Where : Randwick Labour Club
2 The Ave; Randwick
When : November 10th, 1pm-7pm
Entry : $10
Over 100 quilts have been made for Mission Australia and The Exodus Foundation by a dedicated group of staff and students from the University of Western Sydney.
Both of these charities are well regarded in the community but in these difficult financial times, struggle constantly to keep funding happening. One of the students involved in this venture has contacted our guild to help advertise their novel approach to a worthy cause.
All are invited to attend.
Wednesday, 31 October 2012
Where : Randwick Labour Club
Friday, 26 October 2012
The guild member who will share her quilting journey in November is Jessie Hosie.
Jessie works in the CBD and often visits the Guild's Office during lunchtimes, thus many members will know her. Currently she is creating the wonderful 30th Year Signature Coverlet from all of the signature blocks that members and June Quilt Show attendees contributed towards.
Come and hear how Jessie caught the quilting bug and see her lovely work.
When : Friday 2 November
Where : The Office of The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc.
Time : 10.00am
Cost : $5.00 for Members and $10.00 for non-members
There is usually "squeezing-room-only" during Friday Showcase as can be seen at the September morning of Lis Cook's Showcase. Once the floor talk is over, any previous display is removed from walls and several quilts from the current 'showcaser' are then hung for the following month, for all volunteers and visitors to the Guild's office, to enjoy.
Monday, 22 October 2012
A booking form will be available on the website soon.
Friday, 19 October 2012
Can you help construct our coverlet please?
Many Guild members have this year donated signature blocks for this 30th Anniversary Commemorative Coverlet.
Blocks were on display at the Sydney Quilt Show in June, and all attendees were able to add their signature, for posterity.
These blocks have now been squared up and there are to be two sewing days for coverlet construction.
November 17th : Venue : Pegs Pieces, 138 Oak Road, Kirrawee.
November 26th : Venue : Meg Orr's home, 19/62 Norfolk Road, Epping.
Times: 10.30 - 3.00pm
Please bring your sewing machine, and lunch.
No need to sew all day, even to "pop-in" for a short session will be a huge help to the members who have been the stalwarts of this project.
Monday, 15 October 2012
All members and those who have been connected with the NSW and Sth Australian Quilting communities over the past 30 years have been saddened to learn of the untimely death of John Gebhardt on October 6.
John was the ever supportive husband of our current President of The Quilters' Guild Of NSW Inc., Maree Gebhardt.
The Guild Community send their sincere thoughts and sympathies to Maree, their daughters and family.
Tuesday, 9 October 2012
The Quilters Guild of NSW Inc. is fortunate to have hard working members and a committee committed to inspiring all quilters to push their boundaries with techniques and creativity.
Workshops and guest speakers are organised well in advance, as many teachers have their schedules committed to a year and more.
Two teachers of international renown are Pam Holland and Gloria Loughman.
Pam's 'Thread Painting' W/Shop had potential attendees being listed a year ago, so it is no surprise her September w/shop was booked out months ago.
Similarly, Gloria's upcoming 19 & 20 October W/Shop entitled 'Light up Your Landscape' is fully booked, however it never hurts to go on a "waiting list"
Recently Jenny Bacon spoke to 20 members about "What the Judges are Looking For" and a 'wait listed' member was able to participate at the last minute.
The Guild Website and The Template (published quarterly) are the places to find workshop details. It is always prudent to book workshops early to avoid missing out on the inspiring classes that the Guild is committed to offering.
Saturday, 6 October 2012
Notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting 2012 of The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc. to be held on Saturday October 13 in 'The Dome" at Burwood RSL, Shaftsbury Road, Burwood.
The Guest Speaker will be Barbara Gower.
The Guest Group will be Liverpool Catholic Club
The Retrospective Interview panel will be Trudy Brodie, Shirley Gibson and Judy Hooworth.
There be the usual Members 'Show and Tell', with this year's Challenge quilts : "Pearl" to be viewed for the first time, Viewers Choice to be chosen and winners to be announced. There are 55 quilts entered, taking inspiration from this year's 30th Birthday theme.
The immediate past committee will be thanked for all of their selfless help in continuing the aims and challenges of steering this wonderful organisation, and the new committee will be welcomed.
AGM : 11.00am
General Meeting : 1.00pm
As always, please bring your own mug for afternoon tea.
Friday, 5 October 2012
This is the fabulous colour combination for the current "Block of the Quarter"
Thursday, 4 October 2012
Rural members and visiting 'cityslickers' are invited to attend 2 upcoming quilting exhibitions.
Illawarra Quilters' Inc.
have their 25th Quilt Exhibition scheduled for Friday - Saturday 12-13 October
Venue : Ribbonwood Centre, 93 Princes Highway, Dapto
Open : 9.30am-4.30pm
Entry : $5.00
Novocastrian Quilters' Inc.
are holding their 2012 Exhibition on Saturday - Sunday 13-14 October
Entitled "A Celebration of Community" this quilt show will display Exhibition and Challenge quilts, have free workshops, and a Merchants area.
Venue : New Lambton Community Centre, 14 Alma Road, New Lambton
Open : 9.00am - 4.00pm
Entry : $5.00
Tuesday, 2 October 2012
The countdown is on!
There are just a few weeks until the Annual Guild Retreat, with members already registered planning for a wonderful weekend of companionship, food and relaxation, having plenty of time to quilt and create.
Attendees work on their own projects, at their own pace.... no workshops or classes, no cooking, no stress!
Perhaps you are considering joining others at the retreat?
Please be aware that there is a deadline for lodging your booking form and payment.
Page 39 of The Template Aug 2012 has the necessary Retreat Information and the Booking Form.
Full payment, to ensure a place during this 30th Anniversary Year Guild Retreat, needs to be at the Guild's Office by this Friday, 5th October
Dates : Final weekend in October . . . Friday 26th - Sunday 28th
Venue : Jamberoo Valley Lodge
Please don't miss out on this enjoyable weekend of productivity.
All members are most welcome to attend.