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:
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!