See the Guild Calendar for a comprehensive listing of Guild activities and events.
Since 1983 Community Quilts has been making and donating quilts on behalf of the Guild. It is a voluntary project where members meet to sew quilts for the community and to date over 2000 quilts have been donated. Our aim is to encourage a more homely atmosphere for others.
On-going commitments are to Royal Far West Children’s Home in Manly and to foster children in NSW. Quilts are also donated to various nursing homes and for raffles to raise money for community organisations.
All quilt tops are made prior to meetings and the quilts are pinned and machine quilted on sewing days which are held monthly. No hand sewing is done due to the ‘utility’ style of the quilts. The quilts require only basic, straight line quilting so no expert knowledge is required. Pinners and machine quilters are warmly welcomed on sewing days.
Members who are unable to attend sewing days but would like to participate in Community Quilts are encouraged to take quilts home to machine quilt. They are single size and not difficult to handle on a domestic machine.
Roslyn Moules, Community Quilts Co-ordinator, may be contacted through the Guild office.
Friday showcase is an informal but informative meeting is held in the Guild office (Level 5, 276 Pitt Street Sydney) on the first Friday of most months. A Guild member is invited to speak about his or her quilting experiences and show their quilts. Many of the quilts that are displayed at the showcase are then hung in the office for a month.
We welcome Guild and non-Guild members to Friday Showcase. There is a small charge of $5.00 for members and $10 for non-members. This covers the presenter’s out-of-pocket expenses, (as most presenters have to catch a cab into the city laden with all their quilts!) and morning tea.
If you cannot attend the showcase, come to the office and see a wonderful display of quilts.
The presentation of quilts is from 10.00am– 11.30am. Afterwards you are more than welcome to enjoy the library or sit and sew with your friends.
- 1 May: Wendy Williams
- 3 July: Fairholme Quilters
- 7 August: Lorena Uriarte
- 4 September: Pam Furniss
- 2 October: Members Show n Tell
- 6 November: Cathy Jack Coupland
NB There is no Friday Showcase in January, June and December.
Guild meetings are held in the Entertainment Dome on the first level at Burwood RSL, 96 Shaftsbury Avenue Burwood. There is plenty of parking at the RSL club and the venue is walking distance from the Burwood Railway Station.
The day starts at 11am with an informative demonstration by a Guild member. Enjoy shopping with our guest retailer and lunch at the club. The general meeting begins at 1pm with the business meeting of the guild, guest speaker, show and tell of members work, lucky door prizes and afternoon tea.
Come along and be involved with your Guild – visitors are most welcome.
2015 Meeting Dates:
- 16 May
Guest speaker: Di Groenewegan
Demonstration: Deborah Louie
Shop: Appleyard Cottage
- 15 August
- 17 October – Annual General Meeting
- 28 November
Details of 2016 Country Meeting to be advised.
The Quilt Study Group of NSW exists 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. Read more about the Replica Frederica Josephson Coverlet Project undertaken by the Quilt Study Group of NSW.
Quilt Study Group Meetings
Meetings commence at 2.00pm – 4.30 pm at a new venue – Glover Cottages, 124 Kent Street, Millers Point, Sydney. Guild members $5.00 and non-guild members $10.00 per visit. Afternoon tea is provided.
- 2 May – Trudy Brodie Strip Pieced Quilts
- 18 July – Shirley Gibson Dolls and Doll Making 1700 – present
- 21 November – Lisa Walton Leap & the Net will Appear
The 2015 Guild Retreat will be held at the Hunter Valley Hotel Academy in Kurri Kurri, a two hour drive from Sydney in the picturesque Hunter Valley. This venue has ground floor access to accommodation, restaurant and auditorium and is set in tranquil grounds. As a special treat, a wine and cheese tasting with on-site winery tour will be available at no cost for interested participants.
Indulge yourself with almost three days of nothing but quilting, eating, drinking, laughing and shopping with other Guild members. The Weekend Away is very casual and presents an opportunity to visit local quilt and craft shops. The weekend affords opportunities to make new friends, see others’ quilts and techniques and join in with chatting and laughter amongst those who have a common interest in patchwork and quilting.