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, 21 May 2014

Retreat 2014

This May we had a wonderful weekend away at the Alpine Ash Retreat in Toolangi. 

37 women from our group attended the retreat over a period of four days. This was the first time we had been to Toolangi and for some it was the first time that they had attended one of our retreats.  We had a wonderful large room to sew in, complete with great lighting, big windows and a wonderfully warm window.  The ladies were very pleased with our new choice of venue, so much so we have already made a booking for next year.

The location was remote which meant we didn't get to spend a lot of money at a quilt shop or at the local businesses, however it did mean we got A LOT of sewing done.  On friday night Andrea taught us how to make bow tie blocks which had a lot of us take up the challenge, while others got on with completing UFOs, charity quilts and the various group projects they had signed up for.

This didn't mean that there was nothing else to do as some of the ladies went to the CJ Denis Singing Gardens, while a couple of us took advantage of the local trails and went bush walking, others ducked into nearby Yarra Glen for a spot of shopping. 

We also had a visit from Anna's Patchwork Quilt shop, kindly arranged by the committee.

Sergei was our special guest at the retreat.  He had quite the adventure, first he was kidnapped and held for ransom and then in revenge he started pilfering objects such as cough drops and scissors.  He even ate all of Maureen's Cheezels.  I wonder who will join us next year ?

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Thursday, 1 May 2014

It's May already - Retreat Time !

Haven't the months flown by.   April was a quiet month for us.  The weather has turned, Easter is over, school holidays are now over, we now get to look forward to our Retreat and the upcoming workshops.

Jude  - Machine Quilting: Saturday 3rd May at 9:30am 

Retreat: Thursday 15th -  Sunday 18th  For more information about the retreat click here.

Night Gathering : Wednesday, 21st at 7pm    This gathering is our AGM

Day Gathering : Tuesday, 27th at 9am

In April our group members moved on with their Salinda "Nearly Insane" quilts with another four blocks and another four blocks in the Honour Quilt.  The ladies are making great progress.

Joan brought along an old quilt top which has been sitting in her cupboard uncompleted for several years.

I think we managed to convince her to complete it as it was lovely.

Maryanne showed us a quilt she had started at our last sit n sew, it came together very quickly.
Sue showed us a mystery quilt from Patchwork and Quilting she has recently finished.