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We invite you to become a part of our quilting community or support us in our mission to acquire and preserve quilts that represent our cultural, artistic and social history through textiles.
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Who We Are
Lions Club of Quilters Victoria Inc. (LCQV)
LCQV is an enthusiastic, dedicated group committed to fulfilling the goal of growing our signature project, the Australian Quilt & Textile Collection. Assembling a significant and comprehensive collection of Australian quilts and recognising Australian quilt artists with the myriad of stories that brought about the existence of these works, is our prime objective.
The AQTC collection will reflect that which is unique in the Australian textile arts through varied formats, and provide a valuable educational resource as well as a wonderful visual feast.
We are immensely proud to be a part of Lions International as a special interest Lions Club, along with our constitutional requirement that 100% of public monies collected is returned to AQTC and our community programs. A modest membership fee applies to cover all administration costs. LCQV is managed by an elected Board of Directors.
There are several ways that you can support or contribute, including becoming a Member or Associate Member of LCQV or through donating. We need a diverse membership foundation to support the AQTC and our textile and humanitarian programs. There are several positions available. You will find your niche in LCQV and all ideas are welcome.
We meet in locations across Metropolitan and Central Victoria on the 4th Saturday of the month.
One can do a little, but many can do SO much more…
Australian Quilt and Textile Collection
Our signature project, AQTC, focuses on the principal objective of preserving the diversity of Australian quilts and their stories, along with visually and digitally recording the quilt artists and makers who make this possible.
Global Projects and Activities
You can find out more about what activities the LCQV are working on in the community. These include the International Quilt Challenge, skill sharing, showcases, education, training and more!
Upcoming Events and Monthly Meetings
Our service programs consist of humanitarian work in local, national and global communities. LCQV is autonomous and all projects are part of our short and long term plan commitments.
Preserving Australia’s Quilting History
Latest Projects and Activites
We encourage you to get involved
Making Scent Hearts for the Royal Children’s Hospital Butterfly Ward in Melbourne is tremendously heart warming for families; and for our wonderful stitchers and makers! Scent Hearts are placed near...
We make and donate quilts for the accommodation rooms at Lions House. This is a Lions project providing low cost accommodation for families of patients requiring care at the surrounding hospitals in...
Mindless Stitching Supporting those facing life challenges and joining this inspiring group at Shannon’s Bridge in Ballarat. Relaxed for those attending, we enjoy mindless stitching whilst sharing...
Everyone is welcome to attend
Invitation to join us for a series of special 2023-24 sessions offering a close up experience of a selection of quilts from the Australian Quilt & Textile Collection, including a surprise guest...
We meet in Ballan, Central Victoria on the 4th Saturday of the month. Visitors welcome. Contact us for more information! If you are interested in finding out more about the LCQV, we welcome your...
After the brilliant success of our 2023 Meet The Maker online program, it will be back in 2024! Watch this space for details.
Stories Woven and Stitched into Every Work
The AQTC Is Your Collection
You can be a part of the picture
It has always been our highest priority that these works be publicly accessible for research, study, education, skills sharing and for visual and tactile appreciation.
The AQTC team and many supporters have dedicated time, skills and sheer hard work along the journey. However, funding acquisitions is one of our biggest challenges.
You can help by,
- Making an individual donation
- Arranging a group sponsorship for specific acquisitions
- Leaving a bequest
- Lending your time or skill