Raffle books will now be in your possession. It is imperative that all books be returned to the Guild whether tickets have been sold or not.
If returning books, monies and unsold tickets prior to the quilt show, they must be in the Guild Office before 31 May 2013.
Alternatively, bring them to the Raffle Desk at the Show, on any day, prior to the draw on the Sunday afternoon.
Saturday, 25 May 2013
Friday, 24 May 2013
All members of The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc are invited to attend The Exhibition Dinner.
Download Exhibition Dinner Booking Form. A booking form was also included in the May issue of The Template, however if there is a wish not to use that page and a photocopier is unavailable then consider phoning the Guild Office today.
The volunteers there can complete a form with credit card details over the phone for you.
As publicised, the Guest Speaker at the Dinner will be the extremely talented and internationally regarded Australian Textile Artist, Sue Dennis.
Her particular topic during this evening of fun and companionship will be "Quilting Adventures from Mt Isa to Mongolia"
Anyone who has followed her blog in recent times will know that her talk is bound to be colourful and informative.
It is indeed a privilege to have Sue share her quilting journey with us at the Dinner.
Date : Friday 14 June 2013
Time : 6.00pm Pre-Dinner drinks at Pumphouse bar ( at own expense)
6.30pm Dinner - Darling Harbour room (drinks at own expense)
Venue : Rockford Novotel Darling Harbour
Cost : $70.00
A night not to be missed!
Thursday, 23 May 2013
If you are out and about this weekend in the countryside, then be charmed by two forthcoming quilt shows being presented by rural textile groups.
Jacaranda City Quilters' Quilt Exhibition
Dates : Friday - Saturday 24-26 May
Venue : Grafton Community Centre
59 Duke Street, Grafton
Times : 10.00am - 5.00pm Friday and Saturday
10.00am - 4.00pm Sunday
Entry Fee : $5.00, children under 16 - free
Enquiries : Email: email@example.com
Central Coast Handweavers, Spinners & Textile Arts Guild Inc Biggest Morning Tea and Exhibition
Date : Saturday 25 May
Venue : Building 2,
10 Russell Drysdale Street, East Gosford
Times : 10.00am - 3.00pm
Entry Fee : $5.00
website : www.centralcoasthsguild.org.au
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
Guild members are invited to join the jelly roll race (aka 1600 Race) at the Sydney Quilt Show on Thursday through Sunday, 13-16 June. A team may consist of one up to three people. If we get a lot of interest we will try and fill teams of three. If you are interested in participating but can’t form a team, please submit your name and we will try and link you up with other enthusiastic quilters.
Each Team is to pick a Name and Colour Code for clothing.- Be Decorative and Creative.
Each Team Member to receive a free entry if required. It is hoped that you would be able to volunteer as white glove for another session of the day if possible or continue to demonstrate sewing techniques at the machines.
You may spend time preparing before the race getting to know the machine and filling bobbins. I think you should have your strip prepared, ie sewn together, to start the race and then the race should take approx 45 minutes.
Happy to have a race from scratch if this is what the teams prefer. The fabric used can be either a bought jelly roll or indeed 40 x 21/2 inch strips from your stash. You pay for the fabric yourselves but take the finished top home hopefully at the end of the show so that we can have them on display for the entire show. Does anyone have a finished jelly roll race quilt we can display?
This event is meant to be a bit of fun for both participants and spectators and not to be taken too seriously (except for safety requirements).
Any Questions or to submit a team please email Deborah Laurie, with the details below or submit the Jelly Roll Race Application Form at the Guild Office before Friday 31 May.
- Team Name
- Team Colours
- Names and telephone numbers of team members (up to 3)
- Type of fabric use
- Number of days need
- Preferred days (noting any days not available)
|Shifting Sands - a jelly roll race quilt by Cinzia White|
Monday, 20 May 2013
The librarian will show us paintings, prints, textiles, wallpapers and other large format collection items, and you can stay on to continue your research into your quilts by using their excellent specialist research facilities. See http://www.hht.net.au/collections/library for further details.
Numbers for each tour are strictly limited to 15 people but there are currently some places left on both dates. Please contact the Quilters' Guild of NSW Office (ph: 9283 3737) to secure your place on either of the tours.
When : 10am Wednesday 5th June and
10 am Friday 21st June 2013
Venue: The Mint Building, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney
Sunday, 19 May 2013
For those members who look forward to the annual Guild Retreat, please be advised that this year's creative weekend will be in September.
Redleaf Resort is the extremely quiet accommodation at Blackheath in The Blue Mountains that has been booked for the "get-away"
There is a licensed bar, restaurant, conference facilities and many cosy fireplaces to ensure that the weekend is comfortable.
The Guild's website has further information for those who are thinking about committing to a weekend of fun, food and maybe,"finishes". It is always a casual gathering, and this location offers a chance to enjoy wonderful views, walks, wildlife, and interesting local cafe and craft shops with other quilters.
Dates : 13-15 September 2013
Time : 1pm Friday - 4pm Sunday
Venue : Redleaf Resort
cnr Evans Lookout and Valley View Road, Blackheath.
All members welcome.
Friday, 17 May 2013
The Annual Exhibition Dinner is set for Friday, 14th June 2013 at the Rockford Novotel Darling Harbour with guest speaker Sue Dennis.
Bookings for the Dinner close on Friday, 24th May 2013.
Download and return the Exhibition Dinner Booking Form.