Friday, 2 October 2015

Pop Up Sewing Day: UNSW Randwick Campus: 21 October 2015

Join students and staff from the UNSW Design Department for this exciting day of creativity.                                       
Mel Wimborne, UNSW Design Coordinator, will be demonstrating the use of the Design Department’s new laser cutter. She is an avid quilter and has been cutting her own digital cutting templates for use in quilt making.                               
With our help, Mel will also be introducing UNSW students to the art of patchwork and quilting, so we need lots of keen sewers there to get the students interested. We’re hoping to start a whole new quilting revolution at UNSW.
The theme will be “recycled” so if you can, please bring in any sewing or items you may have using recycled fabrics.          
Four new sewing machines will be available for use on the day* (or BYO machine.) Hand sewers are also welcome. Morning tea will be provided by UNSW and there are numerous food outlets on campus for lunch.
For this particular sewing day there is no limit on numbers - the more Guild members the merrier! But please call the Guild office on 9283 3737 to reserve your place. Any queries please call Robyn Shipton 0412 314 754

* If you would like to use one of the sewing machines provided, please let the office know when phoning to book.
Wednesday 21st October 10am- 3pm
Venue: Ground floor, Material Sciences Building, E10. Enter via Gate 2, High Street Kensington (Paid parking is available on campus or there are frequent buses to the University.)

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Lecture by Dr Sam Bowker - Introducing Australians to Islamic Art and Design: 10 October 2015

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Reminder: Renew your membership now to avoid a late fee

Have you renewed your membership yet?  Remember, any renewals after 30 September incur a late fee of $15.   

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Joen Wolfrom Workshop Vacancies: Book now!

There are three vacancies in the upcoming workshop with Joen Wolfrom.  Joen is a well known U.S. Quilter and Author of many books (available in the Guild’s library) This is a one-off opportunity to learn from Joen and we are very lucky to be able to take advantage of Joen’s Barbara Meredith Foundation funded trip to Australia.

Lighting up your quilts...a colour workshop

Saturday and Sunday, 10-11 October 2015
Cnr Phyllis and Central Avenues, Thornleigh

Full payment must be made when booking. Cost $130 members and $200 non-members.  Download and return a Workshop Booking Form or call the Guild office on 9283 3737 to reserve your place!

One of Joen’s specialties is teaching about colour and she tells us this is her favourite short colour workshop. In this techniques workshop you will be presented with important colour basics, so that the world of colour is in your hands. Then you will learn how to create some of the most wonderful colour illusions, depth, luminosity and luster. Explore further the illusions of shadows, highlights, and transparency. You should leave the class with a wide array of evocative lighting ideas to use in your future quilts.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Braidwood Quilt Show: Entries due by October 12th, Quilts on show on 28 November 2015

This year is the 21st year that the Braidwood Quilters are putting on their famous outdoor "Airing of the Quilts" in the streets of Braidwood, and they are calling for entries to be submitted by Monday October 12th.

For more information about all the events that will be held over that weekend and an entry form, see their website for more details -  Braidwood Quilter Event

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Singleton Quilters Inc. 2015 Quilt Exhibition: 18 - 20 September 2015

The Singleton Quilters Inc. will be holding a Quilt Exhibition at The Mechanics Institute, 74 George Street, Singleton on Friday 18, Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September 2015 from 10am to 4pm (Sunday 10am to 3pm).

This year our Club chose ‘Tall Poppies’ as our theme to pay tribute to the Australian men and women who were involved in World War 1, one century ago this year. We also pay tribute to the achievements and friendship of our quilting group and the wider quilting community.

Date: Friday 18 to Sunday 20th September.
Time: Friday & Saturday 10am to 4pm, Sunday 10am to 3pm.
Venue: 74 George St, Singleton. Entry: $5.
For more details: call Margaret 6573 2405.

Friday, 11 September 2015

Evolution, Change, Challenge Viewers' Choice

The Evolution, Challenge, Challenge exhibition has closed.  Congratulations to Deborah Louie who was awarded Viewers' Choice for her quilt Remember Avoca 20 Years On.  Here is Deborah, with ECC Exhibition Sub-committee menber Bob James, holding her original quilt in front of her 2015 work:

You can view all of the exhibition online in the Evolution, Challenge, Challenge gallery:
1995 “Remember Avoca" was part of Australia Dreaming challenge.20 years on I have reproduced the quilt. A journey back to beginnings, growing and developing. The original quilt was about leaving Avoca, the family station this is about my quilting journey. I stand tall and proud of all my quilting achievements.
The Labours of Love – Australian Quilts from 1850 – 2015 exhibition continues at
Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre until 5 October 2015.