The Quilt Study Group of NSW has planned the following events for 2013. The events will be held at The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney (except for June). Time: 2pm – 4.30pm. Admission fees to events are: Guild members $5, non-Guild members $10. There is free entry to the Powerhouse Museum and afternoon tea is provided.
Saturday 9th March 2013 –Lyn Dennis –Talk about her 2012 UK Quilt Research Trip
Lyn Dennis will give an illustrated talk for the Quilt Study Group of NSW about her quilt study trip in May 2012 to the United Kingdom. While in England, Lyn was able to study some of the quilts in the collections at both the Norwich Guild Hall, Norwich and Gawthorpe Hall, Lancashire. We will see and hear about 10-12 quilts in these collections in detail.
Bring along quilts you have made based on English heritage quilts or any old English quilts you own for show and tell.
Saturday 4th May 2013 – Jennifer Palmer – Talk and Workshop on Documenting and Researching your Quilts and other Treasures
Jennifer Palmer will talk about how to document and research your precious textiles. These could be quilts you have made that you want preserved for future generations or those made by other people that you have collected. The sample document and guidelines can be used to document other objects you own.
Jennifer has worked as a Collection Manager with a diverse range of objects in the collections of the National Trust of Australia (NSW), the Art Gallery of NSW, The Powerhouse Museum, the Mitchell Library, the Queensland Museum and museums in the UK.
Bring along your own quilt treasures (especially those with interesting quilt labels) and start to document them in the workshop at the end of the talk.
10.30am on Wednesday 5th June 2013 and Friday 21st June 2013 – Tour of the Caroline Simpson Library and Research Collection.
Following Jennifer Palmer’s talk, we have arranged for two tours of the Historic Houses Trust’s Caroline Simpson Library and Research Collection in the Mint Building on Macquarie Street. It is open from Tuesday to Friday and contains many items of interest touching on the history of houses, garden design and interior furnishing in New South Wales. The librarian will show us paintings, prints, textiles, wallpapers and other large format collection items, and you can stay on to continue your research into your quilts by using their excellent specialist research facilities. See http://www.hht.net.au/collections/library for further details.
Numbers for each tour are strictly limited to 15 people but if there is more demand, we can request another tour date. Please contact the Quilters' Guild of NSW Office to secure your place on either of the tours.
Saturday 5th October 2013 – Karen Fail – ‘Friendship Quilts’
Friendship quilts provide a lasting memory of shared lives and are a link with quilt makers of the past. Karen Fail, author of Between Friends - Quilts to Share, will talk about the early history of friendship quilts and their role in the lives of quilt makers.
Bring along your own friendship or group/collaborative quilts to show us. These could be made from birthday blocks, to commemorate a special event in your life or made as a Round Robin.