Monday, August 31, 2015

Joen Wolfrom workshop in Thornleigh

Bookings have opened today for Joen Wolfrom's 2 day workshop Lighting Up Your Quilts, hosted by the Quilters Guild of NSW at Thornleigh Community Centre in October - go to the Guild's blog, Template Free for details.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

'Evolution, Change, Challenge: A Contemporary Quilt' - online preview

The exhibition Evolution, Change, Challenge: A Contemporary Quilt, curated by the Quilters Guild of NSW, can now be previewed online, here.

The gallery exhibition opened on 28th August at the Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Art Centre in Gymea, until 8th September.

Quilt Study Group NSW - event for your diary

The Quilt Study Group of NSW, an activity of the Quilters Guild of NSW, aims ... 
'to promote interest and research into quilting, particularly in Australia. Members are committed to the study of quilts past and present with this study encompassing the social and historical context in which the quilts were made as well as designs, techniques and materials used in both vintage and contemporary quilts.'
The Group's next scheduled event is in November. We have done a number of workshops with Lisa Walton, and appreciate her innovative work:
'Leap and the net will appear' 
Talk by Lisa Walton
2.00 pm - 4.30 pm Saturday 21 November 2015
Meeting Room, The Glover Cottages
124 Kent Street, Millers Point (Sydney)

Monday, August 24, 2015

Save this date!

Find us on Facebook and/or Instagram

In preparation for our quilt show in April 2016, we have a shiny new Instagram account and an equally shiny new Facebook page:
On Instagram, find us @fairholmequilters

You are welcome to follow us there!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Australia Wide Four: art quilts online and on tour

You can view the art quilts from Australia Wide Four online while they tour regional and metropolitan Australia, via the Ozquilt online gallery. The tour schedule is on the home page too.

Click on the 'exhibition' tab for an absolute feast of Australian art quilts, via the links to Australia Wide One - Three online galleries.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Two quilt exhibitions - one excellent venue

The list of 27 quiltmakers whose work has been selected for the Evolution, Change, Challenge exhibition curated by the Quilters Guild of NSW has been released, along with details of associated events during the exhibition at the Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Art Centre at Gymea (in the Sutherland Shire) 28th August - 8th September
Hazelhurst Gallery has commissioned curator Louise Mitchell to stage Labours of Love – Australian Quilts from 1850 – 2015,  8th August - 5th October.  As well as seeing the exhibition, you might be interested in following the Curator's Blog.

We are off to Gymea on our annual bus trip in a couple of weeks to take in this wonderful opportunity at an excellent venue - we will report back.

Wangi Quilters: next weekend

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

This week's show and tell (mostly) ...

Peggy picked up her beautiful counted cross stitch peacocks
from the framer on the way to quilting this week, so of course we
had to see it- she is such an accomplished needleworker.
Dawn chose a bright contemporary print to pair with some
of the many plaids from our community stash - Susan
sewed the blocks together, and cut off the corner squares
that Dawn then pieced into the border. Quirky and fun.
A milestone for Georgie - her version of Margaret Sampson
George's Jane Pizar  quilt has been declared finished, and
what a masterpiece it is!  All hand stitched, she is having it machine
basted ready for hand quilting with Aurifil Mako 12 wt thread.
Two years' work so far, and worth every minute.
Jill made a quick lap quilt with the left over flannels from
an earlier finish, for her mother, who is feeling the cold this
winter. Flannel backing makes it extra warm.
Pam's bag is not from this week - she made it in Miriam's class
late last year, but has just found the photos in her 'out box'
and sent them on, even though she is travelling in
England and France for several weeks ...
... Pam said the class helped her to really push her fabric selections,
to include 'wilder' fabrics than usual. The result is gorgeous.
We have our monthly community sewing day on thursday, so there might be more ...

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Need to see more quilts?

If your weekend has not delivered enough quilt-viewing, try these links to two recent well known shows, the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, UK, and AQS Quilt Week in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA:

Festival of Quilts 2015 highlights (Today's Quilter)

Friday, August 14, 2015

Investigation of popular pen used as quilt-marking tool

A useful post about the way the inks in Frixion pens work, with input from the manufacturer:
Frixion pens - all you need to knowJenny K Lyon, Quilt Skipper, 13th August 2015

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Recent show and tell

Helen used her black and white fabrics effectively
with a touch of red ...
... and a striking modern backing.
Quilted by Christy Wang at Quilting Treasures

Val's scrap quilt is hand quilted in the Kantha style.
Elaine W made this beauty for a friend from school,
for her 70th birthday.
Louise W's second quilt for friends grieving the sudden loss of
a young man earlier this year.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

2015 Canberra Quilt Quilters exhibition - award winners

Canberra Quilters Exhibition 2015 and the Craft and Quilt Fair opened today. The award winners have been announced, and photos are already available online, here.

6th - 9th August 2015
Exhibition Park, Mitchell, ACT

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Barn Quilters Mosman

You can see an excellent photo of the Barn Quilters' beautiful raffle quilt, on Instagram: 

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Revisit the 'Red and White' quilts from Sydney 2015

Did you miss the special 'red and white' exhibition at the Sydney Quilt Show in June? Or would you like to revisit it?

The Quilters Guild of NSW has posted an online gallery of all those beautiful red and white quilts (photos taken by John Doughty of Spy Photography) for our continued enjoyment.