Illawarra Quilters Inc - more than quilting

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

What is happening in April, May and June 2020?

All Illawarra Quilters Inc. activities are suspended until at least the end of June 2020.

Important update for Illawarra Quilters Inc. Members re: COVID19 (Coronavirus)

The Government has provided new advice on measures to be taken when holding indoor events which currently restrict us to no more than 15 ladies in the halls at any one time – however they are now advising against any unnecessary gatherings.

It is anticipated it won’t be long till we are no longer able to get together as a group at Corrimal Community Church Hall or the Old Courthouse.

With this in mind, and considering the possible health risks, the Executive has taken the decision to

suspend all indoor activities immediately until at least the end of June.

The above is an extract of the email sent to all Illawarra Quilters Inc members by email or post on 23rd March 2020. A pdf of the full email can be found with other Bulletins and Newsletters on the Members Only website.

Cancellations and postponements

Saturday April 4Kasia Jacquot demonstrationCANCELLED

Wednesday April 15 and Saturday April 18X’s & O’s with Irene AndrewsPOSTPONED – Further information to follow

Thursday 16 – Monday 20 AprilAustralian Quilt ConventionPOSTPONED to Thursday 20 – Monday 24 August

  • Ladies who were attending this event have been contacted and advised they can cancel and receive a refund if they are unable to attend on the new dates. Ladies who were previously unable to attend but would now like to, can make arrangements by contacting Sue Pitt gspitt@bigpond.com

Saturday May 2Mother’s Day Hand Stitching/Social Day (Nikki Tervo Mini Mandala)CANCELLED Further information to follow.

Saturday May 23Quick Zippy Bags with Lorraine HammondPOSTPONED – to a date to be determined

Wednesday July 8 (July General Meeting) – Travelling Suitcase - CANCELLED

Sydney Quilt Show - 18 March Update: At this stage, QuiltNSW is proceeding on the basis that the Sydney Quilt Show is going ahead from 17-21 June 2020. This is subject to ongoing review and Government policy.

Membership Renewal

Regardless of not being able to meet face to face Illawarra Quilters Inc. still has financial commitments which must be met – Insurance, Storage Shed, Post Box, Administration, Printing and Postage etc.

The Early bird fee for membership renewal is valid for all payments made before the end of May 2020. Renewal form. . .

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.

Birthday Challenge 2020 - "20 Circles"

Alison was the winner with That's about as Christmas as I get!

Michelle was commended for Bubbles

Pam L was commended for What goes around comes around

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