Illawarra Quilters Inc - more than quilting

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

What is happening in February 2020?

For more information about these gatherings, including venue and costs, please see the Ongoing/Regular Activities page.

General Meeting - Wednesday 12th February 2020 - from 7pm

  • Pam Sreckovic will be our guest. She will share her beautiful work and the inspiration for each of her quilts she has made with love.
  • Please check you have parked so 2 cars are able to fit between driveways.

Friendship Days - Wednesday 5th & 19th February - 10am to 3pm

  • All welcome, bring your sewing and your lunch. Tea & coffee provided.

Saturday Sit, Sew and Share – Saturday 1st & 15th February - 10am to 3pm

  • All welcome, bring your sewing and your lunch. Tea & coffee provided.

Courthouse Quilters - Thursdays - 10am to 2pm

  • All welcome, bring your hand sewing, your lunch and cup/mug. Tea & coffee provided.

Fabric Art Playday - resumes 11th February 2020

More dates for your diary

Exhibition 2020

A meeting of interested Members will be held on Saturday 7th March from 1:30pm to 3pm. More information will be given at the February General Meeting on 12th February 2020.

Birthday Challenge - The Circle

More information in the November 2019 e-Bulletin on the Members only website. Entries will be judged at the General Meeting on 11th March 2020.

Saturday Sit and Sew 4th April 2020

Talented artist Kasia Jacquot will be our guest and she will share her love of embroidery over many years. Kasia enjoys working in natural textiles such as hemp, linen and silk, utilising traditional embroidery and silk screen printing. Kasia will have kits, materials and patterns for sale on the day.

We have invited the Wollongong Embroiderer’s to join us on the day and if you have a friend interested in embroidery, please invite them along.

Bring your own stitching on the day but please no sewing machines. At this stage I am not sure how long Kasia will speak for so I can’t guarantee how much machine sewing you would be able to do. It's a normal friendship day, so $5 for attendance to members and guests. Bring your cup and lunch and some spare dollars.More information will be given closer to the date.

2020 workshops

Everyday Expert Ruler in March. . . X's and O's in April . . . Mini Mandalas in May. . . Quick, easy bags also in May. . . Drunkards Path without pins in July . . . Applique techniques and the Opalessence quilt in August. . . And a Supper Cloth Coverletin October. More info . . .

Other news and notices

Wider Quilting Community and Appeals

The web page was updated on 2nd February 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.

Helping out disaster ravaged communities

Australian communities which have been affected by drought, fire and flood are often blessed with donated goods and money to help people get back on their feet and regain some semblance of normality. Businesses on the other hand need customers in order to keep their doors open which in turn helps the community by keeping people employed.

Only once it is safe and sensible to visit affected areas, consider visiting and spending time and money on a coffee, a weekend away, some fabric. . . or all three!

Please ensure you keep yourselves safe and check the local conditions before and during your visit.

Victoria - Emergency Victoria https://emergency.vic.gov.au/relief/#east_gippsland_fires_2019_20

New South Wales - NSW Rural Fire Service https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/

ACT - ACT Emergency Sservice Agency https://esa.act.gov.au/

Register. Find. Reunite. website

This is a combined Australian Government and Red Cross Australia initiative for those affected to register and/or find people affected by the bushfires https://register.redcross.org.au/

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