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

    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
    Full details and entry form coming soon. Contact: thenewquilt@quiltnsw.com

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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 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.