Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Pop up Sewing Day Patchwork Plus Miranda


Our next Pop Up Sewing Day will be held at Patchwork Plus Miranda on Thursday 19th May 2016 from 10am.
Lorraine Downey is the owner of this well established quilt shop and she has kindly offered to host this Pop Up Sewing Day.
The shop has a wide variety of fabrics including reproduction, batiks, orientals, and brights.
Those who love to paper piece are also catered to with a variety of shapes in quality paper to choose from. Come along and have some fun with like minded quilters and investigate all that Lorraine has to offer in her well stocked quilting shop.
Located across the road from Westfield car park on the corner of Jackson Ave and Urunga Pde.
ph. 02 95402786




May Block of the Quarter



Three more days to make some Block of the Quarter blocks for what will be a fantastic quilt for a worthy charity. BOQ details in Feb Template. Remember no florals please we want masculine fabrics. Please bring to Burwood on Saturday 21st May for the General Meeting.




Monday, 16 May 2016

QuiltNSW May General Meeting


QuiltNSW May General Meeting

Date : Saturday May 21st  2016
Time : 11.00am
Venue : The Function Rooms
               Burwood RSL
              Shaftsbury Ave, Burwood

Programme:

Shop : Fabric Garden 


DEMONSTRATION INFORMATION  

Facebook & Instagram - How to maximise publicity for your next quilt show

11-am  :  Sue Miller will address the members with a Power Point Demonstration on the use and access of Social Media as pertinent to QuiltNSW. 
                 Come and find out how to add facebook or Instagram to your smart phone, so that access to all the news at the Sydney Quilt Show and other activities, are at your finger tips. 
                Sue will take the mystery out of "hashtags" and show how simple it is to add images of your own quilts to social media, and view events as they are happening. 
                Country Members, who often feel isolated,  will be grateful to retrieve this kind of information, and moving forward it will be the way of the future for many communications from QuiltNSW
                Sharing your work is not as scary as you think! Sue is willing to help "one-on-one" after the Demonstration, if necessary.

- Hands on demonstration – Setup Facebook and Instagram, Security, Tips and Tricks

- Bring along your mobile device - laptop, smart mobile phone, Tablet

- Remember to also bring along your apple id and password and any other passwords you may need to set things up / make changes.

- Save time. Download the Facebook and Instagram apps from the app store at home (mobile or tablet). But don’t worry, we will do this together as well.

- if you don’t have data on your device this is not a problem – I will show you how to connect to the free WIFI service at the Burwood RSL.

- Q & A – if you have any hot questions re social media – make note of them and there will be time to ask.



2- pm  :   Our Guest Speaker is Jan-Maree Ball, who has this year been awarded an OAM for her extraordinary quilting initiative : Aussie Hero Quilts and Laundry Bags. Come along and hear her story about this online quilting group.


 Jan-Maree Ball

There will be "Show and Tell" for all members, and our "Block Of The Quarter.".... for which we ask for usage of masculine - type autumn fabrics please.




Thursday, 5 May 2016

Tula Pink presented by the Quilt and Craft Fair

 


 

 
 
 
 
We are excited to announce Tula Pink will be our very special guest artist on three days of the Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair in June, and will hold three special presentations during the fair!
Tula who?
Tula Pink is a USA-based illustrator, fabric designer, quilter, author, maker and generally good person who enjoys talking about herself. Her signature designs have been adapted to fabrics, woven ribbons, paper products, needlepoint kits, embroidery patterns and sewing machines and can be found in independent fabric shops and retailers all over the world.
Tula is most recognised in her industries for her dark sense of humour, a flair for hiding animals in the strangest of places (artistically, not literally) and her boldly unique use of colour and pattern. Tula comes from the 'more is more' school of design where there is never enough space and always room for that one last thing.
Join us for an AMAZING presentation
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On three days of the fair, Tula will be holding an entertaining presentation and trunk show. Hear about the journey of her inspiration and design process which has led to her amazing success worldwide. This will be followed by question time, an opportunity for you to get one on one with Tula.
For your chance to meet Tula in person and hear her inspirational story, book your place now.
Her one hour presentation will be held at 12:30pm on Thursday June 23, Friday June 24, and Saturday June 25.
Tickets to the presentations are $49.95 each. This does not include entry to the Craft & Quilt Fair.
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AS PLACES ARE LIMITED 
AND WILL FILL FAST!
CLICK HERE TO BOOK
The presentation is only open to visitors to the Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair 2016. Entry tickets to the fair must also be purchased.
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June 22 – 26, 2016Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island
Tula Pink's appearance is sponsored by
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craftevents.com.au
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Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Friday Showcase 6 May with Wendy Nutt

Friday, 6 May 10am - 11.30 am
Guild Office, Level 5, 276 Pitt St Sydney

All welcome. $5.00 members, $10.00 guests
 
For as long as Wendy  can remember, there have been fabrics and threads around her. From a very early age she has cut, shaped, sewn and created toys, clothes and any number of items that could be constructed from the materials she had at hand. Wendy is relatively new to patchwork and quilting, compared to many. Training as a tertiary sewing teacher has given Wendy a broad skills base in design and construction enabling her to advance her piecing and quilting skills quickly, gaining several quilting awards.
In Wendy's  classes there is an emphasis on a fun and relaxed atmosphere conducive to a positive learning experience. Wendy gets great joy from seeing people achieve skills they thought far beyond their capabilities. She enjoys designing quilts, preferring modern styles, being heavily influenced by historic quilters such as the Amish and Gee's Bend Quilters. Many other traditional styles also inspire her modern designs. All of her quilts are machine pieced and quilted using a multitude of techniques. Wendy currently lives in the beautiful Port Stephens region and this also has a strong influence on the quilt designs she creates.
 
 
'Boxed In'
Wendy Nutt
First prize Red & White SQS 2015
Contemporary/Art/Modern

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

May Block of the Quarter

May Block of the Quarter Blocks due at the Burwood meeting on the 21st May. Please make sure you use MASCULINE fabrics.....no florals. Detailed instructions in the February 'Template'.










It would be great to see how many we  get in to make it worthwhile donating them.....so come on....get sewing.



Thursday, 21 April 2016

The Springwood Community Quilt Show


The Springwood Community Quilt Show
The 2016 Springwood Community Quilt Show is looking to being the best yet with over 150 quilts of all styles made by the talented quilters of the Blue Mountains region. In addition to the impressive display of quilts there will be traders tables selling a variety of quilt related items, fabric, quilt patterns, quality handmade goods and vintage sewing treasures.

Chris Jurd is this year's featured quilter. Chris is a renowned quilter and very popular teacher not just in the Blue Mountains but also Sydney and Australia. There will be a special exhibit of her many quilts and she will be on hand during the show to talk to and answer any questions about her quilts. The raffle quilt is an award winning design called 'Lots of Dots' by Chris Jurd and was made by the dedicated members of the committee who all contributed to the sewing. The quilting was then completed by Susie Anderson of Leura Quilting. The show raises money for the Blue Mountains Rural Fire Service and the Springwood High School. Last year the money collected through raffle sales helped raise the $10,000 that was donated to Blue Mountains RFS.

There is a cafe on site run by volunteers serving delicious morning and afternoon teas and light lunches. The tasty soups, homemade cakes and freshly baked scones are always popular choices.

The show is held Springwood High School, Grose St, Faulconbridge. Friday 22nd- Sun 24th April. Open from 10am - 4pm each day. There is plenty of parking and wheelchair access.

Entry fees are $6.00 or $4.00 for pensioners and children. For more information about the show, visit the group’s website:
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Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Shining Light Award Winner



Sofia Locke
Shining Light Award Winner 2016

Taught to sew by her mother, at a very young age. Junior QuiltNSW member, Sofia Locke has enjoyed her creativity ever since. She now has an impressive number of awards for her quilts.
Sofia is a creative and talented young quiltmaker, a real Shinning Light. We were proud to nominate Sofia for the Shining Light Award, an Expertise Events Award that is presented to a talented young quilter each year at the prestigious Australasian Quilt Convention’s Gala Dinner. We are thrilled that Sofia was selected for the award this year. Congratulations Sofia.
See the upcoming (May issue) of the Template for more of Sofia’s successes.