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.

Friday, 31 August 2018

August Gatherings

Once again, we have magnificent show'n'tell from our Members.  To start this month, we have a machine quilted piece with a little embroidered flower in the corner...........


Followed by another Caswell quilt block from W...


Some more Dear Jane, which is being hand-pieced by S,


 


A new embroidery piece with variegated thread - those wheat stalks are going to be very nice....

A hand applique wreath - loving the colours and can't wait to see the finished piece...

And, now it's time for more hand piecing - some of this work is truly stunning and amazing.... look at that lovely, even knitting in the background behind the star block....

Some more stars, which are being made by English Paper Piecing...  look at that gorgeous fussy cutting....
 
hexagons...
 Paper pieced border being appliqued to the background by J...

A Rotherfields Greys centre panel

Hand-pieced triangles....

Here's some more hexagons.... this may be an addictive shape to make for many of our members...

The hexagons in the photo (below) are being made with some textured fabrics...  looks like silks?

And two finishes for our final photo this month...  The quilt has been completed by A, from a class which was held during 2017 by one of our members, using up 5in charm squares and two co-ordinating fabrics.  On the floor, is a completed crochet rug.  I'm sorry there isn't a better photo  to show off the beautiful stitches.

Thank you for stopping by our blog - we love to share what we do!  If you would like to join us for one of our gatherings or classes, click on the "calendar" tab at the top of this blog to see when our next event - we'd love to have you join us.  :)  Warmest wishes...

Monday, 30 July 2018

July Gatherings

This is a very, very photo heavy post, while the gatherings were smaller due to it being mid-winter, the show'n'tell was wonderful and there was lots of it.

Starting with a border for a "Rotherfields Grey" quilt...

Followed closely by S working on her "Rotherfields Grey" centre panel...


The hexagon flowers pictured in the tin below are being appliqued onto the border strip for part of C's "Rotherfields Grey" quilt.


The photos of this quilt do not quite do it justice.  Such a wonderful use of blues and browns, combined with light tone backgrounds to make a wonderful scrap buster.
 


As always, W, is doing stunning hand applique, here is one of her "Caswell" quilt blocks....

Another quilt from W, we have seen this in progress for the past few months, and it has also turned out stunning.
 


And, of course no gathering is complete without many more hexagons being paper pieced. 


Hand pieced hexagons, no papers.....



Now for the knitting!  M purchased a ball of wool at our day in Maldon and has knitted up a very nice slouch hat, followed by C who is knitting with a mix of commercial and hand spun wool.  A very nice tactile piece.


Now, for some more completed quilts and quilt tops...




Lots of little triangles.... and..... Some blocks of "Patchwork of the Crosses"

To finish off, some truly lovely embroidery and embellishing....



Thank you for stopping by our blog.  We hope to 'see' you again next month! xxx

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Winter in Maldon

It was indeed a very chilly morning, with the day starting at -2deg C, our members were well rugged up to enjoy a perfect day in Maldon.

We were greeted with beautifully decorated shop windows, glorious sunshine and no wind.  Some chose to immediately hit the shops, while others were content to wander and have coffee.

 


 

At 12:00, we all headed to the Maldon Hotel, where we had a wonderful roast lunch (turkey, beef and ham with lots of vegies) followed by delicious plum pudding with custard and cream.  Special diet needs were well looked after too.



After lunch, some did more shopping and others sat by the wood fire, in the light of the huge window and the Christmas Tree watching over them to sit, sew and chat the afternoon away.


 A purely blissful day of shopping, sharing a meal and being with good friends.  Perfect.



Wednesday, 27 June 2018

June Gatherings

 To start this month's show'n'tell, we have the beginnings of a butterfly stitchery and some Dear Jane blocks.
 

The piece below is being made by our male member - B - he is putting together the most amazing applique, full of Egyptian Mythology.  His knowledge of history is quite something. 


English Paper Piecing - is quite addictive!  Also, so much choice these days with many types of papers and templates available to choose from.  Although, one cannot deny the attraction of a simple hexagon......  Can you see the box of prepared hexagons just under the table?  Oh wow.........
 

Or the alternating shapes which either begin with a hexagon or finish up as a hexagon shape.....


And we mustn't forget "Patchwork of the Crosses" or simple stars....



Or a "Trip Around the World".

 Then we moved onto hand-piecing.  Simply gorgeous

 



And knitting with self-patterning yarn...  Those socks and that beanie are going to be well loved.  We are eagerly awaiting the show'n'tell of the finished items.



Then we finish off with a wonderful display of machine pieced items.  Starting with a "jelly roll race" quilt.  Followed by the awesome traffic quilt.



Scrappy Stars - the back is as gorgeous as the front.


And some more scrappy stars with alternating 'wonky' courthouse steps blocks.  Two different settings using the same blocks to create very diverse looking quilts.
 


During 2017 we had a fun sewing day where we all made the "Scrappy Trips" Pattern by Bonnie Hunter.  J has finished hers, completed with a pieced section on the back.

 


And to finish off, a simple block, made in many sizes to create a glorious riot of colour and fun!

Thank you for stopping by our blog.  We love sharing what we do! :)