Illawarra Quilters Inc - more than quilting

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

Special General Meeting Wednesday 12th May 2021

7pm, Keiraview Uniting Hall, Fisher St. West Wollongong

Details of the Special General Meeting were emailed to members of Illawarra Quilters Inc. on 18th April 2021, giving the required minimum of 21 days notice.

The meeting will begin with our guest speaker giving their presentation at 7.00pm and the Special Meeting will follow at 7.30pm with the intention of moving on to the General Meeting at 8.15pm.

Members must be present at the meeting to vote on the Resolution. There is NO postal or online voting.

Please register at iqmeetingrego@gmail.com

Friendship Day

Wednesdays 5th & 19th May – 10.00am – 3.00pm

Corrimal Community Church, Augusta Street, East Corrimal

(Please register at iqwednesdayrego@gmail.com)

Sit ‘n’ Sew

Mothers’ Day Activity – Saturday 15th May 9.30am – 3.30pm

Keiraview Uniting Hall, Fisher St. West Wollongong

(Please register at iqsaturdayrego@gmail.com)

Courthouse Quilters

Every Thursday 10.00am – 2.00pm

Old Courthouse, Belmore Basin (hand sewing only)

(Please register at iqcourthouserego@gmail.com)

Committee Meeting

Monday 31st May - 9:30am

Corrimal Community Church, Augusta Street, East Corrimal

(Please register at iqmeetingrego@gmail.com)

Dates to save

Annual General Meeting Wednesday 9th June 2021, 7pm

Keiraview Uniting Hall, Fisher St. West Wollongong


Retreat @ Home – Friday 2nd and Saturday 3 rd July, 9.30am – 4.30pm

Keiraview Uniting Hall, Fisher St. West Wollongong

2021 Birthday Challenge - What makes ME smile?

Thank you to those members who entered the challenge ‘What makes you smile’. We did enjoy hearing your stories of inspiration behind your work and thank you all for supporting this activity. Congratulations to Veronica for winning the challenge sponsored by Illawarra Quilters and to Suzanne and Roslyn as worthy prize recipients, sponsored by Figtree Hobbysew.

We are back and being Covid safe

Sewing activities have begun again however numbers at each venue have been reduced in line with the latest NSW Government guidelines.

Registrations are essential but remember that registration does not guarantee a place on the day. You will receive an email advising whether you have a place a few days before the sewing date.

This is the link to NSW Government information and includes a list of the Latest Covid-19 Case Locations. Please check it periodically to see if you have been impacted by new cases.

https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates

If you are in any doubt at all about your health or possible exposure, please do not attend any Illawarra Quilters Inc. events.

Other news and notices

New Book Review

Alchemy - Transforming Scraps into Precious Material” by Pamela Goecke Dinndorf

The photography is so very clear and invites you, the reader to put a new spin on an old favourite block. Available for Members to borrow from our library.

Workshop news

Our first workshop since the start of Covid is The Postage Stamp Project with Sharon Thomson. Find out more on the Workshop page.

Bus trip to Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair

Wednesday 30th June 2021

See your April 2021 bulletin for information on the group trip.

Australiasian Quilt Convention

Melbourne New Dates - 19th - 22nd August 2021

See your March Quarterly Newsletter for information on the group trip.