Mornington Peninsula pictures

image of Irene and her book

Thank you everyone for being patient while Alison, Irene and I have been re-entering member details in to our website.  It has been a big job to go through systematically and we do appreciate your patience. I've been holding off doing a blog post 'til it was rectified, as we want you to get the email notifications of a blog post so you know what's happening in the TAG world. There are some members who still have to confirm their email subscription to blog posts, it  was emailed to you with a link, please do that as soon as you can so that you don't miss the news. I decided to go ahead and blog without waiting any longer as I know you'll be wanting to see Irene's quilts from our Mornington Peninsula Applique-In. This post will be photo heavy LOL so you may want to make a cup of tea or coffee :-) And last but not least Thank you Irene for bringing along all these fabulous quilts for us to enjoy on the day and with the rest of our members via the interweb.  Irene was a wonderful and engaging speaker, and she is our featured Appliquist interview in our newsletter next month. Her website is and you van also follow her on Instagram/focusonquilts. I'll be back with some show and tell from the day next week, happy stitching, Margaret Read More

Our Next Applique-In

Our next Applique-In will be in Mt. Eliza on the gorgeous Mornington Peninsula. Saturday May 23rd so please pop the date in your diaries. We have our own lovely Irene Blanck as our speaker...she will be fresh back from her Quiltmania book launch in Nantes, France. As well, two beautiful shops to tempt us, Somerset Patchwork and Mrs. Martin's Quilt Shop. It's going to be a great day, the details are on the Calendar page of the website. We look forward to seeing you there. Read More

Show and Tell, AGM & Applique-In

image of Aunty Green

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

Applique Academy bookings are open.

Bookings are open for our Applique Academy in October this year. We are very excited to announce our tutors and classes. The Brochure and booking form are in the drop down menu of Applique Academy 2015 tab. Bookings are open to financial members of The Applique Guild from 1st February with bookings opening to non members on April 1st. Enjoy looking at the wonderful classes and tutors on offer and we look forward to you joining us in October. Please note this is a full residential weekend incorporating accommodation, meals, classes and more in total cost. Read More