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.

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Update on Gatherings and Events....




“Encouraging Creativity and Friendship”
Kilmore Quilters Inc.
PO Box 58
Kilmore Vic  3764
4th June 2020

Dear Kilmore Quilters Members,

Once again we write to you with heavy hearts.  Due to current circumstances of which we have no control over, the Committee have been toing and froing over what to do.  We have made the very difficult decision to cancel all of our gatherings, quilt days for June, July and August.  This is because we cannot guarantee everyone’s safety under the current circumstances.

·     The AGM has been postponed and a new date will be advised when it is safe to do so.  All Committee Members have agreed to stay on board until the AGM can be held.  An application has made to Consumer Affairs Vic for an extension to lodge our Annual Report, which will mean an extension until December.

·         “Scrappy Quilt” class with Rhonda C has been cancelled

·         “Whizz Bang” weekend with Rachel Daisy has been cancelled.

·         Our Quilt In, which was scheduled for the 10th Oct is also cancelled.  This is because we cannot control the numbers or seat spaces of people attending.

·         The Retreat:  Has been rebooked for Thurs 15th to Sun 18th April 2021.


Remember, you can organise smaller groups in your homes, but we, as a group cannot host larger meetings and gatherings.

At this point time, there will be no Newsletters until we can reconvene as a group and safely hold a Committee Meeting.  You can always contact a Committee Member by using the contact information provided in the Newsletter if you have a question.

Please stay up to date with our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/KilmoreQuiltersInc/
and our Blog Events Page https://kilmorequilters.blogspot.com/p/upcomming-events.html .

Thank you for your understanding and patience.  We are looking forward to Show’n’Tell of finished quilts, knitting and other crafty things when we see each other again.
Yours sincerely,


Jenny Gibson,
President.

Monday, 21 October 2019

October Gatherings

This month has certainly shown that there is diversity within our group!  Looking through the eye candy below, one can see a small snippet of the wide variety of things people work on....

B has begun foundation piecing many, many Noah's Ark blocks...

D has recently purchased a long arm quilting machine and said "I just decided to have a go!"  WOW!  This is her first practice piece!!


In between times, D is hand-piecing these gorgeous little cranes...

J is making hexagons to surround an embroidered centre.


K has made this quilt using up all of her bits of blue left over pieces.  She has designed this to be a modern quilt.

It was completed using Quilt As You Go quilting which K stitched with her walking foot, thus quilting each block individually.  It's truly stunning.



Oh dear, this picture is sideways - not sure why that happened - but M is making a vase of roses from left over pieces of curtain fabric, which are made in the log cabin style and have some lovely free-motion stitching on them.

The other M has stated a new project with new fabric - ooohhhh ...


S has hand-knitted these dresses to fit Barbie Dolls and they are divine.

The same S has also been working quite diligently for some time now on hexagons.  She says that the assembled part is now wide enough, it needs to grow some more to become long enough.




Our newest member, S, has pulled out a 20 year old cross-stitch project and is keen to keep progressing on it as her grand-daughter has requested it when done.  A beautiful gift for sure.


V has been using english paper piecing for this mini-quilt.  I think it's about 12in square with all of those bits in it...

And to finish off this month, W, is hand appliqueing a block from the quilt "Celebrating Mary Brown".

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

At Victorian Quilters Showcase....

A few brave souls from our group decided to enter quilts into the 2019 Victorian Quilter's Showcase which was held during July.

W decided to enter the Clam-shell challenge with these itty, bitty little clam-shells.  Each 'point' on the shell has a small bead added.  
 

L made 'turned' applique by machine and then proceeded to quilt it with some amazing designs.



J used her imagination to design this quilt with a french theme and aptly titled it "Take Me Back to Paris"  She also did her own quilting on a domestic machine.





There were many more quilts by our members and unfortunately I didn't get them all, but these ones are few more.  As I see other groups members, I shall endeavour to add to this gallery page. :)  




That's all for now and I look forward to sharing more pictures from our group with you soon.

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

2019 Retreat!

Our Retreat was amazing.  A huge amount of work by all attendees and the following photos say it all.  This post is pure eye-candy deliciousness.


C completed her aboriginal quilt top.  Lovely use of bold print fabrics.

 Cobblestones to make a lovely male quilt.


 One of the J's completed this fun pinwheel eye-spy for a lucky lad....

F was making neo-natal coverlets...

J, who made the cute dog toy at the May 10-10 made this cute little cuddle bunny...

The other J, completed her Japanese Fabric 'scrap' quilt.

Another J was sewing down the binding on her quilt from a pattern by Jen Kingwell.

The same J who made the pinwheel quilt (above) also completed another fun kids quilt...

16 patch quilt using stash from home...

M completed her quilt top from last years Friday night project which was snowball and nine-patch.  Love the fussy cut flowers...

Solid block colour quilt....

Another 16 patch quilt top from our Friday night project....

Someone was lucky enough to have Missouri Star fabric and made a small zip bag.


Pele Mele - J's top is almost ready for assembly.  



 Another Pele Mele.  This lady is drawing up all of her own designs.


B made a "Dancing Nines" quilt top (pattern by Bonnie Hunter).


Carpenters Star in progress..


Forest Animals - a pattern by Elizabeth Hartmann.


Cat Quilt - after many attempts and some tired sewing, the borders were completed for a very elated J!  :)

To finish off, L made this fabulous solid block colour quilt.

The Retreat was very successful, and even though there were some hiccups, all who were able to attend had a great time.  Next time I need to be quicker with the camera to make sure I get all of the show'n'tell.

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

May Gathering & AGM Night

During May, not only is there our normal monthly gatherings, plus the upcoming Retreat and the 10-10 Sewing Day, we had some very prolific members too.........

Starting with an update on Dear Jane:

J is making Quilted Diamonds, from the book by Linda Franz.  Essentially, it is Dear Jane blocks put into a diamond shape.

The next two photos are updates of blocks by B and W.... 



S, who joined the group this year brought along her hand pieced Dear Jane which wowed all of us.


Then R was taking it easy with some sashiko...

 And, what would a blog post be without hexagons?  Hexagons abound in this group!


Here is Pele Mele by H.  Pele Mele really can be anything you like.   The shear variety we are seeing each month since the class back in March from our members is astonishing.

J was a 'tutor helper' at AQC and she really liked what the tutor was showing with the embellishment of clothing and has re-purposed an old denim jacket to make something fun and modern.

C brought along her three little girls to embroider their faces on.  They are so cute!



AGM
Our AGM was held at the night gathering.  All Committee Office Bearer positions have remained the same with some changes to the General Committee.  Details have been updated and circulated to Members.