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.

22 July 2014

Carrum Downs SCQuilters

Handwork from Helen
After a short gap, the Carrum Downs group blog is underway again, with details of their May and July meetings.

In May they held their Biggest Morning Tea, to raise money for Ovarian Cancer.

July included a Big O morning tea for those members celebrating significant birthday. Lots of interesting hand work going on, plus fabulous show and tell.

More information and images on their blog. 

July at the Blue Gum

Quilting by Marianne
Sydney SCQuilters had a small group this month but there was the usual mix of chat, great food and quilts.

As usual, there was a great range of handwork on show - as well as hand quilting, members were embroidering, appliqueing, hand piecing, making hexagons, knitting and crochet. Not to mention some fabulous show and tell. 

For details see the Sydney SCQuilters blog.

03 July 2014

Stitching Our Stories, Moonee Ponds, Victoria

Stitching Our Stories exhibition is on at the Moonee Ponds Primary School Sports Centre, Wilson Street.  Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Hand made items by the members for sale at our La Bobine boutique as well as three shops in attendance. 

Kim from L'uccello will be attending tomorrow to award the prize for the winner of the Dolls Quilt Challenge, at 11am, the time that the exhibition officially opens. 

As well as members quilts, we also have the Challenge Quilts with our USA sister group in Chatauqua. 

Should be a great three days. Hope to see some of you there. 

20 June 2014

SCQ Brisbane

The SCQuilters in Brisbane have been busy this month - Hexagons, Applique, Hand-Quilting, Healing Hearts, UFOs, Suffolk Puffs, Booties and WIPs.


This beautiful Healing Hearts quilt with matching cushion has been made by the group for one of their friends.  Lovely work.

The Qld group meets on the 3rd Saturday each month upstairs at The Quilters Store, Salisbury, with the next get-together on Saturday 19 July.

10 June 2014

More retreat 2014

Here's a photo from the 2014 Retreat venue, showing some familiar faces in the foyer...

And an eye witness account from Joy:
The venue was great - all contained in the one building and within cooee distance of each other. The venue was excellent - a very big sit and sew room - the lighting was not the best, but trust SCQuilters, this did not deter them - all those little portable lights came out. 

The entertainment on Sat night was fabulous. The Bee Bop Dance Troupe - from a local dance school did a great couple of routines. Their ages ranged from about 5 to 16 and the little ones did a routine by themselves - just beautiful.

Excellent speakers. I especially loved the talk by Trudy Cowley & Dianne Snowdon who spoke about their book Patchwork Prisoners, a story of their extensive research into the women prisoners on board the Rajah who made the famous quilt. 
Some sewing or handwork was done......a lot of walking around town and environs by others, and of course lots of chatting and laughter.  There were quite a few shopping bags and parcels - this not including the shop hop purchases!

It was a fantastic retreat and I would like to thank all the committee members (there were not many of them) for all the work they did in making it such a great retreat.  

SCQ Brisbane

A reminder that the monthly GTG for the Brisbane SCQuilters is on again this Saturday 14th June 2014 - 10:00 am – 3:00 pm ,  in the upstairs room of The Quilters Store

4/286 Evans Rd, Salisbury QLD 4107
(07) 3875 1700

Please bring show & tell, something to work on while we chat and laugh, morning tea and lunch. Tea and Coffee is provided and a $1 per hour donation will go towards the charity work that The Quilters Store organises.

If last month is an indication, this month will be another fun day.