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.

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

"Square Candy" Workshop

Quilt Academy held the "Square Candy " workshop this Saturday. Hanlie Burger shared a simple method to create a beautiful quilt with a block that looks like a square in a square. All the ladies enjoyed making their blocks . There were so many different colour combinations. Some of us used Batiks and Amafu dyed fabrics while others used florals , stripes, darks and brights. One quilter actually bought some fabric from a friend at the course because it was one of the colours she was using in her quilt.

The best news of all is that we had TWO little quilters both under the age of 12 at the workshop. They were Navashthra Ramadu and Kelsey De Rose.
Navashthra is Vijay Ramadu's granddaughter and Kelsey is Twig's daughter.


These are my blocks. I cannot believe I've already made 42 blocks, I couldn't  stop making them. Now I need more batik fabrics!!!! Waiting for the next Kwazulu Natal Quilters meeting to shop , shop , shop!! 

Hanlie is  a soft spoken , pleasant teacher who was so willing so share tips and tricks to make sure we completed our blocks.

At lunch time Thavi provided meals for the ladies. Vegetable lasagna and Chicken a la King were on the menu.
We really enjoyed this workshop.