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.


Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Merry Christmas!

Our end to the club year was perfect.

Beautifully decorated tables and hall.

Lunch cooked by a Caterer.

Fun Kris Kringle gifts.

Hand sewing /  knitting / embroidery being done all day long.

A room full of people with common interests and heart felt friendship.

This is the true spirit of Christmas in a group. 

Merry Christmas

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

November Gatherings

What a productive month we've had!  This is a very photo heavy blog post for November, with many, many pieces of show'n'tell.  

First up are these very interesting applique blocks...

A very pretty variation on the double wedding ring block.... 

Applique medallions for some quilt centres.... so gorgeous, can't wait to see what will surround them.

Ever so slowly progressing, is our Dear Jane project [working from the book Dear Jane by Brenda Papadakis], which at 4 blocks per month is set to run for another couple of years.  Several of us started the project, but these 3 ladies are very consistent with completing the blocks each  month.  One is doing the diamond version (Quilted Diamonds by Linda Franz) 

And, now for some super cuteness - dollies and their beds and quilts... 


Attention to detail really does take projects to a whole new level, such as the embroidery on the sewing cover, the foundation pieced Mariners Compass centre in the same shot and work on the Patchwork of the Crosses piece... 

At our last 10-10 Super Saturday Sewing day, one of our members taught others how to line a cane basket with fabric, you have to agree they are really lovely.

We also had delicious eye candy with a few complete quilts
Bears Paw
'Friendship Star' from a class run by one of our members

Garden Trellis

'Seasonal Changes' also from a class run by one of our members.

'Sunbonnet Sue' a true classic

The Egyptian Quilt is still progressing, B is slowly hand appliqueing his way around the motifs.

Here are two completed quilt tops, such bright colours, they'll certainly bring a smile...

To finish off, here is someone starting their Rotherfields Greys journey.  Many of our group are making these quilts, which we hope to be able to show off during the 2nd half of 2019.  It is a great exercise when we are all given the same pattern, but each person puts their own colour choice and preferred techniques into the quilt, to see what comes out.

We hope that you have enjoyed reading this blog post and the super eye candy from the pictures.

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.