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.

23 November 2015

Touring Exhibition - a matter of time.

It’s not too late! 

Brenda Gael Smith, curator of the touring exhibition, a matter of time,  is inviting you to submit entries for this exhibition. Entries close on 15 January 2016. 

Seeking stitched textiles of 100 cm x 40 cm (H x W) exploring the title theme - a matter of time. International entries welcome. No entry fee. (Admin fee is payable if your work is selected.) 

On tour in 2016 and 2017 with support from Brother International Australia. 

Go to  for the online entry form and other information.

13 November 2015

Lisa Walton - Leap And The Net Will Appear

Lisa Walton will give the final QSG of NSW talk of the year on the 21st of November 2015. Lisa has been awarded many prizes for her quilts in Australian and International quilt shows and also teaches across Australia, New Zealand, the USA, UK, Europe and South Africa. She was awarded the 2010 Jewel Pearce Patterson Scholarship for Quilting Teachers by the International Quilt Association, Houston USA.

Lisa's topic is entitled -  ‘'Leap and the net will appear'. Sometimes great opportunities occur but we are afraid to take that leap due to natural fear of rejection or humiliation”. Lisa will talk about how taking that leap often leads to even more exciting opportunities.

Further details of Lisa's talk can be found at the following web page;

The talk starts at 2pm on Saturday the 21st November and is being held in the meeting room at The Glover Cottages, 124 Kent Street, Millers Point.

The cost to attend is $5 for Quilt NSW members and $10 for non-members. Afternoon tea is provided.

28 October 2015

And while we're talking about Victorian SCQuilters...

The Vic SCQuilters Carrum Downs group is meeting Wednesday next week.

That's Wed 4 November.
9.30am  - 2.30pm
Bag by Wyn

Lyrebird Community Centre, Lyrebird Drive, Carrum Downs

BYO Lunch, sewing and show & Tell.
Morning Tea Provided

If you can't make it, you can always catch up with their latest activities on their blog.

Geelong SCQuilters gathering, Victoria

The next Geelong SCQuilters get-together is this coming Saturday!

The gatherings are always held on the 5th Saturday of the month, so they only happen four or five times a year. 

This time it's:

Saturday 31st October

Masonic Lodge rooms, Regent St, Belmont  (as usual)

Google Maps

From 9.30am til everyone goes home. 

Tea and coffee is provided but bring your own lunch or buy from the nearby shops .

Bring some show and tell and hand work to do.

23 October 2015

Ballarat Quilters Quilt Show

Saturday 31st Oct - Sunday 1st Nov

Ballarat Quilters Inc exhibition will come alive with a wonderful display of quilts and textile arts made by members of Ballarat Quilters Inc. in all manner of hand made quilts, patchwork and textiles which will adorn St Patricks Hall.

St. Patricks Hall, Dawson St, Ballarat Central

Click the following link to find out more and see map of the venue.

07 October 2015

Quilt Show, Victoria - Colours of War

Kilmore Quilters Inc Biennial Quilt Show

Colours of War


10th & 11th October 2015

10am to 4pm


Kilmore Soldiers Memorial Hall
Sydney Rd Kilmore
Cost: $5.00
Enquiries: Fay Murphy 0417 517 109

06 October 2015

Carrum Downs October meeting - late notice!


Tomorrow Wednesday, 07 Oct 2015
9:30am to 2:30pm

Lyrebird Community Centre, Lyrebird Drive, Carrum Downs

Bring a plate of lunch to share, plus your sewing and show & tell.

For more details about these girls and their activities, see their blog here.