We were shown a beautiful hand pieced and quilted quilt - a great achievement.
We have started on our block of the month project and it’s fun seeing them coming together.
We were shown a beautiful hand pieced and quilted quilt - a great achievement.
With the cold weather a small group of dedicated workers has been meeting and showing their talents.
July will see a start of our new project - 'Floating Star' Mini Sampler Quilts - and we plan to have some of this work on display in November
My thanks to Lorraine for your support with the group over the past few months.
A lovely thank you was received from the Benalla & District Hospital Auxiliary, a number of the members of the Patchwork Group donated their time and sewing skills making items for the Auxiliary Stall.
We continue with our patchwork and other crafts, plus lots of chat.
Thursday 30th of June is our all-day session from 10am - 4 pm - see you for all or part of the time.
Another happy day was spent patching, piecing, quilting and chatting at our ‘fifth Thursday’ all day workshop on Thursday 31st March. Our thoughts are with our Convenor, Dorothy, at this very sad time.
Patchwork Group Members
All day workshop, March 31st, 2022
March... 'A quilt for a son's 60th birthday'
'Finished quilts, quilts being pieced together, and quilts awaiting quilting' on display at Meet and Mingle in November'
Patchwork members presented an interesting quilt display at Meet and Mingle on November 17th.
There were finished quilts, quilts being pieced together, and quilts awaiting quilting.
The Patchwork group will meet twice in December, with a regular get together on December 2, and the Patchwork Christmas Lunch on the December 16th.
Patchworkers are busily preparing for the Display of Patchwork and Quilts at ‘Meet and Mingle’ on Wednesday 17 November. If you’d like to view some of their work in progress over the year, take a leisurely scroll through the posts below!
The Patchwork group met twice in September, with 'show and tell' and the installation of the beautiful wall hanging featuring quilted fishes at our 'third Thursday' afternoon session.
Our ‘fifth Thursday’ all day workshop provided the opportunity to share stories about the earthquake, community news, anxieties about almost constant exposure to scams, and more, all while meditatively piecing together patchwork pieces, embroidering, or knitting, at times with the hum of sewing machines in the background.
'Show and Tell' - September 2021
The Patchwork group managed to meet three times during July, despite the Covid lockdown. The group who attended the all day workshop are pictured above enjoying one another’s company while socially distanced, chatting while worked on projects including hand sown patchwork hexagons and embroidered panels for a patchworked quilt.
I know a lot of you have been missing our classes, so we are lucky to have three sessions in July, 1st & 15th afternoon 1 -4 pm and 29th all day 9:30am - 4pm.
We welcomed back Rosie after her stint in Hospital – it is great she is on the road to recovery.
The work we see for SHOW in TELL is truly beautiful and many photos are on our page on the website.
The next all day session will be Thursday July 29th, from 9:30am to 4pm. We have had a large number of books and magazines donated by Kay. Hopefully, you will have time next meeting to see if your next project jumps out at you.
Photos: Dorothy Webber
It has been a busy month for the Patchwork Group – two afternoon sessions followed by a ‘5th Thursday’ all day ‘special’. Here are some of the quilts brought along for ‘show and tell’ during the month.
Patchwork is held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday each month commencing at 1pm till 4pm, with an all day session on the fifth Thursday. Thursday April 29th is our first all day session for the year. Held from 9:30 - 4pm, this is always a great chance to bring along your machine and really achieve or continue with your hand work. BYO lunch & morning or afternoon tea to share. There is always someone on hand to give a hand.
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We are all looking forward to being together on Thursday 3rd March. I’m sure we have a lot of catching up to do. I’ve had a number of calls and emails and am looking forward to seeing you all with your show and tells.
Dorothy Webber 0421 263 071
Participants provide their own fabric and sewing aids. New members will be introduced to patching and quilting techniques
Patchwork is scheduled to recommence in the U3A Meeting Room on Thursday 18 February from 1 to 4 pm provided the building/maintenance works have been completed.
Dorothy Webber 0412 263 071
Thank you to patchworkers who submitted photos for the on-line exhibition of work completed during the Covid break. ‘The Covid Collection’ was launched online in the third week of November in lieu of the annual ‘Meet and Mingle’ exhibition of work at the Seniors Community Centre, and features the work of Maxine Costello, Elaine Cotton, Janet Gourley, Shirlie Gilmour, Helen Jeffree, Judy Merkel, Heather Sloan and Corrie Witlox.
It’s not too late to have work included in the exhibition! Quilts commenced during the Covid break (defined as when the group is unable to meet together physically because of Covid restrictions) can still be added to the online exhibition. Just send photographs to Dorothy.
Patchwork byJudy Merkel
An on-line collection of patchwork largely completed during the extended periods of social isolation during the Covid Pandemic in 2020.
This collection includes completed quilts; patchwork ready to have batting and linings attached and quilting finalised and quilts begun at a day long workshop with guest presenter, Vivienne.
Patchworkers represented in this exhibition include Maxine Costello, Elaine Cotton, Janet Gourley, Shirlie Gilmour, Helen Jeffree, Judy Merkel, Heather Sloan and Corrie Witlox..
Photographs have started to arrive for the ‘Online Exhibition’ of patchwork to be launched on the website on Wednesday 18th of November. Pre-Covid, our quilt exhibition would have been on show at November’s Meet and Mingle. This year it’s online! If you need help with photographing your work; or are happy for a photograph to be taken of you working on your patchwork if your quilted work isn’t finished in time, please contact Dorothy on 0412 263 071 or Bev on 5762 8171.
A reminder to Patchwork Group members of the online patchwork exhibition on our website to be launched on Wednesday 18th November.
Please keep working on your projects with an end of year exhibition in mind as you would normally do. Send photographs of your work through to me by Monday 16 November.
If you need help with photographing your quilts and/or sending them in online or on USB, let me know.
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Shirley Kearney and Beth Hall at last year's Quilt Exhibition
Patchwork - Dorothy's very, very own Horn sewing cabinet... and ... this year's exhibition of quilts is going online - Covid style!
When I was first married in our house with babies, I had an old desk of Laurie’s as my sewing (room). This over the years moved about the house, as I made most of the family’s clothing. At some time, after visiting a friend with a Horn Cabinet I have coveted one ever since. Well, late in my life I am now the very, very happy owner of my very, very own HORN. It was on Benalla Buy Swap & Sell, in the next street. So, it was meant to be. I can’t wait to set it up, but will have to wait till the move.
This year’s annual exhibition of quilts is unlikely to be held at the Senior’s Community Centre in mid-November because of continuing Covid-19 restrictions. However, all is not lost! This year we plan to hold an online patchwork exhibition on our website, with a launch date of Wednesday 18th November. Just continue working on your projects with an end of year exhibition in mind as you would normally do. Send photographs of your work through to me by Monday 16 November. If you need help with photographing your quilts and/or sending them in online or on USB, let me know and I’ll make contact with you to help out. Hopefully, having a date to work towards will help keep our spirits up and encourage us all to keep quilting!
Dorothy Webber M 0412263071 email@example.com
Having been in touch with many of you, thanks for your photos. Keep them coming! It’s good to be able to post the pictures on Facebook and collect them together for the slide show on this page.
The workshop with Vivienne is now Saturday March 14 from 10 am - 5pm. Cost $50. I will be collecting numbers and money so please let me know if you are attending 0412263071.
We have the kaleidoscope quilt we will be making at our Patchwork Thursdays. You will need 21/2 mts of a large print and 2 mts plan for background.
Summer School session dates plus advance notice of the Vivienne Shepherd workshop on Saturday March 7th 2020
Patchwork is meeting as part of the Summer School program - Thursday 9, 23 January 10am-4pm.
Vivienne Shepherd is holding a Workshop for us on Saturday March 7th, 2020 from 9:30am to 4.00 or 5.00pm. We will be making a bag. You will need to bring a 1 jelly roll to the workshop. Vivienne will supply the lining at a cost. The cost for the Workshop is $50.
About the Patchwork Group
The Patchwork group meets fortnightly from 1 to 4 pm and on occasions conducts day long workshops. It is a group for members with skills in patchworking and quilting who enjoy the support, encouragement and company of others as they complete existing projects and take on new challenges. It is not a beginners' group. Members also bring along needlework, knitting and crocheting projects.
1st and 3rd Thursday
1 pm to 4 pm
U3A Meeting Room
5th Thursday (all day)
Convenor and Contact Details
Dorothy Webber 5762 2116 or 0412263071
Now hanging in the U3A meeting room, this group project comprises patchwork fishes completed by individual members, appliqued into a wall hanging designed, quilted and completed by Corrie Witlox. (2021)
An on-line collection of patchwork worked on during during the Covid Pandemic in 2020.
Patchworkers - Maxine Costello, Elaine Cotton, Janet Gourley, Shirlie Gilmour, Helen Jeffree, Judy Merkel, Heather Sloan and Corrie Witlox.
Taught by experienced quilting teacher Heather Sloan, the Patchwork for Beginners course in 2019 covered the basics of patchwork and quilting whilst making a small panel. Participants proudly displayed their Christmas panels at the end of the course.
Inspired by the Patchwork group, showcasing the creativity of patchworker Heather Sloane and featuring contributions from various patchworkers' 'stashes' of materials, our eyecatching banner graces and enlivens the U3A Meeting Room at the Benalla Senior Citizens Community Centre. It is a wonderful conversation starter. Thank you so much Heather for developing such wonderful concepts in fabric for each of our groups!