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.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Tollgate Quilters Guild Facebook Page

Please note that as of today the Tollgate Quilters Guild Facebook page is closed as a result of a lack of interest on the part of the members.

I will give this blog another thee months and if there is no movement on this blog, I will either hand it over to someone else to run or close it down.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Quilt Patterns

Since Blogger won't allow me to post quilt patterns in PDF format on these blogs, I have taken to posting them in the Tollgate Quilters Guild Facebook page.
Please feel free to mosey along there and download them if you like them.

Here is the address:


Friday, April 4, 2014


We all like free things and quilters are no different to anyone else.

 How would you like some free magazines that won't clutter up your sewing room and where you need only download the pages you want?

How many of our members know that there are free magazines to be had all over the internet? Have you bothered to look?

Here is one:
On Line Quilt Magazine

There is a paid version as well but the free version has some interesting articles, quilt patterns and reviews- not to mention the odd recipe or two.

Then I looked on ISSUU ( the same place where our Kzn Quilters Guild newsletter resides) and found dozens of FREE quilting magazines, including some we will never see here in South Africa.

Try the Fons and Porter " Block Buster" or "Down Under Quilting" or a host of others.

All you need to do is put "quilting" into the search bar and they will all come up. Even better, if you sign up with  ISSUU.com  , you can create your own bookshelf  and retain the magazines for reading later or to come back to. If you sign up , they are also downloadable and printable.


Type in "quilting" and PRESS YOUR ENTER KEY! Don't press the little X in the right hand corner of the bar.

Go take a look - you will be pleasantly surprised at what is out there in the big wide world of the Net.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Quilt Addicts Annonymous

I found this rather interesting blog recently. You might enjoy it so please feel free to take a look:

Quilt Addicts Anonymous

There are quite a few tutorials here which I think will be useful to many of us, especially our newer members. 

It led me on to :

 Quiltscapes  which is another blog  with loads of tutorials, patterns and projects.

One project that caught my eye was the portable design board which every quilter should have.

Here is the link:


Sunday, January 12, 2014

Clever Idea

Here is such a clever idea to keep other family members from using your favourite scissors:

Keep your scissors safe