Friday, 12 December 2014

Sue Dennis Workshop

Its not too early to book for a March Workshop.
Sue Dennis is 'coming to town' to help members take their creativity to a new level with

 A surface design, technique workshop, no sewing.
 Suitable for all skill levels.

This is an opportunity to explore the exciting surface design techniques of printing and rubbing while creating unique, exclusive fabric with visual texture and pattern. Design, composition and many useful tips on colour mixing, fabric paints and working with low tech everyday items are passed on. Surface decoration has never been easier than under the guidance of experienced tutor Sue Dennis.

For further information contact  the Vice President
Download and return a Workshop Booking Form to reserve your place in what will be a very popular workshop.

Sue Dennis is a Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc. Accredited Teacher- Special techniques 
Surface Design Entree
2 day Workshop Sat 14th and Sun 15th March 2015
At the Epping Creative Centre
Dence Park
26 Stanley Rd, Epping

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Call for Entries: Evolution, Change, Challenge - A Contemporary Quilt

The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc. invite entries for a juried contemporary quilt exhibition to be held at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre from 29 August to 8 September 2015.

The exhibition is open to quilters and fibre artists from all Australian states and territories. Membership of the Guild is NOT a requirement of entry. There will be two prizes offered, a first prize of $1500 and a viewers' choice prize of $200.

Entries must address the title theme Evolution, Change, Challenge: A Contemporary Quilt and measure 70x100cm (WxH) portrait format. Judges will carefully consider the appropriate interpretation of the theme and design concepts applied, particularly the use of colour and value for all quilts entered.

Entries via the Online Entry Form only with payment of an entry fee of $25 per quilt. The closing date for entries is 24 July 2015.


Please direct exhibition queries to

Proudly sponsored by Pegs Pieces and Patchwork Plus.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Office Holiday Closure

The Office of the Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc will be unattended from 3pm December 12 2014 until 10am January 12 2015.

All postal mail will be kept back by Australia Post.
All Library books should be retained until the office re-opens. 
Please do not leave LIbrary books at the door of the office. 
Please do not post Library books to 'The Guild'.

Wishing everyone a Safe and Happy Festive Season.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Batemans Bay Patchwork & Quilters Guild Inc : 25th Anniversary

2015 Silver Luncheon Challenge Quilt
 Theme "Silver"
In conjunction with a meeting to celebrate 25 years of exploring a love of fabric, patchwork and quilting, the Batemans Bay Patchwork and Quilters Guild Inc invite anyone to enter their 2015 Challenge.
A 12" x 16" quilt showcasing Silver as the theme can be entered into this competition.
The quilt entry deadline for those unable to attend meetings of this guild will be 11 February 2015.
Further details about this challenge can be obtained from Vere Gray  02 44713468 or  0438457395 
or email

Challenge quilts will be on display at the Silver Luncheon of this Guild.

Venue : Batemans Bay Soldiers CLub, Beach Road, Batemans Bay
Date : Monday 16 March 2015
Time : 9.30 commencement and Lunch at 12.30
Cost : $25 per person
RSVP : March 4 2015
Speaker : Dorothy Clee, Landscape Designs / Thread Painting

Two raffle quilts will provide monies for a Childrens Refuge : The Moruya Oncology Unit, Cassies Place.

For General enquiries re attending the Celebratory Lunch and entering the Challenge please contact : 
Margaret Herzog 02 44712849
email :

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Charity Event : Quilter's Challenge Auction

The Compassion in Action Project have sent The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc. notification of their upcoming Auction. 
'The Guild' helps Judge at this Charity Event, and many sponsors offer prizes. Quilters from many groups were advised of this Challenge some months ago, and have been sewing for this worthy cause. 'The Guild' is always supportive in the Advertising of any event that is not solely Business related.

Quilter's Auction: 
To be held on Wednesday 10th December 2014 at Craft Depot, 2 Railway Street, Pennant Hills
6.30 - 8.30 pm.

All quilt donations will benefit those less fortunate.
It will greatly assist a 10year olds dream to raise much needed funds for
Father Chris Riley’s Youth off the Street and Wayback Ltd, for the homeless.

“If we all join together we can make a difference in someone’s life. 
Please help me to Fund raise, have fun, donate a quilt and support
Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off the Street and Wayback Ltd.
John-Charles Clegg”

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Material Obsession Announce their Swap Day

Material Obsession has been a stalwart supporter of The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc. for many years and their Annual Swap Day is eagerly anticipated by many members. 
Please be sure to attend in plenty of time to sign up for their 2015 classes, as they all book out promptly.


Saturday 6 December 10 - 2pm

a gathering of like minded people to celebrate what we love ...
·      a swap bucket for unwanted stash items and to invite other quilters to "swap" their unwanted stash items....a quilter’s dream … "one man's trash is another's treasure!"
·      add to that a bit of a sale ... a HUGE sale
·      class and workshop bookings for 2015 open
·      a day to show off the quilts made by our design team as well as the members of our classes
·      stalls selling trinkets, fabrics, cushions … Frances Ergen, Prints Charming … to name two, and
·      all this stitched up with our new sewing partner, BERNINA!

Please join us!

72 Roseby Street, Drummoyne – more details, go to the MO website

Notice from the Editor : The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc. receives many requests to publish material of an Advertising or Business referral nature.
Paid advertisements in hard-copy editions of The Template are the usual outcome of such requests.
Due to unforeseen  publishing problems this month, a commitment to include Material Obsession's announcement in the upcoming edition of The Template will result in the"Swap Day" information being published after the event.
Thus, an extemporaneous solution has been to publish this information in 'Template Free' - the blog.

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Art U Wear : Textile Design Competition

Art U Wear is a very special competition creating the perfect opportunity for textile artists, designers, students and anyone with a love of this medium to show off what they can do. Three winners will share in $5000 prize money.
This is a judged competition in conjunction with FibreFest and Sponsored by Expertise Events Pty Ltd. 

The Competition:
Textile artists, designers, textile students and anyone with a love of creative textiles are invited to enter a competition to create a wearable art costume (ensemble) as long as they are primarily textile (more than 50%)
Outfits can be any interpretation of the theme ‘Iconic Australia’ 

Judy Newman, Craft Consultant at Expertise Events asks the craft community to consider; “What does ‘Iconic Australia’ mean to you?"
This theme should capture the imaginations of textile lovers across Australia and New Zealand and how it will be interpreted in wearable art, will make a stunning display.

Winners and a number of other chosen outfits will tour various craft events around Australia until November, 2015.
The competition is open to the public. Deadline is April 10, 2015 and entry forms will be available online by December 10, 2014 on 

The 2015 Theme: Iconic Australia Total prize pool: $5000 to be divided as follows:
1st prize: $2,500 cash 
2nd prize:       $1,500 cash 
3rd prize: $1,000 cash

May1–3, 2015
Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh Sydney, NSW