Thursday, 31 May 2012

Timeless Quilters Exhibition

Quilt Show in Port Macquarie 8 - 10 June 2012
Timeless Quilters invite you to their upcoming Quilt Show
This is sure to be a visual delight for all quilt lovers with over 200 quilts on display.

Venue : Port Macquarie Race Club
             Oxley Highway, Port Macquarie
Dates :  Friday - Sunday 8 - 10th June
Times :  Fri & Sat 10 - 4pm
             Sun 10 - 3pm
Entry :   $5

All welcome!

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Reminder : Gala Dinner / Raffle / VIP Tickets

   Friday 1 June 2012 is the final day to :

  • Purchase tickets for The Exhibition Dinner 'Celebrating 30 Years', at Rockford Novotel
  • Return raffle ticket stubs and unused tickets to Guild Office
  • Purchase Exhibition VIP Tickets

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Your 2012 Quilt Show Entry

NSW Quilters' Guild Members :
Please Note :

All  2012 Quilt Show Entries  Must have an attached Hanging Sleeve

(No velcro strips as previously published)
Apologies for any confusion

Sydney Quilt Show 2012 Countdown

In two weeks time the Judging of this year's Sydney Quilt Show entries will be 'done and dusted' and volunteers will be busy in the Darling Harbour Exhibition Centre displaying the more than 360 quilts entered.

Its not too late to send in your completed Volunteer Form or contact The Guild Office to be added to the list of volunteers needed for the five exhibition days of this year's Quilt Show. A rotating list 'White Glove' Volunteers are needed so that all volunteers remain able and enthusiastic to carry out these varied tasks :

  • Exhibition floor monitoring . . talking to members of the public and ensuring that all quilts are cared for
  • Membership renewals and inquiries
  • Raffle ticket sales
  • 30th Anniversary Quilt Label sales
  • Signature block signing for attendees
  • Demonstrating quilting skills
  • Treasurer assistance
  • Weekend Kidskills assistance
  • Take Down Duty (5.00-7.00pm Sunday 17 June)  
We especially need assistance to help with 'take down' duty.

Come along and join in the fun, meet other members of the Guild and receive your 2012 Volunteers Badge and complimentary Quilt Show Catalogue. 

Monday, 28 May 2012

Reminder - Your 2012 Quilt Show Entry

If you have an entry in this year's quilt show have you been in contact
with your "Drop off Lady"?

Quilts must be delivered to your contact person by Wednesday, 6 June.

Don't forget to check now that your quilt is correctly labelled and has a hanging sleeve/velcro strip (as applicable).
Please ensure that there aren't any forgotten pins or needles still poking through.

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Sydney Quilt Show 2012 VIP Tickets

Have you purchased your  entry tickets to this year's exhibition at Darling Harbour?

If not, there are still a few days left to contact The Guild Office to purchase tickets at a reduced rate.
Quilt groups might like to organise a bulk order for their members.

Cost : $14 each

Available until 1 June 2012

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Sewing in the Office: 28th May

The next Sewing in the Office event for Community Quilts is on Monday 28 May 10.30 - 2pm

Once again the talented Guild quilters who sew tirelessly for this worthy cause invite you to share a few hours with them, hand appliqueing and piecing donated fabrics into special quilts for needy children.

Please bring along your favourite sewing kit and either your own lunch, or visit the welcoming cafe downstairs.

The 'cuppa' and friendly chat are free!

Further information available from Linda Butcher

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Signature Blocks

Committee members have been delighted by the response shown to the call for
Signature Blocks.
As outlined in The Template (February and May editions), a 30th Anniversary coverlet will be constructed from 1/2 square triangle blocks that have been made by members with their signature on one half.

Plain blocks are also requested so that visitors to The Sydney Quilt Show 2012 can add their names.
A small sample above shows the variety of fabrics being used, with a cream /off white triangle for a visitors signature.
The 'print' half of each block should display current fabric ranges, so as to reflect
'this moment in time'.
Please use a permanent ink pen, or embroidery to add your own name, and also check that the finished size of each block (once sewn into the coverlet) will be 4 inches.

Blocks will need to arrive in The Guild Office before 1 June or be delivered in person to the Guild Desk at The 2012 Sydney Quilt Show.

You are invited to take part in Quilting posterity!

Sunday, 20 May 2012

2012 Quilt Show Raffle

Attention all Guild Members...if you haven't already done so, please return Raffle Ticket monies or unused raffle tickets to the Guild Office by 1 June 2012

Tickets are still available in the Guild office if you require some isnt too late to purchase at the office.
Tickets also available at only $2 each at the Sydney Quilt Show

The fantastic 2012 Prizes are..

Design by Nora McMeeking "Belle Belle Quilts" C&T Publishing 2005. 
Permission received From Nora to use the cover quilt design "Cosmati Rings 11"

Friday, 18 May 2012

Crescent Head Quilters and Clyde Street Quilters

Quilt Show 26 - 27 May 2012

The Crescent Head Quilters and Clyde Street Quilters invite you to their forthcoming Exhibition.
There will be quilts on display as well as handmade quilts and craft goods for sale.
Come and shop from several Merchant Stalls whilst enjoying delicious refreshments supplied by the clever quilters from this region.

Raffle proceeds will benefit Kempsey Hospice.

The Quilt show will coincide with the Malibu Surfing Competition at Crescent Head.

Venue : Crescent Head Public School
              Pacific Street, Crescent Head
Dates : Saturday and Sunday 26 & 27th May
Times : Saturday 9am - 4pm
             Sunday 9am - 3pm
Cost :  Adults $5
            Concession $3

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Anniversary Quilt Labels

To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of The NSW Quilter's Guild a commemorative label has been produced.

All 2012 exhibitors have been provided with a complimentary label to attach to their quilts for this exhibition.

Further labels can be purchased for $2 each at the Guild Office, during the Burwood General Meeting this Saturday and at The Sydney Quilt Show in June.

If ordering through the office, a maximum of 10 labels can be posted in a standard envelope.
A postage and handling fee of $1.00 will apply, and if using a credit card, a further $1.50 credit card fee should be included.

These white cotton labels are approx 12cm x 10cm with the black lower wording..
"There's nothing black and white about the Guild "

Please contact The Guild Office if further information is required.

Reminder: Under 35's Quilt Competition

To celebrate the Guild's 30th anniversary, Quilters Companion and Brother International (Aust) Pty Ltd are proudly sponsoring the 2012 Under 35's Quilt Competition How Does Your Garden Grow.

Be inspired by the theme to create a quilt no larger than 120 cm X 150 cm (portrait or landscape orientation).

Categories: Primary students, Secondary students, 18- 24 years, and 25–35 years.

Under 35s Competition 2012
This is an amateur competition; professional quiltmakers may enter but will not be judged. OVER $20,000 IN PRIZES All category winners will receive:
  • A Brother Sewing machine plus primary and secondary school winners will receive sewing machines for their schools;
  • A Quilters pack from Quilters Companion Magazine;
  • A copy of The Promise of Joy by Kathy Doughty, from Material Obsession;
  • EVERY entrant will receive a free digital magazine subscription for Quilters Companion and Homespun Magazines and Quilters Companion 2013 Diary.
Entries close 12 September 2012. All quilts will be exhibited in September 2012 in Sydney. For further information contact the Guild President.

Download Under 35s Quilt Competition Entry Form (PDF892KB PDF)


Brother International Australia Quilters Companion Material Obsession

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Attention : Dates for Macarthur Textile Network

Please Note . . .
Template Free Posting for Macarthur Textile Network Inc Annual Exhibition  did not include correct dates

Date : Friday - Saturday only . . . 18th - 19th May 2012

          (not Sunday as previously inferred)

Venue : Camden Civic Center, Oxley street, Camden
Time : 10am - 4pm
Admission : $2

Macarthur Textile Network Exhibition

The Macathur Textile Network Inc  Annual Exhibition is on this weekend

Challenge topic : Elements

Venue : Camden Civic Center
            Oxley Street, Camden
Date : Friday- Saturday  18th-19th May
 Time : 10am-4pm
 Admission : $2

All welcome !

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Reminder: Regeneration Exhibition

Have you been to

The 2012 Contemporary Quilt Textile Exhibition : Regeneration
Currently on view at
Manly Art Gallery and Museum

This is a free exhibition that will be on view until 4 June, showcasing the Contemporary Art Quilts being created by members of the NSW Quilters' Guild as well as those from interstate textile artists.

Whilst finished works are highlighted, there will also be the artist's creative journey, for viewers to explore.
One of the delights of this exhibition will be the complementary inclusion of individual display boxes, creating an added visual explanation of the processes and inspiration that each of these textile artists were challenged by.

If you have often wondered "where did they come up with that?" then this holistic display will help viewers see how and why artworks are envisaged in their embryonic form and then created.
Floor talks by some of the exhibiting artists will be held on Sunday 13 May at 3pm and these will further the viewers knowledge of process and product.

Special Exhibition Tours are also being held, scheduled for Sunday 27 May and Sunday 3 June.

This exciting collaboration between The Quilters' Guild Of NSW and Manly Art Gallery and Museum has resulted from the desire to have a specially themed, curated and specific outcome exhibition, creating a challenge for any quilt and textile artist. Those who have been curated in to this exhibition have been working extremely hard to create their best work.

The theme of "Regeneration" is explored with varying fascinating responses, all works excelling in their attention to detail and effect and using a variety of techniques.

This promises to be a visually and intellectually creative adventure for all those who visit!

When : 27 April- 4 June 2012
Venue : Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Cnr West Esplanade and Commonwealth Pde, Manly

This venue is 4 minutes from Manly Wharf and Bus Interchange and close to cafes and shopping.

The Quilter's Guild of NSW and Manly Art Gallery and Museum are once again extremely grateful for, and thank Brother International (Australia) for their ongoing support of this unique exhibition.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

26 May : Quilt Study Group

Looking forward . . . . looking back . . . . 30 years of contemporary quiltmaking

Judy Hooworth, the 2012 winner of the Rajah Award, will give an illustrated talk about the history of quilt art in Australia from her perspective: and specifically how her own work developed and evolved and continues to evolve today.
Judy will look at how The New Quilt has changed and how it has influenced her work and the work of fellow artists.

Judy Hooworth ... Black Water #9

Join us in the Charles Kerry Meeting Room on level 5 at The Powerhouse Museum in Sydney at 2pm on Saturday the 26th May.
There isn't any entry fee to the Powerhouse Museum if you are coming to the talk.
Guild members pay $5 and non-guild members $15 to attend.
Afternoon tea is provided.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Regeneration Artist Talks: 3pm, Sunday 13 May

You are invited to join the following exhibiting artists at the Regeneration: Contemporary Quilt Textiles 2012 exhibition at Manly Art Gallery at 3pm on Sunday, 13 May for as they talk about their art works and processes:

Download the Regeneration:Contemporary Quilt Textiles 2012 catalogue (PDF15.65 MB PDF) 
Black Water by Judy Hooworth (Photography: John Doughty)

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Burwood General Meeting : 19 May 2012

The next General Meeting will be held on Saturday 19 May in the "Dome" on the 1st level at Burwood RSL.
Shaftsbury Rd, Burwood.

Carolyn Sullivan

This promises to be a "blockbuster" meeting with the following attractions...
Guest Speaker : Carolyn Sullivan
Retrospective Interview : Roslyn Moules
Demonstration : Claire Ayling 11am
Featured Shop : Claire Ayling : Bali Batik Fabrics
Feature Group : Camden Country Quilters Guild 
Show and Tell : Please bring your recent quilts

Dont forget to bring your own mug for afternoon tea because THIS meeting will have a cake at centre stage....
..... This year is the Guilds 30th Anniversary
......and...the Guild will be hosting Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

Also, lucky door prizes and Block of the Quarter.
Bring your Signature Blocks (for the 30th Anniversary signature coverlet) and any "Pearls of Wisdom" for a future guild publication.

Come and share the fun!..... Visitors most welcome.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Dinner Divas

Those Curlewis Quilters, good ol' Merle and Miss Shirl
Were off to The Anniversary Dinner
Said Merle to Miss Shirl
"Grab your pearls, m'dear girl,
Our 30's glamour ensures that we're winners"

Just a reminder that if you are coming to the 30th Anniversary Dinner, there will be Prizes awarded to attendees displaying a unique use of Pearls!

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Arcadian Quilters' Quilt Show

Once again the Arcadian Quilters' are exhibiting their creativity and hard work.

Their Quilt Show will be on for 3 days next weekend ... at a very pleasant location.
Worth taking Mum for Mother's Day!

Venue : Swane's Nursery Glasshouse
             490 Galston Road,
Date :    Friday - Sunday.... 11-13 May 2012
Time :   9.30 am - 4pm ... (Sunday until 3.30pm)
Entry :   Adults $5.00.... Children Free
              Proceeds will go to  local charities

Tea, coffee and other refreshments available to enjoy whilst relaxing with friends.
All Welcome!

Friday, 4 May 2012

Waratah Quilt Show

Waratah P's & Q's Biennial Quilt Show
Live close to Telopea?... Then please come to their Quilt Show this Sunday

Venue : Dundas Neighbourhood Centre
              21 Sturt Street
Date :     Sunday 6 May
Time :   10.00 am - 4pm

Quilts, Arts and Crafts for sale.

All Welcome !

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Regeneration: Contemporary Quilt Textiles 2012 Catalogue

If you can’t make it to the Regeneration: Contemporary Quilt Textiles 2012 exhibition at Manly Art Gallery, you may like to download a copy of the Regeneration Catalogue (15.65MB PDF). This is an attractive, multi-page brochure on high quality paper.  In addition to the curator's statement, the catalogue displays a full image of each work and associated artist statement.