R3 AGM – Tonight

R3 are holding our AGM tonight via Zoom and we need more people to become committee members.

All it takes are three simple steps:

Join as a member – it costs $1, send us your name and contact details to admin@reduce-reuse-recycle-kiama.org

Nominate for a committee member position

Join us for our Zoom meeting tonight at 7pm.

Topic: R3 AGM 2020

Time: Dec 16, 2020

07:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney


https://zoom.us/j/99601630391?pwd=Q2d0dGlhakQ4RXJaYU53VUhudC8xUT09
Meeting ID: 996 0163 0391
Passcode: 4Kn6cG

You can find the forms below or get the forms from R3’s successful Kiama Boomerang Bag project – who will have a stall at today’s Kiama Farmers Market.

Fabulous Fabric Free for All

R3 are very excited to be able to reschedule one of our pre-COVID activities. 


Our Fabulous Fabric Free for All. 


Its very simple – clear out your fabric stash (and knitting yarn stash) – drop your unwanted fabric and yarn at the Joyce Wheatley Centre from 12 noon onwards on Thursday 22nd October then from 2 to 6pm browse all the fabrics and yarns for your next project and take what you want away for free


– you do not have to drop off fabrics/yarns to be able to take fabrics/yarns away!


There will be a gold coin donation to get the left overs recycled.


We will only be accepting fabrics and yarns for this event so please no haberdashery, patterns or electrical items.

We will need helpers on the day so if you can give at least 1 hour of your time from 12 noon to 6.30pm please let us know at admin@reduce-reuse-recycle-kiama.org

Support to Makuta – Preventing Youth Suicide in Kiama and surrounds

We are pleased to announce another sewing bee – This time in GERRINGONG. Please use the same links below to book in on either Saturday 29 Aug or Sunday 30 Aug.

R3 was approached by a group of mothers concerned about the recent youth suicides and wanting to do something to raise funds to support prevention programmes in our local schools, sports and youth clubs.

The ladies had the idea of making and sewing face masks as their first fund raising project and of course everyone wants to help.

Due to R3’s successful Kiama Boomerang Bag group and Wild Life Carers sewing bees it was asked if R3 would run sewing bees to make face masks.

Thanks to the Kiama Boomerang Bag group loaning machines and equipment as well as donating fabric R3 is able to run two sewing bees at the Joyce Wheatley Centre, Hindmarch Park, Kiama on Saturday 8th August and Sunday 9th August.

Details of the sewing bee and how to book can be found HERE.

If you would like to donate fabrics please look at what and where you can donate HERE

If you would like to sew masks at home for Makuta the pattern and instructions can be found HERE.

If you would like to use the pattern just to make masks for yourself and family – please think about making a donation to Makuta HERE.

Social Distancing Sewing Bees

Kiama Boomerang Bag sewing bees are back on a Wednesday and Thursday. We have early and late spot each day for up to 5 people.

You need to book a spot to sew – this can be done via our booking bag – CLICK HERE.

Below is a short video showing how to book an early spot on the 15 JUL.

How to Book a Sewing Spot

Sewing Bees are back

We are very pleased to announce that, thanks to Karen’s hard work, Kiama Council has agreed to let us run sewing bees at Iluka Tennis Club house again.  However, as we are all very aware it will not be in the same format that we had pre- COVID-19.

Sewing Bees will be held on a Wednesday and Thursday from the 1st July 2020 onwards. The numbers will be limited to 5 bagger spots and a supervisor.  These spots will only be available to R3 members.

There will be two time slots per day – 

WEDNESDAY 9 – 11am (early spot) and 11.30 – 1.30pm (late spot)

THURSDAY 9.30 – 11.30am (early spot) and 12-2pm (late spot)

You will be able to book your spot via the R3 website booking page.

Before booking please make sure that you have read the Kiama Boomerang Bag COVID-19 safety plan.

PLEASE DO NOT come down to the Iluka Tennis club unless you have a confirmed booked spot.

While we are most grateful for fabric donations we cannot and will not be accepting any fabric donations until further notice.

COVID -19 and Sewing Bees

Statement from Kiama Boomerang Bags in regards to COVID-19 and twice weekly sewing bees on Monday 16 March at 1.30pm

Each volunteer has to make their own decisions regarding the extent of Social distancing to be protected but at this point our sewing bees will continue until further notice. Naturally we will revisit any decisions if the situation evolves.

Those returning from overseas holidays must self isolate for 14 days but we can arrange to deliver sewing to them, if required, and anyone else who chooses to stay away.

We would like to remind those attending to practice safe hygiene by regularly washing hands, avoid unnecessarily close contact and of course if you are symptomatic in any way please stay at home.

We will ensuring that hand sanitiser and soap are available at the tennis club house.

Library Bags for Mogo School

Thank you to the wonderful ladies who have made library bags for Mogo school – and a big thank you to Robyn who embroidered the children’s names for each bag.  We included a few blank bags for new pupils and have popped in a few Boomerang Bags for the staff.

Kiama Boomerang Bags hold sewing bees on a Wednesday and Thursday each week from 9.30am onwards.  More information can be found here.

It’s on tomorrow

The wonderful ladies will be sewing up a storm tomorrow making Boomerang bags from 9.30am onwards. Call in to see what’s going on, no sewing skills needed. You can also pick up some ‘sew at home projects’ – your own shopping bag or a pouch for orphan Joey.

Successful Wildlife Sewing Bee

A big thanks to everyone that attended the wildlife sewing bees hosted by Kiama Boomerang Bags yesterday and today (14 and 15 Feb 2020). A great response by volunteers that resulted in another 100 pouches being completed for WIRES carers. We still have kits and fabric available for anyone interested in making a few at home. Thanks Kiama Woolworths for donating our wonderful lunch today. It was much appreciated by all (including our guest tennis players).