Illawarra Quilters Inc - more than quilting

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

What sewing days are left in August 2020?

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

Conditions will change as the COVID-19 situation and restrictions change but the current guidelines for attendance are attached to the August 2020 Bulletin and displayed with the sign in book at our venues.

You need to register beforehand either by phoning or emailing the coordinator for that day. If you register for an activity but find you are unable to attend, please let the coordinator know asap so we can go to the next person on the wait list.

Please do not attend any of the sewing days if you are at all unwell – even if it’s just a sniffle or scratchy throat.

Old Courthouse Quilters

With the most recent changes in government restrictions we are now able to host 10 members at The Old Courthouse.

  • Thursday 20th August 2020 - 10am to 2pm - Full Register at iqcourthouserego@gmail.com to be added to the waiting list (if the link doesn't work for you, copy it into a new message in your email)

What is planned for the remainder of 2020?

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

Conditions will change as the COVID-19 situation and restrictions change but the current guidelines for attendance are attached to the August 2020 Bulletin and displayed with the sign in book at our venues.

September, October and November 2020

Saturday Sit, Sew and Share

First and third Saturdays, 10am - 2pm, Corrimal Community Church Hall

  • Saturday 5th September: Register at iqsaturdayrego@gmail.com (if the link doesn't work for you, copy it into a new message in your email)

  • Saturday 19th September: Register at iqsaturdayrego@gmail.com (if the link doesn't work for you, copy it into a new message in your email)

  • Details for future registrations will be in the next E-Bulletin and Quarterly Newsletter

Friendship Day

First Wednesday, 10am - 2pm, Corrimal Community Church Hall

  • Wednesday 2nd September: Register at iqwednesdayrego@gmail.com (if the link doesn't work for you, copy it into a new message in your email)

  • Details for future registrations will be in the next E-Bulletin and Quarterly Newsletter

Old Courthouse Quilters

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

December 2020

This December, as per usual, only the first activity of the month will be scheduled. Details for future registrations will be in the next E-Bulletin and Quarterly Newsletter

HOPE4Kids

Corrimal Community Church, Minister Graeme Hush and his musician friends support a project known as HOPE4Kids and in particular 3 children who suffer from rare childhood diseases. Illawarra Quilters Inc. holds many sewing days and meetings in the Corrimal Community Church hall and some of our amazing community quilt makers put together something for each of these children and their families. Read more about the project and the children on the Community Assistance page.

Quilts from left to right:

  • Alex & Zoltan's quilt pieced by Nerida Grey, backing donated by Alison Markham, quilted by Irene Andrews, binding by Pamela Pearce.

  • Izzy's quilt piecing, backing and wadding by Janelle Gestier-O'brien, quilting & binding by Helen Stavely.

  • Michael's quilt made by Carol Jordan.

Quilts from left to right:

  • Erin & Gezza's quilt made by Rebecca Albury.

  • Beau’s super hero quilt and bag made by Pamela Pearce.

  • Braedon's quilt and bag made by Pamela Pearce.

Quilts from left to right:

  • Nyree & Grant’s pieced by Nerida Grey, quilted by Irene Andrews, binding by Janice Bartlett.

  • Maddy’s quilt pieced and quilted by Rebecca Albury.

  • Chloe’s quilt pieced and quilted by Carol Jordan.

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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Alternatives, cancellations and postponements

X’s & O’s with Irene Andrews Alternative - we thought we would have a “Hugs & Kisses! We are back together!” Challenge to celebrate resuming our normal routine. More info can be found in the May bulletin and on the Workshops page.

Quick Zippy Bags with Lorraine Hammond Alternative - video tutorial available to Members on Facebook. Here are a selection of bags made using the video tutorial. More info can be found in the May bulletin and on the Workshops page.

Drunkards Path without pins with Irene Andrews - CANCELLED

Opalessence with Lorena Uriarte - CANCELLED

Supper Cloth with Chris Jurd - CANCELLED

Travelling Suitcase - showing at Illawarra Quilters in 2020 – CANCELLED

2020 Annual Retreat - CANCELLED

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Ways to keep in touch with friends and family

BBC technology has some helpful articles on how to use different technology and apps to help keep us in touch with our friends and family while we are socially distancing or in isolation.

  • Step-by-step guide: How to video call your family www.bbc.com/news/technology-51968122 This guide will show you how to make a video call using a smartphone, or receive one using your desktop computer - or help you explain how to do so to others.

  • Coronavirus: How can we stay in virtual touch with older relatives? www.bbc.com/news/technology-51933618 This article helps to explain the differences between various communication gadgets available on the market.

  • Coronavirus: Ways to stay social online while in self-isolation www.bbc.com/news/technology-51966087 This article suggests a variety of ways to keep in touch, social and active. This is more UK focused than the other articles but may help stimulate ideas.

Stay 1.5m apart. Wash your hands. Take care. Stay safe.

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.