The very entertaining Mrs Martin

Here is the first of the profiles of shops that will be at the Waverley Patchworkers Quilt Show 2018 this coming weekend at Mulgrave Community Centre.

I am not sure who enjoys Mrs Martins Quilt Shop more, Karen or her customers.

She has promised to bring lots of samples to inspire your next project. She has a range of hand dyed walls and patterns that use wools and felts,  along with Moda pre cuts and a basket full of fat 16ths that are mainly small print reproductions.

To help with stitcheries there will be transfer paper that will go with through your printer.

If you are looking for a bargin Karen is selling bolt ends at $10 a metre. 


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May meeting

We may be in the throes of preparing for Quilt Show 2018, but that doesn’t provide an excuse for missing Monday night’s meeting.

We are very privileged to have Julie Adamson as our guest speaker. Julie specialises in hand appliqué and hand quilting and is an Accredited Teacher in Specialist Techniques with Victorian Quilters.

She is also a multiple award winner with both Victorian Quilters and the Quilters Guild of South Australia including Best of Show, Runner Up Best of Show and Excellence in Hand Quilting.

Her beautiful jacobean influenced quilt with the yellow background is in silk, and positively glows.

Remember our temporary venue is Glen Waverley Community Centre, near the corner of Waverley and Springvale Roads.

Members: Bring your Challenge Entries for the Quilt Show, or drop them off when you deliver your quilts on Friday 1st June.


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Lots to see at Quilt Show 2018

Have you picked up one of our postcards? They are to be found in all the places quilt lovers are likely to congregate; quilt shops, libraries, sit and sew events.

The beautiful quilt that has been the face of our show is by Mariya Waters, a member of Waverley Patchworkers.

The quilt is called Look at Me – Look at Me!

It is a portrait of the Eclectus Parrot, native of southern Queensland rainforests and is made up of 462 triangles and the background is quilted with gum leaves.

It was part of the AQC Made in Australia – Flora and Fauna challenge and has recently returned from exhibition in Mexico. Quite away for a small parrot to fly. It will have its own special place at our show, so you can see it for yourself.

There will be lots more birds showing off their plumage at Quilt Show 2018 because our challenge theme is Birds of a feather flock together. The winner is chosen by public vote. 

So fly across to Mulgrave Community Centre on the weekend of June 2 and 3 and Look at Us – Look at Us! 

Full Quilt Show 2018 information here.


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Waverley Art Quilters at Quilt Show 2018

As part of Quilt Show 2018 there will be a special display of quilts made by our Art Quilt group showcasing their recent work.

Each month has a theme and the art quilters respond to the topic with a piece about A3 size. Come and see what this very talented group has created, month by month.

The first themes for this year were;
February – Summer Challenge – lots of narrow strips of batik fabric – how would you use them?

March – Helen Maudesley- an artist who had an exhibition of her recent work at NGV Australia.

April – Maps

May – Marimekko, the timeless Finnish design company


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Quilt Show 2018 is nearly here

The first weekend in June, at the Mulgrave Community Centre. Mark it on your calendar now.

There will be over 100 quilts on display. Every style and technique you can imagine. From bright and bold stunners from beginner quilters, to painstakingly created glories.
Scrap, appliqué, art quilts; whole cloth, traditional, pictorial, modern; favourite patterns, friendly challenges, original designs. Quilts inspired by life events or made because we love making them. Quilts made for children. Quilts designed/made by children!

Bring your friends who don’t yet understand your passion for patchwork and quilting. They can sign up for beginner classes that will be happening in the weeks following the show. Then you can have someone to raid your stash and help you keep it under control.

Speaking of stashes. There are six shops in attendance and we are very proud that they are all members of Waverley Patchworkers. Lily Patches, Sewn and Quilted, Mrs Martin’s Quilt Shop, Palm Beach Quilting, The Patchwork Teahouse and The Quilter’s Closet.
Keep an eye out here for some news of what they are bringing to the show.

Still not sure?

Here is a sneak peek of some of the quilts that will be on display.

Full details of challenge, entry, venue, parking etc are on the Quilt Show 2018 page

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March and April Show and Tell

Here is the work that has been on show over the last two meetings.



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Workshop Vacancy

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



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Sue de Vanny workshop

Last year Sue de Vanny was guest speaker at our May Monthly Meeting and she has returned to Waverley to run a two day workshop using her fabric collage technique.

Over the weekend students worked on a project using Sue’s painterly approach to appliqué All said she was a wonderful teacher and they not only learned new techniques, freed up their approach to design and played with colour, they finished.

Starting from the same photograph of a sea urchin, students created their own pattern then snipped and glued fabric to create their own version of the image.


The next day stamping, stencilling and screen printing was used to create the background. Light, medium and dark backgrounds created different looks.


Finally free motion quilting brought the piece to life.

And at the end of the day everyone is still smiling. Thankyou Sue for a fabulous workshop.


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March Meeting

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.

Floral Flashback

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.’

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Monthly meeting temporary venue change

While Mount Waverley Community Centre is being renovated, 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.

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