Thursday, January 29, 2015

Glenda livens up the day

Glenda from Toowoomba dropped in today with two quilts.  Glenda was her normal bright, bubbly self and certainly livened up our day.  She has chosen the clover e2e and budget meander e2e machine quilting patterns for these quilts.

Monday, January 26, 2015

The Power of Positive Referrals

The first quilt from Jennine of Toowoomba and the middle quilt from Robyn in Victoria demonstrate the power of referrals in bringing new customers to KoolKat.  Thank you those existing KoolKats who referred their friends to us.  Jennine chose the budget leaf meander, while Robyn is having the Stars and Loops e2e machine quilting pattern. Last but not least, we welcome back Trish of Toowoomba who made the bottom quilt for her grand-daughter. Trish chose the Nautilus pattern for her quilt.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Kaffe Fassett remains popular

Allyson from Ipswich's Kaffe Fassett quilt below is one of two we received this week,  It is being quilted in orange thread using the clover e2e machine quilting pattern.  We usually team these with a batik backing.  Allyson's second quilt is being quilted in the I Love It trailing hearts pattern in a olive green thread.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Some quilt therapy

These are quilting workshop samples from Jan Phillips of Quilt Therapy in Brisbane.  Jan  runs quilting workshops and hold retreats, and you can see her program below.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Bali Butterflies

Janet Davies Bali Butterfly purchased as a kit from KoolKat Quilting at Toowoomba Quilt Show.  This is a pattern designed by Kathy Adams.

Marie Murray Bali Butterfly purchased as a kit from KoolKat Quilting at a KoolKat Quilting workshop held at Surat last year.  This is a pattern designed by Kathy Adams.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Cancer research quilts

An interesting mix of quilts today.  Firstly two quilts from Glen Aplin branch of the QCWA to raise funds for the McGrath Foundation for breast cancer, and an oriental quilt from Liane at Bouldercombe.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Quilts from Brisbane and Gold Coast

First time customer Cheryl from Parkwood near Southport on Queensland's Gold Coast sent us the quilt immediately below which is being quilted with the budget meander e2e machine quilting pattern.  Maria from Coorparoo, Brisbane sent the other quilt which is being quilted with the apple blossom e2e machine quilting pattern.

Monday, January 05, 2015

Don't be deceived, 6 quilts received

Carol from Deception Bay arrived yesterday with part of her quilting student group and brought us these six quilts.  They chose patterns from the budget machine quilting range.

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Quilting vouchers and quilts

Hello everyone, we have started work in the KoolKat Quilting studio today.  Starting today and continuing during the week, we are also emailing this year's machine quilting vouchers to customers who gave us $200+ of quilting business during 2014.  Meanwhile, the year is off to a quilting start with a quilt from Tricia of Wallumbilla being quilted in the chicken-

wire e2e machine quilting pattern and a quilt from Ali at Engadine, NSW which is being quilted in the Yin Yang e2e pattern.

Tricia's quilt

Ali's quilt

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas quilt from Highfields

 This is Jendi's quilt from Highfields.  It is a Christmas gift and is being quilted in the Paisley Playtime e2e machine quilting pattern.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Batik quilt from Boonah

This is Jo's quilt from Boonah.  Jo made this quilt using fabrics and the Bali Magic pattern designed by Kathy of KoolKat, which she purchased from the KoolKat stand at Boonah quilt show earlier this year.

Equine themed quilt leads the quilts under way today at KoolKat


Margaret's horse-themed quilt from Mundubbera is being quilted with the Plush e2e machine quilting pattern

This is a child's quilt made by Julie from Toowoomba. She asked for the Bush Berries e2e machine quilting pattern on this quilt.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

From north and west, final quilts for the KoolKat year start to arrive

Janette from Roma sent this quilt which is being quilted with the paisley playtime e2e machine quilting pattern.

Mary from Wandal, Rockhampton sent this quilt.  She asked for the budget I love it trailing hearts e2e pattern.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Thursday KoolKats

The Thursday KoolKats Club, Kathy's quilting group which met at her studio on most Thursdays, held their break-up meeting for 2014 this week.  Kathy has decided to step up her creative projects next year and as a result meetings of the Thursday KoolKats are suspended for 2015.  However, Kathy will be planning a series of quilting workshops to be held at her studio, details will be announced next year.  KoolKat Quilting is taking bookings for next year's series of travelling workshops, and hope that recent rain is bringing some joy to the parched areas we visited this year.  Details of the workshop program can be seen below.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Striking white quilt

This white quilt from Julia at Karana Downs is being quilted  in a meander e2e machine quilting pattern in white thread.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Quilts from the coast to the Darling Downs

The first two quilts are from Ann of Forest Lake, Brisbane, while the pink quilt is from Lyndell of Tara and the purple quilt is another from Sandy of Highfields.

Roseleaves e2e machine quilting pattern

Sunday, December 07, 2014

A quilt from the high country

Amanda from Highfields had this quilt delivered today. It is for her son aged in his early 20s, and she suggested a range of patterns that were "not floral".  We picked the clouds e2e machine quilting pattern and used a sky blue thread.

Quilts from nearby and far away

Andrea from Warrnambool sent this quilt which is being quilted in the techno e2e machine quilting pattern

Jan from Highfields has chosen roseleaves e2e pattern for this quilt

Leanne from Blue Mountain Heights is having Debs Swirls on this quilt.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

A quilt from just down the road

This is a quilt from just down the road from Glynis of Blue Mountain Heights.  It is being quilted in the roseleaves e2e machine quilting pattern in  a pale pink thread.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Quilts from far and wide at KoolKat

This pretty pink quilt is from Jilly of Croydon, NSW and is being quilted in the budget I Love It trailing hearts edge-to-edge machine quilting pattern.  Below this are 2 pillow covers from Jo of Rosewood, the other part of the bed quilt set quilted yesterday. The bottom quilt comes from Jodie of Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, and is being quilted in the Jasmine e2e machine quilting pattern.

Monday, December 01, 2014

Our quilting tasks today

The first three are small quilts are from Eve at Roma.  Eve asked for budget e2e machine quilting patterns, and with her savings, she asked KoolKat to attach binding to one side only (for later hand-sewing) of her quilts.

This is the bed part of a bed quilt and pillows set sent by Jo from Rosewood.  They are being quilted with the paisley playtime e2e machine quilting pattern.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Brillant colours in Kaffe Fassett quilts

Kaffe Fassett fabrics seem to be everywhere at the moment, as this quilt from Judy of Sherwood in Brisbane shows.  It is being quilted in the Petal Power e2e machine quilting pattern in an aqua thread.

Do you have last minute quilts to be quilted for Christmas?

Got quilts you need done before Christmas?  KoolKat completes most edge-to-edge quilting jobs in 24-48 hours and will be taking quilt orders up to Friday December 19.  We open again on January 5. KoolKat has been building a new look website which is now live.  It is the same as the old website, just without the ".au" on the end.  Let us know what you think of the new site, and any suggestions for how it might be improved. We will be keeping the previous site, and eventually there will be an automatic redirection to the new site.   There will be changes to our machine quilting vouchers for next year. Firstly, rising postage costs has meant these will be emailed in early January, and posted only where there is no alternative.  Secondly, If you haven't done so already, spend a minimum of $200 on machine quilting between now and December 19, and you will receive a $50 edge to edge machine quilting voucher for next year.

Kathy & Geoff Adams, KoolKat Quilting
PH 07 4696 8746, International (617) 4696 8746.
 Mail: Reply Paid 18, PO Box 18, Harlaxton, Q 4350
Studio: 7 Crestview Crescent, Blue Mountain Heights, Toowoomba, Q 4350.
 Quilters! – Over 10 years machine quilting service. 7 day e2e machine quilting. Free delivery to and from KoolKat within Australia.  Please use our Reply Paid address above to send quilts free of charge.  Completed quilts returned free by Aust. Post with on-line tracking & insured to value of quilting.  Embroidered quilt labels, backings, wadding, original quilt patterns by Kathy Adams also available.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Sunday quilts at KoolKat

We don't normally work on Sundays, but it made sense as tomorrow is set aside for machine maintenance and repair.  One never turns down a booking for sewing machine maintenance person.  The top quilt is the third large quilt from Christina of Toowoomba and it is being quilted in the budget I Love It trailing hearts e2e machine quilting pattern, as is the quilt from Sandy of Toowoomba further below.  Sandy often requests labels for her quilts and two of these are also featured below.