Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Reviews of Sydney Quilt Show 2008

Generous quilt show sponsors Australian Patchwork & Quilting and Quilters Companion each feature a selection of high quality images of prize winning quilts from Sydney Quilt Show 2008 in the current issues of their magazines APQ Vol 17 No 6 and QC Issue 34:


Saturday, 13 December 2008

Sydney Royal Easter Show - Postal Entries close 16 December

Postal entries for the Royal Easter Show close on Tuesday 16 December at 5pm but online entries are accepted up to 5pm on Monday 2 February. You can lodge your entry online at:
https://www.rasnsw.com.au/OnlineShowEntries/ArtDefault.aspx
PATCHWORK, APPLIQUÉ AND QUILTING
ENTRY FEE: $10 PER CLASS. ONE ENTRY ONLY PER CLASS.
JUDGING: 31 MARCH & 1 APRIL 2009 AT 11AM
Cash Prize for the best Exhibit in Patchwork, Appliqué and Quilting Classes 70 to 75, supported by the Quilters’ Guild of NSW Inc. Prize $200

  • CLASS 70 - Bed Quilt, Traditional, hand quilted. Prize 1st $50
    Cash Prize for the first prize-winning Exhibit in Class 70, supported by Mrs Prudence Charles. Prize $100
  • CLASS 71 - Bed Quilt, machine quilted. Prize 1st $50
  • CLASS 72 - Wall Hanging, Traditional. Must have loops or a
    sleeve for hanging. Prize 1st $50
  • CLASS 73 - Wall Hanging, Innovative. Must have loops or a
    sleeve for hanging. Prize 1st $50
  • CLASS 74 - Miniature Quilt, less than 45cm x 45cm.
    Prize 1st $50 Cash Prize for the first prize-winning Exhibit in Class 74, supported by Threads and Things. Prize $100
  • CLASS 75 - Creative Article. Prize 1st $50

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Dianne Finnegan @ Burwood

Dianne Finnegan is the guest speaker at the Guild Meeting this Saturday:

1pm, Saturday 6 December 2008
Burwood RSL
96 Shaftsbury Avenue, Burwood
Dianne has made quilts for nearly thirty years and along the way has been president of the Guild for the Bicentenary, exhibited internationally, curated exhibitions, explored the history of Australian quilts, written books and articles, fundraised, and travelled around the world teaching. An exhibition of Dianne's work completed during her artist residency with North Sydney Council is to be shown at the Primrose Park Gallery, Matora Lane off Young Street in Cremorne, NSW continues until this Friday, 5 December (10 am to 4.20 p.m. daily).
Apartment by Dianne FinneganApartment by Dianne Finnegan

Please note that there will not be a demonstration at this Saturday's meeting BUT historical costume maker Elizabeth Elwell from Cote & Cutler Outfitters will be selling a selection of spectacular remnants of ecclesiastical brocades, silks, linens, some prints, as well as calicos, wools and other bits and bobs at discount prices. An ideal Christmas present for people into crazy patchwork or something a little bit different in their quilting stash. Remember, non-members are welcome to attend Guild meetings. If you can join us, be sure to introduce yourself!

Friday, 28 November 2008

Christmas Meeting @ Burwood: 6 December 2008

The final general meeting of the year is next Saturday:

1pm, Saturday 6 December 2008
Burwood RSL
96 Shaftsbury Avenue, Burwood

(Please note that the 13 December date in the last newsletter is incorrect.)

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Coast and Country Prize Winners

There were 39 entrants in the Guild's 2008 challenge - Coast & Country. The following prize winners were announced at the Annual General Meeting last month:

  • First Place - Sentinel by Bernadine Hine
  • Second Place - Under One Sun by Amanda Daly
  • Third Place - Our Sunburnt Country by Helen Godden
  • Viewers' Choice - Girls Day Out by Marilyn Lowder
  • Judges Commendation - Winter in the Southern Highlands by Carolyn Sullivan
  • Judges Commendation - “T & L” FOR “C & C” by Sandy Price
You can view the prize winning quilts on this slide show (the balance of the quilts will be added shortly). The theme for the 2009 Guild Challenge is What Tickles Your Fancy. In the meantime, don't forget that the closing date for the 2010 calendar challenge is next week - Friday, 28 November 2008.

Photography by Brett Bridger

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Braidwood Quilt Event 2008: 22-23 November

The New South Wales heritage listed town of Braidwood and Braidwood Quilters Inc welcome you to the 14th Annual Braidwood Quilt Event:

Outdoor airing of the quilts: Saturday only - 22 November
More exhibitions and fringe festival - 22 and 23 November

Contact Braidwood Quilters (email) for more information or check out the website.

Monday, 10 November 2008

Palace Patchworkers Exhibition: Friday 14 November

The Palace Patchworkers Inc are celebrating their 25th year of quilting with a Quilt Exhibition.

DATE: Friday 14th November 2008-11-05
VENUE:Uniting Church Hall, 18 Morts Road, Mortdale
(a short walk from the railway station)
TIME:10am – 2pm

Quilts on display, Handmade items and quilts for sale. Morning tea available. The Palace Patchworkers support St. George Hospital.

Contact: Lyn Sharpe 9547 2152

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Alchemy Exhibition: 13-23 November

Alchemy - from the Ordinary into the Extraordinary Fibre Alchemists Exhibition:

Seaview Gallery, Seaview Street
Dulwich Hill
Opening: 13 November 6pm-8pm
14-23 November 10am-4pm


No entry fee. Art textiles, wearable art, collaborative works. For more information, see: www.atasda.org.au

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Social Meeting at Campbelltown: Sunday, 9 November

A special social meeting is scheduled for this Sunday:

10am-3pm, Sunday 9 November 2008
Campbelltown Arts Centre,
Cnr Camden & Moore Oxley Roads

The program includes sew and chat; show and tell; lunch and guest speaker Anne Archer. Door prizes. Cafe on premises. Please bring afternoon tea to share.

Saturday, 1 November 2008

7 November Friday Showcase: Liz Bonner

Name a quilting technique, she's tried it! Name a quilting gadget, she's tried it too. Liz Bonner was encouraged to start quilting by her partner and has gone on to make a wide variety of quilts from intricate hand applique to classic bow tie blocks in Amish tones; from Jan Mullen crazy housez to sashiko elegance. Come and see for yourself at the Friday showcase at the Guild office, 10 am on Friday 7 November.

Sashiko Reversible Log Cabin by Liz Bonner
4th Prize Traditional-Amateur (Sydney Quilt Show 2007)

Thursday, 30 October 2008

Quilt Exhibition @ Kincumber: 1 November

A quilt exhibition will be held this Saturday 1 November (8am-2pm) at Kincumber Uniting Church (on the Central Coast north of Sydney)in conjunction with the popular monthly car boot sale.

On the day, there will be a mix of quilting groups, busineses and quilts from private collections and commmunity groups. Devonshire teas will also be available.

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Helen's Houston Hat Trick

Warm congratulations to Guild member Helen Godden who has been awarded three top prizes at the International Quilt Association festival in Houston as follows:

Seasonal Sisters by The Three Sisters

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Sanae Hattori Kimono & Quilt Presentation: 5 November

Japanese quiltmaker Sanae Hattori will be giving a presenation of her beautiful quilts and kimono at the Guild office on Wednesday, 5 November at 10am. Space is limited so please telephone the Guild office (Tel: 02 9283 3737) to reserve your place.


Sanae Hattori studied Japanese embroidery at Joshi Bijutsu (Women's College of Fine Arts) in Hachioji, Japan, and concentrated on traditional design. In 1978 she founded SANAE Art Studio, and began reconstructing Japanese classical designs by using American patchwork techniques. Hattori's quilted uchikake have since become internationally famous.

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Refabricating Environments@ Springwood: 31 Oct - 7 Dec

An exhibition of fine art quilts shows at Braemar Gallery, 103 Macquarie Rd, Springwood in the Blue Mountains from 31 October to 7 December 2008 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10am-4pm).

You are invited to attend the opening of the exhibition on Saturday 1 November at 2pm. The guestspeakers will be Simon Ambrose, the Director of the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, and textile artist, Dianne Firth, who is the guest artist and who has selected this exhibition.

Contact:
Annabelle Solomon amsolomon@people.net.au

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Gees Bend Quilts @ Canterbury Next Week!

NSW quilting enthusiasts are in for a treat next week. An amazing display of more than 200 international quilts to be hanging from 31 October to 2 November at the Canterbury Racecourse, Canterbury as part of the Quilt Indulgence Festival presented by Guild sponsor Creative Living Media (publisher of Down Under Quilts).

The quilts include art quilts from Gees Bend USA, charming quilts from France, extraordinarily-executed quilts from Japan, and fabulous quilts from New Zealand and around Australia.

The creators of the quilts from Gee’s Bend are four generations of African American women isolated for decades by geography, outside indifference, and extreme poverty. Their lives were and are rich with family, faith, and community, and they have quietly created one of the most astonishingly beautiful and original bodies of artwork.



Many of the older quilts of Gee’s Bend have received international acclaim at art museums throughout the United States including the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the Whitney Museum in New York. Hailed by The New York Times as “some of the most miraculous works of modern art America has produced.”

This is the first time any of these quilts have been seen in Australia, and only the second time outside America.

10-4 daily – Canterbury Racecourse. Free parking, free shuttle bus from Canterbury station.
Visit www.quiltindulgencefestival.com.au for more info

Sunday, 12 October 2008

APQ/AQC Fantasy challenge for quilters

Australian Patchwork & Quilting and Expertise Events are both generous sponsors of the Sydney Quilt Show. Now Australian Patchwork & Quilting and the Australasian Quilt Convention, in conjunction with Expertise Events, present their new and exciting quilt competition – the 2009 AP&Q AQC Challenge.

With three generous cash prizes to be won including $5,000 first prize, $2,000 runner-up and $500 for the best entry by a quilter under eighteen years of age – quilters best stop fantasising and start quilting!

The theme for this year’s challenge is FANTASY and is sure to inspire some magical and imaginative quilts. Entrants may choose a traditional or contemporary approach to their quilt and will be judged on their interpretation of the theme, excellence in design and craftsmanship.

A selection of up to thirty finalists will be chosen to form the FANTASY exhibition which will be displayed over four days, February 26 – March 1 2009, at the Australasian Quilt Convention at Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton – with winners announced at the event on February 28. The exhibition of quilts will then embark on a nationwide tour throughout 2009, travelling exclusively with the Craft & Quilt Fairs.

Entrants are provided free reign with quilt design and may apply techniques including piecing, appliqué, embroidery, whole cloth and/or manipulated fabric. Any materials may be used but the final result must be flexible in nature and consist of three layers of fabric held together with stitching.

Entries close on 10 December 2008. For more information about this competition, please visit www.apqmagazine.com.au or www.aqc.com.au

Thursday, 9 October 2008

2008 Annual General Meeting: 18 October

This is a reminder to all members that the Guild's 2008 Annual General Meeting is at:

The Quiters' Guild of NSW Inc
Annual General Meeting
1pm, Saturday 18 October 2008

Burwood RSL, Shaftesbury Ave, Burwood

In accordance with the Guild's constitution, the following business will be transacted:
  • confirmation of the minutes of the last AGM;
  • receipt of the Committee's report upon the activities of the Guild in the last financial year;
  • election of office bearers (President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary) and other members of the committee;
  • receipt and consideration of a statement from the Committee regarding the Guild's financial affairs; and
  • the appointment of the auditor.

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Sharing Our Legacy Seminar: 17-19 October

The Quilt Study Group of Australia's 'Sharing our Legacy' seminar, which is held every two years, will be in Brisbane between the 17th and 19th of October. It will start with an informal dinner on the 17th October followed by Saturday's full day of presentations by speakers such as Annette Gero, Margaret Rolfe and Pam Holland plus a number of Queensland presenters on local topics of interest to us all.

The details and seminar registration form can be found at http://www.sydneyquiltstudygroup.blogspot.com/

At the same blog address, the current newsletter which contains more details on the agenda and presentations can be downloaded.

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Houston 2008 A World of Beauty Finalists

The International Quilt Association has announced the finalists in Houston 2008 World of Beauty judged show. The list features many talented Guild members including:

What's more, Helen Godden has been advised that all three of her quilts have been awarded a prize including Three Sisters which has been awarded a top level prize. Keep a lookout on the IQA website to see when the winners are announced later in the month.

Friday, 3 October 2008

2008 Wollongong Quilt Show: 11 and 12 October

The 2008 Wollongong Quilt Show is presented by Illawarra Quilters Inc at:

Ribbonwood Centre, Dapto
Saturday and Sunday, 11 and 12 October
9.30am to 4.30pm daily
Admission: $5 per person (12 years and under - free)


Offering an array of superb handmade gifts. A variety of shops will be there to cater to everyone's needs. Delicious morning tea, lunches and afternoon tea will be available both days. The proceeds of this year's raffle will be donated to Wollongong Women's Refuge.

Enquiries: Diana (Tel: 02 4284 4517)

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Twelve by Twelve: A Collaborative Art Quilt Project

Guild member Brenda Smith belongs to the Twelve by Twelve Collaborative Art Quilt Project, an international group of twelve quilt artists who have embarked upon an online art challenge together. Every two months, they each make a small quilted art piece -- 12 by 12 inches – based on a theme chosen by each member in turn.

The group share their process and progress on their blog and the finished works, together with artist statements, are showcased on their dedicated website gallery. The group's latest challenge quilts are due to be revealed online today (1 October US time). The theme is "shelter" and it is always interesting to see how the theme is interpreted

Favela by Brenda Gael Smith
"Favela" ©2008 Brenda Gael Smith

The 12x12inch/30cm square format offers plenty of scope for exploration and experimentation. Don't forget that entries for the Guild's calendar challenge close on 28 November 2008. Entry is limited to individual financial Guild members and quilts (3 layers) must be 30cm square. Details and entry form in the September newsletter.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

My Country Exhibition@Newcastle: 4-6 October

“My Country” is an exhibition of Novocastrian Quilters exhibition on this weekend:

New Lambton Community Centre
14 Alma Rd, New Lambton, NSW.
4, 5, 6 October - Friday, Saturday & Sunday
9am – 4pm (Friday), 9am – 5pm (Saturday), 9am – 2pm (Sunday)
Entry – $5, Member’s work, 2008

Challenge, Goods Stall, Quilt Raffle
For more informationElizabeth 4967 4363/Joyce 4929 3386

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Caroline Bay Quilters Inaugural Show: 4 & 5 October

The inaugural quilt show of Caroline Bay Quilters is on this weekend:

Saturday/Sunday, 4 & 5 October
Lions Hall, Russell Drysdale Street, East Gosford.
10am – 4pm, Entry – $5.


Featuring a member’s display, raffle quilt, craft table and traders’ stalls. All profits going to charity.
Viv 02 4388 9527/Glen 02 4365 6651

Monday, 29 September 2008

3 October Friday Showcase: Nancy Parkinson

Guild Secretary, Nancy Parkinson presents the next Friday showcase at the Guild office at 10am on Friday, 3 October 2008. All welcome!

Fruits of the Spirit by Nancy Parkinson
Machine Embroideries from Emblibrary USA. Orange & Pineapples for Joy, Plums - gentleness, Lemons & grapes - patience. Olive for peace, strawberries - goodness, blueberries - self control, pears - faithfulness, peach - kindness.

Friday, 26 September 2008

Reminder: Next Newsletter Deadline: 8 October

The next deadline for items to be included in the December 2008 newsletter is 8 OCTOBER 2008. The editor is always on the lookout for articles and photos of what quilters have been doing so feel free to contact her if you have anything to share. Is your quilt group holding a show or hosting a quilt-related event? Provide us with all the details and we’ll list it in the calendar.
The first priority for our newsletter is to be a newsletter, reflecting the diverse and remarkable activities of our Guild and our members.

Contact the editor via email: editor@quiltersguild.nsw

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Fibonacci Workshop: 19 October

Amanda discovered Fibonacci number sequencing and the golden rectangle a few years ago and was immediately fascinated. Photographers, architects and artists use it to create good proportion and balance in their work and it's a great tool for quilt designers.

After much research Amanda now bases most of her quilt design on this very easy system. She says she is mathematically challenged but it's easy to understand how using this simple number sequence can help create better harmony and balance within a quilt.

Whether you like traditional or contemporary quilts, Fibonacci number sequencing will make a positive difference to your quilt designs. If you don't design your own quilts you'll be able to use the information to slightly rearrange the proportions in the quilt patterns you use, to create a more aesthetically pleasing quilt.

These two quilts embody Fibonacci design principles but you will design your own quilt.


Venue: Guild Office, Level 5, 276 Pitt St Sydney
Date: Saturday, 19 October, 10am - 4pm
Cost: $55

Download a workshop registration form and fax it to the office on (02) 9283 3274. Alternatively, you can telephone the office on (02) 9283 3737 to reserve your place.

Saturday, 20 September 2008

World Quilt Competition

Congratulations to Guild member and accredited teacher Kay Haerland who received an award for Best Machine Workmanship in the Innovative Category of the World Quilt Competition 2008 in Manchester, New Hampshire for her quilt A Different View :
A Different View by Kay Haerland

Dyeing Workshop: 11 October

Following the success of the last dyeing workshop with Jane Gibson, members have another opportunity to colour their very own fabric to dye for. This one day workshop caters for beginner and advanced students. Particpants will work in small groups using Procion fibre reactive dyes on washed cotton fabric. In the workshop you will produce colour gradation with minimal measuring, a ‘run’ between two colours and a ‘cycle’ involving three colours and then several individual variegated pieces. You could process up to18 fat quarter pieces.

Venue: Campbelltown Arts Centre
Date: Saturday, 11 October, 9.30am - 4pm
Cost: $55


Download a workshop registration form and fax it to the office on (02) 9283 3274. Alternatively, you can telephone the office on (02) 9283 3737 to reserve your place.

Monday, 15 September 2008

Mid -Mountains Quilt Show: 19-21 September

The Tenth Biennial Mid Mountains Community Quilt, Textile Art & Craft Show is on this weekend:

Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 19, 20 & 21 September
Mid Mountains Community Centre New St ,Lawson
Entry - $5 or $3 concession holders

Sunday, 14 September 2008

South Coast & Country Quilt Show: 19-21 September

South Coast & Country Quilters Guild Inc, 9th Biennial Quilt Show is on this weekend at:

Batemans Bay Soldiers Club, Batemans Bay NSW
10am – 5pm (19th & 20th)
10am – 4pm (21st) Entry – $5.00

Exquisite quilts on exhibition, trading table, hand & machine quilting. Demonstrations, viewer’s choice, quilt raffle, merchant stalls & refreshments. All profits going to local charities. “Come to the beautiful South Coast and experience a wonderful weekend browsing through our quilts".

For more information, contactAnnette Arnould 02 4471 2193 or Jill Bennett 02 4471 1622.

Saturday, 13 September 2008

Dare to Differ 2008 Exhibition Online

Dare to Differ 2008 is the seventh Dare to Differ exhibition of contemporary quilts held in Prospect Gallery in Adelaide, South Australia. Entries were selected by members of the South Australia Quilters' Guild from quilt makers all over Australia and includes works by Guild members Anna Brown, Dianne Firth, Alvena Hall, Judy Hooworth, Alison Muir, Brenda Smith and Carolyn Sullivan. The emphasis is on original and innovative work.

The exhibition continues until 28 September but you can view the quilts online at the Prospect Gallery website.

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

A Brush with Art: Pamela Priday

A selection of textile works inspired by Pamela Priday's recent visit to the Flinders Ranges will feature as part of a multimedia exhibition hosted by the Wild Lime Cafe in Blinman, South Australia from 12 September to 31 October in association with the annual A Brush with Art festival. You can view some of the works in Pamela's online gallery.

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Committee Positions Vacant: Forthcoming AGM

In accordance with the Guild's constitution, ALL committee positions fall vacant and are up for election at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting at Burwood on Saturday, 18 October 2008. While some committee members have indicated a willingness to continue for 2008/2009, volunteers will be required for the following positions:

Members please see your September newsletter (out soon!) for further details.

Thursday, 4 September 2008

September Newsletter Coming Out Soon!

The September 2008 newsletter is a bumper issue full of photos from the Quilt Show and other news. It will be posted out to Guild members soon so check your mail box.


Template Newsletter - September 2008

Here is a sneak preview of the table of contents:

  • From the President
  • Noticeboard
  • Calendar
  • Workshops 2008-2009
  • Exhibition Secretary Report
  • Gala Dinner Report
  • Sydney Quilt Show Kidskills
  • Sydney Quilt Show Prize Listing
  • Sydney Quilt Show Winning Quilts
  • Sydney Quilt Show Details
  • Guild Scholarships
  • Quilt Valuation
  • Accreditation & Challenges
  • Book Reviews
  • Guild Committee Opportunities
  • Latest Additions & Welcome Members
  • Community Quilts
  • Block of the Quarter
  • News from Our Members
  • Membership & Booking Forms
  • Guild Contacts & Services
  • Workshop Photos & 2008 Art to Wear
If you are not a Guild member, why don't you join today? Here is the membership application form.

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Reversible Jacket Workshop: 27 & 28 September

This reversible jacket is based on the oldest known garment, the "Bog Coat". The original was unearthed in a bog in Demark in 1000BC. It has appeared in many countries over the centuries, and it is still a versatile garment. Make your jacket in colours and fabrics to enhance your wardrobe, today. The jacket packs flat for travelling and provides those extra layers when the weather is cooler.

  • Day 1: Create the fabric for the jacket using quick strip piecing techniques.
  • Day 2: Assemble the quilt and perhaps wear it home!
Tutor: Lynn Hewitt
Venue: Guild Office, Level 5, 276 Pitt St Sydney
Date: Saturday and Sunday, 27-28 September 2008, 9.30am - 4pm
Cost: $110

Download a workshop registration form and fax it to the office on (02) 9283 3274. Alternatively, you can telephone the office on (02) 9283 3737 to reserve your place.

Saturday, 30 August 2008

5 September Friday Showcase: Pam Furniss

Quilting teacher and applique expert, Pam Furniss, presents the September showcase at the Guild Office at 10am, Friday 5 September 2008. All welcome! ($5.50 entry fee).


Bet's Garden by Pamela Furniss
Fourth Prize, Predominantly Applique (Professional)
Sydney Quilt Show 2007

Friday, 29 August 2008

2010 Calendar Challenge: Closing Date 28 November

Attention all members! The Guild is holding another calendar challenge. The calendar will be for 2010 (on sale from 2009) BUT the entries close on 28 November 2008. Entry is limited to individual financial Guild members and quilts (3 layers) must be 30cm square. Look out for more details in the September newsletter. In the meantime, you can download an entry form.

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Coast & Country Challenge Deadline: 26 September

One of the highlights of the forthcoming Annual General Meeting on Saturday, 18 October will be the opportunity to view the 2008 challenge quilts interpreting the theme "Coast and Country". Entries for the challenge close on 26 September and you can download the entry form right here.

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Creating Realistic Landscapes: 13/14 September

This fun workshop will teach you Kay Haerland's step-by-step approach to designing and making a realistic landscape quilt. Working with a small format of approximately 45x35 cm, you will learn key techniques and concepts for design, assembly and embellishment. (See the Guild website for more information.)

Venue: Epping Creative Centre, 26 Stanley Street, Epping;
Date: Saturday, 13 September and Sunday, 14 September 9.30am - 4pm
Cost: $110



Download a workshop registration form and fax it to the office on (02) 9283 3274. Alternatively, you can telephone the office on (02) 9283 3737 to reserve your place.

Sunday, 24 August 2008

Macleay Quilters Inc Exhibition: 29 & 30 August

Just a reminder that the quilt show in Kempsey starts later this week. If you're within cooee, the Macleay Quilters would love you to join them.

WHEN:
Friday 29th and Saturday 30th August 2008
9am to 5pm
adults $3 and students $1

WHERE:
the Pavillion, Kempsey Showground
Sea Street, Kempsey NSW

Macleay Quilters 2008 Raffle Quilt

Macleay Quilters Inc holds an exhibition of quilts every two years, with all proceeds donated to charity. Come enjoy delicious refreshments, enter to win one of our beautiful raffle quilts, see some great products & techniques demonstrated, and browse the great buys on our trading
table & in the merchant hall. As well as all the stunning work completed by members since the previous show, there will also be a display of this year’s art quilt theme challenge “Moonlight Reflections”. There are viewers choice awards, so don’t forget to vote! We have plenty of parking, and bus groups are more than welcome - do let us know when to expect your group so we can expedite your entry and arrange special catering.

CONTACTS: Lesley 6562 4553 (PO Box 530, Kempsey NSW 2440)

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Closing Date for 2008 Scholarship Applications: 29 August

At the 2007 Annual General Meeting, three Guild members were granted scholarship funding to assist in pursuing the following studies in :

  • a comprehensive thread workshop in the United States;
  • a 3 day quilt judging seminar in New Zealand; and
  • one-on-one machine quilting training to better serve the Guild's Community Quilts project.
Interested members are encouraged to apply for a scholarship in 2008. The Guild’s scholarship program has provision to distribute financial support to one or more members during 2008/09. A maximum of $5,000 per annum is available to be shared between two or more successful applicants; maximum to any single applicant is $3,000. Consideration will be given to submissions from individuals or groups with continuous Guild membership of at least three (3) years. Written applications need to be sent (hard copy) to the Vice President at the Guild office address by Friday 29 August 2008. The information that must be included in any application is substantially the same as for 2008. See this blog post or download this flyer for more information.

Sunday, 17 August 2008

Goonellabah Quilters Quilt & Fibre Arts Exhibition: 21-23 August

Goonellabah Quilters Quilt & Fibre Arts Exhibition
Lismore City Hall, Lismore, NSW
21, 22, 23 August
9:30am – 4pm (21st & 22nd)
9:30am – 3pm (23rd), Entry - $5.00
There will be: raffles, sales table, challenge exhibition and local coffee and refreshments. This year we are supporting Breast Cancer Research.

For more information call Carol: 6624 2956 or Michelle: 6624 1879
Early advice of bus groups would be appreciated.

Saturday, 16 August 2008

My Place Exhibition Website

My Place Quilts Exhibition
MY PLACE is a travelling exhibition of 90 contemporary art quilts from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa curated by Jeanette Botha, Dijanne Cevaal and Anne Scott.

Congratulations to Guild members (including Anna Brown, Amanda Daly, Sue Dennis, Julie Haddrick, Judy Hooworth, Beth Miller, Alison Muir, Brenda Smith and Carolyn Sullivan) whose quilts have been selected to be part of the MY PLACE quilts. You can now view their quilts, along with the other Australian quilts on the MY PLACE quilt gallery.

Visitors to the Australasian Quilt Convention in Melbourne in late February 2009 will be able to view all of the MY PLACE quilts in person.

Friday, 15 August 2008

Market Day at Burwood: Tomorrow 16 August

Tomorrow, 16 August 2008 is the Guild's "market day". From 11am-1pm at Burwood RSL, there will be a range of quilting goods on sale including the bright and fresh fabrics from Prints Charming. The general meeting of the Guild will follow at 1pm and Cath Derksema and Kirsten Junor from Prints Charming will be the guest speakers

Sunday, 3 August 2008

Creative Beading Workshop: 9 August

Further exploration into the wonderful world of bead embellishment. In this workshop you will create this kaleidoscope motif which can be used to decorate items such as jewel boxes as well as many other designs such as stars and more complex bead embroidery techniques. This class does not need any prior beading knowledge although students who have taken Part 1 will enjoy further exploration into these techniques. Kit ($20) available if required.

Tutor: Lisa Walton
Venue: Guild Office, Level 5, 276 Pitt St Sydney
Date: Saturday, 9 August, 9.30am - 4pm



Download a workshop registration form and fax it to the office on (02) 9283 3274. Alternatively, you can telephone the office on (02) 9283 3737 to reserve your place.

Saturday, 2 August 2008

Coast & Country Challenge Closes 26 September

The Guild office has received the first entry for this year’s Guild challenge - Coast and Country. Members are invited to focus on either theme element or both. (See the Guild Website for more details.) Challenge quilts are exhibited at the Annual General Meeting in October and then travel as a suitcase exhibition. Quilts are due on 26 September so you still have time to make a 50x70cm or 70x50cm quilt. Really!

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Drummoyne Art & Quilt Show: 1-3 August

The president of the Rotary Club of Drummoyne invites you to attend the 31st Art & Quilt Show.

Official Opening: Friday 1st August, 6pm.
Cost: $15 on the opening night which includes drinks and light refreshments.
Saturday and Sunday - 2 and 3 August
Venue: Canada Bay Civic Centre, corner Lyons Road and Marlborough Street Drummoyne.

The proceeds support the haematology clinical trials unit, Concord Hospital and other Rotary community projects. Enquiries directly to: secrcd@yahoo.com.au

Monday, 28 July 2008

1 August Friday Showcase: Robyn Sanford

Robyn Sanford presents the next showcase at the Guild Office on Friday, 1 August 2008 at 10am. All welcome!
Swirling & Twirling by Robyn Sanford
Swirling & Twirling by Robyn Sanford
First Prize, Traditional (Amateur) Category
Sydney Quilt Show 2007

Sunday, 27 July 2008

Camden Country Quilt Show: 2-3 August

Camden Country Quilters’ Guild Show
AH & I Hall in Argyle St, Camden
9:30am – 4:30pm, Saturday & Sunday 2 & 3 July
Entry - $6.00
Café open all day: Home made Devonshire Teas and lunches
Raffle quilt, shops and Camden Quilters sales table Proceeds to cancer charities.

For more information, contact Kerrin Pratt 0411 202 006.

Monday, 21 July 2008

Slideshow: Seeing Red - Art to Wear 2008

This slideshow features a selection of garments from the Art to Wear exhibition of the Sydney Quilt Show 2008 - Seeing Red. (Photography by Bard Haerland. All images copyright of The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc.)

Sunday, 20 July 2008

Stack & Whack Throw Workshop: 2 August

Stack & Whack Throw is the next Guild workshop at Epping Creative Centre of Saturday, 2 August (9.30am - 4pm). In this workshop you will learn techniques and skills that allow you to cut and piece a Throw, size 56 in by 76 in. Discussion on how to cut your pattern pieces so that the designs on your fabric will provide optimum visual impact. Your tutor will be Ann Perry.

Ann Perry holds Accredited Teacher status with the Quilters’ Guild of NSW and has been involved with patchwork and quilting since 1999. Ann likes designing her own quilts, particularly tessellation patterns (possible workshop next year) and is continually looking to expand the boundaries of her professional practice. Download your workshop form and fax it to the Guild office on (02) 9283 3274.

See the Guild website for a complete schedule of forthcoming Guild workshops.

Monday, 14 July 2008

Recent Additions to the Guild Library

Recent additions to the Guild library include:

  • A Fresh Twist on Fabric Folding - Rebecca Wat;
  • Casting Shadows: Creating Visual Dimension in Your Work - Colleen Wise;
  • Creative Scraps: Quilting with Bits & Pieces - Jeanne Stauffer;
  • Diamonds Can Be A Quilters' Best Friend - Billie Lauder;
  • Kids Can Quilt - Fun & Easy Projects for your Small Quilter - Dorothy Stapleton;
  • Quilted One Block Marvels - Carolyn Sullivan;
  • Quilts on the Double - Judy Hooworth & Margaret Rolfe;
  • Rhapsody Quilts - Ricky Tims;
  • The Expert's Guide to Foundation Piecing - Jane Hall; and
  • Work in Fabric & Thread - Deidre Scherer.
The library is available to all Guild members. Three books may be borrowed at one time (three magazines counts as one book) The Guild pays the outward postage and the member pays the return postage. Books may be kept for one month, the due date is shown in the pocket at the front of the book. Please ensure that books are returned on time and in good condition. When borrowing books by mail, fax, phone or e-mail please give at least six titles so we can be sure of filling your request. View the online catalogue (or download a 90KB pdf version) for a complete listing of titles held by the Guild.

Saturday, 12 July 2008

Market Day at Burwood: 16 August

The next general meeting of the Guild is at 1pm, Saturday 16 August at the Burwood RSL. This is also market day and a great opportunity for you to clean out your cupboards or pick up some bargains. If you would like to book a sales table, please contact the office (Tel: 9283 3737).

Saturday, 5 July 2008

Exploring the Practice

Exploring the Practice is a one day conference on Sunday 30 November 2008 from 9.30am-4.00pm at the Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney. This is the program:

  • 9.30am -10am Registration
  • 10am -11am Speaker Sue Wood:The Write Stuff
  • 11am- noon Speaker Louise DuVernet: Textiles - Reconnecting the Disconnected
  • Noon- 1.00pm Lunch
  • 1pm - 2pm Speaker Judy Hooworth: A Journey in Textiles
  • 2pm - 2.30pm Annual General Meeting
  • 2.30pm 3pm Afternoon tea hosted by Mosman Night Owls
  • 3pm - 4pm Forum: Why Art Quilts?

You can download a conference booking form from the Ozquilt Network website.

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Quilting's Great in 2008 @ Maitland: 4-6 July

The Maitland Patchwork & Quilters Exhibition is on this weekend:

"Quilting's Great in 2008"
Therry Centre, New England Highway, East Maitland.
10am - 5pm Friday & Saturday, 4 and 5 July
10am - 4pm Sunday, 6 July
Entry - $5.00
Raffle quilt proceeds Breast Cancer Research.


For more information, contact Judith Campbell 02 4933 7768.

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Australia Wide Exihibition @ Gilgandra: 2 - 30 July

The AUSTRALIA WIDE exhibition showcases the talents of the members of the OzQuilt Network Inc and demonstrates the scope and variety of art quiltmaking in Australia. For the purposes of the exhibition, a quilt is defined as “...a stitched, layered textile…” so that the makers could use the techniques and materials of their choice.

The travelling exhibition of 40cm quilts will be on display at the
Cooee Heritage Centre, Newell Highway, Gilgandra from 2-30 July.

Monday, 30 June 2008

Needlework Tools Exhibition: 26 & 27 July

You are invited to an exhibition of needlework tools and accessories from the collections of three well-known members of The Needlework Tool Collectors Society of Australia

Saturday 26th July & Sunday 27th July 2008
10.00 am – 3.30 pm
$45 including a light lunch
at The Embroiderers' Guild NSW Inc.
76 Queen Street, Concord West
Tel: 9743 2501

Each day there will be talks by:
  • Dr Genevieve Cummins: Needlework Chatelaines
  • Sybil Harland: Wildlife in the Workbox
  • Heather Joynes: 18th Century Needlework & Needlewomen

Saturday, 28 June 2008

Reminder: Social Meeting at Campbelltown on 6 July

This is a reminder that there is a special social meeting on Sunday, 6 July at the Campbelltown Arts Centre (aka The Art Gallery) Cnr Camden Rd & Moore Oxley Rd, Campbelltown. The program is as follows:

* 10am - 11.30am: sewing and chat
* 11:30am: show and telll
* 12 noon: lunch
* 1pm: Guest Speaker Robyn Ahern. editor of Patchwork and Stitching, will share her extensive collection of new and antique quilts with the gathering
* 3pm: close

There will be special door prizes and we encourage all to bring something to share for morning or afternoon tea.

Friday, 27 June 2008

4 July Friday Showcase: Nicole Bridges

Contemporary machine quilter extraordinaire Nicole Bridges presents the July showcase at the Guild Office at 10am, Friday 4 July 2008. Nicole was awarded the Down Under Quilts prize for Best Use of Colour at the Sydney Quilt Show 2008 for her quilt Touchstones #2 (left below). She was also awarded third prize in the Art Quilt Category for Touchstones #3.
Touchstones #2 by Nicole Bridges Touchstones #3 by Nicole Bridges
Touchstones #2 and Touchstones #3
by Nicole Bridges

Monday, 23 June 2008

Sharing Our Legacy: Australian Quilt Study Group Conference

Every couple of years the Australian Quilt Study Group holds a conference. Southern Queensland Quilt Study Group was asked to host the Conference for 2008. This small group has risen to the task & is holding the conference on the weekend before the Queensland Quilters annual Quilt Show. That is - 17th - 19th October. We invite you to join us for the Conference & stay on for the 2Q Quilt Show which starts on the Wednesday after the Conference. This is a really nice time of year in Queensland - not too hot & humid.

2008 Seminar
Friday 17 October 2008
Watermark Hotel, Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill
Saturday 18 October 2008, Watermark Hotel
Sunday 19 October 2008, Brisbane Environs

Programme:
Informal Welcome Dinner & Pre Registration Friday 17 October
Seminar ~ Saturday 18 October

  • Research & Reproduction of the Rosewood Redwork Quilt Gail Chalker
  • Nursery Rhyme Quilts Annette Gero
  • Quilting Legacy of Denise & Ruth Karen Barrett
  • Rajah Quilt – Developments & Descendants Margaret Rolfe
  • Conservation of Quilts & Textiles Michael Marendy
  • A Family’s Legacy of Quilts Margie Creek
  • Bayeux Tapestry – To Quilt – The Comparison Pam Holland
  • Viewing of the Quilts from the Seminar
Dinner ~ “Our Common Thread” dinner speaker Patty McCormick and uuction in aid of Qld. Women’s Historical Society

Local Visits ~ Sunday 19 October Choose between:
  • “Miegunyah” (Historic Home administered by Qld. Women’s Historical Soc.)
  • Embroiderer’s Guild Textile Collection
  • A collection of old quilts – venue to be advised.
Registration for Members available immediately $115.00
Registration for Non-members avail from 1 Aug 2008 $125.00
(To qualify for member rate, a person must be a financial member of QSGA as at 30/4/08)
Bookings close 1 Oct 2008

Request a copy of the registration form from: Ms Chris Jones (Convenor)
23 MacIntosh Street, Auchenflower, Q. 4064

All Other enquiries to: Sue Morrison (Publicity, Registration)
Tel (07) 3279 2943

Sunday, 22 June 2008

Forthcoming Workshops

The Guild organises one and two day workshops for individual guild members. Forthcoming workshops include:

Complete your workshop booking form and return it to the Guild office with your payment to reserve your place.

Saturday, 21 June 2008

Eyeline Exhibition @ Fairfield: 31 May - 27 July

Waterline by Dianne FirthThe Eyeline Exhibition of contemporary quilts is open for viewing at:


Fairfield City Museum & Gallery

Cnr The Horsley Drive and Oxford Street
Smithfield NSW 2164
Free admission
Open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm
and Sunday 1pm-4pm
(Closed Monday and public holidays)




Eyeline is an initiative of tACTile, a group of Canberra-based textile artists aiming to advance contemporary quiltmaking in Australia. The group includes Dianne Firth, Beth and Trevor Reid, Helen Grey, Jenny Bowker and Beth Miller.

Waterline (pictured) by Dianne Firth

Friday, 20 June 2008

A Red World @ Wangaratta: 21 June - 27 July 2008


Celebrate the opening weekend of textile exhibition A Red World & Wangaratta’s Stitched Up Textile Festival listening to talks by some of Australia’s most respected textile artists: Beth Hatton, Dianne Firth, Ilka White & Pamela Fitzsimons with a light lunch catered by Tread & an opportunity for questions and discussion (11am - 2.30pm, Sunday 22 June - Bookings essential).
Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery
56 Ovens Street Wangaratta VIC 3677
T: 03 5722 0865 F: 03 5722 2969
E: d.mangan@wangaratta.vic.gov.au
Hours: 1-4 Sat-Sun, 12-5 Mon-Tues, 10-5 Wed-Fri
Free Entry • Closed Public Holidays + for installation
www.wangaratta.vic.gov.au

Newsletter Deadline: 8 July 2008

The next deadline for content for the Guild newsletter is Tuesday, 8 July 2008. If you have details about a forthcoming quilt show, or any other quilting-related news items, that you would like to be included in the newsletter to be distributed in September 2008, please e-mail the information to the newsletter editor, Becky.

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Guild Scholarship Opportunities

The June issue of The Template includes a report from Sue Dennis, a recipient of the Guild Scholarship in 2006. Sue attended a Studio Art Quilts Associates conference in the United States in May 2007 and she refers to these websites in her report:

  • SAQA www.saqa.com is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development and documentation;
  • Jeri Riggs www.jeririggs.com who kindly hosted Sue before the conference;
  • Fiber Revolution www.fiberrevolution.com, a Manhattan Quilters Guild; and
  • Technology Wise Investments for Your Art with Lisa Chipetine www.threadplay.com.
Members who are either highly skilled or in early stages of developing quilting expertise are encouraged to apply for a scholarship. The Guild’s scholarship program has provision to distribute financial support to one or more members during 2008/09. A maximum of $5,000 per annum is available to be shared between two or more successful applicants; maximum to any single applicant is $3,000. Consideration will be given to submissions from individuals or groups with continuous Guild membership of at least three (3) years. Written applications need to be sent (hard copy) to the Vice President at the Guild office address by Friday 29 August 2008. The information that must be included in any application is substantially the same as for 2008. See this blog post or download this flyer for more information.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Quilting in Cyberspace: Quilts for Children to Make

Quilting in Cyberspace in the June2008 issue of The Template looks at sites for children's quilts and the festive times of year. Why not get a head start on some of your Christmas projects in July?

Crayon Quilts

Free patterns for Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Bill:
Christmas Quilts:
(Note: the internet is an ever-changing medium: we've done our best to provide and check these links, but do be aware that sites can change/vanish overnight).

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Block of the Quarter - June 2008

The second block of the quarter for 2008 is a traditional Ohio star block using blue and cream fabrics. All the instructions for this 12 1/2in block are in the current issue of The Template newsletter but here are some colour images for a guide.

 

Please note that the Block of the Quarter will be drawn at the Burwood meeting in on Saturday 16 August. You can participate in the Block of the Quarter by bringing your TWO blocks along to the meeting or posting them into the Guild office by no later than Tuesday, 12 August 2008.

Sunday, 15 June 2008

Announcement of Viewers' Choice

Congratulations to Adriana Gismondi and Vicki Jenkin. Their quilts, A Quilters' Encyclopedia - Australian Parrots and Rose Rhapsody, were voted first and second prize in the Viewers' Choice awards at the Sydney Quilt Show 2008.

First Prize - Viewers' Choice Second Prize - Viewers' Choice

You can view all the prize winning quilts on the Guild website at: www.quiltersguildnsw.com/quiltshow

Saturday, 14 June 2008

Closing days: Sydney Quilt Show 2008

Sunday, 15 June is the last day of the Sydney Quilt Show 2008 and is your last opportunity to see the displays including:

Don't miss out! and don't forget to buy a raffle ticket too.

Flower Basket Medallion by Kim McLean
(pattern available from www.gloriouscolor.com)

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Sydney Quilt Show 2008 Prize Winners

You can now view the gallery of prize winning quilts for Sydney Quilt Show 2008 online at:

Share the link with all your friends and congratulations to the prize winners including Merelyn Pearce who was awarded Best of Show for her quilt Wheelflower Medallion, another applique masterpiece inspired by the works of Margaret Preston.

Quilt Show Photography

Today is the opening day of the Sydney Quilt Show! A gallery of the prize winning quilts will be posted online around noon so do check back later for the link. In the meantime, if you are able to attend the quilt show in person, don't forget to bring your camera.

PHOTOGRAPHY IS PERMITTED
FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY
Please respect the copyright of the quiltmakers and do NOT publish any quilt images online unless you have obtained the permission of the quiltmaker

Monday, 9 June 2008

Powerhouse Museum talk - Rococo fashion: 11 June @ 12.30pm

After you have attended the awards ceremony at the Sydney Quilt Show on Wednesday morning, you might like to pop over the Powerhouse Museum for an illustrated talk:

Wednesday 11 June, 12.30pm
Rococo fashion - the silver brocade open robe
in the Powerhouse collection
with Louise Mitchell, former Curator of Decorative Arts and Design
(Free with museum admission, no bookings required)


To complement the exhibition Silver: Paul de Lamerie from the Cahn Collection, the Museum is currently displaying a spectacular open robe of silver brocade from the permanent collection. Made in about 1760, the gown can tell us much about fashion in the 1700s. Hear costume Curator, Louise Mitchell tell the story of Rococo fashion with specific reference to the Museum's most spectacular gown.

These talks are part of the Powerhouse Museum Adult Learning Program 2008. For full program go to http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/whatson and follow the link 'Talks After Noon', Wednesday talks and Sunday talks

Friday, 6 June 2008

June 2008 Template - Out now!

The June 2008 issue of the Guild's newsletter The Template has been mailed out to all members. It's a bumper 36 page issue packed full of news and notices including the following special features:

  • Guild scholarship reports from Sue Dennis and Julie Wood and an application form for 2008;
  • reports and images from a number of shows including the Royal Easter Show; the Australasian Quilt Convention and Expo; Forster Show and the Avalon show;
  • news from the April away meeting at Batemans Bay;
  • the 2008 Raffle Quilt Story; and
  • a sneak preview of some quilts from this year's Guest Exhibitor at the Sydney Quilt Show, Kim McLean.
The quilt on the cover is Crysalis by Amanda Daly, first prize winner in the Guild's 25th Anniversary theme challenge, Looking Forward, Looking Back. The theme for this year's challenge is "Coast & Country" and entries close on 26 September 2008. First prize is Select 3.0 Quilting with IDT sewing machine valued at $900 + a five year warranty. See the Guild website for more details.

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Social Meeting at Campbelltown: Sunday, 6 July

If you weren't able to attend last Saturday's meeting at Burwood, you can find out more about the range of alternative quilt finishes (other than binding) via Brenda Smith's listing of online tutorials.

The next Guild meeting will be on Sunday, 6 July at the Campbelltown Arts Centre (aka The Art Gallery) Cnr Camden Rd & Moore Oxley Rd, Campbelltown. This will be a social meeting with the following program:

  • 10am - 11.30: sewing and chat
  • 11:30am: show and telll
  • 12 noon: lunch
  • 1pm: Guest Speaker Robyn Ahern. editor of Patchwork and Stitching, will share her extensive collection of new and antique quilts with the gathering
  • 3pm: close
There will be special door prizes and we encourage all to bring something to share for morning or afternoon tea.

Monday, 2 June 2008

Tour the Textile Art Collection of NSW Parliament : 7 July

You are invited to tour the Textile Art Collection of the New South Wales Parliament with artist Diane Groenewegen on Monday, 7 July 2008.

This tour takes you through the textile artwork of the NSW Parliament. Diane, your guide, will explain these artworks in terms of technique and history and reveal some of the behind-the-scenes stories associated with their creation. At the time these were commissioned she was the President of the Craft Council of NSW and is a well-known textile artist and teacher. Join us for a unique opportunity to view and learn about these important works.

The program is organised by the Education Section of the NSW Parliament.

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL, please call 9230 2047 or email: education@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Date: Monday 7 July 2008
Times: 10:30am -12noon (registration 10:15am) or
2:30pm - 4:00pm
(registration 2:15pm)

Cost: $10 (includes colour booklet)

Venue: Parliament House is in Macquarie Street, almost opposite Martin Place. Public transport is recommended as parking at the Parliament is not available. The nearest train stations are Martin Place and St James. Participants should enter Parliament via Macquarie Street and make their way to the Legislative Assembly reception desk.

Sunday, 1 June 2008

6 June Friday Showcase: Alan Tremain

The Guild's publicity and sponsorship officer, Alan Tremain, presents the June showcase at the Guild Office at 10am, Friday 2 June 2008. Alan is an accomplished textile artist and uses a wide range of techniques.

Alan's quilt Hitomi's Flower (pictured) features as the quilt for the month of April in the Guild's 25th Anniversary 2008 calendar.
Calendars will be available for purchase at the Sydney Quilt Show for the reduced price of $10. New members (who have not held membership in the last three years) will also receive a free copy of the calendar while stocks last.

Saturday, 31 May 2008

Quilt National entry deadline: 5 September 2008

5 September 2008 is the deadline for entries into Quilt National 2009, an international contemporary textiles exhibition held at The Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, Ohio USA. Start planning your entry now!

For more information, see: www.quiltnational.com

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Quilt Show Countdown

In just two weeks, Hall 3 at the Darling Harbour Exhibition Centre will be buzzing with Guild volunteers setting up for Sydney Quilt Show 2008. It's not too late for you to send in your completed Volunteer Form or to contact the office on (02) 9283 3737 with your availability. The quilt show is a significant undertaking and a strong pool of volunteers will ensure that the team is fresh and enthusiastic to carry out the following important tasks:

  • set up (Tuesday 10 June) especially in the morning;
  • floor monitoring/white glove duties;
  • catalogue sales;
  • membership renewals and inquiries;
  • raffle ticket sales;
  • demonstrating quilting skills;
  • treasurer assistance; and
  • take down (5.00-7.30pm Sunday, 15 June).
We are especially looking for white glove quilt monitors for Sunday at the quilt show.

If you are entering a quilt in this year's show, it's time to check that your quilt is correctly labelled with a hanging sleeve/velcro strip (as applicable) and to make contact with your "Drop Off Lady" regarding delivery of your quilt. Quilts must be delivered to Drop Off Ladies by Wednesday, 4 June.

Finally, this week is your last chance to purchase tickets for the Gala Dinner. Don't miss out!

Monday, 26 May 2008

Hunters Hill Quilt Show: opening 29 May 2008

The Hunters Hill Quilters' Inc invite you to their 2008 show:

Hunters Hill Town Hall Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill Opening at 7.30pm Thursday 29 May 10am-4.30pm: Friday 30 May, Saturday 31 May and 1 June Admission $6 including catalogue

Over 80 quilts by members. Many new and old quilts for sale. Spectacular raffle quilts. Tea, coffee, scones and sandwiches. Quilt Shop - Material Obession.

Proceeds to Redkite - supporting children, young people and their families through cancer.

Enquiries: Kathie de Palo (Show Coordinator) 9817 5131 or Audrey Lindsay (President) 9449 9076.

Friday, 23 May 2008

Brenda Smith @ Burwood Meeting: 31 May

The next general meeting is at Burwood RSL (96 Shaftsbury Avenue) on Saturday, 31 May at 1pm.

Before the meeting, at 11am, Brenda Smith will be demonstrating some alternatives to binding quilts. She will also be the guest speaker at the meeting, presenting a selection of her vibrant quilts (including her contributions to the Twelve by Twelve Collaborative Art Quilt Project) and discussing the role of serendipity in quiltmaking.

Pick up some goodies from Oatley Cottage, the shop for this meeting. There are also a number of door prizes. Non-member guests are welcome.

Autumn Splendour by Brenda Smith
Autumn Splendour - When Nature Goes to Pieces
by Brenda Smith
2006 Guild Challenge: Going to Pieces

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Forster Quilt & Craft Show: 24 & 25 May

The Forster Arts & Crafts Exhibition will be held on this weekend:

Quilt & Craft Show & Quilts of Love
Forster Arts & Crafts Centre, Breese Parade, Forster NSW
(near Council Chambers/Library, opposite Stocklands)
24th & 25th May 2008
10am-4pm each day
Contact 02 6554 6900 (10-4pm every day)
Entry "Gold Coin Donation

Forster Arts & Crafts is one of the largest community arts and crafts centres in NSW. Their inaugural Quilt & Craft Exhibition in 2007 was such a success, with several hundred people attending, they have decided to make it an annual event. Last year over 60 quilts and wall hangings were displayed together with many other members' crafts and another 150 Quilts of Love made for Ronald McDonald Family Respite Beach House.

Friday, 16 May 2008

Gala Dinner Menu & Reminder

Don't forget to reserve your place at the Gala Dinner. Bookings with payment must be received by Friday, 30 May 2008 at the Guild office. Come along for great company and a sumptuous dinner as well as an presentation from guest speakers Sarah Fielke and Kathy Doughty from Material Obsession, who have just released a book with the same name.

Gala Dinner, 6pm for 6.45pm dinner: Friday, 13 June 2008
Novotel Rockford, , Darling Harbour
Cost: $55 per person, 3 course menu
  • Entree: Potato gnocchi with wild mushroom veloute and white truffle oil OR Tiger prawn salad with avocado and tomato tian, mango and ginger dressing
  • Mains: Roasted beef sirloin with honey roasted veges and onion gravy OR orange marinated duckbreast with potato bundled veges and maidera jus.
  • Dessert: tiramisu with espresso anglaise OR an australian cheese platter with honey scented yoghurt
Please contact the venue directly on (02) 8217 4000 regarding any specific dietary requirements.) Disabled access is available.