Photos taken at our meeting on November 23rd, 2011
Photos taken at our meeting on November 23rd, 2011
A great day was had by all who attended our Quilt-In/Vic Quilters Gathering on October 22nd. Many thanks to everyone who came and made the day such a success.
This was the first show and tell of the day
That was some of the morning’s show and tell (I’ll post more photo’s at a later date)
If a quilt has been attributed to the wrong person please let me know.
We then had some messages and information from the Victoria Quilters Inc. committee for 2011
I’ll post again soon with more photo’s and our guest speaker Margaret McDonald’s quilts.
Thanks to Jennifer for having the camera always at the ready.
Every year we like to go on a retreat, the last few years to Heathcote Country Lodge which is only 30 -45 minutes from where most of us live. If you go too far away it cuts in to the sewing time doesn’t it.
Usually there’s about 15 or so of us on retreat but with one unforeseen thing and another we had dwindled to five.
Never mind…we still had fun.
There is a lovely Quilt Shop in Heathcote, a 15 minute stroll down the street from our lodgings and the sun was shining so off we set.
I feel very bad that I cannot remember the name of the shop, please leave a comment if you know it and I’ll add it to the post.
Back at the Lodge we sewed, we ate and drank and ate some more, we laughed, talked, listened to music and sang along.
As it is our Quilt-in this year, Alison decided we needed Aprons so we did some painting and sewing of those…we had quite a production line going.
We still had time for our own sewing though…
It is hand pieced and hand quilted by one of our founding members, Kay Smith…thank you Kay.
Our Quilt~In this year is a Vic. Quilters Spring Gathering, and we are looking forward to welcoming quilters to Central Victoria for the day. Please come along and meet the ladies who are part of our State Guild. The details are as follows.
Saturday 22nd October 2011 at the Campbells Creek Community Centre, Elizabeth St. Campbells Creek. (5kms south of the Castlemaine Post Office)
10 am until 4 pm
Entry $5.00 / Vic Quilters members $4.00
Guest Speaker, Award winning quilter Margaret McDonald.
Threadbear Quilters, Castlemaine and Honeysuckle Patchwork, Bendigo are the two shops in attendance to tempt you.
Plus our members are busy making treasures to sell on the Trading Table.
BYO Mug and Lunch (no cafes nearby) however delicious homemade soup/roll will be available at lunchtime.
Morning and Afternoon Tea will be provided.
Don’t forget your Show and Tell.
please feel free to contact us using the details on the contact page if you have any queries.
I’m pleased to give a follow up on our Exhibition 2010 and let you see the prize winning quilts for this year.
Congratulations and well done to all the members whose quilts appear below.
and the winner of this gorgeous quilt
is Brenda Bidgood.
Congratulations Brenda, I think you had the biggest grin of all.
Many thanks to all our members who participated by entering quilts and helping make the Exhibition a success.
Thank you to our sponsors too, we couldn’t do it without you.
and thank you to the visitors who came from near and far.
Today is the first day of the Goldfields Quilters Inc. biennial exhibition, our 9th exhibition. It’s on at St. Mary’s Hall, Hargreaves St. Castlemaine, Central Victoria (just up from Threadbear)
Yesterday was ‘set-up’ day and many hands made light work…here are some pics. (note because I didn’t get round to asking everyone about being ‘on the blog’, I have pixelated the faces. I hope it is not too distracting…anyway you’re supposed to be looking at the quilts. Oh, and I apologise, I did not pixelate bottoms)
We’re open today and tomorrow, when we draw the winner of our gorgeous raffle quilt ‘Banyan Tree Medallion’.
Please come visit if you can.
We have decided to have an extra quilting day at Leisterville this month…It’ll be Wednesday the 29th September, 10am – 9pm and will be a great chance to do some extra quilting in readiness for the Exhibition, BUT…only ’til 2pm because in the afternoon and evening we will have the pleasure of the company of Pauline Rogers from the Travelling Schoolhouse.
Pauline will run three short workshops for us…
…from 2pm she will show us ways for “Binding your Quilt the Easy Way” followed by “Patchwork Piecing Techniques & Rule you Ruler”. Each of these workshops will last 1 – 1.5 hours and will be followed by a dinner of Soup and Sandwiches (supplied by the committee)
And after dinner, starting at 6pm Pauline will give us a fun lecture showing us how Tools and Gadgets can help us achieve better results.
The cost for the day will be $25.00 but the club will be subsidising the cost to members to the value of $12.50 (it’ll cost members $12.50 to attend) The afternoon will also be available to any friends who might like to come along but the cost to non members is $25.00
As we have to let Pauline know numbers, please RSVP Heather on 5472 3335 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pauline was a guest of Strath Quilters recently and a couple of our members were able to attend her workshop, she was an absolute ‘hit’ and I know we can be assured of a very helpful and knowledgable presentation…so please mark it in your diaries now.