Winner - Lynne Tye for her quilt called "Big Little Stars"
Sponsored by Mr. Stephen Bennett M.P. Member for Burnett
AGNES WATER QUILTING & TEXTILES GROUP
The Agnes Water Quilters Groups, originally “Busy Bees” has been an integral part of the local Community for 30+ years with the Group experiencing many changes in both quilting and needlecraft over the years. These include fabric designs, modern quilting techniques, equipment and trends. Many from the group have moved on while new members have come along binging fresh ideas and methods to challenge us.
The Group has adapted and although the numbers in our Group is small at the moment, it has not changed the enthusiasm within the group, which can be witnessed at the annual Quilt Show held in conjunction with the 1770 Art Show in May.
Throughout the years the Group has been involved in many fundraising projects for various local organisations and individuals with the community.
If you would like to learn more about our group please contact Karen 0417 106 884
or come and meet the quilters at the SES Shed, Thursday 9.30am.
The CAR QUILT is back for the 2022 Show
The Quilters during 2020 hadn’t met as a group due to Covid but in October 2020 we finally got together. The Show was going ahead for 2021 and Karen thought a Car Quilt was a great idea for us to tackle as we probably had heaps of Quilt blocks sitting around our sewing rooms waiting for just this idea. Seemed like an great idea...
We needed a car so Karen offered her ISUZU wagon… we never gave it a thought at the time that this was the biggest car in the car park…. After we began joining all the blocks that came in, we measured the car. We needed the car quilt to be at least 22 feet long x 18 feet wide (quilters work in old measurement). This quilt just kept growing and growing.
Chris Dixon offered to do the windscreen. WOW, it made the quilt. Chris has put so much detail in this piece even down to the seat belt straps. There has been so many hands working on this endeavour and thanks to Margaret Dawson, Karen Thompson, Lorna Chambers, Min Matthews, Loz Lees, Gwen Shields, Stacy Biller, Chris Dixon, Michelle Borbas, Michelle Edwards, and Lynne Tye … it is finally finished.
All our personalities can be seen through the blocks that we gave and pieced into this quilt reflecting our Group…. BIG, BRIGHT AND PLAYFUL.
During the month of May up to and including the Quilt and Art Show, keep a look out for the BIG QUILTED CAR there is bound to be a quilter or 2 selling tickets nearby.
Just a word if anyone else is wanting to try this idea…
PICK THE SMALLEST CAR IN THE CAR PARK
Late last year it was decided that the Quilters needed something extraordinary to advertise our annual QUILT SHOW, and it’s back for the 2022, May 19th – May 22rd 2021 at the Agnes Water “OLD” Community Hall.
Last year the group made the 18” x 22” quilted car quilt to advertise the Agnes Water Quilt Group’s Show and this was such a success that it is once again going to be out and about advertising the location of the Show and on display leading up to the Quilt Show at various spots where “Raffle Tickets” are being sold. . The Quilters each year make a quilt that is raffled with proceeds going to a designated local Community Organisation that is usually run by volunteers.
Sorry the huge Car Quilt is not the raffle prize…