Thursday, 31 March 2016

Fairholme Quilters 2016 Quilt Show

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Shibori Boro Art with Alan Tremain

QuiltNSW member Alan Tremain's 'Shibori Boro Art' exhibition features boro inspired indigo dyed textiles, in conjunction with Nicola Coady's 'Reflections of Japan' designer pottery.
Alan has designed and created an exhibition of original textiles which includes layered bed cloths, interior d├ęcor textiles and limited fashion accessories.
Nicola's designer pottery reflects concepts created through her influences of Japanese culture and custom.
30 March to 10 April 2016
Art Studios Gallery
391 Mann St Gosford
Opening reception Saturday 2 April 2016 2-4pm

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Friday Showcase with Jann Sturdy

Friday Showcase

1st April 2016

10am - 11.30 am

Guild Office Pitt St Sydney

Jann Sturdy

After retirement from work and a  busy life in Sydney, Jann Sturdy moved to Anna Bay. Jann found that once she had settled in to a much quieter lifestyle, she  had to find something to do to keep herself busy and interested. Jann was always interested in sewing and decided that patchwork and quilting could be that something and so her  journey began.
Her quilts are mostly machine applique, although she has made pieced quilts. Jann loves Michele Hill's 'William Morris' designs and has actually made 14 of her quilts. Jann is a beautiful domestic machine quilter and has taught many quilting classes to keen students, endeavouring to pass her free-motion quilting knowledge and skills on to others.
We are sure to be treated to some lovely work.
All welcome.
$5.00 members, $10.00 guests.

Above 'Kelmscott' a Michele Hill design made and quilted by Jann Sturdy.

Friday, 11 March 2016

Deadline for Sydney Quilt Show Entries.

Entries for the Sydney Quilt Show 2016 close on Monday, 14 March 2016. Late entries will NOT be accepted. Jump online and submit your entry now! 

Have you got your quilts ready?

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

A Weekend of Exhibitions

Central Coast Handweavers, Spinners &Textile Arts Guild

Exhibition and Fair 2016
Saturday 12th 10am - 4pm
Sunday 13th March 10am - 2pm 
Lions Club Hall
Russell Drysdale St.
East Gosford
All welcome

Avalon Quilt Show 2016

Friday 11th March  9am -7pm
Saturday 12th March  9am - 5pm

Avalon Uniting Church
Bellevue Ave. Avalon Beach
Entry $5.00
Enquiries Anne 02 99187196

Quilters and Patchworkers of New England Annual Quilting Exhibition

    Saturday 12th March 9am - 5pm
    Sunday 13th March 9am - 4pm
    Legacy House
    Faulkner St. Armidale
    Entry fee $5.00
    Enquiries Robyn 02 67726368 OR Helen 0266963367

2016 Country Meeting QuiltNSW

2016 Country Meeting QuiltNSW

Date : Saturday March 12th 2016
Time : 11am 
Place : Moss Vale Services Club
            Argyle St, Moss Vale2016 Country Meeting

Guest Demonstrator  : Julie Woods "Julies Superior Threads"

Guest Speaker : Lynn Hewitt  "Tales of a Textile Traveller"

Guest Shop : Quiltsmith

All Members, Quilters and Friends are invited to attend the 2016 Country General Meeting of Quilt NSW, held in conjunction with Southern Highlands Quilters.
Please note :  the venue is a Club, and non members will not be able to gain admittance without an ID that shows Residential Address (Drivers License or home utilities bill)
The in-house Cafeteria offers a range of full meals, and there is a cafe for the 'coffee and cake' brigade.

Our Guest Speaker is the delightful and well known Quilter and Teacher, Lynn Hewitt.
A respected and stalwart member of QuiltNSW for many years, Lynn is going to regale us with stories from the many Quilt Themed International Tours that she has led.

Please bring Show and Tell with you.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Friday Showcase: Jessica Wheelahan

Friday Showcase

Friday 4 March 2016
Guild Office
Pitt St. Sydney
10-11.30 am

Guest Presenter: Jessica Wheelahan.

Jessica's quilting philosophy.

As an Artist, what could be better than having the ability to construct the very canvas upon which you work. 
The bringing together of disparate collected materials, laying them out together on the floor, touching them and remembering their histories.  Where they were found.  Their previous purposes.   Innate meanings which pieces of fabric contain. 
This one too white, so tea dyed.  This one too vibrant, so turned over to the wrong side.   A piece from an old suit, or wedding dress.  A quilt becomes a collage of collected histories, layers of narrative beneath the meaning or message in the obvious -o -so right side together- pieced surface pattern or design. 
Then comes the stitching, the repetitive movement of the hand.  The hand of the artist moving through lines of stitch over time to complete the quilt, layers lashed together and containing much more than can be appreciated at first glance.
My quilts have variously been described as ‘out of the box’ and ‘left of centre’ and ‘unique’.  I believe this is because of several factors which have led me to approach my quiltmaking practice differently. 
My background is firmly based in art and design.  I studied design at the college of fine arts in the late 90s and have since also gained an art education degree.  I love teaching high school level art and am constantly researching artists and finding ways to reflect this interest in my quilts.
I have a love of ‘play’ when it comes to working with fabric.  A hands on ‘what if’ approach helps me to push my design process and create works which are unique, original and deeply personal.  I may begin with an existing design, either an old or new quilt or idea from the world around me. This changes as the idea is refined in the design process.
The third factor which has had a lasting impact on my quiltmaking was my work during the early part of my career with Australian fashion designer Akira  Isogawa.  Practical experience with such a talent has had a lasting impact on my design aesthetic from the sourcing of materials to a ‘collage’ approach.
Jessica has exhibited her quilts locally including the Hunters Hill Quilt Show, the Sydney Quilt Show, as well as last years "Evolution, Change, Challenge: A  Contemporary Quilt Exhibition" and many others. Her work interprets traditional quiltmaking into a contemporary aesthetic. Her quilt shown below won her a ribbon at the 2014 Sydney Quilt show for 'Best Quilt inspired by an Antique Quilt'.
"Errant Geese" 2014 Jessica Wheelahan
All welcome. So come along for an enjoyable morning.