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.

09 February 2016

Quilt Study Group (NSW)

On Saturday the 13th of February 2016, Kerry Easton will give a talk and display of needlework implements for the Quilt Study Group of NSW. Kerry is a member of The Needlework Tool Collectors Society of Australia and has a wonderful collection of the needlework tools that we all take for granted and are of special interest to quilters.

Please bring along any examples of your historic needlework implements to show and share with us.

The talk will start at 2pm and will be held in the Meeting Room at The Glover Cottages, 124 Kent Street, Millers Point in Sydney. Entry is $5 for members of the Quilters' Guild of NSW, $10 for other guests. Afternoon tea is provided.

All the details can be found on this link 

24 January 2016

Geelong Get Together

When: Saturday 30th January, 9.30 am to 2.30 pm (or thereabouts)

Where: Masonic Rooms at 27 Regent st. Belmont

What: Tea and coffee provided, bring some hand sewing, show and tell. Bring your lunch or buy from near by shops.

All welcome!!

23 January 2016

Vic SCQuilters Carrum Downs Get Together

The next Meeting of the Carrum Downs SCQuilters Group is on Wednesday February 2nd from 10am – please note our new start time – can’t wait to see faces old and new.

Where: Lyrebird Community Center, Lyrebird Drive, Carrum Downs

If you have any quilts for Quilts of Valour Australia please bring them along for Wyn.

Also any Quilts of Love (24”x 24”).

We have some really interesting guest speakers lined up this year, in between plenty of our sit and sew days and our biggest morning tea, to be held in May. Hope to see you there.
BYO Lunch, sewing and show & Tell.

Morning Tea Provided
Looking forward to seeing you there.

Quilt Group - Wednesday 27th Jan - All Welcome

If you are at a loose end on Wednesday 27th, January, the Southern Highlands Quilt Group will be meeting upstairs at the newly renovated Mittagong RSL. 

We meet from 10am to approx 3pm.

You would be most welcome to come along.

To find out more about this group - this link will take you to their Facebook page -

For the address and directions to the Mittagong RSL click on this link -

Quilt Display - Jellore Cottage - Australia Day

If you are in the Bowral area you may be interested in the Quilt display to be held in Jellore Cottage, c.1860 in the Berrima village.

Jellore Cottage always has a good showing of quilts with many for sale at very reasonable prices.

You can sit & enjoy Devonshire Tea or a light lunch in the garden at the back of Jellore Cottage on the day.

The parade is always fun & there will be market stalls & live music in the park opposite the Cottage.

To find out more about the Australia Day Celebrations in Berrimah go to


09 December 2015

Australian Quilts in Pubic Places Exhibition 2015 - Light and Life

Australian Quilts In Public Places Exhibition 2015 – Light and Life
 brought to you by AQA
AUSTRALIAN QUILTS IN PUBLIC PLACES (AQIPP) is a juried and judged exhibition open to all quilters in Australia, designed to enhance public awareness and appreciation of quilting.

The 2015 theme Light and Life has offered quilters plenty of scope for interesting quilts!
When: 13th November to 22nd December
Where: Whitehorse Art Space
Box Hill Town Hall
1022 Whitehorse Rd Box Hill, Victoria

08 December 2015

Christmas time again!

It hardly seems possible but we're almost at Christmas again!

Our groups are having their end of year parties and what a lovely time they've been having!

The Sydney SCQuilters had their last 2015 meeting on Dec 5 and as usual, there were all kinds of high jinks. Pennie has reported in full on their blog, of course! Annie sent around a tin to collect Gold Coins for the Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia Foundation and she reports that $100.00 was collected which will buy:-
2 x Dress Nightgown and Bedding - $60.00
20 x Pairs of Rubber Slippers for patients with no shoes - $40.00   

Well done, Sydney SCQuilters!

They had a lot of fun with Pennie's infamous Christmas Quiz and she's kindly listed the questions and answers on the blog, for our information.

And of course, there was show and tell. This beautiful Christmas quilt was made by Heather. Isn't it gorgeous?