We are a community promoting quilting and related crafts.

Kilmore Quilters provides a social environment for us to get together and share knowledge, learn new skills and create wonderful pieces of art that you can throw on a bed, hang on a wall, or present to someone you love.

Monthly gatherings are held on the following days : Our evening gathering is at 7pm, on the 3rd Wednesdayof the month at the Kilmore Memorial Hall, Kilmore, in the supper room.

The day gathering is held on the following Tuesday at the same venue from 9am-12pm.

PLEASE NOTE,THERE ARE NO GATHERINGS HELD IN JANUARY.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

More October Show'n'Tell

October was certainly a very busy month with Kilmore Quilters.  This blog writer did not get to the night gathering, but the day gathering had lots of wonderful work on display.  We were also honoured with a visit from the local MP who sat and chatted with us while having her morning cuppa.  She certainly seemed to be very impressed with our productivity.  Here's a snapshot.....

Clamshells



English Paper Piecing






Hand Piecing



Stunning Applique, some which was a new start and others were well on the way to having lots completed....






Also, not to be missed was the embroidered quilt adorned with beautiful embroideries of pooh bear and tigger, as well as a pieced (Go Tigers!) quilt and an in progress mix of all techniques with a Christmas theme.



 Very creative people with a common bond.  And, with so many ideas flying around in our heads as we leave the group, after seeing all that inspiration, we'll have lots to chat about when we next get together in November.  Hope to see you there. :)

Thursday, 19 October 2017

October Sit'n'Sew Day

On a gorgeous Saturday in October, approx 24 ladies got together and sewed for 12 hours.  The Kilmore Hall was full of noisy machines, laughter and general sewing untidiness.  A world of very happy clutter....






Some people worked on their own thing and others took part in a scrappy quilt workshop which was being run by one of our members. 

Scrappy Quilts....











Two ladies had exceptional taste - they were both using very similar fabrics in Japanese - very nice...

These two quilts and the two white ones (above) are all made using exactly the same pattern, but different fabrics really do change the appearance of the pattern.

A special thank you to RC who provided the workshop and assisted everyone during the day.







The item pictured below is not quilted, nor is it knitted - but it is crochet!  The very clever RI has made this knee rug as a gift for someone special in favourite colours.  Beautiful to touch, it sure will bring brightness to a room and a person.  Lucky recipient!

The show'n'tell of projects continued on - some truly stunning work....  



 

  




Some projects are from previous Kilmore Quilters workshops and others are from different places.  There was certainly lots of eye candy and ideas being thrown around during the day. 

Dedicated sewing days like the 10-10 days allow for creativity, sharing thoughts and helping each other over sewing hurdles.

A couple of ladies even knitted when they grew tired of their sewing machines.

In the Irish Chain quilt (left) what has not shown up in the photo are the machine embroidered flowers, birds and insects which adorn the big white squares, which is a shame because JG spent lots of time with her own designs and then making the quilt to suit.





JL has been working on her project for some time now - but those fleur de lis blocks are only 2in big, hand cut and machine appliqued.  There will be lots of them around her next border as you can see.  WOW!  



 

Each sewing day always gladdens the heart and brings joy to many, those on the day and those who received the finished items as gifts or have them adorning their homes.  Please make time to sew with friends as much as you can - it's great! 😉

Sunday, 27 August 2017

August Gatherings....

Both the day and night gatherings of Kilmore Quilters may have been small in number, but oh boy, the work and talent of the members is second to none!  Lots of variety and lots of show'n'tell happened this month.

Drum roll please.........

C has started her "Rotherfields" Greys quilt.  
The central medallion is appliqued to your and will finish at 20in square.  
Then there are many, borders to add.  This is the beginning of a masterpiece.


R pulled an UFO out of her cupboard.  
It has appliqued and pieced panels which are joined together using the Quilt As You Go method.

C continued on with knitting.  A shawl. 

M is continuing her hand pieced quilt.  Can't wait to see this one finished. 

The other R is knitting an "all in one" jacket.  
Knitted in one piece, including the sleeves.  
We are all eager to see how this turns out and are liking the idea of it.

J is continuing on with her La Pasacalgia quilt.  It is growing :). 

W at the night gathering is appliqueing a central medallion.   


These lovely prepared hexagons and very organised holder belong to the quilt below the photo. 
How gorgeous is this?  As you can see by the reel of thread in the case, the hexagons are quite small. 

L is continuing her "1718 Coverlet" quilt blocks. 

J is also paper piecing hexagons. 

Clamshells. 

K is making a table runner using the Japanese technique of Boro.

A trip around the world being made with EPP.

B is making a quilt for a doll cot. 


More EPP in progress.

The other L is following a quilt-a-long using the "Perpetually Hexie" calendar. 

W at the day gathering is appliqueing Liberty fabrics to make a cushion cover. 

V is making a stunning design using a variation of drunkards path and pinwheels. 


Then, for the finale this month - the other J has completed this quilt for one of her family members.  Unfortunately the photo doesn't show the intricate piecing which went into the narrow curved border.  We were all spellbound by the perfect piecing and overall stunning effect.