Monday, March 4, 2019

Quilt Study Group talk by Dr Annette Gero on Saturday 9 March 2019


The first QSG of NSW talk for 2019 is titled “War and Pieced.-. Extraordinary Geometric Masterpieces and Appliquéd Quilts made from Military Fabrics” and will be given by Dr. Annette Gero. She will talk about her spectacular and now famous collection of complex geometric masterpieces and appliquéd quilts made from military fabrics. The talk will take place at 2pm on the 9th of March at The Glover Cottages, 124 Kent Street in Millers Point. 



Annette’s blockbuster exhibition of quilts, "War and Pieced", has just returned from Broadway in New York where 55,000 people attended the display at the American Folk Art Museum. All were made by men however nobody knows why these quilts were made and how men managed to sew them in such magnificent style. Many have up to 25,000 pieces in a quilt. Some quilters have even started sewing their own replicas of them!!!


The exhibition, “War and Pieced.-. Extraordinary Geometric Masterpieces and Appliquéd
 Quilts made from Military Fabrics” is going to be on display at The Cowra Regional Art Gallery from the 16th February to 28th April 2019.  This is a wonderful chance to hear about the mystery of the makers, the fabrics and designs as well as the sewing techniques used in making these quilts before going to see the exhibition. Even if you can't get there Annette will give a detailed talk about the collection and the design of these magnificent quilts, and show us some of her quilts.  If you have anything similar at home please bring it along.

Please encourage everyone you know who is interested in quilting to come along to the Quilt Study Group of NSW talks. The Glover Cottages is a beautiful light-filled venue for the talks and it is an easy walk through The Rocks area from either Wynyard or Circular Quay train stations. Quilt NSW guild members pay $5, non-guild members pay $10. Afternoon tea is provided and the talks start at 2pm. Check the Quilt NSW website or the latest Template Newsletters for more details.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

QSG of NSW 2019 Talks


The schedule of talks for the Quilt Study Group in 2019 is now set. They will take place at 2pm at The Glover Cottages, 124 Kent Street in Millers Point.


The first talk will be given by Dr Annette Gero on Saturday the 9th of March. It is titled “War and Pieced - Extraordinary Geometric Masterpieces and Appliquéd Quilts made from Military Fabrics” and coincides with the display of her military quilt collection at The Cowra Regional Art Gallery. 



On Saturday the 13th of July Anita Brown will talk to us about her background, show us her quilts, and in the process tell us how she started creating Modern quilts. She will also cover her interest in ‘the Modern movement’ and tell us about the Modern Quilt Guild in Sydney.

Anita Brown: Orange Slices


The last talk for the year will be on the 7th of September. Chris Timmins, the Template Newsletter editor, has agreed to talk to us about her experience as a country quilter and quilt teacher. She will explain how she encouraged a new generation of quilters, including her school students, to enter their quilts into the Sydney Quilt Show and in the process give us tips on how start young people on their own sewing and quilting journey.
 STITCHED UP: Quilter Chris Timmins at home with a few of her material masterpieces.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

QSG of NSW talk on Waggas on Saturday 12th May 2018

The Quilt Study Group of NSW talk on Waggas will take place on the 12th of May at The Glover Cottages, 124 Kent Street in Millers Point. Grace Widders will talk about the background of that most Australian of bed coverings, the Wagga. Then along with two of her fellow Hunters Hill Quilters, Doreen and Gil, she will talk about the history of the fundraising project the group has run for many years that focuses on selling completed Waggas and kits from the back room at their quilt show.

Grace Widders
The Wagga makers from Hunters Hill

There will of course be plenty of their waggas to see and some owners of both new and old Waggas will being theirs along too to show us. If you have made or own any waggas, please bring them along too.



Please encourage everyone you know who is interested in quilting to come along to the Quilt Study Group of NSW talks. The Glover Cottages is a beautiful light-filled venue for the talks and it is an easy walk through The Rocks area from either Wynyard or Circular Quay train stations. Quilt NSW guild members pay $5, non-guild members pay $10. Afternoon tea is provided and the talks start at 2pm. Check the Quilt NSW website or the latest Template Newsletters for more details.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Saturday 10th February QSG of NSW talk by Deborah Louie



The first 2018 Quilt Study Group of NSW meeting will take place on the 10th of February at The Glover Cottages, 124 Kent Street in Millers Point. Deborah Louie will talk about the new directions her quilting career has taken. Many of us have taken her classes in beginner and free-motion quilting in the past and know about her sponsorship by Bernina sewing machines, but now Deborah is using a new teaching technique fit for today’s busy world.


After an overview of her method of teaching machine quilting, Deborah will talk about the new quilt patterns she teaches and why she decided to change things all around and move into the cyber teaching world. We will hear about the logistics of running online classes - how and what she does.
Deborah will of course have plenty of quilts and images to illustrate her talk.


Please come along to the Quilt Study Group of NSW talks. Everyone is welcome to attend (Quilt NSW Guild members pay $5, nonmembers $10). The Glover Cottages is a beautiful light-filled venue for the talks and it is an easy walk through The Rocks area from either Wynyard or Circular Quay train stations. Afternoon tea is provided and the talks start at 2pm. Check the Quilt NSW website and blog, or the latest Template Newsletters for more details.