Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Pop Up Sewing Day

Ph. 02 45772490

Unit 14, 5B Curtis Rd
Mulgrave NSW

The first Pop Up sewing day for the year will be held at The Patchwork Shop, McGraths Hill this  Thursday 25th February.. This is a big shop with a large collection of great fabrics. The classroom is air-conditioned, so don’t let a hot day stop you from joining us. We always have a really enjoyable day, relaxing, sewing by hand or machine, sharing ideas, checking out what might be an unfamiliar quilt shop and finishing off with a couple of $25 voucher lucky door prizes. Put your name down on the list in the office, there is no charge, but please take your own coffee mug and lunch unless you like the idea of McDonalds.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

February General Meeting

Date : Saturday February 20th
Burwood RSL  / Function Rooms
96 Shaftsbury Ave Burwood

11am - Demonstration

1pm- General meeting, guest speaker, show and tell of members work.

Guest Speaker : Merelyn Pearce


Merelyn's favoured techniques are hand applique, finished with machine quilting.

She is best known for her series of 6 quilts celebrating the work of Australian Artist Margaret Preston. Merelyn has won  many awards for her quilting including 4 Best of Show at the Sydney Quilt Show.

Demonstration : Kathy Doughty / Rulers 

"60 Degrees and More - Break out of the square routine and try working with 60 degrees!  Hexagons, diamonds, triangles and more make up interesting designs that look hard but are really easy.  We will also examine how to let colour and fabric designs do the work to make the blocks exciting.  

Kathy Doughty will be demonstrating using the Hex N More and Side Kick rulers by Jaybird Quilts.  

Feel free to bring along any templates you may already have to familiarise yourself with any differences.  There will be rulers available for sale on the day."

Guest Shop : Judy from : Busy Thimbles

Afternoon Tea -  beverages will again be provided by the Guild.

 Block of the Quarter

 Don't forget your "Square in a Square"  blocks, they are due at this meeting.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Friday Showcase with Fiona Hammond

Friday Showcase

Friday 5th February 2016

10am - 11.30 am

Fiona Hammond

Guild Office Pitt St Sydney
All Welcome.

Fiona Hammond is a mixed-media artist whose love of beads, textiles and fibre has led to an eclectic array of wearable and non-wearable pieces since 1999 – everything from contemporary quilts to jewellery and sculptural forms.  Her main modalities are beadwork, quilting, kumihimo braiding and coiled basketry. She is well-known for her love of vibrant colour and a somewhat quirky aesthetic.  Fiona’s quilts and beadwork pieces have been seen in Australian quilting and beading magazines, as well as various exhibitions. She has received many awards and prizes for her work over the years.  Fiona is an enthusiastic teacher in the field of creative arts and crafts, and loves to share her knowledge and skills with her students. www.chiatanyadesigns.com.au
Rasberry Lime Splice 2009

 Velvet Slivers 2005

Dancing Platter 2014

Monday, 1 February 2016

Call for Entries: Sydney Quilt Show 2016

Entries for the Sydney Quilt Show 2016 are now open!

QuiltNSW once again offers members an online option. This year we have a fully integrated Online Entry Form – payments are made by credit card through our secure ANZ portal and you’ll receive immediate email confirmation of your entry on payment. We encourage you to use the online method as it streamlines the payment and data collection process and allows our volunteers to better administer entries.

This is our last year exhibiting at the Glebe Island location for the Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair. Get involved, put the dates in your diary and bring a friend along this year to introduce them the wonderful, creative world of patchwork and quilting.

Prepare your entry early so that you know that it will be received by the closing date Monday 14 March 2016.

Online Entry Forms & Frequently Asked Questions

Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for members to participate in the Sydney Quilt Show. For your assistance, we have prepared some answers to frequently asked questions about the updated online entry process in 2016.  See the Guide to the 2016 Online Entry Form for further information.

Mail Entries

Members may also submit entries by mail.  Forms are posted out to QuiltNSW members with the February 2016 newsletter. Alternatively, download:
NB: To enter a quilt in the Sydney Quilt Show 2016, you must be a QuiltNSW member for the 2015/2016 financial year. Membership is due 1 July each year for the year ending the following June. Complete the Online Membership Form or download a Membership Application Form (PDF).

Key dates for 2016

  • 14 March: Closing Date for online and postal entries
  • 1 May: Acceptance letters dispatched
  • 15 June: Deadline for quilts to be delivered to Drop Off Person
  • 22-26 June: Sydney Quilt Show, Glebe Island
  • 3 July: Deadline for quilts to be collected from Drop Off Person

Further questions?

Please direct any queries to: