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.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

July 2017 Gathering

Another wonderful gathering - with many members creating some incredible work - below is a snapshot of what some of our members have been working on.


M made a quilt with lots and lots and lots of house blocks, which are very cute when you look closely.  An incredibly wide variety of fabrics went into her blocks.


M also made this stunning colourwash quilt with left over odds and ends from other quilts she has made...

J is making a scarf with these stunning motifs

R is making up her applique blocks for a quilt border

A is getting to the point of putting her Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses quilt together.

The other A made 3 scarves and a beanie in one week!!  She really kicked goals and all three scarves were so lovely and soft to touch.  Lots of members were wanting to take them home!

Clamshells

D was very busy also - here is her table runner, a pattern from a magazine, we think it will be very lovely on her dining table.

D has also been plodding away with an Apple Core bed runner.  They measure 1in x 2in.


Now, the other J took an idea from pinterest to make this funky modern quilt which she is hand-quilting in perle thread.  Up close, for the 'whites' it is all fabric with writing on it.  Nothing dull or boring about this one - 

S was continuing her hand applique on a fun baby circus applique.

R says she's on her final crazy quilt block, which we have been watching the progress of over the past few months.  Her stitches are so delicate and beautiful.

? I don't remember who was making the quilt below - but it is quite stunning with the colour choies and panel in the centre.

The other J is continuing her La Passacaliga quilt.  There's lots of movement in the blue circle.  It will be very exciting when she has it all together.  

Sunday, 4 June 2017

A day with Michele Hill

Very early in the morning, many members arrived to assist with setting up for what was a jam packed and exciting day.  Kilmore Quilters and their guests were privileged to have the beautiful Michele Hill speak about her journey with Beatrix Potter.


While the setting up in the hall was going on, there was a flurry of activity in the kitchen to prepare for the beautiful morning tea and lunch...

Guests were treated to a large range of cakes, slices and sandwiches for morning tea...



















The stage was set with members 'Michele Hill' quilts on display




The morning consisted of a very interesting, sometimes funny and sometimes poignant talk from Michele Hill.  Michele, showed (and wowed) the audience photos of her travels to find out more about Beatrix Potter.  She also spoke about how her quilting journey has brought her to making quilts based upon the children's stories of the well known characters of Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddleduck and so on.

* The talk and movies/slide-show were very interesting and this blog writer didn't take any photos during the presentation because she was too captivated by Michele's words.

After the presentation, a delicious lunch of  home-made soup (pumpkin or chicken and veg plus a roll) was served.

During the day there were many opportunities to meet Michele, purchase her books and have the books signed.

If that wasn't enough, everyone was treated to a magnificent display of show'n'tell from Members and Guests.



The day was interspersed with door prizes and raffle drawings.  Every person who attended received a small gift.

Magnificent morning tea

Delicious lunch

Amazing show'n'tell

and

an incredible guest speaker - Michele Hill,

all added up to a truly wonderful day.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Committee 2017 - 2018

We had our Annual General Meeting last night and received the following nominations received for Committee.

Welcome to the 2017-2018 Committee team:

President: Jude Liebmann

Vice President: Jenny Gibson

Secretary: Liz Williams

Treasurer: Bridget Harrison
Day Group Co-ordinator: Jenny Gibson

Librarian: Maryanne Laffan

Merchandise: Robyn Likos

Membership Secretary: Bridget Harrison

Workshops: Anne B

Retreat:   Maryanne Laffan  with support person Anne B

Night Gathering Co-ordinator - this new role will be established and a portfolio holder appointed in the next couple of months.

Social Media: Andrea Milne - Hall with support person Dellareece Matson

Newsletter: Andrea Milne - Hall
General members: Mareee M, Dianne West and Rhonda Coates

Congratulations to everyone and we are looking forward to a great new year.