Monday, 13 November 2017

The Australian Quilt at Manning Regional Art Gallery

Manning Regional Art Gallery currently has a quilt exhibition on display featuring a number of QuiltNSW's Colours of Australia quilts, including those made by current members Judy Hooworth, Anna Brown, Val Nadin and Eileen Campbell. The exhibition also includes quilts from some Manning Valley quilt artists, including Jan Irvine-Neale.

Here are some photos of the exhibition. It is wonderful to hear that the exhibition has been very well attended and has received positive praise. It's not too late to plan a trip to visit the exhibition as it runs until 26 November 2017. 

Manning Regional Art Gallery is located at 12 Macquarie St, Taree and is open Wednesday to Sunday (Wed to Sat, 10 am - 4 pm and Sun, 1pm - 4 pm).

Friday, 3 November 2017

Quilt Study Group 2017: Talk by Linda Butcher

Our last event for the year will be a talk at The Glover Cottages on Saturday the 11th of November. Since coverlets have appeared for the first time in the Sydney Quilt Show, we have asked noted quilt teacher and maker of coverlets, Linda Butcher, to talk to us about the history of this popular bed and wall covering and to show us examples of her work. 

Linda won a First Prize at the 2017 Sydney Quilt Show for her wonderful coverlet, 'By Night and By Day', and will bring it along to her talk. She is hoping to have some other teachers' coverlets to show us as well so it should make for a great afternoon.

Please bring along your own coverlets for show and tell – especially any that you have entered into quilt shows. There will be some other famous coverlets to see up close, including this Mary Jane Hannaford coverlet.

Mary Jane Hannaford coverlet

Please encourage everyone you know who is interested in quilting and quilt history to come along. The Glover Cottages (124 Kent St, Sydney) is a beautiful light-filled venue for the talks and it is an easy walk from either Wynyard or Circular Quay train stations. Entry is $5 for Guild members and $10 for non-Guild members. Afternoon tea is provided and the talks start at 2pm. Check the Guild’s website, blog or the latest Template Newsletter issue for more details.