Yes… the Coronavirus social distancing rules have hit Goldfields Quilters. Our Sit and Sew, and Calendar of Events will be on hold until further notice.
We hope everyone gets through this ordeal safely and you get plenty of sewing time.
Did you notice our new banner? It’s a beautiful miniature quilt made by our long time member, Alison Gardner.
The Annual General Meeting of Goldfields Quilters was held on 15th February 2020. The new committee will have their first meeting next week and the Calendar of Events for the year will be underway. Check back soon!
It wasn’t all business. We started with a sit and sew and some show and tell.
Our theme for the year will be “Quilting Skills” so we’re hoping to improve our skills with workshops on hand quilting, machine quilting, free motion quilting.
We look forward to a year of quilting and friendship.
There will be a challenge for the Goldfields Quilters 2019 Quilt In if you’d like to join in our “Ten by Ten” Challenge.
Challenge blocks to be brought along on the day (19th October) for judging and display. Maree St Clair is our guest judge and there will be a prize for the winner.
Your block should be 10 inches finished or 10.5 inch unfinished. You can bind it as a finished piece or leave it unfinished at 10.5 inches and use it for a centrepiece for a future project.
Your single 10 inch block must include each of the following :
- 10 different fabrics
- 10 different stitches
- 10 suffolk puffs
- 10 prairie points
- 10 flying geese
- 10 hexagons
- 10 squares
- 10 triangles
- 10 circles
- 10 embellishments
Please ensure your block has either a label on the back with your name on it, or a piece of paper pinned to the back with your name on it. Don’t forget to collect your block before you go home on the day.
We had a little gathering for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea on Wednesday 8th May.
There was a delicious assortment of treats for morning tea… which led on to lunch… and afternoon tea.
Leisterville was getting a mini garden makeover courtesy of some council workers and one of the kindly came in and took a photo of the morning group.
All up, an enjoyable day in honour of a very worthy cause.
A group of eight Goldfields Quilters spent a lovely day sewing at Maree St Clair Quilts in Strathfieldsaye on Saturday 23rd March. Maree provided a delicious morning tea, great company, and LOTS to look at.
We enjoyed a chat with a bus full of ladies from Alexandra who were on a shop crawl, and admired Maree’s sweet little grandson. Thanks Maree and Annabelle for a wonderful day!
This week at Goldfields Quilters “Sit and Sew”, Merlyn did a demonstration using Diannabelles patchwork template stamps. Everyone brought along some scraps to make their own Le Moyne star block.
Merlyn also brought along her recently completed quilt for a bit of show and tell. Don’t you just love her quilt label?!
Last weekend was Goldfields Quilters retreat at Boundary Farm. Patty Ritchie has told us all about it and provided some lovely photos of the property and what the girls got up to….
A wonderful weekend was had by 6 of our ladies, Lorraine, Cherie, Irene, Patty, Sue and Christine, along with 3 girls from Strathdale Quilters. Thanks Marilyn, Pat and Kaye for joining in and sharing our weekend. Lovely friendships were made with plans for a get together in the future.
Arriving around midday on the Friday we wasted no time in unloading our gear and setting up for a lovely 3 days. Machines all ready, sleeping arrangements sorted it was time for our lunch. Everyone shared in the supply of food… and there was lots of it and so very yummy! Thanks everyone.
This set the pattern for the rest of our time there. Weather was very warm and we were cooled by the many fans supplied by our hosts, Paul and Paula. They popped in each day to make sure that all our needs were being catered for.
What a wonderful venue, lovingly restored and renovated with beautiful, very elegant and comfortable furniture throughout. Breakfast and coffees were enjoyed by many sitting outside on the verandah looking out over beautiful gardens, green lawns and a view to our sewing studio which was once a dairy/cheesery.
Lots of interesting and varied sewing was happening and Sunday afternoon showed great results.
Boundary Farm is located in Baringhup West and only a 15 minute drive from Maldon. It’s a fabulous venue for craft groups.
We have a date for this year’s Quilt In….. Saturday 19th October. Come along and join the fun, it’s going to be a fabulous day!
Louise Lott and Lisa Kerr from the Max & Louise Pattern Co will be guest speakers, They will be bringing quilts to show us and their patterns and fabric range for sale. There’ll be pop-up shops from Maree St Clair Quilts and The Village Patch, template stamps from “Diannabelles”, and also a group trading table. Something for everyone.
We would prefer bookings and payments in advance so contact us to book your place so we can allocate seats for groups to sit together. There’ll be a little bonus gift for everyone who has booked and paid by one week before.
There’ll be a huge raffle with lots of prizes to choose from and every attendee will receive a door gift. Everything will be provided : tea, coffee, morning and afternoon tea, and even a light lunch.
Email bookings : email@example.com or telephone number on flyer below. You can click on the flyer to print it.