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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.

A wonderful weekend away

Perfect weather and a perfect location made for another very successful retreat.  Quilting tasks were tackled with great gusto by some or in a more leisurely fashion by others. Saturday evening is the time for dressing up and this year’s … Continue reading

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What goes on, on Retreat …

So you are thinking about coming away with Waverley Patchworkers this year, but you haven’t been on a camp since high school. You have visions of sleeping under canvas, taking the zip line to breakfast and less than civilised bathroom … Continue reading

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The Plain Needlewoman

We were very fortunate to have Janette McInnes show a large selection of antique and vintage quilts and tops from her collection at our August Meeting. Here they are again, with Janette’s kind permission. There are 24 quilts in the … Continue reading

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August Meeting

Our guest speaker on Monday 28 August will be Janette McInnes, The Plain Needlewoman with her vintage quilt collection. The collection features quilts from the 1840s to the present day and includes Signature Quilts, Red Work, Postage Stamp and Depression … Continue reading

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Tropic Island Quilting

The theme for the 2017 Children’s Workshop was Tivaevae, the style of quilts unique to the Cook Islands. This textile art is just over 100 years old and the workshop started with a bit of geography and then history of the … Continue reading

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Colours and Crafts of India

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Jill Abery’s talk and slide show at our July meeting was very popular. Jill has kindly supplied a selection of her slides and a brief caption for those who were not able to attend on the night. If you rest … Continue reading

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July Show and Tell

Quilts made for family, friends and to use up scraps feature this month. Remember that you can click on each image to get a closer look and to read the description. One quilt that really needs to be seen close … Continue reading

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Waverley Winners at Showcase 2017

There were smiles all round as the category winners and individual awards were announced at the Victorian Quilters Showcase on the opening day of the Melbourne Craft and Quilt Fair. Waverley Patchworkers was well represented at the show and among … Continue reading

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July Guest Speaker

Colours and Crafts of India Our speaker at our meeting on Monday 24 July is Jill Abery who will talk about the crafts of India. Jill has visited India a number of times and more recently taken a particular interest … Continue reading

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Waverley Moderns

In August last year our guest speaker was Cathy Barbagallo from the Melbourne Modern Quilting Guild. Her talk inspired one Waverley member to get together with others interested in exploring Modern Quilting. Darelle approached the committee who thought a new … Continue reading

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