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.

30 November 2014

Yes, it's SCQuilters Retreat time again!

Registrations are now open for the Canberra Retreat.

Our theme this time is “Remembering 1915”.

It's being held at Hotel Realm, a 5-star hotel on National Circuit, Barton on Friday 31st July – Sunday 2 August 2015.  Places are filling fast so it's time to get your bookings in! 
So to tempt those SCQuilters who are still undecided ………

1. Send your EOI and payment in and receive a registration pack straight to your email address.

2. The registration email you will receive will be requesting information pertaining to the actual retreat only. 
This time, registration emails will request information only about the actual retreat.
Other items that have traditionally been included in the registration process will follow later once they are finalised. For example, apparel and merchandise ordering will be separate to registration, and bus shop hop information will come later. As has always been the case, these items are a separate cost and additional to the retreat cost so splitting them up may make some options more affordable. 
3. The cost of registration is $390 per person.

An earlybird discount is being offered, if full payment is received and cleared by 28th February 2015. Earlybird registration is $350pp.

Payment in instalments is still available at $390pp, made in 3 instalments: the first of $100 by 28 February 2015, then a further $145 by 30 April ($245 total) and then the final $145 by 30 June ($390 total), end of financial year. We hope these payment options will suit everyone and mean more SCQuilters can attend.
There will be no workshops to pay for at the Retreat. Instead, there will be many choices of demonstrations, information sessions, and come-and-try groups that attendees can participate in, to share in learning a new skill or trying an old skill. In the past, these skills would have been learnt from someone who as already skilled”.
In some cases, the subject will be a very new take on the ways learnt in 1915, or a totally new phenomenon reflecting the ways of 2015.

More information on these activities will be announced in the coming months, as the subjects and teachers are finalised. These teachers are fellow SCQuilters, as the philosophy of this retreat is learning from one another, as people did in a hundred years ago.
For those who have already sent in their EOI, you can expect your registration email by the end of next week – thank you for your patience.

If you want to register but haven't yet sent an EOI, do that first. Go here to complete your EOI and send it along with your EOI payment of $20.

If you're not yet a SCQuilter, now's the time to join! Go to and follow the prompts to join.
 We're looking forward to hosting you in Canberra in 2015 and hope you can come for a weekend of fun!
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