Monday, 30 January 2012

Annual Away Meeting: 30 March - 1 April

The 2012 Annual Away Meeting will be held at Orange on Saturday 31 March as part of a weekend of great quilt-related activities. We invite you to join us!

It is time to book NOW for this fun trip.

  • Leaving Sydney on Friday 30 March, we travel to Orange, stopping along the way at fabric shops.
  • Includes accommodation for two nights at the Templers Mill Motel in Orange.
  • On Saturday 31 March, we visit shops in Orange. The Guild meeting follows lunch with our host group. The guest speaker is Ann Visman who will discuss her journey through patchwork. Show and Tell and afternoon tea is included.
  • On Saturday afternoon, we enjoy a wine and cheese tasting in Bathurst.
  • We travel home on Sunday enjoying local attractions along the way.
  • Estimated cost (dependent on total number attending) will be $380 single, $300 per person twin or triple share including breakfast and some meals.

Contact Joan Shaw to make your booking and further information.

The final date for booking is 10 February 2012.

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Friday Showcase 3 February: Sue Rowles

Sue Rowles presents Friday showcase at the Guild office at 10am on Friday, 3 February 2012. All welcome! ($5 entry fee).

Friday, 27 January 2012

2012 Sydney Quilt Show Entry Form

The entry form for the 30th annual members' exhibition (Sydney Quilt Show 2012) will be posted out to members shortly with the newsletter and is now available online.

Download 2012 Sydney Quilt Show Entry Form (349KB PDF)

As highlighted in the November 2011 newsletter, there are a number of exciting additions to the quilt show to celebrate the Guild's 30th anniversary including:

  • Traditional and Contemporary Master Quilter categories - by invitation only;
  • a Novice Quilters category for entrants who have started quilting after 1 January 2008;
  • a special award for Excellence in Longarm Machine Quilting - To be considered for the Long Arm Machine Quilting Award, the quilt may be quilted (by the quiltmaker) on any style of machine(including domestic) and frame system, where the quilt is stationary (on a frame) and it is the machine that moves over the quilt during thequilting process;
  • Best Hand Made Quilt Award.  To be eligible for this award, the quilt must have been constructed entirely by hand (without the use of a sewing machine) with the exception that the binding may be made and attached by machine; and
  • all entries will potentially be eligible for a restyled Creative Use of Colour Award. For this award, consideration will be given to how the colour choices made by the quiltmaker contribute to the overall balance of the quilt and how colour has been used to give the quilt its unique visually emotive and personal look.
Other changes to the entry form include:
  • a separate sheet for entry payment details so that credit card details can be destroyed in a timely manner;
  • Junior Member A now refers to all junior members in Year 6 or below in 2012.  Junior Member B entrants will be in secondary school (Years 7-12) or aged 13-18 at a 1 January 2012.  Junior Member B also includes quilts completed in 2011 by members who completed their HSC in 2011 but could not previously enter their quilt; and

  • the minimum size for Predominantly Applique categories has been reduced to 120cm to bring it into line with the Traditional categories.
Please review the entry form carefully before returning it to the Guild office.  The closing date for entries is Friday, 9 March 2012.