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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

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

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/





Queensland Quilters is hosting 2 workshops with Bryan Whitehead: 22-23 July,  and 24-25 July in Brisbane - Indigo,  stencils and rice paste.

The workshops will be held at the Lavalla Centre, 58 Fernberg Rd, Paddington.

Workshop Description: “Indigo” with Bryan Whitehead
Size: fabric for a quilt approx. 210cm x 210cm (82″ x 82″) will be dyed.
This wonderful class will begin with an introduction

Lovely Leaves - "Free motion experience required"

This 2 day workshop is for those who already have free motion skills and are wanting to get their teeth into a creative project. Participants will firstly learn how to draw their own leaves plus the basic construction method along with all sorts of variations. Students will then learn to create elements using water

Like many art quilters, Rebecca comes from a very creative background. Her grandmothers were both textile people - a milliner and a tailoress who also made show winning dolls and doll clothes. Her mother was an oil painter who sewed the childrens' clothes and later, discovered quilting particularly Hawaiian quilting. One of Rebecca's early memories is her love of Cowboys