Illawarra Quilters Inc - more than quilting

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

Illawarra Quilters Activities for 2022

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 ,it is a condition of the hiring of these venues that we adhere to all Public Health Orders.


ILLAWARRA QUILTERS

COACH TRIP

to

SYDNEY CRAFT AND QUILT FAIR

The Dome, SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK

WEDNESDAY, 29th June 2022


There will be many specialist retailers for shopping. Demonstrations and learning sessions around the fair. Exhibitions include: Going Green Challenge, 30 International Art Quilts – Beyond the Mirror, One Red Thread Textile Challenge – Theme EmpoweRED, Pet Portraits - machine and hand embroidered.

COST $45.00 (INCLUDING ENTRY TO EXHIBITION)

DEPARTING FROM: (pickup times to be advised)

OAK FLATS BOWLING CLUB

DAPTO RIBBONWOOD CENTRE, HEININGER STREET ENTRANCE

WEST WOLLONGONG, FISHER STREET

CORRIMAL - CNR UNDERWOOD ST & TARRAWANNA ROAD

BULLI - HOBART STREET

DEPARTURE TIME FROM OLYMPIC PARK: 3.30pm

BOOKING & PAYMENT: at General Meetings, Friendship days, Sit and Sew or call me.

Money in envelope with Name, Coach No., Pickup Point, your Phone No. EFT: ILLAWARRA QUILTERS INC. BSB 641 800 ACC No. 100025203 Reference – SCF (your Surname) Please send email when making deposit with Name/s, Coach No. Pickup Point, Phone No.

Why not invite a friend. Looking forward to your company.

For the Illawarra Quilters Inc, SUE PITT Mobile: 0438 409970 Email: gspitt@bigpond.com

Quilt and Craft Expo

On Saturday 7th May, Illawarra Quilters held an expo to highlight all the amazing craft activities that our members enjoy. There were demonstrations of applique, quilting, smocking, hexagons, hand sewing, making quilt blocks, knitting and the Accuquilt cutting machine. It was also an opportunity for us to show the many Community Assistance programs we are involved with.

Some beautiful quilts were displayed and there were several stallholders selling a variety of craft materials, fabrics and handmade goods. The Illawarra Woodworkers also supported us on the day with their own stall.

There were 3 very happy people each took home a new quilt as their prize in our raffle. Visitors to the Expo enjoyed an excellent morning or afternoon tea at our cafe, with a variety of delicious cakes and slices served with tea or coffee.









Dates to save



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

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre



Out and About

  • Sydney Craft & Quilt Show - 29th June – 3rd July 10am – 4pm The Dome, Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush

  • Milton Quilters Exhibition – 10th June – 12th June 10am – 4pm Ulladulla Civic Centre, Princes H/way, Ulladulla

  • Quilt NSW Quilt Show - 21st – 23rd October 10am – 4pm Grand Pavilion, Rosehill Racecourse, Rosehill

  • Gerringong Quilt Show – 21st 23rd October 10am – 4.00pm 106 Fern Street, Gerringong

Community Donations

So far this year Illawarra Quilters have delivered over 80 quilts to a variety of causes as part of our Community Assistance Programs. Some of the organisations who have been recipients of our quilts include: Aussie Heroes, Organ Transplant Donor families and Lismore flood victims, whose quilts were delivered by members of Corrimal Rotary.

At our regular monthly meeting, Mel from SAHSSI attended and told us about the wonderful work they do supporting women who are at risk in our society and those who are homeless. We were able to give her 13 quilts to pass on to some of their clients.






Quilt Gallery

Some of the beautiful quilts that our members have recently completed.