Saturday, 22 November 2014

Guild General Meeting : 29 November 2014

The final General Meeting of The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc for 2014 will be held in "The Dome" at Burwood RSL on Saturday November 29.

Detail : "Go for the Straight - Cecily Series" Jenny Bain

Our Guest Speaker will be Textile Artist Jenny Bain. Her pinterest boards display a deep love of fabric, embroidery and stitch texture and textile collage, thus she is bound to be talking about some visually exciting quilts in her presentation: 
"The Corruption Cycle" 
This exploration  arose out of her background in Sociology/ Anthropology- exploring the nature of power in our society- how ethics are manipulated and how well we as individuals cope. 
Jenny's quilts often use salvage art, historic fibre and handstitching to provoke contemplative thought.

Please bring your own mug to Meetings : Quilt Block Patterns: optional!

This will be the first chance to see the newly elected committee in action, so please come and support these members.

As it is the "Christmas Meeting" please remember to dress in a festive fashion!
For those who are lucky enough to "win" Lucky Door prizes, please note :
      Those who remain at the meeting will collect their prize; however, those who have left their ticket with a friend will need the friend to collect the prize as no prizes will be posted to recipients in the future.

Date : Saturday November 29 2014 
            11 am - Demonstration - Meg Orr " Non Traditional Cathedral Window Construction
                         Retail Shop -  Kim Bradley Creations
            1pm -    General Meeting    
                         Guest Speaker : Jenny Bain "The Corruption Cycle"

Venue - "The Dome"
                  Burwood RSL
                  Shaftsbury Rd, Burwood

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Quilt Show at Mandelsons, Goulburn

Goulburn/Bungendore/ Braidwood
Weekend of 22nd-23rd November

To coincide with the Hanging of the Quilts in Braidwood, Quilts at Mandelsons is holding its third quilt show.
As in previous years it will be a show with a difference using the magnificent Mandelsons to showcase the quilts. ALL items ( over 100) are for sale. The quilts and textile arts have been made by award winning textile artists Beth Miller, Wilma Cawley and Julie Woods. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own textile art which is now being sought after worldwide. The prices are unbelievable and offer a unique opportunity. All pieces are signed by the artists.
Claire Ayling Bali Batiks will also be selling her fabrics still only costing $15 per metre with some even cheaper.
Julie Woods will have an amazing selection of Superior Threads.
We will also be selling a range of gift items for Christmas presents.
Morning and afternoon tea available in the historic Mandelsons Dining Room

Quilts at Mandelsons
160 Sloane St. Goulburn
Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 November 10am-4pm

Mandelson’s of Goulburn
Claire and Steve Ayling3rd
0248210707   0421334404

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Notice from ATASDA : Copyright Information Evening

The Australian Textile Arts and Surface Design Association Inc invite interested quilters and textile artists to their upcoming Twilight Series talk.
This will be of special interest to those quilters who are interested in the pursuit of providing provenance to their design process if intending to exhibit, sell or enter Quilt Shows.
All are welcome, however bookings must be made.

Copyright Matters – Everything you need to know but were afraid to ask!

When: Wednesday, 3 December 2014
Time: 6 – 8pm
Venue: Epping Creative Centre, Dence Park, 26 Stanley Road, Epping
Entry:  ATASDA Members free, Non-members $5.00

RSVP: By 25 November

ATASDA NSW is delighted to introduce guest presenter, Mr Ian McDonald, as part of our Twilight Series.
Ian is a Special Counsel with Simpsons Solicitors in Sydney, specialising in copyright and other entertainment and intellectual property areas of law. Before joining Simpsons, Ian worked for many years at the Australian Copyright Council. He has published widely on copyright and moral rights issues and also lectures at the College of Fine Arts (now UNSW Art + Design) in cultural property, ethics and law.
This is an information session suitable for all artists and crafts people who are interested in exhibiting and/or selling their work. It will also be helpful to teacher and students of design, art or textiles.
Some of the topics to be discussed include:
  • Copyright Issues arising for artists
  • Using text, poetry, lyrics, etc in artworks
  • Using purchased stencils, stamps or images in collaged or mixed media pieces
  • Using photographs and image transfer techniques in artwork
  • Appropriation, what is and is not considered to be appropriation and when does it become a copyright issue?
  • Responsibility of the artist
  • Responsibility of the organisation hosting an exhibition
  • Using work developed in workshops for exhibition or sale 
  • Intellectual property of tutor workshop content

This will be a great talk for all and we hope to see you there.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Living Colour at Grenfell Art Gallery: 25 November - 20 December

In conjunction with the Living Colour! travelling textile art exhibition, Guild member Brenda Gael Smith is exhibiting a selection of her vibrant works at Grenfell Art Gallery, New South Wales from 25 November to 20 December 2014.

Gallery hours: Tuesday - Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday: 9.30am-12pm.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Book Now for Country Meeting:Tuncurry, Forster 20-22 March 2015

The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc. will be holding its 2015 Country Meeting at the Tuncurry Bowling Club on Saturday 21 March 2015 with Guest Speaker Jan Irvine-Nealie. A presentation on "What Judges Are Looking For In An Award Winning Quilt", lunch and Show and Tell also included. Any country members and friends wanting to attend please contact Deborah Laurie to prepurchase tickets.

To join the bus tour from Sydney please complete and return the Tuncurry Country Meeting 2015 Booking Form. A deposit of $100.00 is required with your booking form before Friday 12 December 2014 with final payment by 20 February 2015. More details are listed in both the August and November Templates.

Please direct any queries to Deborah Laurie at or ring the office on 02 9283 3737.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Timeless Textiles : Fibre Art Gallery Exhibition by Judy Hooworth

'Detour via The Silk Road' is an exhibition of recent textile works by Judy Hooworth.

This exhibition opens on 20 November 6pm- 8pm and continues until 12 December 2014.

To be held at Timeless Textiles  Gallery

                                  90 Hunter Street Newcastle East NSW  Ph 024926588

Opening times : Wednesday to Saturday 10am - 4.00 pm.
Sunday 10am - 2pm.

Of the Detour via the Silk Road, Judy Hooworth’s second exhibition, she says:
My new work is influenced by travels in China and Central Asia in 2012  and 2013.
Inspired by embroidery and tile patterns from the region I have connected with artisans from the past, recreating and re interpreting their designs with silk screened mono prints and intensive stitching in my quilts and textile pieces.

Hommage 1st January 2014 Suzani

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Mini Modern

Thank you to everyone who participated in Mini Modern, the 2014 Guild Challenge including prize winners:

  • 1st  Prize                         Judith Thomson         Industrial Log
  • 2nd Prize                         Julie Harding             Totem
  • 3rd Prize                         Megan Manwaring     Untitled 1
  • Judges Commendation    Deborah Louie           Modern On George
  • Judges Commendation    Prue Noonan              My Mini World
  • Judges Commendation    Stephanie Knudson    Connected
  • Viewers' Choice             Wendy Nutt               Raindrops

You can view all 49 challenge quilts online in the Mini Modern gallery.