Monday, January 22, 2018

Exciting Times for Quilters in the Blue Mountians!

It's been a while since we have posted but we have had so much happening in the background and there is so much to tell you all!

Our Quilt Show goes Biennial-

Springwood Community Quilt Show has been an annual event for many years now and the committee has decided that in 2018 it would go from an annual to a biennial show. This will enable the quilt show team to stay motivated and keep up their good work in presenting a growing and well known show.  This also means that we have more time to work on our quilts for 2019. We haven't left our last weekend in April spare however- instead of our show we will be hosting an exciting new event in 2018. Read on to find out more!

A New Guild for the Blue Mountains-

Coming off the back of the quilt show in 2017 was the idea to create a guild that is for quilters in the Blue Mountians region. Many people have expressed an interest wanting to get involved with quilting groups in our region and in October 2017 a group from the Springwood Community Quilt Show Committee began the process of incorporating Blue Mountains Quilters. Springwood Community Quilt Show will now come under the umbrella of the new guild and will continue to be the main fundraising event for Blue Mountains Quilters Inc. Blue Mountains Quilters Inc will meet monthly at Lawson's Mid Mountains Community Centre on the first Saturday of the month. All are welcome to join and attend. We are happy to be able to be a part of our new guild which has been received very well so far, it's been great to be able to bring people together in the pursuit of what we all love- quilting.

An Exciting Event for 2018- A mini Retreat! 

On the last Saturday in April we will be hosting a mini retreat! All are welcome to attend. We have a number of different workshops planned and opportunities for retail therapy. All meals are included on the day and we encourage you to book in early to make sure you have a place. It promises to be a fun and inspirational day. We would love to have your company! Contact Robyne bluemountainsquilters@gmail.com

How you can get involved in Blue Mountains Quilters Inc-

Blue Mountains Quilters is now contactable on a number of social media platforms and we are working on our new website. We will continue to use this Blog for all things Springwood Quilt Show, including progress on the 2019 raffle quilt. Stay tuned for more quilt show news. In the meantime if you would like to know more about Blue Mountains Quilters Inc you can find us on Instagram- @bluemountainsquilters, on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/groups/112505442829005/ and via Email- bluemountainsquilters@gmail.com 

Thanks for taking the time to read our blog and for your continued support. We really do have an amazing quilting community in the Blue Mountains and we look forward to seeing where these new developments take us in 2018! 

-Springwood Community Quilt Show Committee and Blue Mountains Quilters Inc.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

2017 Quilt Show Round Up

2017 Show Round Up

What a great show we have had in 2017! Thank you to so many of you who came along to the show, our extremely helpful volunteers and our dedicated committee members who have been able to create a unique and special stand out show.

This year we had a range of quilts modern, traditional, pictorial, large and small and each day the viewers choice prize was awarded. Our winners were-

Friday- Kyeen McPherson
Saturday- Ann Langley
Sunday- Rachel Daisy


We had the lovely Anne Sommerlad as our feature quilter this year. Anne had all her beautiful quilts on display exhibiting her expertise and diverse range of work. Thank you Anne for being a part of our show. We look forward to seeing many more quilts in the future.

Our raffle quilt "Cherry Time" was designed by Anne Sommerlad and made by the Springwood Community Quilt Show committee members. It had a value of around $2000 and was first prize in our raffle. Thank you to all our sponsors who donated prizes to the raffle and viewers choice.

Our Raffle winners are-

1st Prize- Julie Edwards. Congratulations to Julie who won the beautiful Cherry Time quilt.
2nd Prize- Molly Slaytor
3rd Prize- Jenny Jones

Our Lucky Door Prize winner is- Dawn Harrison

Congratulations to all the winners!

Many Thank Yous!


Thank you to all our volunteers, the organising committee, fantastic stall holders, volunteers from QuiltNSW and all those who helped to make our show a success! With all of your help we have been able to raise around $10,000 for the RFS and the Springwood High School textile department! Without the many hands of friends we are not able to run an event that is so treasured by the quilting community of the Blue Mountains region. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again next year!



Sunday, April 30, 2017

Last day of the Springwood Quilt Show

It's hard to believe 2 days have already flown by and it's Sunday already! 
The Springwood Quilt Show is on again today from 10-4pm so you still have a chance to see all the beautiful quilts on display. 

Although the show is non-juried, we do award a Viewers Choice each day of the show.  It's great for visitors to be able to choose and favourite and write a message on the voting slip for the quilter. 

Friday's Viewers Choice award went to Kyeen Mc Pherson for her wonderful Fantasy quilt.

Kyeen is a renowned long arm quilter and this quilt certainly shows off her amazing talent.

 The quilt pattern is Pure Imagination by Sew Quirky. It's so fun and whimsical with floating elephants...

 ...and a rabbit flying a plane.

 Saturday's Viewers Choice award went to Ann Langley's beautiful Farmers Wife quilt.

Great choices of fabrics and colours and perfect piecing make this quilt a delight to look at.

I wonder which will be the viewers choice for today?  Come along and pick your favourite. The show opens at 10am until 4pm. Springwood High School, Faulconbridge. It's easy to follow the signs along the highway. 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Quick pics of the show

It's been a busy few days at the Springwood Quilt Show. 

Thursday was the set up day and everything ran smoothly and the plain school hall was soon transformed into a colourful and vibrant quilt show. 

My favourite photo of the day was this one with Marilyn peeking over the top of the quilts.

One of the best things about setting up a quilt show is getting to see the backs before they're hidden by other quilts. 

This is the back of an amazing Frida Kahlo quilt.

A mix of colourful blooms.

And then theres the details you notice as the quilts are unfolded.

Friday morning arrived and there were lines of early birds ready to see the show.

We had a busload of lovely ladies from the Illawarra Quilters.

Up on the stage we have Isobel Lancashire demonstrating hand quilting. She's at a table with Maureen Teager who is there representing Quilt NSW.

Just to make you laugh heres one of the signs to remind people not to touch the quilts. 

Come along to the show. It's on all weekend from 10-4pm at the Springwood High School, Faulconbridge.

Friday, April 28, 2017

It's Show Time!!!

The big day has finally arrived - The Springwood Community Quilt Show opens today!!!

Imagine a hall full of amazing quilts. Lots of shops selling tempting wares and a cafe with yummy treats. It's all that and more.

The show is  on for the next 3 days. Fri 28th -30th April. at the Springwood High School in Faulconbridge. It's easy to find. Just follow the signs on the highway. 

So come and visit the show, we'd love to see you.