Bendigo Branch When: First Sunday of each month from 10am to 3pm Where: Old Marong Shire Hall, Marong General meetings are also held on this day over lunch, members bring their own sewing to work on. There are often guest speakers and shared lunches for special occasions. The Guild also holds regular special interest days and an informative monthly newsletter. There is a Summer School every January and also a Winter School each alternate year in July. Exhibitions are held every two years. SPECIAL INTEREST DAYS EACH MONTH Workshops as advised in our newsletter Sit and Sew – Third Sunday of the month Crazy Patch and Small Treasures as advised in our newsletter Beading – Third Sunday of the month Lace Group, Junior Group (February-November), members supporting members with UFO stitching – Third Sunday of the month Boutique (where items are made to sell at our biennial exhibition) as advised in our newsletter
Castlemaine Branch When: Third Wednesday of every month (except January) from 10am to 3pm Where: Mount Alexander Golf Club. Wimble Street During these meetings members work on individual or group projects, there is also a general meeting too. The guild often has guest speakers and shared luncheons. Visitors are welcome to all meetings. Special interest groups meet regularly: Saturday Group In Stitches Group – devoted to every kind of surface stitchery Conservation and Historical Studies Group Nifty Needles (machine embroidery and surface embellishment) As well we provide: A lively and informative monthly newsletter. Our own branch website. A biennial exhibition in conjunction with the Castlemaine State Festival. Workshops, classes, outings and social events.
Flinders Country Group When: 1st and 5th Monday of the month (If the month has a 5th Monday) from February to December Where: Flinders Yacht Club How to find us: Drive down to the pier, then along the car park to a small gate. Follow the gravel road for quite a distance till you come to a clearing and a wooden building right on the foreshore. That’s the Flinders Yacht Club! We meet there every first and fifth Monday from February to December.
Geelong Branch When: 2nd Monday, 10am – 2pm (If this is a public holiday, then the meeting moves to the third Monday.) Where: St. David’s Uniting Church Hall, cnr Aphrasia and Talbot Streets, Newtown. Special interest groups also meet there regularly: Junior Embroiderers Second Friday of the month: 4.30pm -6.30pm Counted Thread Techniques First Monday of the month; 9.30am – 12.30pm Fibre Arts Group Second Saturday of the month:12.45pm Patchwork Group Fourth Wednesday of the month: 10.00am Saturday Sit & Sew Fourth Saturday of the month: 12 noon – 4.00pm More groups meet regularly at members’ homes
Leongatha Country Group When: 2nd Tuesday of the month, 9am – 12 noon Where: Leongatha Uniting Church Guidance groups meet there on the first Monday and the third Thursday of each month, from 10.00am to 2.00pm.
Mildura Branch Where: MADEC (Mildura and District Education Centre) Embroidery: Wednesdays 9.30 – 3.00 Patchwork and Creative Embroidery: Fridays 9.30-3.00 Night Group: First and third Tuesdays of the month 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Mornington Peninsula Branch When: Wednesdays (Feb to mid Dec) Where: Mt Eliza Community Centre First Wednesday of the month: 9.30am to 12.30pm. Second Wednesday: 1.30pm to 4.00pm. Third Wednesday: 1.30pm to 4.00pm Fourth Wednesday: 9.30am to 12.30pm. Fifth Wednesday (if there is one!): 9.30am to 12.30pm. As well, we meet on the first Saturday of the month: 1.00pm to 4.00pm, from April to November
North Eastern Branch Where: The Masonic Centre The Day Group meets there on the fourth Tuesday of every month, from 9.30am to 2.00pm. The Night Group meets there on the first Monday of each month rom 7.00pm to 9.30pm. We sit and stitch, or work on a planned activity. The Traditional Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 9.30am to 1.30pm, in the home of a member.
South Western Branch When: 2nd Tuesday, 7:30pm Where: Warrnambool West Primary School Daytime Sit & Sews -Members’ homes First & third Thursdays: Noon – 4.00pm Night Sit & Sews – Members’ homes First & third Wednesdays: 7.30pm – 10.00pm Guidance Days – Warrnambool West Primary School Last Thursday: 10.30am – 3.00pm Stall Sewing Day – Warrnambool West Primary School Fourth Thursday (whenever the month has 5 Thursdays): 10.30am – 3.00pm
Location: Surrey Hills Uniting Church When: 1st Monday of the month – Day meeting and speaker with doors open from 10am 3rd Monday of the month – Sit and sew day with doors open from 10am 1st Wednesday of the month – Night meeting from 7:30pm to 9:30pm 3rd Wednesday of the month – Night meeting from 7:30pm to 9-30pm For more information including costs, please visit the website.
When: Evening meetings – 1st & 3rd Wednesday from 7:30pm – 10pm Morning meetings – 2nd & 4th Wednesday from 9:30am – 12 noon Location: Dunvegan Cottage, Willows Historic Reserve, Melton