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, 21 April 2018

Super Saturday

We came together,
We talked,
We laughed,
We shared.

Only a community of like minded people can understand the level of friendship, caring and support we have for each other.

Quilt projects were worked on, machine problems sorted, tools were shared.

While there are no photos, it was a perfect day with beautiful people.


Errata:  Unfortunately there are no photos for this post.  Yours truly got home and realised that she hadn't snapped a single picture. 

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

March Show'n'Tell

Once again, we were delighted with the stunning work on display at out gatherings.  People really do beautiful things with needle, thread, yarn and fabric.  Here's the show'n'tell.....

C has been taking part in an embroidery course and here is one of her assignment pieces

Putting together a few scraps.... 4 patch diamonds are joined to make this beauty.



 

Sewing together lots of curves can be tricky, but the interplay between pieces and links makes this a wonderful vibrant quilt.  The detail shot shows the contrast of straight line quilting.


 For something a little different, below the cat picture was from a photo and is then appliqued onto a background and thread painted....

R is working away on her Baltimore, red and green applique

C was doing something called "broomstick crochet", but she forgot the stick and couldn't do any - we admired it anyway!

When yo make a "Stack'n'Whack" quilt, but find it needs calming down, you add a solid border of purple and applique yellow flowers on top!
 

Trip around the world in English Paper Piecing.

Hand piecing.  Both of these ladies are using up some of their older fabrics to great effect.
 


More English Paper Piecing with some colourful hexagons and a "Patchwork of the Crosses" block.


And, to finish up,  progress on a "Rotherfield's Grey".  The hexagons make one of the borders and the circular design will go into the centre.  Simply stunning in the two colours of red and beige.
 
 

That's all for this month, we look forward to seeing you at one of our April Gatherings, or if you can't make it, stop by our Facebook page or leave a comment on this blog to say "Hi" :)

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Very Snuggly Quilt Making Day

It's always going to be a good day when like minded people come together to sew for a good cause and this Saturday was no exception.  

Very Snuggly Quilts, supported by Victorian Quilters Inc, provides quilts to the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne to children who have long term or terminal illness.  As hospitals are such drab places, these quilts are made with love, to give some colour and life to the room, as well as something of the child's own to cuddle and have with them at all times.

Hearts to be appliqued



Lots of concentration ensured that lots of quilts were being made...




Friendship star blocks are laid out ready for assembly and then neatly stacked when done...
 


These are simple square in a square blocks, which make up into great 'eye-spy' quilts...


The days statistics rounded out to:  
5 quilts completed
21 Friendship Star blocks assembled
4 centres
201 Square in a square blocks assembled
4 quilts quilted
1 pack of 15 shapes appliqued.

That's not bad going considering there were 19 people in attendance on the day
10 Kilmore members
5 from Heathcote Quilters, 
2 from Lancefield Quilters
and Marie Lee with her friend from Rosebud.

Our heartfelt thanks goes out to all who support those in need.  Very Snuggly Quilts is a program which is continually supported by Kilmore Quilters - click here: 

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

February Gatherings

Once again, the show'n'tell from our monthly gatherings did not disappoint and if this is what the year starts out like, imagine what's in store for us as we continue to inspire and encourage each other?  WOW!

A very impressive blue, brown and beige 4-patch quilt.  So stunning.


A partial block from the 1718 Coverlet

Geometric Strippy quilt - very effective

Perfect stitches in these embroidered Dresden Plate style blocks


Hexagons, ready for stitching together, can't wait to see how wonderfully vibrant they will be when joined up...

A jelly roll race, looking a bit like stained glass with the window light behind it! :)

Liberty cushion cover

Hand piecing of stars... hmm, the book in the photo also looks interesting....

Some very pretty flowers.

Wonky stars.

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.