Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Grumpy-Wallahs enjoy a taste of India

GOMA became Grumpy Wallahs for a day and enjoyed "A Taste of India" hosted by Ann at her home on 26acres at Pine Mountain near Ipswich.  Ann served tiffin and contrasted her experience of travelling through India in the mid-70s with the 2007 book "Planet India" by Mira Kamdar.  Tiffin was followed by a delicious biryani, cooling yoghurt and naan bread accompanied by a pink Moscato of which the drivers among the group had a wine tasting sample only.  Another great day, the benchmark is now set even higher, and we wait to see what Sir Les of Bleak House will have in store for us next month.
Tiffin for the GOMAs

The Ancient One listens attentively

Sir Les contemplates the points Ann is making

R2E about to pose a question

Ann serves our Indian feast

Neil proves he knows how to wash up

Using this outhouse was not compulsory

The Ancient One makes a new friend


Ann's enormous dogs were friendly (but kept a wary eye on us intruders)

Leave some water in the trough for the livestock, dog.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Lavender lovelies

Lavender Patchwork at Chinchilla sent some quilts for machine quilting with the budget range of e2e machine quilting patterns - first 2 below.  The top quilt is being quilted with the Debs Swirls pattern designed by Deb Geissler.
 


Lynne from Toowoomba brought us this quilt (above) after meeting us at Toowoomba Quilt Exhibition last week.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Budget quilting from Toowoomba

Jan from Toowoomba chose the budget I Love it Trailing Hearts pattern for this quilt

Lynette from Toowoomba chose the budget meaner pattern for this quilt

Sunny quilt from Mitchell

Here's a bright sunny quilt from Lorraine in Mitchell. It is being quilted with the petal power e2e machine quilting pattern in a lemon yellow thread.  The yellow Caribbean backing supplied by KoolKat Quilting.

Carnival of Flowers - Queen's Park and Laurel Bank Park








Wednesday, September 24, 2014

KoolKat Budget Quilting pattern range expanded

From today the Loop-d-loop and Ribbon Candy edge-to-edge machine quilting patterns have been added to KoolKat's budget quilting range.  There are also some new patterns added today.  To see the new catalogue, go to
Margaret from Roma is having this applique quilt done with the Loop-d-Loop e2e machine quilting pattern designed by Deb Geissler.

One of 2 quilts from Narelle from Bollon.  This Japanese crane themed quilt is being quilted with the Yin Tang e2e pattern designed by Hermione Agee. Red Monaco backing supplied by KoolKat Quilting.

Robyn from Geham is having this quilt done in the Clover e2e pattern.  Pink spray paint backing supplied by KoolKat Quilting.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Wedding bells in Ipswich

Jenny from Ipswich sent us a king size quilt that will be a wedding present.  She also asked for an embroidered label which is a specialty of KoolKat Quilting.  This is being quilted in the ribbon candy e2e machine quilting pattern, while the owl quilt is being quilted in the loop-d-loop machine quilting pattern.



Monday, September 22, 2014

Karli's quilt

Sandra from Toowoomba brought Karli's quilt yesterday to us at the KoolKat stand at Toowoomba Quilt Exhibition.   Geoff has it on the long arm quilting machine today and it is being quilted in the hearts and swirls e2e machine quilting pattern in a lemon yellow thread.

From Sherwood to Toowoomba

Judy from Sherwood, Brisbane sent this king size quilt for which we selected the paisley playtime e2e machine quilting pattern in a golden brown thread

Judy also send this small quilt which is being quilted in the starlight e2e machine quilting pattern

Friday, September 19, 2014

Tie a ribbon round the sashiko


Here's another sashiko quilt from our good friends Sue and Colleen of Indigo Niche (www.indigoniche.com).  We are quilting this dark navy quilt with a matching thread that does not affect the sashiko.  KoolKat Quilting used the ribbon candy e2e machine quilting pattern designed by Todd Brown of Legacy Quilting.  Indigo Niche has a stall near ours at the Toowoomba Quilt Exhibition at the Salo centre in Rome Street which opens today at 9am.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thursday KoolKats

Chris from the Thursday KoolKats which meet at Kathy's studio, brought this quilt today which is being quilted in the Paisley Playtime e2e machine quilting pattern.

Lisa, another Thursday KoolKat, brought us this pretty batik quilt made using fabrics supplied by KoolKat Quilting.

More projects in KoolKat's workshop program

Kathy of KoolKat has released next year's workshop program which she can bring to your club or group location.  The KoolKats love travelling, and this year we visited clubs as diverse as Peachester and Quilpie.  Today we set up our stand at Toowoomba Quilt Exhibition at the Salo centre in Rome Street and the show runs from tomorrow (Saturday) until next Friday (26/9).  Kathy will demonstrate the Strip Therapy and Rag Rug making projects at different times at the KoolKat stand, and you can find out more about the KoolKat Workshop in the Latest News section on our home page at www.koolkatquilting.com.au
 
 
Bali Spice is of the new projects offered in 2015 KoolKat Quilting workshop program.  It is based on one of Kathy's original quilt patterns

Slices of Spice (above and below) is another project offered in the 2015 KoolKat Quilting workshop program. Slices of Spice is another of Kathy Adams's original quilt patterns.


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A well-travelled quilt

Trina's quilt all the way from Croydon, Victoria.  It is being quilted in the budget leaf meander e2e machine quilting pattern

Chenille bag project on next year's KoolKat Quilting workshop program.

Chenille bag making is one of the projects that will be available from Kathy Adams in next year's program of KoolKat Quilting workshops. Kathy will be demonstrating strip therapy, another project, at the KoolKat stall at Toowoomba Quilt Exhibition next week at the Salo Centre in Rome Street. To find out more about the workshop program which KoolKat Quilting can hold at your club or group location, see us at our stall from this Saturday or go to the Latest News section at the top of our home page at www.koolkatquilting.com.au  
 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Strip Therapy at KoolKat

Kathy of KoolKat Quilting will be demonstrating strip therapy at the KoolKat stall at Toowoomba Quilt Exhibition next week at the Salo Centre in Rome Street. This is a stash busting workshop for quilters using fabric strips, not human strips.  Strip Therapy is one of the workshop topics available in KoolKat's 2015 workshop program which has been released today.  Just go to the Latest News section at the top of our home page at www.koolkatquilting.com.au
Strip Therapy is one of the new KoolKat workshops offered in 2015.

Great specials at the KoolKat stand at Toowomba Quilt Show

Check out the KoolKat Quilting stand at Toowoomba Quilt Exhibition starting this Saturday at the Salo Centre, Rome Street, behind St Ursula's College.  This year we will be displaying our range of wide quilt backings at the special price of $25 per metre (normally $32/m).  KoolKat Quilting specialises in 7 day edge-to-edge machine quilting, most quilts are completed in 24-48 hours on our 2 computerised Gammill-Statler long arm quilting machines.  Established over for over a decade, KoolKat has customers Australia-wide: from Kangaroo Island to Kununurra and Melbourne to Mount Isa.  Mail order is our specialty, and customers enjoy our free and reliable delivery service.  We appreciate our rural customers - many quilters from south-western Queensland visit Toowoomba for business and personal reasons and bring their quilt tops to us, confident in the knowledge they will be able to return home with their completed quilts.  Kathy's original quilt pattern designs and wide teaching experience in our region, are just part of the range of products and services that will be on display at Toowoomba Quilt Exhibition next week.
 
Kym from Toowoomba brought us this lap quilt today which is being quilted in the Happy Times e2e machine quilting pattern in a watermelon pink thread.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Toowoomba Quilt Show starts this Saturday!

Don't forget to come and see Toowoomba Quilt Exhibition at the Salo Centre, Rome Street starting this Saturday and running until Friday Sept 26.  This event happens every year during Toowoomba's annual Carnival of Flowers. This year is a 30 retrospective for Toowoomba Quilters Inc. KoolKat Quilting will be one of the vendors at the quilt show, so come along and say hello! After you've seen the Toowoomba quilt show there are also quilt shows at Highfields and Fairholme College - just ask at reception for more details.
 
Merryl's quilt being quilted in the Plush e2e machine quilting pattern in red thread.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

King Size surprise

Ann from the Hiwinds Road walking group in Toowoomba brought us this king size stained glass design quilt this afternoon.  Ann chose the budget meander e2e machine quilting pattern using a charcoal thread.

The second of Miranda from Bollon's quilts being quilted in the Deb's feathers pattern designed by Deb Geissler.

Hello to our customers at Laidley

Betty from Prenzlau gave this quilt top to Kathy at the KoolKat Quilting stall at Laidley Craft Show yesterday. Geoff is quilting it today using the Jasmine e2e machine quilting pattern designed by Hermione Agee.

One of 2 quilts from Miranda at Bollon arrived today and will be ready for her to collect when she visits Toowoomba next week.  Here we are using the Fireflies e2e machine quilting pattern designed by Hermione Agee.

Come and see us at the quilt shows this month.


Come and see our stand at the Laidley Uniting Quilt Expo at the Uniting Church Hall, Patrick Street, during the Laidley Spring Carnival today and tomorrow.  Also, starting Saturday 20th, is the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers annual event featuring the Toowoomba Quilt Exhibition at the Salo Centre, Rome Street, Toowoomba. Highlights include a 30 year retrospective of quilts.  Meantime, our machine quilting service continues to provide 7 day edge-to-edge machine quilting for customers across the country.  See what our customers say at


 

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Quilts from up and down the coast arrive at KoolKat

Jan's quilt from Mackay Harbour is suited to a feathers pattern as it has fabrics which are not "busy". Here we used the Frisky Feathers e2e machine quilting pattern designed by Hermione Agee.

Sandra from Carrum Downs in Victoria needed this quilt done quickly.  We chose the Happy Times e2e machine quilting pattern