Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Stash of quilts cut ready for Binding

Not all of them just a small portion

Janelle Cuts away

Jenny makes her cut

Gail Chalker makes the first cut

Despite her broken arm Gail makes a galant effort to make the first cut using The Electric Scissors.

Cutting up of The World's Biggest Hexagon Quilt

Twenty Ladies and a Gentleman joined the owners of Sew Creative Gatton today to Cut up the quilt. Gail Chalker, the seed behind the idea, made the first cut at approximately 10.00am. Three hours and 115 quilts later the 108.8m long quilt was now in more usable Lap to Queen size portions.

The process of cutting the binding and sewing it to the smaller quilts now began.

Thank you to everyone who joined us on the day and who then volunteered to take some of the smaller quilts home to complete the binding.

Friday, March 26, 2010

The World's Biggest Hexagon Quilt

Displayed at the Craft Expo in Brisbane was 45 metres of The World's Biggest Hexagon Quilt. Work is now feverishly continuing so that MUCH more of it will be done before the final quilt is unveiled at Gatton in May 2010.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Accommodation in Gatton

The following places provide accommodation within the Gatton Area.
Gatton Motel ph: 07 54621333
Helidon Spa Motel ph: 07 46976066
Hatton Budget Chain International Motel, Hatton Vale ph: 07 54656611

Additional accommodation is readily available in Toowoomba a 30 minute drive west, OR
Ipswich a 30 minute drive east.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Costs for Classes

One day Classes will be $150.
Two Day Classes will be $275.
Three Day Classes will be $400.

A limited number of machines will be available for hire. Bookings will be required at the time of confirmation of attendance.

Attendance at classes will entitle the participant to unlimited access to the Quilt Show, Entry to the Cocktail Evening, Morning and Afternoon Teas, 10% off purchases at Sew Creative Gatton. Lunch is NOT included

To book into classes please email Gail.

Events Calendar

Tuesday 11 th May - Queensland Quilters Picnic at Gatton Historical Village, Freeman's Road, Gatton.
Thursday 13th May to Sunday 16th May - A Retrospective Comparative Quilt Show 1850-1930, at Gatton Shire Hall, North Street, Gatton.
Thursday 13th May - Opening Night Cocktail Evening for participants and Guests.
Thursday 13th May - Unveiling of the World's Biggest Hexagon Quilt during the Quilt Show.
Thursday 13th May to Saturday 15th May - Classes in Applique and Piecing, at Gatton RSL Hall, Crescent Street, Gatton, and Sew Creative, North Street Gatton.
Sunday 16th May - Quilters Trail Muster, at Gatton Historical Village, Freeman's Road Gatton.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Michelle Yeo - Abbeville County

A two day class on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th May. Uses a combination of hand and machine piecing techniques, or can be pieced entirely by hand. Templates are available for ease and accuracy of cutting and piecing.
Was inspired by a quilt made in North Carolina USA about 1800s. It is a beautiful reproduction quilt consisting of a central pieced circle with a circular saw tooth border, set in a square, also pieced with curves. Consists of nine blocks straight set with a single border. More information available at

Michelle Yeo - Seven Sisters

A one day class on Thursday 13th May. Can be hand or machine pieced, templates are available for ease and accuracy of cutting and piecing. Inspired by the Seven Sisters quilts made around the time of the Civil War in America. The patchwork pattern dates back to prior to this time with variations made in the 1840s and 1850s. More information available from

Karen Styles - Nearly Insane

A three day class from Thursday 13th - Saturday 15th May. Involving hand and machine applique and piecing.

Sue Daley - Waterloo

A two day class on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th May. A combination of needle turn applique, English paper piecing and embroidery. A pack is available from Sue. More information on her website

Sue Daley- Playing with Paper

A one day class on Thursday 13th May. You choose your paper piecing pack from Sue and then you have a chance to play with a variety of shapes and experiment with fussy cutting of fabrics. More info available at
I am at long last pleased to announce our classes and workshops for May, 2010. Photos will be posted in the next few days.

Introducing our tutors - in alphabetical order and the name of their classes. Lyn, one of our tutors as well as my right hand person in this venture will post a fuller description in the next few days and websites to enable you to 'meet' the tutors.

Gail Chalker - 'Freezer Paper - such wonderful stuff' (1 day)

Sue Daely - 'Playing with Papers' (1 day) and 'Waterloo' (2 day class)

Karen Styles - 'Nearly Insane ' - 3 days

Michelle Yeo - 'Seven Sisters' - 1 day and 'Abbeville County' (2 Days)