Tuesday, 5 February 2019

The New Quilt Countdown

entries close 2 October 2020: on exhibition 5 February- 4 April 2021

It's just under 20 months until entries for The New Quilt close on 2 October 2020 and exactly two years until The New Quilt opens at Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor, NSW on 5 February 2021 for a two month exhibition.

We know that seems a long way off but we also understand that designing, making and creating takes time. Check out the images from the Wild and I Can (Sing) Paint a Rainbow exhibitions, start planning your entry and visualise YOUR artwork in this fantastic space! Hawkesbury Regional Gallery is generously proportioned so large works and sculptural/dimensional works are especially welcome.
Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
Remember, The New Quilt is a juried survey exhibition showcasing the art of quilting and is open to any textile artist resident in Australia whether or not they are QuiltNSW members. Entries close on 2 October 2020.
Think big, think bold – be adventurous!
Note:
  • there is no set theme – submit your best work reflecting your creative practice
  • a quilt means stitched and layered materials using any technique
  • 2-D, 3-D, installation work, ceiling hung work, work on stretcher bars, and framed work are eligible subject to certain size parameters
    Jurors: Judy Hooworth, Anna Brown and a representative of Hawkesbury Regional Gallery.

    Download Conditions of Entry or see the QuiltNSW website.




    Monday, 4 February 2019

    Sydney Quilt Show 2019: Call for Entries

    Entries for the Sydney Quilt Show 2019 are now open! Jump online to view/download these key documents:

    The closing date for entries is 11.59pm Monday 11 March 2019.

    Please use the Online Entry Form 
    as it streamlines the payment and data collection process and allows our volunteers to better administer entries. Pay by credit card through our secure ANZ portal and you’ll receive immediate email confirmation of your entry on payment.

    Use the Worksheet to plan your online entry. Please only submit the worksheet as a paper entry form if you do not have access to the online entry and payment process.

    Don't leave it to the last minute! Prepare and submit your entry early so that you know that it will be received by the closing date Monday 11 March 2019

    2019 Updates

    Here is a summary of updates for 2019. See the November issue of The Template for more information:
    1. Quilt size: The maximum quilts size is 280x280cm.
    2. Entry Fee: The non-refundable entry fee is now $30 for up to two quilt entries (except for Junior categories 18 & 19). There is no guarantee that two quilt entries will be accepted.
    3. Limit of 400 Quilts &Selection Ballot: QuiltNSW has set a limit of 400 quilts in the members' exhibition having regard to space and resource considerations. In 2019, if we receive valid entries for more than 400 quilts, a ballot will be conducted of second choice entries to a number we consider manageable. We will not be asking for voluntary withdrawals in 2019.
    4. Coverlets & Miniature: these categories will run in 2019 but are under review for future years due to low participation levels.
    5. Art Quilts: All entries in the Art Quilt category must be the entrant’s own design, not a copy or variation on the design of another artist working in any medium. In 2019, this category is open to both abstract and figurative works communicating an idea, emotion or concept through the medium of textile and stitch. Entries must be at least two layers stitched together.
    6. Pictorial Quilts: In 2019, the Pictorial Quilt category is a dedicated category open to any 3-layer quilt depicting a person, place or thing regardless of design source.
    7. Techniques-based Categories: If a quilt does not qualify for the Art Quilt or Pictorial Quilt categories or the entrant does not wish to enter these categories for any reason, the quilt may be entered into the relevant techniques-based category. Techniques-based categories are open to any quilt regardless of style.
    8. Best of Show: only quilts made by Australian residents are eligible for Best of Show

    Follow the flow chart to choose your category.

    Timeline: Key Dates

    • Monday 4 February 2019: Entries open
    • Monday 11 March 2019 (11.59pm): Closing Date for Entries
    • Monday 29 April 2019: Acceptance Letters Dispatched
    • Friday, 7 June 2019: Deadline for Quilts to be delivered to Drop Off Person
    • 9am-4.30pm, 19-23 June 2019: Sydney Quilt Show, International Exhibition Centre Sydney, Darling Harbour
    • Sunday 30 June 2019: Deadline for Quilts to be collected from Drop Off Person

    Further Questions?

    See the Online Handbook and FAQs. Please direct any queries to quiltshow@quiltnsw.com or the QuiltNSW office (02) 9283 3737.

    Thursday, 24 January 2019

    QuiltNSW at Government House

    Come along to the QuiltNSW exhibition at Government House Sydney:

    • 26 January 2019 -Australia Day Open House from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm; and
    • 27 January 2019 – Sunday Guided Tours from 10.30am-3pm at 30 minute intervals


    Pictured: 2019 Raffle Quilt by the late Maree Blanchard, Lorena Uriarte and  Kat Jones; 
    Floris Circularis by Denise Griffiths.


    Wednesday, 31 October 2018

    Friday Showcase - Member Show and Tell on Friday 2 November






    It’s our Members’ Show and Tell this Friday!   In our last Friday Showcase for 2018, members are invited to bring a project to show.  We look forward to welcoming you and sharing something you are working on or have finished this year.

    Friday Showcase then takes a break over December and January.  We return in February 2019 with a presentation by Rhonda Langhorne.

    Friday Showcase is held on the first Friday of most months at our QuiltNSW office, 276 Pitt Street, Sydney, close to Town Hall Station. The Members’ Show and Tell on Friday, November 2, starts at 10am, with an entrance fee of $5 for QuiltNSW members and $10 for guests.  We hope to see you on Friday next to enjoy a morning which traditionally presents a wide variety of works in a cheerful and casual gathering to conclude our year.

    Vicki Martyn
    Showcase Co-ordinator

    Friday, 5 October 2018

    Quilt Study Group talk by Melinda Smith on 20th October 2018


    On the 20th of October Melinda Smith, the owner of the Sydney inner city shop, Quiltsmith, will give a talk to The Quilt Study Group of NSW. 

    The talk will be held at The Glover Cottages, 124 Kent Street in Millers Point and is titled "Quilting from Behind the Counter - A Shop Owner's Perspective Over the Years".  

    By using a timeline which shows how Quiltsmith evolved and is adapting to current market changes, Melinda will cover how Australian quilting has changed from her point of view as a quilter of many years' experience, a quilt collector, a bricks and mortar as well as online quilt shop owner, and as a sponsor of prizes at quilt shows. Of course, she will bring many quilts to show us as well.



    Please encourage everyone you know who is interested in quilting to come along to the Quilt Study Group of NSW talks. The Glover Cottages is a beautiful light-filled venue for the talks and it is an easy walk through The Rocks area from either Wynyard or Circular Quay train stations. Quilt NSW guild members pay $5, non-guild members pay $10. Afternoon tea is provided and the talks start at 2pm. Check the Quilt NSW website or the latest Template Newsletter for more details.

    Wednesday, 3 October 2018

    The New Quilt: Call for Entries

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

    This juried survey exhibition showcasing the art of quilting is open to any textile artist resident in Australia whether or not they are QuiltNSW members. Entries close on 2 October 2020 - we know that is a way off but we want to give you as much notice as possible so that you can start planning your entry. Hawkesbury Regional Gallery is generously proportioned so large works and sculptural/dimensional works are especially welcome.

    Think big, think bold – be adventurous!
    Note:
    • there is no set theme – submit your best work reflecting your creative practice
    • a quilt means stitched and layered materials using any technique
    • 2-D, 3-D, installation work, ceiling hung work, work on stretcher bars, and framed work are eligible subject to certain size parameters
      Jurors: Judy Hooworth, Anna Brown and a representative of Hawkesbury Regional Gallery.

      Download Conditions of Entry or see the QuiltNSW website.


      Tuesday, 2 October 2018

      Friday Showcase 5 October - Southern Quilters' Finishing School



      The Southern Quilters’ Finishing School will present their quilts at the October Friday Showcase.

      Photographed with their collaborative work of self portraits created for the “Southern Stars” category at this year’s Sydney Show, the group is about to celebrate their thirtieth year together.  Formed in Caringbah in 1989 to encourage each other to complete unfinished quilts from workshops at Lady Hill Patchwork Shop, members work on their own and collaborative projects.  Now meeting weekly in Gymea, they participate in Mystery Quilt, UFO and Fabric Challenges. We look forward to viewing a variety of both group and individual works and to hearing the stories behind them.

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

      Vicki Martyn