We are excited to have Susanne Cody and Barbara Gower as our special exhibitors at this years exhibition.
What started out as a hobby has become a lifelong passion. From those first few fabrics purchased at The Strawberry Patch, Hawaii in 1977, I could not have imagined the journey that would follow – full of colour, creativity, inspiration,history and above all else friendship.
For ten years I had the privilege of working at Peppergreen, an antique shop in the town of Berrima.
With its floor to ceiling walls of quilts I was in my element. It was here that I truly learnt my craft. I worked on vintage
textiles, mixing old and new to give my work a contemporary look. I honed my skills of fussy cutting, of colour
selection and developed new techniques to make the process not only a creative expression of self but an immensely enjoyable one.
It is with this front of mind I am honoured and happy to share my work with you at The Sydney Quilt Show 2023.
Listen to Sue’s floor talks at 1pm on Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th of September.
Barbara grew up in a home where sewing and creativity was encouraged from an early age. Her first English piecing was done in 1975 and she joined the Sydney Quilters Guild in 1988 where she attended many workshops.
She has exhibited in most exhibitions since 1991 and has received many awards.Trained as a primary teacher, Barbara has taught classes and workshops at Evening Colleges, shops, groups and privately.
After completing the Commercial Needlework Course at TAFE in 1995, she became more creative and began to produce textile art works.
Barbara enjoys designing and making textile works from traditional to contemporary, using vintage kimono, particularly silks. Inspiration comes from Japanese culture and textiles and her environment. She mixes hand and machine techniques using fabric, thread, papers and paint.
Currently Barbara is a member of QuiltNSW, The Macarthur Textile Network and a Life Member of Camden Country Quilters Guild.
Listen to Barbara’s floor talks at 1:30pm on Friday 15th and at 11am on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th of September.
At this years Exhibition we also have a wonder full collection of our members’ Antique Quilts, come along to the floor talk at 12 noon on each day of the exhibition.