See the QuiltNSW Calendar for a comprehensive listing of QuiltNSW activities and events.
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.
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 email@example.com
Friday showcase is an informal but informative meeting is held in the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts which is right next door to the Guild Office.
The small charge of $5 members and $10 visitors must be paid at the door. Please bring the exact amount. Book early as numbers will be limited to 60. 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.
- Sign in at SMSA auditorium from 10.45 for the start at 11am. The starting time is 11am, one hour later than previously.
- 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 – Next Event – TBA
QuiltNSW meetings are generally held 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.
Doors open at 9.30am. The day starts at 10am with an informative demonstration by a QuiltNSW member and shopping with our guest retailer. Library books are also available for loan. Show and Tell commences at followed by a short business meeting and lunch at the club. The meeting resumes at 1pm with a guest speaker and guest member group. Finally the lucky door prizes, block of the month and special notices and we are finished by 3pm. There is plenty of time for socialising and hand sewing is always welcome. Come along and be involved with QuiltNSW – Visitors are most welcome. Please let us know if you are attending a general meeting for the first time.
Country and Away Meetings
QuiltNSW travels from the city to the country for a meetings when possible. It is usually a great opportunity to meet QuiltNSW members around the state as we visit member groups along the way and we look forward to resuming post COVID-19.
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 by booking online. Numbers are limited. 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.
The next Pop Up Sewing Day will be held at Patched and Pieced Unit 6, 4 Dulmison Avenue, Wyong on
Saturday July 31, 2021 from 9.30 am to 3 pm. POSTPONED – NEW DATE TO BE ADVISED
There is plenty of onsite parking available. Morning tea and lunch will be supplied by Leesa (unless you wish to bring your own lunch). You can bring along your mug and water bottle on the day. Your biggest decision will be whether to bring hand or machine sewing on the day. Numbers are limited due to Covid restrictions and registration is required. A fantastic day which is free for Individual Quilt NSW Members to attend and you may even win a lucky door prize for that “retail therapy” thingy that we usually do so well at on the day. See you there.
This day is Free for Quilt NSW members and Registration is essential, with numbers limited due to Covid Restrictions, so book early for a day of fun, meeting other members, sharing projects, stories and maybe some “retail therapy”. See you soon. (Jenny – Pop Up Sewing Day Coordinator)
For the most part, we hold our Pop Up Sewing Days in patchwork stores so 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.
The Quilt Study Group 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 Group talks in 2022 are being scheduled.
The Sunday Sew-in events are a day of sewing (machine and hand) – like a mini-retreat. Bring usual sewing supplies (and machine if desired with powerboard/extension cord), project, lunch and a cup … and quilting questions or tips to shares. We’ll provide irons/ironing boards, morning tea and scrap fabric and instructions for block of the quarter.
The next Sunday Sew-in is TBA.
Please register here for the Sew-in for catering and room setup requirements.
CANCELLED DUE TO COVID
September 9/10 – 12th, 2021
After the cancellation by the venue of last year’s retreat, we are finally able to look forward to the 20201 retreat a brand new venue! St Joseph’s Conference and Retreat Centre is located in an expansive and tranquil setting on Kincumber Broadwater at Kincumber South, and easy 1 1/2 hr drive north of Sydney. This venue has been recommended by a number of QuiltNSW members who have previously attending quilting retreats there.
There are two options for the retreat:
- 2 nights/3 days (Friday to Sunday)
- 3 nights/4 days (Thursday to Sunday)
- $350 for 2 nights Friday to Sunday [2 nights accommodation (Friday/Saturday) and all meals, including morning and afternoon tea, from dinner on Friday to lunch on Sunday.
- $510 for 3 nights – 3 nights accommodation (Thursday/Friday/Saturday) and all meals including morning and afternoon tea, from dinner on Thursday to lunch on Sunday.
- PLEASE NOTE THE PRICE IS THE SAME FOR SINGLE AND TWIN SHARE.
Booking form opens 10AM Tuesday 1 June here
$50 required to secure place and full payment due by Monday 2 August 2021. Please note retreat is open only to QuiltNSW financial members at time of booking.