Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Australian Quilt Convention 2014 : Exciting news

Janet Treen, Member of The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc. has won Best of Australia 2013 with her Quilt "Rings & Roses"
Bernina Australia present this award to the maker of the quilt that is judged Best, from the "Best of Show" quilts awarded at the annual State Guild Quilt Shows during the previous 12 months.

The Bernina Awards were announced at the Australian Quilt Convention Dinner in Melbourne on Saturday Night.

Congratulations Janet upon receiving this prestigious accolade for outstanding artistry and workmanship.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Quilts at the Royal Easter Show 2014

Thank you to all the Guild members who supported the Patchwork, Applique and Quilting section at the Easter Show this year. There were more than double the number of entries from last year - over 70 quilts.
Arts and Crafts is in a brand new pavilion this year, just across the road from the Dome where the District Exhibits are displayed, and the quilts are in a central location right beside the Standard of Excellence case.
The prize for the Best Exhibit in Patchwork, Applique and Quilting, which the Quilters’ Guild of NSW supports, went to Robyn Martin.  

Congratulations to the many members who received awards, especially Lauren Roach whose Blue Bird (as seen above) Won 1st Prize for Patchwork, Applique and Quilting : Under 14 Category

Congratulations, too, to Anne Kintominas – 1st prize for Embroidery of Modern or Contemporary Design – and Wailyn Mar – Highly Commended for Sienna Cake/Panforte. And to any other Guild members who entered/won awards in other sections.

All photography  : Jane Gibson

The Sydney Royal Easter Show  is on until 23rd April, so please do come to the Arts and Crafts Pavilion if you are attending.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Quilt Show : Emu Plains this weekend.

Kaye and Bruce Brown will be displaying Vintage quilts from their Private Collection at The Arms Of Australia Museum this weekend, as part of the Sixth Annual Airing of the Quilts Exhibition being Presented by The Caring Hearts Quilt Group.

This charitable group are donating many quilts this year to a number of health organisations:

  • Local Hospitals Palliative Care and Neo-Natal wards
  • Prince of Wales Children's Hospital
  • Nepean Youth Accommodation Services
  • Blue Mountains Cancer Support
All are invited to attend with monies from the Raffle being donated to Breast Cancer Australia.
*Note* If weather is inclement, "The Airing" may not go ahead as planned: For information phone 0438 670 012

Dates and Times : Saturday 12 April 10am - 4pm
                              Sunday   13 April 10am - 4pm 
Venue : Arms of Australia Inn Museum
              Great Western Highway (corner Gardenia Ave)
              Emu Plains 2750
Cost     : $5 (Admission to Museum is extra)

Monday, 7 April 2014

Living Colour!

Congratulations to various Guild members whose work was selected by curator Brenda Gael Smith for the Living Colour! exhibition including Robyn Eves, Carolyn Sullivan, Caroline Sharkey, Jenny Bacon, Sue Dennis, Dianne Firth, Kay Haerland and Sandy Corry. Living Colour! will premiere this week at the Australasian Quilt Convention in Melbourne and the tour program includes the Sydney Quilt Show (9-13 July 2014).  In the meantime, you can view the exhibition in the online gallery and a catalogue is available for purchase.

Living Colour!

Friday, 28 March 2014

Caroline Bay : Quilt Show

Quilters on The Central Coast have been busy working towards their Quilt Show to be held next week.

Dates   : Saturday 5 April and Sunday 6 April
Times   : 10-4pm both days
Venue : Gosford Regional Gallery and Arts Centre
             36 Webb Street, East Gosford
Entry : $5

Come and support several local charities , and these hard working quilters.

All Welcome.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

April 2014 Friday Showcase

Memories, Ireland.
Yvonne Line always has many interesting quilting and personal stories to share, anytime she is asked to speak to Guild Members, and at the next Friday Showcase Yvonne is expected to again entertain with insight, and wisdom alongside numerous colourful quilts. 

Having sewn "all her life" and quilted since the late 60's it could be said that Yvonne commands a matriarchal role in the quilting world, but if so, it is one where knowledge and skills are always shared, with Education and Charity being two of Yvonne's guiding lights.

Please come along and hear the latest in the many quilting accomplishments of Yvonne Line.

Date : Friday 4 April
Time : 10am start.
Venue : Guild Office
             Level 5
             276 Pitt St, Sydney.

All Welcome.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Fairholme Quilt Show

Fairholme Quilters are becoming very excited about their forthcoming 30th Anniversary Quilt Show, and invite everyone interested to come along.
This year there are two Raffle Quilts to be won, and they can be viewed at the exhibition.

Images of the gorgeous Raffle Quilts can be found on the Fairholme Quilters Blog and tickets will be $2 each. Proceeds will be donated to Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Association Action for Mental Health

Dates and Times : Friday 4 April 11am - 5pm
                              Saturday 5 April 10am - 4pm
Venue : Thornleigh Community centre, Phyllis Avenue, Thornleigh.
Entry : $5

Refreshments available, and vendors stalls to peruse.