The Office of the Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc will be unattended from 3pm December 13 2013 until 10am January 13 2014.
All postal mail will be kept back by Australia Post.
All phone messages to the office will be accessed periodically.
All Library books should be retained until the office re-opens.
Wishing everyone a Safe and Happy Holiday Season.
Friday, 6 December 2013
The Office of the Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc will be unattended from 3pm December 13 2013 until 10am January 13 2014.
Wednesday, 4 December 2013
Guild attendees at last weekend's year end General Meeting were treated to a Thread Painting Demonstration by member Cathy Jack Coupland.
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
St Vincent's Hospital is once again supportingThe Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc with their display of one of the 'travelling suitcases' Challenge Quilts.
Currently on view in the first floor corridor between the Public and Private hospitals is the 2012 Pearl Challenge.
Due to Display Case constraints, some of the heavily encrusted quilts have been unable to be included at this venue.
These quilts can be seen by the public until January 10, 2014.
St Vincents Hospital
390 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst.
Thursday, 28 November 2013
A challenged, yet enthusiastic group of quilters met at Epping Creative Centre this week to be inspired by the colourful, patient and comprehensive instruction of Guild Teacher, Jane Gibson.
With careful attention to fabric pattern detail, sharp cutting and piecing, and the ever encouragement from the maestro of 'Miniatures', attendees were soon overcoming their fears to produce delightful teeny tiny blocks, complete with sharp corners and submissive seams.
'Tricks' and short cuts to construction prowess were freely discussed, 'finishing' foibles were addressed, new insights into fabric selections were gained, and the perceived horrors of bias edged miniature triangles were soon dispelled.
This was an inspiring workshop and Jane ensured everyone had fun whilst creating stunning blocks for future Miniature Quilts.
Tuesday, 26 November 2013
Need help de-stashing?
Then Guild Member Valerie Garton can help!
She is looking for donations of fabrics, batting of any size, and "bits and pieces" that can be refashioned into tactile quilts, specifically for Alzheimer Patient stimulation.
Called "Fiddle Quilts" these items are not your average quilt for warmth... they have zips, lace, buttons, shoulder pads, shirt fronts, velcro, pockets, elastic on toggles, buckles and other "fiddly" things sewn on for the occupational therapy of those who reside at The Uniting Church Nursing Home in Haberfield.
Valerie is aided in this worthwhile exercise by residents of the neighbouring Retirement Home.
Should any member wish to contact Valerie regarding specifics of the donation materials required, or delivery of such, then please contact her on Ph No. 02 97435718
She will also be attending the forthcoming General Meeting of the Guild on Saturday, and can accept donated items there.
Friday, 22 November 2013
The final 2013 General Meeting of The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc will be held on Saturday 30 November.
Please be advised:
- A different way of conducting meetings is to be trialled. During the "Business" part of the 1pm component, an update of what the committee have been doing since the previous meeting will be briefed, with verbal reports from Committee and Subcommittee members being given only if there is something important to relay. All reports of a general nature will be displayed for individual perusal on a notice board at the function room. There will be opportunity during the meeting for matters regarding the reports, to be raised, if required. This format is a Trial Only. Fine tuning and changes can be made for future meetings.
- The Constitution Subcommittee will be presenting the new Constitution and advising upon recommended changes, with any questions and queries to be addressed.
11 am : Thread Painting Demonstration by Cathy Jack Coupland
1 pm : General Meeting
Guest Speaker : Sue Cody
Featured Shop: Fabric Garden
Guest Group : Rosemount Quilters
Venue : "The Dome"
Shaftsbury Rd, Burwood
Thursday, 7 November 2013
More than 60 entries were submitted for Hexagon Hype, the 2013 Guild Challenge that premiered at the recent annual general meeting. Congratulations to the following prize winners:
- 1st prize Prue Noonan The Hex
- 2nd: Elizabeth Newton Red Rubber Ball
- 3rd: Margy Syrett Who’s Choosing the News
- Judges Commendations: Catherine Porter Illusions and Keiko Arita Garden Corner
- Viewers Choice: Sandra Lyons
You can view all of the entries in this slideshow or in the online gallery 2013 Guild Challenge
A Guild subcommittee is working on a new constitution for the Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc. The draft references the existing constitution, the model constitution under the Associations Incorporation Act 2009 (NSW) and the special requirements of the Guild. Guild members are invited to review and comment on the draft constitution. Download:
Any comments on the draft must be submitted to the Guild secretary by 16 December 2013.
The Committee will then settle the draft to submit to members so that the constitution and resolution for approval will be sent to members with the Template quarterly newsletter in February 2014. The resolution will be tabled for approval at the April general meeting of the Guild.
Your input is welcome. This is an opportunity for members to participate in the development of the new constitution and to ensure the new constitution addresses the Guild’s current and future needs.
Tuesday, 5 November 2013
At the recent International Quilt Festival 2013 in Houston, well deserved excitement emanated from the Australian quarter! A number of Australian Quilters were awarded Prizes and International recognition for their artistry and creativity.
Congratulations especially to Margo Hardie of Lake Haven, NSW, one of two recipients of The Founders Award sponsored by International Quilt Festival. Both she and the other winner made Traditional style quilts. Both receive $7500 as prize money.
Margo's "Gorsuch Family Quilt" was awarded the Retaining the Tradition Prize at the Sydney Quilt Show 2013
Saturday, 2 November 2013
News from Campbelltown Patchwork and Quilters Guild of their forthcoming Quilt Show will delight all quilters who enjoy touring the Spring quilt shows around the State.
Along with the Members Exhibition there will be sales tables and traders, and a refreshments stall.
Date : Saturday - Sunday 9-10 November 2013
Venue : Campbelltown Civic Hall
Cnr Broughton and Queen Streets,
Time : 10.00am - 4pm Sat & Sun
Entry : $6.00 Adult
Sunday, 27 October 2013
Australia Wide Three is a touring exhibition presented by Australia's organisation for art quilters, Ozquilt Network Inc. With support from Queanbeyan City Council, the exhibition next opens at The Q Art Space, Queanbeyan, ACT at 6.30pm on Tuesday, 29 October 2013. There is an artist floor talk at 11am on Thursday, 31 October. All welcome. Please RSVP.
Saturday, 26 October 2013
Rumours are that "Miniature" piecing and design skills will be needed for the 2014 Guild Challenge.
And who better to divulge the intricate skills of Miniature Quilt construction than the maestro of tiny piecing, Jane Gibson.
Friday, 25 October 2013
Art Quilt Australia 2013: People Place & Nation is presented by Ozquilt Network Inc and Craft ACT. The opening is at 6pm on Friday, 1 November 2013 and the exhibition runs until Saturday, 14 December 2013 in Canberra. The work of several Guild members is featured in this exhibition. There is also an exhibition of ceramics by Cathy Franzi. If you would like to attend the opening (see clickable invitation below), please RSVP to email@example.com
You may also be interested in the curator and artist floor talks that are part of the Ozquilt Network Conference My Art Quilt 2013 on Saturday, 2 November. Non Ozquilt Network members are welcome to attend the conference. Complete and return the registration form in the information pack or make your booking using the Conference Gala 2013 Online Registration Form. Conference bookings close on Tuesday, 29 October 2013.
Download: Conference Gala 2013 Information Pack (Word Format)
Download: Conference Gala 2013 Information Pack (PDF Format)
Thursday, 24 October 2013
Leanne Harvey, long arm custom machine quilter, patchwork and sewing teacher, published designer and blogger at Mount Vincent Quilts, will present her textile journey at the next Friday Showcase in the Office.
Wednesday, 23 October 2013
Tuesday, 22 October 2013
The bi-annual "Quiltaway" being organised by Illawarra Quilters is fast approaching, and there are still vacancies for those who wish to join this 'not-for-profit' Workshop Long Weekend.
Guest Tutors are all well known for their creative and fun classes, and attendees will not only learn new techniques and produce 'take-home' items, as well they will have their creative energies inspired for future projects.
Brenda Gael Smith (teaching Strata Various and Shibori Serendipity),
Katrina Hadjimichael (teaching Spikes and Specks and Sherherazade Table Runner), and,
Jennifer Corkish (teaching The Fruits of Life and printing and stencilling) all still have places in their classes.
Final numbers are needed by November 1st for all the 1, 2 and 3 day workshops being offered.
All Tutors, shared accommodation and meals are included in the varying price structure:
One Day : $170
Two Day: $340
Three Day : $550
The Quiltaway is being held at The Tops Conference Centre, Stanwell Tops NSW.
Attendees are to arrive after 5pm on the 15th and departure is 4pm on Monday 18th November.
It is recommended that contact be made directly with the organiser Glenda Wise in the first instance at
Phone : 0242856454
Monday, 21 October 2013
During the Awards Ceremony at the recent Queensland Quilters Inc Show, one of the prize winning quilts was brazenly removed from display prior to ribbon pinning.
Posted by Guild Blog Editor at 9:55 am
Wednesday, 16 October 2013
Those Curlewis Quilters, Good ol' Merle and Miss Shirl, have been touring the recent Spring Quilt Shows . . . .
Posted by Guild Blog Editor at 4:02 pm
Monday, 14 October 2013
All members are advised that the Annual General Meeting of The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc will be held this Saturday.
Please remember to forward any Criss Cross Blocks to the front desk upon arrival for the subsequent "winner - takes - all" BOQ raffle.
Friday, 11 October 2013
A band of enthusiastic quilters in Mosman have been busily working towards their 3rd Quilt Show.
Calling themselves the Barn Quilters, and meeting monthly in The Scots Kirk, Belmont Road, Mosman, their exhibition this year will have all proceeds being donated to The Bear Cottage in Manly.
Their exhibition will be held in the historic Community and Scout Hall : The Barn, just near the ferry wharf; ideally placed for those who wish to include a harbour journey with a quilt show! A bus service also runs past the venue.
This quilt show is being held in conjunction with the Festival of Mosman.
A Raffle Quilt, "Potting Shed", will have tickets available for purchase, and other delights will be a retail shop, as well as a wonderful Morning and Afternoon Tea facility.
Please do come along and support Bear Cottage and view the quilting creativity of the Barn Quilters.
Dates : Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October 2013
Times : 9am - 5pm
Entry : $2 adults,
Thursday, 3 October 2013
All Guild members are no doubt familiar with the fabulously graphic "Lots of Dots" quilt created by well known designer and teacher Chris Jurd.
Wednesday, 2 October 2013
Guild member Brenda Gael Smith is curating another travelling textile art exhibition in 2014/2015 that will premiere at the Australasian Quilt Convention in 2014 and will also be on display at the Creative Textile Show in Canberra. All textile artists are invited to submit an entry exploring the theme Living Colour! Each work will be in a 100x40cm (L x W) vertical format and up to 30 works may be selected. To submit an entry, please review the Conditions of Entry and complete the Online Entry Form. The closing date for entries is 31 January 2014. International entries are welcome.
Tuesday, 1 October 2013
You are invited to join the Ozquilt Network Conference Gala (29 October – 3 November 2013) in Canberra. My Art Quilt 2013 is a professional development and network day for all members of Ozquilt Network. Non-members are also very welcome. My Art Quilt 2013 is the main focus of a 6-day Conference Gala program (and includes a short Ozquilt Network annual general meeting). The Conference Gala program incorporates exclusive delegates-only optional pre-conference and post-conference events, plus free public events related to the program including the official exhibition openings of Australia Wide Three and Art Quilt Australia 2013: People Place & Nation that include the works of many Guild members.
For more detailed information (including accommodation ideas):
Download: Conference Gala 2013 Information Pack (Word)
Download: Conference Gala 2013 Information Pack (PDF)
All activities must be pre-booked on the conference booking form, including public events.
Bookings close on Wednesday, 23 October 2013. Submit the booking form from the information pack by mail or e-mail or complete the Conference Gala 2013 Online Registration Form..
Please direct any queries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, 30 September 2013
Australian Quilters Companion recently published Issue No.4 of Great Australian Quilts.
This particular issue includes interviews and quilts to make from not only quilters well known to members of The NSW Quilters' Guild Inc, but also a quilt by our current President, Cath Babidge.
Thursday, 26 September 2013
Time to share your quilts!
Our next Friday Showcase will involve the sharing and appreciation of quilts by any members who may have finished a recent quilt, or even those wishing to a review an oldie with us all!
Quilt sizes, styles and stories will be a "Lucky Dip" for all those in attendance. Please don't be shy about joining in, as we all love to hear about, and see a new (to us) quilt.
Date : Friday October 4
Time : 10am start
Venue : Guild Office
Friday, 20 September 2013
Members of the Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc who are fascinated by the history and concept of Friendship Quilts will be enthused by the upcoming meeting to be held by the Quilt Study Group.
Karen Fail, author of Between Friends - Quilts to Share will talk about the early history of Friendship Quilts and their roles in the lives of quilters.
Thursday, 19 September 2013
Following on from the excitement of their recent 30th Anniversary Quilt Show, Epping Quilters are forwarding interested quilters an invitation to join their creative group.
They will be holding an Open Morning on Thursday 26th September 2013 from 10am-12 noon
If you are interested in joining a patchwork and quilting group then please feel free to attend their Open-Day to see them "in action" and share a great morning tea.
They will make all attendees extremely welcome at this light-filled and lovely meeting venue.
Venue : Epping Creative Centre
Stanley Rd., Epping
Friday, 13 September 2013
A Spring Quilt Show worth visiting will be the one that Wentworth Quilters have been happily working towards.
Being held over 2 days in September, all are invited to attend if in the Guildford area.
Wentworth Quilters have been exhibiting for 22 years now, so there will be wealth of creativity, quilt construction knowledge, design and wonderful colour to be enthralled with, at this, their 11th exhibition.
Dates : Saturday - Sunday 21 - 22 September, 2013
Times : 9.30am - 4.00pm
Venue : Linnwood
25 Byron Road, Guildford
Entry Fee : $6.00, concession: $3.00
Friday, 6 September 2013
Special Features : There will be many beautiful quilts on display, supported by Traders stalls, members craft and gift stalls, and a delightful cafe to tempt attendees to stay a little longer to view all of the quilts exhibited.
All proceeds from this exhibition will go to local charities.
There is ample parking available and easy wheelchair access
Date : Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September, 2013
Venue : Galston Community Centre
37 Arcadia Road, Galston.
Opening Hours : 9.30 am to 4.00 pm
Entry: $5 (children free)
Wednesday, 4 September 2013
To celebrate 30 years of involvement in quilting pursuits, members of Singleton Quilters Inc have been enthusiastically planning a Quilting Anniversary Extravaganza!
At Venue 1 in Singleton, there will be a special theme showcased : "Then and Now", where a history of the group will be displayed.
This will be supported by an exhibition of current members quilts and handiwork, and the wonderful Raffle Quilt will have tickets available for purchase at $2.00 each
Proceeds from the raffle will aid the local Mercy Nursing Home.
Venue 2 will display quilts and needlework from ladies attending Busy Needles classes.
'Busy Needles' are celebrating their 10 year anniversary.
Both of these venues are just a short walk from each other.
Venue 1 is The Mechanics Institute, 74 George Street, Singleton
Venue 2 is The Anglican Church Hall, Goulburn Street Singleton.
Dates : Friday - Sunday 13 - 15 September 2013
Opening hours : 10.00 am - 4.00pm Fri and Sat
10.00 am - 3.00pm Sun
Monday, 2 September 2013
Members of Epping Quilters Inc will be supporting Ovarian Cancer Australia when they hold their 30th Anniversary - Celebration, Quilt Show this weekend.
Being held at The Don Moore Community Centre in Carlingford, attendees will view a delightful presentation of member's quilts, Raffle quilts, gifts stalls and Traders' areas.
Refreshments will be available, and plenty of seating for weary legs!
Come along and support these creative quilters as they celebrate a milestone in NSW Quilting and Patchwork community involvement.
Dates : Friday 6 September 11.00am - 7.00pm
Saturday 7 September 9.00am - 5.00pm
Venue : Don Moore Community Centre
North Rocks Road
Entry : $6.00
$5.00 Seniors and Students
Friday, 30 August 2013
Members are advised that the next scheduled Friday Showcase will highlight the quilting journey of Sheryl-Ann Schaefer.
Thursday, 29 August 2013
Notice to members of The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc is hereby given of the cancellation of the proposed forthcoming October Quilt Valuation Day.
No longer to be held on Friday 11th October, as listed in The Template August 2013 Issue, this event will now be scheduled for Friday 8th November.
Apologies for any inconvenience to interested members.
Tuesday, 20 August 2013
Friday Showcase always provides a colourful surprise to members who attend, and with the diverse quilting and patchwork styles of Glen Waples and Marilyn Bell on show this month, there was a quilt for all tastes!
Friday, 9 August 2013
Ever wondered just how a quilt is judged? Then be sure to attend the August General Meeting.
Qualified members of The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc will share their knowledge and expertise, with hands-on quilt samples, to help explain what considerations Judging Panels use, to award varying Quilt Show Prizes.
This should make for colourful and interesting discussion!
The Programme is as follows
Market Day : 11am
General Meeting : 1pm
Presentation : How Quilts are Judged
Show and Tell : All members
Block of The Quarter : Please bring your 'Economy Patches' and hand them in at the welcome table
When : Saturday August 17
Where : Burwood RSL
Shaftsbury Ave, Burwood
Time : from 11am
Please bring your own mug for Afternoon Tea.