Monday, 20 June 2011

Sydney Quilt Show : 22-26 June 2011

The Quilters' Guild of NSW is proud to present its annual members' exhibition this week from 22-26 June in conjunction with the Craft & Quilt Fair at the Exhibition Centre at Darling Harbour, Sydney.  This exciting event opens at 9am on Wednesday, 22 June and everyone is invited to attend the awards ceremony at the special time of 11am.

Sydney Quilt Show 2011The 2011 Sydney Quilt Show will showcase:

  • an exhibition of nearly 400 member quilts;
  • 2010 Spot the Spots! Guild challenge quilts;
  • Art to Wear -Twitchers all of a twitter -- Aussie Bird" which features a designated palette of lorikeet colours - Greens 70%, Blues 15% Yellow 5% Red 5% artist's choice5%”
  • Art to Wear Guest Exhibitor - Wendy Wright;
  • Best of Australia quilts (Best of Show quilts from across Australia for 2010) sponsored by Bernina;
  • a selection of contemporary quilts by guest exhibitor Lisa Walton with daily floortalks at 1pm; and
  • Kids Skills on Saturday and Sunday.
In addition, this year we are introducing a number of 30-minute floor talks on a variety of topics, using the quilts on display to illustrate the variety that's possible in quilt construction and design. Tours commence at the Best of Show quilt and are FREE of charge. See floor talk timetable below.

Wednesday 22 June
  • 1pm - Guest exhibitor floortalk with Lisa Walton
  • 2pm - Patchwork for Beginners: Lynn Hewitt
Thursday 23 June
  • 11 am Art Quilts: Brenda Gael Smith
  • 1pm - Guest exhibitor floortalk with Lisa Walton 
  • 2pm - A Twist on Tradition:Kathy Doughty
Friday 24 June 
  • 11am - Quilting:Maree Gebhardt 
  • 1pm - Guest exhibitor floortalk with Lisa Walton 
  • 2pm - Mixed Techniques:Amanda Daly
 Saturday 25 June
  • 11am -  Kids talk: Amanda Daly
  • 1pm - Guest exhibitor floortalk with Lisa Walton 
  • 2pm - Traditional: Jane Gibson
Sunday 26 June
  • 11am - Patchwork for Beginners:Lynn Hewitt 
  • 1pm - Guest exhibitor floortalk with Lisa Walton 
  • 2pm - Art Quilts:Brenda Gael Smith
Note:  The Guild office is closed during the week of the Sydney Quilt Show and will reopen at 10am on Monday 27 June 2011.

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