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