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.


Saturday, 31 October 2015

October is over and there are only 53 days until Christmas

October is now over, after all the hard work we managed to have a successful, well attended Quilt Show with a great variety of wonderful quilts on show.  With the show over we all drew a big sigh of relief and have moved on with our lives.   As those who have been involved in organising an event such as a Quilt Show it tends to dominate your life and the lives of those around you especially in the weeks and days leading up to and after the show.   Now we have a small amount of time to rest and recuperate before the lead up to that yearly dominating time in our lives - Christmas!!

We have posted many, many photos from our show on our Flikr account and on our Facebook page for those of you who may still be interested in viewing them.

Quilt Show
Stage Display
Viewers Choice
Challenge Entries - Colours of War                       
Avenue of Honour

This month our gatherings were well attended. Our day gathering in particular is becoming increasingly popular and at this one we met 3 potential new members. 

The ladies brought along some great show and tell.

Some of the ladies have started the La Pascaglia Quilt

Nancy made this quilt of OS Vistitors

Judy H made great use of various Rose fabric from her stash

Jo's Aussie Hero Quilt

Jo told us about the great cause - Aussie Hero Quilts, she has started making quilts for, she showed us three quilts she had made.  The blue one to the left is one of them.
Rather than make an anonymous quilt for the boys and girls serving, she chooses to make them a little bit special by subscribing to the request list.
For more information about Aussie Hero Quilts see:  http://aussieheroquilts.blogspot.com.au/

For more pictures from Octobers Show and Tell have a look at our Flikr Album for October.

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Thank you for making this years Quilt Show a great Success

So much work goes into setting up a quilt show, there is months of planning behind the scenes leading up to a show - applying for grants, booking traders, arranging rosters, registering entries, typing up the stories that go on the quilts, making our new magnetic pins, planning the stage layout, making items for the trade table, planning menus and so much more.

It was great to see so many men come along with their wives and partners to our show this year.

Thank you to all our volunteers - both members, spouses, sons, daughters and friends for helping us put together a very successful Quilt show.

Challenge Entries

Thank you to those of you who came and helped set up the stands, accept and label the entries, hang the quilts, set up the dining room and entry, preparing the kitchen and those of who loaned items to the stage display.

Stage Display

Thank you to those of you who volunteered throughout the weekend to sell raffle tickets, man the front door, don white gloves, work the trade table and the kitchen.

Thank you to those who helped pack down in record time.

Thank you to all our visitors for coming to our show and thank you for your wonderful feedback.

And most of all thank you to the committee for all your hard work in the background leading up to the show, for your time and efforts during the show and for the continued work you do after the show.

Winner Viewers Choice Mainly Applique - Wendy

Winner Viewers Choice Mainly Stitchery - Joan N

Winner Viewers Choice Mainly Pieced - Shirley
Presidents Choice - Charlene
For more pictures from our quilt show 2015 please visit our Flikr Albums through one of the links below:

Quilt Show
Stage Display
Viewers Choice
Challenge Entries - Colours of War
Avenue of Honour

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Kilmore Quilters Inc. Biennial Quilt Show

Saturday the 10th of October & Sunday 11th of October
10am - 4pm   $5.00 entry
Kilmore Memorial Hall, Sydney Street, Kilmore
Plenty of parking behind the hall.

Antique Blooms
Our theme for this years Quilt Show is Colours Of War, in commemoration of the 100 year Anniversary of the ANZAC landings.

We will be holding a challenge of the same name with the size to be a maximum of one square metre consisting of 3 layers quilted together.
Missouri Stars

Our ladies have also taken on another challenge put forward by one of our members to create a quilt named the Honour Quilt.  The quilt consists of 49 blocks with each block named in memory of a local fallen soldier listed on the local memorials.  

These quilts will be on display at this years quilt show along with many other quilts made by our members, every year we average approx. 100 quilts.

Our Quilt Raffle will feature a First and Second Prize.  With the winner choosing the quilt they prefer.  There will also be door prizes, our trade table and shop tables - Simpson and Scarlett, Canterbury Quilts and Creature Crafts.  You will also have the option to vote on both the challenge quilts and those quilts we have on display.

As we do every year we will have a stage display, this years display will depict the home front - to tie in with our Colours of War theme.

Once again the ladies will have home baked goodies available for morning and afternoon tea along with a variety of options for lunch.