Friday, 26 September 2014

October 2014 Friday Showcase

Member's 'Show and Tell'

Small wholecloth : Designed by Keryn Emmerson, Quilted by Jan Foster 

Members and friends of The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc are invited to the October Friday Showcase in the Guild's Office to view this quilt and hear Jan Foster's story about the walking foot and freemotion quilting expertise she applied to bring the above wholecloth quilt "alive" with line, pattern and texture. 

Jan is another of the guild's volunteers working in conjunction with the committee to deliver interesting events for members. Jan is one of the Friday Showcase team who arrange the ongoing programme of introducing quilters to the guild 's Showcase attendees; quilters who may have a long involvement in the industry or who are experts in their creative field. Almost every month there is a new and exciting story to be heard from the quilters that Jan has arranged to talk about and share their work.

October Friday Showcases however, are an opportunity for all members to have their own "Show and Tell"

Perhaps there is a wholecloth, "flimsy", Applique, Friendship pieced, Antique or even a recent workshop project in your sewing space that other members would enjoy seeing at this meeting. 
Please come and share your stories, your quilting journeys and 'show us your quilts'!

Date : Friday October 3
Time : 10am start

All Welcome.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Workshop : Wendy Williams : Woolwork

PLEASE BE ADVISED : There are only a few spots available in this upcoming workshop
Vibrant sewing accoutrement receptacles, as being taught by Wendy Williams.

Wendy Williams is a well-known quilting teacher. This workshop is a great introduction to working with wool. Wendy makes wonderful vibrant award winning quilts from wool felt. She won fourth prize in this year’s Sydney Quilt Show in the Mixed Techniques -Anything Goes category. 
In this workshop, make a cushion or a beautiful sewing case and take away ideas and inspiration for more projects.
A workshop Application form is on Page 34 of the August edition of The Template.
Please call the Guild Office immediately should you be interested in joining this workshop.

Saturday, 22 November: 9.30 for 10-4pm
Epping Creative Centre, Dence Park, Epping
Cost :  Members $65.00
           Non Members $100

Friday, 19 September 2014

Quilt Shows October 2014

School House Quilters
Bi-Annual Quilting Exhibition
Saturday - Monday 4th - 6th October
Opening Hours : Saturday - Sunday 10am - 4.00pm
Venue : Kenna Hall, 84 Hill Street Orange
Entry : $5.00
Enquiries : Mary 02 6362 1239

Novocastrian Quilters
30th Annual Celebration Exhibition of Quilts
Saturday - Sunday 11th-12th October
Opening Hours : Saturday 9.00am - 4.00pm
                            Sunday   9.00am - 3.00pm
Venue : Police Citizens Club, cnr Young and Melbourne Roads, Broadmeadow
Entry : $5.00
Enquiries : Catherine 02 4920 6382

Illawarra Quilters Inc
 2014 Biennial Quilt Exhibition.
Proceeds to support Southern Youth and Family Services

  • Three Raffle Quilts
  • Display of Memebers' work
  • Trading tables and Cafe
  • Handmade gift boutique
  • Christmas stall

Friday - Saturday 17th - 18th October
Opening Hours : Friday 9.30am - 6.00pm
                            Saturday 9.30am - 4.30pm
Venue : Ribbonwood Centre, 93 - 109 Princes Highway, Dapto
Entry : $6.00
Enquiries Helen 0412 006961 or Rebecca 0403 173616

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

QSG of NSW : September Meeting

This Saturday afternoon the 20th September Ros Moules, the Community Quilts Co-ordinator, will give a talk about the history of the Community Quilts program of the Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc. She will also show us a number of the quilts and quilt tops that the group are currently working on.

We have a new venue for the QSG of NSW talks now at The Glover Cottages on Kent Street in The Rocks area. The cottages were built in the early 1820s and it is a wonderful light filled venue in an historic section of Sydney. It's easy to walk there from both Wynyard and Circular Quay train stations, and is also a short walk along Kent Street from the bus terminal in Argyle Street (catch any bus along George Street with Millers Point as the destination). Don't forget to stop at The Rocks Markets on the way and see what takes your fancy.

Everyone is welcome to attend (Guild members pay $5, non-Guild members pay $10 for entry) and afternoon tea is provided. Bring along any of your quilts for show and tell at the end of the talk. All the details can be found on - 

Members presenting the gift of a Community Quilt to a worthy recipient