Monday, March 31, 2014


The committee warmly welcomes four new stallholders to trade at this year's show.
Three exciting local girls will share one floor space and each will trade for one day only.

Fiona  -      Front Porch Designs -   Friday
Jen      -      Gitane Jewellery       -   Saturday
Mandy -     Mandalin                   -   Sunday

Jennie of 'Burton Needlework Tools & Antique Quilts' fame will be trading all three days.

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Fiona - Front Porch Designs, is a freelance textile designer. Loves playing around with hand dying pre loved crochet tablecloths and turning them into her renowned famous slip dresses.  The tunic style tops are a treat to see made from embroidered tablecloths.  Yes! Tablecloths and doileys made into women's wear.  Fiona's new winter line has long sleeves and is called a 'Foofoo". 
Here are a couple of photos to admire her work.

  If you miss chatting with Fiona on Friday you can catch her at Glenbrook markets on 3rd Saturday of each month.


Jen - Gitane Jewellery sells unique jewellery made from buttons and other sewing related items.  Jen can custom make to order as well as help with repairs and restringing. Due to the nature of her extensive button collection, choosing which piece to purchase quite often leads to multiple buys. Jen and her collection will be at the show Saturday only.

Jen is a very respected stallholder and attends markets held every weekend from Glenbrook through to Leura.


Mandy - Mandalin. 'Expressions through fabric'  loves putting colours and fabric together to create small useful items.  Mandy is also an avid bag maker - which we will see plenty of at the show.  Along with eye popping cushions and tablerunners.   Her variety of homewares makes Mandy a very sought after craft person. 

If you miss her on Sunday at the show you can catch Mandy at the following markets throughout the year.
1st Sunday - Blackheath
2nd Sunday - Grand View Wentworth Falls
3rd Saturday - Glenbrook


  Jennie Burton brings her expertise in Needlework Tools and Antique quilts. Sourcing her selected items world wide then showcasing at Quilt Shows across the state makes Jennie an authority on the two.  If you have that special needlework tool but unsure of its name, specific use or age, bring it along and Jennie will be happy to help identify it for you. 


Only 24 more days to go till the doors open for the 9th Annual Springwood Community Quilt Show. Absolutely brimming with 13 uniquely different stallholders, this is one show you do not want to miss.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Entries are now closed for the 2014 Quilt Show

Thank you everyone who submitted entries into this year's Quilt Show.  We received over 160 entries, we look forward to receiving these into the committee's care on Thursday 25th April from 10.00 am. 

A requirement of entering in the show is that the quilt has not been exhibited at the Springwood  Show previously. As the show is now in its ninth year, just think how many quilts have been made over the years . . . . .

 Marilynn and Chris will now start planning the layout. With the all important measurements supplied with the quilt, they do a great job. Thank goodness these two have the maths brain!  It isn't just a matter of where to hang what size quilt, the correct number and sizes of quilt rods and frames have to be hired from the Quilters Guild of NSW.

Over 40%  of entrants have volunteered some of their time during the show. Whether this is before hand with setting up, in the cafe, at the welcome desk, white gloving, pulling down at the close of the show or one of the many other support duties, this is very heartwarming for our committee members Petal and Tania who will now start their task of drawing up a roster. If you ticked the volunteer area on your entry form, expect to hear from one of the girls soon.

We have a few new traders coming to our show this year.  More details in another post. I will share one photo with you, just to get you guessing.

Monday, March 3, 2014



Download an entry form from this blog and send it to us. We love admiring and hanging your beautiful quilts. Let's fill the hall!