Quilt Show in Port Macquarie 8 - 10 June 2012
Timeless Quilters invite you to their upcoming Quilt Show
This is sure to be a visual delight for all quilt lovers with over 200 quilts on display.
Venue : Port Macquarie Race Club
Oxley Highway, Port Macquarie
Dates : Friday - Sunday 8 - 10th June
Times : Fri & Sat 10 - 4pm
Sun 10 - 3pm
Entry : $5
Thursday, 31 May 2012
Quilt Show in Port Macquarie 8 - 10 June 2012
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Friday 1 June 2012 is the final day to :
- Purchase tickets for The Exhibition Dinner 'Celebrating 30 Years', at Rockford Novotel
- Return raffle ticket stubs and unused tickets to Guild Office
- Purchase Exhibition VIP Tickets
Tuesday, 29 May 2012
NSW Quilters' Guild Members :
Please Note :
All 2012 Quilt Show Entries Must have an attached Hanging Sleeve
(No velcro strips as previously published)
Apologies for any confusion
In two weeks time the Judging of this year's Sydney Quilt Show entries will be 'done and dusted' and volunteers will be busy in the Darling Harbour Exhibition Centre displaying the more than 360 quilts entered.
Its not too late to send in your completed Volunteer Form or contact The Guild Office to be added to the list of volunteers needed for the five exhibition days of this year's Quilt Show. A rotating list 'White Glove' Volunteers are needed so that all volunteers remain able and enthusiastic to carry out these varied tasks :
- Exhibition floor monitoring . . talking to members of the public and ensuring that all quilts are cared for
- Membership renewals and inquiries
- Raffle ticket sales
- 30th Anniversary Quilt Label sales
- Signature block signing for attendees
- Demonstrating quilting skills
- Treasurer assistance
- Weekend Kidskills assistance
- Take Down Duty (5.00-7.00pm Sunday 17 June)
Come along and join in the fun, meet other members of the Guild and receive your 2012 Volunteers Badge and complimentary Quilt Show Catalogue.
Monday, 28 May 2012
If you have an entry in this year's quilt show have you been in contact
with your "Drop off Lady"?
Quilts must be delivered to your contact person by Wednesday, 6 June.
Don't forget to check now that your quilt is correctly labelled and has a hanging sleeve/velcro strip (as applicable).
Please ensure that there aren't any forgotten pins or needles still poking through.
Sunday, 27 May 2012
Have you purchased your entry tickets to this year's exhibition at Darling Harbour?
If not, there are still a few days left to contact The Guild Office to purchase tickets at a reduced rate.
Quilt groups might like to organise a bulk order for their members.
Cost : $14 each
Available until 1 June 2012
Thursday, 24 May 2012
The next Sewing in the Office event for Community Quilts is on Monday 28 May 10.30 - 2pm
Once again the talented Guild quilters who sew tirelessly for this worthy cause invite you to share a few hours with them, hand appliqueing and piecing donated fabrics into special quilts for needy children.
Please bring along your favourite sewing kit and either your own lunch, or visit the welcoming cafe downstairs.
The 'cuppa' and friendly chat are free!
Further information available from Linda Butcher
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Committee members have been delighted by the response shown to the call for
As outlined in The Template (February and May editions), a 30th Anniversary coverlet will be constructed from 1/2 square triangle blocks that have been made by members with their signature on one half.
A small sample above shows the variety of fabrics being used, with a cream /off white triangle for a visitors signature.
The 'print' half of each block should display current fabric ranges, so as to reflect
'this moment in time'.
Please use a permanent ink pen, or embroidery to add your own name, and also check that the finished size of each block (once sewn into the coverlet) will be 4 inches.
Blocks will need to arrive in The Guild Office before 1 June or be delivered in person to the Guild Desk at The 2012 Sydney Quilt Show.
You are invited to take part in Quilting posterity!
Sunday, 20 May 2012
Attention all Guild Members...if you haven't already done so, please return Raffle Ticket monies or unused raffle tickets to the Guild Office by 1 June 2012
Tickets are still available in the Guild office if you require some extra...it isnt too late to purchase at the office.
Tickets also available at only $2 each at the Sydney Quilt Show
The fantastic 2012 Prizes are..
Permission received From Nora www.bellaquilts.com to use the cover quilt design "Cosmati Rings 11"
- 1st Prize : 2012 Raffle Quilt "Opulence" made by Novocastrian Quilters Inc
- 2nd Prize : "Bernette" Sewing Machine Sponsored by Bernina Aust P/L (valued at $799)
- 3rd Prize : A collectors Box of Gutermann Sewing Threads Sponsored by Perivale Gutermann
- 4th Prize : A Sew-Ezi Sewing Table Sponsored by Just Patchwork
- 5th Prize : A Craft Lamp Sponsored by The Scissorman
- 6th Prize : 10 metres Moda Fabrics Sponsored by PK Fabrics
Friday, 18 May 2012
Quilt Show 26 - 27 May 2012
The Crescent Head Quilters and Clyde Street Quilters invite you to their forthcoming Exhibition.
There will be quilts on display as well as handmade quilts and craft goods for sale.
Come and shop from several Merchant Stalls whilst enjoying delicious refreshments supplied by the clever quilters from this region.
Raffle proceeds will benefit Kempsey Hospice.
The Quilt show will coincide with the Malibu Surfing Competition at Crescent Head.
Venue : Crescent Head Public School
Pacific Street, Crescent Head
Dates : Saturday and Sunday 26 & 27th May
Times : Saturday 9am - 4pm
Sunday 9am - 3pm
Cost : Adults $5
Thursday, 17 May 2012
To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of The NSW Quilter's Guild a commemorative label has been produced.
Further labels can be purchased for $2 each at the Guild Office, during the Burwood General Meeting this Saturday and at The Sydney Quilt Show in June.
If ordering through the office, a maximum of 10 labels can be posted in a standard envelope.
A postage and handling fee of $1.00 will apply, and if using a credit card, a further $1.50 credit card fee should be included.
These white cotton labels are approx 12cm x 10cm with the black lower wording..
"There's nothing black and white about the Guild "
Please contact The Guild Office if further information is required.
To celebrate the Guild's 30th anniversary, Quilters Companion and Brother International (Aust) Pty Ltd are proudly sponsoring the 2012 Under 35's Quilt Competition How Does Your Garden Grow.
Be inspired by the theme to create a quilt no larger than 120 cm X 150 cm (portrait or landscape orientation).
Categories: Primary students, Secondary students, 18- 24 years, and 25–35 years.
- A Brother Sewing machine plus primary and secondary school winners will receive sewing machines for their schools;
- A Quilters pack from Quilters Companion Magazine;
- A copy of The Promise of Joy by Kathy Doughty, from Material Obsession;
- EVERY entrant will receive a free digital magazine subscription for Quilters Companion and Homespun Magazines and Quilters Companion 2013 Diary.
Download Under 35s Quilt Competition Entry Form (892KB PDF)
Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Please Note . . .
Template Free Posting for Macarthur Textile Network Inc Annual Exhibition did not include correct dates
Date : Friday - Saturday only . . . 18th - 19th May 2012
(not Sunday as previously inferred)
Venue : Camden Civic Center, Oxley street, Camden
Time : 10am - 4pm
Admission : $2
The Macathur Textile Network Inc Annual Exhibition is on this weekend
Challenge topic : Elements
Venue : Camden Civic Center
Oxley Street, Camden
Date : Friday- Saturday 18th-19th May
Time : 10am-4pm
Admission : $2
All welcome !
Sunday, 13 May 2012
Have you been to
Saturday, 12 May 2012
Looking forward . . . . looking back . . . . 30 years of contemporary quiltmaking
Judy Hooworth, the 2012 winner of the Rajah Award, will give an illustrated talk about the history of quilt art in Australia from her perspective: and specifically how her own work developed and evolved and continues to evolve today.
Judy will look at how The New Quilt has changed and how it has influenced her work and the work of fellow artists.
Join us in the Charles Kerry Meeting Room on level 5 at The Powerhouse Museum in Sydney at 2pm on Saturday the 26th May.
There isn't any entry fee to the Powerhouse Museum if you are coming to the talk.
Guild members pay $5 and non-guild members $15 to attend.
Afternoon tea is provided.
Friday, 11 May 2012
You are invited to join the following exhibiting artists at the Regeneration: Contemporary Quilt Textiles 2012 exhibition at Manly Art Gallery at 3pm on Sunday, 13 May for as they talk about their art works and processes:
- Amanda Daly
- Judy Hooworth
- Alison Levingston
- Alison Muir
- Brenda Gael Smith
- Jo Steele
- Gloria Muddle (to be confirmed)
|Black Water by Judy Hooworth (Photography: John Doughty)|
Thursday, 10 May 2012
The next General Meeting will be held on Saturday 19 May in the "Dome" on the 1st level at Burwood RSL.
Shaftsbury Rd, Burwood.
This promises to be a "blockbuster" meeting with the following attractions...
Guest Speaker : Carolyn Sullivan
Retrospective Interview : Roslyn Moules
Demonstration : Claire Ayling 11am
Featured Shop : Claire Ayling : Bali Batik Fabrics
Feature Group : Camden Country Quilters Guild
Show and Tell : Please bring your recent quilts
Dont forget to bring your own mug for afternoon tea because THIS meeting will have a cake at centre stage....
..... This year is the Guilds 30th Anniversary
......and...the Guild will be hosting Australia's Biggest Morning Tea
Also, lucky door prizes and Block of the Quarter.
Bring your Signature Blocks (for the 30th Anniversary signature coverlet) and any "Pearls of Wisdom" for a future guild publication.
Come and share the fun!..... Visitors most welcome.
Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Those Curlewis Quilters, good ol' Merle and Miss Shirl
Were off to The Anniversary Dinner
Said Merle to Miss Shirl
"Grab your pearls, m'dear girl,
Our 30's glamour ensures that we're winners"
Just a reminder that if you are coming to the 30th Anniversary Dinner, there will be Prizes awarded to attendees displaying a unique use of Pearls!
Sunday, 6 May 2012
Once again the Arcadian Quilters' are exhibiting their creativity and hard work.
Their Quilt Show will be on for 3 days next weekend ... at a very pleasant location.
Worth taking Mum for Mother's Day!
Venue : Swane's Nursery Glasshouse
490 Galston Road,
Date : Friday - Sunday.... 11-13 May 2012
Time : 9.30 am - 4pm ... (Sunday until 3.30pm)
Entry : Adults $5.00.... Children Free
Proceeds will go to local charities
Tea, coffee and other refreshments available to enjoy whilst relaxing with friends.
Friday, 4 May 2012
Waratah P's & Q's Biennial Quilt Show
Live close to Telopea?... Then please come to their Quilt Show this Sunday
Venue : Dundas Neighbourhood Centre
21 Sturt Street
Date : Sunday 6 May
Time : 10.00 am - 4pm
Quilts, Arts and Crafts for sale.
All Welcome !
Thursday, 3 May 2012
If you can’t make it to the Regeneration: Contemporary Quilt Textiles 2012 exhibition at Manly Art Gallery, you may like to download a copy of the Regeneration Catalogue
(15.65MB PDF). This is an attractive, multi-page brochure on high
quality paper. In addition to the curator's statement, the catalogue displays a full image of each work and associated artist statement.