Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Fresh & Salt by Alison Muir: 27 February - 9 March

"Fresh and Salt" by Alison Muir
27 February - 9 March 2009
Palm House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney
Messages in Stitched Textiles by Guild member Alison Muir designed to raise awareness of fresh and salt water in the Sydney Basin

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Quilt Show 2009 Button

Entries for the Sydney Quilt Show 2009 close on Friday, 13 March and the show itself runs from 10-14 June. Please assist in promoting the show by adding the QS2009 button to your blog or website. Here is the html code:

<a href="http://www.quiltersguildnsw.com/"><img src="http://www.quiltersguildnsw.com/quiltshowbutton.jpg" alt="Sydney Quilt Show" /></a>

Sydney Quilt Show 2009If you have a Blogspot blog, go to Dashboard>Layout>Page Elements>Add Page Element. Choose "HTML/Javascript" as your page element, click "Add to Blog", cut and paste the code and click "Save Changes". On the "Add & Arrange" page elements page, you can drag and drop the button at the desired place in your side bar. The button should look like this.

Please contact the Guild Webmaster if you require assistance.

PS: If you downloaded the code for the previous quilt show buttons, you will see that it has been automatically updated to display the 2009 button - no further action required!

Monday, 16 February 2009

Market Day @ Burwood: 21 Febuary

The next Guild meeting at Burwood is this Saturday, 21 February 2009:

11am - 1pm Market Day
1pm, General Meeting
Burwood RSL
96 Shaftsbury Avenue, Burwood

Join us for a busy market day followed by a presentation of antique quilts and stories by collector Trish Bloomfield.

Image courtesy of Australian Patchwork & Quilting

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Sydney Quilt Show 2009 - Call for Entries & Volunteers

Entry forms for the Sydney Quilt Show 2009 will be posted out to Guild members shortly. In the meantime, you can download the entry form (200KB PDF)to view the categories and conditions of entry.

THE CLOSING DATE FOR THE RETURN OF COMPLETED ENTRY FORMS IS: FRIDAY 13 March 2009 This closing date will be strictly applied!

Any queries about the entry form should be directed to the Exhibition Secretary.

The Sydney Quilt Show is an exhibition of members' quilts. If you wish to exhibit in this year's show, it is not too late. Just complete a membership form and return it with your subscription payment at the same time as you send in your quilt show entry form.

It is expected that all quilt show entrants will donate some time to help out at the show. Even if you have not entered a quilt, please consider submitting a volunteer form. 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 important tasks such as catalogue and raffle ticket sales and white glove floor monitoring duties.

Every volunteer will receive a specially minted Quilt Show 2009 badge and we have a special Sydney Quilt Show Volunteers Prize (value $350 product) sponsored by Cotton On Creations. You will be given one entry into this draw for every 2 hours duty you volunteer.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

6 February Friday Showcase: Jennifer Ramsay

Jennifer Ramsay presents the next Friday showcase at the Guild office at 10am on Friday, 6 February 2008. All welcome! ($5.50 entry fee)

"Fasset"-ating Circles
Sydney Quilt Show 2008
Jennifer's own design, using colourful Kaffe Fassett materials in the circles and borders. The design is based on ideas presented in 'Circle Play' by Reynola Pakusich. Quilt is machine pieced and quilted.

Monday, 2 February 2009

Updated Information about Vikki Pignatelli Visit

This blog post contains updated information about the forthcoming visit by American quiltmaker, lecturer and teacher, Vikki Pignatelli. If you wish to attend the lecture and/or the morning workshop (including if you have previously submitted an expression of interest), please complete this booking form and return it to the office with your payment to reserve your place. Please get your friends together and support this initiative. We can’t do it without your support!

American quiltmaker, lecturer and teacher, is coming to Australia with the support of the Barbara Meredith International Tutor Trust in April and May 2009.

Vikki has developed a simple layering technique that is a blend of piecing and appliqué. She is the author of two books featuring this technique, “Quilting Curves” and “Quilting by Improvisation”. (Further information on www.vikkipignatelli.com)

LECTURE DATE: Saturday, 2nd May, 2009.
VENUE: Epping Creative Leisure Centre, Dence Park, Stanley Road, Epping.
TIME: 1.30pm for 2.00pm. The lecture is for one hour.
A question and answer session and showing of quilts are included.

AFTERNOON TEA: Light refreshments will be provided but any donations will be appreciated.
ENTRY FEE: Prepaid $10.00. At the door $15.00

Subject to pre-bookings, there is one workshop available [are two workshops available, but only one will be booked, the one that registers the most interest.
  • Crazy about Curves’, making curves fun to do, without the hassle of measuring seam allowances. OR
  • Scrap the Pattern-Improvisational Curves’, an impromptu approach to piecing curves, offering total freedom in quilt making.

WORKSHOP DATE: Saturday, 2nd May, 2009
VENUE: As above
TIME: 9.15 am set up time for 9.30 am to 12.30.pm
CATERING: Bring your own lunch, if staying for the lecture. Light refreshments available for morning tea. There are no facilities handy to the venue.

A requirement list will be sent once the numbers (16) are sufficient to book the tutor. (Update: As at 6 February there are 10 bookings - the class size is capped at 20 students.) No refunds will be made after confirmation of booking the tutor has been made. You will have to find a replacement or there may be a waiting list at the office from which you can organise one.