Eltham-Warrandyte Chapter

Where did the time go ?? It was wonderful to be back and see all the ladies. Thanks to Heather and Olga who takes care of the group when I am not there. Olga gave them the "teacher look" and everybody brought some show and tell. I will practice the "look" Next meeting is on the  24th of June. Read More

Easter Quilt Show

The Strathdale Quilters in Bendigo (Central Vic) are holding their Biennial Exhibition over the Easter weekend. This has always been an Easter tradition for me, so I'll be heading up there on Good Friday afternoon with Alison. The quilts will be stunning (I know, because they always are) I've just put the opening times and days up on the web calendar, so if you're looking to get out of the city over the weekend, do come and have a look.  The weather is always just perfect too (hope I haven't just jinxed that) Happy stitching and enjoy this special holiday Margaret :-)   Read More

Eltham Chapter

I have been away for two months and it was wonderful to see so many faces ( and bodies) around the tables. And some new ones ( hello Kylie and Heather) and returning one ( hello Mary) as well as all the habituées, and so many great show and tell (and nearly all appliqué) I won't be there on the next one , but thanks to Olga and Heather, the group is well looked after. Next meeting will be on the 29th April.   Read More

AGM and ‘Applique In’

Saturday 25th of Feb saw us all gathered in Melbourne for our annual AGM and a day of sewing, chatter and lots of fun. My goodness we have some talented members and some of the beautiful projects that were being worked on around the tables were stunning. It was a brilliant day and our thanks go out to all who attended and helped to make it such a fun occassion. There is nothing better than spending the day with a room full of happy, like minded people, sharing tips, ideas and the love of applique. Thanks also go to all the committee members for all their hard work and planning to make sure we had a great day and a special thank you to Irene Blanck as she leaves the committee after lots and lots of hard work and inspiration over the past few years...we are all sad to see you go but do hope we will still see you at lots of our gatherings. And not to forget thanks to our four fantastic and generous tutors, Margaret Mew, Veronique Diligent, Jo Lawrence and Ros Devine....four brilliant tutorials that really did prove 'you learn something new every day'. We had an amazing 'Show and Tell'.   We have a newsletter coming along soon with pics of the stunning quilts we saw on Saturday, but we couldn't resist just a little sneak peek here, from just a few of the dozens of talented members that brought their quilts along to share.  Keep your eyes out for our next newsletter for lots more pics of a really great day.   Read More


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