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)


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.