Welcome to the CWA Queensland Piecemakers blog. Here you will find interesting information about events, past and present of CWA Piecemakers groups throughout Queensland.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015


There are still a couple of places for the workshop at Ruth Fairfax House, Gregory Terrace. It is from 21-22 March and you will learn to make your own fabulous fabric.

The poster shows more details. Contact Bev 3202 6436 soon to book the registration form is not attached so please call Bev.

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The challenge for 2015 is to make a small item for a child. The poster below shows how well the colours of beetroot work together. A boy's quilt could be predominantly green with some burgundy - let your imagination go and see what you can do! The winner is chosen by viewer's vote.

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Colour at Conference

The Challenge to make something for the kitchen featuring citrus was very well supported with 44 entries. Citrus was the Primary Product to study this year and the bright colours made a very colourful display. There were aprons, casserole carriers, table runners & mats and even a recipe book. A wallhanging featuring a lemon tree was the 'Viewer's Choice'. It was made by Eileen Kenneck.

The winning item made by Eileen

A few of the entries making a bright display

Monday, October 13, 2014

Piecemakers at Conference

If you are in Ipswich 28-30 October call in to the Civic Centre and see the patchwork display.


Join us at Ruth fairfax House and make something special for Christmas. There will be a variety of patterns for you to chose from. Mix them up or make them identical, use jazzy colours or be traditional. The choice is yours.

Thursday, June 19, 2014


Workshop weekends have been booked for 2015 at RFH on Gregory (Ruth Fairfax House, Gregory Terrace, Brisbane).

March 21 & 22 will be just when the craft show is on so combine the two while you are in Brisbane.

November 14 & 15  will be a chance to do something lovely for Christmas.

NOVEMBER 15 & 16, 2014, another workshop is booked and will probably be about stars.


At the recent workshop held at RFH in Brisbane a variety of colourful rolls of pre-cut fabric were put on tables. Two days later these strips were forming quilt tops and were almost ready to quilt.
The beginners class was an exercise in accurate cutting and sewing whereas the advanced class was very challenging - there was quite a bit of rearranging of strips.

 Everyone had their own table and there was plenty of room for ironing.
 Discussion on the placing of blocks in the advanced class
 Pretty colours for a new baby in the beginners class
 Margaret with her sunshine coloured strips.
 Hoping they have it sorted...at last
Bernie brought this magnificent quilt for show & tell.