Sunday, 28 June 2015

Friday Showcase: 3 July 2015: Fairholme Quilters

Make sure not to miss the Friday Showcase in the Guild office at 10am on 3 July when representatives from Fairholme Quilters will be presenting their quilts and talking about the group.

Jill O’Connor, Convenor of Fairholme Quilters explains:

Fairholme Quilters have been meeting in northern Sydney since 1984. Our membership represents a range of quilting skills, experience and styles, that are showcased every two years in a community exhibition (the next one is scheduled for 8 - 10th April 2016). We run a regular program of making quilts for a number of local community causes, and in response to emergencies, donating about 50 quilts each year. In a group so long established, friendship is an important result of regular contact and activities, and collaboration frequent.  Workshops and occasional speakers keep up us up-to-date and learning about many aspects of quilting practice both locally and more broadly. We welcome enquiries from prospective new members.
Fairholme Quilters won third prize in the Group/Collaborative category at the Sydney Quilt Show 2015 and they have many other wonderful quilts to share with you.

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We welcome Guild and non-Guild members to Friday Showcase. There is a small charge of $5.00 for members and $10 for non-members.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Pop Up Sewing Day: Patchwork on Pittwater: 1 July 2015

For Guild members only: Join Robyn Shipton, and other Guild members, in her new "local" shop in the next of these fun sewing days. There are a few places available.  Robyn Evans is opening her workshop room for us.

PATCHWORK ON PITTWATER
The Gateway Building
Level 4, 1 Mona Vale Rd, Mona Vale.
9999-6159
Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 10.00am - 3pm

There is paid parking under the building, or street parking (various time limits apply) or the free parking nearby in Kitchener Park.

Bring your own project or pick up something new from the shop. Robyn has up to 5 machines available or do hand work.

There will be morning tea provided and there are plenty of good options for lunch nearby.
Lucky Door Prize and this is all FREE for Guild members.

Robyn has just received a new shipment of Kaffe, Amy Butler, Anna Marie Horner, A Day in the Country and More. She also stocks lots of children fabrics, Riley Blake, Civil War, 1930's and Liberty. She was a sponsor at the Sydney Quilt Show and held a 25% off sale in conjunction with this, however, she is extending this offer to Guild member ON THIS DAY ONLY (a few exceptions apply)

Please to book in call the office 9283-3737 or Robyn Shipton 0412-314-754.


REMINDER: Join the Guild or renew your membership today!


Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Super Raffle and Daily Door Prizes

Super Raffle 2015

The annual super raffle is the Guild's primary fund raiser activity.  Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets for the 2015 raffle and to the sponsors who generously provided the following prizes:
  • 1st Prize      2015 Raffle Quilt “Lunar Blooms” valued at $4,500  Quiltmakers: Pat and Helen Godden
  • 2nd Prize     ‘Bernette Oxford’ Sewing Machine valued at $699 Sponsored by Bernina Australia Pty Ltd
  • 3rd Prize     A Collectors Box of Gütermann Sewing Threads valued at $300Sponsored by Perivale Gütermann       
  • 4th Prize      Craft Lamp valued at $200 Sponsored by The Scissorman
  • 5th Prize      Fabric Pack valued at $200 Sponsored by KimoYes
  • 6th Prize      Fabric Pack valued at $200 Sponsored by PK Fabrics
  • 7th Prize      Fabric Pack valued at $100 Sponsored by Lloyd Curzon & In the Beginning Fabrics
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The raffle was drawn at 4pm on Sunday 21 June 2015 and the following ticket holders have been notified:

  • 1st Place    Yvonne Williams
  • 2nd Place   Jenny Krause
  • 3rd Place    Michelle Keen
  • 4th Place    Meredith Grant
  • 5th Place    Lynette Blainey
  • 6th Place    Pam McNeill
  • 7th Place    Emma Smith

Daily Door Prizes

The winners of the Daily Door Prize entries at the Guild welcome desk at the Sydney Quilt Show 2015 are:

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

17 June 2015              Logan’s Fabrics            Julie Kennedy
                                   Quilters’ Companion    Pam Whiteman
18 June 2015              Logan’s Fabrics            P Murray
                                   Quilters’ Companion    Winsome McPherson
19 June 2015              Logan’s Fabrics            Kym McAlinden
                                   Quilters’ Companion    Jane Kingston
20 June 2015              Logan’s Fabrics           Roslyn Patrick
                                   Quilters’ Companion   Adele Avery
21 June 2015              Logan’s Fabrics          Tara Steen
                                   Quilters’ Companion   Kendra Burgess

THANK YOU! to all of the Sydney Quilt Show 2015 Sponsors.  Their generosity and support are much appreciated.  Please support them in return.


Viewers' Choice Awards - Sydney Quilt Show 2015

The votes have been counted! Congratulations to Helen White of Coffs Harbour who was awarded Viewers' Choice  (sponsor Leutenegger Pty Ltd) in the general exhibition for her quilt My Bookcase:

Viewers Choice: Red and White (sponsor Dyed & Gone to Heaven) was awarded to Denise Sargo of South Hurstville for Red Silhouette:



Images of all prize winning quilts can be viewed in the Sydney Quilt Show Prize Winners Gallery.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

A birdy told me about the Sydney Quilt Show

Here is a small selection of some of the show birds that you can catch at the Sydney Quilt Show 2015:


Clockwise from top left:  Everything but the Kitchen Sink by Trish Bloomfield; The Symphonic Buzz Band by Denise Aubin; The Cabinet by Di Tramontana; Beyond the Garden Wall by Irene Harris; Oh Christmas Tree by Wendy Williams; and Peacock Garden by Leonie Lever.

Don't miss these demonstrations in the Guild exhibition area on Sunday 21 June 2015:
  • 10am-12 noon: Easy Mini Landscape with Kay Haerland
  • 10.30am-12.20pm: Applique with Katrina Hadjimichael
  • 10.30am-12.20pm: Raw Edge Applique with Amanda Daly
  • 2.00-4.00pm: Thread painting with Cathy Jack Coupland
  • 2.00-4.00pm: Hand quilting with Maureen Teager
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Most Beautiful World of Peaceful Harmony by Cathy Jack Coupland - see Judges Exhibit at the Sydney Quilt Show 2015


Saturday, 20 June 2015

Take a leaf from the Sydney Quilt Show

A small glimpse of some of the wonderful quilts on exhibition at the Sydney Quilt Show 2015.   
Clockwise from top left:  Magnificent Cordyline by Sandy Corry; In the Gum Tree Garden by Amanda Daly; Old Wall by Sue Dennis; and Everything Old is New Again by Jenny Rofe.
Clockwise from top left:  Lily Rose by Esther Aliu; Habitat by Julie Harding; Four Seasons by Mary Williams; and The Lily Pond by Bernardine Hine.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Sydney Quilt Show 2015: People You May See!

The Guild invites you to join Bernina Best of Show Prize Winner Karen Terrens in the Best of Show area from 11 am - 12 then again 1.30  - 2.30pm on Saturday 20 June.  All welcome!

KidSkills is a free activity aimed at introducing to the delights of colour, fabric and block designs.  Saturday and Sunday: 10am-12 noon and 1-3pm.

Demonstration Timetable: Saturday 20 June

From 10am - 12 noon:

  • Machine Applique and Quilt-as-you-Go with Pam Furniss;
  • Easy Mini Landscape with Kay Haerland; 
  • Hand Quilting with Maureen Teager; and
  • Hexagons with Shirley Gibson.
From 2-4pm:
  • Machine Applique and Quilt-as-you-Go with Pam Furniss;
  • Foundation piecing with Bob James; and
  • Hand Applique with Lois Cook.
Bob James Foundation Piecing Demonstration 2-4pm
And, if you look very carefully, here are some other people you may see at the Sydney Quilt Show:
Clockwise from top left:  Symphony by Wailyn Mar (inspired by Annie Downs); Red Dilemma by Catherine Babidge; Red Silhouette by Denise Sargo; and Purple Houses by Patricia Poole.

Clockwise from top left:  A Market in Provence by Denise Aubin; Enmeshed in the Fabric of Life by Judi Nikoleski; An Australian Fashion by Joy Crowe; and Everything but the Kitchen Sink by Trish Bloomfield.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Your Guide to the Sydney Quilt Show 2015

The exhibition catalogue is available for sale for $2 (free to exhibitors) and is a handy guide to the Sydney Quilt Show 2015.  Inside you will find:

  • prize details of the Super Quilt Raffle including the Lunar Blooms made by Pat and Helen Godden as featured on the catalogue cover. Tickets $2 each;
  • contact details for all of the generous quilt show sponsors;
  • a comprehensive listing of the awards and prizes;
  • profiles of the Sydney Quilt Show judges Rachelle Denneny, Cathy Jack Coupland and Maree Gebhardt;
  • quilt descriptions for all 441 quilts entered into the exhibition; 
  • an index of exhibitors and a layout diagram;
  • a list of commercial quilters who are members of the Guild and whose work features in the exhibition; 
  • a breakdown of quilts by category; 
  • Kids Skills timetable: Saturday and Sunday 10am-12 noon and 1-3pm; and
  • a demonstration timetable including a line up of several Guild accredited teachers.


Demonstration Timetable: Friday 19 June

From 10am - 12 noon:
  • Freezer Paper Applique with Michelle Law;
  • Foundation Piecing with Chris Jurd; and
  • Paper Piecing with Lynn Hewitt.
From 2-4pm:
  • Foundation piecing with Chris Jurd; 
  • Cathedral Windows with Meg Orr; and
  • Hexagons with Daphne Massie.
Come along; see how it's done and talk to the experts!

Meet Best of Show Prize Winner Karen Terrens

Talking of experts, you have to opportunity to meet with Bernina Best of Show Prize Winner Karen Terrens in the Best of Show area from 11 am - 12 then again 1.30  - 2.30pm on Friday 19 June and Saturday 20 June.  All welcome!




Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Sydney Quilt Show 2015 Prize Winners Gallery

The Sydney Quilt Show opens today and runs until Sunday 21 June (9am to 4.30pm) at the Exhibition Centre at Glebe Island.  You can get to the show by free bus or ferry - see transport information.

Congratulations to Karen Terrens who was awarded Bernina Best of Show, along with other prizes, at the Sydney Quilt Show 2014 for her masterpiece Sanderson's Apprentice.  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 all of the prize winning quilts.


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Another highlight of the show is the Red & White Special Exhibit featuring over 110 quilts.  Best of the Red and White Special Exhibit was awarded to Merelyn Pearce for her applique extravaganza Red Deer with Poppies and 274 Roses:
Thank you to ALL Guild members who have entered the Sydney Quilt Show to provide an inspiring display.  If you can't make it to the show in person, follow and share the fun and colour of sydneyquiltshow2015 on Instagram.

Quiltshow photography policy:  Please respect our members' copyright.  Quilt photography is permitted for personal use only  Images must not be published online or in other media unless you have the consent of the relevant quiltmaker.  If you wish to photograph and publish for commercial purposes, please apply to the membership desk for special permission.

Sydney Quilt Show 2015

Join us for day 1 of the Sydney Quilt Show 2015 (9am - 4.30pm).  The awards ceremony starts at 11am and the comprehensive gallery of prize winning quilts will be posted online soon after.  In the meantime, here's a little red and white magic to get you warmed up.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Setting Up Sydney Quilt Show 2015

Staging a quilt show is a significant logistical exercise. As this post goes to air, more than 60 Guild volunteers will be at the Exhibition Centre at Glebe Island setting up frames; hanging HUNDREDS of quilts; and generally getting ready for opening day on Wednesday 17 June.

Yesterday the equipment was delivered to the venue and the layout was marked out on the floor:



And provisions and equipment were packed up from the Guild office for setting up the membership desk; Guild demonstration area and volunteers area at the show:


Thank you to all the volunteers for their time, energy and enthusiasm. And remember, you can follow the colour and action of @sydneyquiltshow2015 on Instagram and add your own contribution with the hash tag #sydneyquiltshow2015.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Quilt Show Countdown: Raffle Tickets Reminder

To all Guild Members, please ensure that all raffle ticket monies or unused raffle tickets are either returned to the Guild office by Friday, 12 June or handed over to the membership desk at the Sydney Quilt Show prior to the draw at 4.00pm Sunday 21 June 2015.

For everyone else, it's not too late to purchase your ticket in this year's raffle. Ticket are $2 each and available from the Guild office and at the Sydney Quilt Show. The fantastic 2015 Raffle Prizes are:

  • 1st Prize      2015 Raffle Quilt “Lunar Bloomsvalued at $4,500  Quiltmakers: Helen and Pat Godden
  • 2nd Prize     ‘Bernette Oxford’ Sewing Machine valued at $699 Sponsored by Bernina Australia Pty Ltd
  • 3rd Prize     A Collectors Box of Gütermann Sewing Threads valued at $300 Sponsored by Perivale Gütermann       
  • 4th Prize      Craft Lamp valued at $200 Sponsored by The Scissorman
  • 5th Prize      Fabric Pack valued at $200 Sponsored by KimoYes
  • 6th Prize      Fabric Pack valued at $200 Sponsored by PK Fabrics
  • 7th Prize      Fabric Pack valued at $100 Sponsored by Lloyd Curzon & In the Beginning Fabrics

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Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Follow sydneyquiltshow2015 on Instagram

Follow and share the fun and colour of sydneyquiltshow2015 on Instagram and don't forget the hashtag #sydneyquiltshow2015 on your social media posts.


Quiltshow photography policy:  Please respect our members' copyright.  Quilt photography is permitted for personal use only  Images must not be published online or in other media unless you have the consent of the relevant quiltmaker.  If you wish to photograph and publish for commercial purposes, please apply to the membership desk for special permission.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Quilt Show 2015 Countdown: Quilt Delivery Reminder

Online Entry FormWednesday, 10 June 2015 is the final deadline for delivery of quilts for the Sydney Quilt Show 2015.

Please assist the volunteer Drop Off Persons by reviewing your quilt(s) before delivery:

  • Is the sleeve on the back secure, with a minimum finished depth of at least 8cm?
  • Are all pins and needles removed?
  • Is the identifying label securely sewn on the back and covered with a piece of calico/fabric?
There are over 430 quilts entered into the Sydney Quilt Show 2015.  See them all next week from 17-21 June 2015!