Illawarra Quilters Inc - more than quilting

textile art, embroidery, knitting, crochet, sewing, community assistance . . .

What is happening in July and August 2020?

Please note : if you would like to attend one of the following sewing days, you need to register beforehand either by phoning or emailing the co-ordinator for that day. If you register for an activity but find you are unable to attend, please let the coordinator know asap so we can go to the next person on the wait list.

There are some strict hygiene guidelines which will need to be complied with and one attendee from each session will be requested to assist the supervising Committee member on the day.

All sewing sessions will be 4 hours – 10am to 2pm.

Sit and Sew

With the most recent changes in government restrictions we are now able to host 14 ladies at the Corrimal Community Church Hall. PLEASE DO NOT attend any of the sewing days if you are at all unwell – even if it’s just a sniffle or scratchy throat.

  • Saturday 4th July 2020 -10am to 2pm - Fully booked
  • Saturday 1st August 2020 -10am to 2pm - Register with Carol at illawarraquilterspresident@gmail.com or by phone (number is in the email bulletin)

Friendship Day

With the most recent changes in government restrictions we are now able to host 14 ladies at the Corrimal Community Church Hall. PLEASE DO NOT attend any of the sewing days if you are at all unwell – even if it’s just a sniffle or scratchy throat.

Old Courthouse Quilters

Due to the current government restrictions we can only accommodate 8 ladies at The Old Courthouse. Register with Gillian (contact details in the email bulletin) or with Sue illawarraquiltersweb@gmail.com PLEASE DO NOT attend any of the sewing days if you are at all unwell – even if it’s just a sniffle or scratchy throat.

  • Thursday 2nd July 2020 - 10am to 2pm
  • Thursday 16th July - 10am to 2pm

Membership Renewal

There are still quite a few members who have not paid their Membership Renewal for 2020 / 21 The Early Bird payment option expired on 1 June and the fee has reverted to $50 due by 1st August. PayPal payment will be available at Corrimal Hall on 4th July 2020.

Please note: After 1st August, access to One Five O Connect, Quarterly Newsletters, eBulletins and emails will cease if you are no longer a financial member, so please get your payment in! Renewal form is available here.

If you have any concerns about your renewal, please contact the Illawarra Quilters Inc Membership Secretary.

Sewing keeps us sane!

Ladies have made the most of the extra time at home to sew up new projects, complete UFOs, learn new skills and also tackle cleaning, sorting various rooms at home. These photo carousels show only a few of the many Show and Share items made .

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Alternatives, cancellations and postponements

X’s & O’s with Irene Andrews Alternative - we thought we would have a “Hugs & Kisses! We are back together!” Challenge to celebrate resuming our normal routine. More info can be found in the May bulletin and on the Workshops page.

Quick Zippy Bags with Lorraine Hammond Alternative - video tutorial available to Members on Facebook. Here are a selection of bags made using the video tutorial. More info can be found in the May bulletin and on the Workshops page.

Drunkards Path without pins with Irene Andrews - CANCELLED

Opalessence with Lorena Uriarte - CANCELLED

Supper Cloth with Chris Jurd - CANCELLED

Travelling Suitcase - showing at Illawarra Quilters in 2020 – CANCELLED

2020 Annual Retreat - CANCELLED

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Ways to keep in touch with friends and family

BBC technology has some helpful articles on how to use different technology and apps to help keep us in touch with our friends and family while we are socially distancing or in isolation.

  • Step-by-step guide: How to video call your family www.bbc.com/news/technology-51968122 This guide will show you how to make a video call using a smartphone, or receive one using your desktop computer - or help you explain how to do so to others.
  • Coronavirus: How can we stay in virtual touch with older relatives? www.bbc.com/news/technology-51933618 This article helps to explain the differences between various communication gadgets available on the market.
  • Coronavirus: Ways to stay social online while in self-isolation www.bbc.com/news/technology-51966087 This article suggests a variety of ways to keep in touch, social and active. This is more UK focused than the other articles but may help stimulate ideas.

Stay 1.5m apart. Wash your hands. Take care. Stay safe.

Other news and notices

Wider Quilting Community and Appeals

The web page was updated on 25th March 2020 More info . . .

There are many ongoing projects for the local Illawarra community which are detailed on the Community Assistance page. If you are interested in being involved please contact us by email or come along to one of the regular sewing days, details above and on the Ongoing/regular Activities page.