Bellfield Belles

flowers and leaves

The Bellfield Belles work on their own projects on the 4th Tuesday of the month. In October Di was working on her interpretation of the Wendy Williams pattern “Birdsville” which she began in a workshop at the Phillip Island retreat on Mothers’ Day this year. The leaves and flowers are quite yummy … perhaps we will see the completed work at our 2016 Quilt Show.

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Stepping back in time

Over forty members had a most enjoyable weekend retreat at Forest Edge, Neerim East. There is nothing better than being able to sew in a beautiful setting with like minded friends, untroubled by domestic chores or work pressures. This year’s theme was seen in the Dresden Plate challenge blocks and of course the finery on display at the Saturday evening dinner. After dinner entertainment included poetry readings and old time games of hookey, marbles and hop scotch.

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NOTY Quilt Show

Many Waverley Patchworkers members enjoyed a visit to the nearby North of the Yarra Quilters Guild  Show at the Eltham Community Centre today, the show is open again on Sunday. The substantial building provided welcome shade from the unseasonably hot weather and there was a diverse range of quilts on display. Lots of comments were made on the high standard of work, the creative used of fabrics and the beautiful interpretation of traditional patterns.

Congratulations to NOTY for another successful show. See more about the show on the NOTY blog

NOTY Quilt Show


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ANZAC Centenary Triptych

Two Waverley members, Wendy and Rosemary, are also very active with the Cranbourne Combined Quilters. Wendy designed this stunning colorwash banner and Rosemary designed the appliqué  elements and project managed the team of six quilters. The banner measures 4m by 2m and consists of 4,888  2″ squares. The group successfully applied for a Department of Veteran Affairs for a Anzac Centenary Local Grant and the completed work was presented to the Cranbourne RSL today.

Anzac Triptych creators

Anzac Triptych creators

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Donated fabric

Ever wondered what happens with fabric donated to Waverley Patchworkers?  This is one example.

top made from donated fabricRenae read on this website that we make quilts for various agencies and so thought we could make use of some pieces she no longer needed. In the box Norma our gift quilt coordinator collected were blocks cut but not assembled, obviously Renae had changed her mind about the design or the colours. Norma has a great talent for seeing the best in things, she added some purple and white fabric and quickly made this fresh and bright top which when finished will go to a teenager living in a supported home. Rene is delighted with the result and the good use made of her unwanted bits and pieces.

The next Gift Quilt Sewing Day is Wednesday 23 September at the  Glen Iris Valley Recreation Club, 260 – 270 High Street Rd, Mt Waverley.


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August Show and Tell

Another feast of the eyes, this time from the August Monthly Meeting.




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Library Catalogue

Did you know that the Waverley Patchworkers Library has 830 books available for members to borrow? It also subscribes to 11 magazines, receiving over 60 issues a year, and also holds an extensive collection of DVDs.

The full listing of books, magazines and DVDs can be downloaded from the Library page in various PDFs so you can quickly find the resource you need. To reserve the book, just contact the Librarian, her contact details are found in the Newsletter sent each month to members.

Library page

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Skills Weekend

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Volunteer tutors from the Waverley membership ran a series of one hour sessions on Saturday 22 August for an enthusiastic group keen to pick up some new skills. Lots of tips were shared, there were even a few break through moments … Continue reading

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July Show and Tell

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We had a great display of quilts at our Monthly Meeting in July, you can view many of them here, just click on any of the images to view the gallery and read about each quilt.    

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Applique Special Interest Group

Once a month a dozen or so members with a love for appliqué get together for an afternoon of indulging in this beautiful art. In July Jeanne brought her finished quilt for all to admire … Wow!


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