Monday, 21 December 2015

Christmas Greetings

Have a wonderful Christmas everyone.

Here's hoping that 2016 is happy, creative and filled with opportunities to socialise and share our love of all things stitched.

A reminder that the Quilt NSW  office will be closed from Friday 11th December  to Monday 11th January 2016.

See you at the Volunteers Lunch on January 30th?

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Three Expertise Events Challenges for AQC 2016

2016 AQC Challenge
Challenge yourself and explore creativity within a theme.
The theme is 'Tradition with a Twist' and if selected as a finalist your quilt will tour Australia and New Zealand across the year. A prize pool of $5,500 is up for grabs with winners awarded on interpretation of theme, excellence in design and craftsmanship.
First prize: $3,500
Runner-up: $1,500
Viewers Choice: $500 
Quilt size is 90cm square.
Online entries close February 25, 2016.

A Textile Art Mini Challenge.
We invite you to show your best friend in their best light, in a textile art and mini challenge.
This pet portrait could include those with paws and whiskers, or other features such as fins and feathers, but the animal feature must be a pet, not a wild animal or zoo animal.
Traditional and contemporary works using creative textile techniques, including patchwork, embroidery, applique, surface design, photo transfer, printing etc. will be considered.
Finalists will be displayed at AQC and Craft & Quilt Fairs across the year.
The winner will receive a fabulous Fiskars prize pack worth more than $200.
The work must have at least 2 layers and the size is 25cm square.
Online entries close February 25, 2016.

If you have completed a kaleidoscope  and would like to be part of the AQC Quilt Show, send information and an image of your quilt for consideration. This is a non-judged exhibition. Our aim is to create a spectacular display of millefiore colour. Your quilt can be any size and does not need to be an original design.
Online submissions close February 25, 2016.
Your quilt does not need to be finished for online entry, but if selected for display it must be completed and sent to Expertise Events before March 25, 2016.
Pictured: The New Hexagon- Millefiore by Katja Marek, from the book New Hexagon- 52 Blocks to English Paper Piece.