Eltham Chapter

14 members attended Saturday's Eltham Chapter at The Quilt Shop and welcomed to new comers. One of the non-members has never made a quilt however has chosen fabric to make an applique block which she is very excited to start. We had an inspiring show and tell. By Karen Ritson Read More

Shepparton Chapter

The Shepparton Chapter met this morning. Nine members attended for a stitch and chat and to wish one member a significant happy birthday. I have attached photos of some of the appliqué being stitched - oh, to see the finished quilts.   Read More

Ballarat Chapter meeting

The Ballarat Chapter shares their work from yesterday's meeting.  This happy group of stitchers travel from Castlemaine, Riddles Creek, Gisborne and Ballarat to meet at Ballan every two months and Dawn is the Chapter Leader.  See the Drop Down menu for details if you'd like to come along. Alison is working on a quilt from the TAG retreat from last year. Rhonda is working on a Di Ford pattern and Sue is working on a Sue Spargo design. Rhonda is just putting the binding on her Margaret Mew's quilt!! It’s stunning in sight. Dawn's quilt is a block from Michelle Yeo’s Quiltmania mystery quilt. Thanks so much for sharing your work Alison, Sue, Rhonda and Dawn xxx           Read More

2019 AGM and Applique-In

image of The Rain Came Down

Last Saturday we held our AGM meeting in Essendon... as always, not too much AGM and instead lots of time for stitching and chatting.  And shopping and Show and Tell.  Plus some Tutorials.  So a top day all round. Bang on cue at 10am the heavens opened!  Of course we're always conflicted when it comes to rain... so essential as we have been in much need of some precipitation, but really! Now? Once we were all in and dried off, the day started in earnest The gorgeous Emma of Queen of Fabric Brighton brought her shop along for us all to enjoy... and enjoy we did The AGM got underway on time, and as these are a tedious necessity as the best of times, we keep it to a minimum ~~get the job done and get on with the fun bits~~ Like Show and Tell Ros kicked off with two quilts which took our breaths away.. two darling Doll Quilts from an International on-line Swap.  On the right is the one Ros has received from her inward swap partner in the UK... swooning And on the left is the progress of the one Ros is her making for her outward swap partner... swooning again and knowing the lucky secret recipient will be as pleased to receive it as Ros was to receive hers. Next up was Joanne's Applique Quilt.  Beautiful traditional blocks and generously, Joanne will donate this quilt to charity to Raffle <3 Margaret brought along her The Yeoman's Daughter, a Cut-out Chintz Applique and EPP coverlet.  And later demonstrated this technique of applique in our tutorials. How much work is in this amazing Dutch Treat by Pam! All Reverse applique (Hand) And truly divine in the Delft Blues Sue's Razz-A-Dazzle in a bright and modern palette brought some more ooohs and aaaahs. Applique and Embroidery, a perfect blend. Pattern by Hugs and Kisses http://www.creaturecrafts.net.au/p/713/Razz-a-dazzle-BOM-by-Hugs-n-Kisses.html Maureen is the Chapter Leader of our new Korumburra Chapter in Gippsland.  Her Susanna Culp quilt, a pattern by Brenda Read More

Korumburra

There was a meet and greet at Gippsbeary Cottage Korumbuura on Saturday 12th January to see if the ladies in the area were interested in having a Chapter there on the 3rd Saturday of each month. 19 ladies attended and were very supportive of a Chapter. Maureen Mackie has agreed to be the Chapter leader. Tina, Jodie and Trudy the owners of Gippsbeary Cottage were very welcoming and pleased so many ladies attended and will return over the coming months. Show and tell produce some beautiful work from felted applique to broderie perse.   Heather Read More