Sunday, 30 January 2011

4 February Friday Showcase: Lisa Walton

Lisa Walton presents the the first Friday showcase for 2011 at the Guild office at 10am on Friday, 5 February 2011. All welcome! ($5.50 entry fee) Lisa is an award winning quilter and textile artist, maker and seller of hand dyed fabric and beads, and a very popular tutor. Lisa was awarded the final Jewel Pearce Patterson International Quilt Teacher Scholarship, in Houston, America 2010 and will be teaching Guild workshops on 23 and 24 July (information to follow).
Bushfire Sunset by Lisa Walton and Nicole Bridges
Bushfire Sunset by Lisa Walton
(Machine quilted by Nicole Bridges)

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Message from the President re Queensland Flood Assistance

Many members have contacted the Guild over the past weeks wanting to know what can be done to help the Queensland families who have lost everything in the recent floods. I have been in contact with the President of the Queensland Quilters and recently received this letter with details on how we can all help (copied below).

At the Guild general meeting on the 12th February at Burwood RSL we will be accepting donations of any sewing related items - pins, needles, threads, rulers, rotary cutters etc., these items will be forwarded to the Queensland Quilters to distribute to Guild members.  Financial donations will also be accepted.

Maree Gebhardt (President)
The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc

Hello everyone,
The recent floods in Queensland have caused terrible loss and grief for a lot of people. The size of this devastation is unimaginable. Queensland Quilters Inc. is organizing the collection and distribution of comfort quilts for flood victims.

We would appreciate the donation of quilts. The preferred sizes range from 1m x 1.50m (40”x60”) to 1.2m x 1.80m (48”x72”) but anything you are able to give is appreciated.
We are also asking for donations of the following:

  • Quilt tops not yet quilted
  • Cotton quilting fabrics for tops and backs
  • Cotton wadding to make and finish quilts
  • Quilting books and magazines in good condition
We have many Affiliated Groups, members and sponsoring businesses in affected areas. As they live and work in these areas, we are using this network to assess the need for these donations.

If your group would like to prepare sewing related care packs we will accept these also. We are also offering some financial assistance to our Affiliated Groups making quilts and we anticipate that they will use these funds to purchase requirements within their local communities. We currently have 70 groups across the state. One group we have heard from had their premises flooded and has lost their library, among other things.

If you would like to contribute financially this would also greatly assist us.
Please send all donations and contributions to:
Queensland Quilters Inc, GPO Box 2841, Brisbane 4001.

Kim Boland, President
Queensland Quilters Inc

Friday, 21 January 2011

Reminder: Designing with Strips Workshop 11 February

Download and return a Workshop Booking Form to reserve your place at the first Guild workshop for 2011:

Designing with Strips with Chris Timmins
Friday, 11 February 2011 (9.30am for 10-4pm)
Boronia Park Uniting Church: 93A Pittwater Road, Hunters Hill

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Updated Guild Library Catalogue Listings

The Guild maintains an extensive library of books, videos, CDs and DVDs, as well as a large selection of slide sets and magazines. The Guild Librarian, Rhonda Taylor, has undertaken a comprehensive stocktake to bring you these catalogue listings that are current as January 2011:

Guild members are welcome to visit the office to chat with other quilters, browse and borrow books.  If that is not an option for you, requests can be submitted via email, post, fax or phone (not available to members outside Australia).  It is advisable to give a list of 6-8 titles, in order of preference, to ensure we can have some books in the post to you within days. You may choose to reserve a title that is unavailable at the time of your initial request.

Three books may be borrowed at one time (three magazines count as one book). The Guild pays the outward postage and the member pays the return postage. Books may be kept for one month; the due date is shown on the pocket in the front of the book. Please ensure that books are returned on time and in good condition.