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.

PLEASE NOTE,THERE ARE NO GATHERINGS HELD IN JANUARY.

Charity Projects

Kilmore Quilters have taken on Uplift Fiji as their charity project for the upcoming year.

For more information about Uplift Fiji go to http://www.upliftbras.org/

I think this is a great charity and as a group I would be thankful to everyone if we could continue donations. Did you know that one metre of polar fleece(I bought the nice thick ARTIC fleece) and 1.2m of flannel makes 30pair of nursing pads.(About $25.00 or equivalent to one metre of patchwork fabric that I probably don’t really need) I think we were all a bit fragile after giving birth and I can only imagine the stress of having to worry about the dryness of your t-shirt just adds to that. If anyone is interested in helping sewing them together I have them cut out with a pattern and will bring them to the next gathering. We could do with some more nurses pouches in bright colours for the childrens’ hospital and I hope to add the pattern for the washable menstrual pads to the newsletter too. I think it is very true that as women we tend to put ourselves last on the list for “luxury” items such as bras, sanitary pads and nursing pads!
Rhonda

In addition members are making quilts for the following charities

Very Snuggly Quilts and Quilts of Love
Quilts for this project are made and donated to children and teenagers at the Royal Children’s Hospital. It is hoped that these quilts will provide some extra warmth and comfort at a difficult time. A record of each quilt is kept by Victorian Quilts Inc. to allow the recipient to acknowledge the quilt-maker if they wish.
The quilts are given to long-term patients in the Oncology, Neurology, Cardiac and Cystic Fibrosis wards.

For sizing and types of quilts required go to: Victorian Quilters Very Snuggly Quilts
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Children’s Hospital is also in need of “Quilts of Love” for the babies admitted who have survived birth but do not survive the ensuing complications whether surgical, medical or congenital in that first year. For some of these babies their entire brief lives are spent in the NICU.The best size for the NICU Quilts of Love is larger – about 24 inches x 30 inches, or a square of similar dimension. Other than the larger size, follow the guidelines above.

NICU Outfits

If you are looking for a charitable project this year but don't necessarily want to make quilts, making NICU Outfits for Miracle Babies might be for you. There are two sites you can access for patterns.
The first link is to a blog with a step by step pattern to make the hospital gowns for Miracle Babies (adapted from the second link) - who then send them on to NICUs around Australia. The second link also includes instructions for knitted teddies and Memory blankets and pillows.

2 comments:

  1. Hi fellow Kilmore Quilters,
    The Very Snuggly Quilt program especially needs quilts for BOYS AGED 9 -19. Plaids,surfer,footy and novelty fabrics are great for this age group.
    Fay.

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  2. Hi fellow Kilmore Quilters,
    The Very Snuggly Quilt program especially needs quilts for BOYS AGED 9 -19. Plaids,surfer,footy and novelty fabrics are great for this age group.
    Fay.

    ReplyDelete