QuiltNSW provides a range of services including:
Country Tutor Workshop Program
The Country Tutor Workshop Program was established for the benefit of country and regional members of QuiltNSW. The program aims to provide access to instruction and ideas to enhance and develop the quilting skills of those members who cannot easily attend the city workshops and showcases.
At the time of application the applicant, ie the group, must have been a QuiltNSW member for at least two full years. It is preferable that any workshop participants outside the group are also members but this is not mandatory. After receiving funding for a workshop the group may not apply again for two years.
Tutor fees are the responsibility of the quilting group. The CTP funding is to assist with travel, meals and accommodation. Motel or B&B style accommodation is eligible however this funding will not cover billeting costs.
Follow the link to the accredited teachers list. However, it is not essential to choose an accredited teacher.
Applications close on 31 August each year. Contact the Vice President for more information.
Download Country Tutor Application Form.
QuiltNSW owns the frame equipment used at their annual Sydney Quilt Show. This equipment is available for hire by both individuals and groups. You do not need to be a member of QuiltNSW to hire the frames.
As planning a Quilt Show takes a lot of coordination it is advisable to book the equipment early, anything up to 12 months in advance, not to be disappointed.
To make a booking please contact the Frame Hire Coordinator by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or telephoning the office. Along with the booking a $100 deposit is required to secure your dates.
The Frame Hire Coordinator will check the date availability and send to you a number of forms including a Confirmation Form, a Hire Policy, Instructions for Use and Assembly of the Frames and a list of equipment for hire (including prices). When hiring the equipment you need to arrange your own helpers to pick it up from its storage site in Rydalmere.
Groups that are QuiltNSW members receive a 20% discount.
An extensive library of books, magazines, videos and slides is available to members for borrowing at the QuiltNSW office. An Australia-wide mail service operates. See the Library page for borrowing procedures and the current library catalogue.
Members are invited to attend meetings to discuss QuiltNSW business and to socialise. A guest speaker is invited to most of the meetings and have included local, interstate and international speakers. Meetings are held in person and via Zoom. See the QuiltNSW Meeting Program.
A quilt appraisal service is available with a discount to members.
The teacher accreditation program is organised to recognise the proven skills of present and future teachers in basic patchwork and quilting and specialist techniques. See the Teacher Accreditation Page for further information and a current list of QuiltNSW accredited teachers.
The Template Quarterly Newsletter
Each quarter, members receive a copy of The Template, QuiltNSW’s own colour newsletter packed with valuable information including reports from subcommittees, QuiltNSW workshop program, book reviews, the Block of the Quarter and a calendar of events. See The Template page for information about advertising and submitting news items.
QuiltNSW, through its committee, has $5000 annually to award to grant recipients (maximum of $3000 per application) to advance the objects of QuiltNSW. Members are only limited by their imagination as to the project for which to make an application.
Members (whether an individual or group) would need to define their proposed project, detail relevant expertise and describe intended timelines. Applications should not exceed 5 pages and should be sent as a hard copy to the Vice President. Applications close on 31 August in each year for awarding of grants at the Annual General Meeting each year.
Download Grant Guidelines. Questions can be directed to the Vice President.
QuiltNSW organises regular in-person and Zoom workshops with a focus on experienced and interesting tutors. See the Workshop Program (or the newsletter) for more details.