Friday, 30 January 2015

February 2015 Friday Showcase

This month we will be welcoming Deborah Laurie to the Guild Office to share her quilting story.

Not that Deborah is a stranger to the office! Despite only joining the Guild 9 years ago, this prize winning quilter is a volunteer extraordinaire, from Frame Hirer liaison, right through to the recent amazingly dedicated stint as Exhibition Secretary.
In fact Deborah has been so busy with the Guild that it is humbling to realise that she has managed also, to fit in seriously productive quilting time too!

'Infinity'   : Creative Use of Colour Award"  Sydney Quilt Show 2012

'Grey Skies in Autumn' a Prize winner at the Hunters Hill Quilt Show 2014

You are invited to hear Deborah tell her story, starting from the commencement of patchwork classes in 2003, and to view her inspiring creations at this next 'Friday Showcase'.

Date : Friday February 6th
Time : 10am start
Venue : Guild Office 

All Welcome.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

BOQ : Mosaic

If you have some  free time this summer, why not get in early and construct a Mosaic Block or two for the February General Meeting?

This 8 inch block (finished) has a very popular name. In fact there are more than 40 block designs with the name "Mosaic". It really refers to a block that has a centre square, which becomes built up to a larger square with the addition of triangles or other shapes.

Erica Spinks, our BOQ Co-ordinator has asked for turquoise and purple fabrics combined with white-on-white to produce this easily rotary cut, dramatic block.
It's not all that difficult to construct : no "Y" seams, as it is diagonal rows that are sewn to each other.
What a great scrap quilt it will be for the "winner takes all" at the Feb Meeting.
Full instructions can be found on page 37 of the November 2014 Template. 

If making more than one block please remember to label each block with your name/address (eg do not pin 4 blocks together with one label, as this causes extra work for the Meeting Co-ordinator copying them out at the last minute to go into the "draw")

Friday, 9 January 2015

New Year's Resolution

The Office of The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc. will re-open on Monday 12th January at 10am.
Why not come into the air-conditioning and peruse the amazing library of quilt knowledge and inspiration. Make it your New Year's Resolution, and, dont forget, the Office will happily post titles to you! All books can be found on the Guild Web Link
Here are several titles to whet the appetite!

  • Au Fil d'une Passion (A Story Woven of Thread)  The Textile Journey of Anne Woringer : Quiltmania Publication
  • Les Quilts brodes de La Fee Pirouette     Author : Nathalie Meance (donated by Quiltmania)
  • Adding Layers Color, design & Imagination : Quilt Projects from Kathy Doughty of Material Obsession
  • Mini Quilts Fresh Fun Patterns to Quilt in a Snap    Authors : Jodie Davis & Jayne Davis

Friday, 12 December 2014

Sue Dennis Workshop

Its not too early to book for a March Workshop.
Sue Dennis is 'coming to town' to help members take their creativity to a new level with

 A surface design, technique workshop, no sewing.
 Suitable for all skill levels.

This is an opportunity to explore the exciting surface design techniques of printing and rubbing while creating unique, exclusive fabric with visual texture and pattern. Design, composition and many useful tips on colour mixing, fabric paints and working with low tech everyday items are passed on. Surface decoration has never been easier than under the guidance of experienced tutor Sue Dennis.

For further information contact  the Vice President
Download and return a Workshop Booking Form to reserve your place in what will be a very popular workshop.

Sue Dennis is a Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc. Accredited Teacher- Special techniques 
Surface Design Entree
2 day Workshop Sat 14th and Sun 15th March 2015
At the Epping Creative Centre
Dence Park
26 Stanley Rd, Epping

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Call for Entries: Evolution, Change, Challenge - A Contemporary Quilt

The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc. invite entries for a juried contemporary quilt exhibition to be held at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre from 29 August to 8 September 2015.

The exhibition is open to quilters and fibre artists from all Australian states and territories. Membership of the Guild is NOT a requirement of entry. There will be two prizes offered, a first prize of $1500 and a viewers' choice prize of $200.

Entries must address the title theme Evolution, Change, Challenge: A Contemporary Quilt and measure 70x100cm (WxH) portrait format. Judges will carefully consider the appropriate interpretation of the theme and design concepts applied, particularly the use of colour and value for all quilts entered.

Entries via the Online Entry Form only with payment of an entry fee of $25 per quilt. The closing date for entries is 24 July 2015.


Please direct exhibition queries to

Proudly sponsored by Pegs Pieces and Patchwork Plus.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Office Holiday Closure

The Office of the Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc will be unattended from 3pm December 12 2014 until 10am January 12 2015.

All postal mail will be kept back by Australia Post.
All Library books should be retained until the office re-opens. 
Please do not leave LIbrary books at the door of the office. 
Please do not post Library books to 'The Guild'.

Wishing everyone a Safe and Happy Festive Season.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Batemans Bay Patchwork & Quilters Guild Inc : 25th Anniversary

2015 Silver Luncheon Challenge Quilt
 Theme "Silver"
In conjunction with a meeting to celebrate 25 years of exploring a love of fabric, patchwork and quilting, the Batemans Bay Patchwork and Quilters Guild Inc invite anyone to enter their 2015 Challenge.
A 12" x 16" quilt showcasing Silver as the theme can be entered into this competition.
The quilt entry deadline for those unable to attend meetings of this guild will be 11 February 2015.
Further details about this challenge can be obtained from Vere Gray  02 44713468 or  0438457395 
or email

Challenge quilts will be on display at the Silver Luncheon of this Guild.

Venue : Batemans Bay Soldiers CLub, Beach Road, Batemans Bay
Date : Monday 16 March 2015
Time : 9.30 commencement and Lunch at 12.30
Cost : $25 per person
RSVP : March 4 2015
Speaker : Dorothy Clee, Landscape Designs / Thread Painting

Two raffle quilts will provide monies for a Childrens Refuge : The Moruya Oncology Unit, Cassies Place.

For General enquiries re attending the Celebratory Lunch and entering the Challenge please contact : 
Margaret Herzog 02 44712849
email :