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What is an Art Quilt???
From Lajla Nystad,the current Curator of State of the Art exhibition.
On display is SotA17 – it'll be at the Redlands Quilt Extravaganza. Each year we ask and hope that some of you will decide to enter one of your art quilts and have the great experience of seeing your work in an Art Gallery. It's great

Jurying quilts for a travelling exhibition is an interesting and challenging task - previously I have judged for QQ; various affiliated groups and the Redcliffe Show. There is a difference between judging and jurying, and some overlaps too. When judging quilts, we are looking for excellence in all aspects of the work, and we are choosing the most outstanding pieces

Bundaberg Quilters Inc 30th Anniversary Sat 17th June 2017

"Thank you to the Bundaberg Quilters for making me feel so welcome at their 30th Anniversary celebrations.  This group was keen to focus on their history and how far they had come, the present group and the wonderful work it is doing in the community, and looking ahead to the future thinking

In April, Kaye Sauer, of Apatchy Quilting, delighted us with her quilting journey, comparing it to a walk she took with her husband along Hadrian's Wall - not exactly sure where it is taking you.

The quilts she showed us told her story - a story of attempting anything regardless of whether she thought she had the skills to do it

A busy day machine quilting with Jane Rundle!
We had a full class and the ladies all learnt how to freemotion quilt using guides, either by using the seams on their quilt, or by marking some lines. They learnt how to do circles, feathers and lots of other little techniques to help with the freemotion quilting. At the end of the

It was wonderful to attend the opening of the State of the Art Quilts Exhibition in April, at the Wellers Hill Bowls Club. What an amazing range of stunning art quilts.

I particularly enjoyed Sue Dennis's potted history of 2QAQ, from her description of early meetings in her kitchen, accompanied by food and wine, planning for guest speakers and ways to

Congratulations to Jeannie Henry, runner up in the AQC Challenge, with Hello Possums!!
Hello Possums!!: The Brushtail Possum, a cat sized mammal, is indigenous Australian fauna and likes to live in our iconic flora, the gumtree. “Hello Possums!!” – is a boisterous Australian made greeting popularised by our very own Aussie ambassador to the world, Dame Edna Everage.

Winner of the AQC

Queensland Quilters can be justifiably proud of the wonderful work of our Affiliated Groups in supporting Queensland charities and women and children in need.

This year we have provided funding to Affiliated Groups for the making of Raffle and Charity quilts in support of:

Redlands Womens's Refuge
Quilts for Teens, a dialysis unit, Carinity girls school and victims of domestic violence

In March, we were delighted to see Lyn Crump's quilting journey through her trunk show.

She started by showing us the quilts for the beach house - she transposed her children's drawings into art quilts. What a wonderful idea!  Lyn also machine quilted a verse for each of her children on their quilts!

We were then treated to a display of Stack'n'Wack,

Congratulations to the winners of our annual Challenge!
1st Sue Elliott - 2nd Christine Dowell - 3rd Bernardine Hine

Junior winner: Eithne Walker - Traditional Winner: Verna Hunt
Artistic/Quirky: Jenny Swenson - Viewers Choice at IntoCraft Show: Pat Jefferies

Please contact Loretta for further information
https://www.qldquilters.com/events-activities/challenge/



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