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: - -   Margaret   03 5473 3416  or  Alison  0400 524 471 Read More

Lavington Applique-in

Our latest Applique-In was held on 14th June in Lavington where 60+ ladies came to stitch and catch up with friends and make new ones. The venue was great (thanks Margaret) with plenty of room to spread out. Irene and Sue greeted us at the door with big smiles, while Alison and Janeice were happy selling raffle tickets. We were spoilt with three shops bringing along their goodies for us to buy. Carolyn’s Quilting Room from Wodonga, Sew Bright Alpine Quilting from Bright and Can Do Books from Melbourne all had enticing displays and were very generous with donating raffle and door prizes. Thank you Carolyn, Angela and Stephanie. Our guest speaker for the day was renowned long-arm quilter Susan Campbell of Rowdy Flat Quilting. Susan told us her background and how she discovered and entered into the world of machine quilting. Susan also brought along a number of quilts showing her journey from a “beginner” quilter to her now international award winning work – a true feast for the eyes. Thank you so much Susan. Show and Tell once again brought many oohs and aahs from the around the room, reinforcing just how much talent there is out there and how generous as a group we are in sharing our passion. I’m sure I’m not the only one who went away with another idea (or five!) – where to find the time! And, yes, the food. Such a spread – how could you not sample what was there. Delicious! A big thank you goes to those lovely ladies who gave their time to set up and clean up – the saying “many hands make light work” was certainly shown to be true. Our next Applique-In date and venue is yet to be decided, but we’d love you to join us and bring along some of your work to show everyone. Please keep an eye on our calendar for details. Kim and Irene Read More

Chapters and Meetings

Hi everyone, The Applique Guild has two Chapters recently formed.  Many thanks to Lenora Jenkins (Nullawarre) and Veronique Diligent (Warrandyte) for starting Chapters in their areas to enable members and guests to meet more regularly. Veronique has organised the first meeting of the Warrandyte chapter  for the 18th May at Needles and Pins Quilt Shop, 102 Melbourne Rd, Warrandyte 3113.  It will start at 10 and finish around 2-2.30 pm. The cost is $10.00 and this includes morning and afternoon tea. You will need to BYO your lunch.  Please give the shop a phone call to help with numbers 03 98441720. Lenora has a day planned in Nullawarre for Monday 5th May 11.00 am -3 pm, Nullawarre Hall. 2184 Timboon-Nullawarre Rd, Nullawarre. Cost $5.00. Please phone Lenora at Elm Grove Patchwork 0427 819 105 or for more information And we have a day planned for The Applique Guild, we've decided to call them Applique-Ins. The next one will be on June 14th at the Mirrambeena Community Centre, Lavington Further Details here We look forward to meeting you at a chapter meeting or Applique -In soon Read More