Sunday, 30 September 2007

St Ives Quilters Exhibition: 5-7 October 2007

St Ives High School Auditorium,Yarrabung Rd, St Ives.
Opening hours: Friday/Saturday 10am - 4pm, Sunday 10am - 3pm
Entry: $5 (Children under 12 free)
Renowned artists' works and other members' quilts on display, trading tables, free daily demonstrations, raffle quilt prizes, light refreshments, proceeds to go to MS Society Friendship Group/St Ives
Enquiries: Louise Binney, President (02-9416 7765)

Saturday, 29 September 2007

Quilts on The Collectors on ABC

Quilts will feature on the ABC program The Collectors this Friday, 5 October at 8pm:

"Dr Annette Gero, has an immense collection of antique quilts from around the world, but it is her Australian quilt collection that is a National Treasure. The quilts range from the utilitarian 'waggas' made out of necessity during the Great Depression, to highly decorative crazy patchwork made for trade or agricultural exhibitions."

Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Beginner Quiltmaker Show Category

If you are new to quiltmaking or have had the delight of introducing someone else to this creative endeavour, don't forget that the Guild has a special "Beginner Quiltmaker" category in its annual member's exhibition - the Sydney Quilt Show.

If your first quilt was completed since January 2007, and you are a member of The Quilters Guild of NSW Inc, you may enter that quilt in the "Beginner Quiltmaker" category at the Sydney Quilt Show in June 2008 which has a great prize of 20 metres of fabric!

Autumn to Winter by Malika Weerackoon
Autumn to Winter by Malika Weerackoon
Winner: Beginner Quiltmaker Category
Sydney Quilt Show 2007

Sunday, 23 September 2007

September Newsletter Out this Week!

Features of the Template 25/4 include:

  • over 125 Show quilts illustrated, most in colour;
  • a comprehensive list of Quilt Show prize winners;
  • Art quilts - how to begin;
  • Teacher Accreditation - special feature on Jan T. Urquhart Baillie; and
  • More Guild committee opportunities.
In addition, many regular features including:
  • President's message
  • Guild calendar
  • Welcome to new members
  • Block of the quarter

Friday, 21 September 2007

Late September Quilt Shows

Saturday 22nd - Sunday 23rd September 2007
Cherrybrook Quilters
Uniting Church new hall, New Line Rd, Cherrybrook

Saturday 29th - Sunday 30th September 2007
Novacastrian Quilters Exhibition
New Lambton Community Centre, 14 Alma Road, New Lambton
Enquiries: Joyce Taylor, phone 02 4929 3386

Upcoming Closing Dates

This is a reminder of some upcoming deadlines:

  • the preliminary closing date for nominations for Committee positions is Monday, 1 October 2007;
  • the closing date for entries in the Looking Forward, Looking Back theme challenge is Friday, 28 September 2007; and
  • the [revised] closing date for entries in The New Quilt 2008 is Friday 5 October 2007.
The nomination form and relevant entry forms can be downloaded the side bar to this blog.

Tuesday, 18 September 2007

Wagga Wagga Quilt Exhibition

Wagga Wagga Patchwork & Quilters Group Exhibition
28th - 30th September 2007
ARCC Hall Tarcutta St, Wagga Wagga
Friday and Saturday 10am -5pm
Sunday 10am -4pm.
Enquires: Carol Allwright 02 69 264572

Wagga Wagga Raffle Quilt 2007

Thursday, 13 September 2007

Treasures of Yesteryear:Singleton Quilters

Singleton Quilters is holding its Treasures of Yesteryear exhibition this weekend.

Singleton Quilters
74 George Street, Singleton
14-16 September 2007
Opening Hours:10am to 4pm
Entry Fee: $5 per person

Display of antique sewing machines, members’ quilts and handiwork.
Raffle quilt—proceeds toWestpac Rescue Helicopter Appeal

Tuesday, 11 September 2007

Quilted One Block Marvels Exhibition

An exhibition of the quilts from Quilted One Block Marvels, a new book by Carolyn Sullivan:

13th September—4th October 2007
Bou-saada Winery, Kells Creek Road, Mittagong.
Open Thursdays-Sundays

Carolyn will also be making a short presentation about her book before the Annual General Meeting at Burwood on 20 October 2007.

Monday, 10 September 2007

Meeting Coordinator Position Description


  • Books Burwood RSL each July for the following year;
  • Organises and liaises with the guest speaker, demonstrator and shop for each general meeting;
  • Prior to each meeting confirms the configuration of tables, equipment (any special needs of the guest speaker) etc with Burwood RSL:
  • Organises lucky door prizes, block of the quarter, market day etc for each meeting:
  • Assists with the Darling Harbour show – judging day, set up, take down – as well as the actual show days; and
  • Attends committee meetings each month.

This position on the guild committee gives you a great chance to expand your horizons, get to know many more fellow quilters and supplement your talents.

Tuesday, 4 September 2007

Membership Secretary Position Description

The position for Membership Secretary will be vacated at the October Annual General Meeting. Key tasks of this position include:

  • Keep all members records updated
  • Print Labels for envelopes every three months for Template to be sent and make sure labels are on envelopes.
  • Make sure Membership List is kept updated in Office
  • Send Information Letters and Templates to all new Members
  • Keep filing under control
  • Attend all Committee Meetings and Burwood Meetings and be organised to give report
  • Keep the week of the quilt show clear as with the Office Manager you are responsible to run the Membership Desk
  • Also be available to help with Quilt Show Judging Day, Set up Day and the Take Down.
Please contact the President if you are interested in this position. (Click here to download a Committee Nomination Form).

Sunday, 2 September 2007

The Template 25/4

Look for your copy towards the end of September. It will have a complete list of show winners, lots of images and of course Guild reports and activities.