The following positions will be vacated at the AGM:
- Vice President
- Template Editor
- Minutes Secretary (currently vacant)
- Membership Secretary
- Meeting Coordinator
- Exhibition Secretary
The following positions will be vacated at the AGM:
Epping Quilters Inc. will be holding their exhibition "Stitching a Legacy" celebrating their 25th Anniversary, this Friday 31st August and Saturday 1st September at St. Alban's Church Hall, 3 Pembroke St, Epping (please note new venue).
As well as quilts, there will be a craft stall, fabric shop, antique quilts, raffle quilts and cafe. Raffle proceeds will go to the Patricia Ritchie Centre for Cancer Care and Research at the Mater Hospital, North Sydney.
A selection of contemporary quilts from the 2007 Sydney Quilt Show can be viewed in Issue 7 of online quilting magazine www.iquilt.com.au
Landforms #4 by Anna Brown
(3rd Prize Art Quilt, Quilt Show 2007)
If you enjoy making contemporary quilts or experimenting with unusual design or construction techniques, please consider submitting an entry to Guild's forthcoming exhibition The New Quilt 2008:Contemporary Quilt Textiles.
Entry is open to all quiltmakers (including non Guild members and non-Australian residents). Work must not have been previously exhibited in New South Wales and must have been completed since January 2006. Entries close on 5 October 2007 (new closing date).
The Quilters' Guild of NSW has selected Interface Pty Limited as their special 25th anniversary partner to help the Guild raise funds for the Community Quilts project.
Every year Guild members make and donate "Community Quilts" quilts for a number of charities including The Smith Family, the Salvation Army, Blankets of Love and for foster children.
Interface Australia, and its rural Australian workforce of men and women with disabilities, make the "Fitz Like a Glove" ironing board cover, Best Boy ironing cloth, thick felt underlay and many other fine products. For the year ending 30 June 2008, if you quote the code "QG 25" when purchasing Interface Australia products, they will donate 20% of the sale (excluding postage) to the Guild's Community Quilts project. For your assistance, here is an Order Form.
You are invited to any exhibition of textile art by Quilt Show 2007 prize winner, Lisa Walton:
Congratulations to Guild members Judy Day and Nicole Bridges on their success in the Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, England. Judy was awarded first place for her small traditional Hawaiian quilt and Nicole and Gay Jenkins received second prize for a quilt that Nicole machine quilted.
Hawaiian Quilt by Judy Day
2nd Prize, Miniature Category, Sydney Quilt Show 2006
1st Prize, Small Quilt, Festival of Quilts, Birmingham 2007
Warm to the joy of textiles and see the vision of what makes a golden glow - a pear ripening, a field of daisies, coins, sunlight, moonlight, love...and the techniques! So many! Large and small! Ecstasy! Curated by Helen Lancaster.
Fairfield City Museum and Gallery
26 August - 7 October 2007
Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 1pm - 4pm (Closed Mondays)
Corner Oxford Street and The Horsley Drive, Smithfield
Tel: (02) 9725 0222
To celebrate the Guild's 25th Anniversary, the theme challenge for 2007 is "Looking Forward: Looking Back". The quilts are displayed at the Guild's Annual General Meeting in October and the winners and Viewers' Choice are announced. After the Annual General Meeting, the quilts become a touring suitcase exhibition travelling all over Australia for up to two years. They are returned to the makers at the end of the tour.
The deadline for entries is 28 September 2007. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, there are some special prizes for the challenge this year:
The finalists in the International Quilt Association judged show at Houston, Quilts: A World of Beauty, are now listed on the web site at www.quilts.org. Amongst the 409 finalists, selected from 835 entrants, are the following talented Guild members:
Congratulations to Guild members and Quilt Show 2007 prize winners, Kay Haerland and Jenni Munday, whose textile works were selected from over 500 entries to be part of the Gosford Art Prize Exhibition which continues at the Gosford Regional Gallery until 30 September:
Gosford Art Prize: 10am - 4pm Daily
36 Webb Street, East Gosford, NSW 2250
Tel: +61 02 4325-0056
As part of our review of Quilt Show 2007 and preparation for next year's show, the quilt show subcommittee has been asked to consider the introduction of a new open specialised category as follows:
Embroidered quilts made using designs created for computerized embroidery systems. Use original, digitized design cards or discs. Computer embroidery design software may also be used. Entrant will need to document on entry form source of designs and/or their degree of manipulation. Embroidery must cover more than 25% of quilt surface.Minimum size 150 x 150cm Maximum size 290 x 290 cm
Please e-mail your support or other feedback on this proposal to the Exhibition Secretary. (Note that quilts incorporating hooped embroidery may currently be entered into a number of general amateur and professional categories including: traditional quilt, small or wall quilt and mixed techniques.)
The annual exhibition of Canberra Quilters opens today as part of:
Canberra Craft & Quilt Fair
August 9 - 12, 2007
Thursday to Sunday: 10am – 5pm daily
Exhibition Park in Canberra
Budawang Building, Flemington Road
For some reason, there seems to be a high concentration of talented quiltmakers in the Canberra area so the exhibition is sure to delight and thrill. And while you are in the national capital this week, catch a viewing of the Rajah Quilt at the National Gallery and also see the Eyeline Exhibition by the tACTile group at the Australian National Capital Artists Gallery.
Blogging is a powerful social networking tool and enables people all over the world to share their passions and interests. Former Guild committee member, Chrissy Sheed, now resides in New Zealand and has recently ventured into Blogland with her aptly named new blog: Chrissy - New Beginnings.
Chrissy also enjoyed success in the Guild's 25th anniversary exhibition, Sydney Quilt Show 2007, and was awarded first and second prize in the Miniature Category with her delightful quilts Waltz of the Flowers (left) and Erica's Hearts:
If you are a Guild member, and have a quilting-related blog, contact the Guild Webmaster to have your blog added to the Guild's blog roll in the side bar (see right).
Since this blog was officially launched nine months ago, readership has steadily grown. The Committee hopes that members (and prospective members!) are finding this blog a valuable resource to catch up on all the latest Guild happenings and other quilting-related activities. To ensure that you don't miss out, we encourage you to electronically subscribe to blog updates by either of these methods:
Reflections on a Golden Journey – the First 50 Years of the Embroiderers’ Guild. Exhibition of Contemporary and Traditional Embroidery:
THE ART OF NEEDLE & THREAD: 1-31 August 2007
Fountain Court NSW Parliament House. Open weekdays only.
Includes pieces from the Embroider's Guild’s permanent Ccllection.
In 2007, the Guild's 25th anniversary year, the challenge quilt theme is Looking Forward, Looking Back. Entry is limited to individual members of the Guild. The size of the finished quilt must be 50cm x 70cm which may be hung in portrait or landscape mode with a 6cm deep hanging sleeve attached to the back. Entries close on 28 September 2007 and must be accompanied by a completed entry form.
The Ozone - Going to Pieces by Caroline Sharkey (left)
Organised Chaos by Denise Griffiths
Going to Pieces Challenge 2006
The position of Template Editor will be vacated at the 20 October Annual General Meeting so we are looking for a new person to take on this important communications role. The duties of the Template Editor include:
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