Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Sydney Quilt Show 2013 Entry Form

The entry form and conditions of entry for the 2013 Sydney Quilt Show (12-16 June) are now available for download.

Entry to the show is open only to financial members of The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc.   New members are welcome to join up at the same time as they submit an entry form.  In addition to Category 4: First Time Entrant that is open to any amateur entering the show for the first time, there is a special Category 5: Novice section for any amateur quilter that started quilting after 1 January 2009:

The closing date for the return of the entry form is Friday 8 March 2013. Please direct any queries about the entry form to the Exhibition Secretary:

Key Dates for Members for 2013 Exhibition

  • 30 January: Sydney Quilt Show 2013 Entry Form published online
  • Mid-February: Entry forms posted to members in the February issue of the Template
  • 8 March: Closing date for entries
  • 1 May: Acceptance letters posted
  • 5 June: Quilts must be delivered to "Drop Off Person" by this date
  • 9 June: Judging Day (Sunday)
  • 11 June: Set Up Day (Tuesday)
  • 12 June: Opening Day and Awards Ceremony (Wednesday)
  • 16 June: Final Day and Take Down (Sunday)

Friday, 25 January 2013

February Friday Showcase : Lynn Hewitt

It will be a privilege to have Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc member of 23 years and popular Accredited Teacher and two-times Former President Lynn Hewitt as Guest Presenter at the next Friday Showcase on Friday February 1st.

Since her last Friday Showcase in October 2007, Lynn has become a International Quilt Tour Guide,  furthered her knowledge of Japanese textiles and quilts, and  remained a prolific quiltmaker, Interstate  Judge and extremely active member and volunteer of the Guild and her local group. She was awarded Life Membership to the Guild in 2009 and is currently Hostess during Friday Showcases. As a very approachable 'White-Glover' at Quilt shows, Lynn enthusiastically imparts her knowledge and appreciation of this craft to all who enquire.

Pearly King and Queen   Lynn Hewitt       'Pearl' 2012 Guild Challenge

All members are invited to attend the next Friday Showcase to see and hear more of Lynn's quilting journey. 

Date : Friday Feb 1st
Time : 10am

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Goulburn Meeting : Further update

With the intended Group Coach Travel now having been cancelled, interest has been shown by some members to travel by train to the Away Meeting in Goulburn on March 2nd.

Country Link advises that such a journey cannot be booked until  Feb 16th.
All members intending to travel by train, whether for the weekend, or as a day trip only, are advised to make their own bookings through Country Link.

Only those Members who made a firm commitment to attend, and sent booking forms and deposits, have been contacted about the change of plans, with a car pool being organised for those who do not wish to travel by train. If you are not on the car pool listing, and wish to avail yourself of this option, then please contact the Guild Office immediately.

A group booking for accommodation at Best Western Centretown Motel has now been cancelled, and members intending to make a weekend of this function are advised to contact this, or other Motels,  individually for availability.

Members who are still unsure whether they will join others on this trip may be interested to know that the Guest Speaker at the Goulburn Meeting will be Quilt Textile Artist Dianne Firth.

Such an opportunity to hear Dianne's story of her creative journey should not be missed.

All are welcome and it is not too late to decide to come!

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Goulburn Away Meeting : Update

Goulburn 1 - 3 March 2013
If you are thinking of joining other members for our Annual Away Meeting, then please contact the Guild Office ASAP.

Currently there are insufficient numbers to warrant transportation by commercial coach.
Some members are considering catching the train as a day trip - only, option.
The inclusion of  an overnight stay at the Best Western Centretown Motel is still feasible for those who wish to drive and visit the Patchwork shops en route, however room pricing for expected reduced numbers is still "in the pipeline".

If you can offer car-pooling, or desire to be included in another member's car, then it is imperative that contact be made with the office.
Only those who have already sent in a booking form will be contacted.

This Away - Trip is always fun, and a delight for the Hostess Groups, who enjoy sharing their love of this craft whilst meeting city members.

Monday, 14 January 2013

NSW Bushfires

Members of The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc will be watching with horror the current                   out - of - control  bushfire situation in North Western NSW,  specifically the Coonabarabran and Warrumbungle State Forest regions.

Our hearts go out to our rural quilting "sisters", their families and neighbours who are currently evacuating whilst coping with deep sadness.
The loss of homes, stock, native wildlife and farming lands and infrastructure is tragic. 
May those who are east of this region, and in all other parts of the state, be safe tomorrow and in coming days. 

Friday, 4 January 2013

Workshop : Miniatures : April 2013

The first workshop for 2013 will be conducted by Guild Life Member Jane Gibson.
 ‘Miniatures’ is a 1 day workshop, and all who are familiar with Jane's exquisite creations will delight in learning the tricks to tiny piecing, with accuracy and flair. 
Please enrol by calling the office or downloading the workshop booking form on the web site

When  : Tuesday 9 April
Time   : to be confirmed
Venue : Epping Creative Centre
             Dence Park
             26 Stanley Road 
             Epping NSW

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

A New Year

Happy New Year to all members of The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc.
May this year be creative and productive for everyone.
Some initial dates for your calendar :

Mon January 14  : Guild Office re-opens
Fri    February 1  : Friday Showcase with Lynne Hewitt
Sat    February 23 : General Meeting at Burwood

With June 5 being the final date for delivery of quilts for the Sydney Quilt Show 2013, there are just five months to complete your entry!

Quilt Shows can take a back seat over the summer months, however there is one week left to run for the wonderful exhibition by Kay Haerland in Gosford.
If you are visiting Sydney, Gosford is just a train trip away.