Archive for June, 2009

Reasons to come along to our Quilt Hanging

1.  It’s a great way to support us in helping get as many quilts as possible out to the Bushfire Survivors as quickly as possible.

2.  It’s a fun way to spend an afternoon.

3.  There’s scones and jam and cream available to have with your tea or coffee.

4.  You can buy a raffle ticket for your chance to win a quilt (AND the winner gets to choose between two different quilts)

5.  There will be over 40 quilts on display – many of which are a collaboration of more than one person’s work, many of which are pieced together from our ‘stashes’.

6.  You have a chance to win one of the door prizes.

7.  There will be a display of the amazing Kellie’s work!!!!  YES, you read correctly!  You will get to see 3 of Kellie’s incredible quilts in person and some of her cushions as well.

How does your garden grow cushion by Kellie
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Garden Party quilt by Kellie
And there is a reason No. 8 as well but it is still being finalised so I can’t promise just yet……….
So, what are you waiting for?  Mark the date in your diary and invite your friends!


Today I received 7 (yes SEVEN) quilts back via my Mum from Bendigo……Gayle from Balmoral Quilting has been an absolute star getting them done for us…….now onto the binding!  Of course they all need to be finished before our Quilt Hanging(Speaking of which there are a couple of suprise appearances being organised for the day but more of that in the next post………..)

And speaking of productive, this lovely lady has been at Sewjourn again this weekend and when we called in to mow the lawns and do a few odd jobs this afternoon she was just finishing off the last of her projects for the weekend……..the twenty-fifth item no less!!!  Is this a record?  Has anyone completed more than this in one stay at Sewjourn?  I know Lara was very productive a couple of weeks ago as was Annie (and the rest of the cast) but 25!!!?  Soon I promise to update the Sew ‘n’ Tell part of our website with some of the projects people have worked on at Sewjourn but for now you can always check flickr.

Bushfires Quilt Hanging


Come along and see over 40 quilts that have been made for survivors of the recent Victorian bushfires.

Lots of these quilts have been pieced together from blocks donated by people from all over Australia. 

Many have been sewn pooling fabric from different people’s stashes.

All have been made with love.


11am – 4.30pm

LightHouse, Ashburton Uniting Church

3-7 Ashburn Grove, Ashburton, Vic, 3147

Gold coin donation entry.  Quilt for raffle.

Devonshire tea available.

All proceeds go towards professional quilting of  Bushfires Quilts.

Please come along if you can……and pass on to all your friends!!!