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!

Follow QuiltNSW

Follow QuiltNSW on Instagram and add your own contribution to the show celebrations with the hash tag #sydneyquiltshow  You can find us on Facebook too!

 


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!

Friday, 24 June 2016

Day 3: Sydney Quilt Show 2016

Referencing Sonia by Cathy Jack Coupland
QuiltNSW welcomes you to day 3 of the Sydney Quilt Show 2016.  Friday's program includes:
  • displays by QuiltNSW member groups Hunters Hill and Novocastrian Quilters
  • 10am-12 noon: Meet the Teacher Cathy Jack Coupland (Thread Painting)
  • 10-11am 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 and learn more about her joyful quilts
  • 2-4pm : Meet the teachers Bob James (Foundation Piecing in Miniature) and Chris Jurd (Foundation Piecing)

Reminder

The new membership year starts on 1 July. Join or renew using the QuiltNSW online membership form or sign up while you are at the Sydney Quilt Show this week.


Thursday, 23 June 2016

Day 2: Sydney Quilt Show 2016

QuiltNSW welcomes you to day 2 of the Sydney Quilt Show 2016.  Today's program includes:

  • displays by QuiltNSW member groups Southern Quilters Finishing School and Eastwood Patchwork Quilters
  • 10am-12 noon: Meet the Teachers  Linda Butcher (Hand Applique) and Meg Orr (Quilt As You Go)
  • 10-11am 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 and learn more about her joyful quilts
  • 2-4pm Meet the Teacher: Wendy Nutt (Foundation Piecing)

If you can't make the show in person, we invite you to:


Follow QuiltNSW on Instagram and add your own contribution to the show celebrations with the hash tag #sydneyquiltshow  You can find us on Facebook too!

 


Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Sydney Quilt Show 2016 Prize Winners

Whizz Bang! Congratulations to Rachaeldaisy of the Blue Mountains who was presented with the BERNINA Best of Show award and first prize in the Mixed Techniques-Anything Goes category for her colourful creation.  In her own words:

My exploration of folded point blocks such as Pine Burr, Somerset Star, Pointed Star and an old Chinese folk quilt have resulted in a sampler that is a whizz bang explosion of colour, form and fun!

Here's a photo that you are welcome to copy and share. Be sure to link back to the Sydney Quilt Show Online Gallery which features images of ALL of the wonderful prize winning quilts.

Sydney Quilt Show 2016 Opens Today!

QuiltNSW invites you to experience the colour and excitement of Day 1 of the Sydney Quilt Show 2016 at Glebe Island (22 June 9am - 4.30pm). Highlights include:

  • a brand new display of quilt hoops showcasing a diverse array of quilt styles
  • 10-11am floor talk by special exhibitor Caroline Sharkey 
  • 11-12noon floor talk by special exhibitor Merelyn Pearce
  • 1pm awards ceremony and announcement of Best of Show
  • publication of a comprehensive online gallery of prize winning quilts after the awards ceremony

Sydney Quilt Show 2016 Sponsors

THANK YOU to the many individuals and companies who support our show with their generous sponsorships. Without each and every one of them it would not be possible to mount such an impressive exhibition. Our principal sponsors Expertise Events and BERNINA have once again provided their valuable support to make this show such a success. Please show your support for our sponsors as they continue to support us. View the full list of Sydney Quilt Show 2016 Sponsors.

Join us on Social Media

Remember you can follow QuiltNSW on Instagram and add your own contribution to the show celebrations with the hash tag #sydneyquiltshow  You can find us on Facebook too!

 
  

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Plan Your Visit to the Sydney Quilt Show


The quilts are in. Judging day is over. Set up is currently under way at Glebe Island (see the video below) and the Sydney Quilt Show 2016 opens tomorrow! Here are some tips to help you plan your visit.


Getting There

QuiltNSW welcomes you at the Sydney Quilt Show 22-26 June 2016: daily from 9am-4.30pm.

The show is at the Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island 41 James Craig Road, Rozelle. Transport options include:

  • FREE ferries from Darling Harbour (10 minutes) and Circular Quay (30 minute trip)
  • FREE buses from Central Station (25 minute trip)
  • DRIVE, TAXI or PRIVATE CAR. Park before 10am and save.
  • PEDESTRIANS walking from public transport points can catch the FREE shuttle bus.
See the Expertise Events website for full details or download the How to Get There flyer.

ALERT: If you are travelling by train on the Illawarra / South Coast lines, there will be trackwork on those lines on Saturday and Sunday, 25 and 26 June 2016.

Awards Ceremony: 1pm Wednesday

The awards ceremony is at the new time of 1pm on Wednesday 22 June 2016. A comprehensive online gallery of prize winning quilts will be posted on the QuiltNSW website soon after that. The results will also be shared on QuiltNSW Facebook page and Instagram.

In the meantime, you can download a copy of the Sydney Quilt Show Catalogue (1.8MB PDF).Find out where your quilt will be hanging, read about the special exhibits, look up the timetable for the Meet the Teacher demonstrations and more.

An abridged version of the catalogue is available at the show. If you have entered a quilt, you can collect your copy from the volunteer sign in desk. Remember to wear your exhibitor ribbon and/or membership badge.

Quilt Show Photography Policy

And don't forget to pack your camera or smartphone! You are welcome to take as many photos as you like of the exhibition for your own personal use. Posting your photos online is fine too so long as you have obtained consent from the quilt maker and include attribution. Please respect the copyright of our members. We look forward to a stream of colour, excitement and quilts on Instagram at #sydneyquiltshow.


Tuesday, 14 June 2016

QuiltNSW on Facebook and Instagram

QuiltNSW now has facebook and Instagram pages for you to enjoy.  Keep up to date with all QuiltNSW activities and the upcoming Sydney Quilt Show. You don't have to be on facebook and instagram to enjoy the updates. Keep an eye on #sydneyquiltshow to see all the images shared over the show weekend.

https://www.instagram.com/quiltnsw/

https://www.facebook.com/QuiltNSW/