Toowoomba

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We arrived in Toowoomba just in time to attend church. Today we attended the Reformed Church. We have some association with the Reformed Churches of Australia with Rob having grown up in the Reformed Church in both Orange and Wollongong.


Being a relatively small and a very much family orientated denomination, we know many people right across the majority of the churches in Australia. If we don’t know someone in that church ourselves, we will come across someone who is related to someone we know and vice versa, they’ll know at least one of Rob’s relatives. This makes it very easy to assimilate and it opens doors of hospitality.


Toowoomba Gardens
We were invited to lunch with a couple that we knew from years back and from this we were invited to stay overnight in their driveway. It was great to catch up with John & Helen and do lots of reminiscing. Just as we were about to leave, Helen has a visitor whom we recognized, our wedding photographer who is also the sister of our best man at our wedding, so of course we had to delay our leave taking. We had also been invited to lunch before leaving Toowoomba by another couple from our past, or was it that we invited ourselves??? Anyway Liz is a sister to my husband’s cousin and as I said earlier, there is often a family connection somewhere. I actually like this as I come from a very fragmented family and grew up as a only child until my mother married when I was 8 and then my half sister was born. So to have this family connection is a big part of what clicked with me when I joined this church and denomination.

Toowoomba City of Flowers


I have since learnt that mostly it doesn’t really matter which church or domination I attend, that I am with a family of believers.


Sorry, we were so wrapped in visiting friends and it was not our first visit to Toowoomba, I didn’t think to take any photos of the town. It is beautiful with lots of flowering Jacarandas in evidence as well as lots of spring flowering plants including numerous roses. None of these photos were by myself. Credit given accordingly.


Altar Quilt photo by Helen Moes
The quilt in the photo can be seen at the Toowoomba Reformed Church. It is absolutely marvellous and was designed made by the ladies of the church themselves.  It is a marvellous blend of various applique techniques as well as embroidery. I would have loved to have had the opportunity to meet the designer, but unfortunately she wasn't in church this weekend. It truly deserved to have been exhibited at any of the highest quilting exhibitions within the country. I am no expert but I reckon it could have won at least 1 medal, it certainly is the best quilt I have ever seen and I have attended many quilt exhibitions at the Sydney Quilt Shows.


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