Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Friday Showcase - Member Show and Tell on Friday 2 November

It’s our Members’ Show and Tell this Friday!   In our last Friday Showcase for 2018, members are invited to bring a project to show.  We look forward to welcoming you and sharing something you are working on or have finished this year.

Friday Showcase then takes a break over December and January.  We return in February 2019 with a presentation by Rhonda Langhorne.

Friday Showcase is held on the first Friday of most months at our QuiltNSW office, 276 Pitt Street, Sydney, close to Town Hall Station. The Members’ Show and Tell on Friday, November 2, starts at 10am, with an entrance fee of $5 for QuiltNSW members and $10 for guests.  We hope to see you on Friday next to enjoy a morning which traditionally presents a wide variety of works in a cheerful and casual gathering to conclude our year.

Vicki Martyn
Showcase Co-ordinator

Friday, 5 October 2018

Quilt Study Group talk by Melinda Smith on 20th October 2018

On the 20th of October Melinda Smith, the owner of the Sydney inner city shop, Quiltsmith, will give a talk to The Quilt Study Group of NSW. 

The talk will be held at The Glover Cottages, 124 Kent Street in Millers Point and is titled "Quilting from Behind the Counter - A Shop Owner's Perspective Over the Years".  

By using a timeline which shows how Quiltsmith evolved and is adapting to current market changes, Melinda will cover how Australian quilting has changed from her point of view as a quilter of many years' experience, a quilt collector, a bricks and mortar as well as online quilt shop owner, and as a sponsor of prizes at quilt shows. Of course, she will bring many quilts to show us as well.

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 Newsletter for more details.

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

The New Quilt: Call for Entries

QuiltNSW is excited to relaunch The New Quilt at Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor, NSW from 5 February – 4 April 2021.

This juried survey exhibition showcasing the art of quilting is open to any textile artist resident in Australia whether or not they are QuiltNSW members. Entries close on 2 October 2020 - we know that is a way off but we want to give you as much notice as possible so that you can start planning your entry. Hawkesbury Regional Gallery is generously proportioned so large works and sculptural/dimensional works are especially welcome.

Think big, think bold – be adventurous!
  • there is no set theme – submit your best work reflecting your creative practice
  • a quilt means stitched and layered materials using any technique
  • 2-D, 3-D, installation work, ceiling hung work, work on stretcher bars, and framed work are eligible subject to certain size parameters
    Jurors: Judy Hooworth, Anna Brown and a representative of Hawkesbury Regional Gallery.

    Download Conditions of Entry or see the QuiltNSW website.

    Tuesday, 2 October 2018

    Friday Showcase 5 October - Southern Quilters' Finishing School

    The Southern Quilters’ Finishing School will present their quilts at the October Friday Showcase.

    Photographed with their collaborative work of self portraits created for the “Southern Stars” category at this year’s Sydney Show, the group is about to celebrate their thirtieth year together.  Formed in Caringbah in 1989 to encourage each other to complete unfinished quilts from workshops at Lady Hill Patchwork Shop, members work on their own and collaborative projects.  Now meeting weekly in Gymea, they participate in Mystery Quilt, UFO and Fabric Challenges. We look forward to viewing a variety of both group and individual works and to hearing the stories behind them.

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

    Vicki Martyn