Welcome to Illawarra Quilters Inc.

A change to the website . . .

Series of photos used to all be shown separately. Now only a few most recent photos will be shown separately - like those below from the June meeting.

Most photo series are now on carousels, indicated by the dots below the photo. Use the < and > arrows on the photo to move through them.

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Why photos of lambs?

As part of our Community Assistance Program Noleen knitted and donated a set of NRL team jumpers for orphaned lambs. This story was featured in the ABC News https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-13/orphaned-lambs-don-jumpers-as-winter-drought-bites/11176200

What else is happening in June?

Friendship Days - Wednesdays 5th and 19th June

  • Corrimal Community Church Hall, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Make an 'Australiana' themed pincushion on 19th June (see below for more info.)
  • This is a time for members to get together, bring along their projects, work together on community projects, chat and exchange ideas and tips
  • Bring your lunch and mug - tea and coffee are supplied

Courthouse Quilters - every Thursday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

  • Old Courthouse, Belmore Basin
  • All welcome, bring your hand-sewing and lunch and join us for a relaxing day

Guest speaker at the June meeting - Dr Gary Butler

Dr Gary Butler was the guest speaker at our general meeting in June and shared some of the many projects he has been creating over the past years. Gary enjoys designing, screen printing, dying fabrics and hand quilting. It was a delight to see his beautiful work and to learn more about the fabrics, threads and wadding he chooses to complete his quilts. @live.breathe.create

See more photos . . .

Craft Exchange display at the June meeting

The members of Illawarra Quilters Inc. have been invited by Louise Carroll and the ladies of the Shinobu Patchwork Appreciation Society to participate in a cultural craft exchange. Louise is an Australian woman, with a connection to the Illawarra, currently working for the Citizen’s Department in Fukushima City Japan.

Gifts sent by the ladies of the Shinobu Patchwork Appreciation Society were displayed for all to marvel over. See more photos . . .

‘Australiana’ themed pincushion

Our Secretary, Jennifer Wood, is organising to send this year’s ‘My Country’ Birthday Challenge quilts for display at the Shinobu Community Center Festival in Fukushima City in October 2019. Illawarra Quilters Inc. would like to add a bonus gift to the Shinobu Patchworkers,

Your Challenge is to make an ‘Australiana’ themed pincushion. The only other criteria is that it must be a maximum size of 4 inches.

Make it a fun day – at Saturday Sit & Sew 15 June or Wednesday Friendship Day 19 June or make your pincushion at home. Fabrics and Fibrefill will be available if you don’t have your own. A prize will be awarded for the ‘Most Gorgeous Pincushion’. The winner will be announced at the General Meeting on Wednesday 10 July 2019.

Other news and notices

Parking at Corrimal Community Church Hall

Please check you have parked so 2 cars are able to fit between driveways. Members are welcome to use the driveway to unload their items – it is not ‘an old lady’s thing’ it’s a convenience thing. If you are agile please park in the vacant lot and leave spaces closer to the hall for those less mobile.

Membership Renewal for 2019

If you haven't yet renewed your membership or you would like to become a member of Illawarra Quilters Inc, you can find the renewal and application forms on the Membership page Please remember you do need to have a Gmail account in order to access the Members Only website. Why do I have to have a Gmail account?

Wider Quilting Community

This part of the Members Only website was updated on 12th June 2019


Aussie Hero Quilts (and Laundry bags) - ongoing

Joy Hodges gave an inspiring talk at the May General Meeting, an abridged version of her talk was in the June newsletter. There is an ongoing need for quilts and laundry bags and there is a block of the month program too.

According to Aussie Hero Quilts blogspot:

This blog is dedicated to encouraging people to make quilts and laundry bags to send to Aussie service men and women currently serving overseas and to express our gratitude for their service. We care about the people - not the politics or the mission. Our quilts are not works of art, but works of the heart.

Further information: http://aussieheroquilts.blogspot.com/

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