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Very Snuggly Quilts Diary Dates

Dates for 2020

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.

January 30th                          Sewing Connection. Pakenham                  9.30am to 3.30pm

Shop 3/115 Main St (Australia Post Arcade), Pakenham. Please contact 59412244 to confirm your attendance.

February 7th                           Hastings Library                                           9.30am to 3pm

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

February 13th                                Sorrento Community Centre                       9.30am to 3pm

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

February 19th                        Palm Beach Quilting Carrum Downs         9.30am to 3.30pm

7/2 Industry Boulevard, Carrum Downs.  Please phone Maureen on 9775 1601 to confirm your attendance.

February 21st                        Rosebud Library                                           9.30am to 3pm

McDowell Street, Rosebud.  Please contact Marie Lee to confirm your attendance.

February 29th                            Mainly Sewing Retreat, Main Ridge            9.30am to 3.30pm

Please contact Marie Lee to confirm your attendance & to obtain the address.

March 7th                               Monbulk Quilt Show                                     9.30am to 4.00pm

Bendigo Bank Community Shop, Main Street Monbulk.  Please phone Karen Martin on 5968 3360 to confirm your attendance.

March 12th                             Mornington Library                                      9.30am to 3pm

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

March 14th                              Very Snuggly Quilt In                                   10.00am to 4.00pm

Ivalda Masonic Cntre,  Collection of completed quilts only.

Events from March 15 – May 30 are cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

June 4th                                 Mornington Library                                      9.30am to 3pm

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

June 13th                                Kaniva                                                            9.30am to 4.00pm

Kaniva Community HUB, Recreation Reserve, Webb St, Kaniva.  Contact Jenny Wallis on 0428 931 310 to confirm your attendance.

June 14th                                Horsham                                                        9.30am to 4.00pm

The Makers Studio, 28 McLachlan Street Horsham. Contact Sue Ahern on 0438 304 948 to confirm your attendance.

June 19th                              Catharina’s Vintage Stitches, Kyabram          9.30am to 4.00pm

141 Allen St, Kyabram.  Please contact Catharina’s on 5852 3386 to confirm your attendance.

June 20th                             Toolamba                                                                  9.30am to 4.00pm

Toolamba Hall, Wren Street, Toolamba.  Please contact Rhonda White on 0417 315 171 to confirm your attendance.

June 27th                                       Hastings Community Centre                       9.30am to 3pm

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

July 22rd to July 26th            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 intend to be part of the demonstration area.  This will ensure that you name is added to list for complimentary entry on the day you are attending.  These passes must be paid for by Victorian Quilters even if you do not attend on the day.

July 31st                                Hastings Library                                           9.30am to 3pm

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

August 8th                                     Hastings Community Centre                       9.30am to 3pm

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

August 13th                                    Sorrento Community Centre                       9.30am to 3pm

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

August 21st                           Rosebud Library                                           9.30am to 3pm

McDowell Street, Rosebud.  Please contact Marie Lee to confirm your attendance.

August 27th                            Mornington Library                                      9.30am to 3pm

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

September 5th                       Gembrook                                                      10am to 4pm

Everything Patchwork & Quilting, Gembrook, Community Centre.

September 12th                     Phillip Island                                                  9.30am to 3.30pm

Hosted by Phillip Island Patchworkers, Newhaven Hall, Cleeland Ave, Phillip Island.

Please contact Lyn Duguid on 0427 593 936 to confirm your attendance.

September 18th                     Girgarre                                                         9.30am to 4pm

Hosted by Girgarre Patchworkers at Girgarre Hall.  Bring a plate to share for lunch.

Please contact Lesley Lowe om 0407 503 144 to confirm your attendance.

September 19th                     Numurkah                                                      9.30am to 4pm

Hosted by Goulburn Valley Quilters at Numurkah Town Hall Supper Room.

Please contact Gael Thompson on 0458 215 794 to confirm your attendance.

September 21st                     Tocumwal                                                      9.30am to 4pm

Hosted by Tocumwal Sew n Sews at Tocumwal Airport Terminal Building.

Please contact Joan Escott on 0429 001 605 for details and to confirm your attendance.

September 24th                     Sewing Connection. Pakenham                  9.30am to 3.30pm

Shop 3/115 Main St (Australia Post Arcade), Pakenham. Please contact 59412244 to confirm your attendance.

October 9th                            Hastings Library                                           9.30am to 3pm

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

October 15th                           Millrose Quilting & Gallery                          9.30am to 3pm

92 Inglis Street, Ballan.  Please contact Millrose on 5368 2995 to confirm your attendance.

October 22nd                         Mornington Library                                      9.30am to 3pm

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

October 30th                                  Salendra Rise Retirement Village               10.00am to 3.00pm

95 Harmony Chase, Clyde North

November 5th                        Mrs Martin’s Quilt Shop,Emerald               9.30am to 3.30pm

133 Emerald Monbulk Road, Emerald.  Please phone Karen on 5968 3360 to confirm your attendance.

November 12th                             Sorrento Community Centre                       9.30am to 3pm

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

November 21st                          Hastings Community Centre                       9.30am to 3pm

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

November 27th                      Rosebud Library                                           9.30am to 3pm

McDowell Street, Rosebud.  Please contact Marie Lee to confirm your attendance.

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

Newborn:         24 inches X 24 inches (60cm X 60cm)

To 6 months:    30 inches X 30 inches (75 cm X 75cm);  or  30 inches X 36 inches (75cm X 90cm)

To one year:     36 inches X 36 Inches (90cm X 90cm);  or   36 inches X 40 inches (90cm X 100cm)

1 to 2 years:     40 inches X 40 inches (100cm X 100cm);  or 40 inches X 44 inches (100cm X 110cm)

3 to 5 years:     “I Spy”, animals or bright fabrics       40 inches X 48 inches (100cm X 125cm)

6 to 10 years: Animals, bold colourful and bright fabrics:40 inches X 48 inches (100cm X 125 cm)

Teenagers:  Bright bold colourful fabrics or plaids:    48 inches X 60 Inches (125cm X 150cm)

All quilts should have a pieced top, MUST contain wadding and should not include polar fleece as a backing in lieu of wadding.

Backings

The fabric used for the back may be pieced, but remember that this should be appropriate to the pieced top (e.g. big pink floral fabric should not be used as a backing on a quilt for a teenage boy).  You may use flannel as a backing fabric.

Quilting

Please ensure there is enough quilting as the quilts will be laundered regularly.  Follow the Kiss formula.

Stitch in the ditch or stitch from corner to corner of each block.

If the border is 4 inches wide, you need to stitch down the centre of the border.  If the space without quilting is more than approximately 5 inches square, this area needs to be quilted.

PLEASE REMEMBER NO:

  • Polar fleece or minke fabric, as some children are very allergic to the chemicals used to create these fabrics.
  • Buttons or embellishments.
  • Shaggy quilts, as the fibres may cause issues for children with compromised lungs.
  • Quilt labels. It is hospital policy that all quilts are given anonymously.

You may use small amounts of chenille, pinwhale cord and flannel in the pieced top to provide a variety of textures in the quilt.

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.

It should also be noted that although some children may be teenagers, due to developmental issues they may not be as big as a normal teenager, or they may be confined to a wheelchair, so a lap quilt is more suitable.

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