Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Call for Volunteers: Sydney Quilt Show 2018



QuiltNSW encourages all members to volunteer and be part of the happy team presenting the Sydney Quilt Show. You do not need to have entered a quilt to volunteer.

We especially need volunteers for Saturday and Sunday. All volunteers receive a volunteer badge as a reminder of this fantastic event.

Help us plan by completing the Online Volunteer Form or Volunteer Form (PDF) by 30 April 2018.




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Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Friday Showcase - Friday April 6




Glenda Wise is the guest presenter for our April Friday Showcase.

Glenda began quilting in 1994.  Already an accomplished dressmaker and maker of soft toys, a series of beginner classes in he mid 90s changed Glenda’s focus to patchwork and quilting and Glenda, in her own words, was “hit by the bug!”

Glenda is a very active member of Illawarra Quilters, having held a multitude of committee positions and devoting much of her time to organising and sewing charity quilts. Her keen interest in entering annual challenges has led to her gathering a treasure trove of special quilts.

A love of learning new techniques and attendance at many classes have allowed Glenda to branch out into many styles of quilting and the quilts she will share with us will demonstrate her skills in both hand and machine piecing, appliqué and quilting.

Friday Showcase is held on the first Friday of most months at our QuiltNSW office, 276 Pitt Street, Sydney, close to Town Hall Station.  Glenda’s presentation this Friday, April 6th, starts at 10am, with an entrance fee of $5 for members and $10 for guests.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Exhibition Opportunities for QuiltNSW Members

International Quilt Festival Houston

IQF offers a range of exhibition opportunities. See the IQF Website for more information:
  • Tactile Architecture: Call is open March 14 through May 10, 2018
  • Landscape Quilts: Call is open March 7 through May 3, 2018
  • Power of Women: Call is open April 16 through June 13, 2018

World Quilt Competition

Australian entries for the World Quilt Competition 2018  are now open! Share your artwork on the international stage, and let someone else look after logistics, shipping, customs and insurance!   Entries close on Tuesday, 15 May 2018. Accepted entries will premiere at the World Quilt New England  (16-18 August 2018) and tour to other Mancuso shows in the United States until early 2019.

Entries can be submitted via the Online Entry Form. Alternatively, download, complete and return the World Quilt Competition 2018 Entry Form – Australian Edition (PDF) by e-mail or post. Be aware that your quilt must be at least 1296 square inches (eg 36x36in)  and completed in 2016, 2017 or 2018.  See the Contest Rules for more information.

Note: If you enter a quilt that is also entered into the Sydney Quilt Show, you can arrange for your quilt to be delivered to the World Quilt Coordinator (Brenda Smith) at the conclusion of the Sydney Quilt Show.

Travelling Quilting Challenge Competition


018 Chinese New Year of The.....
Or Whatever Else Takes Your Fancy!



This Travelling Quilters challenge competition and exhibition is organised through Ceramic Break Sculpture Park at Warialda Rail. This will be a Triennial Challenge with this year being its inaugural year. The goal is to generate a large exhibition of quilts to travel to the 7 different locations throughout Queensland and New South Wales including Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery.

The Grand Prize is a Sewing/Quilters machine valued at over $1800.00

Entry packs are $5.50 and contain a small amount of material to be incorporated into the packs, challenge rules and the entry form. Costs of entry packs are to help cover the costs of materials and transportaion of the quilts to each exhibiting location.

See the competition website for more information on how to purchase an entry pack.
Alternatively, contact Barbara Mills at kerry@cbreaksculpturepark.com.au or via phone on 02 6729 4147 or 0417 703 279

Entries close May 30th 2018

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Invitation to QuiltNSW Away Meeting: 17 March 2018

The 2018 Away Meeting is on Saturday 17 March 2018 in the Blue Mountains at the Katoomba-Leura Community Centre, 81-83 Katoomba St, Katoomba, approximately 250 metres from Katoomba Rail Station. Doors open at 9.30 am for a 10 am start.

Jenny Kee (pictured) is our guest speaker (commencing around 1.30 pm) and Rachaeldaisy, our demonstrator, is giving a presentation of different approaches to quilting at 10 am.

Please bring show and tell to share over afternoon tea, which is being generously provided by one of our newest member groups, Blue Mountains Quilters. There are plenty of options for lunch nearby to the venue.

Visitors are welcome. Bring a friend. No bookings required.


Monday, 12 March 2018

Last day for Sydney Quilt Show 2018 Entries

Entries for the Sydney Quilt Show 2018 close at 11.59pm on Monday, 12 March 2018. That's today! To share YOUR quilt(s) in this members' exhibition, complete the Online Entry Form.


Please direct any technical queries about the online entry form to forms@quiltnsw.com. Direct other queries to quiltshow@quiltnsw.com or the QuiltNSW office (02) 9283 3737.

Thank you to everyone who has entered so far. It's shaping up to be a stellar show!

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Friday Showcase - 2 March 2018


The Elephant Quilt
Anne Blythman is the guest presenter for our March Friday Showcase.

Anne’s quilting journey began in Australia’s West in the mid 1980s and has travelled a long path since she was first ‘hooked’ on Flying Geese back then.  Today Anne is a member of Illawarra Quilters, where her skills have extended to teaching, notably Sashiko and reverse log cabin quilts.  The majority of Anne’s quilts are hand stitched, but all are finished with her own exquisite hand quilting.

Friday Showcase is held on the first Friday of most months at our QuiltNSW office, 276 Pitt Street, Sydney, close to Town Hall Station.  Anne's presentation this Friday, March 2nd, starts at 10am, with an entrance fee of $5 for members and $10 for guests.

Monday, 26 February 2018

Reminder: Entries for the Sydney Quilt Show close on 12 March

This is a reminder that entries for the Sydney Quilt Show 2018 close at 11.59pm on Monday 12 March 2018. ENTER ONLINE TODAY and be part of the biggest quilt exhibition in Australia from 20-24 June 2018.


The Sydney Quilt show is a members' exhibition. The membership year runs from 1 July to 30 June. It's not too late for you to join for 2017-2018. Join online.