Tuesday, 23 February 2016
Ph. 02 45772490
Unit 14, 5B Curtis Rd
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
Block of the Quarter
Don't forget your "Square in a Square" blocks, they are due at this meeting.
Tuesday, 2 February 2016
Friday 5th February 2016
10am - 11.30 am
Guild Office Pitt St Sydney
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
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
- Online Entry Form (now with secure payment by credit card via ANZ egate)
- Online Volunteer Form
- Online Membership Form
- What payment methods can be used with the online entry form?
- Is it compulsory to use the online entry form?
- Can I send my entry form by e-mail or facsimile?
- What computer equipment do I need to complete the entry form online?
- Can I fill out the form on my smartphone or tablet?
- What information do I need to complete the online entry form?
- Can I stop in the middle of the entry form and come back to it?
- How do I get my photos the right size?
- How do I prepare my copyright permissions and materials for special awards (if applicable)?
- How will I know if my online entry form and payment has been received?
Mail EntriesMembers may also submit entries by mail. Forms are posted out to QuiltNSW members with the February 2016 newsletter. Alternatively, download:
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
Please direct any queries to: