Illawarra Quilters Inc - more than quilting

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Illawarra Quilters Activities for 2022

Our sewing day activities will return on the following dates:

Friendship Day

Gatherings will commence on Wednesday 19th January and then continue on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.

Corrimal Community Church, Augusta Street, East Corrimal

10.00am - 2.00pm

Sit ‘n’ Sew

Gatherings will commence on Saturday 15th January and then continue on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month.

Corrimal Community Church, Augusta Street, East Corrimal

10.00am - 2.00pm

Courthouse Quilters

Gatherings will recommence on Thursday 20th January and then on every Thursday.

Old Courthouse, Belmore Basin (hand sewing only)

10.00am - 2.00pm

Please note that in line with the guidelines provided to us by the Corrimal Community Church and the Old Courthouse, mask wearing is required when not seated, eating or drinking. When moving around the venues please maintain social distancing where possible. It is a condition of the hiring of these venues that we adhere to all Public Health Orders.

Dates to save

Retreat @ Home – Friday 21stand Saturday 22nd January, 2022 10.00am – 4.00pm

Keiraview Uniting Hall, Fisher St. West Wollongong

More information on the Annual Retreat page

Australian Quilt Convention - 2022 - Thursday 26th May to Monday 30th May 2022

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Other news and notices

Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair

This event has been postponed until 2022.

Community Assistance Programmes

During Lockdown our members of the Illawarra Quilters have continued to keep busy supporting a variety of charities and services. We have recently donated 50 quilts to organisations locally, including the Homeless Hub, Vinnies Men's Refuge in Coniston, Diggers Aged Care, Southern Youth and Family Services and the Women's Refuge in Wollongong.

Also a large parcel of 180 Stella Bella bead bags was sent to the Randwick Children's Hospital. These happy and cheerful bags are sure to bring a smile to the faces of some very sick children. The children receive beads for specific medical procedures during their time in hospital, creating a string of beads which tells the story of their own personal journey while receiving treatment. The bags we make are used by the children to store these beads.

When not sewing, many in our group knit beanies and scarves which are distributed at the beginning of winter to those in need or homeless in our local area.