Early Newsletter and new pattern

Good morning and happy Autumn. Mornings are noticeably crisper but the days here in Central Vic are still ghastly hot, not very Autumn at all! So I'm thinking a lot of you are trying to keep cool inside and stitching just might be on your agenda. In case you've run out of things to sew ;-)  I've uploaded our next Newsletter block to the Patterns page.  It's a little early but...well I just couldn't wait. It is stunning, it's by Erin Russek of One Piece at a Time, and it's called Paradisio. Many thanks to Erin for her generosity in supplying a pattern for our use. You might like to check out her blog as well, click on the link below. http://erinrussek.typepad.com/ Our next newsletter will be early so look out for it later this month. Happy stitching Margaret :-)   Read More

Applique-In and AGM news

image of Show and Tell

A great day was had on Saturday with our February Applique-In and AGM. Many thanks to those who were able to make it along and contribute so much to the day; and if distance or prior engagements kept you away, I hope you enjoy the update and photo's. Let's start with a little Show and Tell... I'm afraid I was busy with holding up quilts for the morning Show and Tell session so these are only from the afternoon session...Be sure to pop over to our TAG Facebook page to see more pics that Bev has posted. The AGM was short and sweet as intended, your new committee was duly elected. They managed to stay reasonably still and sensible for a quick photo call. I'm not sure what was quite so funny at the far left :-O  A really nice part of the Applique-In this time was an afternoon of Applique tutorials. Muchas Gracias to our four tutors who gave so generously of their time Irene Blanck Focus on Quilts Veronique Diligent Wattlebird Designs Joanne Lawrence Made Studio Textiles Chris Serong Chris Serong Designs I know how much everyone enjoyed learning your special tips and tricks, the feed back was wonderful And of course our shops are such an important part of the day too. Many thanks for your generous support and for helping to make the day a success Sharon from The Quilt Shop in Eltham, Vic and Kaye from Needles and Pins in Warrandyte, Vic We have a date for our next Applique-In... it's Saturday the 21st May in Long Gully, Bendigo, Vic. pop the date in your diary and stay tuned to the website calendar and Newsletter for more details. Til next time happy stitching Margaret Read More

January Newsletter

The January Newsletter is finished and is on the website ready for members to download.  Enjoy :-)  I'm looking forward to seeing as many as possible at the AGM, til then...happy stitching (and reading) Read More

AGM 20th February

Happy New Year to you all,  I trust everyone is off to a good start with their 2016 quilt goals. This is just a quick update about some documents and patterns that have been uploaded to the Member Only section of the website recently. Firstly the Nomination form and Agenda for next month's AGM are ready to download and print. You'll find them in the 'documents' section. Details about the AGM are on the calendar page and the last newsletter.  As usual we try to keep the 'necessary business' of the day to a minimum so we can enjoy the day of stitching and friendship.  As well this year we will have several mini tutorials of applique techniques.  It will be a great day, we'd love to see you in Moonee Ponds. Another block in Irene Blanck's Gardenhurst quilt series is available and also Sharon Keightley's newsletter block is ready to print off.  You'll find both of these under the 'Patterns' section.  Sharon is the owner of Pine Valley Quilts, she has a designed a new block just for us :-) Check out both blocks and be inspired. happy stitching Read More

October Newsletter

The TAG October newsletter is ready for members to download.  It's very newsy again and a real team effort as you'll see as you read it.  Designer and author Deirdre Bond-Abel from Tasmania gives a very insightful look in to her quiltmaking journey and there are blocks by Deirdre for members to use.   So log in, grab your newsletter as well as downloading Deirdre's two blocks and a new Freebie Block from our own Irene Blanck.  Don't forget to also see Deirdre's tutorial on Wool Applique...something I'd love to have a try at soon. Happy Stitching Margaret :-) Read More