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