Tell us about Bundaberg Quilters Inc?
Bundaberg Quilters is a group of friendly volunteers.
We have a membership of approximately 160 at present.
We meet regularly to enjoy social interaction and to improve our skills or just work on our own projects while sitting and chatting with friends.
Our members are always happy to share their knowledge and support for all levels and interests in quilt making.
We are very well resourced, having been around for 35 years.
We have an extensive library, fabulous equipment and offer interesting workshops to extend our members knowledge and experiences.
Do you celebrate a significant event during the year?
In August 2023, Bundaberg Quilters Inc will present our Biennial Quilt Expo Showtime.
We will have on display up to 200 quilts, as well as traders and raffles.
This event will run for three days, 4 - 6 August 2023, at the Multiplex Centre, Bundaberg
What’s the history of Bundaberg Quilters Inc?
Bundaberg Quilters Inc. was formed in 1987, by an enthusiastic group of ladies, several of whom are still members today, some 35 years later.
Our group has grown to regularly enjoy membership up to 160.
We have encouraged skill building by offering beginner classes, member-led workshops and have hosted national and international tutors over the years.
Why is the group important to the Bundaberg Region?
Bundaberg Quilters provides a friendly and encouraging environment for quilters and stitchers to form friendships and enjoy shared hobbies and interests.
A group of our members are involved in our Comfort Quilt program, in which we regularly donate adult, children and baby quilts to those in need who are receiving medical care and treatments including trauma and bereavement.
As well as other charitable organisations in the local area who support at risk members of the wider community.
During our Biennial Quilt Expo, BQI donate a quilt to a not-for-profit organisation in our community to assist them in their fundraising efforts.
In the past these raffles have raised in excess of $3000 for each of the charities.
How can the community become involved?
Our club welcomes new members who have an interest in all things quilting, fabric, stitching, embroidery and textile art with other liked minded makers and creators.
Bundaberg Quilters Inc meet at the Bundaberg and District Family Centre Hall located in Kensington Street, corner of Walker St, directly behind Bundaberg Multiplex.
Our main group meets every Tuesday 10 am – 3 pm, with our Social Sewing, Textile Art and Machine Embroidery Groups meeting on a regular basis.