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.


Thursday, 26 February 2015

Fantastic February

February is the beginning of our quilting year. With a busy year planned we eased into the start of the year with a couple of well attended gatherings and a 12hr Sit n Sew.

Our first Sit n Sew was a great success with plenty of ladies taking advantage of the extended sewing times, coming and going at times to suit their needs.... some even managed to stay for the whole 12 hours. 

During the sit n sew progress was made on our two raffle quilts and plenty of items were made for the trade table.

This month also marked the end of the Honour Quilt challenge with many of the ladies showing off their finished quilts. 

Although all the same blocks have been used within these quilts each quilt differs in the colours used, the layout of the blocks and choice of sashings and borders.

Our gratitude goes to Maree for running this very worthwhile and at times emotional challenge in Honour of our fallen heroes.  These quilts will be displayed both during Anzac ceremonies and at our quilt shows.

Our group president Karin gave us some insight into her recent journey through quilting and her discovery of the type of styles and fabrics that have reignited her joy for patchwork and quilting. 

She encouraged us to experiment and find a style that makes you happy and not be drawn into styles which have us feeling stagnated and left with plenty of UFOs (although this does occur regardless of our level of joy).


Liz showed off some charity quilts she has been making and pointed out that these little quilts make great use of orphan blocks and are great practice quilts for your machine quilting. 

Thursday, 5 February 2015

New Year, New Projects and perhaps some headway made through the growing pile of UFO's

February brings with it another year of gatherings, workshops and plenty of quilt making for Kilmore Quilters.   We have a lot planned for this year with five workshops, plenty of 12hr Sit n Sews, a retreat in May and of course our Quilt Show in October.

The life of a quilter is certainly not an idle one and our ladies are no exception, I've seen great progress made on our Honour quilts, many took up the challenge set by Maree early last year. The majority of whom seem to be well on the way to completing that challenge - well done ladies, it will be exciting to see those quilts over the coming months.   Some of those who took on the Honour Quilt challenge were already well on their way with their Nearly Insane quilts, again we are all looking forward to seeing their progress.

Those ladies who haven't taken on the Honour Quilt challenge have been busy finishing off a lot of their UFO's, with this much activity so early in the year we should have a wonderful variety of quilts at our quilt show later in the year.

This month we will be having the first of our 12hr Sit n Sews.  This is scheduled for the 13th of February during which the ladies will be completing blocks for one of our Raffle quilts along with working on items for the Trade table and taking time out to complete work on some of their own quilts.

Our first gathering of the year is Wednesday evening the 18th of February, with our day gathering on the following Tuesday the 24th.

Our first workshop of the year is in March with Lizzie Allen - any members interested in doing this workshop should contact Jenny as soon as possible.

On a side note: we will be featuring quilts from our last Quilt show on our Facebook Page cover over the coming months as a small taster of the type of quilts you may see at this years Quilt Show.