A New Committee

This time last year we thought it would just be the one time that we would have to hold our AGM remotely. But here we go again.

A good attendance once again as the group has really embraced virtual meetings. The very smoothly run meeting resulted in the election of a new President, Jenny who was Vice President and Heather is now our immediate Past President and Vice President. A very orderly transition. We also welcome Ann back to the committee, this is her second time as Membership Secretary. If you join Waverley Patchworkers she is the first person who will help you get to know how you can become involved in our activities.

Speaker on the night was Waverley Patchworkers member Denise Muschamp who is a long arm quilter. She spoke of the pathway that lead her from passionate sewer and knitter to maestro of the long arm machine. Her business is The Quilt House located in Narre Warren.

Denise explained the various quilting options using her own quilts.
Kaffe and Co is an example of a carefully chosen and sized “edge to edge design” enhancing a busy pieced quilt.

On the other hand Strawberries and Cream has custom quilted blocks and borders to enhance this very pretty border print. Accurate piecing is the key to success here.

Denise also explained why it is important to have batting and backing larger than the quilt top.

Other tips for preparing your quilt for professional quilting included

  • Press very carefully, generally to the dark side.
  • Measure border size from your quilt top, do not rely on pattern dimensions.
  • Leave embellishments until after the quilt is quilted.

If all her clients followed her advice Denise would be a very happy quilter, so she has provided a comprehensive list of suggestions, many applicable even if you are doing your own quilting.

A most enjoyable and informative meeting.

About Waverley

Waverley Patchworkers Inc is a group of about 300 patchwork and quilting enthusiasts located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. We meet regularly to share our passion for all things textile.
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