Sunday, 23 June 2019

Day 5: Sydney Quilt Show 2019

Sunday 23 June is the final day of the Sydney Quilt Show 2019. Join us at the International Convention Centre Sydney between 9am and 4.30pm including the following highlights:

  • 10am-4pm come along to the Activity Centre, a hands-on quilt making area for everyone;
  • 10am and 2pm - meet up with Catherine Butterworth to learn more about BERNINA Best of Show quilt Starcrazy;
  • 11.00-12noon floor talk by special exhibitor Brenda Gael Smith;
  • 12noon-1pm floor talk by special exhibitor Catherine Butterworth;
  • 2.30pm: Tresillian Centenary Quilt floor talk with coordinators Cath Babidge and Julie Kennedy;
  • display and demonstration by member groups Illawarra Quilters and Campbelltown Patchwork and Quilters Guild; and
  • 4pm drawing of the Super Quilt Raffle 2019. Winners will be notified by telephone and prizes not collected will be posted at the winner’s cost.
We also take this opportunity to thank ALL of the Sydney Quilt Show 2019 Sponsors as listed on the QuiltNSW website. Their generosity and support are much appreciated. Please support them in return.

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Day 4: Sydney Quilt Show 2019

Join us for Day 4 of the Sydney Quilt Show 2019 on Saturday, 22 June at the International Convention Centre Sydney between 9am and 4.30pm including the following highlights:

  • 10am-4pm come along to the Activity Centre, a hands-on quilt making area for everyone;
  • 10am and 2pm - meet up with Catherine Butterworth to learn more about BERNINA Best of Show quilt Starcrazy;
  • 11.00-12noon floor talk by special exhibitor Brenda Gael Smith;
  • 12noon-1pm floor talk by special exhibitor Catherine Butterworth;
  • 2.30pm: Tresillian Centenary Quilt floor talk with coordinators Cath Babidge and Julie Kennedy;
  • display and demonstration by member groups Fairholme Quilters and Sydney Modern Quilt Guild.
Plan your visit and bring a friend! 

Membership Reminder

The next QuiltNSW membership year starts on 1 July 2019. Join or renew online or sign up at the Sydney Quilt Show.  The joining fee is waived for all that join at the show.


Friday, 21 June 2019

Day 3: Sydney Quilt Show 2019

Join us for day 3 of the Sydney Quilt Show 2019 from 9am-4.30pm on Friday 21 June at the International Convention Centre Sydney at Darling Harbour.


--> Our team of quilt ambassadors is ready to greet you and to share our members' quilts. You can't miss the ambassadors, they are wearing big smiles and brightly coloured sashes!
Here are some highlights to help you plan your visit:

  • 10am-4pm come along to the Activity Centre, a hands-on quilt making area for everyone;
  • 10am and 2pm - meet up with Catherine Butterworth to learn more about BERNINA Best of Show quilt Starcrazy;
  • 11.00-12noon floor talk by special exhibitor Brenda Gael Smith;
  • 12noon-1pm floor talk by special exhibitor Catherine Butterworth;
  • 2.30pm: Tresillian Centenary Quilt floor talk with coordinators Cath Babidge and Julie Kennedy;
  • display and demonstration by member group Korean Cultural Centre.


Thursday, 20 June 2019

Day 2: Sydney Quilt Show 2019

QuiltNSW welcomes you to Day 2 of the Sydney Quilt Show 2019 from 9am-4.30pm on 21 June at the International Convention Centre Sydney at Darling Harbour in conjunction with the Craft & Quilt Fair.

BERNINA Best of Show prize winner Catherine Butterworth will be with her quilt in the QuiltNSW exhibition area throughout the day and is presenting a floor talk with her special exhibit at 12 noon.

Other hightlights include:

  • 10am-4pm come along to the Activity Centre, a hands-on quilt making area for everyone;
  • 11am-12noon floor talk by special exhibitor Brenda Gael Smith;
  • 1-2pmpm Meet The Maker: Julie Adamson with her BERNINA Best of Australia Quilt The Apprentice;
  • 2.30pm: Tresillian Centenary Quilt floor talk with coordinators Cath Babidge and Julie Kennedy; and
  • display and demonstration by member group Eastwood Patchwork Quilters.


Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Sydney Quilt Show 2019 Prize Winners

BERNINA Best of Show was awarded to Catherine Butterworth for her trapunto masterpiece Starcrazy.



Here's a photo (click to enlarge) 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:

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, #sydneyquiltshow2019 #quiltnsw #whyiquilt and #craftandquiltfair.

Day 1: Sydney Quilt Show 2019

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 2019 at the International Convention Centre Sydney (19 June 9am - 4.30pm). Highlights include:

  • 400+ member quilts in the main exhibition and the QuiltNSW challenge Running Away with the Amish along with the  expanded display of quilt hoops showcasing a diverse array of quilt styles
  • 11.00-12noon floor talk by special exhibitor Brenda Gael Smith
  • 12noon-1pm floor talk by special exhibitor Catherine Butterworth
  • 1pm awards ceremony and announcement of BERNINA Best of Show that will be live streamed on Facebook
  • publication of a comprehensive online gallery of prize winning quilts after the awards ceremony
  • 2.30pm: Tresillian Centenary Quilt floor talk with coordinators Cath Babidge and Julie Kennedy
  • 2.30pm Meet The Maker: Julie Adamson, Best of Australia Quilt The Apprentice.


Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Sydney Quilt Show 2019: Gold and Principal Sponsors

QuiltNSW presents Sydney Quilt Show 2019 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

Expertise Events                 BERNINA

Gold Sponsors


Artnquilting     Cottage Quilt Works  

Dayview Textiles  Hobbysew

Homespun  Horn Lloyd Curzon  
Matilda's Own Minijumbuk Nu-Wool Wadding  Quilters Companion

   SSS   XLN



Monday, 17 June 2019

Sydney Quilt Show 2019 Catalogue

The Sydney Quilt Show 2019, in conjunction with the Craft & Quilt Fair,  opens on Wednesday 19 June at the International Convention Centre Sydney at Darling Harbour and runs for five days to Sunday 23 June. Opening hour are 9am-4.30pm.

The awards ceremony is at 1pm on Wednesday 19 June with the BERNINA Best of Show announcement live streamed on the QuiltNSW Facebook page. A gallery of prize winning quilts will be published after that.

A printed catalogue will be available at the show that includes sponsor information; title, size and category information, description and third party design source information for each quilt entry; Catherine Butterworth and Brenda Gael Smith special exhibit details; a layout diagram and other information. The PDF version of the catalogue is available for download NOW.

Download: SydneyQuilt Show 2019 Catalogue (3.4MB PDF)