CONGRATULATIONS: Fay Suley from the Toowoomba Quilters club, proudly stands with her 'Viewers Choice' winning quilt, titled - Under the Australian Sun.
CONGRATULATIONS: Fay Suley from the Toowoomba Quilters club, proudly stands with her 'Viewers Choice' winning quilt, titled - Under the Australian Sun.

Group guide: Toowoomba


TOOWOOMBA Choral Society Choir is presenting their Christmas Cabaret at Choral Hall, Cnr Raff & Bridge Sts Toowoomba. There will be two performances on Saturday, December 1 at 7 pm, and Sunday, Dececember 2 at 2 pm. Bookings are essential. Tables of 8 or individual bookings are welcome at a cost of $20 per person.

Complimentary cheese platters will be provided at each table. Extra platters and drinks can be purchased at the bar. Lucky Door prizes and Multi-Draw Raffle. Enjoy a few hours of fun and entertainment with friends or family. For tickets phone Leona on 0427 690 558 or email


THE Toowoomba Quilters Club staged a successful 'All Quilts Bright and Beautiful' Quilt Exhibition at the Salo Centre, Rome St, in September, with over 180 quilts on show, including 27 Art Quilts, eligible for Viewers Choice votes.

The four winners of the Viewers' Choice awards were Fay Suley's quilt 'Under the Australian Sun' in first place, followed by Bernadette Whitelegg's quilt featuring hand embroidered crinoline ladies blocks with a striking mauve and white border. Third place Viewers Choice award went to Elsie Portch for her quilt using heirloom doileys, with fourth place won by Robyn Ginn's hand appliquéd and hand-quilted Bible Stories quilt. Congratulations to the Viewers' Choice winners and to all Club members who exhibited their quilts this year.

Visitors came from as far away as Ireland, England, Kenya and all parts of Australia to join Queenslanders and locals to be inspired by the week-long Quilt Exhibition event. Also on display were many Community Quilts made by dedicated and inspired members using donated fabrics for our community in need. Demonstrations of patchwork and quilting techniques were enjoyed by visitors. Preparations have already begun for next year's Quilt Exhibition. Keep an eye on TQ's Facebook page: TQClubandexhibition for details.



Garden City - Toowoomba

THE final meeting in 2018 for Garden City Branch of NSA is on Monday, November 19 at Drayton Bowls Club, cnr Ball and Gipps Street at 9.30am. As is customary at the last meeting of the year we ask some of our own members to share a small snippet of their own lives instead of an invited guest speaker.

This is a fun morning with a sing-along to some well known tunes on the accordion as well as the left/right game. All members are invited to attend the Christmas Party at the Bowls Club on Monday, December 3. For more information phone Hazel on (07) 4635 4519.


WE WILL be holding our annual Christmas Carols on Sunday, November 25 from 5pm-7pm. The location will be on the Hospice lawns, corner of 5th Avenue and O'Quinn St Harristown. A Hospice Christmas Craft Stall, Christmas Raffle, Food, Drinks and Ice-creams will be on sale plus free face painting for the kids.

Bring a blanket/chair and sing carols for a couple of hours with the wonderful Toowoomba Municipal Band & High Altitude Harmony. There will be a special visit from Santa so bring the kids and help the Toowoomba Hospice celebrate Christmas.



Made Under the Stars

Is the ultimate twilight shopping experience with unique gifts from more than 50 selected local artisans - the perfect opportunity to get your Christmas shopping done early. There is live music and the opportunity to browse quality products, with a glass of wine in hand, and chat directly with the people who made these quality products on Thursday, November 22 from 4pm-8pm. Entry is Free. All weather venue.


Hands On Workshops

Discover your inner artisan at one of our renowned Hands on Workshops. Experience the satisfaction of learning a traditional skill and creating something beautiful and functional by hand. Classes are small to ensure you receive all the assistance you need to complete the project from our expert artisans. Plus you will enjoy delicious refreshments prepared in Cobb's Coffee Shop. Choose your workshop and book online now or contact Cobb+Co Museum.

Please email inquiries@cobb or phone (07) 4659 4900 for any queries. We are close to Toowoomba's iconic Queens Park, at 27 Lindsay Street, Toowoomba.

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