Illawarra Quilters Inc - more than quilting
textile art, embroidery, knitting, crochet, sewing, community assistance . . .
Illawarra Quilters Inc. really is more than just quilting. . . works-in-progress by the Courthouse Quilters on one single day. . . Suffolk puffs, hand pieced patchwork, different applique techniques, knitting, handmade dolls and a puff quilt!
What else is happening in October?
For more information about these gatherings, including venue and costs, please see the Ongoing/Regular Activities page.
Saturday Sit, Sew and Share – Saturdays 19th October - 10am to 3pm
- All welcome, bring your sewing and your lunch. Tea & coffee provided.
Courthouse Quilters - every Thursday - 10am to 2pm
- All welcome, bring your hand sewing, your lunch and cup/mug. Tea & coffee provided.
More dates for your diary
Saturday 2nd November - Morning Tea, Guest Speaker and Sit and Sew - 10am - 3pm
A busy Saturday Sit and Sew with a Thank-you morning tea provided by members of the Corrimal Community Church, Isabella Klompe, a QuiltNSW member as our guest speaker and the usual sewing activities. More information closer to the time.
Saturday 7th December - Christmas Sit and Sew - 10am - 3pm
There will be some festive activities as well as the usual Sit and Sew. More information on the Workshops page.
Other news and notices
2020 workshop with Meredith Budd
More information on the Everyday Expert Ruler Workshop page.
Annual Retreat from 22nd to 24th November 2019
Fully booked!! More info . . .
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 13th September 2019 More info . . .
25 year Membership celebrations in October
At the October General Meeting we celebrated Members who have been members of Illawarra Quilters Inc for 25 years.
Each Member shared one of their first quilts, a more recent one and a little of their patchwork and quilting adventures. After this the Member was presented with their 25 year pin.
Congratulations to everyone. Without your continued support, involvement, sharing of skills and enthusiasm our club would not be as friendly, caring and as vibrant as it is.
A light supper was shared after the formal proceedings.
Scent Hearts for Wollongong Hospital's Neonatal Unit
Scent Hearts are made of cotton flannelette and are worn next to the skin of mother and father to absorb their scent. These are then placed with their baby in the neonatal unit so that the baby can bond with their parents even when they are not physically present.
Thank you to the Members who have co-ordinated, created and distributed these caring gifts.
Instructions are available on the Community Assistance page. Kits and instructions are also available at gatherings in Corrimal.
Aussie Hero Quilts and Laundry bags - ongoing
This blog is dedicated to encouraging people to make quilts and laundry bags to send to Aussie service men and women currently serving overseas and to express our gratitude for their service. We care about the people - not the politics or the mission. Our quilts are not works of art, but works of the heart.
Further information: http://aussieheroquilts.blogspot.com/