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.


Wednesday, 31 October 2018

October Gatherings

October was certainly a busy month, no wonder it has come and gone so quickly!

Apart from our Quilt In we were profiled in a booklet all about Kilmore.  A number of community groups were chosen to host the local MP, be interviewed by her and then have some photos taken.  It was on the 6th Oct, that a few of us went to the launch of this booklet.  We had a lovely morning tea, watched a short presentation and enjoyed each other's company as well as that of the other community groups.

The article in this book is a good representation of what we are about.  It is indeed an honour to be part of the fabric of Kilmore.

More information about  Spotlight on Kilmore can be found here.

The very stormy weather certainly put a huge damper on our night gathering, but the day gathering was well attended and once again, the Show'n'Tell was wonderful.

English Paper Piecing and Fussy Cutting seem to be the "flavour of the month" at the moment, as the pics below will show.....



W and S were both showing us how beautiful hand applique and hand embroidery can be.
Scrappy Quilting, ie:  using your scraps in a controlled manner, with a common element in each block can make for some stunning quilts.  P is making stars by hand and K was trimming up some blocks for another charity quilt.


Then, S was using up her scraps for her hexagon quilt.  You may remember a couple of months ago when we posted a much smaller hexagon piece with a photo of the box of prepared hexies - the quilt top is growing while the box is emptying!

 And, on the right, J is working on the embroidered piece.  Such perfect, even stitches. 

After such a busy October, we hope to see many of you at our November Gatherings and at the 10-10 Super Saturday Sew-In on Sat 17th Nov.

Monday, 22 October 2018

A day to Celebrate - Our Quilt In 2018

 Saturday 13th October was a day of true celebration of everything quilting.  Our Committee and Members put on a wonderful event where we hosted approx 100 guests, who each share a love of Patchwork and Quilting.

The Kilmore Memorial Hall looked beautiful upon entry, with all of the quilts from our members who exhibited at Showcase displaying their quilts.

Among the ohhss and ahhs, people were quickly lining up for our famous morning/afternoon tea table, full of scrumptious home-made treats.   Some even brought along antique tea-cups to drink from.
The urns were kept boiling and being refilled all day long as many, many cups of tea and coffee were consumed.  

As well as our group trade table, we had stalls from three shops.  Lots of opportunity to spend up or get that extra piece which will be perfect for the current project.

Our first speaker of the day was Sugy Kim, winner of the 2017 Best of Australia Quilt.  Sugy has a fascinating story of how she started quilting as an expat, living in Japan.  

People were enthralled as she explained her strict quilting lessons, followed by the demands she places upon herself to make the quilts she likes and is happy with.  The whole room gasped when she mentioned that if something is 3mm out, she will undo it and redo until it is perfect.  Totatlly awe-inspiring.

All of her quilts are drawn on paper first, coloured in to get the right balance and then made.  Piece by piece.  Slowly, slowly, until it is right.

Truly spectacular quilts.  Time, patience and a love colour to produce such magnificent pieces.  

Our second speaker was Shelley Kelly.  Shelley also shared her love of all things quilting, patchwork and embroidery.  Her work is very diverse, which sees her trying many different styles.
Among her love of embroidery, she also love foundation piecing.   To share her love of textiles, Shelley now runs the "Skelleywags" sewing school.

And, last but not least - Show'n'Tell from our guests...

A day of truly celebrating all things quilting and friendship.

Monday, 1 October 2018

September Gatherings

What a wonderful month we've had - so many very prolific members.  Our Show'n'tell this month is fantastic.  

We start this month with a stunning applique panel, oops, it's sideways, but you can still see how amazing it is.....

B, has returned with his Egyptian Mythology panel, which has had more added to it since he last showed it back in June

C has been working away on another border of her "Rotherfield's Greys" quilt.  First you make lots of little stars which are then appliqued onto background squares.
For something a little different, here is the most delicate tea cup and saucer - certainly one for admiring...

On the other end of the scale, some lovely chunky variegated knitting, sure to keep it's owner lovely and warm.

Sometimes simplicity is the best - look at those lovely even stitches in this sashiko piece.  Ahhhh....

We have two very diverse but oh so pretty quilt tops in progress, first the four patch diamonds, followed by hand-pieced flowers.  The colours these two ladies have chosen are simply gorgeous.

This photo has been blown up quite large so that you can see the embroidered wreath.  Perfect stitching.

No gathering is complete without Hexagons!  It seems they just like to be where-ever we are! :)  It really doesn't matter what fabrics you make them from, they just look good and bring a lovely feeling of nostalgia with them.

We are excited to see what the hexagon medallion below is going to have around it.  

And, not to be out-done, hexagon shapes can also be "tumbling" or "baby" blocks.  Simply take 3 diamond shapes and 3 shades of colour for a wonderful 3-D effect.

Applique within Kilmore Quilters never fails to please.  From the farmyard to a cheeky cocky, we couldn't help but smile when we saw these two quilts...

Our newest member, Ce, is getting a head start on Christmas!  Very cute applique of Santa, reindeer and a penguin!

To finish off, here is the show'n'tell of completed quilts...  Very diverse and all so perfect.

From memory, these circles of oceans is heading O/S to live with the makers grandson so that he has "hugs from Grandma" while living far away, also made by Ce.

The snowball and 9-patch bears and the two colour quilt were both started at the KQ Retreat, back in 

The Lone Star quilt and the twirling (Windmills of My Mind) have both been made by the same person.  Diversity is the name of the game!

Thank you for sharing with us what we like to do.  Don't forget the Kilmore Quilters "Quilt In" is being held on Saturday 13th October.  Please e-mail:  kilmorequilters@live.com for details.