Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Days for Girls

I'm hoping to have a speaker come to NOTYQ and tell us about the Days for Girls project. Meanwhile you can support this important charity by attending this event.

Monday, 19 October 2015

The Quilt Shop

A wonderful new quilt shop has opened in Eltham
I am sure you will love it
The Quilt Shop
2/38 Bridge Street
03 84186770

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

The Patchwork Teahouse

We were so lucky to have a multitude of wonderful traders at our 2015 Quilt Exhibition. Enormous thanks to each of them.
The Patchwork Teahouse

Shop Address – 3305 Warburton Highway Warburton, Victoria, Australia 3799.
Postal Address – PO Box 530 Warburton
         03 59662400
Open 6 days 9.30am – 5pm. Closed Tuesday.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Opening soon

Next Monday in fact

Monday, 12 October 2015

Gail Pan Designs

We were so lucky to have a multitude of wonderful traders at our 2015 Quilt Exhibition. Enormous thanks to each of them.

Gail Pan Designs

Fresh from teaching in Europe, Gail Pan spent the weekend with us at the NOTYQ Quilt Exhibition. 
Gail grew up in a home where sewing was an important part of life.  In 2003 she began designing her own patterns.  She now designs fabric and teaches internationally and all over Australia.
Gail's designs feature, stitcheries, needleturn and piecing .Gail thoroughly enjoys sharing her love of needle and thread.
Please visit Gail on Facebook at
and on her blog

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Needles and Pins

We were so lucky to have a multitude of wonderful traders at our 2015 Quilt Exhibition. Enormous thanks to each of them.

Needles and Pins
Needles and Pins have been in Warrandyte for over 20 years and in December 2000 Kaye Millsom took over as the owner. Kaye has sewn, embroidered, knitted, patched & quilted and created for as long as she can remember, so when the opportunity came along to take on a little quilt shop, selling the things she loved it was the culmination of a dream.
Needles and Pins is at the Goldfield Shopping Centre at 102 Melbourne Hill Road Warrandyte

Phone: 03 9844 1720
Opening Hours:
9.30 - 5.00 Monday to Friday
9.30 - 1.30 Saturday
EFTPOS is available and most credit cards are accepted.

Friday, 9 October 2015

Sewn and Quilted

We were so lucky to have a multitude of wonderful traders at our 2015 Quilt Exhibition.  Enormous thanks to each of them.
Sewn and Quilted

92 Whitehorse Rd,

Blackburn  Vic 3130

Telephone: (03) 9877 1664

Sewn And Quilted - Summer School 2016

Week 1: 5 days – Monday 18th to Friday 22nd January, 2016
Week 2: 3 days – Wednesday 27th to Friday 29th January, 2016

Week 1: 
  • Foundation Paper Piecing - with Carol Nicholls
Week 2: Choose from:

  • Appliqué, English Paper Piecing and easy-as Clamshells – with Irene Blanck
  • Domestic Free-Motion Machine Quilting – with Anita Ellis
  • Foundation Paper Piecing – exploring a few more options – with Carol Nicholls
Please go HERE for more information.

Mrs Martins Quilt Shop.

We were so lucky to have a multitude of wonderful traders at our 2015 Quilt Exhibition.  Enormous thanks to each of them.
Mrs Martins Quilt Shop
Mrs Martin’s Quilt Shop
133 Emerald Monbulk Rd,
Victoria, Australia, 3782
Phone: 03 5968 3360
Overseas 61 3 59683360

Thursday, 8 October 2015



A big thank you to Pam for organising our guild meeting speakers for the last couple of years. I’ve taken over the job and will strive to make the speakers and events as much fun and as informative as possible. The October meeting will continue our long established tradition of trading tables.

Please let me know by October 12th if you would like to book a trading table for our October Guild Meeting. Priority will be given to NOTYQ members but if there are spaces left we will make them available to others with priority given to groups raising funds for other non profit groups. Cost 10% of sales


Please email Melody at or send me a text message to 0433 565 936 to book.


Jackie very kindly arranged for Illumination Solar to visit for the October Meeting and I, for one, think their solar lights and chargers will make great Christmas presents for some of my family members who are tricky to buy for.

You can read about their products at

B & S MOBILE SHARPENING will also be visiting.

Have all those blunt knives, scissors, chisels, plane blades, secateurs, hedge clippers, axes,pinking shears, overlocker blades etc, (sorry, no saws),sharpened for the special price of $5.00 per item. All work guaranteed.

Your items to be sharpened, plus THE CORRECT MONEY, must be wrapped in a plastic bag and
left in the box at the sign in table at 10.00am or given to Melody, Marg or Anita on Thursday 15th.
If you can’t make it on the 15th, or at 10.00am on the Saturday 17th, please give them to a friend
to deliver. Please make sure each individual item has your name and phone number.

A Display

When Leanne Beasley visited we had a display of members’ versions of her projects and many members said they really enjoyed this aspect of the day so I plan to introduce something like this at each guild meeting. So for our October Meeting PLEASE BRING ALONG YOUR FAVOURITE PIN CUSHION (limit of three per member). They can be made by you, a gift or even purchased...just make sure your name is pinned to the bottom so every little treasure goes home with right person.

The November theme will be BAGS and the December theme CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS.

The next Social Media Giveaway prize will be drawn at the guild meeting too. Would you like to enter? Just leave a comment on our blog

or a comment or ‘like’ on our Facebook Page

one entry per comment or like.

There will be the usual door prizes and raffle and lots of fun with your quilting friends. Please wear your name badge and don’t forget your mug and lunch.

Free Cooking Class

Friday 30 October
Experience the art of Asian cooking and treat your taste buds with a delicious tasting.
Time: 10.30am-12.30pm
Venue: Hurstbridge Community Hub
50 Graysharps Road, Hurstbridge
Booking: 9433 3799 or
No fee.

Dawn McDonnell | Centre Coordinator
Living & Learning Nillumbik
18 Bishops Road
Panton Hill 3759
9433 3792

Jemima's Creative Quilting

We were so lucky to have a multitude of wonderful traders at our 2015 Quilt Exhibition.  Enormous thanks to each of them.

Jemimas Creative Quilting

is located at 84 Cimberwood Drive Craigieburn
the shop hours are Tuesday – Wednesday 2.00 – 5.00pm
Thursday - Friday 10.00am – 6pm
Saturday 10.00am – 4.oopm
They are closed on Sunday and Monday
You can contact them on 9308 2699

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Gemelli Girls

We were so lucky to have a multitude of wonderful traders at our 2015 Quilt Exhibition.  Enormous thanks to each of them.
Gemelli Girls  & Sew Jo 

You will have a chance to see lovely Jenny and Jo at our next guild meeting as they are having a Trading Table.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Patchworks Unlimited

We were so lucky to have a multitude of wonderful traders at our 2015 Quilt Exhibition.  Enormous thanks to each of them.
Patchworks Unlimited
  The Shop is located at
25 Pascoe Street
Pascoe Vale
Victoria 3044
61 3 9300 4011

Monday, 5 October 2015

Enormous thanks to Christine

On behalf of all NOTYQ members I would like to give an enormous THANK YOU to our quilt exhibition conveyor, Christine MacDonald, who did a brilliant job coordinating everyone's efforts to make our 2015 Quilt Exhibition absolutely brilliant.  I know she worked really really hard to ensure everything ran smoothly.  Thank you lovely Christine.
Here's Christine with our major sponsor, Kate from Kates Sewing Centre.

More winners

The Raffle Winners

We had some wonderful raffle prizes again this year. The proceeds of our raffle will be donated to Banksia Palliative Care
The winners were
1st prize – Quilt Mary Wylie of Werribee

2nd prize – 5 piece bag set Wendy Burgoyne

3rd prize – bed runner Shirley Rappell of Doncaster East
Congratulations to all the winners.

Our prize winners

Viewer’s Choice Large Quilt Guat See Khoo – Baltimore

Viewer’s Choice Small Quilt Lois Stanley – Blue Wrens

Viewer’s Choice Bling Challenge Sue Brewin - Elephant

Sponsor’s Choice Monica Hemphill

Sponsor’s Choice Leanne Easdon

Hand Quilting Chris Field

President’s Choice Julie Angeloni

Colour and Design Monica Hemphill

Mixed Technique Heather Purdy

Interesting pattern or design Heather Purdy

Innovative /Art Quilt Ann Jackson

Use of Embellishment or surface design Therese Hirschi

Machine quilted on domestic machine Guat See

1st time entrant  Guat See Khoo

Under 18’s  All entrants

Congratulations to all the winners and to everyone who entered a quilt - such a fabulous effort from everyone
A Message from Dianne
To all the ladies who contributed to the NOTYQ community stall.
Thanks Rosalie for volunteering me for the job and to all the other dedicated ladies who sewed, knitted, quilted, covered, sorted, priced and sold for the stall. The goods donated were admired by all and purchased by many visitors who came to see the exhibition, (everyone commented on the variety and quality of the items for sale).
Special thanks to Kim for all the work she has put in to the stall in previous years. It`s not until you step into another's shoes that you realize the amount of time and effort that was given so generously.
The funds raised at the exhibition will fund the community quilt program that is so widely supported by NOTYQ members and appreciated by those who receive them.

I'm sure everyone will want to join with me in thanking Dianne and her team for the enormous amount of time, energy and creativity they put into raising funds for the NOTYQ Community Quilts Program.

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Today's the day.

Hope to see you at the 2015 North of the Yarra Quilters Exhibition.  Doors open at 10.00am.

Friday, 2 October 2015

Getting ready

Many many NOTYQ members and their families have been working really hard to get ready for our biennial Quilt Exhibition.  See you there tomorrow and Sunday.

Please come along... our Quilt Exhibition.