Brenda Gael Smith presents Friday showcase at the Guild office at 10am on Friday, 2 September 2011. All welcome! ($5.50 entry fee).
Monday, 29 August 2011
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
Announcing the challenge theme for 2012 - 'What the World Needs Now'.
Is it 'Love, Sweet Love', an end to the global financial crisis or carbon tax? Quilters are called to give their answers in a textile interpretation for this thought-provoking annual challenge.
Sponsored by Expertise Events and Australian Patchwork and Quilting magazine, the AQC Challenge is run in conjunction with the annual Australasian Quilting Convention. The 2012 event will be held 12 - 15 April at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, Melbourne.
Full details and entry forms are available here.
Sunday, 14 August 2011
Home of Jolanta in Germany has challenged all quilters to make a quilt in traditional patchwork with the theme RED worked into it. Deadline for entries is 6 September 2012, so there's plenty of time to sew.
There will be three prizes: one for international entries, one for German entries and the Best of Show. The exhibition quilts will be on display in the Blue Salon of the Kurhaus in Bad Lauterberg, Hauz, Germany from 2-14 October 2012.
More information about the challenge can be found here.
Saturday, 13 August 2011
The next meeting will be held on Saturday 20 August at Burwood RSL. The program is as follows:
Demonstration - Julie Woods from Superior Threads (11am). Julie will be presenting information gleaned from her Superior Threads workshops in the USA, a trip which was partly funded by a Guild scholarship. She will discuss threads suitable for all projects and will have threads for sale.
Guest Speaker - Kate Chidlow from the Power House Museum will discuss the Australian Dress register.
Market Day - sell your unwanted fabric, notions, books etc $5.00 per table. Bookings essential - contact the Guild Office to make a booking.
Wednesday, 3 August 2011
Trish Bloomfield owns over 100 old quilts and quilt tops, most of
which she has bought over the internet. She came along with a sample of them to
show us and illustrate her talk on how to become a more discerning buyer of old
quilts. She started by showing us some quilts that were made in China and
represented as being antiques that she owns and uses as everyday quilts on her
bed. She said she has seen brand new US$50-60 quilts on e-bay being bid up to
US$500–600 so it was very good to hear this warning.