Illawarra Quilters Inc - more than quilting

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

What else is happening in August?

Saturday Sit, Sew and Share – Saturdays 17th August

  • Corrimal Community Church Hall, 9 Augusta Street, East Corrimal, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • All welcome, bring your sewing and lunch and join us for a relaxing day.

Friendship Days – Wednesdays 21st August

  • Corrimal Community Church Hall, 9 Augusta Street, East Corrimal, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • All welcome, bring your sewing and lunch and join us for a relaxing day.

Courthouse Quilters - every Thursday

  • Old Courthouse, Belmore Basin, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • All welcome, bring your hand - sewing and lunch and join us for a relaxing day.

General Meeting – Wednesday 14th August

At the August general meeting we welcomed Meredith Bryce from the Zonta Club in Berry. Zonta International seeks to improve the legal, political, economic, educational and/ or health status of women in developing countries and countries in transition.

On a local level, 15 ladies in Berry gather regularly to prepare Birthing Kits and Breast Care cushions. The birthing kits provide for a clean and safe birthing environment for women without access to professional medical care. The cushions provide comfort to women after breast care surgery. They also support Samaritan Accommodation: Australia’s only Safe House for people who have experienced human trafficking and/ or slavery practices. IQ proudly donated two of our beautiful community quilts to support Zonta Berry in their fundraising endeavours as they celebrate 100 years. All money raised goes directly to a dedicated project. Congratulations ladies.

More information: berry@zontadistrict24.org

Other news and notices

Annual Retreat from 22nd to 24th November 2019

Fully booked!! More info . . .

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.

Wider Quilting Community

Now on this website and was updated on 19th August 2019 More info . . .

Appeals


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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