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Hi <<First Name>>, hope you are enjoying all this lovely wet weather with a bit of quilting!

Josie, at Calico and Ivy, 10 Glyde Street Mosman Park, has been providing inspiration to fibre artists and quilters for over 35 years. There is fabric and yarn and felt as well as gifts online and even more when you visit the store. A great selection of classes and workshops are on offer. Why not sign up for their newsletter and find out who is coming over in December

WAQA receives a lot of interest from people wanting quilts finished or made to order. A register of these people is being compiled by Lorraine Thompson. If you are interested in this type of work let Lorraine know and she will add you to the list.

Cathie Gamble tells me that the WAQA  Christmas Party will be the Wednesday Night 6th Dec at 6.30p.m. Christmas challenge for your table will be Christmas bunting. Mark the date! More details to come later.
Jenni Anning, Convenor of Quilt West 2017, received a lovely handwritten note from the Royal Flying Doctor Service: "Thank you for your recent donation. Please pass on our appreciation to everyone who contributed to raising such an amazing amount. To date, you have raised over $64,000 which enables us to keep providing our amazing service to the wider community. Kind regards, Michelle." 

Quilt Stories is an Instagram page by Laura Hartridge. It is a page where anyone can upload a quilt picture and the story behind the quilt. Over 3,000 people are now following this series. Why not check it out and join the story telling with one of your quilts.

Found these loose threads at the last sewing night. Don't forget to say hello!
Tuesday 15th  August
10 - 3pm
Hostess: Threadbears
Shops: KraftDaze & Quintessential
Wednesday 16th August
7 - 9.45pm
Hostess: Loose threads, Anya, Nicki and Maike
Shops: KraftDaze & Quintessential

 We are still looking to fill 4 of the 12 Management committee positions for 2018:

Association Secretary: collects and distributes the mail from  the Subiaco  postbox , manages the emails that come in via the web mail  and manages the records of  WAQA administration . See outgoing Assoc Sec,  Lorraine Thomson for further details

Education Officer. A new management role, a coordinator for the education team comprising General Committee positions of : Workshop Convenor, Judging Convenor, Teacher Accreditation, Beginners Coordinator, Pop up organiser and  2020 Residential programme coordinator.
President and Vice President: here is your chance to bring in some of those ideas you have been wanting to see happen . Works well as a team to share the duties. Gwen and Lesley would be delighted to talk you through the roles. The  positions  will be much more manageable next year as there will be  a more defined  management team with an experienced General Committee.

We are in need of a QQ Magazine Editor. If you are interested let Gwen or Lesley know and they will give you the details.
Come down and see Liz Arnold,a WAQA member and textile artist. Liz is Artist- in -Residence at WAFTA Shopfront at 149 Beaufort St Northbridge from Aug 8-18th .  lunchtime talks will be held on Aug 10 and 17th from 12-12:30 with soup and bread.  Her topic is  body ornaments !!!
Members are encouraged to book a table at the upcoming MEMBERS BAZAAR in SEPTEMBER. Email Dreda to get your spot. 

 A big thank you to Kerry Moore for orchestrating the Tentmakers of Cairo and thank you to the team who made  the event so successful. Well done to all.

Congratulations to the stitched and bound team and the exhibitors for another successful exhibition.

Quilters'Quarterly magazine is one of many ways members can be a part of our wonderful quilting community. We are always looking for article contributions. 
If you think you can share with us some interesting facts or anything you see in the list below please contact our QQ team by sending an email to 

-share any quilting or sewing related tips or tricks
-recipes that people always ask you to share
-reviews of patterns in the public domain
-funny stories
-product, tools or gadgets review
-do you have an "original" pattern that you'll like to share 
-Bio (story) of a pattern/block/quilt,...
-profile of an artist you admire or an impromptu interview with a quilter
-quilting group highlights
-problem solving or fixing of a block/applique/quilt/technique
-How to's
-have you visited an interesting exhibit or shop recently?

We would love to hear from you

Well, the latest workshop is underway and the next one is already booked out so I can have a rest now and wait for the newest and last for the year to come out in the new QQ magazine so don’t forget to read the mag.

Did you get to the Tentmakers exhibition? I hope so. 385 people were there! Most quilts sold very quickly and the men were very happy. Jenny Bowker’s talk was amazing and in some ways incredible. The local Egyptians don’t even know about the Tentmakers. It is their overseas contacts that are giving them a new lease on life. You can Google them and come up with different links to their sites. They are all informative and heartwarming.

I would like to send out thanks to many. There was a team of people who turned up on the afternoon of the exhibition to help with setting up, preparations and the running of the evening. Lesley Clugston and her husband, Jenni Anning, Cathie Gamble, and The Tentmakers themselves were all instrumental in setting up the quilt stands, members of the committee who took the door money and handled the sales, all of the committee who made the supper, Gwen Parry and Lesley Warren who organised the supper with help from more committee members, and all other people who came to help in any way – A very big thank you to you all. We could not have done it without you.

Thank you also to those who came to the workshops. What an amazing time you all had and there was not one person whose life and vision of applique did not change in that class. And to the 385 people who came to see the show – what a turn up!! Thank you for coming. I do hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed getting it together for you.

One last thing – would all the people who bought a Tentmaker quilt please bring them to sewing day or night in August. They will make a stunning Show and Tell, and give a small taste to those who simply couldn’t come.

Till next time,

Kerry Moore.


Christmas Placemats

Christmas placemats will be the October Block of the month. For those members who wish to start sewing them now, fabrics for making tops, scrap wadding and backing will be available for collection from the Community Quilts Table at August Sewing Day and Night.

WAQA Community Quilts

Massive Fabric Clearance Sale


Sunday 27 August 2017

12:00 noon – 2:00 pm

Alexander Park Craft House

Glyde Street , Menora


All fabrics $10.00 a kilogram.

Large and small pieces.


Further information contact:

Gail Bayly 0438 275446

Community Quilt Bee

Sunday 27 August 2017

10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Everyone is welcome – why not introduce a friend to patchwork –
just bring them along.  Come for as long or as short as you are available.

 Plenty of borders, backing and binding to be done.

Block of the Month quilts to assemble. UFOs to complete.  Tasks for all comers.

Register by replying to this advertisement or on the registration sheet at sewing day/evening. (

Morning tea provided.  
Entry $5.00.  
Please bring your mug, machine, sewing equipment and your lunch
and community quilts for Show and Tell.

Any questions or queries to:

Liz Houghton 0407 374 990, or

Gail Bayly 0438 275446


PHIL THOMAS will be there with her laptop to help you navigate the WAQA online goodies. She encourages you to come find her in the main hall throughout the sewing day and the sewing night.



Dear Jane Group – for lovers of small blocks
3rd Sunday of month 1 - 5pm
Alexander Park Craft House,
Clyde Street, Menora. $5 entry
Contact Anne Cheng 0437892557
Hexagon/Crazy Quilt Club. 
4th Friday of month 11am - 3pm
St Nicholas Anglican Church
Cnr Beach Rd and Poynter Drive
$5 entry.
Contact Jean 93060213 or Lesley 93305991
Foothill Friendship Quilters
2nd Wednesday of month  
10am - 2.30pm
Frye Park Pavilion, Clifton Street, Kelmscott. $5 entry.
 Contact:  Shelagh Fitzpatrick 9397 6892

Meet once a month at Our Lady of Fatima Church Hall, Foss St, Palmyra
Start at 6 p.m. please bring a plate
Contact Virginia O'Keeffe 0497 373 681

.Contemporary Quilt Group. 
Second Friday of every month
 10am - 3pm, Alexander Park Craft House, Clyde Street, Menora. $4 entry for WAQA members.
Phil: 0434034276

Primarily Patchwork for machine or hand quilters
2nd and 4th MONDAY every month
10 – 3.30 p.m.
Alexander Park Craft House, Clyde St, Menora. $7 entry. Bring own cup and lunch. Contact: Beverley McDonnell 93442176
Beginners Group – DAY
2nd and 4th MONDAY of the month 1-4pm Alexander Park Craft House, Clyde St Menora.

Young Quilters
Generation X or younger are all welcome
Contact Cherie Mincherton 0407 470 151 for night time information or 
Carla Morris 0415 593 065 for daytime information

Young Sew-N-Sews
This group welcomes all young school age sewers
First Saturday of month from 1 - 4
Alexander Park Craft House, $5 entry
Contact Rosalie Sutton 9458 6996
Fran Schifferli 9457 7549
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