The New Quilt: Plan an Art Excursion!

The New QuiltQuiltNSW is excited to relaunch The New Quilt at Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor, NSW from 6 February – 11 April 2021. The New Quilt is a juried survey exhibition showcasing the art of quilting that reflects the richness and diversity of contemporary expressions of the quilt medium in Australia.

Gallery hours: Open 6 days a week Monday, Wednesday-Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday-Sunday 10am-3pm. Closed on Tuesday and public holidays.

Address: Deerubbin Centre (Top Floor) 300 George St Windsor

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The New Quilt Installation Image

 

 

Our Environment: 2020 Suitcase Challenge

 

26. Me and Murphy
ME AND MURPHY
Sheila Beer

FIRST PRIZE: a BERNINA sewing machine supported by BERNINA Australia.

Statement: The awareness of one's environment is easy to a five year old child. It is close, immediate and simple.

15. Mulga Burning
MULGA BURNING
Linden Lancaster

SECOND PRIZE +
VIEWERS' CHOICE (tied)


Statement: Fire in the Australian environment is a most significant force. At the same time it can be both a destructive and a regenerative agent. Whilst the Mulga communities thrive after a fire, indiscriminate burning of the immature trees can eliminate whole forests of this species.

10. Landlines
LANDLINES I
Jill Rumble

SECOND PRIZE +
VIEWERS' CHOICE (tied)


Statement: During and after drought the lines left on the land are different from better times. Trees with no leaves, little or no grasses, trails left by live stock are more apparent.

RENEWAL
Brenda Gael Smith

JUDGES COMMENDATION

Statement: Bushfires are both a destructive and regenerative force in our Australian environment. Such dualities are intriguing and inspiring. This work celebrates the cycle of renewal.

1. Clusters & Bubbles
CLUSTERS & BUBBLES
Jane Gibson

Statement: For the last nine months our urban environment has been defined by clusters and bubbles. Staying in the latter to avoid the former. Hopefully, 2021 will allow us to pursue more of our activities with fewer restrictions. Thank goodness our craft gave us so much during difficult times.

2. Catastrophic Tuesday
CATASTROPHIC TUESDAY
Tracey Grisold

Statement: One year ago the environment of our valley was under siege. Devasting bush fires had burnt 150 homes in the Manning Valley where I live. I took a photo of my brown drought-affected farm and used that to create my quilt. The smoke was so thick that you couldn't see a neighbours house, one paddock away. The only green in the horizon was our garden.

31. My Kitchen Environment
MY KITCHEN ENVIRONMENT
Isabella Klompe

Statement: The quilt tells a picture of my kitchen in full swing when I am cooking, everything goes out of kilter, a very busy environment, but still a quiet place where things get done.

30. The Year of 2020
THE YEAR OF 2020
Penelope Erikson

Statement: Our physical year 2020. A year of drought, devastating bushfires, obliterating smoke, flood, a pandemic and physical isolation. Then a gradual greening and regeneration of the land.

29. After Hillville #2
AFTER HILLVILLE #2
Jennifer Stringer

Statement: During the fires of 2019/2020, I watched the Hillville fire race east across the ridge. Our valley was devastated by bushfires and everywhere was blackened bush. A few weeks later, small leaves appeared at the base of the trees, giving me hope.

28. After Hillville #1
KIWARRAK SUNSET
Jennifer Stringer

Statement: After the bushfires of last summer, the sunsets were magnificent with bright orange and pink skies. My eucalyptus Corymbia was in flower, with matching spectacular pink blossoms. This is my home environment.

27. Tilley on the Reef
TILLEY ON THE REEF
Catherine Woodward

Statement: What is her environmental future?

25. What lies Beneath
WHAT LIES BENEATH
Kay Haerland

Statement: 35 years ago I started this naive piece from concern with the deterioration of our environment. So when this challenge was about that very topic, I decided that I had to finish it (at long last!)

24 Snapshots (Dec 19- Jun 20)
SNAPSHOTS (DEC19-JUN20)
Linda Butcher

Statement: 1. Drought: Scorching sun bakes parched earth 2. Forboding Smoke: Ash/embers start to fall 3. Catastrophic fire brings death/destruction 4. Oppressive Smoke: Fires smoulder; more death 5. Rain!: Vivid green sprouts from the earth; new leaves appear on charred trees 6. "Green" drought: Sun desicates the earth; dams dry up; tank water dwindles

23. Our Environment
OUR ENVIRONMENT
Jennifer Ramsay

Statement: I contrasted the good and bad influences in our environment using the mountain and sea around my area in the circle and the outer areas to show the bad-bushfires, floods, wild seas and Covid 19.

22.First the bush fires, then the pandemic
FIRST THE BUSHFIRES, THEN THE PANDEMIC
Evelyn Gray

Statement: Bushfire, smoke, falling trees.

21. Summer Breeze #4
SUMMER BREEZE #4
Sue Dennis

Statement: The summer breeze of 2020 was hot with the flames of many bushfires throughout Australia. Bushfires have been part of life on our continent with the indigenous people using fire as a land management tool.

7. Black Summer
BLACK SUMMER
Jessica Wheelahan

Statement: The words 'Watch and Act' reverberated through emergency broadcasts last summer and became synonymous with living through the effects of climate change.

20. We’re all in this together
WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER
Bernice Krige

Statement: We humans live in a rainbow of wonder, from the highest rain-filled clouds & snow-capped mountains to the deepest oceans, the mighty forest canopies & fern covered floors, farmlands & insect pollinated floral magic. From the mighty elephant to the humble snail, a magnificence of animal life has adapted to all climates. We are all in this together!

18. Save the oceans- reuse plastic
SAVE THE OCEANS - REUSE PLASTIC
Roslyn Moules

Statement: This is a completely plastic quilt made from shopping bags. It was surprisingly easy to sew. Reusing plastic should be foremost in our minds to avoid excessive dumping of plastic.

17 The choice This or This?
THE CHOICE THIS OR THIS?
Lynn Hewitt

Statement: I live in the suburbs of Sydney, and every day, the great Australian dream of owning a house and garden is being replaced by concrete boxes dominating the environment.

6. Warp and Weft
WARP AND WEFT
Wendy Nutt

Statement: Literally our environment, or at least part of it. Loose threads, frayed edges, dye runs and whoopy grains are all challenges we face daily in our chosen art medium, and all represented in this woven cloth.

13. In The Beginning
IN THE BEGINNING
Tonia Barton

Statement: In the beginning it was the force of nature that determined our environment.

16. New Beginnings
NEW BEGINNINGS
Glenys Wallbridge

Statement: After the fires last year we travelled through the forest and saw tree ferns just beginning to start their regrowth. This stunning green made me feel there was hope that all the forest could regenerate. This was a new start.

14. Southern Rights rule!
SOUTHERN RIGHTS RULE!
Dorothy Masterton

Statement: Southern Right Whales migrate each year along the Australian coast and can be seen by onlookers performing their highly acrobatic displays close to shore. I am very fortunate to witness this migration each year, and to call this my environment.

12. Suburbia among the gumtrees
SUBURBIA AMONG THE GUMTREES
Beryl Colley

Statement: Our environmental habitat is unique - always changing in form through man and nature. Rarely do we stop to pay attention to our daily environment with its richness of patterns/designs, colours and shapes and forms. A veritable daily quilt all around us. Stop and look about at the Suburban Environment among the Gumtrees.

11. After the Rain
AFTER THE RAIN #2
Jill Rumble

Statement: Abstract interpretation of after the rain - leaves on the ground, washed earth, rain drops glistening on leaves and puddles of water

9. My View
MY VIEW
Jennifer Kirkby

Statement: There was a lot of looking out and in this year. Gazing at my Mum in her aged care home through the window and looking out my window. What a year...... I looked at the news constantly, watching terrible bushfires, trying to understand overseas elections. My saviour was the ocean. Swimming and floating in the sea.

19. Save the Bees
SAVE THE BEES
Stephanie Knudsen

Statement: Bees have such an important part to play in our environment but unfortunately our bees are suffering decline in numbers worldwide With artist Tia Carrigan’s permission I have recycled a take away coffee cup wrapper and using embroidery expanded on her theme Busy Bees I have also used recycled and painted paper towels

8. Net Zero Emmisions
NET ZERO EMISSIONS
Catherine Babidge

Statement: In making this quit I used only what I had at hand...the philosophy behind the race to net zero includes reusing, recycling and limiting waste...

5. Autumn Leaves
AUTUMN LEAVES
Andrea Beattie

Statement: Walking around our local environment became part of our daily routine when I started working from home. The piles of leaves of all different colours marked the change of season and reminded us how precious our local parks and trees are.

4. Pause
PAUSE
Catherine Porter

Statement: "We are pressing pause" is the catchcry for COVID-19. The background represents our regular busy lives. The centre features a pause button of hibernation, lockdown and closed borders which limits our movement - a new normal. Yet I also view this quilt as a positive reminder to pause long enough to stop and smell the roses.

 
 
 

Member Benefits

QuiltNSW offers Events and Activities and a wide range of Member Services including:



Friday Showcase

1st Friday of most months


Meetings

At Burwood RSL and away


Pop Up Sewing

community & fellowship


Library

Borrow from our extensive library.


Workshops

Be inspired and learn new skills.


Quilt Appraisal

by an expert team.

Exhibitions

QuiltNSW offers members many opportunities to share their quilts including the following exhibitions:


QuiltNSW Office – Closed until further notice

The QuiltNSW office in Pitt Street Sydney, normally staffed Monday – Friday, is closed until further notice. If you need to contact the office, you can email office@quiltnsw.com or you can call on 02 92833733 ‬ and leave a message.  Emails and telephone messages will be checked regularly and responded to.

The library will not be able to be used during this time.  If you have books on loan, please hold onto them until the office re-opens or someone contacts you to return them.

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