Friday, 30 November 2012

Beneath the Southern Sky @ Queanbeyan 4-18 November

Textile works by many Guild members feature in the travelling exhibition Beneath the Southern Sky curated by Brenda Gael Smith.   The exhibition continues on tour in 2012 to the The Q Exhibition Space, Queanbeyan, 4-18 December 2012.  Come along to the opening night function at the Q from 5.30-7.30pm, Tuesday 4 December.
Beneath the Southern Sky

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Away Meeting 2013

Goulburn Away Meeting 1-3 March 2013

The Guild members who are organising the Away Meeting for 2013 would appreciate those who are interested in attending, to contact the Office as soon as possible.

A downloadable booking form,  also available on the Guild's website  will need to be submitted to the Office to reserve a spot on the trip.
Please submit your form and deposit as soon as possible, should you intend to take part in this annual excursion.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Kay Haerland Exhibition: 1 December - 9 January

Momijigari (detail ) by Kay Haerland
Gosford Regional Gallery presents an exhibition by Guild member and award winning quiltmaker Kay Haerland from 1 December 2012 - 9 January 2013. There is an opening function on Friday, 30 November at 6.30pm.

Kay's work consists of realistic landscapes and contemporary abstract compositions.  Design, colour, texture and light are used to make the works "believeable" and inspire the viewer to connect emotionally with them.

Gallery hours: 10am-4pm (daily)

Friday, 23 November 2012

December General Meeting

The Final 2012 Meeting of The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc. will be held on Saturday, December 1st.

You are invited to join in the fun with the usual 'Show and Tell', Lucky Door Prize and Block of The Month Raffle. Please provide a mug for afternoon tea and chat with fellow quilters before the summer break.

Demonstration :  11.00 am  Join Gail and Elwin from "Just Patchwork"
Guest Shop :        Just Patchwork
Guest Speaker :   Chris Jurd
Guest Group :      Springwood Quilters
Retrospective Interviewee : Elaine Bagnet

Venue : "The Dome"
               Burwood RSL
               Shaftsbury Rd; Burwood
Date  :    Saturday December 1st
               Demonstration 11.00 am
               General Meeting 1.00 pm

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Pearl: Guild Challenge 2012

If you missed the exhibition at the Annual General Meeting last month, you can now view the 2012 Pearl Challenge quilts online.

Congratulations to the following Guild members:
  • First Prize:  Words Maketh the Man by Margy Syrett
  • Second Prize:  The Dancer by Stephanie Knudsen
  • Third Prize:  Pearl Princess by Denise Sargo
  • Judges Commendation & Viewers' Choice:  Silk & Pearls by Trudy Brodie
  • Judges Commendation: Pearl Siren of the Sea by Bernardine Hine

The 2013 Guild Challenge is to make a 40x40cm hexagon inspired quilt. You must use the 2012 Guild gift 1inch hexagon template at least once.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Reminder : Signature Coverlet sewing day

Our second sewing day for members to construct the 30th Anniversary Signature Coverlet will be held at the home of Meg Orr.
Please bring your sewing machine and join in the fun.

When : November 26
Time : 10.00am - 3.00pm
Where : The Community Room
              62 Norfolk Road, Epping.

Meg's Unit is Number 19, and her phone numbers are 9876 5510  /  0434 955823
Meg has graciously offered to provide lunch and would appreciate a phone-call to ascertain the approximate numbers of volunteers involved.

Please note the time change of 10am.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Australasian Quilt Convention Challenge 2013

Australasian Quilt Convention 2013The theme for the 2013 Australasian Quilt Convention Challenge is FREE. There is $5500 in prize money to be won. Prizes will be awarded on the basis of: interpretation of the theme; excellence in design; and craftsmanship.

New rules include that the quilt must be 125x125cm and completed between October 2012 and the deadline 1 March 2013. See the AQC website for more details.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Ozquilt Network Exhibition & Guest Speaker

Australia Wide ThreeAUSTRALIA WIDE THREE  is professionally selected exhibition of members’ work presented by Ozquilt Network Inc, Australia's organisation for art quilters. The exhibition continues at Fairfield City Museum and Gallery until Saturday 24 November 2012.  This Saturday, 17 November, you are invited to attend a presentation by one of the selectors,  Deborah Brearley  Victoria, (expert quilter, painter, author and tutor) at the Ozquilt Network annual general meeting:

Ozquilt Network Annual General Meeting & Guest Speaker
1pm, Saturday 17 November 2012
Fairfield City Museum and Gallery
634 The Horsley Drive (Cnr The Horsley Drive & Oxford Street)
Smithfield NSW 2164
AUSTRALIA WIDE THREE features 34 stitched, layered works showcasing original and diverse interpretations of contemporary textile art from Australia’s leading and emerging quilt artists:
Geri Barr (Vic), Anna Brown (NSW), June Brown(Vic), Cathy Jack Coupland (NSW), Susan Cunningham (Vic), Sue Dennis (Qld), Ruth de Vos (WA), Dianne Firth (ACT), Jan Frazer (Vic), Helen Gray (ACT), Suzanne Gummow (SA), Kay Haerland (NSW), Judy Hooworth (NSW), Susan Mathews (Vic), Alison Muir (NSW), Pamela Munday (ACT), Kerrie-Anne Riles (NSW), Jan Scudamore (Qld), Brenda Gael Smith (NSW), Jo Steele (NSW), Phyllis Sullivan (Vic), Judy Wilford (NSW) and Choy-Lin Williams (NSW)

Friday, 9 November 2012

Reminder : Signature Coverlet sewing day

Are you available to help join the blocks for our Signature Coverlet?

November 17th  is our first group sewing session and all are invited to attend.
Please bring your sewing machine and lunch.

Where : Pegs Pieces, 138 Oak Road, Kirrawee
Time :  10.00 - 3.00pm

Note : Time change to 10am

Monday, 5 November 2012

Reminder :The Fibre Alchemists Exhibition

The Fibre Alchemists Group, initially coming from diverse textile backgrounds, have once again joined creative forces to stage an exhibition of their work.
All are welcome to come to their 5th Exhibition; this one drawing on the theme of "Shelter"

Venue : Seaview Gallery
              Seaview Street, Dulwich Hill
Dates : Sat Nov 10th - Fri Nov 23rd, 2012
Times : 10.00am - 4.00pm daily

Official Opening : Sunday Nov 11th between 2.00pm and 5.00pm

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Quilt Show : Glenbrook : 3 & 4 Nov

The Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District Pastoral Care Department have organised a Quilt Show and Sale this coming weekend.

There will be Antique Quilts and Trading Tables filled with handcrafted gifts . . . to tempt those wanting to get their Christmas shopping off to an early start.
Proceeds from the quilt show will help support Chaplains in the local hospitals.

Where : Glenbrook School of Arts
              Great Western Hwy
When  : 3rd and 4th November
Time   : 10-4pm
Entry   : $5.00

Light refreshments available and all are welcome.

Quilt Show : Gerringong

During the second weekend in November quilters and artists from the South Coast will proudly exhibit their creativity at the
South Coast 22nd Annual Quilt Show and 1st Art Display

This exhibition is to be held in Gerringong, which is less than 2 hours drive Sth of Sydney.
All proceeds will be donated to Children's Medical Research Institute

Venue : Gerringong Town Hall
              Fern Street, Gerringong
Dates :  Friday - Sunday 9-11 November
Time :    9.00am - 5.00pm ( 3pm Sunday)
Entry :   $5.00

Refreshments and some exhibited items will be available for sale.