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.


Saturday, 17 February 2018

February Super Saturday

 The "scraps" were out in force yesterday, at the first 10-10 Super Sewing Session for 2018.  This blog writer is always left feeling very inspired after seeing what others can do with little bits of fabric - have a scroll through the pics and enjoy...

Starting with this Dresden plate beauty.  Set on a soft pink background, the plates were made out of many different types of fabrics and we are looking forward to seeing it again once the planned borders are added.  She's kept us guessing on that one!

J, who is one of our newest members, came along with her first completed quilt, which she trimmed up and received a lesson in binding....  It was fantastic to share in her excitement of a completed quilt.

As I was wandering around taking photos, I thought I spied a pretty piece of fabric, nope, it was a happy, smiley mug, which looked very comfortable among the yarn and fabric.

Then, it was onto hexagon heaven... starting with a nice, neat tub of ready made hexies, I have shown first, the back of the quilt - look at how those seams have been pressed - ooohhh laa laa -   
So that plastic tub of hexies, becomes this quilt in the pic below...  365 hexagons, 1 per day for 1 year.

In another bit of hexagon madness, this "medallion style" hexagon quilt was pulled out for some show'n'tell....

The wonderful colours in the next hexagon quilt are made from left overs of fabrics this lady has from all of her previous projects.  Complete hexagons are all made and now she's going around the outside edges with the leftover hexies.  

As you can see, we almost filled up the room in the hall, but I know if we'd had more people turn up, we would have made space.  There were approx 30 sewers on the day.  Unfortunately, I didn't get any pics of the embroidery and applique that the visiting ladies were working on.  We had visitors from Frankston, Lang Lang and Ferntree Gully, which are all 2 or more hours away, as well as the local ladies.

A bit more fussy cutting for paper piecing...

And, of course the day is not complete unless there are some "Dear Jane" blocks and sawtooth stars being made.  

One of the J's is making a quilt for a friend.  What looked like a simple pattern has turned out to be quite a bit of work, but now that the first block has been conquered, she's more confident of completing the rest of the blocks.  It sure is pretty..

R's quilt has had some fabric go missing.  This is the last of 3 quilts she brought along with her to complete the tops.  2 were completely finished and this one got told off for not keeping it's pieces together

And, one of the A's also brought along 3 quilts to add the borders to and complete the tops.  Yesterday was her first sewing session in quite a while and she went home very pleased with her progress.

 The pink quilt above and the bright coloured quilt below are from classes held at Kilmore Quilters. 
That's all for now folks, but if you like what you've seen on this page, please click on the tab above marked "calendar" to see when our next 10-10 Super Sewing Session is.  We'd like it very much if you joined us.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Sewing at Amitie Textiles

At 8am last Saturday morning, members of KQ boarded a bus and we set off for a 2.5hr drive to the coastal town of Torquay - destination Amitie Textiles.

"Herbie" the bus and his driver got us there and returned home all safe and sound.

Walking in the door of Amitie caused some gasps of wonder at the wonderful open space and beautiful works on display.

Looking around the walls, looking around the space, there was eye-candy everywhere.  So much inspiration. 

Then, after browsing, shopping and coffee, some of us settled down to do some sewing.

Some brought projects which needed more fabric,

Others worked on what they had...

Coffee, friends, a nice space and sewing really is the best way to spend a day.

 And, there's always one with magnificent show'n'tell!  A gorgeous quilt.

On the way home, B spied these silos out of the bus window - stunning.

A purely blissful way to start the year with our group.  2018 promises to be wonderful. :)

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Merry Christmas!

And so, once again the "silly season" is upon us.  December is certainly a very busy month, but it always with a glad hearts that we can get together as a group and celebrate what's important - our friendships with each other.

Quilting is a terrific hobby which pulls many people together - there are now 70 members in our group, all joined by our love of patchwork and applique.

 Completed movie challenge quilts were unveiled....

The stage display was beautiful......
Food, friends, fun, hand-sewing and laughter - a perfect day to end the club year.

Whatever you do, stay safe.  

Wishing you all love, peace and joy this Christmas.

Monday, 27 November 2017

November Gatherings

Our members are a very clever bunch, and when I take the photos I am always excited to see what Kilmore Quilters members have been making - the viewing never, ever disappoints - here's some more eye candy for you to see....

This is a very photo heavy post - please look through all the way to the end, it's so worth it... there is some truly amazing work on this page......

Bow Ties up to binding by CD.
Rotherfields Greys centre by HS

 A few pics of stunning hand piecing and hand applique by our members....

Dear Jane Blocks 

Completed quilt tops and/or quilts

Disappearing 9 Patch - another footy quilt by MS. 

And to finish off this November post - a new handbag anyone?  How stunning are these bags??