Saturday, 1 August 2015

Red & White Special Exhibit Gallery

The 2015 Red and White Special Exhibit attracted over 120 entries.  View the quilts online:

So successful was the Red and White Special Exhibit at this year’s show that the Committee has decided these should be a regular, but not too often, feature of the show. Every three years will the magic number.

What will be the theme for 2018? Put your thinking cap on and email your idea/s to for a chance to win a free ticket to the 2016 show. Entries must be received by 30 September and the winning theme will be announced at the AGM in October.

Friday, 31 July 2015

Camden Country Quilters Exhibition: 1-2 August 2015

Camden Country Quilters invite you to their annual exhibition:

Camden AH&I Hall, Corner of Murray Streets Camden
9.30am-4pm, Saturday and Sunday, 1 and 2 August 2015

Friday, 24 July 2015

Reminder: Entries for Evolution, Change, Challenge Close Today!

Today, Friday 24 July 2015, is the last day for entries for the  Evolution, Change, Challenge: A Contemporary Quilt exhibition to be held at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre from 29 August-8 September 2015.

Entries via the Online Entry Form only with payment of an entry fee of $25 per quilt.
If you have a technical question about the online form, please contact Please direct any other queries about Evolution, Change, Challenge - A Contemporary Quilt to

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Quilt Study Group: Dolls and Doll Making 1700 – Present

On Saturday18 July 2015, Shirley Gibson will give a talk on Dolls and Doll making at the Quilt Study Group of NSW  meeting. She has been a member of the Quilters’ Guild of NSW since its inception in 1980s. Her career was as a Sewing Teacher at a technical college. She has always loved sewing but is also an accomplished landscape painter as well as a quilting tutor.

Shirley will show us all the components she uses in making her reproduction porcelain dolls - greenware, handmade wigs, shoes, and even knitted socks and crocheted gloves. The dolls are made entirely by Shirley herself. Some have up to five petticoats underneath and a hoop. Her dolls are mainly from the Edwardian, Victorian, and Georgian periods, and she has even made an Amish doll and her quilt. All the details have to be scaled down to fit the doll; for example smocking has to be smaller, the quilting finer and the wool split to make it a smaller ply for knitting. Her dolls are exquisite and have so much attention to detail.

Come and join us at The Glover Cottages at 124 Kent Street Sydney at 2pm, 18 July for this most informative talk and display. Bring along your own dolls to show and stay for afternoon tea afterwards. Guild members pay $5 and visitors $10.

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.