Thursday, 15 August 2019

Annual Retreat to Hunter Valley Hotel Academy, Kurri Kurri: 12/13 - 15 September 2019

Busy sewing work from previous years and a glimpse at the bushland setting

It's not too late to sign up for the QuiltNSW annual retreat to be held 12/13 - 15 September at the Hunter Valley Hotel Academy, Kurri Kurri.

Set in 200 hectares of beautiful bushland, the Academy provides a tranquil setting for members to sit and sew and sew and sew ...

  • There is ground floor access to all accommodation, sewing room and restaurant.
  • Home cooked meals are prepared onsite and good quality barista coffee is available.
  • The sewing room is well appointed and has excellent natural light.
  • You may work on any project of your choosing. Hand or machine – there is plenty of room. 
  • There is room to lay out projects and exchange ideas with other quilters.
  • Other activities are available for those wanting more than sewing.

There are share and own room options and you can choose 2 nights (Fri/Sat) or 3 nights (Fri-Sun). All the options and costings are listed on the website, including details of the meals included in each option.

We need final numbers by 30 August so please don't delay, jump online and book today.

Any questions, please email Maureen Teager or call the office (9283 3737).

Not sure you can get yourself to the Retreat but would like to go, email Maureen Teager and we will try to coordinate a lift.

We hope to see you there.

Sunday, 11 August 2019

Art Quilts in Focus


Art Quilts in Focus is a selection of works from the Sydney Quilt Show 2019 highlighting the art of the quilt. Presented by QuiltNSW in a gallery setting with support from The Embroiderers’ Guild NSW Inc.

On exhibition at Gallery 76, 76 Queen St, West Concord, NSW 1-29 August 2019.

Gallery Hours : Mon-Fri 10am-4pm Sat/Sun 10am-2pm

Artwork by: Sheila Beer, Donna Booth, Anna Brown, Sue Dennis, Dianne Firth, Jane Gibson, Carolynne Gordon, Barbara Gower, Denise Griffiths, Kay D Haerland, Judy Hooworth, Cathy Jack Coupland, Linden Lancaster, Deborah Layt, Yvonne Line, Judi Nikoleski, Denise Sargo, Caroline Sharkey, Carolyn Sullivan, Di Tramontana, Lisa Walton and Jessica Wheelahan

Download: opening address by Brenda Gael Smith

Speaking of art quilts, all Australian textile artists are invited to submit an entry for The New Quilt 2021. Entries close on 2 October 2020. See the conditions of entry for more information.



Left to right: artwork by Caroline Sharkey, Yvonne Line and Di Tramontana

Left to right: artwork by Denise Sargo, Sheila Beer, Carolyn Sullivan, Jane Gibson and Barbara Gower 

Left to right: artwork by Carolyn Sullivan, Jane Gibson, Barbara Gower, Caroline Sharkey, Yvonne Line and Di Tramontana

Artwork by Kay D Haerland, Carolynne Gordon and Denise Sargo

Artwork by Deb Layt (left) and Lisa Walton (right)

Artwork by Judy Hooworth (left) and Jessica Wheelahan (right) 

Left to right: artwork by Judi Nikoleski, Dianne Firth and Cathy Jack Coupland


Left to right: artwork by Denise Griffiths, Sue Dennis and Linden Lancaster

Left to right: artwork by Anna Brown, Denise Griffiths, Sue Dennis and Linden Lancaster

Artwork by Donna Booth (left) and Anna Brown (right)

Friday, 5 July 2019

Quilt Study Group Talk by Anita Brown on Saturday the 13th of July




On the 13th of July, Anita Brown will give a talk for the Quilt Study Group titled “How Art & Craft lead me to Modern Quilting”

 “From an early age I learnt paint and print techniques, and how to sew fabric and leather. I then developed an interest in the history of art and architecture. In this way I developed my style which has always been a mixture of Art & the usefulness of Craft.”


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.