Friday, 29 March 2013

Quilting Success at the Royal Easter Show

The  Guild was well represented again at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
Kay Haerland won the Quilters’ Guild of NSW award for the best quilt in the show and it is displayed in the Standard of Excellence case.

The Patchwork, Applique and Quilting categories in The Arts and Crafts  Section were entered by many Guild members.
Following, is a list of some of the Results, with successful Guild members marked by an asterisk.

Bed Quilt - Hand quilted                                Miniature Quilt
1.    Jan Duddle *                                             1. Judy Day *
2.    Rae Cashman *                                         2. Colleen Harradine *
3.    Carol Leitch *                                            3. Jane Gibson*

Bed Quilt – Machine Quilted                         Junior (14 and under 20) 
1.    Jessica Sullivan                                        1. Melissa Walden *
2.    Jane Gibson *                                           2. Rebecca Walden *
3.    Pauline Augustus                                      3. Sarah Greenstein                      
HC Linda Mead                                             HC Tegan Fry
Wall Hanging – Traditional                           Wall Hanging - Innovative
1.    Judy Day *                                                 1. Kay Haerland *
2.    Faye Clark                                                  2. Jeannie Henry
3.    Pauline Augustus                                        3. Jill Rumble
                                                                      HC Evelyn Gray *

Congratulations also to our Template Editor, Wailyn Mar, who won 1st in Shortbread, 2nd with Panforte, 3rd with Damper and HC with Almond Bread in the Cookery section.  And congratulations to any other members who have had success in other sections.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

April Friday Showcase : Catherine Butterworth

Members of the Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc may need to arrive at the Office early on April 5, if hoping to see closely the clever designing and fine piecing work of member Catherine Butterworth.
Catherine is the next presenter of this popular monthly Guild event, and she will illustrate her personal quilting journey with many of her wonderful quilts.

Like many quilters, sewing was an early hobby for Catherine, however she also had the advantage of the expertise and influence from other seamstresses and quilters within her family circle in Ohio.

Whilst the patchwork "bug" pulled strongly from the 80's, the familiar story of work and family commitments kept Catherine  from indulging too seriously, however in the past 10 years or so, Catherine has turned her passion into a teaching role, as well as designing and constructing many beautiful prize winning quilts.
Her quilts are meticulously pieced and domestic machine quilted after playing with varied fabrics and designing blocks that usually show a "Traditional" and yet original,  signature.

Date   : Friday April 5
Time   : 10am
Venue : Guild Office

All Welcome.

Friday, 22 March 2013

30th Anniversary Photographic Book

Urgent Reminder
As advertised in The Template Feb 2013, a hardcover book of photos of all quilts in the 2012 Sydney Quilt Show has been produced.  This is indeed a professional publication and a delightful reminder of what was an extremely successful 30th anniversary members' exhibition. If you were an exhibitor or had any connection to last year's show, then this is a "must" for the coffee table or studio!

The final date for ordering of this lovely book has been extended to 28 March 2013.

The Order Form for this publication was in The Template.  Alernatively, you can download the Quilt Show 2012 Book Order Form as a PDF.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Quilt Show: Goulburn this weekend.

Quilts at Mandelson's
Come and enjoy a rare showing of quilts from a combined group of well known Quilters.

Margaret Rolfe, Carolyn Sullivan, Judy Turner, Beth Miller, Ann Haddad, Helen Gray and Jenny Bowker have joined forces to present an amazing display of quilts representing their early forays into the Patchwork and Quilting arena, right through to the current endeavours that have brought them International recognition and success as either quilt artists, teachers and, or, authors.

Entry will support Goulburn Anglicare and is only a gold coin.
Morning and afternoon tea will be available in Mandelson's historic dining room.

A "market" section (cash sales only) will have these available for purchase :

  • Bali Batik fabrics from Claire Ayling
  • Superior Threads from Julie Woods
  • Quilting Supplies from Bungendore Country Patchwork
  • Quilts by Pattern - Beth Millar and Wendy Keegan

Dates : Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March 2013
Times : 10am - 4pm
Venue : 160 Sloane St
Goulburn  NSW

All welcome.

Monday, 4 March 2013

Your 2013 Quilt Show Entry

Urgent Reminder
The Closing Date for the return of a completed Quilt Details Entry Form  for acceptance into this year's Sydney Quilt Show is this Friday 8 March

A maximum of two entries can be submitted, however if due to exhibition constraints only one can be accepted, please do not forget to indicate your first preference.

The Payment Details Form with Credit Card details or a Cheque for your entry (unless entering in the Junior Category) must also be included.

Please remember to attach a good quality photo of your entry (4x6 inches) showing the entire quilt top (up to its current construction stage)
This photo must be labelled with the name of the quilt and the name and address of the exhibitor.
The "top" of the quilt, for hanging directions, must also be indicated.

Exhibition planning is well under way and it would be helpful if your Volunteer Form could also be returned to the Guild Office as soon as possible.


Stitches and Craft Show

The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc will be having a display at this year's Stitches and Craft Show at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.

Dates : 7 to 10 March, 2013
Time : 10am - 4.30pm

Come along and say 'hello' to fellow guild members at the stand showcasing our guild.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Reminder : QSG Meeting March 9

Please join members of The Quilt Study Group on March 9 at The Charles Kerry Room of The Powerhouse Museum to hear Guest Speaker Lyn Dennis talk about her recent research into Heritage Quilts in the UK.

Miss Grimshaw's Quilt

This is just one of the quilts that Lyn photographed and will talk about.
Please bring your own English  Heritage quilts, or recent reproductions inspired by the designs of such quilts for sharing in Show and Tell after the talk.

Venue : Powerhouse Museum
Date : 9 March 2013
Time : 2pm - 4.30pm
Entry : Meeting cover charge of $5.00 for members and $10 for non-members
Free Entry to Museum for all. 

Afternoon Tea will be provided.