Welcome to Illawarra Quilters Inc.

What is happening in July?

Saturday Sit, Sew and Share – Saturdays 6th and 20th July

  • 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 3rd and 17th July

  • 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.

Quarterly Newsletter deadline - Wednesday 17th July

General Meeting – Wednesday 10th July

Our lovely guest speaker Lorena Uriarte shared a little of the convoluted path which has led to her current career in patchwork and quilting. Lorena then showed a selection of her amazing quilts and spoke about each, sharing tips, tricks, inspiration and anecdotes. Every quilt was interesting, colourful and personal. See more photos . . .

Congratulations Lorena and thank you very much.

Following her Show and Share, guest speaker Lorena Uriarte judged the ‘Most Gorgeous Pincushion’. Congratulations to the winner Pam P for her Warratah pincushion and runner-up Denise L for her Australian animals pincushion. See more photos . . .

These beautiful pincushions will be sent to Japan as part of a gift to the Shinobu Patchwork Appreciation Society.

Thank you

Thank you to all the Members, their spouses, partners and friends who helped make the Illawarra Quilters Inc. table at the Sydney Quilt Show such a sucess.

Other news and notices

Quarterly Newsletter

The first quarterly newsletter will be sent at the end of July and the deadline for articles to be included in the newsletter is Wednesday 17th July. We would like members to share some of their experiences e.g. if you have seen an interesting exhibition or read a good book – have a recipe you would like to share or a website or YouTube video you have found helpful please contact Dianne Sefton at illawarraquiltersnews@gmail.com.

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.

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

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


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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