Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Greens and blues at KoolKat


Allyson from Ipswich sent this striking green batik quilt. She asked for a fern design so we chose the Fern Gully e2e machine quilting pattern.

Margaret from Gracemere sent this navy blue quilt and asked for design suitable for a male. We used the Techno e2e machine quilting pattern designed by Hermione Agee

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Chris's quilt completes a busy week at KoolKat

Chris from Toowoomba is having this quilt done in grey thread using the paisley playtime edge-to-edge machine quilting pattern.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Rapid turnaround means quilters from afar can take their quilts home

Johnelle from St George brought us two quilt tops today while she was visiting Toowoomba on family business.  KoolKat's rapid turnaround time means she will take her completed quilts home with her.  We also performed this service for Joan from Injune this week who dropped off her quilt and that of a neighbour while she and her family were visiting Toowoomba for medical reasons.
Johenlle's quilt being quilted in the budget I Love It e2e machine quilting pattern

Johnelle's second quilt being quilted in the budget meander e2e machine quilting pattern.

KoolKat at the shows


The KoolKats will be holding their annual stalls at Laidley and Toowoomba this month.
We will be at Laidley in the Uniting Church Hall, Patrick Street  next Thursday, Friday and Saturday (11-13 September).  The quilt show is part of Laidley Spring Festival.
http://www.lockyervalley.qld.gov.au/news-events/news/1231-full-steam-ahead-for-laidley-spring-festival On the following week, we will be one of the selected vendors at the annual Toowoomba Quilt Exhibition held at the Salo Centre, Rome Street behind St Ursula's College.  This event is part of Carnival of Flowers week (20-26 September).
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Our machine quilting service, on-line store and eBay store will continue as usual, but please ring if you intend visiting this month.
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Monday, September 01, 2014

Toowoomba quilters race to finish their quilts for annual quilt exhibition

Members of Toowoomba Quilters - it's not too late to take advantage of the KoolKat Quilting special machine quilting offer which is our way of saying thank you for your support and wishing all involved the best for this month's annual quilt exhibition at the Salo Centre, Rome Street, Toowoomba during Carnival of Flowers week.
Cora's quilt

Ruth's quilt

Sneezin' Season

 

It is Sneezin' Season at Chez KoolKat this month as recent rain encourages spring flowering in local gardens.  Toowoomba celebrates Spring with its annual Carnival of Flowers September 20-7, and don't forget the quilt show at the Salo Centre, Rome Street, Toowoomba.  

Jasmine flowering and setting off our hay fever

May bush (white flowers) are a feature of spring gardens in Toowoomba

Springing into action at KoolKat

Glenda from Toowoomba brought us this nautical themed quilt

Jan from Quilpie sent us this colourful quilt

This quilt from Molly of Roma gave us the opportunity to use the Jasmine e2e machine quilting pattern, one of the new KoolKat patterns designed by Hermione Agee

All from Stirling in WA, this king size quilt sent by Rose is being quilted in the budget I Love It trailing hearts pattern

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Quilts from the Isa

Helen from Mount Isa sent us two quilts which arrived today.  The bottom quilt was just perfect for our recently acquired Clover edge-to-edge all quilting pattern designed by Hermione Agee.  Our new patterns can be seen at
The top quilt was quilted in the Alfresco e2e pattern, another of Hermione's designs.
 


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

New machine quilting patterns now available at KoolKat Quilting

KoolKat has added some new edge-to-edge machine quilting patterns designed by Hermione Agee, Deb Geissler and Tod Brown to our 2014 catalogue (second page).  You can see these here
 
 
Carol from Toowoomba chose the new KoolKat e2e machine quilting pattern, Daisy Chain for this striking batik quilt.


Quilts from down south arrive at KoolKat

Andrea from Warrnambool chose the triloba e2e machine quilting pattern for this quilt, while Christine from Sydney chose the dragonflies e2e machine quilting pattern (bottom quilt).  KoolKat Quilting specialises in mail order and fast 7 day turnaround and delivery across the country for edge-to-edge machine quilting.



Monday, August 25, 2014

Toowoomba Quilters getting ready for next month's exhibition

Linda from Toowoomba Quilters Inc took advantage of the special KoolKat offer ahead of the Toowoomba Quilt Exhibition next month.  If you are a Toowoomba Quilter, time is running out!

Tumbling bears roll to Sydney

This is Rosalie from Sydney's quilt featuring bears.  KoolKat Quilting chose the Tumbling Bears edge-to-edge machine quilting pattern for this quilt in a dark cream thread.
 


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Quilt basting service from KoolKat


Olivia from Roma asked us to baste this quilt so that she could finish the quilt herself.  We use a basic meander e2e machine quilting pattern set at 4 stitches per inch for this work.  Olivia will be able to remove these stitches easily as she completes her own quilting.  Basting is cost-effective way of temporarily joining the 3 layers together of a quilt to allow ease of handling when quilting by hand or domestic machine.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Quilts from around the region

Janette from Roma with a "Bugs in Bottles" quilt.

A pretty rose themed quilt from Liane of Bouldercombe being quilted in the Just Roses e2e machine quilting pattern


Loretta from Toowoomba Quilters with one of a pair of quilts.

Quilt Police on the Prowl

Positions Vacant: Quilt Police.  Must be expert in all fields of quiltmaking, willing to travel and critique at quilt shows and gatherings....Further training not necessary as you already know everything.  To apply: buy your copy of Australian Patchwork and Quilting Vol 24 No 1 for details in Kathy Adams's latest article.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Stars feature in today's quilts.

A varied set of quilts on the machines today. Jan from Crow's Nest sent the top quilt which we quilted in the Starlight e2e machine quilting pattern designed by Hermione Agee.  This middle quilt came from Liane of Bouldercombe and is based on Kathy's "Fastest Ever Quilt" pattern while the bottom quilt is from Barbara of Ravensbourne, also being quilted in the Starlight pattern.
 




On top of the mountain

Thank you Mountain Quilters of Peachester for asking Kathy to take her Bali Butterfly workshop with members of your club at the Peachester Hall today.
 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Toowoomba Quilters Inc members get ready for quilt show

Toowoomba quilt club members Lyn and Diane took advantage of the KoolKat Quilting offer for club members prior to next month's Toowoomba Quilt Exhibition. Lyn's quilt (bottom) will be a wedding gift and is being quilted in the Bush Berries e2e machine quilting pattern in a white thread.
 


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Quilts from cotton country

Diane from Cecil Plains, a cotton growing area west of Toowoomba, brought us several quilts.  The first is being quilted with the Sun Scallops e2e machine quilting pattern, and the batik quilt further below, in the Fern Gully e2e machine quilting pattern at KoolKat Quilting.


The aviary is a must at Maleny Botanical Gardens