Covid Exhibition

logoCOVID QuiltWest is solely the initiative of WAQA, exhibiting our members quilts.

RAFFLEOur exhibition will run from 10 – 11 October 2020 at Stirling Adriactic Centre situated at 78 Jones Street, Stirling WA

 Doors open at 10 am

$5 entry 

Morning and afternoon teas and light lunches will be available to purchase, with all funds raised in support of Community Quilts.

 Daily raffle of a quilt which will be drawn at 4pm.




 Doors will close at 4.30pm





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Fibres West 2021 School Scholarship -Now Open

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 email

Fibres West 2021 WAQA School Application

Cailtin Stewart, was the winner of the WAQA FibreWest scholarship in 2019, and you can read more about her journey here, from my blog post of 2019


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Fabric Sale

Lots of brand new and beautiful fabrics for sale at great prices.

Sunday 25th October 11.00 am until 2.00pm

Alexander Park Craft House, Clyde Road, Menora. Western Australia.

For further info have a chat to the ladies at Sewing Day or Sewing night at the Community Quilts table or email



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Free Wheeling Around the Curves Workshop

With Jan Rowe

to be held Sunday 18th October at Alexander Park Craft House in Menora.

9.30am – 4pm.

This workshop explores a technique that can be used and adapted in a variety of ways. The finished background can be used for applique or it can stand alone with just the quilting to make a statement.

It involves freehand cutting of gentle curves and piecing the curves without pinning. It is easier than it sounds and very liberating.

You will have the opportunity to be creative and personalise your design through your choice of colours and applique motif if desired. You can choose your own focus or choose one of Jan’s that she will have available.

Once your place is confirmed you will then be asked to make a direct payment to the WAQA account.

To book your place in the workshop please contact Janice Pavy via email at


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Banner Handover

Last Friday (August 28), a small crowd gathered in Kings Park for the gifting of the ‘Spring into Parks’ banner to the WA Parks Foundation. Stella King, member of the WAQA Mount Magnet Quilt Group which organised the banner, thanked all involved , pointing out that it would have been a much smaller banner had it not been for the “outpouring of joyful and stunning miniature quilts” made by many WAQA members. Kerry Sanderson, former Governor of WA, accepted the banner on behalf of the Foundation. Saying “The Foundation is delighted to receive this beautiful banner. It is greatly appreciated for the creativity and skill that has gone into its making. This gesture from our WA quilters is also a wonderful example of community support for the Foundation’s Spring into Parks initiative, encouraging people to experience and enjoy WA’s wealth of national parks and reserves.” All quilt contributors were invited, and those able to attend enjoyed a convivial morning tea at Zamia café.

Spring into Parks booklet online 2 (2)

Words & images provided by Pat Forster.

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Spring is just around the corner


Thirty nine WAQA members have contributed to the banner which will be used for events in spring that are organised by the WA Parks Foundation. The banner will be on display on Sewing Day and Night next week (August 18-19).

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Images provided by Pat Foster & also thanks to Pat for her assistance with helping me to learn how to do a Slide show on WordPress – a great learning curve!!
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Raffle Winners… drum roll please

It was a small but happy group that gathered at “From the First stitch to the Last” in Wangara,  on a very cold and wet Sunday, for the drawing of the Quiltwest Raffle.

The QuiltWest Raffle proceeds go to Breast Care WA, and they provided lots of promotional material for our guests to take home with them.

The 1st Prize was a beautiful quilt made by Civil War Addicts.  This was pictured on the cover of our March Quilters Quarterly magazine along with an article by Hellen Stevens.
Fabrics purchased at Woven Stories.  All hand woven and hand dyed fabrics, hence the softness of the actual quilt.
Our first prize winner was Colleen Anderson, and she present at the draw, which made it very exciting when she presented her winning ticket to Jocelyne Leath  (Quiltwest Convenor) and Janet Collins.
2nd prize was won by Helen O’Hara which was a Bernina sewing machine donated by our Diamond Sponsor, Kennedy’s.Creative Sewing Centre.
Helen O’Hara is a very active member of the Contemporary Quilt Group and writes their blog.  I haven’t spoken to Helen but I am certain, she will be very excited.
3rd Prize Quilt was won by Belinda Grant, a WAQA member from Busselton.
Janet Collins, our host from First to the Last Stitch, also gave away some door prizes for those attending the draw.
Afternoon tea was provided by the QuiltWest committee.

A big thank you to everyone who purchased tickets, our sponsors and to Janet for being our hostess on the day.  Thank you

1st prize –  Ticket number 2405 – Colleen Anderson

2nd prize – Ticket number 5058-  Helen O’Hara

3rd prize – Ticket number 4415 – Belinda Grant



words & images provided by Lesley Clugston – Exhibitions Co-Ordinator.


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Covid Quiltwest – Retail Therapy



Cath Clarke from BizzyBee Patchwork will be at our October Covid exhibition for your retail therapy pleasure.  I asked Cath for a few words about what BizzyBee Patchwork have been up to in 2020.

As I move forward I am scaling down on printed fabric as all other shops carry this type of fabric and specialising in Japanese yarn dyed. As well as the Japanese designers I have found a fabulous designer in Germany and am focusing on her work a great deal as it is very different. 


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Quiltwest Raffle Draw


Sunday 9th August at 2:30pm


From the First Stitch to the Last
            8/40 Prindiville Drive, Wangara
            Ph: 9409 4316

Reminder that the Raffle draw will take place this weekend.
You are all invited to a fabulous afternoon tea, and it’s FREE!

All proceeds go to BREAST CANCER CARE, WA.

For catering purposes please confirm your attendance. We would love to see you.


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Covid Quilt West Exhibition – October

WAQA will be running an exhibition in October, please click on the link to find out more about it and how you can enter-

COVID QuiltWest Handbook (amended)

The link is also located on our website – click on Exhibitions tab.

Images shown here are from previous Quiltwest exhibitions.


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