Saturday, 24 December 2011

November and December 2011 Newsletters

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My apologies for not posting these on time. Here is the November and December Newsletters from 2011. No excuses except that time got away.

Enjoy the bumper post - two newsletters to sit and enjoy.

Happy Sewing Jennifer

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Viewers Choice Awards - Exhibition 2011

First things first - Octobers newsletter here for you to read and enjoy, plus don't forget the guild meeting this Saturday - read the newsletter for more details...

NOW - Welcome to the results of the Exhibitions Viewers Choice Awards 2011. The exhibition was a huge success. You can see a slideshow of the quilts on the right. There are also more winners over at one of our members blogs - Hillside Quilting - beautiful photos of the winners and their beautiful work. Take a look at other members blogs - we've all enjoyed the quilt show immensely.

To the winners - congratulations - click on the images for a larger view of there exquisite work.

The mystery pincushion prize is the lovely witch. What an amazing design and creation by Adrienne.

The viewers choice for best small quilt. This lovely Japanese design made by Sandra.

The viewers choice for best large quilt, goes to Marilyn. Also this months newsletter has a profile on this talented lady.

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Well done to all our talented NOTYQ members.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

AGM 2011 and September Newsletter

One of many of Debby's bags - one of Melly's patterns
Welcome to the AGM month - the meeting is always very entertaining, and it's lovely to know "first hand" who will be steering the ship in the upcoming year. Read the latest newsletter, and check out the lovely show n tell.
All visitors are always welcome, and don't forget that this Saturday is our extra sit and sew day, so if you can't get to the AGM on Thursday night, try for Saturday. It's nice to spend the day with fellow quilters.

Enjoy the newsletter and hope to see most of you on Thursday night. Don't forget...

NOTYQ Quilt Show 2011
8-9th October 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Eltham Community Centre
801 Main Road, Eltham.
Stalls, Refreshments & Quilt Raffle
Admission $8 children under 14 free

Happy Sewing, Jennifer

Thursday, 18 August 2011

The Retreat, August Newsletter and the Upcoming Guild Meeting

Well this has been an exciting few weeks. We've taken part in the Annual Retreat to Myrniong - just out of Bacchus Marsh, a wonderful guild meeting in July and there is going to be another great meeting coming up on Saturday. Take a look at the August newsletter and see what fun we have had.

 The retreat had a party theme - and what a party we had, full of lots of sewing, laughter, great food, and wonderful friendships enjoyed. Much creativity was shown, such a talented bunch of ladies - the favourite theme would have had to have been Jackie's 1600 quilt made from a jelly roll, many were created over the weekend. The variety can be endless - such a great idea. Have a look at this YouTube video, it shows just how easy it is. Take a look at our member blogs for more images of the fun time we had at retreat.
On Saturday, 20th August, Bill Westalee will be demonstrating the wonderful adjustable rulers they designed, and having seen a presentation at the Phillip Island Retreat two years ago, I know we can all pick up some great tips and tricks to improve our piecing.

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Come along and enjoy the fun.

Happy sewing, Jennifer

Sunday, 17 July 2011

July Guild Meeting and Newsletter

Our next Guild meeting is on Thursday night. Come along and see some of our members talented work - show and tell is always a delight.

Sit with a cup of tea and enjoy our latest newsletter - once again Glenda has excelled herself - a wonderful account of the Guild's happenings including a lovely pictorial display of last months Show n Tell.

Looking forward to next Thursday.
Happy Sewing, Jennifer nnn

Monday, 4 July 2011

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

June Newsletter and Upcoming Guild Meeting


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Sit and enjoy our wonderful newsletter, full of our Guild meeting activities from last month. We got into the pink theme for Cancer awareness and had a lovely display of quilts celebrating Library week.

Sit back and enjoy the latest newsletter as well as the visual display of our members Show n Tell, it was truelly inspirational once again. Such beautiful work and creativity.

Pop along and see us at our next Guild Meeting on Saturday 18th June. It's our Soup n Roll day, so bring a mug and enjoy the friendship.

Happy sewing, Jennifer

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Guild meeting this week "Think Pink" - Thursday 19th May

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Take a well earned rest and have a read of our latest newsletter - May edition.It is once again full of wonderful insights and fabulous show n tell from the May meeting, as well as upcoming events.

I'd like to personally, and I'm sure my fellow workshop attendees will agree, give thanks to Lyn for the wonderful bag making from denim jeans.It was amazing just to see the stash of denim that Lyn owns. Lyn was a great teacher, we were all most inspired, I can see many bags in the future coming to light. My husbands hand me downs just didn't make the cut - literally, too worn - I need to steal them sooner in the future ;-). The newsletter shows our work for the day, and I'm sure future show n tell will show many final products. Thanks again Lyn.

This month, at the guild meeting, we are hosting two events - first is Library Week, bring along quilts or other sewing items inspired from books - the items along with the books will be on display during the meeting night.

With May being the month when THE BIGGEST MORNING TEA is held with the focus on Cancer, and the thursday morning ladies are having  their PINK morning, the theme of our May evening meeting will be
So use your imagination - get out your PINK gear, and maybe bring along some PINK food to share for supper!

Come along and enjoy a fun PINK night!
All visitors are welcome.

Monday, 4 April 2011

April Newsletter and Upcoming Guild Meeting

What a fabulous read - sit comfortable, take a break from the sewing machine and have a look at the Guild's latest newsletter.

Idea only - from the website
During our April Guild meeting - Saturday 16th,  12 participants will be taking part in a workshop with Lyn Easton. Lyn is one of our members and has kindly offered to run a workshop for us. Lyn can be seen sporting her Denim Jeans bags and several ladies have asked how they go together.

Lyn will be running this workshop from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Then at our meeting we can look forward to some lovely show and tell and some general information for the rest of us. Check the newsletter, link above, for further details.

You will need to start collecting those old denim jeans from the cupboard or the op shop and look out for groovy details that you can incorporate into the bag design. You will be told what to bring when you book in.

Come along and join us - it is a wonderful day. All visitors welcome.

Happy sewing

Thursday, 10 March 2011

March Newsletter and upcoming Guild Meeting

Lovely image from Jenni Scott's website
Go and make yourself a lovely cup of tea and return to read the latest "March Newsletter" - jam packed full of information, lists of upcoming events, the exhibition challenge and show n tell from our February meeting.

Next Thursday, the 17th, is our Guild meeting night, from 7:30pm onwards - come along and join us.

Jenni Scott from Always Quilting is coming to inform us all about thread.
She is a great speaker and will be giving us all sorts of advice about which threads to use where. She does sell the Aurifil Threads and will have them to purchase on the night, although she will not just be talking about her own threads which is great. You can check out her website at Always Quilting.

** Don't forget, we get the extra sewing day on Saturday 19th March, from 10am onwards.

All are welcome - come and enjoy the companionship of fellow sewers - and see a wonderful array of show n tell. It always amazes me the diversity of quilting styles - all beautiful and inspirational.

Happy Sewing

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Guild Meeting - Saturday 19th February

Welcome to the Guild's first official meeting for 2011. Come along on Saturday and enjoy what I am sure will be a wonderful Show n Tell. Catch up with sewing friends we haven't seen over the Christmas/New Year period, unless you were fortunate enough to join in on the sewing day in January.

Here is our latest newsletter, jammed packed full of the latest Guild news and Show n Tell photos from our Christmas meeting as well as travel stories from Lois and Jackie.

We've just had news that our community quilts have arrived in both New Zealand and Toowoomba.We are pleased that we are able to help those needing comfort.

Look forward to seeing you all on Saturday
Happy Sewing

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Show and Tell for October 2010

Enjoy the October 2010 Guild Show and Tell created by our talented members.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Photos from September Show and Tell

September show and tell will be along later. Due to temporary technical problems....
many apologies.

Friday, 28 January 2011

Guild Meeting Times

Meetings, Retreat, Symposium and Exhibition
NOTYQ holds official meetings each month, except for January, and our program varies throughout the year. We always have Show 'n' Tell to see the wonderful creations of our members at these meetings.

2012 Dates

January Thursday 19th - Sewing Day
February Saturday 18th 10am Guild Meeting
March Thursday 15th 7.30pm Guild Meeting
March * Saturday 17th 10am Extra Sit n Sew Day
April Saturday 21st 10am Guild Meeting
May Thursday 17th 7.30pm Guild Meeting
May * Saturday 19th 10am Extra Sit n Sew Day
June  Saturday 16th 10am Guild Meeting
July Thursday 19th 7.30pm Guild Meeting
July * Saturday 21st 10am Extra Sit n Sew Day

Retreat August Friday 4th to Monday 7th 2012
August Saturday 18th 10am Guild Meeting
September Thursday 20th 7.30pm AGM - Guild Meeting

September * Saturday 15th 10am Extra Sit n Sew Day

Symposium - September 22nd and 23rd 2012
October Saturday 20th 10am Guild Meeting 
November Thursday 15th 7.30pm 20th Birthday Meeting - Guild Meeting
November * Saturday 17th 10am Extra Sit n Sew Day
December Saturday 15th 10am Shared Christmas Lunch - Guild Meeting

2013 Dates
Exhibition - dates yet to be confirmed
* Extra Sit n Sew Day

Thursday, 27 January 2011

North of the Yarra Quilters Guild Exhibition 2011

The North of the Yarra Quilters Exhibition will be held on Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th October, 2011 from 10:00am - 4:00pm at the Eltham Community Centre - 801 Main Rd, Eltham, Melways Ref: 21 J6.

There will be a beautiful display of our members works including quilts, wall hangings and bags. There will also be Trader stalls and light refreshments available.

Further information will be supplied soon

This biennial exhibition is organised by: North of the Yarra Quilters Guild Inc. (Reg. No. A0030759K)

Saturday, 1 January 2011

About Our Group

The North of the Yarra Quilters Guild is a group of people that have come together to share their enjoyment of patchwork, applique and quilting

We meet in the Senior Citizens Building in Gipson Street, Diamond Creek, a northern suburb of Melbourne. Our postal address is: PO Box 754, Eltham 3095, Victoria, Australia

Our group has casual sewing days every Thursday and a monthly Guild meeting, which often includes: mini workshops; presentations by speakers; stalls by the local patchwork shops.

We also run an annual retreat to Lake Burnbrae, Myrniong, and Biennial Symposiums and Exhibitions for our members.

The Guild was formed in 1992, our aims are

  • To enable people with like interests to share their knowledge and enjoy meeting together
  • To promote their skills and expand their knowledge
  • To promote patchwork and quilting within the community