Membership Categories

QuiltNSW offers the following membership categories. Details of membership entitlements are set out below:

All membership fees are due 1 July each year and cover the financial year 1 July to 30 June. A joining fee of $15 will apply to all new memberships and lapsed memberships which are not paid by 30 September.

Membership is paid for 12 months. The member nominates the membership level required when completing the membership form . This membership status is for 12 months. When renewing membership, the status can then be changed if required.

Membership Forms

INDIVIDUAL

Annual membership fee of $60 (incl GST) Membership entitles you to the following:

  • Exhibitions – Exhibit up to two quilts at the annual exhibition  Sydney Quilt Show– the biggest and most prestigious exhibition in Australia. Fee applies and subject to conditions (see below).
  • Receive The Template, a quarterly newsletter with all the latest information about the QuiltNSW activities.
  • Use of the QuiltNSW library – books can be borrowed from the office or be posted to you – return postage is paid by the member.
  • Visit the office on the first Friday of most months for Friday Showcase. Selected members display quilts and talk about their quilting journey, an informal show and tell. Several quilts from each Friday Showcase are hung in the office for all visitors to enjoy. A small entry fee applies.
  • Attend the General Meetings, held at the Burwood RSL Club. 
  • Attend an Away Meeting, visiting country groups and quilt shops for a weekend. A fee applies for this weekend.
  • Appraisal – have your treasured quilts appraised for their replacement value. Our experienced team of appraisers will examine your quilt and issue a certificate, bookings are essential. A fee applies with a discount to QuiltNSW members.
  • Attend workshops with local, interstate and international tutors. Fees apply.
  • Meet other QuiltNSW members at the annual weekend retreat – a relaxing weekend of sewing, laughter and good company. Fee applies.
  • If you are interested in teaching or if you are already teaching patchwork and quilting you can participate in the Teacher Accreditation Programme. The learning modules are easily achievable and designed for beginners to advancedspecialist techniques
  • Participate in the annual Quilt Challenge, a themed challenge of small quilts. The winners and prizes are awarded at the AGM and the quilts then become a touring exhibition for 2 years travelling to guilds, groups and galleries around Australia.
  • Discount VIP entry tickets to the Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair.
  • Attend Quilt Study Group meetings, with guest speakers. Small fee applies.
  • Apply for a QuiltNSW Scholarship.

FAMILY

Annual membership fee of $85 (incl GST)

  • Family membership is available to family members residing at the same address.
  • Those covered by Family membership must be listed on the membership form.
  • The same entitlements are accorded to Family members as to Individual members. A family  (for the purposes of this membership is defined as) is two adults and any children under 18 years.
  • One copy of The Template is provided.
  • Exhibitions – Exhibit up to two quilts at the annual exhibition  Sydney Quilt Show– the biggest and most prestigious exhibition in Australia. Fee applies and subject to conditions (see below).

JUNIOR

Annual membership fee of $25(incl GST)

  • Junior membership is available to those under 18. Date of birth to be indicated on membership form.
  • The same entitlements are accorded to Junior members as to Individual members.
  • Exhibitions – Exhibit up to two quilts at the annual exhibition  Sydney Quilt Show– the biggest and most prestigious exhibition in Australia. No fee for juniors and subject to conditions (see below).

FULL TIME UNIVERSITY STUDENT

Annual membership fee of $25 (incl GST)

  • Full Time University Student Membership is available to those undertaking full time study. Date of birth to be indicated on membership form.
  • The same entitlements are accorded to Full Time University Student Members as to Individual members.
  • Exhibitions – Exhibit up to two quilts at the annual exhibition  Sydney Quilt Show– the biggest and most prestigious exhibition in Australia. No fee applies and subject to conditions (see below).

GROUP

Annual membership fee of $100 (incl GST)

  • The group must nominate a contact person.
  • Group membership allows groups to exhibit group quilts – a raffle quilt/s or group friendship quilts. The quilts are then entered into the group category. Two group quilts made by the members of the group can be entered in the Quilt show (subject to conditions – see below). A group is classed as 3 people making the quilt. Entry fee applies.
  • Two copies of The Template newsletter will be posted quarterly.
  • Two group members may attend QuiltNSW workshops at member rates
  • The group may apply for the Country Tutor workshop rebate subject to the terms of that program
  • Discount VIP entry tickets to the Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair
  • Use of QuiltNSW library via one nominated contact person from the group
  • Group quilts can be valued at a QuiltNSW member rates, other quilts at non-QuiltNSW member rate.
  • QuiltNSW member groups may advertise their upcoming events free of charge in The Template under the ‘Community Groups Calendar’ within a 5 cm print limit; advertisements may be edited to fit this limit. This policy does not prevent articles about group activities being submitted to the Editor for inclusion where space is not limited; but inclusion will be at the Editor’s discretion.
  • Attendance at QuiltNSW meetings as visitor.
  • Attendance at Quilt Study Group meetings at non member rate of $15.
  • 20% discount on frame hire.

Group Insurance: In addition, the committee has successfully negotiated a new business insurance policy which will provide public liability insurance for financial member groups. The policy will give member groups public liability insurance for all group meetings, workshops and exhibitions. The policy also has a provision for insurance of quilts at exhibitions. It is not compulsory for member groups to participate in this insurance but many groups will find this to be an inexpensive alternative to existing insurance options.

To participate in this policy, a group is required to pay a capitation fee of $5.00 for each NON QuiltNSW member of the group. Group members who are financial individual members of QuiltNSW will not pay the capitation fee. For further details please email QuiltNSW Insurance.

JUNIOR GROUP MEMBERSHIP

Annual membership fee of $50 (incl GST)

  • Junior quiltmakers (up to 18 years of age) from the same school or geographical area can form a group. The group must nominate a contact person.
  • Each junior group member is entitled to enter one quilt in the Sydney Quilt show free of charge (subject to conditions – see below).
  • A quarterly newsletter, The Template, will be sent to the group.
  • Members have access to the QuiltNSW library on the same terms as other members; and
  • Two junior members from the group may attend QuiltNSW workshops at the QuiltNSW members’ price.

OVERSEAS MEMBERSHIP

Annual membership fee of $60 (incl GST)

  • Exhibitions – Exhibit up to two quilts at the annual exhibition  Sydney Quilt Show– the biggest and most prestigious exhibition in Australia. Fee applies and subject to conditions (see below).
  • Receive The Template, a quarterly newsletter with all the latest information about the QuiltNSW activities (additional postage is payable).
  • When visiting Sydney, overseas members can take advantage of all member benefits.

Note for all membership categories: exhibiting up to two quilts at the annual Sydney Quilt Show is subject to the terms and conditions of the Sydney Quilt Show; the details of which are available at the time of entry for a particular year. There is no guarantee that these terms will remain the same from year to year.