Illawarra Quilters Inc - more than quilting

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

What is happening in January 2020?

For more information about these gatherings, including venue and costs, please see the Ongoing/Regular Activities page.

Saturday Sit, Sew and Share – Saturday 18th January 2020 - 10am to 3pm

  • All welcome, bring your sewing and your lunch. Tea & coffee provided.

Friendship Days - Wednesday 15th January 2020 - 10am to 3pm

  • All welcome, bring your sewing and your lunch. Tea & coffee provided.

Courthouse Quilters - Thursdays - 10am to 2pm

  • All welcome, bring your hand sewing, your lunch and cup/mug. Tea & coffee provided.

Fabric Art Playday - resumes 11th February 2020

More dates for your diary

Birthday Challenge - The Circle

More information in the November 2019 e-Bulletin on the Members only website. Entries will be judged at the General Meeting on 11th March 2020.

Saturday Sit and Sew 4th April 2020

Kasia Jacquot will be our guest on the day and give a presentation of her beautiful embroidery and her interesting life story. She will have kits for sale and information about classes she will be tutoring throughout the year. More information will be given closer to the date.

2020 workshops

Mini Mandalas in May. . . Quick, easy bags also in May. . . Using Meredith Budd's Everyday Expert Ruler in March. . . Applique techniques and the Opalessence quilt in August. . . And a Supper Cloth Coverletin October. More info . . .

Other news and notices

Parking at Corrimal Community Church Hall

Please check you have parked so 2 cars are able to fit between driveways. Members are welcome to use the driveway to unload their items – it is not ‘an old lady’s thing’ it’s a convenience thing. If you are agile please park in the vacant lot and leave spaces closer to the hall for those less mobile.

Wider Quilting Community

Now on this website and was updated on 14th January 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.

Helping out disaster ravaged communities

Australian communities which have been affected by drought, fire and flood are often blessed with donated goods and money to help people get back on their feet and regain some semblance of normality. Businesses on the other hand need customers in order to keep their doors open which in turn helps the community by keeping people employed.

Only once it is safe and sensible to visit affected areas, consider visiting and spending time and money on a coffee, a weekend away, some fabric. . . or all three!

Please ensure you keep yourselves safe and check the local conditions before and during your visit.

Victoria - Emergency Victoria

New South Wales - NSW Rural Fire Service

ACT - ACT Emergency Sservice Agency

Register. Find. Reunite. website

This is a combined Australian Government and Red Cross Australia initiative for those affected to register and/or find people affected by the bushfires

Ladies from the Land Australia

An update from Emma Jackel on their Quilt Drive which posted on their Facebook page 5th January 2020 at 22:51

❤️Quilt update!! ❤️

One of my beautiful friends came around yesterday to help me sort out more quilts! We managed to count 93 more, taking our total of quilts to 389!! Absolutely unbelievable. I still have more to put into boxes and count, so that total will rise by lots more! These fires are absolutely devastating, and I’m sure the quilts will offer comfort to those in need. We are waiting until it is safe for us to go into the communities, as many are experiencing lots of donations or some don’t have any stable accommodation as of yet. Not all quilts have been photographed... just some photos from our sorting shenanigans yesterday! Thanks again to all who have donated....We will keep you posted on our travels.

With love,

E. Xx

Further information: and on Facebook Ladies From The Land Australia

Aussie Hero Quilts and Laundry bags

An update from the Weekly Dispatches 10th January 2020 on the Aussie Hero Quilts blogspot:

Its 2020 and so far we have sent off 26 quilts and that has brought our total since we started to more than 11,408 quilts

We have also sent off 20 laundry bags, bringing our total since we started to over 22,745 laundry bags

There is an ongoing need for quilts and laundry bags and there is a block of the month program too.

Further information:

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