Illawarra Quilters Inc - more than quilting

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

April 2021 Monthly Meeting

Please note the changed time and venue: 14th April at 4.30pm at Hobbysew

Numbers are capped at 40 so please register at iqmeetingrego@gmail.com Please follow all Covid safety regulations at the store.

Friendship Day

Wednesdays 7th & 21st April – 10.00am – 3.00pm

Corrimal Community Church, Augusta Street, East Corrimal

(Please register at iqwednesdayrego@gmail.com)

Sit ‘n’ Sew

*** No Sit 'n Sew on Saturday 3rd April ***

Saturday 17th April – 10.00am – 3.00pm

Corrimal Community Church, Augusta Street, East Corrimal

(Please register at iqsaturdayrego@gmail.com)

Courthouse Quilters

Every Thursday 10.00am – 2.00pm

Old Courthouse, Belmore Basin (hand sewing only)

(Please register at iqcourthouserego@gmail.com)

Committee Meeting

Monday 26th April - 9:30am

Corrimal Community Church, Augusta Street, East Corrimal

(Please register at iqmeetingrego@gmail.com)

May 2021 and more dates to save

General Meeting - Wednesday 12th May

Friendship Days - Wednesdays 5th & 19th May

Saturday Sit 'n Sew - Saturdays 1st & 15th May

Old Courthouse Quilters - weekly on Thursdays

Committee Meeting - Monday 31st May


Mothers’ Day Activity – Saturday 15 th May 9.30am – 3.30pm

Keiraview Uniting Hall, Fisher St. West Wollongong

Retreat @ Home – Friday 2 nd and Saturday 3 rd July, 9.30am – 4.30pm

Keiraview Uniting Hall, Fisher St. West Wollongong

2021 Birthday Challenge - What makes ME smile?

Thank you to those members who entered the challenge ‘What makes you smile’. We did enjoy hearing your stories of inspiration behind your work and thank you all for supporting this activity. Congratulations to Veronica for winning the challenge sponsored by Illawarra Quilters and to Suzanne and Roslyn as worthy prize recipients, sponsored by Figtree Hobbysew.

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.

https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates

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

Other news and notices

New Book Review

Alchemy - Transforming Scraps into Precious Material” by Pamela Goecke Dinndorf

The photography is so very clear and invites you, the reader to put a new spin on an old favourite block. Available for Members to borrow from our library.

Workshop news

Our first workshop since the start of Covid is The Postage Stamp Project with Sharon Thomson. Find out more on the Workshop page.

Bus trip to Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair

Wednesday 30th June 2021

See your April 2021 bulletin for information on the group trip.

Australiasian Quilt Convention

Melbourne New Dates - 19th - 22nd August 2021

See your March Quarterly Newsletter for information on the group trip.