Welcome to the blogsite of the Tollgate Quilters Guild based in Durban KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

We are a diverse group with a variety of experience and quilting related interests and it is hoped that this will come through in the postings. This blog will feature different guild members commenting on their favourite quilty subjects and we hope that you will enjoy the variety of opinions expressed.

We encourage comment and debate but please note that this blog is moderated.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Heart quilts and the Greyville Show

It's been a while since I- or anyone -has had the time to put anything up on this blog. I've been travelling around South Africa during the last three weeks and the other two contributors have been busy in their respective fields.

Be that as it may, we have the Greyville Race Course hobby show at the end of March and we have chosen the theme of Hearts for it. Beth Barkus was instrumental in asking all the Tollgate Guild members to provide small felt hearts - either in Brooch form or in bookmark form and I understand that we have quite a collection for the show! Many thanks to Beth for organising this and to the members for comming forward with these hearts.

Now for the important part: If you are a member of Tollgate Quilters Guild or for that matter a member of another local guild and you have a heart quilt available, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE could we borrow it for the show? I promise that we will take really good care of it. Please contact me at admin@amafu.co.za if you need more information. I will be at the KZN Quilters Guild meeting on 3rd March if you would like to drop off your quilts with me there.

We have at least 10 stands to fill with quilts and we would love to have your quilt there.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Magic Needle- Topstitch needle

You just HAVE to watch this video! it will change your life This is an updated section from Superior Threads Bob Purcell's Thread Lecture. There is a huge amount of information here about needles which you wont want to miss.