Author: Heather Bonney

President’s Patter: April 2019

Hello everyone,

Now that Easter and all the confusing holidays are over and the weather is cooler it’s time to get some serious stitching done.

Biggest Morning Tea

Biggest Morning Tea

I hope there are lots of lily blocks for the Biggest Morning Tea meeting at our May meetings. That’s the time we are going to distribute many of our QFOs. It seems to me that May is the time, at the start of winter, that people need a quilt. You are asked to bring along a plate of savoury goodies if your family name begins with A-L or a plate of sweet things if you are M-Z. The lovely quilt made by Kerry Roe and quilted by Kerrie Thomas is being raffled and the draw will take place at the night meeting. It will be a special meeting.

Kerrie Thomas has agreed to come with a shop to the July night meeting and has asked if there are any specific types of fabrics you would like her to bring.

On the 18th of May, a Saturday, we are holding our second ‘Make it’ day. The first one in February was so popular another day was requested. However, don’t forget to vote either before or after you have a lovely relaxed time. We booked the day long before the election was announced.


Recently I went to the Bendigo Quilt Exhibition and then to Marée St Clair’s shop at Strathfieldsaye. We are very lucky to have Maree bringing a shop to the June day meeting. The fabric she has in her shop is truly beautiful with many coordinated fabrics.

As well in June, we have the Anniversary lunch for which you can pay by card as Denise will have the card machines at both May meetings. How is your green hexagon going? They will be added to our Anniversary Quilt hanging to mark another decade in the life of EQI.

Arrangements for the Quilt In are progressing very well. We have decided to have 8 smaller raffle prizes, rather than one big one which is usually a quilt or a sewing machine. I’m guessing most of you have both of those. Victorian Textiles have generously donated wadding, templates and thread and there will be other various items in each prize. We are unashamedly copying the Blackburn Vic Quilters Quilt In and will have the same ticketing system where you can buy $10 worth of 20 tickets and then place them all, or 1 or 2 with whichever prize you most want.

As you can see the committee has been working hard to make your time with us enjoyable.

I hope to see you at one of our meetings soon or on our QFO day on May 22nd.

Meanwhile, you might like to read one of these books: courtesy Pat S.
‘Broken Window’ by Eva Brick.
‘Strong Winds’ by Gail Forse.

Cheers, Heather.