Gathering time is here!

I am looking forward to a lovely day tomorrow at our get-together for the AGM in Moonee Ponds, Melbourne.  The formal part of the day will be very brief (11 am) and then we can get back to what we do best....... sew, talk, sew, more talk, eat, another cuppa, shop, listen and look.  Can't beat that. Read More

January newsletter

Good morning fellow stitchers.  Margaret has posted the latest newsletter on the website, so make a cuppa and relax whilst reading, amongst other things,  a very interesting 'chat' with Janet O'Dell. You will find there a nomination form for committee (AGM 21st February) if you are interested and also an application form for our Applique Academy in October.  The brochure was too big to include in the newsletter but it is there in the menu list to download.  *Note: this is a residential weekend.  The cost of the classes and accommodation package have been separated only for your information.  If there are vacancies in any classes when the accommodation becomes fully booked, those places will be advertised as a 'day packages' which will include morning and afternoon tea, lunch and endless tea and coffee. Thanks Margaret for all your hard work. Hope you can find time in your day for some sewing, Alison Read More

Applique Academy Update

Hello everyone, Just to clarify for those interested in attending our Applique Academy in October... It is a full residential weekend incorporating accommodation, meals, classes and much more.  We have listed the prices of the accommodation package and the fee for classes separately only for your general information. I hope this is helpful, Alison Read More

AGM

Arrangements for our AGM have been finalized, come and join us for a great day with lots of sewing and meeting up with friends. Date:  Saturday 21st February 2015 Place:  Masonic Hall, 870 Mount Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds (Melways ref. 28 H5) Admission:  $5 members  $7 non members Time:  10am to 4pm,   AGM 11am Lucky door prizes, raffle. Please bring:  sewing for Sit & Sew, quilts for Show & Tell, mug, lunch and a slice or savoury to share. Guest Speaker:  Chris Serong - award winning appliquer and quilt maker Shops in attendance:  Sewn and Quilted (Blackburn), Patchworks Unlimited (Pascoe Vale) For further information: -   enquiries@theappliqueguildofaustralia.org.au -   Margaret   03 5473 3416  or  Alison  0400 524 471 Read More

Inaugural Applique Day

Wow, what a wonderful day we had for our inaugural get-together in Templestowe. The hall was filled to capacity with enthusiasts of appliqué. It was very pleasing to have several ladies who are just beginning their journey with appliqué, along with others who have been converts for much longer. Our President, Margaret Mew, spoke about the inception of the Guild and explained the aims and ideas the Committee are working towards. Thank you to everyone for the warm welcome the Committee received on their introduction. It was also lovely to meet up with old friends and make many new ones with several new connections made during the day. Lots of gorgeous stitching was being done and it is great fun seeing what people are working on. Show and Tell had us all oohing and aahing at the beautiful quilts brought along. It is always very inspiring. Thanks to everyone for sharing them with us. Thank you also to all who brought along a plate to share. The food table was absolutely crammed with the yummiest morning and afternoon tea. The 'Last Quilter Standing' had us on tenterhooks waiting to see if Margaret M would draw our ticket out next, which of course meant we were out of the draw for the prize. Congratulations to Margaret P whose ticket was last in the basket and was the winner. But everyone still got a lucky door prize so no one went home empty handed. Thank you to the donors of the prizes, including the two shops in attendance, Somerset Patchwork & Quilting from Mount Waverley and Mill Rose Quilting & Gallery from Ballan. Julie Adamson, designer, teacher, stitcher extraordinaire and multi award winner, was our guest speaker and she had us all enthralled with the story of her journey into appliqué. Her designs and needlework are very detailed and incredibly finely sewn and the pieces being passed around the room were very much admired. Thank you Julie, it was such a pleasure. After lunch, Irene spoke more about what the Guild stands for Read More