Thursday, November 11, 2010

Show & Tell November (Page 2)

Ellen has been visiting family in the US for a few months.  She finished the following quilts whilst away – she has been busy.

The first 2 are for her grandson and are a pair of quilts for twin beds, called The Underground Railroad quilt.  There is quite a bit of history to this design. I am still reading a book about this which I purchased in the US almost 2 years ago!


Ellen2  Both these quilts were hand-quilted


The next pictures are a double bed sized quilt, using a Disappearing Nine Patch design made with orginal 1940s fabrics.  This quilt has been machine quilted



They are really lovely quilts Ellen. 

Show & Tell November 2010

A good few things to show off this month…

Tiiu's dish

Tiiu’s fabric dish which a friend made for her


Debbie’s hand-pieced and appliqued quilt from a jelly-roll – her first quilt (I stand to be corrected though!).  It looks fabulous


Tiiu’s challenge mini quilt; the challenge from her group in Perth.  The fish block is copied from the Group’s badge


Tiiu’s made from left-over fabric from the one above


Kate’s BOM quilt from a Sue Ross design. It looks awesome!


Kate’s “Red Centre” – for one of her boys. It is a pattern from Material Obsession


Kate’s baby quilt – a work in progress, but hopefully it will be finished and off to it’s new owner before the next Show & Tell. Forgotten the name of the block – a Gwen Marston design?  Skillfully uses Kate’s stash of beautiful Liberty fabrics.


Tiiu’s really expensive bag-to-be, made in a class at Rosie’s with a visiting Japanese tutor (name?)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Show & Tell October

The group has been busy….

MarianneOct1. Marianne – hand dyed fabrics; machine applique



2. Tiiu – Australian aboriginal fabrics; disappearing nine patch design; appliqued Australian animals


3. Tiiu – appliqued and free-motion quilting on sewing machine cover


4. Kate – pattern from Material Obssession; machine pieced, hand-quilted and HUGE!

KateOct2 5. Kate – closeup of the lovely hand quilting

MelissaOct 6. Melissa – appliqued and machine quilted sewing machine cover

MayumiOct7. Mayumi – Her first “quilt” a lovely bag

Show & Tell September

Some recent projects made by our group

Oct2010-11. Made by Angeles



Oct2010-33. Marianne has made this with her own hand-dyed fabrics and the circle attachment on her machine(correct me if I’m wrong)




Sunday, September 12, 2010

Our new Home

Just a couple of random pics of our new space

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Our New Home

We had our first meeting today in the 'Pig Pen' at Chijmes - lovely, airconditioned room, waiters to serve us coffee, lunch in the courtyard and no cleaning up to do!

Here's our next raffle quilt all finished

August Show & Tell

Vicki's quilt  - a stunner with embroidered blocks
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August Show & Tell

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Singapore Quilters Challenge 2010

For our newer members and a reminder for the oldies, the quilters of Singapore Challenge 2010 is themed "Curves & Circles"  
Please ask if you would like a registration form

Quilters in Singapore Challenge - Wednesday 3 November 2010

Curves and Circles
Actual and Illusionary

Curves and circles make for a very interesting and pleasing design whether by machine or hand piecing, or through appliqué. Some quilt blocks give an optical illusion of curves and movement even if they
are comprised of straight seams e.g. the storm at sea. All the infinite variations on this theme may be displayed.

Quilt challenge rules:
- Choose carefully a design that demonstrates circles and curves – they must be clearly shown for your entry to be judged in the competition.

- Any quilted item will be accepted e.g. clothing, soft furnishings, quilts etc.

- An unfinished item may be considered for judging depending on the circumstances.

- Please keep in mind that there is a limited display and we will be unable to accept any entry that exceeds 60" by 60".
- Each entry must be able to be hung. Quilts should have a sleeve (2"– 4" opening depending on the size of your piece) attached in a way that will not show when the quilt is hanging. Other items may be hung with large pegs or pinned to boards.

- A normal quilt label may be attached in the usual way but must not be visible during the Exhibition.

- Please securely attach a paper label to your entry containing your full name and address as it appears on your application form to ensure its safe return.

- The entries submitted for the Challenge Exhibition will be handled many times during the set-up of the displays. While great care is taken to protect the items in the collection as much as possible, breakable embellishments and other breakable props may become damaged. When designing your entry these factors should be taken into consideration so that entries are not overly fragile. Entries must be foldable to a manageable size.

- Your entry form must be received by the 19th of October 2009. No late entries will be accepted. Finished items must be available for hanging at the venue one full day before the Challenge Lunch and will be returned as soon after the Exhibition as possible.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Show & Tell July 2010

Thanks to Kallie for her hospitality – she can be assured her oven works very well and the sour-dough bread, quiche and cake were very well received.

There were lots of hexagons around today, a few bindings being stitched down and a few baby quilts on the go.  At next month’s show & tell, we’ll hopefully have a new quilting baby to show off.

AngelesBag Angeles made this beautiful bag from batiks in one of her last classes before leaving Shanghai. Hopefully she will do some classes for us later in the year.

EllenJuly10Ellen hand-pieced the cathedral windows, then joined together with a variegated thread by machine and machine quilted. This is for her grandchildren.

MelissaBabyJuly10Melissa has finished her lovely baby quilt in a blue/green/gray colourway. Machine pieced and hopefully her baby will be here any day now to enjoy it!

KathyQJuly10Kathy Q made this stunning Row By Month quilt in the US – each row represents a different month/season on the calendar.  There are 3D bunny ears and turkey feathers – it looks amazing. The shop supplied the fabrics and Kathy chose the borders herself.  We all agreed it would be too much to quilt this monster on her own and she will probably have it professionally machine quilted.

AlisonCushionJuly10  Alison was still stitching down the binding on this cushion, made with a spiderweb block pattern sourced from a Blog.

KathyYoYoJuly10As well as working on a baby quilt, Kathy I is making yo-yos/suffolk puffs from Kaffe Fassett fabrics. There were lots of ideas to put these to good use.

KathyQRunnerJuly10Kathy Q made this table runner from fabrics bought in Singapore and has used a sarong for some of the fabrics – very clever.

TiiuJuly10Lastly, Melissa made this cute little spectacle case for Tiiu using 1.5” squares which were leftovers from her baby quilt shown above.  She used a technique where the squares are pressed onto fusible web before the seams are stitched, which is a very accurate method for such small pieces.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Other Important Shopping Haunts.....

Another interesting conversation topic yesterday, especially when we have new members....'where do I buy regular sized bras, maternity bras, shoes???"

This website is an Australian company - Zodee - which sends products to Asia.  You can select the country you are in and pay in whichever currency you choose.

Singapore Fabric Shopping Haunts


Quilts and Friends - Bernina & Brother sewing machines
#06-07 Tan Boon Liat Building,
315 Outram Road
S. 169074.
Tel 62257172

Golden Dragon
Classes run in all types of crafts minimal quilting fabrics (Yuwa) but good haberdashery
& excellent selection of Clover products
101 Upper Cross St
#02-51 People’s Park Centre
S. 058357
Tel 65358454

Quilts N Calicoes
Ira Joseph runs classes and has a shop with large range of modern bright fabrics
#03-13 Tanglin Mall
163 Tanglin Rd
S. 247933
Tel 68874708

Jenny’S Craft house
Shop with classes and lot of Japanese bag fabric
1 Scotts Rd
#04-56 Shaw Centre
S. 228208
Tel 67352021

Dreams In Quilts
Shop with classes and Bernina dealership and mixture of brights and Japanese fabric
Rosie Chan
511 Guillemard Rd
#03-07 Grandlink Sq
S. 399849
Tel 67438177
H/P 90117528

Art Friend – Ngee Ann City & Bras Basah Complex

Has sewing machines, good range of threads and other haberdashery items


Plaza Singapura - identical to Spotlight in Oz

Janome dealership
Sue Wong, Sales Manager
GOTC (s) Pte Ltd
605B Macpherson Road, CITIMAC
HP: 96334035 Email:

Disappearing Nine Patch Quilts

We are using this block for our next charity quilt - using our chosen grey fabric as the centre square.

The following links show some clear instructions for making the blocks and some different layout possibilities -

Disappearing Nine Patch Tutorial from PS I Quilt Blog

Disappearing Nine Patch from Popular Patchwork Magazine

A live tutorial on You Tube

Some really nice examples here and here.  One with modern colours here and another one here

Another Baby Quilt…

Thanks Kathy Q. for your hospitality this week. We had a great turnout and a few new faces which is wonderful

Kathy I. has finished a baby quilt for a boy. She was concerned at the amount of ‘girly’ florals in it, so has appliqued some cute, blue teddy bears. It looks gorgeous Kathy!

Kathy BabyBoy QuiltAnd to continue the theme of the Disappearing Nine Patches, here are the blocks I have made just put up randomly on my design wall

Disappearing 9 Patch

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Show & Tell June 2010

Thanks Maggie for hosting this week.  We were busy auditioning and cutting fabric this week as well as our Show & Tell

Melissa has completed the top for her baby quilt in a Chinese Coins pattern for her very own baby, expected very soon.  It will be great to welcome an ANZA baby.

NigelParty 064 Maggie has completed another baby quilt; this one has a lovely embroidered panel in the centreANZAQ 005 ANZAQ 006Tiiu put together squares from a Moda fabric range which will now have applique or embroidery added

ANZAQ 007Tiiu – appliqued tree and birds     


Kate’s version of a Sue Spargo design. Kate has made hers with Japanese fabricsANZAQ 010and the back of the quilt…  ANZAQ 014

Kate’s Spiderweb quilt

ANZAQ 015and a close up…

ANZAQ 017 Apologies for the bad focus…I need to attend one of the ANZA Photography courses!