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on: February 28, 2014, 23:01
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Hi all,
My name is Lenora. My husband and I own a dairy farm at Nullawarre, which is on The Great Ocean Road in South West Victoria. We have 5 children aged between 16 and 9. I used to be a registered nurse, but cows, kids and shift work proved to be an awkward mix, so the nursing career came to an abrupt end. I can't remember a time of my life when sewing did not feature. My mother is an avid dressmaker and I followed in her footsteps until I fell in love with patchwork over 20 years ago. My patchwork has followed a lot of the trends; country style, shabby chic, a fling with Kaffe Fasset and then fresh modern, but I have landed on traditional reproduction quilts, particularly those with applique, and found this is where I belong. I am currently working on Di Ford's Morrell Quilt.

Twelve months ago I made the decision to open a patchwork shop, with a strong focus on reproduction fabrics. It is very much a work in progress, with opening hours worked around cows and school buses.

I was really excited to read of this guild forming, I think it is a great way for like minded people to connect and interact, and in the near future I would love to start a local chapter.

I write a blog at http://www.elmgrovepatchwork.typepad.com/
Bye for now,
Lenora.

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on: March 4, 2014, 12:39
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Hi Lenora...very pleased to have you on board and I look forward to meeting you in person soon 🙂

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on: March 4, 2014, 12:44
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Quote from Lenora Jenkins on February 28, 2014, 23:01
Hi all,
My name is Lenora. My husband and I own a dairy farm at Nullawarre, which is on The Great Ocean Road in South West Victoria. We have 5 children aged between 16 and 9. I used to be a registered nurse, but cows, kids and shift work proved to be an awkward mix, so the nursing career came to an abrupt end. I can't remember a time of my life when sewing did not feature. My mother is an avid dressmaker and I followed in her footsteps until I fell in love with patchwork over 20 years ago. My patchwork has followed a lot of the trends; country style, shabby chic, a fling with Kaffe Fasset and then fresh modern, but I have landed on traditional reproduction quilts, particularly those with applique, and found this is where I belong. I am currently working on Di Ford's Morrell Quilt.

Twelve months ago I made the decision to open a patchwork shop, with a strong focus on reproduction fabrics. It is very much a work in progress, with opening hours worked around cows and school buses.

I was really excited to read of this guild forming, I think it is a great way for like minded people to connect and interact, and in the near future I would love to start a local chapter.

I write a blog at http://www.elmgrovepatchwork.typepad.com/
Bye for now,
Lenora.

Just thought of something Lenora...you don't by chance have any of this fabric in the store do you
it's a Marcus Bros, Rocky Mountain Museum by Judie Rothermel
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on: March 4, 2014, 20:58
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Sorry Margaret I don't, but it is very nice. I even checked my stash and I don't have it there either. Sorry.

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on: March 9, 2014, 13:48
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Quote from Lenora Jenkins on March 4, 2014, 20:58
Sorry Margaret I don't, but it is very nice. I even checked my stash and I don't have it there either. Sorry.

Never mind. Thx for looking Lenora. 🙂

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on: March 23, 2014, 20:49
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Hi all, my name is Janice and I live on a farm halfway between Albury and Wagga in Southern NSW and work part time. I have two adult daughter both have left home and living not so far away in Wagga Wagga , my oldest daughter was married yesterday. I love farm life , riding my horse, walking my puppy and the freedom of open space. I love reproduction and scrappy quilts . I have been quilting patchworking for about 15 years and have been lucky enough to be able to travel over the years and learn from many experienced quilters, I am currently making a few baby quilts by machine as lots of my daughters friends are having babies and they are always quick and easy quilts that give me a sense of finishing something. I have spent the last ten years making two large king size paper pieced quilts by hand, the first was a scrappy hexagon quilt and the second was a lemoyne star/hexagon quilt. I have many many works in progress, a couple of Irene Blanks quilts and material and pattern for Phebe from Di Ford. My bucket list is endless and thanks to google and pinterest the list is growing too quickly. Was lucky enough to attend the recent Castlemaine appliqué exhibition last weekend and blown away by the beautiful work . My BF lives in Warrandyte so hoping to cross paths with a couple of ladies from Melbourne on my travels. A big thankyou to Irene and Margaret for getting the group up and running and giving us the opportunity in the bush to access like minded quilters x

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on: March 25, 2014, 09:13
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🙂 hello everyone my name is Veronique and I live near Lilydale. Married, two teenage kids ( will I live through it ?) 2 dogs 2 cats 4 chicken and 1 Siamese fighting fish. I was thrilled by the creation of the applique guild like many of the members I love appllique. When I am not cooking or baking I design patterns under " Wattlebird Designs" some of you might have seen "Charlotte". I have a thing for circles and round shapes.....I also teach embroidery and studio classes few times a month in different shops.

I have just finished two projects for the AQA writing the patterns (the hardest part) and trying to resist the urge of starting the next one.

I have made a promess to myself that I will finish the big morrocan quilt by Christmas, just the applique, Could you ask me every now and then about it, it would keep me on track.

I am looking forward to more mails and the next meeting

Cheers
Veronique

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on: March 26, 2014, 18:35
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I did type an introduction, but somehow the message has gone on holidays!
I'll make my introduction very brief just in case....
Hello, my name is Jane Sliwka, live in Canberra, married, 3 adult sons, 3 grandchildren, cat and 1 turtle. Like most of my generation, you were taught to sew, knit etc. at a very early age. I was introduced to quilting the year before I retired and loved it. Over the years I have taught various quilting classes and have designed and taught cloth doll classes as well.
Like Kelly, I've signed up for the Quilt Mania's Di Ford's Mystery BOM through Threadbear Quilting in Castlemaine VIC. Broderie Perse is a technique I've not done before plus I'm a great admirer of Di Ford's work.

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Post Re: Introductions
on: April 5, 2014, 18:00
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Quote from Janice Pumpa on March 23, 2014, 20:49
Hi all, my name is Janice and I live on a farm halfway between Albury and Wagga in Southern NSW and work part time. I have two adult daughter both have left home and living not so far away in Wagga Wagga , my oldest daughter was married yesterday. I love farm life , riding my horse, walking my puppy and the freedom of open space. I love reproduction and scrappy quilts . I have been quilting patchworking for about 15 years and have been lucky enough to be able to travel over the years and learn from many experienced quilters, I am currently making a few baby quilts by machine as lots of my daughters friends are having babies and they are always quick and easy quilts that give me a sense of finishing something. I have spent the last ten years making two large king size paper pieced quilts by hand, the first was a scrappy hexagon quilt and the second was a lemoyne star/hexagon quilt. I have many many works in progress, a couple of Irene Blanks quilts and material and pattern for Phebe from Di Ford. My bucket list is endless and thanks to google and pinterest the list is growing too quickly. Was lucky enough to attend the recent Castlemaine appliqué exhibition last weekend and blown away by the beautiful work . My BF lives in Warrandyte so hoping to cross paths with a couple of ladies from Melbourne on my travels. A big thankyou to Irene and Margaret for getting the group up and running and giving us the opportunity in the bush to access like minded quilters x

Hi Janice, It's great to meet you on the forum. LOL like you my bucket list of quilts is getting longer too, Pinterest and google have much to tempt us. You may be interested to note that there will be an Applique Guils meeting in Lavington (Albury area) in June. I'm just about to re hash the site a little to make room to annonuce it. Also a chapter has just started in Warrandyte under the guidance of Veronique. I look forward to meeting you in person soon.

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Post Re: Introductions
on: April 5, 2014, 18:02
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Quote from Veronique Diligent on March 25, 2014, 09:13
🙂 hello everyone my name is Veronique and I live near Lilydale. Married, two teenage kids ( will I live through it ?) 2 dogs 2 cats 4 chicken and 1 Siamese fighting fish. I was thrilled by the creation of the applique guild like many of the members I love appllique. When I am not cooking or baking I design patterns under " Wattlebird Designs" some of you might have seen "Charlotte". I have a thing for circles and round shapes.....I also teach embroidery and studio classes few times a month in different shops.

I have just finished two projects for the AQA writing the patterns (the hardest part) and trying to resist the urge of starting the next one.

I have made a promess to myself that I will finish the big morrocan quilt by Christmas, just the applique, Could you ask me every now and then about it, it would keep me on track.

I am looking forward to more mails and the next meeting

Cheers
Veronique

Hi Veronique, great to see you on the forum, and many thanks for getting a chapter up and running in Warrandyte. I look forward to seeing you again soon

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