Thursday, 30 November 2006

Guild Teacher Accreditation Program

Teacher accreditation is a valuable service provided by the Guild. This is not a training program, but rather recognition of proven skills of present and future teachers. The Guild now offers three programs of teaching accreditation to Guild members:

  • Program A - this is the full three-stage program for those people considering teaching, or relatively new to teaching traditional patchwork and quilting. Participants need to demonstrate broad knowledge and good technical skills in the basics of drafting, template making, piecing and applique, quilting and finishing methods. (Application fee $60);
  • Program B - this is a fast tracking version of the above program for teachers of traditional quiltmaking and is available to those who have established careers as teachers and those holding accreditation from an interstate Guild. (Application fee $30); and
  • Program C - this program is for those teachers who specialise in various advanced techniques used in innovative, art or traditional quiltmaking, without ever teaching the basics of patchwork and quilting. Of course, the work demonstrated should still demonstrate a broad knowledge of basic techniques in assembly and finishing. (Application fee $30.) Award winning quilt artist Kay Haerland was recently accredited under Program C.
On successful completion of either Program A or Program B, the applicant will be awarded Accredited Teacher of Patchwork & Quilting. Those completing Program C will be awarded Accredited Teacher - Special Techniques.

See this brochure (57KB pdf) for more information or contact the Teacher Accreditation Coordinator.

The Road to Budgewoi by Kay Haerland

Saturday, 25 November 2006

Christmas @ Burwood Meeting - 2 December 2006

The final general meeting for 2006 is at Burwood RSL (96 Shaftsbury Avenue, Burwood), this Saturday, 2 December 2006:

11am: Demonstration by Maree Gebhardt
1pm: General meeting with guest speaker, Isobel L - Guild Treasure!
Shop: Threads & Things - a mobile patchwork and quilting supplier

Bring something yummy to share for afternoon tea. You are also encouraged to bring ONE festive themed Artist Trading Card (3 1/2" x 2 1/2") to go into a draw to swap with other participants.

New and prospective members welcome!

Thursday, 23 November 2006

One Week to Go!

Don't forget that entries for the Calendar Challenge close on 30 November. There are some great entries coming forward including Raspberry Sorbet by Nic Bridges.

Monday, 20 November 2006

Rose Quilt Exhibition @ Bou-saada Vineyard

Bou-saada vineyard in Mittagong is hosting a textile exhibition with a rose theme until 23 December 2006. Co-ordinated by Alison Muir, the exhibition features works by 18 art quilters, including other guild members Helen Godden, Dianne Firth and Beth Miller. Click HERE for images of the beautiful quilts and more details about the exhibition.

Flaming Passion by Helen Godden

Friday, 17 November 2006

re-fabricating difference

If you attended the Sydney Quilt Show in June 2006 and enjoyed the re-fabricating retrospective exhibition, then you may be interested in the forthcoming re-fabricating difference exhibition:

Braemer Gallery
Blue Mountains Art Gallery
104 Macquarie Road
Springwood NSW 2777
24 November - 17 December 2006
Gallery Hours: 10am - 4pm Fri, Sat & Sun or by appointment
Tel: 4723 5946

'Belonging' by Christa Sanders (ACT)
featured in the re-fabricating retrospective

Tuesday, 14 November 2006

25th Anniversary Calendar Quilt Challenge

To celebrate the guild's 25th anniversary in 2007, members are invited to make a small quilt, 12 inches square to be judged for inclusion in a calendar for 2008. Any subject and any techniques will be welcome. Send your masterpiece to the Guild office by 30 November 2006. Quilts will be on display at the 25th Sydney Quilt Show in June 2007 and the calendars for 2008 will be on sale. The quilts may then become another suitcase exhibition available to groups.

Click here for a copy of the entry form in pdf format.

Amish Quilt Exhibition - North Sydney

There is a treat in store for Sydney quilting enthusiasts:

Amish Quilt Exhibition - One Week Only
Saturday 11 November to Sunday 19 November
10am - 4pm weekdays and 11am - 4pm weekends
North Sydney Council Chambers (upstairs)
200 Miller Street, North Sydney
Free admission