Friday, May 17, 2013


This months meeting, Saturday May 25, is the Sew-a-thon. All About Sewing and the Central Coast Modern Quilt Guild are hosting a charity day / sew-a-thon to raise money for the Keira-lee Willams Appeal.
We are expecting about 80 crazy sewing ladies so it is being held at Wyong Golf Club to accommodate us all. We can arrive at the club from 9.30am and we can stay til 9pm...phew... (insert bleary eyes here)
ALL ABOUT SEWING WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE be sure to have all your supplies before the day.
It is $20 for your seat...
Bring along something to sew. You can bring your machine or just some hand sewing. Morning and afternoon tea are provided and the club has a nice restaurant for lunch or there are some takeaway outlets across the road.(you can't bring takeaway into the club)
We have raffles and luckydoor prizes throughout the day and lots of great company.
If you haven't already put your name down please contact Jody on 43932200, it's filling up fast. You don't have to be a guild member to attend so bring along a friend and change to buy raffle tickets.
You could win this quilt...
All proceeds are going to the Keira-lee Willams Appeal.
See you there
CCMQG Committee

Saturday, March 16, 2013

This year has been a bit of a slow start. Our scheduled meeting for January was a public holiday, Our February meeting saw only the die hards attend as we were in the midst of a huge storm with torrential rain and huge winds. Thanks to those ladies that braved the weather.
Our March meeting has been planned since last year. We are having PURPLE DAY to coincide with Epilepsy Australia's Purple Day to raise awareness and funds for epilepsy.
We have planned a day of purple. We ask that you come dressed in purple and bring a plate of food, possibly purple but it doesn't have to be. It will be a general sewing day with some added fun with spot raffles, a guessing competition and other fun things.
We also have our main fundraising raffle of a beautiful quilt made by the members of the guild.
(75" x 75")
Tickets to win this awesome quilt are available at All About Sewing- Charmhaven. (Australian residents only) It will be drawn May 25 2013
We hope you can join us on Sat March 23 for this fun day at All About Sewing 9am - 2pm
CCMQG Committee

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Newcastle Bus Trip

Woke to a beautiful day ..glad to be heading off to spend some time with friends and like minded quilting enthusiasts on a bus to Newcastle.
Our intention was to visit 4 local shops and have lunch ...which we achieved ON TIME thanks to Leanne's military precision.....
Some were heard to say when first boarding the bus that they "weren't going to spend much"....Ha!!!!... I dont think that intention was stuck to...

Our first stop was "Onpoint Patchwork" 61a Station St. Waratah ph.49680094

Below you can see Cath serving  in her usual calm and patient manner.

Cath has a huge range of fabric and quilting notions....lots to look at...

Above we can see Tammie on crutches...she did really till she dropped...

Our next stop was "A Quilters Hive"  53 Georgetown Rd. Georgetown ph. 49680864

Above the gorgeous Candy cutting some fabric for Josie.

We were treated to the most amazing morning tea...thankyou Candy..

Some photo's of us shopping at "Quilters Hive"

Our Next Stop was "Quilt-Essentials" 64 Orchardtown Rd. New Lambton ph. 49524444

Jenny serving us.....her shop has some gorgeous fabrics and a range of wool and knitting supplies...some wool/cashmere I'll have to go back for.....

We had lunch at the pub and then headed off to our last stop  "Patchwork by the Lake" at Boolaroo. ph 49658418

We were met by Fiona and her friendly staff....this shop has SO MUCH fabric....I didn't know where to start....
A HUGE range of backing fabrics and patchwork fabrics all beautifully arranged making you want to by the LOT!!! I could have spent a lot more time in there.

We all had a great day......a great bunch to spend time with...

Sunday, September 23, 2012

September Guild Meeting

Yesterday we got together at "All About Sewing" Charmhaven for our September sit-n-sew.
Leanne had the raffle quilt only needs binding...beautiful job on the quilting.

Lots of people attending.....another junior member, Lara, joined....

I think these two look like they are up to no good.....

A really enjoyable day.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Cover Girl

Congratulations to our President Leanne Harvey...her quilt "Supernova" is on the front cover of the latest Quilters Companion get yourself a copy..

Sunday, August 26, 2012

August Sit-n-Sew

Lots of sewing...chatting..catching up.....when we got together for the August sit-n-sew.

The raffle quilt is coming together nicely thanks to Leanne's organisation.....

Great to chat to Colleen and find out how she is going with her new longarm quilting machine..

Some sashing being sewn on the blocks for the raffle quilt.

A really warm welcome to a new member Erin...

The two Lyn's.....trying not to look at the camera...

Beth...a junior member rejoined.

A wonderful group to belong to..bring some show-n-tell next time...
See you next month.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

AGM July 2012 Minutes

AGM July 2012 Minutes

Central Coast Modern Quilt Guild AGM 28.7.2012

1: Appointment of committee postions.

            Leanne Harvey – President
            Jodie Sutton – Vice President
            Sarah Adamson – Secretary
            Rhonda / Gail – Treasurer

2: Treasury.
            Balance of account as at June 30 $1146.00

3: Fees.

            Fees for this financial year are due now, $30 ($15 for juniors).

3: Ideas for this financial year

            Discussed ideas on tutors we may like to have this year.
            Kathy Doughty - Colour
            Brenda Gail Smith – Binding
            Jan Urquhart – EQ6 workshop

            NSW Guild, will be joining as a group this year.

4: Coming up in the next few months.
            Bus trip to Newcastle is organised for Saturday 27th of October. We will      be having      4 stops including Onpoint Patchwork and Quilters Hive. Still a couple of spots left on       the bus. Payment needed to secure your spot.

            Monica Poole workshop organised for Saturday 1st of December. We will possibly           be doing a bag. The Christmas party will be held afterwards at The Dam Hotel,            Jodie will book closer to the time, need numbers.

5: Charity for this financial year.

            Our charity for this year is Epilepsy Australia. Purple quilt made and raffled in line          with Purple day in May 2013.  Fabrics already kindly           donated by Marmelade       Fabrics. Purple themed day for our May meeting. Sarah to look after paperwork for    Epilepsy Australia and organising day.

6: Cookbook.

            Compiling all our lovely recepies through this year into a cookbook so bring your            recipie in when you make something yummy! Jan and Jane      will be bringing in some     tasty treats for next guild day which is the 25th of August.




Toblerone Cheesecake
Sarah Adamson

1 cup finley crushed scallywags (chocolate biscuits)
120gms butter
500gms philly softened
½ cup caster sugar
200gms toblerone, melted
½ cup thickened cream
1 flake crumbled


Mix biscuit crumbe and butter. Press into springform pan. Chill.

Beat philly with an electric mixer for 2 minutes. Add sugar, melted toblerone and cream, beat until well combined.

Pour onto prepared crumb base, spread out evenly then sprinkle with flake.

Refridgerate for at least 3 hours.

Impossible Pie
Colleen Broadbent

½  cup Self Raising Flour
4 Eggs
2 Rashers of bacon, chopped
1 onion diced
½ Red Capsicum diced
2 Sticks Celery diced
1 cup Grated Cheese
1 ½  cups Milk
season to taste


3 finley chopped Zucchini OR 2 bunches of Asparagus chopped
OR 200gm tin of Salmon OR Chopped Mushrooms, Tomatoe and Parsley 


Fry bacon and onion until lightly cooked, add celery, capsicum and any other vegetables, cook for 2 minutes.
Beat eggs, milk and flour together, then stir on other ingredients.
Pour into greased pie dish and bake in oven at 180 degrees for 40 minutes or until set.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

AGM Central Coast Modern Quilt Guild


Saturday 28th July saw  a wonderful turn out of members gather at "All About Sewing" Charmhaven, for the Central Coast Modern Quilt Guilds AGM.

All positions were declared vacant....

Leanne remains President ...Jody remains Vice President.

Sarah ...seen here trying to date a quilt by the pieces of paper used as templates on the back.....has taken on the role of Secretary....

Rhonda has taken on the Treasurers role.

It was a wonderful day with lots of sewing done. We started a new quilt to raffle for Epilepsy Australia...a log cabin with the colour purple being dominant..lots of blocks completed already.(will post photo's soon ..)

Lots of great food.

Sarah's to die for slice...will post recipe soon.

Colleens yummy mini-quiches....will post recipe soon....

We discussed possible tutors for workshops ....and upcoming bus trips...the next one is to Newcastle in Oct. the bus is nearly full already.
A great day all round.
Happy Quilting everyone.

Monday, July 23, 2012

July Meetiing...

This month at our guild meeting we are having our Annual General Meeting. It will be first up in the morning so we can get onto more exciting things.

Members will be able to contribute to the next charity quilt. We have some donated fabric that will be cut up so we can make improvised log cabin blocks. No points to match !! We had decided at a previous meeting that we would look into donating this quilt to Epilepsy Australia. Very fitting as the donated fabrics are mostly purple (their colour)

We are looking forward to our next meeting on Sat July 28 from 9am - 2 pm

See you there...

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Central Coast Charity Quilt Show

Lots of photo's to share. A great weekend with gorgeous quilts and great company.....lots of free demo's.
An early morning shot of some of the stalls with the beautiful raffle quilt in the background.

Hope to see you there next year.!!!!!