The 2017 Entry Form and Contest Rules are now available.
Entries close at midnight on 15 May 2017
|Margaret is a new member, but she is not new to sewing or |
quilting, and she does a great deal of sewing for various charities
and community groups. One of her current interests is making
pillowcases for the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children
at North Rocks. Superhero and princess prints are very popular!
|Rachel is on a deadline to have to have her daughter-in-law's|
quilt finished by the weekend - she should make it, the
binding is nearly done.
|Rachel found the pattern in Australian Patchwork and Quilting|
- we loved the colours she has chosen.
|Daphne has completed another large block from |
The New Hexagon book.
|Zilla is still unpacking after her move back to |
Sydney, and brought in two quilts she made with
Fairholme Quilters in the 90s.
This one was a round robin ...
|... and this was a friendship quilt where members made |
blocks requested by Zilla. Some signatures are visible
- Janice found hers, and her mum, Hazel's.
|We knew Dawn would return from our summer break with a |
finished quilt or two - this week she had three beauties to show
us. This one is a for a niece's new baby - the design is Sarah's Star.
|Dawn has done a number of workshops with Brenda Gael Smith |
(Serendipity Patchwork and Quilting) - she made these blocks
using a technique she learned at a workshop in Wauchope last year.
|Another vibrant quilt from a Brenda Gael Smith workshop, |
made by Dawn - gorgeous fabrics, and that pop of orange is
a little bit of design and colour genius.
|Elaine W exercised her considerable applique skills on |
her wall quilt featuring scarlet poppies, for remembrance.
|Sue B has been 'finishing off' - she started this |
colourwash squares quilt some years ago ...
|... it used up lots of 2 1/2" squares, including some fabric |
from her boys' pyjamas.
|Sue used three fabric panels to make up this|
quilt in less than a day!
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|Denise's first machine quilting experience looks very accomplished.|
|The reverse of Denise's quilt - she often uses a doily as her quilt label.|
|Jo-Ann worked on these two inch hexagon during her |
year-long recovery from an injury ...
|The elegantly simple wave quilting design replaces an |
angular design that Jo felt was 'fighting' with the hexagons.
|Sue H has made many 'I Spy' quilts for children|
in her family this one is for a little great-niece ...
|... there is a lot to see!|
|Sue H also makes a quilt for every baby in the family |
- her teddies blocks are together just in time for a new baby
born in the last week!
|Helen's slow-burning hexagon has been worth waiting for |
- finished with Margaret Sampson George style borders.
|It will be quilted in no time!|
|Helen has been a very successful quilt top finisher |
this summer - this one is for the community collection.
|Diana's beautiful applique panels are to decorate her hallway.|
|Janet made the most of her summer sewing time, catching |
up with blocks from the Splendid Sampler - she made the top
eight of this compilation during the break, and the others earlier
last year. She has made a total of more than fifty 6" blocks now,
and you can see how well they play together.
Hilary made this cute children’s book for her niece’s 1 year old twins. There is so much work and detail, it is really lovely.
Once upon a time there was a pink bear and a blue rabbit they had a really groovy kitchen where they ate their dinner, then bear had a shower (note the shower curtain and the towel), while rabbit brushed his teeth, then they snuggled up in their own little bed and went fast asleep! They lived happily together ever after.
|Louise W-S has been busy with pretty applique - for an aunt.|
To catch up with Miriam's latest quilt,visit
Sew Miriam for all the words and pictures.
|Pat is hand quilting her striking original design Urban |
quilt with random straight lines - nearly done, but it might
have to wait for some cooler weather.
|Lyn had her daughter's sewing machine in for service, |
so while she waited, she made a carry bag for it - as you do!
|... and out of that bag came Lyn latest completed |
quilt top - 3256 1" postage stamp pieces. The vibrant
turquoise sashing helped to organise them into
manageable panels, and preserve sanity.
|The reverse of Lyn's postage stamps - she used a fusible |
grid method to sew them together by machine - much quicker
and much, much less fiddly than joining them individually.
Just search for 'fusible grid quilting for lots of information.
|Julie's William Morris prints look mellow and |
comfortable with their mustard/yellow sashing - but she
says the flannel backing made a bit difficult to quilt
by machine because of the extra bulk.
|Yvette is well into her version of Wendy Williams's |
'Round the Garden' design - mostly felt applique on
a linen background. There's a long way to go,
but it is already beautiful.
Entries for the 2017 Sydney Quilt Show are now open - online entries are preferred.
Entries close Monday 13 March 2017.
The Quilt NSW website has all details of the show, including a detailed flow chart for entries, and a comprehensive handbook.
|The first finished quilt top ... now to choose the backing, |
shopping the stash.
|Much of the appeal of this quilt is the 'Hello Kitty' |
fabric in the star centre, that set the tone for all the rest.
|Sue's second top is made from quarter log cabin blocks |
donated by anther quilter in a regular class Sue attends
- she had got 'stuck' and kindly passed it on. Sue made
a couple of additional blocks, and massaged them all
together for this bright, refreshing community quilt
|The blocks are made from a jelly roll, all with dark centres|