Monday, 29 June 2015

Joining in

If you want to get in on the hexie craze just follow this LINK to The Zen of Making

Friday, 26 June 2015

Nillumbik Living and Learning Centre's Birthday

Dear Living & Learning Nillumbik community,

Please join us on Saturday 25 July to celebrate 40 years of sharing, learning and connecting.

You have been an important part of the journey – come and retrace the past and embrace the future as we share memories, friendships and cake!

  • Share your stories around the fire (marshmallows included!)
  • Bring something you made as a participant
  • See displays and demonstrations
  • Buy something from the Mini Makers Market
  • Listen to some great music
  • Join in a hands-on activity
  • Find out where it all started
  • Bring your friends and family

There will be something for the whole family!

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We look forward to seeing you,

Living & Learning Nillumbik
739 Main Road, Eltham
Phone: 9433 3744

Oil of Cloves

Leanne Beasley told us the story of removing mould from a treasured quilt.  Here's an Australian business which sells oil of cloves.
Just go HERE.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Changes to quilt entry conditions

Please note the revised definition for an Art Quilt.

·        All work must be original design and construction elements which display considerable deviation from traditional quilt making. All work must be the original work of the maker, and not a copy or variation of another artist’s work. The quilt must be predominantly fibre, composed of at least 2 layers stitched together throughout the piece. The length of all your sides added together should be no more than 60 inches.
 For all Quilts
·        Don’t forget to acknowledge designers when filling out your entry forms

Christine MacDonald

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Something great from Kate

Kate from Kate's Sewing Centre is the major sponsor of our Quilt Exhibition and we like to support her shop whenever we can.  She is holding sewing classes for children in the school holidays.  Here's what Kate writes:

Children's Sewing Workshop June/July 2015

Hi Everyone.
I hope you are keeping warm with these winter days upon us.
The children's sewing workshops are just about to start. We have 8 classes for you to choose from.

I have been conducting students classes from the ages of 8 years to 15 years during the school holidays now for over 20 years. Please make sure you have had your eighth birthday.
These would have to be one of my favourite types of classes with boys as well as girls.
The children's classes for this holidays will be making cushions, journal covers, bags, crayon carry and aprons. I hope there is something for you.
Cost of each class is $40 includes all materials and use of Sewing machines. There will only be four students in each class.
Class bookings and payments are to be made at the same time. We are not able to accept a students name without payment so select your class carefully.
If there are not enough students to make up a class then the class will not be going ahead and you will be given back your money.

Please ring on 9467 1244 for booking into these classes
Thanks from Kate.
Kates Sewing Centre
Shop 4, Dennison Mall
Melbourne, Vic 3083

Monday, 22 June 2015

Community Quilts

A reminder that July is Community Quilts Making Month. The quilts will be featuring patterns using 2 ½” strips.  Please see Jackie for more information.
Please bring a plate of food to share for lunch on July 2nd.

Just beautiful

How gorgeous is Diane's Louisa Star quilt top?

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Lucky us

At our Saturday Guild Meeting we all enjoyed a really interesting talk by wonderful Leanne Beasley + it was soup and rolls day.  Lucky us, it was a brilliant day.
It was great to enjoy a display of NOTYQ members projects designed by Leanne.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Make a Quillow

Remember when Quillows were all the rage.? Lets make them popular again.  Here's a great tutorial at A Cuppa and a Catch Up.  Just follow this LINK.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

A free Tilda e-book

You can download this beautiful Tilda e-book for free HERE.
I did and it is wonderful, with five gorgeous Tilda projects.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

How about a cute knitting project

Just pop over to for the instructions.  Here's the LINK.

Friday, 12 June 2015

Seven Sewing Safety Tips

Once again an article from fabulous Craftsy.  Just go HERE.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Quilting and Needles

Want to know more about picking the right needle for your hand quilting?
Pop over HERE on Craftsy for a most informative article.

Monday, 8 June 2015

Making Binding

There is a fabulous tutorial over at Stop Staring and Start Sewing which shows you how to make five yards of binding from a fat quarter.

Just follow this LINK.  Many thanks to Jona for sharing it with us.

Friday, 5 June 2015

Cutting Cloth

How gorgeous is Kellie's new shop

Cutting Cloth
282 Wingrove Street
Fairfield, Victoria
phone 0409 860 402...