Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Quilt NSW General Meeting : 28 Nov 2015

All members are welcome to attend the final General Meeting for 2015.

Margaret from Logan's, our Guest Shop, is bound to offer Christmas fabrics along with other lovely quilting goodies. Perhaps an early Christmas present to yourself! And if not intending to shop, then be sure to watch Jan Foster explain away the perceived difficulties and intricacies of Foundation Piecing during the Demonstration.

After the lunch break, our own well know Member, Kay Haerland, will present as Guest Speaker. Kay's extremely original prize winning quilts, exhibited all over the world, have intrigued everyone, and are the result of a 30 year textile journey. 

She is a truly creative soul, and with focussed energy continues to stretch her teaching methods. This drive has recently culminated in a foray into DVD production. So, please come and hear first hand, of how Kay creates, and find out what inspires her visually delightful productivity.

DATE Saturday November 28th 2015
            11am - 
Retail Shop -  Logan's Fabrics
                         Demonstration: Jan Foster : Foundation Piecing
               1pm - General Meeting
               2pm - Guest Speaker : Kay Haerland
VENUE  : Burwood RSL
                   Shaftsbury Rd

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Pop Up Sewing Day: Embroiderers' Guild NSW: 17 November 2015

Pop-Up Sewing Day At the Embroiderers’ Guild

Tuesday 17th November from 10am – 3.30pm

These social days are growing in popularity, and are a great way to spend a relaxing day getting to know fellow Quilt NSW members

Our next Pop Up Sewing day will be held on at The Embroiderers’ Guild, 76 Queen Street, Concord West, just a few doors from Concord West station (1 hour parking is available outside the building for dropping off equipment and unrestricted parking is available further up the street.)

There are some food outlets not too far away, however we recommend taking your own lunch.  The Embroiderers’ Guild charges $1 for tea and coffee. A small number of sewing machines can be accommodated, but as there is restricted space we recommend hand sewing for this Pop-Up.

Pop-Up Sewing Days are free of charge. Reserve your place by phoning the office (let us know if you intend to take a sewing machine).

Friday, 30 October 2015

Quilt Show at Gerringong: 13 - 15 November 2015

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Art Quilt Australia 2015 Prize Winners

The artwork of many Quilt NSW members was juried into Art Quilt Australia 2015 presented by Ozquilt Network Inc and the National Wool Museum. Congratulations, in particular, to prize winners:

  • Expressions: The Wool Quilt Prize Lisa Davis, The Art of Record Keeping (Highly Commended: Yvonne Line, Ode to the Shearer)
  • Ozquilt Network Newsletter 25th Anniversary Award of Excellence Alvena Hall, Arboreus: Ediacara Suite 2015
The exhibition continues at the National Wool Museum in Geelong, Victoria until 13 December 2015.  There is also a comprehensive Art Quilt Australia 2015 online gallery.

Monday, 26 October 2015

Free Quilt Judging Service Now Available

Quilt NSW has established a Judging Education Pilot Program (JEPP) to:
  • provide quality training and education to enable the JEPP participants to evaluate quilts in any local, regional, national or guild show; and
  • provide and actively promote a judging service for the benefit of members and member groups of the Quilters Guild of NSW Inc.
This free service is currently available in the greater Sydney metropolitan area including the Central Coast, Wollongong and the Blue Mountains. (Boundaries may be expanded in the future.)

The judges provide a professional and impartial judging service and work within the parameters of the criteria set by the quilt show or challenge co-ordinators.

To request judging services for your quilt show or challenge, please complete the form below or contact the JEPP Co-Convenors (Brenda Gael Smith & Maree Gebhardt) at

Saturday, 24 October 2015

New Management Committee Positions

Following our AGM, Amanda Daly has moved into the President’s position with 3 new committee members, Chris Jurd, Jan Foster and Dale Cox taking up committee positions.

We welcome the new committee members on board and look forward to a full and rewarding year ahead.

President – Amanda Daly
Vice-President – Dale Cox
Treasurer – Megan Manwaring
Secretary – Di Tramontana
Minute Secretary – Robin Allan
Exhibition Secretary – Sandra Harvey
Template Editor – Jan Foster
Publicity and Sponsorship – to be advised
Meeting Coordinator – Salley Govey
Membership Secretary – Chris Jurd

There are always many volunteers needed to fill a variety of jobs both long and short term, please contact a committee member if you would like to help.

Friday, 23 October 2015

Friday Showcase: 6th November 2015: Cathy Jack Coupland

Colourist and artist, Cathy Jack Coupland, paints her world in stitch.  Love of country, Australian poetry, art and colour are inspirations Cathy uses in her work.
With her 'threaded brush', Cathy endows her work with texture and substance, colouring her designs with bold dimensions. Combining these inspirations produces stand-alone, original work full of exuberance.

We welcome everyone to the Friday Showcase so please come along to hear Cathy speak about these inspirations and how she's applied them in her designs.
Date :   Friday 6th November 2015
Time :  10am
Venue : Quilt NSW Head Office
              Level 5
             276 Pitt Street, Sydney
Entry : $5 (Guild member), $10 (non-Guild member)
Please bring your own mug.