Monday, 30 April 2012
Saturday, 28 April 2012
Jane Gibson presents Friday showcase at the Guild office at 10am on Friday, 4 May 2012. The entry fee is $5 entry for members and $10 for non members.
Friday, 27 April 2012
Thursday, 26 April 2012
No, NOT the title of any of the 2012 Quilt Show Entries ...
Wednesday, 25 April 2012
QUILT STUDY GROUP of NSW
Notice is given of a Change of Date for Judy Hooworth's May Talk
This Talk will occur on Saturday 26 May (not 12 May as advised)
Judy Hooworth, winner of the 2012 Rajah award, will talk about
'The History of Quilt Art in Australia - A 30 Year Retrospective'
Venue - 5th Floor Charles Henry Meeting room
Power House Museum
Time - 2.00- 4.30pm
Guild Members -$5.00, Non Members $15.00
Entry to Power House Museum - Free
Please Note that the July and September meetings of QSG of NSW will also be held at the above venue.
Don;t miss the official opening of the Regeneration Contemporary Quilt Textiles Exhibition on Friday evening, 27 April 2012 at 6pm.
Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Our attention has been drawn to the fact that the following Quilt Exhibition has been cancelled:
Crowle Home Needlecraft Sale and Bazaar
Exhibition was due to have taken place on Sat 5 May 2012
Unfortunately there has been significant storm damage to the venue.
Monday, 23 April 2012
Sunday, 22 April 2012
Saturday, 21 April 2012
The seventh annual Springwood Community Quilt Show will be held from Friday 27 April until Sunday 29 April at Springwood High School.
Thursday, 19 April 2012
The next Sewing in the Office event for Community Quilts is on Monday 23 April 10.30-2pm
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Regeneration: Contemporary Quilt Textiles 2012 will be open free to the public from 27 April to 4 June 2012 at the Manly Art Gallery & Museum at West Esplanade Reserve, Manly. All are invited to the opening by the curator, Jennifer Sanders, at 6-8pm, Friday 27 April 2012.
The exhibition showcases some of the best work to be seen in the art quilt world. It will be an opportunity, not only see the finished artwork, but in most cases, to also see the processes used by the artists to achieve their vision and response to the theme ‘Regeneration’, via individual display boxes. This will include the artists’ sources of inspiration, photos, sketches, samples of fabrics and techniques.
Congratulations to the successful artists: Jody Abel (VIC), Mirjam Aigner (NSW), Anna Brown (NSW), Jan Clark (NSW), Sue Cunningham (VIC), Amanda Daly (NSW), Ruth de Vos (WA), Dianne Firth (ACT), Brenda Gael Smith (NSW), Judy Hooworth (NSW), Alison Levingston (NSW), Gloria Muddle (NSW), Alison Muir (NSW), Judy Nikoleski (NSW), Kylie Ramsay (NSW), Greg Somerville (NSW), Joanne Steele (NSW), Carolyn Sullivan (NSW), Antonia Valentine (NSW).
There is a full exhibition program including, on Sunday 29 April 2012 at 3pm, In Conversation will be held at the Gallery, with Jennifer Sanders, who will discuss the exhibition and artworks with exhibiting artists - Judy Hooworth, Dianne Firth, Alison Muir, Judy Nikoleski, Jo Steele, Jody Abel, Mirjam Aigner, Amanda Daly, Alison Levingston, Kylie Ramsay and Antonia Valentine.
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.
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 (892KB PDF)
Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Have you entered a quilt for the upcoming Sydney Quilt Show and still need to sew on that label / hanging sleeve or stitch up the binding?
Monday, 16 April 2012
Many Guild Members will remember a fellow quilter, Kay, and all are invited to an Exhibition of her Quilts entitled:
Sunday, 15 April 2012
The Fairholme Quilters' Quilt Show is being held again next weekend.
Monday, 9 April 2012
Did your Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, other relative or friend teach you her sewing skills?
Perhaps you remember a certain wonderful wise mantra of theirs, or maybe the advice of an early Quilting Teacher still rings in your head, each time you sit down to create.
"Use Your Empty Time"....this gem of information, written in a 1991 Lady's Circle Patchwork Quilts, still resonates.
It referred to having a "pick up and go bag" of pre-prepared handwork, thus turning those Dr's Waiting Room periods into patchwork time. Then there are the hours that soon add up for Mum's at School Gates. There's also travelling time: work / holiday or visiting, and even at home "Empty Time" can be found, with snatches of productive moments being grabbed between other duties.
Using lengthier home quilting periods to prepare fabric and blocks, cutting out, threading needles, and updating the Grab Bag, will pay off ....... as you race out the door.
To celebrate The Guild's 30th Anniversary, a collection of wise words, hints and tips that you've discovered have been helpful on your quilting journey, will be collated and published.
Please send these helpful suggestions, with your name attached, to the Guild Office, or give them to Meg Orr at the General Meetings.
We'd love to know your "Pearls"!
Monday, 2 April 2012
Willoughby Council has recently upgraded their premises in Chatswood, allowing the Arts and Cultural Manager, Jacky Talbot, to showcase The Bicentennial Banners; textiles that were designed and created in 1988.
There are 14 visually stunning Banners, celebrating the History of Willoughby from its indigenous Guringai roots, through to the diverse community present in 1988.
Judy has devised a guided tour of these banners, recently extensively conserved by The International Conservation Service.
NSW Quilters' Guild members will once again delight in viewing the hard work of one of our long time members.
Textile Artist Yvonne Line led an industrious team of volunteers throughout two years of dedication to bring to textural life, the vibrant designs of Malcolm King.
These Bicentennial Banners are a supporting addition to the National Trust's Heritage Festival 14-26 April 2012.
The banners are on view permanently, however the Information Tour is scheduled only on Tuesday 24 April. Please book for this tour, to hear the history of The Bicentennial Banners and how restoration was undertaken.
Jacky Talbot would be delighted to hear from any of the original volunteers, or their families, who worked on this installation.
Bookings and Contact : Jacky Talbot
Arts and Cultural Manager
02 9777 7994 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Willoughby City Council
Civic Pavillion, The Concourse
409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood
Once again The Guild will have a presence at Sydney's Royal Easter Show.