Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Wendy Nutt: Featured Artist of the Month

Port Stephens Community Art Centre
Wendy Nutt
Featured artist of the Month
August 10 - September 7
Cultural Close
Shoal Bay Rd
Nelson Bay
02 49813604


Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Camden Country Quilters Guild Annual Exhibition


Monday, 25 July 2016

Java to Japan "The Forgotten Lands"


Alan R Tremain presents an exhibition of quilts featuring newly created works inspired by the Imperial Courts of Java and Japan during the 18th C when Java and Japan were trade partners and exchanged many recorded textile influences - a journey of discovery. Alan R Tremain has created an exhibition of quilts not to be missed using reproduction Japanese prints, antique kimono fabrics as well as traditional and modern Javanese & Indonesian designed textiles collected in his many travels and research projects to these textile rich countries.

Wednesday 3 August to Sunday 14th August 2016

Art Studios Gallery, 391 Mann St, North Gosford

Opening reception is on Saturday 6 August 2-4pm


Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Port Macquarie Timeless Quilters Inc. Bi-Annual Quilt Show

Maternity Nursing Unit Manager Sandra Eadie (centre) with Timeless Quilters Dawn Lane,
Sue Richardson, Lee McGlashan, Bev Hoy and Fay Binstadt holding the beautiful handmade quilt
which is the first prize in the group’s major fundraiser for the Neo-Natal Unit at Port Macquarie Base Hospital.
( photo from Port Macquarie News)

Fri. 15 July 10 - 4pm
Sat. 16 July 10 - 4pm
Sun. 17 July 10 - 3pm

The Port Macquarie Panthers Club
1 Bay St, Port Macquarie
$5.00 entry
One of the Mid North Coast’s biggest quilting shows will get underway in July with proceeds going to the Neo-Natal Unit at Port Macquarie Base Hospital.
The three-day show is regarded as one of the premier craft events on the Mid North Coast and features hundreds of handmade quilts, quilting displays, fibre art, wall hangings and much more.
This years  raffle quilt (pictured above) is titled 'Farmers Wife' and is the major fundraiser for the Neo- Natal Unit.
Classes at this year’s show include Indigo Niche, a beautiful artform of Sashiko stitching and Japanese fabrics, Everything Country and Christmas Decoration.

For further information about the Quilt Show, or to support the Timeless Quilters’ raffle, phone 0402 437 604.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Quilt Study Group 2016: July Textile Talk and Tour of The Barracks



The 3rd talk of the year for the Quilt Study Group of NSW will be given by Megan Martin, Head of Collections and Access, at the Sydney Living Museums on Macquarie Street, Sydney CBD.



Starting at 10am on Thursday the 21st of July Megan will talk to us about the identification of the textiles they found between 1979 and 1981 in the under floor deposits at the Hyde Park Barracks. The talk, “What colour was that girl’s dress? The archaeological evidence of fabrics from Hyde Park Barracks”, will be followed by a tour of their new exhibit ‘Female Immigration Depot 1848-1886’ at the Barracks.   

Numbers for the tour are strictly limited to 15 Guild members, but if there is more demand, we can request another tour date. Please contact the Quilters' Guild of NSW Office to secure your place for the talk and tour. Please note: access to two of the floors at the Barracks building is by staircase only.

Monday, 27 June 2016

Viewers' Choice: Sydney Quilt Show 2016

The votes are in!  First Prize Viewers' Choice goes to Narelle Birchall for Love Entwined (Design Source: Esther Aliu).  Narelle receives products to the value of $300 from Leutenegger.

Love Entwined by Narelle Birchall (Design Source: Esther Aliu)
Second Prize Viewers' Choice goes to Julie Adamson for Time, Sand and Arabesque.   Julie receives $200 product sponsored by Dyed and Gone to Heaven and wadding pack sponsored by MiniJumbuk Nu-Wool Wadding.
Time, Sand & Arabesque by Julie Adamson

View all the prize winning quilts in the Sydney Quilt Show 2016 Online Gallery.

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Day 5: Sydney Quilt Show 2016


QuiltNSW welcomes you to fifth and final day of the Sydney Quilt Show 2016.  Sunday's program includes:

  • displays by QuiltNSW member groups Northbridge Quilters and Eastern Suburbs Quilters
  • 10am-12 noon: Meet the Teachers - Lynn Hewitt (Finishing Your Quilt) and Shirley Gibson (Hand Quilting)
  • Kid Skills: 10am-12 noon and 1-3pm: A free activity introducing children to the delights of colour, fabric and block designs. This year there is the opportunity for kids to try sewing on a BERNINA machine,
  • 11-12noon floor talk by special exhibitor Merelyn Pearce
  • 2-4pm:  Meet the Teachers: Jan Foster (Machine Quilting) and Brenda Gael Smith (Creating with Felt)
Wheelflower Medallion (Best of Show 2008) by Special Exhibitor Merelyn Pearce

Calling New Members

If you sign up online at the special iPad booths at the entrance to the QuiltNSW exhibition area, the joining fee of $15 will be waived. Check at the membership desk at the Sydney Quilt Show today!

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Day 4: Sydney Quilt Show 2016

QuiltNSW welcomes you to day 4 of the Sydney Quilt Show 2016.  Saturday's program includes:
  • displays by QuiltNSW member groups Sydney Modern Quilt Guild and Arcardian Quilters
  • 10am-12 noon: Meet the Teachers -Therese Rankmore  (Creative Cutting) and Pam Furniss (Machine Applique and Quilt as you Go)
  • 10-11am final floor talk by special exhibitor Caroline Sharkey 
  • 11-12noon floor talk by special exhibitor Merelyn Pearce
  • 12noon-1pm join BERNINA Best of Show prize winner Rachaeldaisy for her final day at the show
  • 2-4pm:  Meet the Teachers: Amanda Daly (Raw Edge Applique) and Megan Manwaring (String Piecing)
QuiltNSW Colour Collision Challenge:
What Colour Makes Brown,Try a Colour Collision by Megan Manwaring

Kid Skills: 10am-12 noon and 1.00-3.00pm

A free activity, operating Saturday& Sunday. Introducing children to the delights of colour, fabric and block designs. This year there is the opportunity for kids to try sewing on a BERNINA machine, Simply Red 215. Any patches sewn together will be made into a quilt for a children’s charity.

Calling New Members

If you sign up online at the special iPad booths at the entrance to the QuiltNSW exhibition area, the joining fee of $15 will be waived. Check at the membership desk at the Sydney Quilt Show today!