Friday, 30 August 2013

September 2013 Friday Showcase

Members are advised that the next scheduled Friday Showcase will highlight the quilting journey of Sheryl-Ann Schaefer.

'Gold'Bronze Simplicity'
Quilters from the Canberra region will know Sheryl-Ann as the owner of 'Bungendore Country Patchwork', a cosy and welcoming "small-village shop" which provides inspirational workshops with accredited teachers. The refreshments are quite a highlight at these classes!
Sheryl-Ann is famous for helping dispirited quilters finish off that 'UFO' in a "Finishing School Class" and, as well, for teaching a Mystery Quilt class, always popular with quilters needing a new direction.

Sheryl-Ann's particular love is overall design, and by exploring the usage of the infinite colour and patterns of commercial fabric, enjoys rising to the challenge of creating a unique and visually exciting "topper". She is relieved there are so many proficient long-arm quilters available to steer her creations from tops to quilts!

Come to the September Showcase to hear her passion for quilting, first-hand from Sheryl-Ann. 

Venue  :  Guild Office
                Level 5, 276 Pitt Street, Sydney
Date     :   Friday September 6 
Time    :   10.00am start

All welcome!

Thursday, 29 August 2013

October Quilt Valuation Day - postponed

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

August Showcase report

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!

Here the members are looking at the fine piecing, applique skills and colourful designs of Marilyn's quilts. Showcase Presenters are booked a year in advance and coincidentally Marilyn has her very vibrant spotted and striped 9 patch 'Kavala' published in the July/August edition of Australian Quilters Companion. Congratulations Marilyn!
'Kavala' (and other quilts from both presenters) is now on the walls of the Guild Offices for all who visit over the next couple of weeks. Rural or distant members who wish to see Marilyn's published 'Kavala' may like to reserve the QC Vol.13 No.4 edition, by phoning the Guild Office. Any magazines can be borrowed from the extensive Guild Library for a month.

Glen's quilts on the other hand, illustrate a palette of soothing, warm colours. A lover of brown in all its 'chocolatey' forms, Glen creates a more 'traditional' feel to her quilts. Glen's hexagons march across her quilts in their thousands! and like Marilyn, she is a maestro at fine hand piecing and hand quilting.

It was a pleasure to hear the quilt journeys of both these talented members. 

Friday, 9 August 2013

Burwood General Meeting : 17 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.
All Welcome!

Friday, 2 August 2013

Market Day . . . Roll up . . roll up!

Who knows what "treasures" will be found at the upcoming Market Day

Every year The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc has a Market day during the August General Meeting.
Guild members  bring along all manner of crafting paraphernalia, no longer wanted in their own sewing spaces . . but often just what the "Dr ordered"  in someone else's sewing space!

If your studio is bursting at the seams, then please contact the Guild Office to book a table to sell your wares to fellow members or, email Meg Orr  on . . .  
Best sellers can be
  • Magazines and quilt books already read and no longer wanted
  • Packs of scraps no matter how small
  • Orphan blocks and unfinished embroidery
  • Past "passions" eg threads, fabrics, charms, jelly rolls that just aren't "you" anymore
  • Stuff from your deceased Great Aunt Nellie's craft cupboard
  • Hoops and fancy rulers, paints, dyes and other "bad buys" that have'nt ever since sparked any creative juices
A trading Table will cost only $5
Share one with a friend, or get your group to book one, perhaps to raise money for group charity or raffle quilts.

When   : Saturday 17 August 2013
Time    : 11am
Where  : Burwood Guild Meeting
              Burwood RSL