Tuesday, 26 April 2016

May Block of the Quarter

May Block of the Quarter Blocks due at the Burwood meeting on the 21st May. Please make sure you use MASCULINE fabrics.....no florals. Detailed instructions in the February 'Template'.

It would be great to see how many we  get in to make it worthwhile donating them.....so come on....get sewing.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

The Springwood Community Quilt Show

The Springwood Community Quilt Show
The 2016 Springwood Community Quilt Show is looking to being the best yet with over 150 quilts of all styles made by the talented quilters of the Blue Mountains region. In addition to the impressive display of quilts there will be traders tables selling a variety of quilt related items, fabric, quilt patterns, quality handmade goods and vintage sewing treasures.

Chris Jurd is this year's featured quilter. Chris is a renowned quilter and very popular teacher not just in the Blue Mountains but also Sydney and Australia. There will be a special exhibit of her many quilts and she will be on hand during the show to talk to and answer any questions about her quilts. The raffle quilt is an award winning design called 'Lots of Dots' by Chris Jurd and was made by the dedicated members of the committee who all contributed to the sewing. The quilting was then completed by Susie Anderson of Leura Quilting. The show raises money for the Blue Mountains Rural Fire Service and the Springwood High School. Last year the money collected through raffle sales helped raise the $10,000 that was donated to Blue Mountains RFS.

There is a cafe on site run by volunteers serving delicious morning and afternoon teas and light lunches. The tasty soups, homemade cakes and freshly baked scones are always popular choices.

The show is held Springwood High School, Grose St, Faulconbridge. Friday 22nd- Sun 24th April. Open from 10am - 4pm each day. There is plenty of parking and wheelchair access.

Entry fees are $6.00 or $4.00 for pensioners and children. For more information about the show, visit the group’s website:

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Shining Light Award Winner

Sofia Locke
Shining Light Award Winner 2016

Taught to sew by her mother, at a very young age. Junior QuiltNSW member, Sofia Locke has enjoyed her creativity ever since. She now has an impressive number of awards for her quilts.
Sofia is a creative and talented young quiltmaker, a real Shinning Light. We were proud to nominate Sofia for the Shining Light Award, an Expertise Events Award that is presented to a talented young quilter each year at the prestigious Australasian Quilt Convention’s Gala Dinner. We are thrilled that Sofia was selected for the award this year. Congratulations Sofia.
See the upcoming (May issue) of the Template for more of Sofia’s successes.

Monday, 18 April 2016

Quilt Study Group 2016: April talk by Rhonda Pearce

On Saturday the 30th of April Rhonda Pearce, who owned Post Office Patchwork at Glenbrook for many years, will give a talk for the Quilt Study Group of NSW. 

Rhonda has made and designed many award-winning quilts, including the famous “Insanity Quilt” exhibited at the 2007 Sydney Quilt Show, and “Baltimore Classic” which won 1st prize in the traditional appliqué section at Houston in 2013. We will hear how she designed them, the steps involved and details of the particular techniques she used.

The talk will be held at 2pm on Saturday the 30th April 2016 in The Meeting Room at The Glover Cottages, 124 Kent Street in Millers Point. Entry is $5 for Guild members and $10 for non-Guild members. Afternoon tea is provided.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Red & White at AQC

At the Sydney Quilt Show 2015, QuiltNSW held a special themed Red & White exhibit and created a spectacular display. A selection of these red and white quilts will be on display at the Australasian Quilt Convention 14-17 April 2016. You can also view all of the red and white quilts from 2015 online in the Red & White Online Gallery

Monday, 11 April 2016

Caroline Bay Quilters Exhibition

Monday, 4 April 2016

Sydney Quilt Show 2016 Promo Graphics

The Sydney Quilt Show is coming up from 22-26 June 2016. Help us to promote this exciting event. If you would like to add a promotional button to your blog or website, here is the html code to insert into your blog template or webpage:

<a href="http://www.quiltnsw.com/"><img src="http://www.quiltnsw.com/quiltshowbutton.jpg" alt="Sydney Quilt Show 2016" /></a>

Sydney Quilt Show 2016If you have a Blogspot blog, go to Dashboard>Layout>Page Elements>Add Page Element. Choose "HTML/Javascript" as your page element, click "Add to Blog", cut and paste the code and click "Save Changes". On the "Add & Arrange" page elements page, you can drag and drop the button at the desired place in your side bar. The button should look like this.

Please contact the QuiltNSW Webmaster if you require assistance.

PS: If you downloaded the code for the Quilt Show 2015 button, you will see that it has been automatically updated to display the 2016 button - no further action required!

You are also welcome to share the promotional graphic below on social media.