About Heather Shepherd

l was taught sewing by my mother when a child using a treadle sewing machine and looking back we made patchwork skirts and other things. my interest in making pictures from both embroidery and fair isle knitting then onto applique.

I enjoy broderie perse and back basting. I am also amazed at antique applique quilts and the many and varied ways in which the were made including how the used the material available to them.

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


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