Friday, 28 February 2014

March 2014 Friday Showcase

On Friday 7 March attendees at the Guild office will be hearing the many varied stories of quilt devotee  Carol Roberts.

 Carol is well known in the industry as being the creative lady behind Cherry Pie Designs.
It is now 10 years since Carol produced her first pattern, having stitched all her life and then been hooked by the P&Q bug in the early 90's.
She especially loves designing and then bringing those designs to life with fabric, usually by paper piecing and then hand quilting.

Carol is also the Hostess at many successful weekend quilting retreats in The Hunter Valley, runs a travelling patchwork "Boutique" from her home on The Central Coast, and attends several of the major yearly craft shows and exhibitions.

As such an enthusiastic player within this industry, Carol is sure to have many stories to tell and beautiful items to reveal at the next Friday Showcase of The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc.

Date : Friday 7th March
Time : 10am start.
Venue : Guild Office
             Level 5
             276 Pitt St, Sydney.

All Welcome!

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Sydney Quilt Show 2014 Button

Sydney Quilt Show 20148Preparations for the Sydney Quilt Show 2014 are well underway and entries close on Friday, 14 March 2014.  If you would like to add the button to your blog, website or other social media, here is the html code:

<a href=""><img src="" alt="Sydney Quilt Show 2014" /></a>

If you have a Blogspot blog, go to Dashboard>Layout>Page Elements>Add Page Element. Choose "HTML/Javascript" as your page element, click "Add to Blog", cut and paste the code and click "Save Changes". On the "Add & Arrange" page elements page, you can drag and drop the button at the desired place in your side bar. The button should look like this.

Please contact the Guild Webmaster if you require assistance.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Volunteer Still Needed : Stitches & Craft Show

Can you please help on Thursday 6th March

Rosehill Race Course 6 - 9th March 2014

The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc will once again have a presence at The Stitches and Craft Show.

Cath Babidge is calling for a volunteer to help man the Guild Stand for an hour or two on the Thursday.
Please email her directly for information about the specifics of this request. 

Cath Babidge :

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Quilt Show 2014 : Entry deadline

A reminder that all quilt entries for this year's Sydney Quilt Show will have an Entry form closing date of Friday March 14th.

Entry forms are available on the website, or can be uploaded here
Entry Forms are also included in the new issue of the Template, currently being delivered by Australia Post.

Please ensure that all parts of the Entry are identified, included and attached securely.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Workshop with Catherine Porter

There are still some places available in the next workshop to be offered by The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc.
"Fabric Weaving - A new Dimension for Quilters" is the journey that Catherine Porter will lead attendees on.

Whilst giving the appearance of very precise piecing, this weaving, or "Meshwork" has no sewing involved until the piece is incorporated into a project, whether as background for applique, or to be used as blocks.

Please phone the Guild Office  ASAP if wanting to be included in this workshop, and to receive details of the kit fee required.

Date    : Tuesday 4 March 2014
Time   : 9.30am for 10- 4pm 
Venue : Epping Creative Centre, Dence Park
              26 Stanley Rd, Epping.
Cost    : Members $65; Non-members $100

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Avalon Quilters : An Exhibition

Quilters and friends are invited to The Avalon Quilters Quilt Show 2014.
Of special interest is the Raffle quilt : an Antique American Quilt  c. 1870

Friday, 6th March 9am-7pm
Saturday, 7th March 9am-5pm

Avalon Uniting Church, Bellevue Avenue, Avalon Beach

Large display of members' quilts, craft stall, trader stall and raffle quilt.

Entry $5
Proceeds to charity

Friday, 14 February 2014

Stitches and Craft Show

Rosehill Race Course 6 - 9th March 2014

The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc will once again have a presence at The Stitches and Craft Show.

Cath Babidge is calling for volunteers to help man the Guild Stand.
Please email her directly for information about the specifics of this request. Thankyou.
Cath Babidge :

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Guild Meeting this Saturday

The first 2014 General Meeting for The Quilters' Guild Of NSW Inc. will be held this Saturday at Burwood.
Details are :

  • Guest Speaker : Kate Haddock :  Copyright Issues 
Kate is an experienced copyright Lawyer and Partner in an  independent law firm specialising in Intellectual property, Media and Information Technology. Her Mother is a quilter, thus she is aware of many of the issues that face quilters.

  • Demonstration : Amanda Daly. Well known and experienced Tutor and published quilter, Amanda will demonstrate her raw edge applique technique, and possibly show how decolourant is used.
  • Featured Shop : The Remnant Warehouse, Alexandria. This shop claims to be the biggest Independent retailer of both Dress, and Patchwork fabrics.
Venue : The Dome
              Burwood RSL
              Shaftsbury Rd, Burwood
Date :    Saturday 15 February
Time :    11 am - Demonstration
                1pm  -  Guest Speaker

Please do not forget to bring your "Block of the Quarter" and items for "Show and Tell"

All welcome.