VIC Meeting

Date Sat 13th Apr 2024
End Date Sat 13th Apr 2024

Venue: SECAN Gallery, Gate 6, Akoonah Park, Cardinia Street, Berwick.

Time: 11.00am. Jennie-maree Tempest will be doing a floor talk for us.

Morning tea provided.

The Akoonah Park Sunday Market is also on from 8am if you would like to browse beforehand.

JM Exhibition

Date Sun 19th May 2024 11:00 am
End Date Sun 19th May 2024 12:00 pm
Date Wed 5th Jun 2024 7:30 pm
End Date Wed 5th Jun 2024

Geelong Apron Making Day for the Apron Project

Venue: In Geelong, close to public transport.  Bring your materials—machine or hand sewing, textile materials etc depending on what you intend to make. Venue details to be confirmed.  Email Atasda Vic by 31st May to register your attendance and how you may like to participate.  You can also decide to come on the day, but numbers will help with booking a location.  

This important project raises funds for local communities and awareness of the growing epidemic of Domestic and Family Violence.   We are asked to create art on an apron.  Designs should uplift, create connection and acknowledge the women who care, love and stand for us.   

There are 3 ways to participate:

  1. Contribute a smaller textile piece or art on a pocket to be sewn on to a group apron entry which will be auctioned.
  2. Make an entire apron on your own for auction.
  3. Make an apron that will sell for $25.  These aprons should be simple sewn, beautiful fabrics, made with loving intention for the wearer.

We have set a Goddess of the Garden theme for our group’s auction apron.
Anyone contributing smaller pieces please use the bold and bright colourway in the image as a guide.
Textile art pieces made can be flowers, plants, leaves, garden critters, birds etc.  

If you are unable to meet in person your art pieces can be posted to Narelle Higgins by August 5th (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for address).   We will finalise our apron at the August Retreat.  

All aprons are due in NSW by the 1st September.  For more information: 

Image: / Example of colour scheme

 2024 Apron Project Flyer [PDF 1.2 MB]

Date Sun 16th Jun 2024 10:00 am
End Date Sun 16th Jun 2024 2:00 pm

Come join fellow group members for days of textile fun and great company in a beautiful location. 

Have time to work on your textile art in a friendly environment, watch fellow artists demonstrate their skills or sit back, relax and stitch.  Activities include show and tell, stash exchange, working on a collaborative community project and time to explore the enchanting township of Loch. 

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for prices and bookings due by 30th June.

Date Thu 8th Aug 2024
End Date Mon 12th Aug 2024
Location Old Hospital Loch
Date Wed 4th Sep 2024 7:30 pm
End Date Wed 4th Sep 2024
Date Sat 21st Sep 2024
End Date Sat 21st Sep 2024
Date Wed 4th Dec 2024 7:30 pm
End Date Wed 4th Dec 2024

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