The Mt Waverley Community Centre is being renovated starting in March 2018. While it will be lovely to have a new look and feel to our venue, we have to vacate for four months or more.
Starting with the meeting on Monday March 26 Waverley Patchworkers will meet at the Glen Waverley Community Centre, 700 Waverley Road Glen Waverley. It is near the corner of Waverley Rd and Springvale Rd. As usual doors will open at 7.15pm.
Check your Newsletter and this website for news of our return to Mt Waverley.
Waverley Patchworkers workshop with Katrina Hadjimichael has a couple of vacancies.
Two days of paper piecing and appliqué with this popular NSW teacher on 28th and 29th June. Held at Bellfield House in Glen Waverley. Cost for non Waverley members $130 plus $20 for the pattern book.
Spikes and Specks
Finished quilt size is 85″ square. You may prefer to do a smaller quilt or just one block to learn the technique.
The quilt has foundation pieced circular “spikes” blocks separated by appliqué vine and leaf sashings.
Email for more information or to book for this workshop firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember we will be at the temporary venue, Glen Waverley Community Centre, 700 Waverley Road Glen Waverley, for the meeting on Monday March 26.
Guest Speaker is Jan Frazer who will be talking on Colour by Design.
Jan is an award winning quilter whose work has been successful in many international exhibitions.
- Visions Arts Museum San Diego USA
- Road to California LA USA
- American Quilters Society Paducah USA
- St Marie Aux Mines – Alsace France
- The Houston Quilt Festival USA
Jan takes inspiration for her quilts from the natural beauty of her beachside suburb, from architecture, gardens and even art pieces in a gallery. Jan utilises a number of techniques in her quilt making, often incorporating machine embroidery and thread work into her projects.
Describing her style as contemporary, Jan admits to still loving the traditional designs. ‘I love strong colours,and this is manifest in many of my quilts. Recently, I challenged myself to make a few pieces using more neutral colours. Nature is my main inspiration for colour. In nature almost anything goes and I try to apply this approach to my use of colour in quilts.’
Raffle tickets are now on sale for the beautiful quilt created especially for our show. Proceeds go to the Waverley Benevolent Society. Tickets are $2 each, contact a Waverley Patchworkers member or buy your tickets at Quilt Show 2018, 2 – 3 June 2018.
Floral Flight puts a modern spin on the traditional broderie perse quilt, with a bright frame of triangles surrounding the gorgeous parrot and basket. Once again quilting is by Naomi Hynes of the Elegant Stitch and it is done beautifully. Valued at $1650
Floral Flight – detail
Second prize is just for quilters; a fabulous kit which includes all patterns and the fabric for A Tribute to Mrs Williams. Conveniently packaged with the fabric for each block with each pattern. Value $400.
The guest speaker at our next meeting, on Monday February 26, is Leslie Edwards of Quilting Fabrications.
Leslie was born in California and following her major in African History travelled to that continent. There she was blown away with the vibrantly coloured textiles. She also met her Australian husband and took up quilting after relocating to Melbourne 25 years ago.
More recently she has taken to creating her own fabrics using a host of techniques.
“In some ways my style has changed and in some ways it is still the same. The thing that drew me to quilting – African fabric – has remained a passion and I use a lot of colour in my quilts. I have, however, become much more intuitive and improvisational in my technique. I am also passionate about creating my own textiles through various types of dyeing, painting, printing, etc,”
Fish and Chips 1
Leslie will be bringing her pop up shop selling African, Malaysian batik and hand dyed fabric plus her quilt patterns.
Library News This will be the last opportunity to borrow from the library before it is put into storage for the duration of the building renovation. Please borrow lots of books!
Our Sit and Sew meeting in January is always a good start to the year. Plenty of time to catch up on all the holiday news and to admire new projects or cheer on those who making progress on their never ending hand piecing.
We also saw the unveiling of the raffle quilt for Quilt Show 2018. It was designed and largely made by Suzanne and quilted by Naomi Hynes of the Elegant Stitch.
Floral Flight – Waverley Patchworkers Quilt Show raffle quilt
More details later on how to purchase tickets so you can win this beauty.
Show and Tell
The first of these was shown at the November meeting but the photo was misplaced.
Remember to click on the picture to have a closer look and read about the making of the quilt.
Jungle Animals – Joyce
H shirt quilt – Naomi
Flying in Circles – Gale
Cutout Magic – Gale
Pretty Pinks – Gale
Eclectic Elements – Gale
Plenty of Gift Quilts have been finished over the break – here are a few of them.
The dates, venue and theme for our 2018 Quilt Show has been announced. A few changes have been made, so make sure you make a note on your calendar and in your diary.
Look at Me – Mariya Waters
The Birds of a Feather Quilt Show will be held on the weekend, June 2 and 3, 2018 at the Mulgrave Community Centre, 355 Wellington Road Mulgrave. This is a great venue where we held our Quilt In last year.
The theme for the challenge should get the creative juices flowing, it lends itself to all styles of quilts, modern, traditional, innovative even 3D. To encourage creativity there is no shape stipulation, the size restriction is that the finished piece must fit inside the confines of an A3 piece of paper (42 cm x 29.7 cm).
Members, now is the time to get all your quilt entries planned, you have five months fun months of stitching ahead.