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, 30 July 2015

Jubilant July

What a busy month it has been for the ladies here at Kilmore Quilters.  

The month started out with a great little Mystery Quilt Workshop run by Rhonda Coates.  There was plenty of homework for the ladies prior to the workshop with lots of HSTs to prepare.  As the day progressed the quilt started to reveal itself, proving to once again be a quilt well worth doing.

Top ready for borders

Great progress was made by those who did their preparation

Despite the bitter cold we are currently experiencing there was a great turnout to both gatherings this month with plenty of show and tell on offer.  

Perhaps due to the colder weather or just because it's fun some of the ladies have even picked up their crotchet needles.  This particular pattern is easy and fun to do.

For more photos from our July Gatherings go to our Flikr page.

Then there was the Vic Quilters Showcase at Jeffs Shed.  It was wonderful to see the Honour Quilts hanging there along with several entries by some of our members.  Along with some award winning Quilts by Wendy and Dellareece - for more information read our previous blog entry.

Jenny's Star of the Galaxy
Wendy's Rotherfield Greys Quilt

Fay's Honour Quilt

Raffle Tickets are now available for our Raffle Quilts - contact one of our members for a ticket if you would like a chance to win one of these wonderful quilts.  The Raffle will be drawn at our Quilt Show which is on the 10th & 11th of October.  For more information go to our Upcoming Events page.

First Prize

Second Prize

Friday, 24 July 2015

Congratulations to our ladies on their wins at Vic Quilters Showcase 2015

What magnificent quilts there were on show at Vic Quilters this weekend.   Amongst those quilts were entries by some of the ladies from Kilmore Quilters.  Congratulations to you all on your wonderful entries and a big hurrah to Dellareece, Wendy and Jenny on your wins.

Wendy's Dutch Treat

Wendy entered her Dutch Treat quilt in the Mainly Appliqué two person category.  She won first prize in this category (so in turn was also a win for Jenny for her Quilting work), Wendy also won the Excellence in Hand Appliqué award for the same quilt. 
Dellareece with her Honour Quilt
Dellareece is the youngest member of Kilmore Quilters.  Her quilt was entered in the Secondary School category at the show.  She won Runner up Secondary School Section AND the Bernina Student Encouragement Award winning a Bernina sewing machine!

Well done to all three ladies on your wins.  We are all very proud of you.

We were also very proud as a group to be one of the Profile groups at the show.  This gave us the opportunity to display a selection of the Honour Quilts.  There were fifteen quilts on show, which looked fantastic all hanging there together.  Despite each quilt containing the same blocks the approach taken in choice of colours, sashings, layouts and borders differed reflecting the personality of the quilter and the approach they took to creating the quilts.  These quilts along with the stories of the soldiers represented and the names on some of the quilts moved some of the viewers with plenty of wonderful feedback received by those representatives of Kilmore Quilters at the show.

Dianne's Quilt

To see more of our Honour Quilts, grab a cuppa and have a look at our Honour Quilt Flikr Album.