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.


Sunday, 28 March 2021

March Super Saturday!

Once again we were able to get-together for a wonderful day filled with 12 hours of sewing and friendship bliss - a 10-10 Super Saturday.

It was a very productive day with quite a few quilt finishes and a good lot of progress made on other quilts....

JB completed this very soft and delicate quilt for a baby.  

BH continued on her Dear Jane Quilt.  A project which was stared and has continued to run since 2016 as a "block of the month" within our group.  All participants had to purchase their own copy of the book.  Unfortunately the photo does not do the "WOW" factor of the colours justice.

JD attached the binding to her fun and funky Dr Seuss Quilt, also intended for a little one.

And... while JD was at it, she completed this quilt top from snowball and 9 Patch blocks for another little one.

ML continued to assemble very large clamshells together and then added the lovely grey border to complete the quilt top.  

The newest member of our group came along to learn how to make patchwork, and under the guidance of another member, she had completed this quit as you go log cabin piece and then turned it into a cushion cover.  Awesome for a "first timer"....

And to finish up....  Do you smile at a crocodile?  JG was busily completing the stitching around her animal applique blocks.

 That's all for now folks!  See you in April!!! 

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

March Monthly Gatherings

March has seen some restrictions lifting and more Members attending our Gatherings.  We also had several new ladies join us to become Members.  This month's show'n'tell is amazing.  We shall start with Applique and work our way through it all.....

Penguin by HSh

Christmas Bear by KM

The two appliques, above, are so very cute.  They are going to be in a couple of fun quilts soon.

Below are two very pretty applique quilts, using very different techniques.  

Dream Catcher by JG
Stained Glass by JD

Some very cute hand embroidery with JMc translating a hand drawn elf into a stitchery and RD stitching a toadstool pincushion.

French knots into flower centres to being a new embroidery project by C in stunning, bright colours.

BH has been diligently working on her sashiko piece for a while now and it looks amazing.

One of the newest members, EMc, has embroidered, appliqued and had quilted her version of the Sue Spargo pattern - Folktales.  WOW! is the only word that comes to mind!!

Still in finishing mode, JG, has made a garden trellis quilt.  Soft, subtle and pretty.

Below - HSh was busy with binding.  She has made a grandchild's table mat, completed a very old UFO green table-runner and put together a Dr Seuss quilt top.

ML is hand-piecing apple-cores.  Love the light and dark colour choices.

JMc is hand-piecing octagonal flowers.  Each time she joins us there are different coloured flowers being stitched together.

One of our newer members, JS, is creating a very funky and modern looking hexagon quilt.

AdJ is making a Jen Kingwell pattern.

JG has had another finish, and this one's an absolute beauty!  It is the La Passacaligica quilt from one of the books by Willeyn Hammerstein.  Those "jewel" colours against the black background are amazing!

W is working on very, very pretty dresden plate circles with Liberty fabrics.

JG has been finishing all sorts of projects - cup of tea anyone?

And... to finish off all of the glorious March Show'n'Tell is this gorgeous (to me) classical blue and white winding ways by HSm.


We hope you've enjoyed this trip through our monthly gatherings. 

Monday, 1 March 2021

12 hours of sewing bliss!

The last Saturday of February was just wonderful.  We took part in our 2nd Super Saturday Sit'n'Sew session.  12 glorious hours of  friends, sewing and talking.  What more could a quilty person ask for?

There were so many different projects on the go.  Our tastes sure do vary, as do the projects we all work on.  Each one is simply amazing.

A has decided to get her "Hamilton Place" lone star quilt finished.  She was spending quite a bit of time making sure that the borders were beautifully mitred with the gorgeous border print fabric.  Some of her stars have fussy cutting, as you can see by the detailed shot of the central star.

A's sister, J, brought along a very interesting project, which she is hand piecing.  I didn't note down the name of the pattern, but am looking forward very much to seeing this once it is completed.

Another J has been sewing up her project left overs, aka scraps, into 0.5 x 3in finished pieces.  They are then being joined up to make a medallion, plain borders and then more little bitty pieces.  A fascinating project to be sure.

C was very busy with applique animals.  The cheeky looking Koala is just too cute!

Another A is slowly hand-piecing a block of the month sew-a-long.  Her fabrics are very pretty and delicate.

H was very busy working on kids quilts.  The one on the left is actually an eye-spy quilt and is the first of 2 that she put together.  The other quilt she started the day with was the fun dinosaurs made from some very funky fabrics.

Another C was busy quilting these gorgeous hexagon flowers.  So pretty.

And, lastly, we have W who was diligently hand appliqueing her Donwell Abbey quilt borders.

This is such a small snapshot of our amazing day.  We are looking forward very much to the next 12 hour sewing day on March 27.  Hopefully we will see you there. 

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

A new year and hope

It is with great delight that we have hosted our first 10 - 10 Super Saturday Sit'n'Sew.   A fantastic day where we had lots of space between our tables and each other.

Masks were not an impediment to talking!!!!!  With so much catching up to do with each other and getting to know some visitors, there was a lot of talking done!!  Even better, our visitors became members on the day!  What's better than that?

There was so much variety in the projects people were working on.  All the techniques could be seen; applique, embroidery, string piecing, scrap piecing, amazing hexagons, chain piecing, you name it, somebody was doing it.

In that vein,  while we are being very mindful of changing restrictions, we are being hopeful of getting together again very soon for another day of indulging our craft and friendships.  Members will be updated via e-mail and out facebook page in the event of any changes.

To see what's coming up next, click here to see our Calendar.