Monday, 20 January 2020

Call for Entries: The New Quilt - closing 2 October

Happy New Year! This is a reminder that entries for The New Quilt 2021 close on 2 October 2020 and selected works will be on display at the Hawkesbury Regional Gallery from 5 February – 4 April 2021.

2021 marks the 30th anniversary of The New Quilt and we hope you will put forward your best work to help us celebrate the art of quilting in Australia.

Think big. Think bold. be adventurous! Open to all textile artists resident in Australia - you don't have to be a QuiltNSW member. Note:

  • there is no prescribed theme;
  • a quilt means stitched and layered materials using any technique;
  • the quilt must be the entrant’s original non-traditional design, not a copy or a variation on the original design of another artist working in any medium;
  • 2-D, 3-D, installation work, ceiling hung work, work on stretcher bars, and framed work will be eligible subject to these size restrictions:
    • Minimum perimeter (2D works, work on stretcher bars and framed works): 300 cm excluding any frame
    • Maximum height: 2.75 metres
    • Maximum width: 3 metres
    • Depth up to 2 metres
    • Suspended work must be able to hang from the ceiling. Maximum weight: 15 kg

Dimensional and large works are welcome. For unusually sized or shaped quilts, or works requiring difficult or unusual installation, please contact QuiltNSW early in the process, and certainly before submitting your entry, to verify the ability of Hawkesbury Regional Gallery to display your entry should it be selected.

Download the Conditions of Entry (PDF) or see for more information.

Inquiries to:

Friday, 3 January 2020

Bushfire & Drought Relief: Message from the President

Calling all QuiltNSW members: We have had numerous enquiries about how we, as a community, can help the bushfire victims, especially those who have lost everything. Whilst there may be occasion to donate quilts at a later date, we believe donations of money is the immediate need, which is indeed currently suggested by the RFS. So here’s how we can help:

  • Raffle a quilt on behalf of your group
  • Donate the money directly to the charity
  • Email me the details of your group and of your donation and we will keep a running total.

On the flip side of this, we should not forget the victims of drought, so maybe raffle one quilt for the bushfire victims and one quilt for those affected by drought.For donations to bushfire victims, the RFS website suggests the following for donations:

For donations to drought victims please see CWA of NSW Drought Aid.
We will, as a committee, reach out to several organisations, advising that we can help with quilts when they are required. If you know of any local need or QuiltNSW members that need help please let me know.

Stay Safe.

Mandie Tyler
QuiltNSW President