Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Reminder Vikki Pignatelli Lecture: 2 May

American Quiltmaker Vikki Pignatelli is presenting the following lecture this Saturday:

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

We hope you can join us.

Monday, 27 April 2009

Chatelaine Quilters Exhibition: 1-2 May

Chatelaine Quilters Inc will be holding their biennial exhibition of members' work at Sutherland Uniting Church Hall, Flora St, Sutherland on May 1st and 2nd between 10 am and 4 pm each day. Entry $5 with proceeds to Cord Blood Foundation.

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Eastwood Patchwork Quilters Exhibition: 1-3 May

May 1 –3 10am to 4.30pm: Admission $6
Refreshments, light lunches, and quilt and craft stores will be available.

A chance to see a spectacular display of traditional quilts made by the members of Eastwood Patchwork Quilters, while visiting historic Brush Farm House, 19 Lawson St Eastwood.

Over 150 beautiful quilts made by our members will be displayed.

Located on bus routes 545 and 550 Chatswood/Macquarie/Eastwood/Parramatta.

Brush Farm House was built around 1820 by Gregory Blaxland, one of the first Europeans to find a route across the Blue Mountains. It is one of Australia’s oldest and substantial houses remaining from the Macquarie era. It has been, recently restored and renovated as an exhibition space by Ryde City Council. We will also use additional exhibition space in the adjacent Corrective Services Training facility.

Friday, 24 April 2009

Paducah Success

The winners of the American Quilt Society Quilt Contest in Paducah have been announced.

Guild member, Mariya Waters continues her success with Renaissance Revival which was awarded American Quilter's Society Best of Show. In addition, Mariya's quilt Bluebirds of Paradise was third in the Miniature category and Nic Bridges and Lisa Walton were awarded third place in the Large Wall Quilts: Longarm/Midarm Machine category with Bushfire Sunset.

Another, Guild member Margaret McDonald received an Honorable Mention for her quilt Infinity. You can view the complete list of winners and view the online gallery. Congratulations to our talented Guild members.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Springwood HS Community Quilt Show: Anzac Weekend

The 2009 Springwood High School Community Quilt Show is being held:

Friday April 24th to Sunday April 26th
Springwood High School Hall, Grose Rd Faulconbridge
Open Friday 9-5, Saturday 11-5 (Anzac Day), Sunday 10-4

2009 Raffle Quilt made by Chris Jurd

* over 150 quilts on display
* stalls and trading tables from many quilt shops and craftspeople
* demonstrations of Bernina sewing machines
* Quilt Show Café with fresh homemade goodies and cappuccinos

Proceeds of the Quilt Show will be used to purchase a Bernina Aurora 440 sewing machine for Springwood High School Textile students. For more information email Suzanne.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Quilt Show Update

390 entries from over 270 individual and group members have been received for the 2009 Sydney Quilt Show. This is an all-time record but the good news is that ALL valid entries have been accepted. Formal acceptance letters with important details about the delivery of your quilts will be posted out at the beginning of May. In the meantime, keep on putting the finishing details on your quilts. We look forward to a great show!

Monday, 6 April 2009

Community Quilts Demonstration Stand @ RAS

The Guild is taking Community Quilts to the Royal Easter Show in 2009. We require 24 volunteers over four days (16-19 April 2009) to assist in the machine quilting demonstration area where there will be four Pfaff quilting model sewing machines. Attending members can also bring in any project they wish to work on and thus demonstrate another technique we all use in quilt making wheter it be binding a quilt, hand applique or hand quilting.

If your are interested in demonstrating fo rthe Guild during this event, please contact the coordinator Alan Tremain via the office or by e-mail.

All volunteers will receive a full day pass and public transport travel reimbursement. Some onsite parking passes are also available.

Friday, 3 April 2009

Raffle Quilt 2009

Serendipity, the raffle quilt for 2009, was made by Wentworth Quilters Inc. Raffle tickets are $2 each. Tickets were distributed with the March newsletter but you can always purchase more from the Guild office or at the Sydney Quilt Show.

2009 Raffle Prizes:

  • 1st Prize: Winner's choice of "Serendipity" raffle quilt or Bernina Aurora 44oQE sewing machine sponsored by Bernina;
  • 2nd Prize: The remaining item from above;
  • 3rd Prize: A collector's box of sewing threads sponsored by Perivale Gutermann;
  • 4th Prize: A magnifier lamp sponsored by the Scissorman;
  • 5th Prize: 10 metres Moda fabric sponsored by PK Fabrics; and
  • 6th Prize: one year subscription to each of Homespun Magazine and iQuilt online quilting magazine.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Away Meeting: 4 April 2009

The 2009 "away" meeting is coming up this weekend:

1.30pm, Saturday, 4 April 2009
CWA Rooms, Mudgee
Surprise Guest Speaker + Show & Tell + Afternoon Tea

Members and non-members welcome!