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.




Thursday, 14 June 2018

Share your quilt! Sydney Quilt Show 2018

Help us promote the Sydney Quilt Show 2018. Here's a button that you are welcome to copy and share.


Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Countdown to the Sydney Quilt Show 2018

It's one week until the Sydney Quilt Show 2018 opens in conjunction with the Craft & Quilt Fair at the International Convention Centre Sydney at Darling Harbour, Sydney. The show runs for five days from 20-24 June 2018, 9am-4.30pm daily. 

The Awards Ceremony will take place at 1.00 pm on Wednesday 20 June and the BERNINA Best of Show announcement will be live-streamed on the QuiltNSW Facebook page.



Other highlights of the Sydney Quilt Show include:
  • BERNINA Best of Show 2018
  • An exhibition of 400+ member quilts, judged by category showcasing all aspects of patchwork and quiltmaking of diversity and exceptional skill
  • 2018 Special Themed Category Southern Stars
  • Special Exhibitor quilt displays with floor talks (Thursday to Sunday): Bob James 11.00-12noon, Anna Brown 12noon – 1.00pm
  • Meet The Maker: Sugy Kim, Best of Australia Quilt Colourful Retina, 20 & 21 June, 2.30pm
  • QuiltNSW Suitcase Challenge exhibition of 45 quilts – Remember
2017 Suitcase Challenge: Remember
Left to right: Linda Butcher, Sheila Beer, Julie Harding, Louise Stuart and Julie Harding
  • Block Races 11am and 2pm Thursday to Sunday - Members working in teams of two will be challenged to complete star blocks in the shortest possible time.
  • QuiltNSW Activity Centre- a hands-on quiltmaking area for everyone, all ages, all genders making quilts for others with Community Quilts and QuiltNSW volunteers
  • Member group display area – meet some of our member groups and see what being a member of those groups provides:
  • Wednesday: Blue Mountain Quilters/Tresillian Project
  • Thursday: Eastwood Patchwork Quilters/Illawarra Quilters Inc
  • Friday: Camden/ Hunters Hill
  • Saturday: Stonequarry /Eastern Suburbs
  • Sunday: Sydney Modern Quilt Guild
  • QuiltNSW Member Hoop Display
  • 2017 Best of Australia Quilts presented by BERNINA Australia
  • Raffle Quilt on Display & Tickets for sale “Frederica II”: Collaborative quilt made by QuiltNSW members. The proceeds of our annual raffle fund QuiltNSW programs such as the scholarship and country tutor programs.


Follow the colour and movement of the Sydney Quilt Show on the QuiltNSW Facebook page
and over on Instagram too. Share the fun with hash tags #sydneyquiltshow #sydneyquiltshow2018 #craftandquiltfair #quiltcommunity #patchworkpassion




Thursday, 24 May 2018

QuiltNSW 2018 Super Raffle.

Buy a ticket in the QuiltNSW super raffle! The funds raised from our raffle are used to fund our Scholarship and Country Tutor Programs. Tickets are $2 each and all tickets sold will go into the draw for a chance to win one of seven wonderful prizes detailed below, thanks to the generous support of QuiltNSW members (for the raffle quilt) and our sponsors:

  • Raffle Quilt 20181st Prize 2018 Raffle Quilt Frederica II made by QuiltNSW members and valued at $5000
  • 2nd Prize BERNINA Model 215 valued at $1299, sponsored by BERNINA Australia Pty Ltd
  • 3rd Prize Jinny Beyer Colour Spectrum of 150 fat quarters valued at over $1000, sponsored by Dayview Textiles Pty Ltd
  • 4th Prize Over $1000 value of Subscriptions to Homespun and Quilters Companion, Cosy Project kits and fabric bundles, sponsored by Universal Media Company
  • 5th Prize Basket of Goodies $350+, sponsored by The Patchwork Shop
  • 6th Prize Horn Sewing Chair valued at $229, sponsored by Horn Australia
  • 7th Prize Basket of Goodies $200+, sponsored by XLN Fabrics

The raffle will be drawn at 4.00 pm on Sunday June 24 at the Sydney Quilt Show. Winners will be notified by telephone and prizes not collected will be posted at the winner’s cost.