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.

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.

AQA Symposium - Victoria

The Australian Quilters Association Inc (AQA) is holding their SYMPOSIUM in August in Melbourne.


Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 August 2015

Box Hill Town Hall
1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill, Victoria

The Symposium is open to all AQA members and visitors.
The weekend will have exciting workshops, door prizes, delicious food, great company and lots of fun.

Bookings are now open for classes.
Tutors include Di Ford Hall, Irene Blanck, Julie Haddock, Mary Hitchens, Leonie Bateman, Fiona Schiffl, Bronwyn Van't Hof, Julie Adamson and Chris Serong.

Please visit the  AQA website for the flyer and registration details

AQA - Quilt-In (Victoria)

The Australian Quilters Association Inc (AQA) is having their Quilt-In in July. 

Friendship Day

10am to 4pm

Surrey Hills Uniting Church Hall
Cnr Valonia Avenue & Canterbury Roads
Surrey Hills, Vic 3127

Melways Map 46 J11

Guest Speaker
Door Prizes, Silent Auction, Traders, Show & Tell

Delicious Morning & Afternoon Teas

Free Gift for all attending

Entry Fee: $5
BYO Lunch & Mug

A Quilt In is where members, their friends and other groups gather for a day to work together on their own individual projects. This activity recalls the days when women gathered for quilting and socialising. We come together for a day without interruptions from the world at large and indulge in our "pleasure".

Often members from other quilt groups are invited to join AQA members for the day. There is a cover charge, and morning and afternoon teas are provided.  Just bring a mug and your lunch. All are welcome - bring along some Show & Tell and handwork to work on or just chat. There is a door prize, raffles and a guest speaker.  Stall holders are also in attendance.

03 June 2015

Quilt competition - under 35's

Are you under 35 and a quilter?

Brother is offering more than $10000 worth of prizes in their new competition, Quilt Your Way.

Theme: My State

Size: 100cm x 50cm, portrait orientation

Children's categories as well as young adult and adult.

Entries close 27 November 2015.

Visit Quilt Your Way for application forms.