2019 AGM and Applique-In

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Last Saturday we held our AGM meeting in Essendon... as always, not too much AGM and instead lots of time for stitching and chatting.  And shopping and Show and Tell.  Plus some Tutorials.  So a top day all round. Bang on cue at 10am the heavens opened!  Of course we're always conflicted when it comes to rain... so essential as we have been in much need of some precipitation, but really! Now? Once we were all in and dried off, the day started in earnest The gorgeous Emma of Queen of Fabric Brighton brought her shop along for us all to enjoy... and enjoy we did The AGM got underway on time, and as these are a tedious necessity as the best of times, we keep it to a minimum ~~get the job done and get on with the fun bits~~ Like Show and Tell Ros kicked off with two quilts which took our breaths away.. two darling Doll Quilts from an International on-line Swap.  On the right is the one Ros has received from her inward swap partner in the UK... swooning And on the left is the progress of the one Ros is her making for her outward swap partner... swooning again and knowing the lucky secret recipient will be as pleased to receive it as Ros was to receive hers. Next up was Joanne's Applique Quilt.  Beautiful traditional blocks and generously, Joanne will donate this quilt to charity to Raffle <3 Margaret brought along her The Yeoman's Daughter, a Cut-out Chintz Applique and EPP coverlet.  And later demonstrated this technique of applique in our tutorials. How much work is in this amazing Dutch Treat by Pam! All Reverse applique (Hand) And truly divine in the Delft Blues Sue's Razz-A-Dazzle in a bright and modern palette brought some more ooohs and aaaahs. Applique and Embroidery, a perfect blend. Pattern by Hugs and Kisses http://www.creaturecrafts.net.au/p/713/Razz-a-dazzle-BOM-by-Hugs-n-Kisses.html Maureen is the Chapter Leader of our new Korumburra Chapter in Gippsland.  Her Susanna Culp quilt, a pattern by Brenda Read More

Applique-In and AGM news

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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

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

Show and Tell, AGM & Applique-In

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The Show and Tell at our recent Applique-In was varied and impressive, many thanks to all who brought along quilts for us all to enjoy. Again many thanks to Robyn Roberts who took all these photo's for us :-) Fiona's quilt (above) has been recenty featured in Elly Sienkiewicz's newest book  ‘Spoken Without a Word:30th Anniversary Revised Edition-A Baltimore Album Revival Commemorative’. Congratulations Fiona, we are very proud of you. Above is Julie Adamson's quilt Precious Paisley which is one of our Applique Academy classes, along with Irene Blanck's Botanika. And I had my Applique Academy quilt (albeit in progress) Miss Hitchens' Whimsy And Chris Serong had her Academy quilt 'Alice Bray' for her talk but we'll show it again here as it's divine. I hope you've enjoyed the Show and tell, as always it was wonderful. Many thanks to you all for making the day a great success and again a special thank you to Robyn for the photography and documenting all the pics. We have booked our next Applique-In Saturday 23rd May at Mount Eliza on the Mornington Peninsula. Mount Eliza Community Hall, 90-100 Canadian Bay Rd, Mount Eliza. Irene Blanck of Focus on Quilts is our guest speaker, Irene will be fresh back from her Quiltmania book launch in France and we look foward to hearing her story. Shops to be confirmed but stay tuned here and our calendar for all the details as they come to hand. See you soon :-) Read More

AGM & Applique-In report

Many thanks to everyone who came along to our AGM and Applique-In at Moonee Ponds on Saturday.  A lovely day was had with lots of stitching and chatting. Award winning quilt designer and tutor Chris Serong was our guest speaker for the day, she wowed us all with her  charm and of course her beautiful quilts. Robyn Roberts very generously took oodles of photo's and has uploaded them for me to use so please enjoy the photo's of Chris Serong's beautiful quilts.  Thank you Chris and thank you Robyn. and last but by no means least, the quilt that Chris will be teaching at our Applique Academy  in October this year...'Alice Bray' Thank you Chris, your quilts are very inspiring and beautiful. As well we had two fabulous shops attend, it's always great to see what new things are on offer and we appreciate that you brought your shops along and also generously contribute to our raffle prizes. Carol and Margaret from Sewn and Quilted and Pauline from Patchworks Unlimited, (Patchworks Unlimited will be the venue for the Pascoe Vale TAG Chapter starting in March, many thanks Pauline for making the shop available.  Details on Chapters page.) Our AGM was  kept short and sweet so as not to cut in to our precious stitching and chatting time.  A new committee was elected and a couple of items of biz, job done lol. Many thanks to Heather Bonney who officiated once again for us. Many thanks indeed to the outgoing committee who have given their time so generously over the last 12 months. And welcome to the incoming committee. And after we thought the last pic had been taken... I will get the President's report, the Treasurer's report and the AGM minutes up on the Members Document page this week. And I'll be back again in a day or two with the gorgeous Show and Tell from the day. Happy Stitching. Read More