Southern Cross Quilters is an online quilt group for Australians and New Zealanders and expats of those countries.
Currently hosted at YahooGroups, SCQuilters has existed since 1994 and has about 2200 members.

To join the group, go to and read the instructions. Don't forget to tell us your affiliation with Australia or New Zealand and provide us with your location and postcode.

25 July 2015

Caloundra Quilt Show

Caloundra Quilters are holding their “Festival of Quilts” (14th Biennial Quilt Show)

When:  Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th July 2015 from 9am to 4pm 

Where: Caloundra Arts Centre, 5 North Street, Caloundra (behind Caloundra Woolworths). 

Caloundra is situated on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, just one hour north of Brisbane.

With over 100 members in the group there will be an impressive display of quilts of all designs and techniques. The theme of this year’s show is “A Celebration of Colour”.

18 July 2015

Palmwoods Craftfest - Sunshine Coast, QLD.

All are invited to the Palmwoods Quiltfest on the Sunshine Coast Qld

1 Nicklin Road Palmwoods
Palmwoods Bowls Club - wheelchair access

Saturday 18th July 9am to 4pm

Free Admission

Wearable Art fashion show at 11.00am

Devonshire Teas and Lunches by Palmwoods Bowls Club

Quilts, needle work, painting, textile art and more on display.

Craft stalls.

08 July 2015

Carrum Downs Group

What a fun day at the Carrum Downs group in June! Lots of beautiful quilting, embroidery, bag making, sashiko - you name it, those clever girls are making it!

If you'd like to have a look at what they've been up to, check out their blog.


Carrum by the Sea,  by Sally (detail)



Exhibition - Palmwoods, QLD

If you're near the Sunshine Coast QLD, don't miss the Palmwoods Quiltfest.
Quilts, needle work, painting, textile art and more on display! Pus craft stalls.

18th July 9am to 4pm

Palmwoods Bowls Club
1 Nicklin Road Palmwoods
Wearable Art fashion show at 11.00am

Devonshire Teas and Lunches by Palmwoods Bowls Club

Free Admission
wheelchair accessible

01 July 2015

Leichhardt Qld, Quilt Show

The Leichhardt Community Centre Monday Sewing Group is holding a quilt show

When : Saturday and Sunday 11 and 12 July

Where : At the Leichhardt Community Centre
                         1 Denman St Leichhardt (corner Old Toowoomba Road)
                          IPSWICH QLD

Entry : gold coin
time: 9am to 3pm

(Proceeds from the door go to Leichhardt Community Centre)

Also :
Handmade items for sale, refreshments, raffle and display of woodcraft from the Men's Shed

09 June 2015

Redlands Quilt Extravaganza

Don't forget the Redlands Quilt Extravaganza, this coming weekend!

Friday 12th June - Sunday 14th 2015

Redlands Performing Arts Centre
Cnr. Middle & Waterloo Streets Cleveland, 4163 QLD, Australia 

Opening hours:
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

You can see:
  • Redlands Competition Quilts
  • QQ State of the Arts Quilts 2015
  • Vendors

  • Displays from:
Australian Sewing Guild
Embroiderers' Guild Qld Inc
Queensland Lace
Star Sea Quilters
Matilda’s Quilters
Quilters by the Sea

  • Raffles
  • Demonstrations
  • Coffee Shops
Sounds like a must see!

07 June 2015

Sydney SCQuilters - June Gathering

I'm sitting here sweltering in humidity while typing this.  I know where I would rather be...

...the Sydney SCQuilters gathering at the Blue Gum Hotel for their June get-together. It must be chilly weather -  look how warm and cozy they all are!  The best kind of day for sitting inside to chat, quilt, knit, eat and have fun!

Head to their website and you can see many more photos of them and the work they are doing.