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

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