Details for the Modern Quilt Guild Show are below. Any quilter who is a resident of Australia may enter, the categories and rules can be found at their website and entries will be taken through the website October 1-23 2016. Workshop places are almost filled but information can be found by calling Material Obsession (see below)
Don’t miss the Hunters Hill Exhibition this weekend August 12th to 14th at the Hunters Hill Town Hall. It opens daily Friday until Sunday from 10am until 4.30pm. There is a $6 entry. Find more information on their website
If you are making the trip south to catch the Braidwood Airing of the Quilts on the weekend, make sure that you leave a little time to check out the Bungendore Quilters Exhibition as well. Its just a short drive across from Braidwood and the exhibition is always worth a look. You can link to their website here
Many of our members made the trip to Sutherland Shire for the recent exhibition, Labours of Love, and it was wonderful. The gallery is excellent and we enjoyed a coffee or meal at their café which was also very enjoyable.
If you were not able to purchase a catalogue, or regret that you didn’t – its your lucky day, you can download a 72 page digital catalogue of the exhibition for free. Click on this link to take you to the page to download the catalogue. There is also a virtual tour of the exhibition on the gallery website page for the exhibition here
Coming up soon is what promises to be a wonderful exhibition of rarely seen wedding gowns and accessories. The pieces featured in the exhibition are rarely seen and are linked to well known film, television and literature. The gowns span 200 years in time and 50 will be shown. The exhibition runs from July 10 to November 1, 2015. Opening times are Tuesday 10-4pm, with last entrance at 3.30pm.
The event is to be held at Old Government House in Parramatta Park, Parramatta and tickets can be booked online for $16 for adults and $13pp for groups of 10 or more. Your ticket is valid all day, and there are about 20 steps to the first floor areas of the exhibition. To access the exhibition website, click here
High tea can be had at the adjoining Lachlan’s Restaurant ($44pp) and café items range from $4.40 to $18. Click here to read a review and see some luscious pictures.
This year Quiltarama will be bigger and better than ever. Along with the display of fabulous quilts and stalls, this year will see the continuation of Workshops, led by our renowned quilting tutors. New this year – NCEATA (Newcastle Creative Embroiderers & Textile Artists) Exhibition “Textile Trends”.
As with last year, Quiltarama is a community event. All proceeds will benefit the local Community. See our Fundraising Page for more information. the local CWA members provide delicious morning teas. Entry to the exhibition is $5.
So make a weekend of it and join us in the charming country town of Dungog for a Quiltastic weekend of quilts and craft. the 2 day workshops with morning tea and lunch included cost $160.
There are 4 great workshops being held over the 2 days of Quiltarama. Registration required.
- Dye Workshop – Colour Theory by Tracy McNicoll
- Daisy Chain Quilt-As-You-Go Wholecloth by Jan Foster
- Beginners Patchwork using Jelly Rolls by Cristie Manning
- Wise Woman – Art Doll by Wilma Simmons
Morning tea and lunch are included in the 2 day workshop cost of $160.
The location is Multi Purpose Centre (MPC) Dungog High School, Hooke St entrance
- Saturday 25 July, 10am to 4pm
- Sunday 26 July, 10am to 3pm
Registrations are open and can be made by visiting the website for Quiltarama. Early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. There are local businesses offering accommodation deals for the weekend.
We are so excited to have some Eastwood quilters amongst the winners at the 2015 Sydney Quilt Show
First Prize – Amateur traditional hand quilted – Jill Williams
Second Prize – Small or Wall Quilt – Tricia Bowdler
Second Prize Red & White Contemporary/Art and Excellence in Domestic Machine Quilting – Pam Russell
Judges Commendation – Red and White Commercially Quilted – Diane Moody
The full list of winners is on the quilters Guild of NSW website
Make sure that you get to this great quilt exhibition this weekend. You can find all the details here. It is on in Kiama on Saturday and Sunday 30-31st May, opening at 10am each morning, $5 entry and a stunning raffle quilt. There is also an opening night event that is detailed on the website. Limited parking at the Pavillion, you will need to park around the streets, alternatively its a two hour train trip from Sydney. Trains seem to leave hourly from Central station on weekends and with your Opal card $5.31 each way on Saturday, $2.50 capped maximum on Sunday . . . sounds like a good idea? The train station is only a 5 minute walk from the Pavillion. Have a lovely day out and get in 4 hours of stitching as well!