Saturday, February 18, 2017


 Ballarat Begonia Quilters are holding an Exhibition of their quilts during the long weekend in March,
 Come along and see a wide variety of quilts at the show.  Meet up with crafty friends and enjoy a cup of tea and some scones.
 One of our challenges this year is to decorate a shopping bag.  We have some very fancy shoppers.
 Plenty to do in Ballarat during the Long Weekend
 Don't miss our Show and be in the running to win our raffle quilt as displayed below.

Lots of Lovely Quilts

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A Little Different

 The Begonia Quilters recently met at our Local - not in Geelong, but here in Ballarat at The Cotton Factory - thanks Alison for being a great hostess.
 It was a wonderful place to sit and sew, and catch up with Quilting Friends.
 So much inspiration with bright colours all around us and plenty for the eye to see.
 Perhaps next term we will have one of our afternoons there again?
It's always great to be surrounded by creativity.
I really enjoyed the profiteroles . . . even though one tried to jump out of my mouth.   
 I have been working on a crotchet blanket for the Autumn and it's been growing steadily. I have used the free pattern from Attic 24 Blog.  if you click on this link it will take you to it.  It's a nice easy one with only 2 stitches but looks so effective.  I am enjoying having my knees warm while I am hooking away.
Dinner meeting next Wednesday at Diane's.  Looking forward to my yummiest dinner of the month.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Dinner Meeting

What I love about this group is that we meet in members homes.  We get to see how they live and who they are through their generous hospitality.  This is a great way of getting to know people, and it's the relationships and the fellowship with like minded people that I love so much.
 Last week we gathered at Marg's place "in the bush" for our Dinner Meeting.
It was an adventure getting there, but what a lovely setting to live and sew.
 Members had gathered during the month to put together these lovely quilts for Gandarra which is a hospice centre in our town.
 An exciting addition to our group was 3 bolts of batting that were purchased with club funds from Spotlight on SALE.  We will be using these for our charity quilts and also will offer it to members at $10 a metre.  I might just get some of my UFO's finished at this rate!
 We have our feelers out for new members, so if you love to quilt and live anywhere near Ballarat, leave us a comment and we'll be in touch.
 This is a suitcase full of "stash" ready for more charity quilts.  It has all been sorted into colours, ready to go.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Divine Dinner Meeting . . . and Fabric Sale

 Our first official Dinner Meeting of the year kicked off in March. 
It was a good turn out and we were pleased to welcome 2 prospective new members to our club.
 Marcia had made this amazing felted bag for Show and Tell, and the above quilt was on of the first efforts of our guest member Lindy.
 As usual, we enjoyed a wonderful variety of Pot Luck Dishes.  It's always a beautiful dinner!
 Another modern piece from Lindy with brights
We have decided to make some times to meet on Wednesdays at Haddon, and to also trial some night meetings which will kick off next Wednesday night (once a month).
Also letting everyone know that there will be a:
Quilting Fabric & Notions
Saturday 21st March
7 Cavendish Court
Fabric $10/m, Fat 1/4's $2.50ea
Contact Joy:  0490 176 401