Monday, 13 March 2017

Sydney Quilt Show 2017: Entries Close Today

Entries for the Sydney Quilt Show 2017 close at 11.59pm on Monday 13 March. That's today!

Submit your entry now via the ONLINE ENTRY FORM and pay by credit card through our secure ANZ portal. You will receive immediate email confirmation of your entry on payment.

See the Guide to the Online Entry Form for answers to common questions. Please direct any other queries to:

No matter what kind of quilt you make, there's a place to share it at the Sydney Quilt Show 2017. Follow the handy flow chart to help choose your category. The exhibition team looks forward to seeing your entry.

Entries for Recycled, Repurposed, Revitalised  patchwork-inspired homewares and furniture category close on Monday 1 May 2017.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Quilt Show FAQ: How do I get the photos the right size?

Entries for the Sydney Quilt Show 2017 close at 11.59pm on Monday 13 March 2017. That's only a week away. Please don't leave it to the last minute, jump online and submit your entry today!



QuiltNSW requires a good quality photo showing the entire quilt up to whatever stage it is at - work in progress photos are fine! For the online entry form, the photo must in jpg format and the file size must not exceed 2MB. (The preferred aspect ratio is 10x15cm/4x6in but this is not essential.)

If your camera is set to take high resolution/large photos, it is likely that you will have to resize your photo. 1MB is ideal (say 1200 pixels on the longest side). Most photo-editing programs have resizing functions. In addition, your computer may have built-in tools for resizing images. Here are some tutorial links:
Another trick for quick resizing of images is to e-mail them to yourself:
Please label your images correctly with your last name, first initial and entry number. For example, for two entries the images would be labelled JonesB1.jpg and JonesB2.jpg. You will need to do this on a computer not a mobile device.

See the Guide to the Online Entry Form for answers to other FAQs. Please direct any other queries to:
Here is the ONLINE ENTRY FORM.
The exhibition team looks forward to receiving your entry!

Friday, 3 March 2017

Quilt Study Group 2017: March talk by Sue Shaw

On Saturday the 11th of March the first QSG talk for 2017 will focus on the research and documentation of textiles. Sue Shaw, a social historian who researched military quilts at the Powerhouse Museum for her Masters and co-curated the 2007 ‘From Mothers to Daughters’ quilt exhibition with Dr Annette Gero, will talk first about her recent purchase and subsequent research into this rare Crimean war quilt that was made in Australia.

Among our guests who will also talk about their own research are Jane Gibson, will bring her family’s quilt and workbag made by Millicent Anne Cox that appeared in the recent NGV 'Making the Australian Quilt' exhibition, and Catherine Porter will bring along a pincushion made from military uniforms.
Bring along your own textile items to share their story with us. The Glover Cottages (124 Kent St, Sydney) is a beautiful light-filled venue for the talks and it is an easy and interesting walk via The Rocks or extension to a Barangaroo excursion from either Wynyard or Circular Quay train stations. Entry is $5 for Quilt NSW members and $10 for non-Guild members. Afternoon tea is provided and the talk starts at 2pm.

Call for Entries: Recycled Repurposed Revitalised


The Recycled Repurposed Revitalised: Patchwork-Inspired Homeware/Furniture category is a once off challenge to visually enhance the exhibition space at the Sydney Quilt Show 2017 with 3 dimensional objects by using the theme of “recycle, repurpose, revitalised”. Item examples are: no larger than a single chair, free standing, stools, small side table, pedestals, plinth, screens, lamps/stands, foot stools, dining chair, bean bags.
Revitalised Chair by Megan Manwaring
  • Entry is only open to financial members of QuiltNSW.
  • There is NO entry fee associated with this category.
  • Entries to use repurposed furniture decorated with recycled/reloved textiles, patchwork or to create homewares from recycled patchwork blocks and/or unfinished quilts
  • The size of the item must be no larger than a single chair AND must be able to be carried by ONE person.
  • Judging categories: Best Design, Best Revitalisation, Best Innovation and Viewers Choice (announced on Sunday morning 25 June).
  • Items/objects must be delivered by the entrant to the Sydney Quilt Show exhibition space on Wednesday 21 June or by 10.00am on Thursday 22 June.
  • Items/objects must be collected by the entrant at the close of the Sydney Quilt Show, i.e. after 4.30 pm on Sunday 25 June.
  • All entries must include a good quality 10 x 15cm photograph showing the entire object/item up to whatever stage it is at, at time of entry.
Download: Conditions of Entry and Worksheet (PDF)