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

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

Eltham-Warrandyte

With my mum visiting I managed a whole new record ..... not one stitch done on the day, lucky for me those ladies had been hard at work.          And Val's quilt ( the back) looks as good as the front. See you all on the 24th of March for the Saturday group or tomorrow for the Tuesdays.... Read More

The talented Carolyn Murfitt

image of Flowering Wreath by Carolyn Murfitt (Detail)

Come and meet Carolyn and see her wonderful appliquéd quilts,  she is our Guest Speaker at the upcoming Applique-In to be held on the 7th October in Surry Hills, Melbourne.   Details? click on link for the flyer or see website calendar.  We'd love to see you there. Applique In FLYER OCT 2017 Sue had a chat with Carolyn and an excerpt is here for you to enjoy... Come along on the 7th October to hear more and of course 'See' her beautiful work How long have you been doing Applique? Not long, the first appliqué quilt I made was in January 2016 and I had previously made one small hand appliqué piece the year before. What drew you to appliqué? I love arranging small pieces of fabric into a cohesive design. What is your preferred type of Applique? So far I have only created pieces using the raw edge and the faux appliqué method, but I am intending to learn raw edge appliqué. Do you have a preferred range of fabrics to work with? I tended to lean towards very bright colourful fabrics, but recently I have been moving towards the softer, flowery fabric ranges.     How did you feel when your quilts won so many awards at the recent quilt show? What were the awards for? I was overwhelmed to receive so many awards at showcase; I certainly did not expect it, especially in the Applique section where there were so many amazing quilts. I received a first in the modern quilting section,  a runners up in the innovative section and a second highly commended in the appliqué section. Where do you see your appliqué and quilting in the next 5-10 years Interesting question and I have no idea, I try to not to plan too far ahead, Each day I wake up with a passion for creating and I just want to enjoy each day that I get to do something that I love. Thanks Sue and Carolyn, see you on the 7th October       Save Read More