Finishing-off day wrap-up

October 30th, 2015

A perfect spring day in a small country town; unfinished business; locals and visitors; business people; like-minded creators, sewing machines and hundreds of metres of glorious fabrics.

The set of The Dressmaker? Not quite.  Rather, it was the Gunning Patchwork Weekend Finishing Off Day, held on Sunday the 26th of October in the Gunning Showground Hall.

With lots of  space, tables and delicious morning and afternoon teas, participants were able to concentrate on their projects, either finishing them off or moving them closer to a finish.

Janelle Noack from Country Matters Designs gave a demonstration on how to do the quilt-as-you-go joining technique, showed us the intricacies of English paper-piecing and then walked us through a range of her beautiful designs to give us an idea of what she could teach at next year’s GPW.  Robyn Cawdron from Robyn’s Plain and Fancy demonstrated how to make continuous bias binding – and showed all gathered how to ensure it’s not a wobbly affair!

Thanks for all those who came along and we hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did. Stay tuned for some photos!

Finishing off day is almost here!

October 18th, 2015
Our finishing off day is this coming Sunday, 25 October.
If you want to come, please book ASAP so we can organise tables and great morning and afternoon tea :)
On the day:
  • We will have Robyn selling fabric and demonstrating how to make continuous bias binding – so you can get the perfect binding for your quilt.
  • We are drawing the raffle quilt and accepting blocks for the remembrance quilt.
  • Janelle Noack from Cootamundra will be teaching next year and she is coming over to do a show and tell of possible projects (see pics below).  Janelle will also do a demonstration of English paper piecing and  Quilt as you go.
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To enrol – download and print and send the: FAT Quarter day enrolment form. Hope to see you there!


Finishing off day: Sunday 25 October

July 18th, 2015

We hope everyone enjoyed the weekend last month. Lots of fun, lots of new projects started and old ones completed! Thanks for coming along. Below is a pic of the raffle quilt from last year’s competition blocks – the theme was “Outback”. It’s been quilted but just needs binding. Didn’t it turn out well?

raffle quilt

Here’s some info about our finishing off day on Sunday 25 October.

You can work on any project of your choice, or finish off something you started at this year’s GPW. Here’s your chance to deal with one of your UFOs (unfinished projects)!

To help you out, we will have some demonstrations on overcoming finishing off challenges…. things like “how much fabric should I buy for binding?” and “How do I mitre the corners of my quilt?”

Cost for the day is just $40 and includes morning and afternoon tea. Please provide your own lunch – there are plenty of places in Gunning or you can bring your own.

To enrol, download this form, print and post to the address on the form:
FAT Quarter day enrolment form

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