Hunters Hill Quilters

Hunters Hill Quilters meet every Thursday at Fairland Hall in Hunters Hill for 4 hours of stitching from 10.30am.

Read 'About Us' and follow weekly activities in the blog below

Most important: Take note of our 2018 Quilt Show

Opening Night: Thursday 9th August, 7,30pm

Friday 10th August to Sunday 12th August, 10am to 4.30pm

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Another Busy Day

We have enjoyed the cooler weather and welcome rain but today the heat is back. A few girls were away on holidays.

There were reminders of upcoming quilt shows. Christie brought in a box of beautiful herbs for us to share.  Some members who have finished with books brought them in and also some fabric to share.

I didn't write the blog last week as there was only one Show and Tell.  I decided to hold it over until this week. My apology to June for not telling her that I had her photo on hold.

June's lovely quilt takes pride of place as the first one for today.

June made this very pretty quilt for the Grace Centre at Westmead Hospital. It will bring a lot of joy to the family who receives it.  I love the blending of colour in each block.

Susan H. has made two quilts for her granddaughters. They are very lucky girls. Each girl was able to choose the one they wanted. I love trees in a quilt and these ones look particularly nice.

And this is the back of the quilt. More trees. Hurray!

This one also from Susan H. has houses which I also love. Lots of colour and little things to look at in the fabrics.

And here is the back. Little bunnies running across the fabric.

Here we have a community quilt in progress. Val is hand quilting the little squares in the middle and doing a wonderful job. Val is one of our nonagenarians. Amazing!

That is all for today. Keep well and cool in the hot weather.

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Community Day and Birthdays

Today was busy with lots of chatting, laughter, and busy fingers.
Our stash of quilts for Community is very low. We are often asked for quilts by charities who wish to raffle a quilt to raise funds. A quilt can provide much comfort as well as warmth. We are all endeavouring to build our stash again.
There were also a number of March birthdays. We are fortunate to have some nonagenarians as members.  All are active and make lovely quilts.

We received a donation of a full kit for a 'Star of Bethlehem' quilt. The colours are lovely. Ros has made the centre star.  It is absolutely perfect. Great work Ros. Volunteers have been called to applique the flowers for the quilt surround. It will look stunning when finished.

Another donation of fabric and a panel for a quilt started. This is another Community quilt in progress.

A charming baby quilt being made by Moina for her 3 week old great granddaughter. Moina works with the most delicate and prettiest fabric. 

All the hand stitching has been done and the quilt is ready for our stash. So many hexagons.

This is the back of the above quilt. The back of many of our quilts look just as good as the front.

Four baby quilts from Carolyn for the Grace Centre at Westmead. 

Two more baby quilts from Sue D. Such pretty fabrics.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Getting ready for our Show

The Show Committee had an early meeting to discuss and plan for our Show to be held in August.
Lots of news items about the Retreat, Quilt Entry forms for our Show and entering our Raffle Quilts in the Quilt NSW Show in June. Also news of a new little great grandson's arrival which is always exciting.

An eye-catching Wagga in progress from Doreen and Gil. The Wagga group is working full steam ahead to have lots of amazing waggas ready for sale in August.

Jonquil is hand piecing this hexagon quilt for her son. Jonquil is trying to decide on another colour to add but her son doesn't like red. There were lots of suggestions to give her some ideas.

Suzie has almost finished her alphabet quilt for her grandson. Each square is colourful and bright and the fabrics 'match' the letter. So much to look at. The quilt will be spectacular.

Iris has almost finished the hand quilting on her latest project. Very pretty.

Sheila brought in a quilted cushion cover she had made in the early nineties! I particularly like the house. Great paper piecing Sheila.

Sandra showed us the baby quilt she finished for the Grace Centre. Very pretty and easy to guess Sandra's favourite colour.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Annual General Meeting

We had our Annual General Meeting this week. The 2018 committee members were elected.  It was Elva's last day as President. A big thank you to Elva for the last 4 years. She has left big shoes for me to fill.

Helena designed a quilt for Elva as thanks for the last 4 years. Each member made a block and embroidered her name on it. It was a lovely surprise. We all had fun looking at it and finding the names on each block.

We had lots of Show and Tell this week.

Lindy made this fox cot quilt. The fox design is very popular. It always looks stunning and this is no exception.

Robyn J made this lovely blue quilt for her son. Robyn hopes it will give him the hint to propose to his girlfriend.

This pretty quilt was made by Sheila for the Grace Centre. Thank you Sheila.

Ellen showed us her hexagon quilt. I forgot to ask her how many hexagons are in the quilt. I am sure Ellen kept count! So much work and a wonderful result.

Meg held up this pretty cot quilt she had finished for her brand new great granddaughter.  It is so soft and pretty with the Tinkerbell fairies. Understandably there has been much excitement at the arrival of Meg's first great granddaughter.

A busy day for us all. Looking forward to next week,

Saturday, 10 February 2018

A Big Day For Community Quilts

Below you will see a batch of lovely quilts which have been made by members for our Community Quilts collection. Thanks to all the members who have contributed and worked on these over the weeks and months.

A final reminder that next Thursday, 15th February will be our AGM, at 12pm in the hall.

A reminder to keep all email addresses and phone numbers up to date with Kerry, our secretary. This information is vital amd needs to be current.

A form will soon be circulated with all members names and space to record emergency contact details, should anything befall a member while at group or on an excursion or retreat etc. The current one is very out of date, and it’s time to bring it up to date now. Thanks.


First comes a shot taken at the basting tables, where Doreen was contemplating backings for this stunning new Wagga! It is destined for community or the show, either way it will be yet another spectacular creation. Amazing work ladies! Doreen was thinking a backing of the small black and white check, and I told her it sounded just right. Always on the ball with design these Wagga ladies.
Grace reminded everyone that plenty more waggas will be needed for the show, so she encouraged anyone and everyone to ‘give it a go’.

Next comes a quilt collectively made by the ladies at Judy G’s table. A clever and beautiful design ladies and with a surprising and attractive backing as well. Well done and thank you ladies.

Maree K made this lovely quilt which has been called “Family Tree”. It will be given to the CWA who are always very grateful for donations from us. Thanks Maree.

Grace showed us the second tulip-themed quilt. This one has been call “Tiptoe Through the Tulips”. Grace tells us that is finally the last of the left-over tulips! It’s very lovely Grace, thanks.

Maree G made the next quilt for the community collection. The theme is chickens, and there are chickens aplenty! If you look at the close-up you’ll see a range of sizes of chicken wire fabric used for the background. What a charming idea Maree! And the story doesn’t end there - there’s more chooks on the back as well! Spectacular. Thanks Maree.

And last of all, Kerry showed us a sweet little quilt made by her for her nephew. A very cute fabric with a cars and trucks theme. Luck nephew. Thanks for showing us Kerry.

And that’s all the news for this week.
See you all next Thursday. Stay cool!

Monday, 5 February 2018

Quilt Show 2018

Ladies,   the details of our 2018 Quilt Show have been updated on our website  ...  make sure you tell your friends.

Click here to check it out.   And a 2016 quilt show picture just for fun:

Cheers Iris

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Amendment to yesterday’s Post! 3/2/18

Hi all. Apologies to Lindy and Susan.
Below are the correct pictures of their delightful baby quilts destined for the Grace Centre!
First comes Lindy’s gorgeous little rocket.

And next, two little gems from Susan. Thanks for these contributions ladies!