Thursday, 21 June 2018

Day 2: Sydney Quilt Show

QuiltNSW welcomes you to Day 2 of the Sydney Quilt Show 2018 from 9am-4.30pm on 21 June at the International Convention Centre Sydney at Darling Harbour.

BERNINA Best of Show prize winner Jenny Bowker will be with her quilt in the QuiltNSW exhibition area throughout the day. Jenny also shares the backstory to this quilt on her blog atAfter the Last Sky


Block Races: 11am and 2pm

This year we will be running ‘Block Races’ at 11am and 2pm every day from Thursday to Sunday.

Members working in teams of two will be challenged to complete star blocks in the shortest possible time with a leader board running for the whole four days. In fact, there will be two options, a traditional block, or an improvisational block for the adventurous among us. All blocks will be used for charity quilts.


Other Highlights


  • 11.00-12noon floor talk by special exhibitor Bob James
  • 12noon-1pm floor talk by special exhibitor Anna Brown
  • 2.30pm - floor talk by Sugy Kim Best of Australia 
  • Member group demonstrations and display Eastwood Patchwork Quilters (morning) and Illawarra Quilters Inc(afternoon)
EPQ Gals Aviatrix Medallion: Eastwood Patchwork Quilters Raffle Quilt
Pattern by Elizabeth Hartmann




Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Sydney Quilt Show 2018 Prize Winners

Congratulations to Jenny Bowker who was awarded BERNINA Best of Show 2018 and first prize in the Pictorial Quilt (Open) category for her powerful quilt After the Last Sky:

Statement: 14th August 2013, Egyptian security and the army opened fire on supporters of President Morsi occupying the square of Raba'a el Adawiya. Between 817 - 2,000 were killed in the massacre. Based on a photo by Mosa'ab Elshamy.

Congratulations also to Caroline Sharkey who was awarded BERNINA Best of Southern Stars, first prize in the special themed category Southern Stars for her quilt Star Talk:
Statement: The Night Sky and Magnitude of Stars seen from a Desert Landscape just blows your mind! The Southern Hemisphere offers some spectacular sky, such as the Magellanic Clouds. A Star Talk 'On Country' by Aboriginal Elders is a MUST!

Here are photos 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.

If you can't get to the show in person, check out the following links:
Sydney Quilt Show 2018 Prizewinners Gallery featuring over 100 quilts;
• download the Sydney Quilt Show 2018 catalogue (2.4 MB PDF - text only)
• download Sydney Quilt Show 2018 Prize List (PDF)

Photography Policy Reminder

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 directly 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.




Day 1: Sydney Quilt Show 2018

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 2018 at the International Convention Centre Sydney (22 June 9am - 4.30pm). Highlights include:

  • the expanded display of quilt hoops showcasing a diverse array of quilt styles;
  • 1pm awards ceremony
  • live streaming of the announcement of BERNINA Best of Show on the QuiltNSW Facebook page
  • publication of a comprehensive online gallery of prize winning quilts after the awards ceremony
  • 2.30pm Meet The Maker: Sugy Kim, Best of Australia Quilt Colourful Retina
  • displays by member groups Blue Mountain Quilters (morning) and Tresillian Project (afternoon)
  • QuiltNSW Suitcase Challenge exhibition of 45 quilts – Remember


Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Sydney Quilt Show 2018: Principal and Gold Sponsors

QuiltNSW presents Sydney Quilt Show 2018 with exceptional support from Principal Sponsors Expertise Events and BERNINA Australia and the GOLD SPONSORS listed below.  Their generosity and enthusiasm are much appreciated. Please support them in return.

Principal Sponsors

ExpertiseEvents       Bernina Australia

Gold Sponsors


 Artnquilting    craftdepot2016-75      Hobbysew    Homespun Horn   Gutermann Quilters Companion    Sydney Sewing Supplies    The Patchwork Shop    XLN



Note to sponsors: See the Promo Page for a set of graphics to highlight your sponsorship and support of QuiltNSW.

Monday, 18 June 2018

Sydney Quilt Show 2018 Catalogue


The Sydney Quilt Show 2018 opens on Wednesday 20 June at the International Convention Centre Sydney at Darling Harbour and runs for five days to Sunday 24 June. Opening hour are 9am-4.30pm. 

The awards ceremony is at 1pm on Wednesday 20 June and a gallery of prize winning quilts will be published after that.. 

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: SydneyQuilt Show 2018 Catalogue (2.4MB PDF)



Sunday, 17 June 2018

Sydney Quilt Show 2018: Join a Floor Talk with Guest Exhibitor Bob James

Bob James (find him on Instagram!) is  renown for his finely pieced silk and indigo creations. He is a guest exhibitor at the Sydney Quilt Show at the International Convention Centre Sydney at Darling Harbour from 20-24 June 2018, 9am-4.30pm daily. Join him for an artist floor talk at 11am from Thursday to Sunday.


Sydney Quilt Show 2018: Support Our Silver Sponsors

Thank you to the SILVER SPONSORS of the Sydney Quilt Show 2018. Their generosity and support are much appreciated. Please support them in return.

Silver Sponsors

Accuquilt         Berry Quilt & Co       Cottage Quilt Works   Down Patchwork Lane  Fabric Garden Frankenstein's Fabrics          Marilyn's Patchwork Corner        Misty Threads     Sydney Modern Quilt Guild   My Sewing Supplies Patched and Pieced          Quiltsmith      Sew Can I       The Remnant WarehouseStrawberry Thief




Note to sponsors: See the Promo Page for a set of graphics to highlight your sponsorship and support of QuiltNSW.

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Sydney Quilt Show 2018: Join a Floor Talk with Guest Exhibitor Anna Brown

International award-winning textile artist Anna Brown is a guest exhibitor at the Sydney Quilt Show at the International Convention Centre Sydney at Darling Harbour from 20-24 June 2018, 9am-4.30pm daily. Join her for an artist floor talk at 12 noon from Thursday to Sunday.


Friday, 15 June 2018

Sydney Quilt Show 2018: Bronze Sponsors

Thank you to the Bronze Sponsors of the Sydney Quilt Show 2018. Their generosity and support are much appreciated. Please support them in return.

Bronze Sponsors



Note to sponsors: See the Promo Page for a set of graphics to highlight your sponsorship and support of QuiltNSW.

Sydney Quilt Show 2018 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 directly 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.