Very Snuggly Quilts Diary Dates

Very Snuggly Quilts Diary Dates 2019

 

Quilt making days, the hum of sewing machines, laughter, catching up with old friends and making new friends.  Everyone is welcome either for a few minutes or the entire day and there are a range of tasks that you may assist with or you are welcome to visit and see what we are doing.

March 30th                  Crib Point Community Centre Quilt Show            9.00am to 4.00pm

7 Park Rd, Crib Point. Demonstration & collection of completed quilts only

April 6th                                  Westernport Craft Expo                               9.00am to 4.30pm

Hastings Community Hub, 1973 Frankston-Flinders Rd, Hastings. Demonstration & collection of completed quilts only

April 11th to 14th                     Australasian Quilt Convention                    10.00am to 4.30pm

Royal Exhibition Buildings, Carlton.  Collection of completed quilts only

April 19th Good Friday          Keysborough Bowling Club            9.30am to 4.00pm

Cheltenham Rd, Keysborough (Melway ref 89 C9).

April 27th                                       Hastings Community Centre                       9.30am to 2.30pm

High Street, Hastings. (Melway ref; 154 J11).  Please contact Marie Lee to confirm your attendance

May 18th                                  VQ Gathering, Bairnsdale                            10am to 4.00pm

Collection of completed quilts only

June 15th                                       Hastings Community Centre                       9.30am to 2.30pm

High Street, Hastings. (Melway ref; 154 J11).  Please contact Marie Lee to confirm your attendance

June 27th                                        Sorrento Community Centre                       9.30am to 3.30pm

Morce Ave, Sorrento. (Melway Ref 157 A7).  Please phone the Community Centre on 5984 3360 to confirm your attendance.

June 28th                               Hastings Library                                           9.30am to 2.30pm

High Street, Hastings. (Melway ref; 154 J11).  Please contact Marie Lee to confirm your attendance

July 4th                                  Mornington Library                                      9.30am to 2.30pm

Vancouver Street, Mornington.  Please contact Marie Lee to confirm your attendance

July 25th to July 28th            Quilt & Craft Fair

Quilt & Craft Fair including Vic Quilters Showcase at Jeff’s Shed, Clarendon Street, Southbank. (Melway ref 2F A9).  Please let Marie know by 1 July if you wish to be part of the demonstration area.

August 15th                           Mornington Library                                      9.30am to 2.30pm

August 17th                    Winter Gathering & Victorian Quilters AGM         9.30am to 3.30pm

August 21st                           Beaumaris Library                                        9.30am to 2.30pm

August 30th                           Hastings Library                                           9.30am to 2.30pm

September 1st                        Gembrook                                                      10am to 4.00pm

September 5th                           Sorrento Community Centre                       9.30am to 3.30pm

September 13th                     Rosebud Library                                           9.30am to 2.30pm

September14th                          Hastings Community Centre                       9.30am to 2.30pm

September 20th                     Girgarre                                                         9.30am to 4.00pm

September 21st                     Numurkah                                                      9.30am to 4.00pm

September 23rd                    Tocumwal                                                      9.30am to 4.00pm

September 28th                         Phillip Island                                                  9.30am to 3.30pm

FOR THE QUILT MAKING DAYS PLEASE BRING:

Sewing machine in good working order (with quarter inch foot), extension lead and power board; or needles for hand sewing and a cushion for your chair.  Please ensure that all electrical items have a current electrical test / tag attached.

Bobbins / reels of thread that only have a small amount of thread left.  Making scrappy quilts if the ideal place to use this thread.

Sewing requirements (scissors, etc etc);  Cutting mat, ruler and rotary cutter;

Mug, lunch and a plate of something to share for morning and afternoon tea.

Suggested sizes for Very Snuggly Quilts.

Baby /Toddler:                      Brights or Pastel fabrics.

Smallest size (newborn):     24 inches by 24inches (70cm by 70cm).

To six months:                      30 inches by 30 inches (75cm by 75cm)

To one year:                          36 inches by 36 inches (90cm by 90cm)

One to Two years:                40 inches by 40 inches (100cm by100cm).

Child 3 to 5 years:                 “I Spy”, animals and / or brights. – 40 inches by 48 inches (100cm to 125cm) wide;

Child 6 to 10 years:               Animals, bold colourful bright fabrics – 40 inches by 48 inches (100cm to 125cm) wide;

Older child / Teenager:        Bold colourful fabrics or plaids.50 inches to 60 inches (130cm to 155cm) wide;

Quilts may contain some textured fabric, small amounts of chenille, denim, flannelette, corduroy etc.

Quilts may be backed with flannel fabric and keep quilting to a minimum so that the quilt is soft and snuggly.

All quilts should have a pieced top, MUST contain wadding and should not use polar fleece as a backing in lieu of wadding.  The fabric used as backing may be pieced, but remember that this should be appropriate to the pieced top (e.g. big pink flower fabric should not be used as backing on a quilt for a teenage boy).

PLEASE REMEMBER:

  • No Buttons or embellishments
  • No Labels. It is hospital policy that all quilts are given anonymously.
  • No Polar Fleece or Minky – some children are allergic to the chemicals these fabrics are made from.

Is the quilt you are donating to this program suitable?  If you would be happy for a child in your family to receive this quilt as a gift, then yes it is suitable.

All gift quilts, to any organisation, should be of a standard that we would be happy to receive as a gift.

For further information, please contact:

Marie Lee,  14 Parkedge Circuit, Rosebud.  P O Box 2203 Rosebud Plaza 3939

Home:  03 5982 2365;    Mobile:  0403 790 390    Email: marie.lee6@bigpond.com