the picture and it will take you to the appropriate website.
(This wonderful example is by Janet Stauffacher of Vintage Vogue)

Or try this Flickr Pool - Crazy Quilting.  Here's the LINK
(This amazing work is by Magreet from Holland)

 Here's a couple fabulous places to increase your repertoire of fancy stitches.

A LINK to Sarah's Hand Embroidery Tutorials

A LINK to The Floss Box

A LINK to Stitch Combinations for Crazy Quilting at Sharon B's In a Minute Ago

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Spotty Dotty Blog Hop

There's another blog hop happening in our happy little bit of the internet.
Go HERE for the full schedule.  There are over 90 bloggers playing along so there should be lots of inspiration on view.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

A Note from Panton Hill L&L

Join like-minded women, where we can have some time for ourselves and get to work on our own craft/art projects! You can come for as long as 2 hours or as many as 12 hours! The funds raised on the day go to a different charity or local cause. Next session details:

When: 6 October    
ForChallenge is a not-for-profit organisation that provides daily support for children and families living with cancer from the time of diagnosis, through treatment and beyond see attached sheet for more information.  We will hear from Maryan how Challenge has helped her family.
Where: 10am-10pm Panton Hill                

What: Painting on calico demo by Jenny and opportunity to try for yourself too!

Bring: Bring your own lunch, goodies and option to go to Panton Hill pub or Pizza’s for tea.  

Don't forget your craft/art projects!

DIANE’S SHOP” will be here again, and we can stock up on Jellyrolls/Rainbows/Balipops - Fat Quarters - Threads - rulers/templates - Emma Louise Fabric - Bali Hand Dyed Fabric - scrap bags - quilting needs - blades - patterns - bits and bobs, pins needles ; etc.....

Just $15 for the day.  Hope to see you there.  Dawn

Enrol now by calling 9433 3799 or emailing

Dawn McDonnell    |   Centre Coordinator  
Living & Learning Nillumbik    |   18 Bishops Road, Panton Hill
Ph 9433 3792    |    Mobile: 0438 010 351
(Monday 8.30am-4pm, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8.30am-1.30pm)

Monday, 10 September 2012

This time...'s some stitchery links.
Here's the LINK to The Best Free Craft Articles 

Here's the LINK to Primitive Blessings by Twigs and Sprigs

Here's the LINK to The Krazy Kraft Lady.

Here's the LINK to Get Creative Conference Centre

Huge thanks to all the generous designers who share free patterns with us.

Happy Stitching.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Did you know...

...about this quilt show?


When: Saturday 8 September, 2012
Where: Beaconsfield Neighbourhood Centre, 8 O'Niel Road, Beaconsfield 
(Melways 214 B1)
Time: 10am - 4pm
Entry: $5.00

Showcasing the amazing talent of the Beaconsfield Quilters and members of the Beaconsfield Neighbourhood Centre's patchwork/quilt groups for a fundraising event to support the Beaconsfield CFA.

Guest : Margaret Rowe, author of the 'Quilt Challenge' series will be signing copies of her books.
Trade stalls

A Blog Hop

Did you know the Moda Designers have a blog hop happening at the moment.  Why not hop over and check it out?  Here's the details.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

At our Sit and Sew...

...there were quilts...

...and there were works in progress

 and there were blankets

and stitcheries

and a cute teddy too.
And to top it all off Dianne brought some eggs for us to see.

Lots of fun.  Thanks everyone.