Illawarra Quilters Inc - more than quilting

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

General Meetings

The survey of members revealed the majority are happy to return to face to face meetings and the preference is for our usual Wednesday evening.

The next General Meetings at Keiraview Uniting Church Hall, Fisher Street, West Wollongong are from 7 – 9pm on 11 November and 9 December.

The hall can accommodate 58 people under current capacity restrictions and while not mandatory, you may choose to wear a mask.

Information and Covid-19 safety guidelines were emailed to Members on Friday 9th October 2020 and can be found on the Policies page of the Members only website.

Book your seat by emailing iqmeetingrego@gmail.com (if the link doesn't work for you, copy it into a new message in your email)

What's left is in October 2020?

Old Courthouse Quilters

Weekly on Thursdays, 10am - 2pm, Old Courthouse, Belmore Basin

If circumstances due to COVID-19 should change suddenly, members will be informed by email.

What is planned for November 2020?

General Meeting

7 – 9pm , Keiraview Uniting Church Hall, Fisher Street, West Wollongong

  • Wednesday 11th November

  • Guest speaker will be Trish Tindell from Illawarra Felt Makers

  • Register at iqmeetingrego@gmail.com (if the link doesn't work for you, copy it into a new message in your email)

Retreat at Home

9.30am – 4.30pm, Keiraview Uniting Church Hall, Fisher Street, West Wollongong

  • Friday 20th and Saturday 21st November

  • No Corrimal Saturday Sit and Sew on Saturday 21st

  • Registrations are full

  • Contact Illawarra Quilters Inc. to be added to the waiting list

Saturday Sit, Sew and Share

10am - 2pm, Corrimal Community Church Hall

  • First Saturday - 7th November

  • Not on the third Saturday - replaced by Retreat at Home (see above)

  • Registrations at iqsaturdayrego@gmail.com (if the link doesn't work for you, copy it into a new message in your email)

Friendship Day

10am - 2pm, Corrimal Community Church Hall

  • First Wednesday - 4th November

  • Third Wednesday - 18th November

  • Registration at iqwednesdayrego@gmail.com (if the link doesn't work for you, copy it into a new message in your email)

Old Courthouse Quilters

Weekly on Thursdays, 10am - 2pm, Old Courthouse, Belmore Basin

What is planned for December 2020?

General Meeting

7 – 9pm , Keiraview Uniting Church Hall, Fisher Street, West Wollongong

  • Wednesday 9th December

  • Register at iqmeetingrego@gmail.com (if the link doesn't work for you, copy it into a new message in your email)

Christmas Party

10am - 2pm, Keiraview Uniting Church Hall, Fisher Street, West Wollongong

  • Saturday 5th December

  • This replaces Saturday Sit, Sew and Share

  • More details in the December Quarterly Newsletter

  • Registrations at iqsaturdayrego@gmail.com (if the link doesn't work for you, copy it into a new message in your email)

Friendship Day

10am - 2pm, Corrimal Community Church Hall

  • First Wednesday - 2nd December

  • Registration at iqwednesdayrego@gmail.com (if the link doesn't work for you, copy it into a new message in your email)

Old Courthouse Quilters

10am - 2pm, Old Courthouse, Belmore Basin

  • Thursday 3rd December

  • Register at iqcourthouserego@gmail.com (if the link doesn't work for you, copy it into a new message in your email)

2021 Birthday Challenge - What makes ME smile?

Happiness is pretty simple:

” Someone to love

Something to do

Something to look forward to”

Rita Mae Brown

Now, I know for many of you, sitting in the sewing room might make you happy but it doesn't always make you smile. (speaking from personal experience).

So, what really makes you smile? A special memory, a beautiful space, a pleasant aroma, a well-earned achievement. I’m sure you all have a great idea bubbling away in the back of your mind so here are some guidelines to follow as you plan your quilt:

  • quilt must be A3 size when completed (landscape or portrait)

  • may be made with any materials e.g. cotton, wool, felt, etc.

  • consist of 3 layers and be quilted by hand, machine or both

  • be bound or closed on the edges

  • any embellishments must not protrude more than 1/2" from the quilt

  • be free of any text or images protected by copyright

  • a label on the back with your name

Smiling is contagious!!

Quilts will be displayed and judged at the March General Meeting 2021, and the winners will be announced on the night. And yes, there will be a prize for the winning entry.

Sewing keeps us sane!

Members have made the most of the extra time at home to sew up new projects, complete UFOs, learn new skills and also tackle cleaning, sorting various rooms at home. These photo carousels show only a few of the many Show and Share items made .

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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.

Long overdue Library books

Could members please check their bookshelves / sewing area to see if they have any of overdue Illawarra Quilters Inc. library books. The full list is on the library page. If you think that you have returned an item please let us know. If you have a book and cannot come to the hall to return it, let us know and we can arrange to collect it. illawarraquiltersinc@gmail.com (if the link doesn't work for you, copy it into a new message in your email)