Friday, 28 September 2012

Friday Showcase 5 October : Show and Tell

This month's Friday Showcase will feature member's 'Show and Tell'

Items dont have to be bed quilts... perhaps you have other quilted, dyed or embellished  crafty loveliness. . . . toys, pincushions, embroidery rolls, journal covers, Xmas decorations, table runners, bags and cushions. We all enjoy the sharing of patchwork and quilting creativity.

Please bring your quilts to the Guild Office for a starting time of 10.00am

We welcome Guild members and Non-Guild friends and quilters to Friday Showcase.

Friday 5th October 2012, 10am-11.30am

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Artquilt Exhibition : October - November

The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc has received this information from Ozquilt Network Inc
It is a juried exhibition of Art Quilts created by members from this national organisation.

Venue : Fairfield City Museum and Gallery
              632 The Horsley Drive 
              (Corner of Oxford Street and The Horsley Drive)
              Smithfield NSW

Open : Tuesday - Saturday 
            10am - 4pm

Free admission.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Art Quilt Australia 2013: Call for Entries

Art Quilt Australia is presented by Ozquilt Network Inc, Australia's organisation for art quilters, in conjunction with Craft ACT.

  Join Ozquilt Network Inc 
 In 2013 Art Quilt Australia will be a curated exhibition of innovative, new contemporary art quilts to celebrate the centenary of the naming of the nation’s capital city as Canberra. Works will be selected that are inspired by, or reflect on ideas of people, place and nation. With the definition of a quilt as "a stitched layered textile", the exhibition is open to all artists across Australia. It will be curated by Valerie Kirk, Head of Textiles at the ANU School of Art and be held at Craft ACT Design Gallery in Canberra from 31 October to 14 December 2013. Large quilts are preferred but must not measure more than 2 metres in either direction. The closing date for entries is 19 July 2013.
For further details, see the Art Quilt Australia information page or contact 

Friday, 21 September 2012

Reminder : Membership Due

The membership information on the website of The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc reveals that a rejoining fee of $15 will be incurred for all members whose membership lapses after 30th September.

Please ensure that your membership is current, with fees paid to cover the financial year 1st July to 30th June, so that all membership entitlements can continue.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

How Does Your Garden Grow? : Exhibition

A 'healthy' number of more than 70 quilts were received for The Under 35's Quilt competition conceived by The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc. as part of their 30th Birthday celebration activities.

These entries will be exhibited this weekend, and all are invited to view this display of creative works from our younger generation of quilters.

Location:                              The Newington Gallery,
Newington College,
221-235 Stanmore Road
Stanmore NSW 2048

(Main entry is located directly opposite the Senior College. Nearest cross street is Holt St)
Opening Hours:                10am-4pm daily and FREE to attend

Awards Ceremony:           Saturday, 22nd September at 11am. 

Parking:                                Street parking is available around Newington College.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Quilt Display : Forster

Seaside Heritage Quilters Inc and Manning-Great Lakes Woodworkers, Quilt and Wood Expo

This is an exhibition to delight both the lads and lassies of Forster in the Great Lakes area of regional NSW.

There will be a display of Quilts, Challenge Entries and Woodwork items, along with demonstrations in both craft disciplines and the sale of handmade items.
Along with all this crafty excitement, morning and afternoon teas and a lunchtime sausage sizzle should be enough to drag the 'footy tragics' from Grand Final TV coverage!

Venue : Holy Name School Hall, Lake Street , Forster
Dates : Saturday - Monday 29 September - 1 October 2012
Times : 9.30am - 4.00pm Sat-Sun
            9.30am - 2.30pm Monday

Free Admission.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Sewing in the Office : 24th September

Apologies to all guild members.

The next Sewing in the Office event for Community Quilts is on Monday 24th September 2012 from 10-30 am - 2pm.

As always, there is laughter and quilting wisdoms to share at this monthly gathering of quilters, who willingly commit their time to creating the quilts that bring joy to many needy children.

Please bring your own sewing notions and a spot of lunch for this event.
Community spirit is free!

Further information can be obtained by emailing Linda Butcher at the Guild Office

Monday, 10 September 2012

Exhibition at Newington College

The entries for the "How Does Your Garden Grow" Quilt Competition for Under 35's will be on display at Newington College in two weeks.

This competition was devised as part of The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc 30th Anniversary Year highlights, and is jointly sponsored by the Guild,  Quilters Companion, Brother International (Aust) Pty LtdMaterial Obsession and Newington College

Venue : Newington College
             200 Stanmore Road, Stanmore
Dates : Friday - Sunday 21-23rd September
Times : 10am - 4pm daily

Be sure not to miss this exhibition which features the quilt makers of the future.
All welcome!



Friday, 7 September 2012

Pearls of Wisdom

Enjoy hand-work?
Is your daytime favourite sewing chair no where near the night-time one?
Do you live in a multi story dwelling?
Do you have several projects on the go and the one you want is never where you want it?

Pearls of Wisdom : 
Keep projects separate on a "$2 Shop" plastic tray, kitted out with the necessities for that project.
Cart the tray around to your special spots.
No more shameful gesticulation!

Neatness of tray projects for photographic purposes only

Sound Simple????
Well, how about contributing your simple but effective "Pearls of Wisdom" to the booklet that the Committee is hoping to collate during this "Pearl" 30th Year Anniversary?

Please contact the office of The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc. for inclusion of your "Pearls of Wisdom"

Unfortunately the "booklet" is not even a pamphlet at this stage!

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Where the Mountains Reach the Sky Exhibition

Every year the Rainforest Centre in Dorrigo hosts The Misty Mountain Getaway exhibition
Pristine waterfalls and majestic rain-forested National Parks enthral visitors to this area of northern NSW, and after the bushwalking, a stroll through the historic and quaint town of Dorrigo will enable an encounter with delightful cafes and boutiques.

Misty Mountain Getaway offers a yearly quilt "Challenge"for any quilter to enter.
This year the Challenge title is "Where the Mountains Reach the Sky"

Venue : Rainforest Centre, Dorrigo
Dates : 14 - 28 Sept 2012
Open :  9.00 am - 5.00pm Friday
            9.00 am - 4.00pm Saturday

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Update : Heritage Quilts Penrith

The talk to be given by Dr Annette Gero at the Penrith City Library on Tuesday 11th Sept during NSW History Week has received unprecedented support.
Whilst there will be no more bookings taken, there are plans to perhaps repeat this presentation at a later date.

Monday, 3 September 2012

South Coast and Country Quilters' Guild Exhibition

Dedicated quilters from the southern regions of NSW, from Kiama in the north to Eden on the far South Coast  as well as those inland from Yass to Jindabyne, are gathering to stage their 11th Biennial Quilt Exhibition.
As always there will be a Quilt Raffle  and this year the proceeds will contribute to a Charity important to all who live and visit these areas : the Snowy Hydro South Care Helicopter Service.

A diverse range of quilts will be on display, and participants can also support the many craft stalls and selected retailers at this exhibition.

Dates : Friday-Sunday 14 - 16 Sept
Times : Fri & Sat : 10.00am - 5.00pm
            Sun : 10.00am - 3.00pm
Venue : Batemans Bay Soldiers Club
             2 Beach Road, Batemans Bay
Cost :   Adults :  $5.00
            Students : Free

All welcome!

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Last call: Under 35's Quilt Competition

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.

Under 35s Competition 2012
This is an amateur competition; professional quiltmakers may enter but will not be judged. OVER $20,000 IN PRIZES All category winners will receive:
  • 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.
Entries close 12 September 2012. All quilts will be exhibited in September 2012 in Sydney. For further information contact the Guild President.

Download Under 35s Quilt Competition Entry Form (PDF892KB PDF)


Brother International Australia Quilters Companion Material Obsession  

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Friday Showcase 7 September: Lois Cook

Lois Cook presents Friday Showcase at the Guild office at 10am on Friday, 7 September 2012.
Lois was awarded Life Membership at the General Meeting in October 2011, having demonstrated outstanding commitment and dedication to the Guild at all levels.

Detail.... "For Nathan"  Lois Cook. 'Best of Show'  2011 Eastwood Patchwork Quilters.  Handquilted.

Known for her beautiful quilts, hand piecing and hand quilting, she has deservedly won many awards.
Come and hear Lois's quilting story and be privileged to view her wonderful quilts up close.

The entry fee is $5 entry for members and $10 for non members.

All welcome!