Saturday, 24 June 2017

Day 4 Sydney Quilt Show 2017


Sunday 25 June is the final day of the Sydney Quilt Show 2017. Join us at the International Convention Centre Sydney between 9am and 4.30pm including the following highlights:
  • Pamela Brockwell will be with her BERNINA Best of Show quilt Star Link sharing her process and ready to answer your questions;
  • 11am-1pm, in the Best of Australia exhibition area, you can meet the quilter Rachaeldaisy to talk about her prize winning quilt from 2016 Whizz Bang;
  • 12noon-1pm floor talk by special exhibitor Carolyn Sullivan
  • 1-2pm floor talk by special exhibitor Rhonda Pearce
  • 2pm announcement of viewers' choice awards for the Recycled, Repurposed, Revitalised patchwork-inspired furniture and homewares category
  • displays by member groups Stone Quarry Quilters and Campbelltown Patchwork & Quilters Guild
  • join the action in the Activity Centre where we are making and designing quilts for Streethearts. Make a block, or three! We can do it together; and
  • 4pm drawing of the Super Quilt Raffle 2017.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! 

QuiltNSW invites you to join our quilt community. Sign up as a new member on Sunday 25 June either online or at the Sydney Quilt Show and the joining fee will be waived.




Friday, 23 June 2017

Day 3 Sydney Quilt Show 2017

QuiltNSW welcomes you to Day 3 (23 June) of the Sydney Quilt Show 2017 from 9am-4.30pm at the International Convention Centre Sydney at Darling Harbour.

Our team of quilt ambassadors is ready to greet you and to share our members' quilts. You can't miss the ambassadors, they are wearing big smiles and brightly coloured sashes! (Quilt triptych in the background (right) is by Rachaeldaisy.)

On your way into the exhibition area, be sure to stop by the hoop display that showcases a diverse range of techniques and styles. You might even get to meet one of the makers.

Pictured below is Salley Govey with hoops by Merelyn Pearce (left), Cathy Jack Coupland (top) and Salley's hoop.


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Here are some other highlights to help you plan your visit:
  • Pamela Brockwell will be with her BERNINA Best of Show quilt Star Link sharing her process and ready to answer your questions;
  • 11am-1pm, in the Best of Australia exhibition area, you can meet the quilter Rachaeldaisy to talk about her prize winning quilt from 2016 Whizz Bang;
  • 12noon-1pm floor talk by special exhibitor Carolyn Sullivan
  • 1-2pm floor talk by special exhibitor Rhonda Pearce 
  • displays by member groups Korean Cultural Centre & Singleton Quilters Inc
  • in the Activity Centre, with your help, we will be sewing up a storm making quilts for the Streethearts organisation. Help us meet our goal of 15 quilts in 4 days - every block helps

And if you can't make the show in person, you can view all of the prize winning quilts in the online gallery. For more information about the quilts, download the Sydney Quilt Show 2017 catalogue (1.8MB PDF) Also download: Sydney Quilt Show 2017 Prize List (PDF).
PS: f you are planning to travel to Sydney Quilt Show this weekend by train on the  T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Lines, be aware that:
- Buses replace trains between Cronulla and Central and also between Waterfall and Central.
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 Trains run to a changed timetable between Bondi Junction and Central. For more details see the Sydney Trains website.

Sydney Quilt Show 2017 Prize Listing

BERNINA Best of Show prize winner Pamela Brockwell will be attending the Sydney Quilt Show every day sharing insights into the creation of her remarkable quilt Star Link.

If you can't get to the show in person, check out the following links:

Silver Sponsors

Thank you to the following SILVER SPONSORS of the Sydney Quilt Show 2017.  Their generosity and support are much appreciated. Please support them in return.


Day 2 Sydney Quilt Show 2017

Come along to Day 2 of the Sydney Quilt Show 2017 at the International Convention Centre Sydney at Darling Harbour  (Friday 23 June 9am - 4.30pm). Highlights include:

  • 12noon-1pm floor talk by special exhibitor Carolyn Sullivan
  • 1-2pm floor talk by special exhibitor Rhonda Pearce
  • displays by member groups SYDMODSQUAD  and Chatelaine Quilters 
  • voting on the Recycled, Repurposed, Revitalised homewares category
Be sure to join us in the Activity Centre and help us reach our goal in making 15 quilts for Streethearts:

40 metres of fabric, 336 strips, 864 squares and 736 blocks = 15 quilts in 4 days!

Friendly quilt tutors will be demonstrating all stages of making the top and we encourage visitors to help with the sewing. We also would like younger visitors to help with arranging the blocks on the design wall.

Patterns for two simple blocks, Rail Fence and Disappearing Nine Patch, will be available for a gold coin donation which will go towards batting for the quilts.


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Thursday, 22 June 2017

Sydney Quilt Show 2017 Prize Winners

Congratulations to Pamela Brockwell who was presented with the BERNINA Best of Show award, Excellence in Domestic Machine Quilting (Professional) Award and 1st Prize in the Combined Pieced & Appliqu├ęd Quilt (Professional) category for her rainhow-hued quilt Star Link*:



Design Source: Inspired by "Stars on Mars" by Gail Stepanek & Jan Hutchinson 

Here's a photo that you are welcome to copy and share. Be sure to link back to the Sydney Quilt Show Online Gallery which features images of ALL of the wonderful prize winning quilts.


2017 Photography Policy

If you are attending the show, you are welcome to photograph the quilts in the show for personal use and to post images online or in social media provided you acknowledge the quiltmaker(s) and, if applicable, the designer of the quilt. It's easy to do - all the details are on the quilt tags! Many quilt labels also include social media details so that you can link to the maker's website, blog, Facebook or Instagram profiles.

If you share images of quilts in social media, help us generate interest in the show by tagging your photos with the hashtags: #sydneyquiltshow, #quiltnsw and #craftandquiltfair.

Sydney Quilt Show 2017 Opens Today!


QuiltNSW, with support from our principal sponsors Expertise Events and BERNINA, invites you and your friends to experience the colour and excitement of Day 1 of the Sydney Quilt Show 2017 at the International Convention Centre Sydney* (22 June 9am - 4.30pm). Highlights include:
  • the expanded display quilt hoops showcasing a diverse array of quilt styles
  • 12noon-1pm floor talk by special exhibitor Carolyn Sullivan
  • 1pm awards ceremony and announcement of BERNINA Best of Show
  • publication of a comprehensive online gallery of prize winning quilts after the awards ceremony
  • 2-3pm floor talk by special exhibitor Rhonda Pearce
  • displays by member groups Northbridge Quilters (morning) and Eastwood Patchwork Quilters (afternoon)
Join us in the Activity Centre where QuiltNSW Community Quilts will be demonstrating their skills in making quilts which are then donated to appropriate causes and organisations, including Streethearts.
40 metres of fabric, 336 strips, 864 squares and 736 blocks = Goal of 15 quilts in 4 days!
Come and watch us hurtling along the rails and making Nine Patches disappear before your very eyes. Come and help us sew the blocks, design the quilts and join the tops.



QuiltNSW Principal & Gold Sponsors

Thank you to the Principal and Gold Sponsors of the Sydney Quilt Show 2017. Their generosity and support are much appreciated. Please support them in return.

Principal Sponsors

ExpertiseEvents       Bernina Australia

Gold Sponsors




*Download Transport & Ticket Information Flyer





Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Sydney Quilt Show 2017 Catalogue

The Sydney Quilt Show 2017 opens on Thursday 22 June at the International Convention Centre Sydney at Darling Harbour from 22-25 June 2017. Opening hour are 9am-4.30pm. The awards ceremony is at 1pm on Thursday. Download Transport & Ticket Information Flyer.

A short-form catalogue will be available at the show. This printed catalogue includes sponsor information; title, size and category information for each quilt entry and a layout diagram, A longer version of the catalogue that includes quilt descriptions and other information is now available.

Download: Sydney Quilt Show 2017 Catalogue (1.8MB PDF)




Monday, 19 June 2017

Sydney Quilt Show 2017: Bronze Sponsors

Thank you to the Bronze Sponsors of the Sydney Quilt Show 2017. Their generosity and support are much appreciated. Please support them in return.


Bronze Sponsors

A-L M-Z


Sunday, 18 June 2017

Sydney Quilt Show Guest Exhibitors: Carolyn Sullivan & Rhonda Pearce

QuiltNSW proudly presents two guest exhibitors at the Sydney Quilt Show 2017- Carolyn Sullivan and Rhonda Pearce.

Carolyn will present an artist floor talk each day during the show from 12noon - 1pm. Hand stitching is what she loves to do. Indian kanthas and the tradition of close, straight stitches have formed the majority of her work, however, she is also interested in finding other ways of stitching that expresses what she sees. She covers large expanses of her own plant dyed cloth with stitching that describes the vastness of the Australian landscape. Follow Carolyn on her textile artist Facebook page.


Rhonda will present her floor talk from 2-3pm on Thursday and then 1-2pm on Friday- Sunday.  The special exhibit includes her award-winning hexagon quilt Insanity that has its very own Insanity Quilt Facebook Group.


Friday, 16 June 2017

Activity Centre at the Sydney Quilt Show 2017


The QuiltNSW Activity Centre will be operating at the Sydney Quilt Show 2017:

  • 10.00am – 12noon and 2.00 - 4.00pm Thursday 22 June; and
  • 9.00am - 4.00pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 23-25 June.
Come and see how to make a quilt - and get involved if you wish!

Friendly quilt tutors will be demonstrating all stages of making the top and we encourage visitors to help with the sewing. We also would like younger visitors to help with arranging the blocks on the design wall.

Patterns for two simple blocks, Rail Fence and Disappearing Nine Patch, will be available for a gold coin donation which will go towards batting for the quilts.

We will be making the quilts for Streethearts, an organisation that helps members of the community who are isolated, outcast and disadvantaged.

So come along, get involved, learn the basics of making a quilt and help this wonderful cause. We will be using sewing machines kindly lent to us by BERNINA Australia.


QuiltNSW Community Quilts
Will be demonstrating their skills in pinning and making quilts which are then donated to appropriate causes and organisations. Community Quilts will be using two BERNINA 720 sewing machines kindly lent to us by BERNINA Australia.