Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Exhibition Opportunities for QuiltNSW Members

International Quilt Festival Houston

IQF offers a range of exhibition opportunities. See the IQF Website for more information:
  • Tactile Architecture: Call is open March 14 through May 10, 2018
  • Landscape Quilts: Call is open March 7 through May 3, 2018
  • Power of Women: Call is open April 16 through June 13, 2018

World Quilt Competition

Australian entries for the World Quilt Competition 2018  are now open! Share your artwork on the international stage, and let someone else look after logistics, shipping, customs and insurance!   Entries close on Tuesday, 15 May 2018. Accepted entries will premiere at the World Quilt New England  (16-18 August 2018) and tour to other Mancuso shows in the United States until early 2019.

Entries can be submitted via the Online Entry Form. Alternatively, download, complete and return the World Quilt Competition 2018 Entry Form – Australian Edition (PDF) by e-mail or post. Be aware that your quilt must be at least 1296 square inches (eg 36x36in)  and completed in 2016, 2017 or 2018.  See the Contest Rules for more information.

Note: If you enter a quilt that is also entered into the Sydney Quilt Show, you can arrange for your quilt to be delivered to the World Quilt Coordinator (Brenda Smith) at the conclusion of the Sydney Quilt Show.

Travelling Quilting Challenge Competition

018 Chinese New Year of The.....
Or Whatever Else Takes Your Fancy!

This Travelling Quilters challenge competition and exhibition is organised through Ceramic Break Sculpture Park at Warialda Rail. This will be a Triennial Challenge with this year being its inaugural year. The goal is to generate a large exhibition of quilts to travel to the 7 different locations throughout Queensland and New South Wales including Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery.

The Grand Prize is a Sewing/Quilters machine valued at over $1800.00

Entry packs are $5.50 and contain a small amount of material to be incorporated into the packs, challenge rules and the entry form. Costs of entry packs are to help cover the costs of materials and transportaion of the quilts to each exhibiting location.

See the competition website for more information on how to purchase an entry pack.
Alternatively, contact Barbara Mills at kerry@cbreaksculpturepark.com.au or via phone on 02 6729 4147 or 0417 703 279

Entries close May 30th 2018

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Invitation to QuiltNSW Away Meeting: 17 March 2018

The 2018 Away Meeting is on Saturday 17 March 2018 in the Blue Mountains at the Katoomba-Leura Community Centre, 81-83 Katoomba St, Katoomba, approximately 250 metres from Katoomba Rail Station. Doors open at 9.30 am for a 10 am start.

Jenny Kee (pictured) is our guest speaker (commencing around 1.30 pm) and Rachaeldaisy, our demonstrator, is giving a presentation of different approaches to quilting at 10 am.

Please bring show and tell to share over afternoon tea, which is being generously provided by one of our newest member groups, Blue Mountains Quilters. There are plenty of options for lunch nearby to the venue.

Visitors are welcome. Bring a friend. No bookings required.

Monday, 12 March 2018

Last day for Sydney Quilt Show 2018 Entries

Entries for the Sydney Quilt Show 2018 close at 11.59pm on Monday, 12 March 2018. That's today! To share YOUR quilt(s) in this members' exhibition, complete the Online Entry Form.

Please direct any technical queries about the online entry form to forms@quiltnsw.com. Direct other queries to quiltshow@quiltnsw.com or the QuiltNSW office (02) 9283 3737.

Thank you to everyone who has entered so far. It's shaping up to be a stellar show!

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Friday Showcase - 2 March 2018

The Elephant Quilt
Anne Blythman is the guest presenter for our March Friday Showcase.

Anne’s quilting journey began in Australia’s West in the mid 1980s and has travelled a long path since she was first ‘hooked’ on Flying Geese back then.  Today Anne is a member of Illawarra Quilters, where her skills have extended to teaching, notably Sashiko and reverse log cabin quilts.  The majority of Anne’s quilts are hand stitched, but all are finished with her own exquisite hand quilting.

Friday Showcase is held on the first Friday of most months at our QuiltNSW office, 276 Pitt Street, Sydney, close to Town Hall Station.  Anne's presentation this Friday, March 2nd, starts at 10am, with an entrance fee of $5 for members and $10 for guests.

Monday, 26 February 2018

Reminder: Entries for the Sydney Quilt Show close on 12 March

This is a reminder that entries for the Sydney Quilt Show 2018 close at 11.59pm on Monday 12 March 2018. ENTER ONLINE TODAY and be part of the biggest quilt exhibition in Australia from 20-24 June 2018.

The Sydney Quilt show is a members' exhibition. The membership year runs from 1 July to 30 June. It's not too late for you to join for 2017-2018. Join online.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Sydney Quilt Show 2018 Categories & Flowchart

No matter what kind of quilt you, make there's a place for you to share it in the Sydney Quilt Show 2018. Follow the flowchart to help choose your category, review the Conditions of Entry for more information and submit your ONLINE ENTRY form by Monday, 12 March 2018.

In 2018, the special themed category Southern Stars is open to individuals, groups, juniors and entrant’s quilt top quilted by another. Traditional, contemporary, modern and art quilts welcome! Sub-categories will be determined based on number and nature of entries received.  Minimum size 120x120cm: Maximum size 180x180cm
Please direct any queries to quiltshow@quiltnsw.com or the QuiltNSW office (02) 9283 3737.

Monday, 5 February 2018

Call for Entries: Sydney Quilt Show 2018

Entries for the Sydney Quilt Show 2018 are now open! Jump online to view/download these key documents:

The closing date for entries is 11.59pm Monday 12 March 2018.

We encourage you to use the ONLINE ENTRY FORM as it streamlines the payment and data collection process and allows our volunteers to better administer entries. Pay by credit card through our secure ANZ portal and you’ll receive immediate email confirmation of your entry on payment. To help your use of this form, we've modified the secure payment process so if you had any problems in 2017, we have hopefully fixed them.

Use the Worksheet to plan your online entry. Please only submit the worksheet as a paper entry form if you do not have access to the online entry and payment process.  Remember to clearly nominate your preferred entry as Quilt #1 as priority will be given to first choice quilts if needed (see Conditions 1-5).

Prepare your entry early so that you know that it will be received by the closing date Monday 12 March 2018
To conserve resources, the entry form package will NOT be distributed in the February issue of The Template. You may contact the QuiltNSW office and request that a paper copy be mailed to you.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Quilt Study Group 2018: Talk by Deborah Louie

The first 2018 Quilt Study Group of NSW meeting will take place on the 10th of February at The Glover Cottages, 124 Kent Street in Millers Point. Deborah Louie will talk about the new directions her quilting career has taken. Many of us have taken her classes in beginner and free-motion quilting in the past and know about her sponsorship by Bernina sewing machines, but now Deborah is using a new teaching technique fit for today’s busy world.

After an overview of her method of teaching machine quilting, Deborah will talk about the new quilt patterns she teaches and why she decided to change things all around and move into the cyber teaching world. We will hear about the logistics of running online classes - how and what she does.
Deborah will of course have plenty of quilts and images to illustrate her talk.

Please encourage everyone you know who is interested in quilting to come along to the Quilt Study Group of NSW talks. The Glover Cottages is a beautiful light-filled venue for the talks and it is an easy walk through The Rocks area from either Wynyard or Circular Quay train stations. Quilt NSW guild members pay $5, non-guild members pay $10. Afternoon tea is provided and the talks start at 2pm. Check the Quilt NSW website or the latest Template Newsletters for more details.

Monday, 29 January 2018

Friday Showcase - 2 February 2018 with Kay Murray

Kay Murray with her prize-winning quilt "The Circle Game" (pattern by Jen Kingwell)
Kay Murray is the guest presenter for our February Friday Showcase, which is on this Friday 2 February.

From her early years on a Merino sheep property in rural NSW, to a secondary school teacher specialising in textiles, long arm quilter and award winning quilter, Kay would seem to have lived a life surrounded by textiles.

Kay describes herself as 'a bit of a dabbler’ in quilting styles, enjoying traditional and modern quilts, scrappy and art quilts and admits to most often making scrappy quilts in a vain attempt to use her ever-growing stash.  A member of ATASDA, Kay incorporates hand dyeing and surface design in her art quilts and other items, quilting with a ‘grafitti’ style to produce stunning quilts with unique appeal.

Friday Showcase is held most months at our QuiltNSW office, 276 Pitt Street, Sydney, close to Town Hall Station. The presentation starts at 10am, with an entrance fee of $5 for members or $10 for guests.