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.


Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Merry Christmas to you all, stay safe over the holidays

We had our last two gatherings for the year this month and it was great to see all the ladies embrace the festive spirit.

We had some great nibbles on offer and plenty of show and tell - Both seasonal and of the UFO variety.

We received our last Honour blocks to complete with a definite Due By Date provided - 19th of April.  This is when the local RSL would like to display the quilts along with a additional display on ANZAC day - 25th of April.   So along with the Salinda/Nearly Insane blocks and any other work the ladies are currently completing, the holidays are set to be a very busy couple of weeks.

It was wonderful to see a great variety of Show and Tell this month.

Thank you ladies for bringing along your work for us to see, it is very inspiring to us all and a pleasure to see every month.


I've posted more photos on both our Facebook and Flikr sites - grab a cuppa and take a look at what we've been up to over the years.

Friday, 5 December 2014

The festive season is now upon us.... God Jul, Feliz Navidad, Joyeux Noel, Nollaig Shona Dhuit, Merry Christmas to you all

The year is rapidly drawing to a close and we are getting busier than ever.  Those of us with children at home find ourselves looking for gaps in our calendar to get that last minute Christmas sewing finished.   Between dealing with the busy end of year school calendar of concerts, presentations and sourcing school books for next year and the endless running out to the shops for last minute gifts, it's easy to forget that this time of year is about spending quality time with loved ones, not running around getting too exhausted to enjoy your time together.

This time of year is also a chance to reflect on the year we have had, our achievements, our losses and our gains.   This year at Kilmore Quilters we've experienced a little of everything.  Our membership has grown, our workshops and classes have given us new insights and experiences and taught us some wonderful new skills to add to our repertoire of knowledge.  Some of us have found a new love for particular techniques and styles of quilting, while others are happy to keep experimenting or stay with a style or technique they enjoy.  We've lost cherished members and some have experience the painful loss of family members this year, while others have experienced illness, however through it all we have found plenty of love and support from those around us.

We've experienced a year filled with wonderful gatherings, productive sit n sews, interesting classes with generous teachers, great workshops delivered by our very own members, all in all contributing to a fulfilling and memorable year.

Our last gatherings for the year are Wednesday 10th of December and Tuesday 16th of December.

Merry Christmas, may your festive season bring you love and happiness.

We created bags for the nurses in Fiji
We hosted Vic Quilters Summer Gathering

Jane taught us fabric weaving

The ladies doing the Dutch Treat Quilt finally finished their quilts
Andrea taught us her bow tie technique at the retreat

Sergei joined us at the retreat and made quite a pest of himself
Neil Chisholm taught the ladies some quilting techniques
Dellareece won  her first prize at the Vic Quilters Exhibition
Karin and Annika taught us how to create a One Block Wonder quilt
Joan won the mug rug challenge at our Quilt In

Linda Steele taught the ladies Crazy Patchwork
And throughout the year the ladies have been working hard on their Nearly Insane and Honour Quilts