Tuesday, June 19, 2012

More Sydney Quilt Show quilts

If you did not get to the Sydney Quilt Show last week and would like to see even more quilts than the award winners, bloggers are busy adding their photos. Here are some early posters, with some favourite entries, and interesting close-up views:

Blue Mountains Daisy
Quilts in the Barn
Deborah Louie
Linda Steele
Snippets and Scraps
Sue Dennis

Monday, June 18, 2012

Sydney Quilt Show: Viewers' Choice Awards

The first and second prize winners of the Viewers' Choice awards at the Sydney Quilt Show can now be viewed on the Quilters Guild of NSW  2012 awards webpage. Scroll down to the bottom of the page.

(And make sure you check out all the wonderful prizewinners in various categories that are linked under the tabs at the top of the page - they're easy to miss on that elegant tab bar!)

Two local quilt shops closing

  • For those who have not already heard, the latest Country Pickins at the Corner newsletter announces that the Dural shop is closing  at the end of July, following the owner's relocation to Taree (where the business has been re-established).  A clearance sale of stock at Dural is currently taking place:
(all remaining stock will be relocated to Taree)
Q North Business Park, 9/829 Old Northern Rd, Dural   
 ph. 9651 7201
  • This week is also the last week of trading for Killara Village Quilts, where most fabric is now $10 per metre. The shop is closing on 23rd June.

Shop 5, 50 Koola Avenue, East Killara
ph. 9499 5422 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

2012 Sydney Quilt Show opens today: award winners

The 2012 Sydney Quilt Show opened at Darling Harbour this morning.  The opening ceremony included presentation of the awards.
The winners of the Best of Show and all award winners can now be viewed online on the Quilters Guild of NSW website.

The Sydney Quilt Show runs from 13th - 17th June 2012

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Quilt radio

Are you looking for another way to learn about quilting, or to keep up with your favourite quilters? 

If you're reading here, you probably have a list of favourite blogs you visit from time to time, you might belong to an online quilting group or guild, a local or state guild, attend exhibitions, read/buy magazines (some of which come with CDs or DVDs attached), have your own collection of books, or have access to a quilting library or books and magazine through your local library, you might tune into TV shows via pay TV or online TV, quilting apps are beginning to appear ... and have you discovered quilting radio?

Pat Sloan's radio show for American Patchwork and Quilting is broadcast weekly, with each program then being made available as a free podcast, so that those of us who cannot tune in to the live broadcast can catch up.

The 4th June show features interviews with a curator from the International Quilt Study Centre, with a fabric designer, and with Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen, authors of Quilting Modern (see our previous post on new books).

Click on the button below for the radio show's home page, and links to archived podcasts:

Patchwork & Quilting Radio - Hosted by Pat Sloan.

Of course, there other quilters who podcast (and vidcast!) - just enter 'quilt podcast' into your favourite search engine to find more ...

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A small selection of new books

There must be thousands of books in and out of print about various aspects of quilting, but still creative quilters and writers produce new titles regularly.  Fairholme Quilters has a very nice and quite extensive library available for members to borrow. Here are a few  of the most recent releases, including two from local quilters:
Kathy Doughty, published by Quiltmania
Available from Material Obsession

Brigitte Giblin, published by Quiltmania

Gwen Marston, published by AQS

Jacquie Gering and Katie Perdersen (recent blog posts link to reviews), published by Interweave

Elizabeth Hartmann (several recent blog posts highlight the quilts in the book), published by C and T

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Quiltsmith's June sale: 25% off all fabric

Quiltsmith at Annandale is having a fabric sale to coincide with the Sydney Quilt Show, from today (2nd June) until Saturday 23rd June, with 25% off all fabric. And the shop will be open on Sunday 17th June.

See the Quiltsmith blog post from yesterday for full details.