Monthly Archives: March 2015

Quilter claims KoolKat machine quilting prize from quilting convention

Kay from Charters Towers won the KoolKat Quilting machine quilting voucher at the Southern Cross Quilters (SCquilters) convention held in Tasmania last year.  We have chosen the Bohemia e2e machine quilting pattern for this quilt and teamed it with lemon thread and yellow Caribbean backing.

Kay from Charters Towers

Today’s quilts from the eastern Darling Downs

The pink and brown quilt shows some great colour combinations and comes from Jan of Crow’s nest who has asked for the techno e2e machine quilting pattern.  The blue and white quilt comes from Michelle of Millmerran and is being quilted in the roseleaves e2e to reflect the rose pattern in the background fabric.

Jan Ritchie Michelle Bliss

From near and far, today’s quilts

The first quilt today comes from Chris at Highfields and is being quilted in the budget meandering leaves e2e machine quilting pattern.  The purple quilt is from Edi at Mount Isa and is being quilted in the flower puff e2e pattern, while the star quilt from Gail at Cooroy is being quilted in the budget meander e2e pattern.  The antique tractors quilt comes from Marie at Waterview, NSW and is also being quilted in the budget meander pattern, while the final quilt from Sue at Booval is being quilted in the stars and loops e2e pattern.

Chris Tessier1 Edi Bentley Gail Fraser Marie Howlett Sue Vant Wout circus quilt

From Chinchilla to Cairns

The first quilt is designed and made by Ann from Toowoomba who is using up her fabric stash. She chose the budget leaf meander e2e pattern for this quilt.  The next three quilts came from Chinchilla the Aboriginal theme quilt is from Glenys who asked for a budget pattern, and the next two from Barbara where we have used the budget Deb’s Swirls and Ribbon Candy e2e patterns.  The last quilt from Meryl at Aloomba in Cairns was bought as a strip fabric pack and the Bali Spice pattern from the KoolKat stand at last year’s annual quilt show in Toowoomba. It has been quilted in the Henna Leaf e2e pattern: label, binding and backing supplied by KoolKat Quilting.

Ann Paroz Glenys Gaske aboriginal quilt Barbara Chegwidden1 Barbara Chegwidden2 Meryl Hardwick

Best Mates chosen as finalist in 2015 Australian Quilt Challenge True Blue competition

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Best Mates by Kathy Adams. The Australian Blue Cattle Dog – what could be truer or bluer? Nine mini-quilts, thread painted over photographs on fabric. Many thanks to Pam Holland, who showed me how to do this technique.

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Congratulations to  entrants for the high stand of works submitted to AQC in 2015.

Fairy quilt flutters in from Western Australia

Rose Giaimo WATrish from Pittsworth

The quilt on the right comes from Trish from Pittsworth whom we caught up with at the Queen’s Park craft markets in Toowoomba yesterday.  She asked for the budget  I Love It trailing hearts e2e machine quilting pattern on her quilt.  Rose from Stirling W.A. sent the fairy quilt which is being quilted with the daisy chain e2e machine quilting pattern.

Music and floral applique

Janette's applique quilt Pam's musical theme quilt

Today’s quilts feature a musical theme quilt for a music lover and a floral applique quilt.  The bottom quilt comes from Pam of Toowoomba who chose charcoal thread, a red Caribbean backing and the daisy chain e2e machine quilting pattern.  We chose the flower puff e2e machine quilting pattern to compliment the applique in Janette’s quilt which arrived today from Roma.