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.