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.
Our Patchworkers' annual display of work at November's Meet and Mingle featured an impressive range of techniques. Here are 'close ups' of just some of the work displayed, beginning with a Christmassy theme:
Patch work group members have had a busy month completing work for November's Meet and Mingle display and quilts and wall hangings for community organisations. The group has donated eleven quilts to the Women's Refuge in Wangaratta and eleven wall hangings to Cooinda. Dorothy is captured here collecting the quilts and wall hangings from the Patchwork cupboard on her way to delivering them to the refuge and Cooinda.
Our annual display is on us again. Drop off your wall hangings any patchwork day. We already have a few and are looking forward to seeing them altogether at Meet & Mingle on Wednesday November 20th.
Patchwork Group Christmas Lunch
Thursday 5th December 12:30 pm
BYO plate to share (as always)
Gift - make it fun & silly $10 - no more!
Don’t forget the 5th Thursday 29 August 9:30 —4pm. Bring small scraps of fabric and your imagination.
We have five Thursdays in August. The session on the 29th August will be an all day session. We will be making a Collage. Google Susan Carlson for inspiration. We have a few sessions to plan.
We received a thank you letter for our donation of quilts to the Wangaratta Centre Against Violence.
A reminder of May’s ‘fifth Thursday’ session – all day Thursday 30 May from 9:30am - 4pm We always see a great range of work on these days.
Hopefully I will be back to classes in April.
A reminder in May we have 5 Thursday’s so we’ll have our all day class on Thursday 30th 9:30 - 4pm
We have decided to make wall hangings to donate to the new building at Cooinda as this years project. Heather Sloan is co-ordinating this and can let you know the size required. Geraldine, Lorraine and I are doing a Mystery block of the month with Vivienne Shepherd. If anyone is interested in joining us, let me know.
From entering table runners in the Benalla Show in mid-October, to completing quilts for the annual display at November 21st's Meet and Mingle, to participating in a '5th Thursday' workshop with a focus on making a Christmas project, there's more!
On Thursday December 6th patchworkers will share a Christmas lunch and exchange 'hexie' gift bag projects, to be followed by a workshop with Vivienne Sheppard from 'Vivienne's Retreat' on Saturday 8th and/or Sunday 9th December. It has certainly been a busy time for Patchworkers!
If you are interested in attending the workshop with Vivienne, please ring Dorothy on 5762 2116 or 0412263071.
I hope you all are aware we will exchange an Hexie gift bag at our Christmas breakup lunch on Thursday 6th December - if you have been away, phone me 0412 263 071.
We have received lots of lovely feedback on the wall hanging.
The roll of wadding is now kept in the seniors building and is available for any charity quilts.
Our annual display will be at Meet & Mingle on Wednesday November 21st.
"Inspired by the Patchwork group, showcasing the creativity of patchworker Heather Sloane and featuring contributions from various patchworkers' 'stashes' of materials, our eyecatching new banner now 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!"
A fabulous day last Thursday with Vivienne Sheppard from 'Vivienne's Retreat'. Her work and story were great to see and hear.
We have booked her to run a workshop in December Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th more details later (will have limited space).
Photographs - Dorothy Webber
On August 16th more quilts were brought along to 'show and tell' at Patchwork, including Judith's beautifully constructed hexagon quilt and Heather's colourful bathing box quilt created to encourage recognition and reminiscence by older people living in nursing homes.
Vivienne Sheppard will now be our guest on Thursday, 20 September.
About the Patchwork Group
New members to this ongoing group will be introduced to patchworking and quilting techniques. Participants provide their own fabric and sewing aids.
1st and 3rd Thursday
1 pm to 4 pm
U3A Meeting Room
5th Thursday (all day)
Convenor/s and Contact Details
Dorothy Webber 5762 2116 or 0412263071
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!
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