Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Pop up Sewing Day Patchwork Plus Miranda

Our next Pop Up Sewing Day will be held at Patchwork Plus Miranda on Thursday 19th May 2016 from 10am.
Lorraine Downey is the owner of this well established quilt shop and she has kindly offered to host this Pop Up Sewing Day.
The shop has a wide variety of fabrics including reproduction, batiks, orientals, and brights.
Those who love to paper piece are also catered to with a variety of shapes in quality paper to choose from. Come along and have some fun with like minded quilters and investigate all that Lorraine has to offer in her well stocked quilting shop.
Located across the road from Westfield car park on the corner of Jackson Ave and Urunga Pde.
ph. 02 95402786

May Block of the Quarter

Three more days to make some Block of the Quarter blocks for what will be a fantastic quilt for a worthy charity. BOQ details in Feb Template. Remember no florals please we want masculine fabrics. Please bring to Burwood on Saturday 21st May for the General Meeting.

Monday, 16 May 2016

QuiltNSW May General Meeting

QuiltNSW May General Meeting

Date : Saturday May 21st  2016
Time : 11.00am
Venue : The Function Rooms
               Burwood RSL
              Shaftsbury Ave, Burwood


Shop : Fabric Garden 


Facebook & Instagram - How to maximise publicity for your next quilt show

11-am  :  Sue Miller will address the members with a Power Point Demonstration on the use and access of Social Media as pertinent to QuiltNSW. 
                 Come and find out how to add facebook or Instagram to your smart phone, so that access to all the news at the Sydney Quilt Show and other activities, are at your finger tips. 
                Sue will take the mystery out of "hashtags" and show how simple it is to add images of your own quilts to social media, and view events as they are happening. 
                Country Members, who often feel isolated,  will be grateful to retrieve this kind of information, and moving forward it will be the way of the future for many communications from QuiltNSW
                Sharing your work is not as scary as you think! Sue is willing to help "one-on-one" after the Demonstration, if necessary.

- Hands on demonstration – Setup Facebook and Instagram, Security, Tips and Tricks

- Bring along your mobile device - laptop, smart mobile phone, Tablet

- Remember to also bring along your apple id and password and any other passwords you may need to set things up / make changes.

- Save time. Download the Facebook and Instagram apps from the app store at home (mobile or tablet). But don’t worry, we will do this together as well.

- if you don’t have data on your device this is not a problem – I will show you how to connect to the free WIFI service at the Burwood RSL.

- Q & A – if you have any hot questions re social media – make note of them and there will be time to ask.

2- pm  :   Our Guest Speaker is Jan-Maree Ball, who has this year been awarded an OAM for her extraordinary quilting initiative : Aussie Hero Quilts and Laundry Bags. Come along and hear her story about this online quilting group.

 Jan-Maree Ball

There will be "Show and Tell" for all members, and our "Block Of The Quarter.".... for which we ask for usage of masculine - type autumn fabrics please.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Tula Pink presented by the Quilt and Craft Fair



We are excited to announce Tula Pink will be our very special guest artist on three days of the Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair in June, and will hold three special presentations during the fair!
Tula who?
Tula Pink is a USA-based illustrator, fabric designer, quilter, author, maker and generally good person who enjoys talking about herself. Her signature designs have been adapted to fabrics, woven ribbons, paper products, needlepoint kits, embroidery patterns and sewing machines and can be found in independent fabric shops and retailers all over the world.
Tula is most recognised in her industries for her dark sense of humour, a flair for hiding animals in the strangest of places (artistically, not literally) and her boldly unique use of colour and pattern. Tula comes from the 'more is more' school of design where there is never enough space and always room for that one last thing.
Join us for an AMAZING presentation
On three days of the fair, Tula will be holding an entertaining presentation and trunk show. Hear about the journey of her inspiration and design process which has led to her amazing success worldwide. This will be followed by question time, an opportunity for you to get one on one with Tula.
For your chance to meet Tula in person and hear her inspirational story, book your place now.
Her one hour presentation will be held at 12:30pm on Thursday June 23, Friday June 24, and Saturday June 25.
Tickets to the presentations are $49.95 each. This does not include entry to the Craft & Quilt Fair.
The presentation is only open to visitors to the Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair 2016. Entry tickets to the fair must also be purchased.
June 22 – 26, 2016Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island
Tula Pink's appearance is sponsored by
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Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Friday Showcase 6 May with Wendy Nutt

Friday, 6 May 10am - 11.30 am
Guild Office, Level 5, 276 Pitt St Sydney

All welcome. $5.00 members, $10.00 guests
For as long as Wendy  can remember, there have been fabrics and threads around her. From a very early age she has cut, shaped, sewn and created toys, clothes and any number of items that could be constructed from the materials she had at hand. Wendy is relatively new to patchwork and quilting, compared to many. Training as a tertiary sewing teacher has given Wendy a broad skills base in design and construction enabling her to advance her piecing and quilting skills quickly, gaining several quilting awards.
In Wendy's  classes there is an emphasis on a fun and relaxed atmosphere conducive to a positive learning experience. Wendy gets great joy from seeing people achieve skills they thought far beyond their capabilities. She enjoys designing quilts, preferring modern styles, being heavily influenced by historic quilters such as the Amish and Gee's Bend Quilters. Many other traditional styles also inspire her modern designs. All of her quilts are machine pieced and quilted using a multitude of techniques. Wendy currently lives in the beautiful Port Stephens region and this also has a strong influence on the quilt designs she creates.
'Boxed In'
Wendy Nutt
First prize Red & White SQS 2015