Saturday, May 14, 2011

With great delight we can tell everyone we raised $9300 from the Springwood Community Quilt Show. The money will be split between the local Rural Fire Service, the Springwood High School Hospitality students and the P & C.
Congratulations to all the committee and volunteers who helped make this year's show such a success.
We have already started planning next year's show and after a well-earned rest will begin work on the raffle quilt, having it ready for early January 2012.
We were lucky enough to have a write up in the latest edition of Country Threads - Stitchery Special with a lovely profile of the group/committee who are involved in the show. Check it out if you can.

The blog will be in limbo for a while until we have some new info re next year's show. So get sewing on your entries for 2012!
Thanks for all your interest and we'll see you again soon.
Regards - The Show Committee

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Isobel Lancashire draws the winning ticket for the 2011 raffle quilt.

'Mountain Magic' has been won by Hazelbrook resident Kathy Kitchner.

2nd prize of a Bernina Machine has gone to Judy Pulham of Mona Vale. Kindly donated by The Stitching Post of Katoomba.

The Lucky Door prize winner is Anne Gordon from Penrith. Anne receives an antique sewing machine drawer full of vintage sewing notions, beautifully presented by Alexandra Callow.

Congratulations ladies, we hope you enjoy your prizes.

Thankyou everyone who purchased tickets and visited the Springwood Community Quilt Show, your support has enabled funds to be dispursed to the Rural Fire Service, the High School Textile and Hospitality department along with the P & C for future spending within the school.

Stitching will begin on the 2012 raffle quilt soon. Ideas are already being floated by committee members. Check our blog later in the year for an update.

Monday, May 2, 2011


Viewers choice with the most number of votes was "Dear Jane"

pieced by Julie Clarke

It was a very close count for 2nd and 3rd place, "Lots of Dots"

made by Chris Jurd came in 2nd

with "Just for Me" made by Wendy Spring close behind for 3rd place.

Well done ladies!!
The Springwood Community Quilt Show is not a judged show, visitors are given a viewers choice slip so they can nominate the quilt that stands out for them. These are placed in a box and counted daily. These slips are pinned to the corresponding quilts so the owner of the quilt gets to read any comments after they collect their quilt at the end of the show.

Congratulations to all the entrants in this year's show. The event would not happen if we did not have your beautiful work to display. If you are a local quilter please consider entering the show next year - last weekend in April and you can be part of this exciting event.

The committee would like to thank all our hardworking volunteers who gave their time over the three days of the show. Building the stands for the quilts, hanging the quilts (150 of them),

manning the entry desk, selling raffle tickets and helping in the canteen to name just a few jobs they performed. I almost forgot the pulling down of the quilts and stands. There were so many helpers it was done in record time - thanks again!

So many wonderful and inspirational quilts again this year. I know I am already thinking what I can do for the 2012 show, aren't you?

Raffle results soon.