Welcome to Essendon QuiltersSharing our love of quilting
We meet regularly to explore the art and craft of quilting.
Visitors and new members are most welcome at our monthly meetings.
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Public Health Response:
All Quilters, that are part of the Victorian Stitching fraternity, are to be congratulated for hanging in with the many public health restrictions. Some of our special activities cancelled and/or deferred include the Quilt Show, workshops, Paint Chip Challenge, and the Annual Retreat.
We have also sought and received permission to defer our Annual General Meeting. In the same vein, the membership subscription will not be due until 2021.
Melbourne is on track with the Government’s Roadmap out of restrictions. When we can recommence we are insured and have an active membership of Vic Quilters to mid-2021.
We look forward to being able to stitch together again as soon as the Government says it’s safe to do so.
Spinning and cooking! ... Lorraine C I don’t know how many members started their textile journey by learning how to spin. I believe there must be a few of us. 20 years since I last made a jumper for Leon so I thought it was time. He is still wearing it. Made...
Thank you ... Dear Essendon Quilters, I am writing to let you know of the continuing pleasure your quilts have brought to both the patients and staff of the Palliative Care Unit at Sunshine Hospital. We were lucky enough to receive a donation from you several...
A needle-turn QFO! ... Lucy W Hi all, During the lockdown, one of my activities was to complete a quilt for my daughter's new baby. We now have a new granddaughter (Billie) - the first granddaughter after 3 grandsons!! She was born a couple of weeks ago, and we...
A needle-turn QFO! ... Santina G Hi All, This is a quilt for others (QFO) that I quilted. I believe it was appliqued by Kerry R. Her technique for needle-turn is superb. Cheers Santina.
String piecing! ... Nadine B A bit of scrap busting, string pieced blocks. When I have enough blocks I'll have a quilt. I have sewn them onto very fine interfacing so I guess I will need quite a thin batting. Nadine
It's scrap sorting time, again!... Robyn R A couple of times a year I have a try at sorting out the pile of scraps into usable 'bits'. A perfect chore for either those hot summer days stuck inside when you don't feel like doing anything energetic or, on a...