Saturday, 4 July 2015

Reminder: Evolution, Change, Challenge Entries close 24 July

The Quilters’ Guild of NSW Inc. invites entries for a juried contemporary quilt exhibition to be held at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre from 29 August-8 September 2015.

Entries are open to quilters and fibre artists from all Australian states and territories.  Membership of the Guild is not a requirement of entry.

Entries must address the theme “Evolution, Change, Challenge : A Contemporary Quilt” and measure 70x100cm (WxH) portrait format. Entry is via online entry form only and an entry fee of $25 per quilt is payable.  The closing date for entries is 24 July 2015.

The Guild exhibition is being held in conjunction with the Labours of Love exhibition at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and other events including:

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Call for Textile Art for Judging Exercise

The Judging Education Pilot Program subcommittee of The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc invites Australian-based textile artists to submit their artwork for consideration to be used in a mock judging exercise in Sydney on 3 August 2015.  Please complete the online Expression of Interest Form by 22 July to register your interest.

If your work is selected, you will be required to deliver it at your expense by mail, or to collection points in Caringbah or Birkenhead, by Thursday 30 July 2015.  Your participation will assist JEPP trainees in developing their art quilt judging skills and knowledge. In return, you will receive written feedback on your artwork highlighting successful elements and areas for improvement.

The Guild will pay for the cost of returning your artwork to you by registered mail but is not liable for any loss or damage to the works however such loss or damage is caused.  (If you wish to insure your artwork, please make your own arrangements.)

Please direct any queries to

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Friday Showcase: 3 July 2015: Fairholme Quilters

Make sure not to miss the Friday Showcase in the Guild office at 10am on 3 July when representatives from Fairholme Quilters will be presenting their quilts and talking about the group.

Jill O’Connor, Convenor of Fairholme Quilters explains:

Fairholme Quilters have been meeting in northern Sydney since 1984. Our membership represents a range of quilting skills, experience and styles, that are showcased every two years in a community exhibition (the next one is scheduled for 8 - 10th April 2016). We run a regular program of making quilts for a number of local community causes, and in response to emergencies, donating about 50 quilts each year. In a group so long established, friendship is an important result of regular contact and activities, and collaboration frequent.  Workshops and occasional speakers keep up us up-to-date and learning about many aspects of quilting practice both locally and more broadly. We welcome enquiries from prospective new members.
Fairholme Quilters won third prize in the Group/Collaborative category at the Sydney Quilt Show 2015 and they have many other wonderful quilts to share with you.

We welcome Guild and non-Guild members to Friday Showcase. There is a small charge of $5.00 for members and $10 for non-members.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Pop Up Sewing Day: Patchwork on Pittwater: 1 July 2015

For Guild members only: Join Robyn Shipton, and other Guild members, in her new "local" shop in the next of these fun sewing days. There are a few places available.  Robyn Evans is opening her workshop room for us.

The Gateway Building
Level 4, 1 Mona Vale Rd, Mona Vale.
Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 10.00am - 3pm

There is paid parking under the building, or street parking (various time limits apply) or the free parking nearby in Kitchener Park.

Bring your own project or pick up something new from the shop. Robyn has up to 5 machines available or do hand work.

There will be morning tea provided and there are plenty of good options for lunch nearby.
Lucky Door Prize and this is all FREE for Guild members.

Robyn has just received a new shipment of Kaffe, Amy Butler, Anna Marie Horner, A Day in the Country and More. She also stocks lots of children fabrics, Riley Blake, Civil War, 1930's and Liberty. She was a sponsor at the Sydney Quilt Show and held a 25% off sale in conjunction with this, however, she is extending this offer to Guild member ON THIS DAY ONLY (a few exceptions apply)

Please to book in call the office 9283-3737 or Robyn Shipton 0412-314-754.

REMINDER: Join the Guild or renew your membership today!

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Super Raffle and Daily Door Prizes

Super Raffle 2015

The annual super raffle is the Guild's primary fund raiser activity.  Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets for the 2015 raffle and to the sponsors who generously provided the following prizes:
  • 1st Prize      2015 Raffle Quilt “Lunar Blooms” valued at $4,500  Quiltmakers: Pat and Helen Godden
  • 2nd Prize     ‘Bernette Oxford’ Sewing Machine valued at $699 Sponsored by Bernina Australia Pty Ltd
  • 3rd Prize     A Collectors Box of G├╝termann Sewing Threads valued at $300Sponsored by Perivale G├╝termann       
  • 4th Prize      Craft Lamp valued at $200 Sponsored by The Scissorman
  • 5th Prize      Fabric Pack valued at $200 Sponsored by KimoYes
  • 6th Prize      Fabric Pack valued at $200 Sponsored by PK Fabrics
  • 7th Prize      Fabric Pack valued at $100 Sponsored by Lloyd Curzon & In the Beginning Fabrics
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The raffle was drawn at 4pm on Sunday 21 June 2015 and the following ticket holders have been notified:

  • 1st Place    Yvonne Williams
  • 2nd Place   Jenny Krause
  • 3rd Place    Michelle Keen
  • 4th Place    Meredith Grant
  • 5th Place    Lynette Blainey
  • 6th Place    Pam McNeill
  • 7th Place    Emma Smith

Daily Door Prizes

The winners of the Daily Door Prize entries at the Guild welcome desk at the Sydney Quilt Show 2015 are:

1st Prize : Logan’s Patchwork Fabrics : Surprise Pack
2nd Prize :  Quilters Companion (Universal Magazines) : Subscription

17 June 2015              Logan’s Fabrics            Julie Kennedy
                                   Quilters’ Companion    Pam Whiteman
18 June 2015              Logan’s Fabrics            P Murray
                                   Quilters’ Companion    Winsome McPherson
19 June 2015              Logan’s Fabrics            Kym McAlinden
                                   Quilters’ Companion    Jane Kingston
20 June 2015              Logan’s Fabrics           Roslyn Patrick
                                   Quilters’ Companion   Adele Avery
21 June 2015              Logan’s Fabrics          Tara Steen
                                   Quilters’ Companion   Kendra Burgess

THANK YOU! to all of the Sydney Quilt Show 2015 Sponsors.  Their generosity and support are much appreciated.  Please support them in return.

Viewers' Choice Awards - Sydney Quilt Show 2015

The votes have been counted! Congratulations to Helen White of Coffs Harbour who was awarded Viewers' Choice  (sponsor Leutenegger Pty Ltd) in the general exhibition for her quilt My Bookcase:

Viewers Choice: Red and White (sponsor Dyed & Gone to Heaven) was awarded to Denise Sargo of South Hurstville for Red Silhouette:

Images of all prize winning quilts can be viewed in the Sydney Quilt Show Prize Winners Gallery.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

A birdy told me about the Sydney Quilt Show

Here is a small selection of some of the show birds that you can catch at the Sydney Quilt Show 2015:

Clockwise from top left:  Everything but the Kitchen Sink by Trish Bloomfield; The Symphonic Buzz Band by Denise Aubin; The Cabinet by Di Tramontana; Beyond the Garden Wall by Irene Harris; Oh Christmas Tree by Wendy Williams; and Peacock Garden by Leonie Lever.

Don't miss these demonstrations in the Guild exhibition area on Sunday 21 June 2015:
  • 10am-12 noon: Easy Mini Landscape with Kay Haerland
  • 10.30am-12.20pm: Applique with Katrina Hadjimichael
  • 10.30am-12.20pm: Raw Edge Applique with Amanda Daly
  • 2.00-4.00pm: Thread painting with Cathy Jack Coupland
  • 2.00-4.00pm: Hand quilting with Maureen Teager
Most Beautiful World of Peaceful Harmony by Cathy Jack Coupland - see Judges Exhibit at the Sydney Quilt Show 2015

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Take a leaf from the Sydney Quilt Show

A small glimpse of some of the wonderful quilts on exhibition at the Sydney Quilt Show 2015.   
Clockwise from top left:  Magnificent Cordyline by Sandy Corry; In the Gum Tree Garden by Amanda Daly; Old Wall by Sue Dennis; and Everything Old is New Again by Jenny Rofe.
Clockwise from top left:  Lily Rose by Esther Aliu; Habitat by Julie Harding; Four Seasons by Mary Williams; and The Lily Pond by Bernardine Hine.