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 almhbutcher@hotmail.com.

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.

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Day 5: Sydney Quilt Show 2018

Sunday 24 June is the final day of the Sydney Quilt Show 2018. Join us at the International Convention Centre Sydney between 9am and 4.30pm including the following highlights:

  • Jenny Bowker will be with her BERNINA Best of Show quilt After the Last Sky sharing her process and ready to answer your questions;
  • 11.00-12noon floor talk by special exhibitor Bob James;
  • 12noon-1pm floor talk by special exhibitor Anna Brown;
  • 11am and 2pm Block Race - join the action in the Activity Centre where we are making and designing quilts for Streethearts;
  • display and demonstration by member group Sydney Modern Quilt Guild who won first prize in the Group/Collaborative Quilt Category with their quilt NYE at the Opera House; and
  • 4pm drawing of the Super Quilt Raffle 2018. Winners will be notified by telephone and prizes not collected will be posted at the winner’s cost.
NYE at the Opera House by the Sydney Modern Quilt Guild
First Prize: Group/Collaborative Quilt category 2018
We also take this opportunity to thank ALL of the Sydney Quilt Show 2018 Sponsors as listed on the QuiltNSW website. Their generosity and support are much appreciated. Please support them in return.

Friday, 22 June 2018

Day 3: Sydney Quilt Show 2018

Join us for day 3 of the Sydney Quilt Show 2018 from 9am-4.30pm on 21 June at the International Convention Centre Sydney at Darling Harbour.

Here are some highlights to help you plan your visit:

  • 11am and 2pm Block Race - join the action in the Activity Centre where we are making and designing quilts for Streethearts.
  • 11.00am-12noon floor talk by special exhibitor Bob James
  • 12noon-1pm floor talk by special exhibitor Anna Brown
  • Member group demonstrations and display: Camden Quilters (morning) and Hunters Hill (afternoon)