Saturday, 16 October 2021

WheeL Chair Quilt...

 A Quick PRoJecT: 

These instructions are from the Linus Project for a Wheel Chair quilt. 
A few have been donated & the size was found to work well. These
measurements are for the small size quilt at 36" x 36" with 2 cut off corners.
Other suggested sizes are
a medium size @ 36" x 40"  
OR  a large size @ 40" x 40" 

The one below was made using donated 41/2 inch squares & a little stash.
I added the funky cat to make it a HaPPy quilt to have on a knee. 
Any child would love one in FuN fabrics but adults need quilts too. 
The Cerebral Palsy Alliance welcome any chair quilts... AND...
I'm only too happy to deliver them on Novocastrian Quilters behalf..

You can download the FREE PDF Linus wheelchair pattern HeRe...

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Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Please NoTe...

 As the NSW Government Covid-19 health restrictions are just about to be lifted for the FULLY vaccinated on Monday Oct 11th... our meetings can now restart.
Proof of vaccination is required & you still have to check in with the QR code.

Tuesday...      Oct 12th... 9.30am
Friday...         Oct 15th... 8.00pm
 Saturday...     Oct 16th... 9.30am 
Tues Night...  Oct 19th... 6.00pm

Novocastrian Quilters Inc.
has also been rescheduled. 

The election of office bearers will take place on 
Saturday, October 16th at 10.00am.

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Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Covid Blues

If you are feeling a little LESS socially connected by these restrictions, 
why not get in touch with a few "stitching" friends & meet in a park.
At this stage you are allowed FIVE.

Just remember to be fully vaccinated, 
wear a mask while NOT eating or drinking...
keep your personal distance & 
stay in your own LGA. 

I know of two groups doing this & they think it's absolutely wonderful.

Until we can ALL get together again... a picnic is the perfect replacement.
Give it a try... I'm sure you'll EnJoY it...

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Monday, 20 September 2021

A Little Basket...

Here is a FuN project for you to make for yourself...
you could give one as a gift... 
you could donate a few to the Guild "SALE" table.
It is a super quick & super easy project too.

Podlets - or correctly known as...
Collapsible & Reversible Fabric Basket
from Diane at Spencer Ogg Tutorials.
They have an ingenious folded bottom...
AnD just 2 side seams & some top stitching...

You can find the FREE tutorial here...
& if you want to print out the FREE PDF of different PODLET sizes... 
simply join her facebook group.

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Saturday, 11 September 2021

A Simple fix...

I call them Bobbin Bands...
A little tip for keeping bobbin threads from unravelling.
I know there are lots of "doodads" on the market BuT this tip is almost FREE.
Use those TiNy kids stretchy hair bands available from discount stores for $2.50.
You can even colour coordinate threads & bands too.

I just thought you may be interested to try this...

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Sunday, 15 August 2021

Just Added

 A new TAB has been added to this blog... called Tips Tools & Tutorials.

I was recently asked where I got my quilt row markers from & my answer was 
"I made them".
Now you can too... simply go the the TAB above... then CLiCK on the photo...
Or simply click HeRe.

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A charity quilt was recently made using the CHAIN LINK block.

Quite a few members asked me for the instruction on how to make this block... 
so I've added it to the Tips, Tools & Tutorials page as well.

Bette recently made a Community Quilt using this block...
And Kathy made one in bright colours...

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Saturday, 14 August 2021


 Once again Covid-19 has disrupted our plans for our AGM.

It will now be postponed until further notice.

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Friday, 13 August 2021

Due to Covid-19

The NSW Craft Fair has been postponed until... 

29th June - 3rd July, 2o22

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Thursday, 2 March 2017

Tuesday Group - Union Block Challenge 2017

Clare Lewis is running a very successful block challenge with the Tuesday group.

I have designed a quilt for everyone using the Union block.  I hope you join in and have some fun.

Over the course of the next eight months I will hand out directions to make 6 blocks.  On the ninth month I will give out the quilt assembly instructions.  The finished quilt will have the Union block made in a variety of finished sizes of 4.5 inches to 12 inches.  I suggest you use fabrics from your stash. I have not included borders in the final measurement, you can make your own design when you get to that point, although if you need assistance I am available to help.

Bring your finished blocks along to show everyone and to help keep on track.

The basics:

  • Directions to be handed out at the first meeting of each month.  
  • 8 months.  
  • 6 blocks per month of a specified size.  
  • Bring completed blocks to the first meeting of each month.  
  • On the 9th month quilt assembly instructions.  
  • Choose your own colours.  
  • 3.5 meters background fabric, (if you choose to use the same throughout) this is prior to borders. 
  • Finished quilt prior to borders is 49.5 inch x 63 inch.  

Most importantly Enjoy!

Questions? Feel free to contact me.

Clare Lewis
Facebook: Never Ending Quilting

Here are some of the fantastic blocks made so far.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Novocastrian Quilters Facebook Page

We now have a Facebook page. Click on the link below and ask to join group. It might take a little while for the request to be approved.

We will have moderated messages for a little while to make sure we don't get hit by spammers.