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

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

Newsletter no 9 is available

The July newsletter is uploaded to the website and ready for you to read, don't forget to also go in to the Patterns page and download the pattern, which this month is from our guest applique interviewee Irene Blanck. Happy reading and happy stitching Margaret :-) Read More

Newsletter No. 8

The latest newsletter is up on the website to download.  Remember to log-in to the Members Only section to access. Michelle Yeo is our featured appliquist this edition, I know you'll enjoy reading her story, as well Michelle has given us a beautiful full sized applique block and this will need to be downloaded from the patterns page. Many thanks to Ruth Bowman who is the first Assistant Newsletter Editor, and to Ros Devine for her new column.  Heather Shepherd has reviewed more books for us and Alison has an update on the Applique Academy...all in all great teamwork :-) that has helped me such a lot time wise. Read More