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.


Monday, 24 February 2014

What we got up to this February.

We had great attendance to both our gatherings and our sit n sew this month with lots of great show and tell. The Salinda / Nearly Insane girls are making great progress on their blocks. Thank you to the nine ladies who made it along to our Sit n Sew today. Before lunch we managed to make over 24 Scissor pouches for the Nurses in Fiji, we also managed to make great progress on our own projects after lunch.

Bridget showed us the progress on her Robyn Falloon Quilt
Nine ladies attended our Sit n Sew
Liz showed us the quilt she made out of the
butterfly blocks she purchased off Maureen at our trade table

We made 24 Scissor pouches at our Sit n Sew 
Some of our ladies showed off their summer
 homework on their Salinda Quilts

Jude showed us the progress she has made
 so far on her hand-pieced Lucy Boston quilt

Our Flikr account has been updated with some more photos from Show and Tell.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Welcome Back

It's been an interesting summer, hopefully some of you managed to get some sewing done.

Wednesday the 19th of February marks the first gathering of the year for Kilmore Quilters.  The committee have been busy firming up plans for the events scheduled for the first quarter of the year. The calendar has been updated with the current schedule of classes along with dates for several exhibitions they have been notified of.

February dates to note are as follows :

Night Gathering : Wednesday, 19th at 7pm 
Sissor Keep for Fiji / Sit n Sew : Sunday, 22nd at 9am
Day Gathering : Tuesday, 25th at 9am

This month also marks the beginning of a new project for Kilmore Quilters - the Honour Quilt designed by Maree.  We will be progressing through this quilt at 4 blocks a month.  Maree will be at both the night and day gathering this month to give us our blocks.

The ladies who were working on Dutch Treat should have finished their blocks over summer, we look forward to perhaps seeing their completed quilt tops in March.

And lets not forget our Salinda ladies - we look forward to seeing your progress too.

Coming up in March Kilmore Quilters will be hosting the Victorian Quilters Summer Gathering.  The committee has organised two guest speakers, three traders and plenty of prizes to be one.  All they ask is that you bring along a bra or two to donate to the Uplift Fiji Project, your hand sewing and $5 entry.  We will be selling baked potatoes for lunch for $5 but you will need to pre-order.

This past weekend our district and several other parts of Victoria experienced some terrible bush and grass fires.  Our hearts go out to those who have lost their homes and those who experienced the stress of evacuation.  We hope that all our members got through this event unscathed and safely.  Our deepest thanks goes out to all the brave volunteers who fought the fires day and night and who are still out there fighting the ongoing fires in Gippsland and continuing to put out hotspots and flare ups around us.

Rhonda has asked, "If anyone becomes aware of any of our community who have lost their homes in the recent fires could you let me know so that as a group we may be able to coordinate the gift of a quilt. If you have any quilts that you feel that you may be able to pass on could you let me know as well so that I can get an inventory started. A variety is always good as often quilts for males are not very plentiful."