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At The Quilters' Store
Show and Tell
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AT THE QUILTERS' STORE
They meet on the First Friday of the Month 9.30am - 2pm here at The Quilters' Store
What we really need at the moment is for some quilting to be done.
We have many many quilt tops with backing and batting waiting to be quilted.
If you can help in anyway please come along on the First Friday of the Month 9.30 - 2pm.
If you can't make it on the Friday please email email@example.com to offer your services.
There is always a need for help - whether it be to cut, iron, sew or make tea/coffee - new faces are always welcome!
Over the years we have made quilts for several different groups - Quilts of Love for the Royal Womens Hospital Quilts and Humidicrib Covers for the Premmie Babies at the Royal Womens, Quilts for Brain Injured Children - through the BICARE Association, Quilts for the girls of the Forget Me Not Orphanage in Nepal, Quilts for graduates of the Fresh Hope program in Toowoomba.
We have also donated quilts to other organisations who need support from time to time - Second Chance program for homeless women, a community group who were raising funds for a local lady who was paralysed in an accident.
We make at hundreds of quilts per year, ranging in size from the little Quilts of Love (35cm - 50cm square), Lap size quilts for the children (around 1.20m square), single bed and queen size quilts for the graduates of Fresh Hope.
We rely on donations of fabric, blocks, tops, backing, batting - whatever you have available.
SHOW AND TELL
One of the many cute panels by Stacey Iest Hsu.
Grunge by Zen Chic for Moda. It comes in a rainbow of spectacular colors and it’s been dotted with Spots. The only thing missing was a little bit of glitz… a sprinkling of sparkle. So Grunge is now Seeing Stars – Metallic Stars – in ten beautiful colors that include holiday basics and versatile neutrals. There’s only one problem… is ten colours enough? Precuts only.
SAVANNAH BY GINGIBER
Available are two panels and two co-ordinates along with Candy Squares
ROUNDABOUT TABLE RUNNER PATTERN
Cut Loose Press. Designed by Camilla Quilts. Finished Size - 17.5" x 50.5". Layer Cake friendly.
Uses Creative Grids Curvy Log Cabin Trim Tool (6 inch finished blocks).
DE LA LUNA - TULA PINK
The De la Luna Sisters are the not so distant cousins of the Von Black sisters, who made somewhat of a name for themselves a few years ago in collection called Night Shade. While the Von Black sisters drew their power from more earthly elements, the De la Luna sisters cull their magical gifts from the spirit realm. Once a year, as fall crashes into winter, the matriarchs of the De la Luna clan call on their ancestors, acting as vessels for their vast power. Maria De la Luna, the youngest of the three sisters can see into the great distance of the future as she draws her power from the most clairvoyant spirits in their lineage. She uses her prophetic sight to write letters to mean girls informing them of the exact time and place that they will die or sometimes when their boyfriends will break up with them depending on how mean they are. The middle Sister, Magnolia De la Luna, is perhaps the most cunning of the three although it’s hard to tell because she doesn’t wear glasses and everyone knows that the smartest people always wear glasses. Magnolia, Maggie for short, draws her power from the spirits of earth and bloom. She uses her potent power to cultivate and nurture vast gardens and lush landscapes for her highest paying clients. Oh, did I forget to mention that she runs a surprisingly successful landscape architecture firm in their prosperous south Texas town? The oldest sister, Venus De la Luna, the undisputed caretaker of the whole De Luna clan and best friend to her cousin Scarlet Von Black has a vary mysterious past. Venus leaves a trail of admirers where ever she goes. Great empires have fallen under her angelic gaze. Many great men sit alone in padded rooms spending endless days and boundless nights whispering her name to no one in-particular. She swears that she did nothing to encourage their favor and was only, ever, minding her own business. Just because these men choose to buy her gifts from her extensive online wish list is truly no fault of her own.
Two FREE patterns for De La Luna are available on www.tulapink.com
Could it be that this quilt showcases some long lost relatives, or perhaps some eerie spiritual connections? You be the judge.
Take a look at these fun eyes—are they watching you, or are they focused on Tula’s portrait fabrics making a cameo appearance?
Four prints and Charm packs.
Cut Loose Press. Designed by Karla Alexander. Finished Size - 16.5" x 43.5". Layer Cake friendly.
Uses Creative Grids Spider Web Quilt Ruler.
Hoffman Fabrics. Metallic Gold Highlights. 40 x 2.5" strips x width of fabric.
London Bridges and Ring-Around-the-Rosey. Hobby horses and building blocks. Inspired by a vintage children’s book, Play All Day combines these images with prints in updated “retro” colours from the 1940s for a collection that is perfect for sewing all day!
Charm packs only.
Maude Ashbury for Blend Fabrics
Charm packs and 6 Lawns.
Journals set of 3, one blank, one lined and one grided (Small or Large), Washi Tape and Pattern Box.
Very limited Stock.
2-1/2 snippers. Gold Handle. Just the handiest thing. Very sharp. Keep them by your side for snipping those loose threads.
Dritz. Folds to fit in bag or pocket without causing damage. Measures approximately 3in when folded.
MINI BALI POPS
Balis by Hoffman. 20 x 2.5" strips x width of fabric.
This visual guide covers 13 types of hand needles, plus how to choose the right needle and thread for any task. At-A-Glance reference for needle uses, types and sizes. Embroidery, quilting, upholstery, sharps, chenille, milliners, beading and more.
Crab-apple Hill. Aren't we all Embroidery Queens? At least in our own minds at times? You can display it for the whole world to see in this 5in x 7in stitchery. It's the perfect size for framing, or really for anything you want. Just a touch of crayon tinting and a few three dimensional stitches make this little embroidery so pretty.
TO SEE MORE HEAD TO THE NEW ARRIVALS SECTION ON OUR WEBSITE.
We still have a lot of stock in the CLEARANCE section of the website.
Class Booking Policy
ANYTHING GOES with Karen, 10am - 1pm. Fee $25
Do you have a project that isn't getting anywhere? Need a helping hand with your patchwork, applique or embroidery projects?
Then join Karen for Anything Goes!
Maximum 6 students per session
Wed 5th Sept
Tue 11th Sept
Fri 21st Sept
"Bookings are essential and full payment will secure your place in the class"
CHARITY QUILTS meet at 9.30am - 2pm, No Charge
We make quilts for lots of different groups - ranging from teeny, tiny premmie quilts, up to queen size quilts. We have machines, fabric, thread, irons - tea, coffee and always yummy morning tea on hand. We need you! Come along and help out whenever you can. Great way to meet people and do what you enjoy.
500 grams lean beef (or lamb) mince
1/2 GF fruit chutney
400 grams cauliflower, remove florets
In a non-stick frypan over a medium-high heat, brown mince.
Season with sea salt, cracked pepper and add the shallots and chutney.
Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a saucepan of boiling water, simmer the cauliflower until cooked, 8 to 10 minutes.
Drain, Using a masher, mash until nice and smooth.
Spoon the mince into a casserole dish, top evenly with mashed cauliflower.
Season with sea salt and cracked pepper.
Bake in 180C oven for 20 minutes until nice and bubbly.
Remove and sit for 10 minutes before serving.
** This is the perfect veggie smuggler, simply grate your zuchini, parsnip, carrot etc and add to mince before you add the chutney.
Recipe from 4ingredients.
Until next time