Illawarra Quilters Inc - more than quilting

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

We are back and being Covid safe

Sewing activities have begun again however numbers at each venue have been reduced in line with the latest NSW Government guidelines.

Registrations are essential but remember that registration does not guarantee a place on the day. You will receive an email advising whether you have a place a few days before the sewing date.

This is the link to NSW Government information and includes a list of the Latest Covid-19 Case Locations. Please check it periodically to see if you have been impacted by new cases.

If you are in any doubt at all about your health or possible exposure, please do not attend any Illawarra Quilters Inc. events.

General Meeting

Wednesday 10th February6.30pm - 9.00pm

Keiraview Uniting Church Hall, Fisher Street, West Wollongong

(Please register at

Friendship Day

Wednesdays 3rd & 17th February – 10.00am – 3.00pm

Corrimal Community Church, Augusta Street, East Corrimal

(Please register at

Sit ‘n’ Sew

Saturdays 6th & 20th February – 10.00am – 3.00pm

Corrimal Community Church, Augusta Street, East Corrimal

(Please register at

Courthouse Quilters

Every Thursday 10.00am – 2.00pm

Old Courthouse, Belmore Basin (hand sewing only)

(Please register at

2021 Birthday Challenge - What makes ME smile?

I know for many of you, sitting in the sewing room might make you happy but it doesn't always make you smile. (speaking from personal experience). So, what really makes you smile? A special memory, a beautiful space, a pleasant aroma, a well-earned achievement.

I’m sure you all have a great idea bubbling away in the back of your mind so here are some guidelines to follow as you plan your quilt:

  • quilt must be A3 size when completed (landscape or portrait)

  • may be made with any materials e.g. cotton, wool, felt, etc.

  • consist of 3 layers and be quilted by hand, machine or both

  • be bound or closed on the edges

  • any embellishments must not protrude more than 1/2" from the quilt

  • be free of any text or images protected by copyright

  • a label on the back with your name

Smiling is contagious!!

Quilts will be displayed and judged at the March General Meeting 2021, and the winners will be announced on the night. And yes, there will be a prize for the winning entry.

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.

Long overdue Library books

Could members please check their bookshelves / sewing area to see if they have any of overdue Illawarra Quilters Inc. library books. The full list is on the library page. If you think that you have returned an item please let us know. If you have a book and cannot come to the hall to return it, let us know and we can arrange to collect it. (if the link doesn't work for you, copy it into a new message in your email)