Sunday, 22 December 2013

Have a wonderful end to 2013

The committee would like to wish each and every NOTYQ member a wonderful end to 2013 and a fabulous festive season with family and friends.
The NOTYQ blog will be back in 2014.  Thank you to all who read our blog and see you next year.

Saturday, 21 December 2013

We know how to celebrate...

...the festive season.
Today is the NOTYQ December Guild Meeting and so it's time to party

We look forward to a great day together to finish the year and celebrate Christmas.
Please come dressed “Christmassy”
Lots of fun, activity and prizes.
Don’t forget your SHOW AND TELL Bring along your favourite Christmas Decoration for display. Please make sure you have you name clearly marked on the article.
To ensure that we have sufficient to eat would all members bring a good size plate of something savoury but no frozen uncooked food.
Sweets will be provided by NOTYQ.
We do need a number of volunteers to assist in the kitchen so please let Ariane know if you are happy to assist.
RAFFLE TICKETS will be on sale in December for an overnight stay in a hotel in Melbourne. Please see a committee member for tickets.

Friday, 20 December 2013

I recently discovered...

...Book Garnish
And I thought you might like it too.  There are so many fabulous ideas you could make with your kids or grandkids.
It combines books with a craft idea for example you could read The Spiderwick Chroncles together

then make a cute birdhouse.

Thursday, 19 December 2013

We are having a party

The day ladies are having a party today so bring along a plate of food to share.  It's going to be fun.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Too hot to go out...

...then stay inside and stitch.
This charming counted cross stitch chart is kindly shared at Gallery.Ru  The blog is is Russian, but who cares.  Stitching is a universal language.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Something yummy to eat

Very wicked, but yum, yum, yum!
I made this yesterday so I can guarantee this fabulous recipe works.  It makes a fabulous last minute gift.  This is from one of my favourite food blogs The English Kitchen and the recipe is on the 8th December 13 post.

Monday, 16 December 2013

We went to Warburton...

...and had a brilliant day at the Patchwork Teahouse.

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Friday, 13 December 2013

Christmas Quilts

If you pop Christmas Quilt images into Google or click on the LINK you will be transported to a world of Christmassy quilt wonder.
Here's an example.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

For the owl lovers

a gorgeous knitted washcloth.
Here it is at Yarn Inspirations.  Just click on the Download Pattern button.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

The Moda Candy Alphabet

Here's a LINK to this handy alphabet shared at the Moda Bakeshop.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Our clever Monica...

...saw this little stitchery on the blog
and turned it into this gorgeous bag.

Monday, 9 December 2013

Show and Tell...

...from last weeks SIt and Sew.  This includes a lovely gift in our Angel/Mortal swap.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Friday, 6 December 2013

A fun Friday Free pattern

This one has a lovely Christmassy feel.
Designed by Sipiweske Quilts, it is shared at the wonderful Moda Bakeshop HERE

Thursday, 5 December 2013

One to make you smile

I love her.  I found her on a Flickr stream.  Pop over HERE to see more at 609East.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Stash storage ideas...

...very kindly shared HERE at the fabulous Moda Bakeshop.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Doily bombing

Just for a change I thought we'd have some doily bombing today.

Whimsical, wonderful creativity.

Monday, 2 December 2013

A monthly report

Every month at the NOTYQ committee meeting I share some data about how our blog and Facebook are going. I thought you might be interested in these monthly reports so here is December's.


We had 1865 page views in the last 30 days which brings us to a total of 63,510 all time page views.

This month we had viewers from Australia, the USA, Russia, Germany, China, France, Poland, Canada, Italy and Bulgaria


We now have 56 people liking us on Facebook.

We received the following message to our Facebook page from Barbara Metelmann

Last month I attended The Jasper Hotel`s Girls night in and was the very lucky winning bidder on the beautiful patch work quilt donated by your group, just wanted to say thank you so much and your quilt now lives happily 160kms away on our farm, draped over the old leather chair. I have been dealing with breast cancer for the last year and so appreciate your generosity and talent thank you

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Friday, 29 November 2013

Friday sewing

Here's a link to a delightful free pattern very generously shared  HERE at The Crafty Quilter.
Many thanks to Julie.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Stitchery Thursday

Here's another lovely free stitchery.  This time it's a series of the cutest owls.  Sorry I just can't get them to appear the right way around.
They are generously shared at  Don't forget to hit that translate button if you don't read Russian.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Works in Progress Wednesday

I spotted these WIP at last Thursday's Sit and Sew

and one glorious finish by Shirley.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

On the way to the fire victims

Recently NOTYQ sent fifty quilts to help the fire victims in NSW.  Here they are setting off on their journey.

Huge thanks to everyone who helped make these much needed community quilts.
Have you been using the NOTYQ online Library Catalogue?  If not you should give it a try.  Chris wrote some easy to follow instructions in the July 2013 newsletter or click HERE to see them online.

Monday, 25 November 2013

Our clever Anita

Recently Anita was approached by Melbourne designer, Michelle Rae to collaborate on her entry in the Melbourne Cup Fashions on the Field.
Here's what Anita wrote about the project

We collaborated on the design which reflected the Flemington Roses, feathery fascinators and the blooms of spring. Here is bodice fabric that was quilted with my hand guided longarm quilting machine. The design graded in size down the piece from very tiny at the top to fairly small at the bottom.  This was one occasion when ‘quilted to death’  was the way to go.

Isn't it brilliant and here is the finished garment.
Pop over to Anita's blog, Hillside Quilting to read more.

Friday, 22 November 2013