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Sew to Grow- yes you can sew and not just quilts!!

How many times do you go into a shop looking for the perfect fitting shirt, dress, skirt, trousers and come away feeling very disappointed, you had some extra money to spend and could not find a thing!! Size variances in … Continue reading

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Poppy Workshop

Thank you to Liz Humpreys,  for providing us with the following information.  If you are one of the many people out there,  who crocheted or knitted popppies, we now need to work together and put everything together. Liz has received … Continue reading

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Queens of Screen Printing

Thanks to Christine Wheeler for initiating us into the wonderful world of screen printing.   Christine was our guest at our July  Contemporary group meeting and we learnt the basic techniques and lots of tips on how to make our own … Continue reading

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Yarning time

On the morning of August 8 it was yarning time,  for Stella King, Liz Humphreys, Roberta Chantler, Meg Cowey, Pat Forster and five Noongar Elders. The occasion was hosted by the City of Perth, and several City of Perth employees … Continue reading

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Sewing day & night & Christmas in July

We were very privileged to have Kate Ferguson speak with us at the last WAQA sewing day.  Kate as a curator of WAQA, had lots of interesting information to impart, as our history goes back now 42 years.   Kate provided … Continue reading

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A thank you from the heart

This was addressed to our President recently and I wanted to share it with you.  St.Barts are just one of  our groups that benefit from the generosity of our community quilters. I think this letter outlines the importance of continuing … Continue reading

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Scholarship – Fibres West 2019

We are pleased to announce that this applications  for this  scholarship is now open.Please see attached information sheet and application form. Further information may also be  obtained at sewing day /night or via Beverley McDonnell, WAQA Secretary at corsec@gmail.com. FibresWest2019-WAQAScholarshipInformation … Continue reading

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Recycle/Upcycle – the new buzz word in quilting

Are you heading to our Retreat at Shoalwater this year?  Are you interested in creating new quilts from old things?  Are you looking at your fabric stash and saying I am never going to use all of this in my … Continue reading

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Our quilting future-in safe hands!

We were so lucky at Quiltwest this year to see some wonderful quilts on display by the younger generation.  We also enjoyed  seeing the work on display from the Young Sew n Sews group and watching them in action as … Continue reading

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Community Quilts-June update

We had a wonderful sewing day yesterday and our members were unbelievably generous.  Donated on the day were 58 completed quilts (7 with matching bags), 11 quilt tops, 4 UFOs and 1/2 55 litre crate of assorted fabrics.  At the … Continue reading

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