Friday, 29 June 2007

A word about Quilt Show Photography

If you are fortunate enough to be able to join the Sydney Quilt Show festivities at Darling Harbour, please remember to bring along your camera. Due to lack of access to relevant expertise, the Guild will not be producing a CD of quilt show images for sale this year. However, images of prize winning quilts are available on the Guild's website gallery.

Bundanoon Past & Present by Needles and Natter
First prize, Group/Collaborative Quilt

Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Sydney Quilt Show 2007 Awards

The Guild's 25th Anniversary member's exhibition opened at Darling Harbour today and it is my great pleasure to announce that Best of Show (sponsored by Bernina) was awarded to Mariya Waters for her magnificent quilt Renaissance Revival:

A gallery of prize winning quilts has been posted on the guild's website. I hope you can join us at the Sydney Quilt Show - don't forget to purchase a catalogue to get your voting slip for Viewer's Choice. Alternatively, you are welcome to leave a comment on this blog.

Monday, 25 June 2007

25th Anniversary Silver Thimble Pin

While the photographer was taking photos of the prize winning quilts at judging day yesterday (my lips are sealed!), he kindly took this photo of the 25th Anniversary Silver Thimble pin that will for sale at the Quilt Show:

$4 each or three for $10

Friday, 22 June 2007

Special Edition Pins & Badges

Only a few more sleeps until Sydney Quilt Show 2007 opens and the 25th Anniversary celebrations begin. To mark this occasion, this special enamel badge will be for sale for $5.00:

In addition, you can purchase a special edition silver thimble pin - $4 each or 3 for $10.

Thursday, 21 June 2007

Tumbarumba Fruit Cake

This recipe was requested by the Tumbarumba 2007 Away Meeting trippers and kindly provided by Margaret Stephenson (who got it from Lynette Thrift, who found it in New Idea).

1 kg mixed fruit
2 cups orange juice
2 cups self raising flour
1 teaspoon dried ginger
1 teaspoon mixed spice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla

*Soak fruit in orange overnight
*Add flour, spices and vanilla
*Line a 9 inch square tin or 2 loaf tins with paper and bake at 170C for 1 ½ hours

* May be topped with almonds before baking.
* When taken out of the oven, gently pour over sherry.

Tuesday, 19 June 2007

Pe-ac- ed with Love Quilt Show Talk

The Sydney Quilt Study Group has arranged for a special guided talk of the Pe-ac-ed with Love exhibition at the Sydney Quilt Show. See the SQSG blog for more details.

And don't forget that 20 June is D-day for delivering your exhibition quilts to your Drop Off Lady!

Sunday, 17 June 2007

Kidskills at Quilt Show 2007

The Sydney Quilt Show is a source of inspiration for many a would-be quiltmaker including children. The weekend "Kidskills" program is a free activity aimed at introducing children to the delights of colour, fabric and block designs.

Saturday 30 June 10am and 1pm
Sunday 1 July 10am and 1pm

Junior quiltmaker Taylor Brown participated in Kidskills at a previous quilt show and has gone on to make prize winning quilts.

Ladybug, ladybug where are you? by Taylor Brown
3rd Prize, Junior Member A (up to 12 years) 2006

Friday, 15 June 2007

Vacancies in Forthcoming Workshops

Vacancies still exist for the following workshops -

Bookings can be made by telephone and credit card payment. Alternatively, complete your workshop booking form and send to the office by fax or mail. Workshops are available to members only so why don't you join today?!

Leaf it Alone by Sue Dennis

Tuesday, 12 June 2007

Calendar Update

The Events Calendar in the side bar has recently been updated. Remember, if there is a quilting event that you would like to have added to the calendar, or included in the Guild newsletter, please send the details for the Guild Webmaster or Template Editor for consideration.

Monday, 11 June 2007

Burwood Meeting: 16 June 2007

The next general meeting is at Burwood RSL (96 Shaftsbury Avenue, Burwood), this Saturday, 16 June 2007:

11am: Antique watch/braclet demonstration by Fiona Gye
1pm: General meeting with guest speaker, Mary Transom from New Zealand
Shop: Sakura Moon

Come along for a sneak preview of the prize winning calendar quilts. New and prospective members welcome!

Poppies by Mary Transom

Sunday, 10 June 2007

2007/2008 Membership Fees

Membership fees be rising on 1 August 2007. Pay your renewal by 31 July 2007 and only pay the current fees. Fees can be paid at the Quilt Show or through the Guild office and you can download a membership form from the Guild website. Payment can be made by cheque, money order, Mastercard or Visa. Please add $1.50 if paying by credit card.

The new membership fees (inclusive of GST) applying with effect from 1 August 2007 will be as follows:

  • Individual $55
  • Junior $22 (18 years and under)
  • Family $77 (for children and up to 2 adults all residing at the same address)
  • Group $88

Saturday, 9 June 2007

Update on Quilt Show 2007 Gala Dinner

If you've been thinking about joining the festivities at the Guild's 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner, it's not too late! The deadline for registration and payment has been extended to Friday 22 June 2007. Contemporary quiltmaker, June Brown from ZIG ZAG, is the guest speaker and here is the menu to whet your appetite:


  • Balsamic Roasted Tomato Tart with South Cape Goats Cheese, Herb Salad and Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Tiger Prawn Salad with Avocado & Tomato Flan, Mango and Ginger Dressing
  • Chicken & Vegetable Roulade with Mesclun Leaves and Lemon Pepper Dressing
  • Pan-fried Barramundi Fillet crusted with Parsley and Zest & crushed Herbed Potatoes and Lemon
  • Salt Roasted Beef Sirloin with Honey Roasted Root Vegetables and Onion Gravy
  • Orange Marinated Duck Breast with Potato and Bundled Vegetables and Madeira Jus
  • Mini Pavlova Bomb with Whole Berry Compote and Chantilly Cream
  • Tiramisu with Espresso Anglaise
  • Australian Cheese Plate with Dried and Fresh Fruits
Freshly Baked Bread Rolls and Tea & Coffee are included.

The price of the three course menu is $55 (not including beverages). Click here for the payment form that can be faxed or mailed to the Guild Office.