After almost a year long break from our usual proceedings, Goldfields Quilters are getting back into the swing of things. We are still unable to meet in the community rooms the group have used for many, many years but the committee have been making alternative arrangements to enable the group to meet once a month starting February 2021.
In view of the current situation it was decided the usual biennial Exhibition last year would be skipped in favour of a less formal display of our members work. We’ve been offered to try a new venue in Castlemaine – the Goods Shed at the Castlemaine Railway station – so do put it in your calendar and come along for a look.
We will do our best under the Covid guidelines and restrictions at the time of each planned activity/event so bear with us and keep an eye on the blog for updates. “Follow” the blog using the link on the right hand margin so an alert will come by email each time a new blog post is published.
There is a few things coming up on our calendar :
Sit and Sew for members on 24th February
Annual General Meeting on 27th February
Sit and Sew for members on 24th March
Threads of Goldfields Quilters “A display of patchwork and items made of threads” at the Goods Shed by the Castlemaine railway station Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th May (further details to come).
The Goldfields Quilters Biennial “Quilt In” September / October
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.
Lunch at Goldfields Track Cafe in Harcourt made for an enjoyable end of year break up. We each made a little bon-bon as a Kris Kringle exchange gift which was a fun thing to do.
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!