Monday, 21 November 2016

From Cairo to the Northern Beaches and Beyond this Saturday 26th November General Meeting

QuiltNSW will be holding its November General meeting Saturday Nov 26th, 2016 from 9.30am -3pm at Burwood RSL. Make sure you pop in as we have a fabulous line up planned.

 'From the Streets of Cairo - A century of Egyptian Quilts'.
1pm - Dr Sam Bowker will be giving us a look into a country that has fascinated many for centuries with its deep cultural design and rich colours entitled “'From the Streets of Cairo - A century of Egyptian Quilts'. Sam is currently a lecturer in Art History and Visual Culture for Charles Sturt University. His current primary research focuses on the history of the tent makers of Cairo.

“The pleasure of teaching is what inspires most of the quilts I make today”
10am - Pam Furniss, an accomplished and well renowned quilt maker, teacher  & author who’s focus is on the enjoyment and pleasure of the craft will give us a demonstration and a few tips and tricks no doubt.

Shopping specials
From Cottage Quiltworks, the wonderful quilt shop located in Warriewood on Sydney's Northern Beaches

Join up online if you are not already a member and we look forward to meeting you on Saturday

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Quilt Study Group 2016: November Talk by Kathy Doughty

On Saturday the 12th of November 2016 Kathy Doughty will give a talk for the Quilt Study Group of NSW.

Kathy is well known to Guild members as a maker and designer of quilts, a judge at quilt shows, a quilt shop owner and writer of quilting books. She has also designed three ranges of quilting fabrics - “Trail Blazing”, “Flock Together” and “A Wandering Mind”. 

She will talk to us about why she produced her own fabric ranges, the steps involved and her experience of dealing with this aspect of the quilt industry. If you have ever wondered about this important element of our art creation, please bring your friends along to hear Kathy speak.

The talk will be held at 2pm on Saturday the 12th November 2016 in The Meeting Room at The Glover Cottages, 124 Kent Street in Millers Point. Entry is $5 for Guild members and $10 for non-Guild members. Afternoon tea is provided.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Hazelhurst Regional Gallery: Contemporary Aboriginal Art Exhibition

Hazelhurst Regional Gallery 15 October - 11 December 2016

An exhibition of contemporary aboriginal works from central Australia (the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunyjatjara - the APY Lands) has just opened at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery. The APY Lands is a vast area located in remote South Australia. Celebrated for strong use of colour and dynamic movement APY Lands artists’ works capture the many undulations of Anangu creation stories, the landscape and it’s significant sites.
In the words of one of our QuiltNSW members, "[it is] one of the most inspiring exhibitions for me as a quilter. The colours are simply amazing …"
The exhibition runs until 11 December 2016. More details available here

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Repurposed Recycled Reloved Challenge Gallery

The 2016 Challenge quilts were revealed at the AGM on Saturday. View all 41 quilts in the Repurposed, Recycled, Reloved online gallery. Congratulations to:

  • First Place: Wendy Nutt
  • Second Place: Sheila Beer
  • Third Place: Sandra Lyons
  • Viewers’ Choice: Heather Middleton
  • Judges Commendations: Keiko Arita, Barbara Gower, Pamela Pearce and Judith Thomson

The challenge theme for 2017 is Remember and the size is 40x60cm portrait format.
Please contact the Challenge Coordinators if you would like to reserve the 2015 or 2016 touring suitcase exhibitions. Download  Challenge Exhibition Request Form.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Friday Showcase Roslyn Moules Fri. 7th October

10am- 11.30 am
 QuiltNSW Office
Pitt St Sydney

Roslyn states that:
'I started quilting in 1990 and quickly realised that if I hand sewed and quilted I would never finish anything.  Hence I have been machine oriented.
I joined the Guild in 1991 and entered the 1993 Guild Challenge – ‘October Around the World’ and won Viewer’s Choice.  This inspired me to enter Colours of Australia in 1994 and I was juried into this competition, and as well the following year 'Australia Dreaming-Quilts to Nagoya’.
I find that my particular interest in making a quilt is the planning and design stage and free motion machine quilting,  although after a lesson from Lois French I have developed a love of needle turn hand appliqué.
I started attending Community Quilts in 1992 and loved the mix of ages and freedom to make a quilt from orphan blocks.  In those days there were 3 large boxes of orphan blocks and it was a great challenge to match them altogether.  It was a real learning curve.
After Ruth Carter passed away in 2000  I volunteered to take on the role of co-ordinating Community Quilts.  We standardized the size of the quilts and generally streamlined the process to keep our production going.   I love the challenge of making a quilt using what fabric we have as it forces you to ‘jump out of your box’.
Over the years I  have won three 1st prizes, two 2nd and one 3rd prize at Darling Harbour.   I was made a Life Member of the Guild in 2004 and presented with the National ‘Lut-Da’ Award in 2011 for service to community through quilting.'

 All welcome. Members $5.00, Guests $10.00

Block of the Quarter 'Shoo Fly'

Annual General Meeting Sat. 8th October

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Gloucester Patchwork Group 20th Anniversary Quilt Show

Gloucester Patchwork Group 20th Anniversary Quilt Show

Barrington Hall
Thunderbolts Way, Gloucester
Saturday 1 - Sunday 2 October, 2016
10am - 3pm

Quaama/Cobargo Open Day

Quaama/Cobargo Quilters Open Day

Saturday 15 October 2016


Cobargo School of Arts Hall

Bermagui Rd Cobargo

Exhibition & sale of quilts, displays, numerous trading tables, raffles, sausage sizzle,& tea/ coffee by

The Men’s Shed of Bermagui

Proceeds to Cobargo CWA

Entry by gold coin donation

Maitland Patchwork Quilters 'It's a Pearler' Exhibition

Our Biennial Exhibition, 'It's a Pearler', celebrating 30 years of Maitland Patchwork Quilters, will be held at Tocal College in The Great Hall from Friday 14th October until Sunday 16th October. Opening each day at 10am and closing at 4pm. Entry is just $5. There will be over 200 quilts on exhibition, demonstrations and wonderful morning tea and lunch available from our Cafe. There will be a table of handmade gifts for sale as well as stands from some of our local quilt shops. We also have a special exhibition showcasing the work of one of our very talented quilters, Linda Price.
Our raffle quilt this year has been hand pieced and appliqued by Denyse Gormley and hand quilted by some of our members. Proceeds from the sale of raffle tickets are donated to Breast Cancer Research at the Mater Hospital in Newcastle.
Look forward to seeing you all there!

Monday, 26 September 2016

Seaside Heritage Quilters 2016 Exhibition