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.

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

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!