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The Appliqué Guild of Australia Inc. is a non-profit organisation established in 2012 to support and encourage appliqué enthusiasts nationwide. The guild offers workshops, exhibitions, newsletters, and a friendly community for anyone interested in learning or practising appliqué in any of its forms. Whether you prefer traditional or modern styles, hand or machine stitching, or are a beginner or an expert, you are welcome to join.

If you are not a guild member, you can still explore our website and discover more about our passion for appliqué. We are always happy to welcome new members who share our love for this art form and want to keep it alive.

Annual General Meeting and Applique-In

Our 2022-23 Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Saturday 18 November 2023 at the Essendon Masonic Centre in Moonee Ponds. 

A very special thank you to the members who attended, although small in number, made for a very enjoyable day with lots of stitching, chatting, tasty morning tea and sharing of inspiration.

Our President Mary Hitchens was the Guest Speaker and gave a most inspiring talk about her journey in quilting, followed by a display of some of her amazing quilts.  We are extremely lucky to have Mary as our President with her knowledge, experience and talent as a quilter. Below is a short video displaying a range of Mary's quilts.

2023/24 TAG Committee

The AGM was chaired by Margaret Parkinson and a new committee for the 2023-24 financial year was elected with most positions being filled.

The new committee is:

  • President – Mary Hitchens
  • Vice President / Chapter Coordinator – Sue Pascoe
  • Secretary – Margaret Parkinson
  • Treasurer / Membership Secretary – Maree Stobbart

General Committee –

  • Carolyn Miller
  • Helen Taylor
  • Nicole Fowler
  • Rosemary Kreun

All committee members are very excited for the next 12 months and looking forward to promoting the Guild and working together to support our members.

The outgoing committee members, Heather Shepherd (Vice President), Helen McCormack (Secretary), Maureen Mackie (Chapter Coordinator), Carole Egan (Newsletter Editor) and Jenny Gibson (General Committee), were thanked for the years and time they had provided to the Guild and members as a committee member.

Thanks also to Karen Styles from Somerset Patchwork and Quilting who provided the popup shop and had an exciting array of fabrics and patterns which were eagerly snapped up by those in attendance.

Raffle tickets were sold on the day with the prizes and winners as detailed below:

  • 1st Prize               Quilting Book donated by Heather Shepherd won by Dianne Avery
  •  2nd Prize              Pattern and Fabric Pack donated by Karen Styles won by Nancy Lee
  • 3rd Prize               Fabric and Pattern Pack donated by Karen Styles won by Liz Willing
  • 4th Prize               Sewline Pack provided by the Guild won by Margaret Parkinson       

Show and Tell was again an amazing display of our very talented members work as well as each member sharing details of the project they were working on. 

We can’t wait to see some of these projects completed at our next AGM to be held in November 2024.

Members' Quilt Show - Bendigo

The Members' Quilt Show was held in partnership with CraftAlive between the 15th - 18th June 2023 at the Prince of Wales Showgrounds in North Bendigo.

The President's Award was awarded to Lynette Makin

The President's Award

The President's Award was awarded to Lynette Makin who designed, made and quilted her 'Stoneden'quilt

Sharni Crossett won the Encouragement Award for her 'Happy Days' quilt

Encouragement Award

Sharni Crossett won the Encouragement Award for her 'Happy Days' quilt, designed by Sarah Fielke and quilted by Yarra Valley Quilting

The Viewers' Choice award went to the 'Wentworth' quilt

Viewers Choice Award

The Viewers' Choice award went to the 'Wentworth' quilt, sewn and quilted by Natasha Wakeling and designed by Katrina Hadjimichael

Congratulations to the award members and a big thank you to all the members who submitted their quilts for á successful display.

The first prize in our raffle went to Liz McDonald who went home with the 'Buttons and Bows' quilt which was kindly made and donated by Chris Serong.

The second prize was a Daylight lamp, donated by Scissorman and the 'Flowers and Stones' quilt pattern by Deborah Dorwood was won by Chris.

The third prize of the 'Farthing House Needles Passage' quilt pattern and some fabrics by Margaret Mew was won by Margaret Davies.

Thank you to our generous donors and to all who purchased raffle tickets.Save