Sunday, 31 May 2009

2010 Guild Calendar

In 2010 you can have a quilt brighten every single day with the Guild's special calendar that you can purchase at the Sydney Quilt Show 2009 and then from the Guild office.

2010 Guild Calendar 2010 Guild Calendar Back cover

The following winning quilts were selected from the entries in last year's calendar challenge:
  • Cover award sponsored by Pfaff Australia: ‘Faites Simple:The Impressionists’ – Cathy Jack Coupland
  • January:We Do Like to Be Beside The Seaside’ – Marilyn Lowder
  • February: Pippy Hunting – Low Tide at Davistown – Elizabeth Long
  • March: Still Life With Picasso #1Helen Godden
  • April: Spring Beauty – Judith Thomson
  • May: Seachange 1 – Alison Muir
  • June: Lift Off – Carolyn Sullivan
  • July: Colour Patch Series:Black, Blue & Red – Sue Dennis
  • August: Simple String Theory - Brenda Gael Smith
  • September: Flannel Flowers Amanda Daly
  • October: Inspiration Unleashed 2Sharon French
  • November: Migration – Carol Timmins
  • December: Still Life – Log Cabin Flowers – Alan R Tremain
The calendars are available to financial guild members at the special Guild member price of $12 plus postage and credit card fee (if applicable) These calendars are also available from selected retail outlets at the RRP of $15. Wholesale enquiries welcome, please contact 2010 Calendar Coordinator or contact our office.

Monday, 25 May 2009

Artists Forum at the Fairfield: 30 May

There will be an Artists Forum at the Fairfield Museum & Gallery on Saturday, 30 May . In association with the exhibition, A Conversation with Rain – a national innovative contemporary textile exhibition to stimulate and inspire the artists curated by Helen Lancaster. The forum, from 11am-3pm, will be made up of several artists from the exhibition, who will talk about the process of how they work, techniques used etc and debate what comes first – technique or idea.

Cost - $15. Booking essential – phone the Gallery on (02) 9609 3993

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Quilt Show @ Copacabana: 30 May

There will be a quilt show, in conjunction with Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea at Copacabana on the Central Coast this weekend. Here are the key details:

Quilt & Craft Show for Cancer Council Research
8am-4pm:Saturday, 30 May 2009
Copacabana Surf Club
Entry Fee $5 includes light refreshments

Friday, 22 May 2009

Central Coast Quilt Exhibition: 24 May

The Central Coast 2009 annual charity quilt competition and exhibition will be held on Sunday 24 May at the Wyong Race Club. There will be a range of quilts on display as well as free demonstrations and workshops. Patchwork and craft supplies and sewing machines will also be available. Proceeds from the day go to Cancercare Services as Gosford and Wyong Hospitals.

Enquiries: Janette Jones. Tel: 0439 387 267

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Burwood Meeting: 16 May 2009

The next Guild meeting at Burwood RSL (96 Shaftsbury Avenue) is this Saturday, 16 May 2009:

11am - noon: Crazy patchwork demonstration with Yvonne Line
1pm: General Meeting including consideration of a special resolution relating to amending the constitution and the size of the committee a
nd guest speaker Hans Joerg Wengi from Guttermann Threads

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Social Meeting at Campbelltown: 17 May

The next Sunday social meeting for 2009 is this Sunday, 17 May.

The venue is Campbelltown Arts Centre. All members, and friends and interested persons, welcome. Gallery opens at 10.00am , Show and tell at 11.30, Café for lunch or bring your own, Guest Speaker, 1.00pm, Afternoon Tea provided, meeting closes at 3.00 pm, Gallery closes at 4.00pm. Wheelchair access, Sculpture Garden, Art Gallery, Japanese Garden.

Monday, 11 May 2009

QS2009 Gala Dinner - 12 June

It's time to book your place at the Gala Dinner held as part of the Sydney Quilt Show 2009. Come along for great company and a sumptuous dinner as well as an inspiring presentation from guest speaker Helen Godden.

Gala Dinner
6pm for 6.45pm dinner: Friday, 12 June 2008
Venue: Novotel Rockford, 17 Little Pier St, Darling Harbour

Cost: $55 per person, 3 course menu
Disabled access is available at the venue

Bookings with payment must be received by Friday, 29 May 2009 at the Guild office. (Please contact the venue directly on (02) 8217 4000 regarding any specific dietary requirements.) Download and complete your booking form.

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Sydney Quilt show 2009 Update

Acceptance letters and drop-off lady details will be dispatched to entrants this week. (The Exhibition Secretary apologises for the delay.) The Guild is delighted to report that, in addition to the record number of 390 quilts in the members' exhibition, there will be many other special exhibits including:

  • a selection of quilts by award-winning quiltmaker Helen Godden;

  • Australia Wide - an exhibition of art quilts by members of the Ozquilt Network, Australia's organisation for art quilters;

  • antique quilts that feature in the book The Fabric of Society by Annette Gero;

  • a Black & White exhibit of Art to Wear items including special guest artist Barbara Rogers;

  • Coast and Country Guild challenge quilts;

  • Best of Australia Quilts sponsored by Bernina; AND

  • Fantasy quilts from the inaugural AP&Q AQC Challenge including the prize winning entry by Guild member Denise Sargo.

Join us at the Sydney Quilt Show at Darling Harbour 10 - 14 June 2009.