Feather Star Miniature

Feather Star Miniature
made by Maggie Ball

Olzi quilt made by Maggie Ball

Olzi quilt made by Maggie Ball

QQ Charity Quilt

QQ Charity Quilt
made by members

Charity Quilt

Charity Quilt
made by Judy Pavey

Friday, April 9, 2010

Quadrille Quilters April 2010

Erichka welcomed visitors and members.
Our prayers are with Elize and Tertia, that their loved ones recover fully. Condolences to Els Cleet on the passing of her husband and wishing her a speedy recovery.
Quadrille car guards have been given new QQ vests.
A reminder of the Guide Dog Quilt Exhibition on their premises in Witkoppen on Sunday 16 May.
Many thanks to Jeanette Trichaardt who made a . beautiful bag to house the love quilt.
Pet Wise can no accommodate our cushions for the SPCA. Please bring the cushions to QQ and they will be delivered direct to the SPCA.
Liz Dobbins is still collecting egg holders and other usable recyclables for St Vincent.
Congratulations to QQ members who took part in the GRG derby challenge. We came a proud second.
Photographs taken by Pauline can be order from between R2 and R3 per print. Advance payment would be appreciated. NB please remember to collect your prints.
Our craft table is bare! Please ladies bring goodies to sell. Charmaine’s yummy quiches can be pre ordered. Tel no 011-672-2642The travel scam we were made aware of is still going strong according to the Sandton Chronicle

From the Heart

A letter of thanks was received from Choc for the donations of beanies. We are now sending scarves. Beautiful knitted scarves and embroidered fleece scarves were shown, and members are reminded that this will be an on going project.
Children of Fire – have requested baked beans instead of chocolate eggs over the Easter period. Since they cannot use a quilt, members were asked to knit teddy bears. Look for the pattern on pg 3.We are collecting food, clothes and toiletries for Go-Sizwe, who look after the homeless.

HOBBY X 2010

Quadrille Quilters set up a wonderful display of quilts and host the tables
every year at Hobby-X.
There is a fabulous team there, we spend all day letting the public know what quilting is all about, we guide people to teachers and groups and also distribute pamphlets to inform everyone where they can find the different teachers and groups all over Gauteng mostly using our diaries as a database.
This year there was a huge contingent of ladies from the Rustenberg/Brits area, anyone with information about groups there , please pass on to me for use at future displays.
We sometimes get visits from quilters from other countries and generally spread the word.
Its difficult to judge but generally we find the meeting after Hobby-x that there has been an increase in visitors to our group, hopefully that its also has positive feedback to other groups and teachers . Should you wish to see a smilebox of National Quilt day kindly contact Grace.

This will be 10th year South Africans will be given the opportunity to exhibit their quilts in America.
The competition has categories for both Traditional and Innovative quilts, with prizes and cash awards be won. Entry forms must reach Odette Tolksdorf on or before 17 May 2010. Please speak to Grace re entry forms.

A Family.

A Family is like a Patchwork Quilt,
With kindness gently sewn.
Each piece an original,
With beauty all its own,
With threads of warmth and happiness,
It’s lightly stitched together,
To last in love throughout the years
A family is forever.

Hints and Tips

Fat Quarter Squares.

What can you get from a Fat Quarter

99 x 2” squares
50 x 2 ½” squares
42 x 3” squares
30 x 3 ½” squares
20 x 4” squares
16 x 4 ½” squares
12 x 5” squares
12 x 5 ½” squares
9 x 6” squares
6 x 6 ½” squares.

Stains the “Buttermilk Recipe”.

To remove stains try the “Buttermilk Recipe”
Put 250 ml buttermilk and a teaspoon of lemon juice in a litre of warm water.
Soak the item, obviously for a whole quilt you have to quadruple the quantities ,the natural bleaching agents in the buttermilk and the lemon juice will brighten the whites and colours ,while being gentle with the fabrics.
This is a great way to brighten old linens and doilies too.
When washing old quilts, minimize handling them when wet.

Little Bits of Fabric

Little bits of Fabric
sewn into a quilt.
Form a warm and loving blanket
From which memories are built.
And when you seek peace and comfort
In the quiet of the night.
It will keep you warm and snug
Until the morning’s light

Author Sue Mullane

QQ. Calendar of
Events for 2010

April 7th Question and
Answer Panel
May 5th Carolyn Kode Embellishments on Quilts
June 2nd Nola Mayes Reversible quilts
July 7th Lydia Lomas Photo Transfer / Memory quilts
Aug 4th Suzen Bornman Piecing your Patchwork by hand
Sept 1st Di Pettersen The art of Machine Embroidery
Oct 6th Marietta Sri- Lankan Appliqué / embroidery
Nov 3rd Lesley Taylor Shadow Appliqué
Dec 1st Fun Morning of Demonstration

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