Monday, 28 July 2014

Misty Mountain Getaway Dorrigo 2014

It's their 10th Annual Getaway!
Come to a quilting workshop in the NSW rainforest region of The Dorrigo Plateau

Bookings are now open for a variety of interesting workshops being conducted by inspiring Tutors, many of them being members of The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc.

Chris Timmins, a consummate supporter of the Guild, is the organiser of a programme created to inspire every level and interest of quilter. 
There is still time available to book in to any of this year's workshops, so look at their website Misty Mountain Getaway and please contact Chris as soon as possible.
Dont miss out!

Dates : Saturday 20 - Thursday 25 September
Contact :

Friday, 25 July 2014

August 2014 : Friday Showcase

This month The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc will be showcasing the quilts being made by the members of The Sydney Modern Quilt Guild
The principles of this Quilt Guild can be found on their website, and whilst not being too different from many of the aims and ideals of more established groups, this relatively 'newcomer' Quilt Guild has a palpable modern energy emanating from its mostly youthful membership.

One of their members Penny Poppleton won Second Place : Traditional Machine Quilted (Amateur) in This Years Sydney Quilt Show for her quilt 'Southwest Sunrise'

Penny writes about her winning quilt on her blog 'write / sew / live'
All members and quilting friends are invited to see more of the quilts made by Penny's cohort : the members of The Sydney Modern Quilt Guild. 

Date : Friday 1 August
Time : 10am start.
Venue : Guild Office
             Level 5
             276 Pitt St, Sydney.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Camden Country Quilters Guild : Exhibition

All quilting aficionados are invited to the 25th Silver Anniversary Quilt Exhibition
 being presented by Camden Country Quilters.
  • Merchants' Area
  • Members' Sales Tables
  • Raffle Quilt
  • "Country Kitchen" offering refreshments: soups, tea / coffee, sandwiches, and home-made delicious items 

Date :     Saturday - Sunday 2-3 August
Time :     9.30am - 4pm               
Venue :   AH& I Hall
                Argyle Street
Entry Fee : $6.00

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Bob James : Workshop Soon

Bob James : 'From Indigo to Silk' Creative Use of Colour Award Sydney Quilt show 2014

Attendees at this year's Quilt Show would have been fascinated by one of Bob James' quilts.
Intricately foundation pieced, this quilt reflected its expertise in colour use and technicality by winning the Creative Use of Colour Award.
Kimono silk strips, rich in colour, are set against indigos, producing an exciting visual impact. 
A quilt originally produced by Shizuko Kuroha, and published by Quiltmania, has been the inspiration for Bob's quilt, and he has been granted copyright permission for a class to take place.

Bob will be teaching the methods of its construction in a Guild Workshop in early August and there is still time to sign up for attendance.
Workshop information regarding fabric requirements needs to be sent to those enrolling, so please contact the Guild Office  as soon as possible if wanting to attend.
The workshop is a 2 day event and will cost members $130

From Indigo to Silk with Bob James

Monday &Tuesday, 4-5 August 
9.30 for 10-4pm
Epping Creative Centre, 
Dence Park, Epping

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Guild Daily Door Prizes 2014

The Winners of the 'Daily Door Prize' entries at the Welcome Desk of The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc. : Sydney Quilt Show 2014 are

1st Prize : Logan’s Patchwork Fabrics : Surprise Pack 
2nd Prize :  Quilters Companion (Universal Magazines) : Subscription 

Wednesday 1st   Wendy Watson
                    2nd  Betty Simpson
Thursday     1st   Tricia Bowdler
                    2nd  Robyn Shipton
Friday          1st   Connie Harrison
                    2nd  Mary McGowan
Saturday      1st   Chris Mirow
                    2nd  Denise Fagan
Sunday         1st   Bronwyn Barrett
                    2nd  Carol Pike

Congratulations to these recipients! and "thankyou" to the Generous Sponsors. 

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Our Quilt Show is Over.

Happy Faces and willing hands brought  
the 2014 Sydney Quilt Show alive. 
Thankyou to all volunteers : partners and packers, stackers, sewers, sellers, and spruikers, demonstrators, designers and 'do-ers', Jelly Roll Racers and Rafflers.

Orange vests to be aired again at the 2015 Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair  June 17 - 21.

The delightful visual bonus of a full moon over a Sydney CBD sky line, as visitors left 
The Sydney Exhibition Centre, Glebe Island, on Friday evening, 11th July.

'Congratulations' to everyone involved : from the Guild Committee and the Exhibition Sub-committee of The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc.

Monday, 14 July 2014

2014 Quilt Show Raffle & Hangers Prize : Results

1st Prize :
2014 Raffle Quilt - Opal Glow
Peel Country Quilters Inc.

And the Winners are :
1st Prize :    Jill Greig
2nd Prize :  Toni Webster
3rd Prize :   Audrie Lai
4th Prize :   Billy Jackson 
5th Prize :   Salley Govey
6th Prize :   Elizabeth Jones
7th Prize :   Wanda Campbell
Congratulations to these lucky recipients. They have all been notified.

'Viewers Choice' has also been announced :
1st Place : Jan Frazer for quilt #280 'Persian Panoply'
2nd Place : Glen Waples for quilt # 249 'Les Fleurs de Jour'

The 'Hangers' Prizes :
Winner : Jan Frazer  'Persian Panoply'
Volunteer Prize : Danuta Aaron.
Detail : 'Persian Panoply' : Jan Frazer

Friday, 11 July 2014

Eyes on the Quilt Show

Just a snapshot of some of the amazing entries at 
The Sydney Quilt Show 2014.

Detail from quilts currently on show for two more days at Glebe Island.
Can you recognise them?
All images from Top Left, clockwise.
'Chelsea'  Dorothy Clee -Hexagon Hype Challenge
'Layers of the Ocean 2'  Catherine Bremmell
'Go for the Straight-Cecily Series'  Jenny Bain
'A Day in the life of Mr Bear'  Kathy Hancock

'Splash'  Denise Sargo
'Birthday Girl'  Raelene Draheim
'Emu - "OMG"'  Ele Hockey
'Red Delicious'  Ann Archer

'Pajaro Precioso'  Joanne Simpson
'Qatar and ----Cairo'  Linda Butcher
'Through Different Eyes'  Material Girls
'Exuberance'  Judi Nikoleski

'My Mon Seul Desir'  Toni Watson
'Indian Bazaar'  Glen Waples
'Fairytale'  Merelyn Pearce
'Childhood Memories'  Eileen Campbell

'Alice'  Michelle O'Brien
'Rainbow Lorikeet'  Helen Godden
'Fairytale' Merelyn Pearce
'Unspoken'  Lorraine Carthew

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Stop Press!! - Transport update to Quilt Show

Your preferred time and departure point may have changed.

  • There is now an extra early morning ferry from Circular Quay
  • There are extra buses from Central
  • Buses from Darling Harbour have been cancelled
Please be sure to check the Expertise Events Transport Website  for updated information for any day that you intend to travel to the Sydney Quilt Show.

Sydney Quilt Show 2014 Prize Winner's Gallery

The Sydney Quilt Show opens today and runs until Sunday 13 July (9am to 5pm) at the new exhibition facility at Glebe Island.  You can get to the show by free bus or ferry - see transport information.

Congratulations to Janet Treen who was awarded Bernina Best of Show, along with other prizes, at the Sydney Quilt Show 2014 for her classic quilt Coxcomb and Currants.  Here is an image that you are welcome to copy and share.  Be sure to link back to the Sydney Quilt Show Prizewinner's Gallery which features images of the prize winning quilts.

Best of Show 2014 Janet Treen

Here is some code that you can cut and paste into your blog or website:

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Living Colour!

Living Colour! is a special exhibit at the 2014 Sydney Quilt Show and features vibrant works by many Guild members.  Curator Brenda Gael Smith is presenting a floor talk each day at 1.30pm.  A full colour catalogue is also available.