October Meeting

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After the business of our AGM members enjoyed viewing the huge number of quilts brought by our guest speaker, Neil Chisholm.

Neil spoke of his introduction to quilting seven years ago ‘by mistake. He had been a gardener and a painter, but due to a back injury could not pursue either of these activities. He tried making a quilt and was hooked.

Self taught, Neil claims to have broken all the rules and defied the quilt police to become a prizewinner at Quilt Showcase with his machine applique and quilting. He also teaches at his studio in Bunningyong and writes regularly for a quilting magazine.

Neil really had a great time at Waverley Patchworkers, you can read his comments here.

Enjoy just a few of the quilts that were shown from the various styles he prefers – Civil War and Regency being among his favourites.

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Birthday Meeting

We turned 33 and celebrated with delicious cupcakes, honoured three members for their great contribution and made lots of poppies. Lynn Berry from the 5000 Poppies project our guest speaker walked away with another 358 poppies for the display to take place on Anzac Day 2015 in Federation Square.

Lynn Berry speaks at Waverley Patchworkers

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Amanda Daly workshop

This year our special June Lyons tutor was Amanda Daly from NSW. The Ocean Jewels project involved lots of 3D fabric manipulation and cathedral windows that seemed impossibly tiny until we saw Amanda’s miniature quilts. Thanks to a very patient teacher and some wonderful fabric palettes lots of beautiful quilts were well underway by the end of the weekend.

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Watch our new website grow

Waverley Patchworkers Inc is in the process of creating a new website. While you wait, you can contact the group by email.

info@waverleypatchworkers.com.au

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