Saturday, January 30, 2016

Lots of Dots - the 2016 Raffle Quilt

We're happy to announce that the 2016 raffle quilt is finished!!

And it's spectacular!

For those who have just tuned in the pattern is called Lots of Dots and is designed by this year's featured quilter Chris Jurd. 

The members of the Springwood Community Quilt Show committee all pitched in and each made a block or two. 

Then Susie Anderson of Leura Quilting added her magic with her quilting stitches.

Marilyn added a label that utilises one of the compass block designs. 

This scribble dot fabric couldn't be more perfect for the backing!

So now that Lot's of Dots is finished it's ready to hit the road and tour quilt shops for everyone to see. The first shop will be Hatched and Patched in Bathurst.

You'll be able to buy tickets from the shops it visits, also from from the quilt show committee members and of course when you visit the quilt show in April.

We've got other fabulous raffle prizes too:

2nd prize is an Oliso Quilters Iron, by all accounts this is the bees knees of irons!! Take your hand off and the patented scorchguards life and the iron off the board preventing scorches, burns and tipping. You simply touch the handle and the iron lowers, ready to work. A floating iron!?! what will they think of next?

3rd prize is a Daylight flexible LED floor light, We all know how proper lighting helps to see our sewing stitches, and the daylight colour helps with correct colour choices.

One last photo of Lots of Dots with some of the committee members ( some people were shy and didn't want their photos taken). It'll help give you an idea of the size. Just imagine it covering a bed, draped over a couch or hanging on a wall.

Don't forget it's time for all Blue Mountains quilters to enter their quilts for the 2016 show. The online forms are on the sidebar on the right hand side or download a form and send it the address provided. Enter your latest quilts or old favourites, or even some of both.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Calling all Blue Mountains Quilters!

Calling all Blue Mountains quilters - It's time to decide which quilts you're going to enter for the 2016 Springwood Community Quilt Show because the entry forms are up and ready. Whether it be your latest creation or an old favourite every quilt is a welcome contribution for making the spectacular showcase of patchwork and quilting that the Springwood Quilt Show is known for.

You'll see the online Entry form,  Conditions of Entry and the Volunteer forms in the sidebar on the right hand side of the screen. The online entry form is clearly laid out and designed to be very easy to use however if you are unsure you can download a Postal form and send it to the address provided. If you have any questions email us at springwoodquiltshow@hotmail.com.

The deadline for entries is the 18th of March with a quilt drop off date of 21st April, so if you still need to add finishing touches to your quilts you can enter them now and still have plenty of time to get them completed.

So come on and enter your quilts and let's show everyone what a great region the Blue Mountains is for quilt making and make the 2016 show our very best ever!

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