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Every Monday except public holidays, February to first Monday in December
Members attend 9.30am - 2pm and 5pm - 9pm   (hall is hired from 9am to 9pm)


Narelle Dyer Mobile: 0447 772 876

Meets at:

Good Shepherd Hall, 101 Joslin Street, Kotara South NSW 2289

Fees:  $30 per year

Our focus is on stitching and friendship. Our new hall has been well received by all members. It is a very warm and happy place to meet.

We have a Presidents challenge every second year. Our plan this year (due to covid)  is to have some in house stalls and raffles,  morning teas and twice a year have an open day by inviting a group eg. quilters, craft or textile therefore having control of numbers coming.

Most members bring their own cup and also lunch. Our meetings are lively with lots of chatter and laughter while stitching.

Facilities - all about the venue:

  • Ramp into hall, toilets and kitchen on the same level
  • Large windows on each side of hall providing excellent natural lighting, at night overhead lighting is excellent. Power point on each side of hall
  • Air conditioning and ceiling fans
  • Free wi fi
  • Library and storage down stairs can also enter from the lower level
  • Parking on site or on the street, Bus 25 on either side of the road.

Resources - some of the things we can offer :

  • Library
  • Stitch Samplers
  • Mentors to assist those wanting to extend their skills
  • Collection of Embroideries 
  • Small heritage collection
Activities - here are some of activities we love to do:
  • Stitch of the month
  • President challenge, stalls , raffles and morning teas
  • Open day displaying the stitching talent of our members.
  • $3 and $1 stall days all goods are donated
  • Christmas lunch and celebrating special events (anniversaries, biggest Morning Tea)
What to bring with you to a meeting:
Your embroidery project, threads, frame and sewing kit, lunch, mug for tea/coffee/water, money