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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 Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the 2022-2023 financial year, will be held on Saturday 19 November 2023 at the Essendon Masonic Hall, 838/840 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds commencing at 11:00 am.
All committee positions are declared vacant each year and we encourage all members to consider if they could support The Applique Guild of Australia Inc by being a committee member. Any financial member of TAGA is eligible to serve on the committee and meetings are held once a month via zoom, so location is not an issue. You can nominate yourself or someone else by downloading and completing the nomination form which you can submit via mail to the Secretary, Helen McCormack, PO Box 217, Bulleen 3015 or email email@example.com on or before Wednesday 15 November 2023.
The AGM is combined with our Applique-In from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
The Guest Speaker is our very own President, Mary Hitchens, who began her patchwork journey in May 1988. Mary was a member of the inaugural founding group for TAGA and will speak on her patchwork journey of finding, learning, teaching, trial and error, discarding, succeeding exhibiting, speaking on her work in the world of patchwork and its history.
The shop in attendance will be Somerset Patchwork and Quilting and Karen Styles will be bringing fabrics, patterns, templates and notions. https://www.somersetpatchwork.com.au/
The cost this year remains at $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Please bring your own lunch, mug, a plate to share for morning/afternoon tea, your own hand sewing and of course your Show and Tell to inspire us all.
We are looking forward to sharing this day with as many members as possible and please feel free to invite your friends for a great day to sit, stitch and chat.
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
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, designed by Sarah Fielke and quilted by Yarra Valley Quilting
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.
Applique-In and 2023 Annual General Meeting
Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Saturday, the 11th of February, at the Masonic Hall in Moonee Ponds.
We had an exciting day that included Sit & Sew, members' Show & Tell.
Our guest speaker, Janet O'Dell, who gave a fascinating potted history of appliqué through the ages and shared some of her most beautiful antique quilts.
A new committee was formed for 2023 - congratulations go to Mary Hitchens, who will be our new President and thank you to Heather Shepherd, who will be leaving the role after five years.
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The raffle was drawn: Maree Stobbart won the quilt pattern, Flowers and Stones, Helen Collins won the fabric pack, and Pip Clarke won the quilt.
Thank you to all who bought and sold raffle tickets and to the generous prize sponsors Deborah Dorward, These Clever Hands and Wendy Blyth.