Sunday, March 27, 2011

Triple the Fun

Would you like to have "Triple the Fun" with three different tutors.
Sue Daley, Michelle Yeo and Karen Styles have put their creative heads together and created a class for Gatton in May 2011.
Each of these tutors have then made the same quilt in their own choice of colours.
"The Gatton Star" is presently being showcased within Sew Creative Shop.
If you would like to learn three different techniques for creating a star and a beautiful quilt from three different tutors in the one day then this is the class for you.
Let the staff at Sew Creative know as the first day of class is almost full and they are negotiating another day of class for this unique Gatton quilt.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Quilts for the Lockyer Valley

After the devastating flooding of the Lockyer Valley in January 2011, many people have kindly offred to donates quilts for the Residents of Grantham and the Lockyer Valley.

Some of the first quilts to arrive were tops from a group of Quilters in Townsville co-ordinated by Ann Hayes. As we unwrapped the parcel of quilts in Sew Creative Gatton we wondered if we would have to return them, due to Cyclone Yasi.

They were quickly quilted by Lyn Crump of Busy Quilting and here are some of the quilted tops.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Hexagon Quilt Handover

Numerous Ladies and a Gentleman ventured to Sew Creative today for the handover of many of the Quilts from The Worlds' Biggest Hexagon Quilt. Each quilt bound and labelled was searched by eager stitchers looking to find their own hexagons. Many cries of delight were found when they did!

Gail then revealed the challenge for next year. Sew Creative has notified their intention to participate in the Worldwide One Million Pillowcase Challenge. Gail's aim is to have 1000 pillowcases sewn by May 2011.

A quick tutorial for making Hotdog/Burrito pillowcases can be found in the attached link. Try some prairie points, joined strips anything to use up some of your scraps. Once finished drop them into the shop sothat the girls can peg them on the line!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Karen Styles

Karen is another one of the tutors who will be tutoring at Gatton in May 2011. She is going to teach her quilt "The Sykes Family Album". This quilt will be another fun project to participate in, it can be either hand or machine pieced.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Michelle Yeo

Michelle is another of the tutors who will be at Gatton in May 2011. She has kindly lent Sew Creative two of her quilts and they are presently hanging in the shop. Both in reproduction type colours but the pink and yellow of the "Antique Lone Star" really jump. The Fussy cutting of the pieces within the "Victorian Lace" applique quilt give it another dimension.

Michelle will be teaching her "Sarah's Wreath" quilt next year. This can be a hand or machine pieced project.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sue Daley

On Monday the 19th July visitors to Sew Creative were treated to two large suitcases of Display Quilts from Sue Daley of Patchwork with BusyFingers, Eumundi. Sue was on her way home from the Warwick Jumpers and Jazz Festival.
She entertained us with stories from her past thirty years of Patchworking, and her travels overseas. But she thrilled us with her trunk show of quilts that she displayed for all of us to see. Lovely embroideries, fine needle turn applique and those teeny tiny 1/4" hexagons!
Many of the shop visitors took home paper pieces to start their own journey with Paper Piecing quilts.
Sue didn't have her Antique Sampler with her at the time, but has since shared it via email with us.
This is the sample for a 2 day class that she will be teaching at Gatton in May 2011.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Christine Cohrs

On Saturday 17th July a large gathering of "Lavender Ladies of Applique" journeyed to Sew Creative, Gatton for the Inaugural Chapter of "The Applique Society".
Christine Cohrs entertained everyone with a short talk about her journey through Patchwork and Quilting. Her talk was interspersed with numerous displays of her quilts pulled from a LARGE suitcase. Many of theses quilts were hand quilted drawing much praise from those present.
Christine concluded her display with "My Love of 1930"s Prints".
The ladies present also were happy to share their own show and tell. Each participant also received an invite to exhibit their quilts as part of "The Applique Society" exhibit at the Gatton in May 2011 show.