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QuiltNSW Events & Activities


See the QuiltNSW Calendar for a comprehensive listing of QuiltNSW activities and events.

Community Quilts

Since 1983 Community Quilts has been making and donating quilts on behalf of QuiltNSW. It is a voluntary project where members meet to sew quilts for the community and to date over 3,300 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, several refuges such as Street Kids and Baptist Church Inner City Refuge 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 QuiltNSW office.

External Events

QuiltNSW has information booths at various events throughout the year. We are open to having a presence at events, including our Quilt Hoop Display installation – if you are interested in having us at your event, please contact Margy Syrett through the QuiltNSW office by emailing office@quiltnsw.com

Friday Showcase

Friday showcase is an informal but informative meeting held quarterly IN THE QUILTNSW OFFICE, LEVEL 5, 276 PITT STREET, SYDNEY 

The small charge of $5 members and $10 visitors must be paid at the door.  Please bring the exact amount.  COVID safe conditions for attending Friday Showcase. The guild office will open at 10 am for members and visitors wishing to drop their bags, library books, community quilts to the office.

  • Bring a mask to wear when mingling to look at the quilts at the end of the presentation
  • It is not expected that there will be any refreshments offered in the office before or after the Showcase.
    (There is a very nice café at street level below the office)
  • The office will be closed while the showcase is underway and will then reopen at the conclusion of the showcase for the changeover of the quilts hanging.
  • Some of the above conditions may change at short notice.
  • See the Calendar for the proposed Speakers

General Meeting

We are pleased to announce that QuiltNSW is returning to:

Club Burwood RSL, 96 Shaftesbury Road Burwood, for our General Meetings.

Kathy Lester

Meeting Coordinator

If you have any suggestions for guest speakers or demonstrators, email Meeting Coordinator Kathy Lester.

QuiltNSW travels from the city to the country for a meetings when possible. It is a great opportunity to meet QuiltNSW members around the state as we visit member groups along the way.  


It’s time for a road trip! Yes, QuiltNSW will host a General Meeting in Goulburn to be held at the Goulburn Workers Club, 1 McKell Place, Goulburn.  Doors will open at 9.45 am and the meeting will commence at 10.30 am.

You will hear reports from the President and Committee.  As well, we’ll hear from our guest speaker Julie who will talk about Superior Threads. There will be plenty of time for retail therapy.  Our shop will be the Braidwood Quilt Store. 

Morning and afternoon tea will be provided.  You can bring your own lunch or purchase it from the bistro.

After our meeting we’ll be joined by members of Canberra Quilters for a sit and sew afternoon.  Don’t forget to bring your sewing and of course, some show and tell.

Goulburn is a relatively easy drive down the freeway from Sydney.  Why don’t you get a group together to come along. We suggest you use the members’ facebook group to offer a space in your car or look for a ride.

If you don’t want to drive, the train from Central Station will get you to Goulburn in time for the meeting and return to Sydney at the end of the afternoon.  There are other points along the way you can connect with this service including Campbelltown and Southern Highlands stations. It’s then just a short walk from the Goulburn station to the Workers Club. 

Plan to come for a day, overnight or a weekend.  It’s sure to be fun.

To help us plan catering, let us know that you are coming by registering below.

Yes I’m Going to Goulburn

Pop Up Sewing Days

An opportunity for members to stitch together while working on their own project. These ‘days’ are often held in fabric stores all over Sydney and now, extending to our regional areas, on different days of the week to fit into the schedule. The days usually start around 10am. Numbers are limited so it is essential that you reserve your place. Morning Tea and a lucky door prize are usually included.

Not only are these days a lovely way to spend your time but they are a FREE event for individual financial members only.

For the most part, we hold our Pop Up Sewing Days in patchwork stores.  If you are a store owner and would like to host a pop up sewing day in your store, please email us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Jenny Chapman, Pop Up Sewing Day Coordinator

Pop Up Sewing Day

Venue: Lyn’s Fine Needlework Unit 2, 9 Seven Hills Road, Baulkham Hills

Date: Saturday 27 April 2024

Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm

Jeanette has kindly offered to provide morning tea for members and has advised there is plenty of parking available nearby. Lunch options are either the Hotel next door or a Cafe across the road, or you may wish to bring your own. It will be hand sewing only on the day and Quilt NSW members are free to attend. Members will have the chance on the day to be the lucky winner of one of 2 gift vouchers, courtesy of Quilt NSW, to help with purchases on the day. Looking forward to another fantastic get together with members and viewing their projects, maybe to gain some inspiration for a new project. See you there.

Looking forward to another fantastic day with members, at another great Quilt Shop.

Bookings are now open


QuiltNSW Retreat

Dates: Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th October 2023 

Location: St Joseph’s Conference and Retreat Centre in Kincumber South. An easy 1½ drive from Sydney situated in a beautiful garden setting on the shores of Kincumber Broadwater.  


  • All accommodation is accessible (on the ground floor or by lift) with each room having its own ensuite. Rooms are single or twin. 
  • The sewing room has good natural and artificial light. There is no set time for use of the room so early birds and night owls are all catered for! 
  • Home cooked meals are prepared onsite. Special medical dietary requirements are catered for. 
  • You may work on any project/s of your choosing, hand or machine. 
  • Non-sewing activities available include swimming (for those brave enough) in the outdoor pool, walking/jogging/bird watching in the extensive grounds and retail therapy at the local shops. By far the most popular shop last year was The Sewing Basket in Kincumber. 
  • The retreat is only open to individual QuiltNSW financial members (at the time of booking and the time of the retreat. 
  • Maximum number of participants is 30.

Attendance Options: 

  • 2 nights/3 days (Friday to Sunday) 

  • 3 nights/4 days (Thursday to Sunday) 


  • 2 nights is $435 per person . Includes accommodation (Friday and Saturday) and all meals, including morning and afternoon tea, from dinner on Friday to lunch on Sunday. 

  • 3 nights is $625 per person – Includes accommodation (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) and all meals, including morning and afternoon tea, from dinner on Thursday to lunch on Sunday. 


  • Open 1st July 2023 on a first come, first served basis.
  • A minimum deposit of $50 is required to secure a place.
  • Full payment is due by Monday, 4th September 2023. 

Enquiries or assistance with booking should be directed to the retreat coordinator at almhbutcher@hotmail.com or the QuiltNSW office on 9283 3737. 

To book or make your final payment CLICK HERE

Quilt Study

Quilt Study exists to promote interest and research into quilting, particularly in New South Wales and is a sub-committee of QuiltNSW. 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 dates times and venue for Quilt Study talks in 2023  are being scheduled.

Sip and Sew

Do you want to enjoy the company of fellow quilters without leaving home? Kaye Jamieson, President of QuiltNSW, is hosting ‘Sip and Sew’ on Zoom on the second  Friday of each month. Just register in advance via the e-newsletter for a Zoom link, supply your own beverage of choice and log in between 6.30 and 9.30pm with your hand sewing ready to go!  Hope to see you there!