Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Friday Showcase - Friday 7 September 2018: Pam Russell

Pam Russell is the presenter for our September Friday Showcase.

Pam’s journey as a quilter began in the mid 1980s when she took classes with Shirley Gibson, receiving a fine grounding in the basics of our craft.  Pam talks of her long time love of hand piecing and quilting and over her years as a quilter her attendance at many workshops has expanded her repertoire of skills.

During more recent years, Pam has enjoyed machine piecing and quilting, producing prize winning quilts.  Pam’s current quilts incorporate a variety of surface design techniques she has learnt through her membership of The Australian Textile Art and Surface Design Association and amongst those on show this Friday will be a selection which display her exploration of textile art.

Friday Showcase is held on the first Friday of most months at our QuiltNSW office, 276 Pitt Street, Sydney, close to Town Hall Station. Pam’s presentation this Friday, September 7, starts at 10am, with an entrance fee of $5 and $10 for guests.

Vicki Martyn
Showcase Co-ordinator

Thursday, 23 August 2018

The Return of The New Quilt

QuiltNSW is excited to relaunch The New Quilt at Hawkesbury Regional Gallery from 5 February – 4 April 2021.

This juried exhibition showcasing the art of quilting is open to any textile artist resident in Australia whether or not they are QuiltNSW members. Start planning - think big, think bold, be adventurous!
  • there is no prescribed theme – submit your best work reflecting your creative practice
  • a quilt means layered and stitched materials using any technique
  • 2-D, 3-D, installation work, ceiling hung work, work on stretcher bars, and framed work will be eligible subject to certain size restrictions
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Friday, 17 August 2018

QuiltNSW Retreat - 13/14 - 16 September 2018

The 2018 QuiltNSW Retreat is fast approaching and there are a number of places still available for QuiltNSW members. The weekend is always most enjoyable with plenty of time for sewing and socialising. No set tasks or expectations, just come along and do as little or as much as you want. Only two hours north of Sydney it is an easy drive to Kurri Kurri where the retreat is held.

If you have never been to a retreat before make this year your first. You are bound to have a good time and meet new and possibly old friends too. For those who have been in previous years and haven't booked in yet please get your booking in soon - you won't want to miss this one!

Bookings can be made online or by phoning the office. All information and pricing is in the May 2018 issue of The Template.

Please direct any enquiries to Linda Butcher the retreat coordinator at

Linda Butcher

Monday, 30 July 2018

Friday Showcase with Chris Jurd on 3 August 2018

Chris Jurd is the presenter for our August Friday Showcase.

Chris has been a quilter for almost thirty-five years and has been teaching throughout NSW and interstate for the past seventeen.  Her work has featured in Australian magazines and associated DVDs.  In addition to performing the role of our Membership Secretary and a member of the judging team of QuiltNSW, Chris finds time to lead quilting tours to Houston.

Chris’s quilts have won several prizes at the Sydney Quilt Show, including a first in 2011 for “Lots of Dots” and a first this year for “Spinner”.  We look forward to seeing her quilts of strong colour palette in a variety of styles, with foundation piecing being her current preference.

Friday Showcase is held on the first Friday of most months at our QuiltNSW office, 276 Pitt Street, Sydney, close to Town Hall Station. Chris’s presentation this Friday, August 3, starts at 10am, with an entrance fee of $5 and $10 for guests.

Monday, 23 July 2018

Quilt Study Group 16 August visit to Embroiderers' Guild

On Thursday the 16th of August, the Quilt Study Group have arranged for a morning visit to the new Embroiderers’ Guild building at Concord West to view their collection of patchwork and quilted items.  

Because of space restrictions only 20 people can fit on this visit. Booking is essential so please ring the Quilt NSW Office on 9283 3737 to book your place. 

A $5 entry fee covers morning tea. Confirmation emails will be sent out closer to the date. Depending on the numbers, we may be able to arrange another visit later in the year.

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Friday Showcase with Claire Jeon Tarim - Friday 6 July

Claire Jeon Tarim is the presenter for our July Friday Showcase.

Born of architect and calligrapher parents, it came as no surprise to Claire that she and her brothers and sisters developed artistic skills and that three of the four siblings of the family graduated with art degrees.

Claire’s major studies in illustration and design led to her early work in freelance illustrating.  Her love of natural fabrics, texture and colour now  combine in her silk and ramie Jogakbo (‘jogak' the Korean word for pieces and ‘bo' translating as wrapping cloth), the creation of which she says brings her both mental and physical pleasure.  We look forward to seeing a range of Claire’s Jogakbo pieces, which highlight the combination of exquisite fabric with featured hand-stitched seams.

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

Monday, 25 June 2018

Sydney Quilt Show 2018 Viewers' Choice

The votes are in! First Prize Viewers' Choice goes to Anne Blythman for Floral Odyssey (Design Source: pattern by Yoko Saito).  This prize is sponsored Mid Coast Fabrics Online and MiniJumbuk.

Second Prize Viewers' Choice goes to Dianne Johnston for Abu Dhabi Memories. This prize is sponsored by Dyed and Gone to Heaven and MiniJumbuk.

View all the prize winning quilts in the Sydney Quilt Show 2018 Online Gallery.