Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Prize Winning Quilts

What a week at the Sydney Quilt Show! So many beautiful quilts as far as the eye can see. Of course the Springwood Community Quilt Show committee are still over the moon about our raffle quilt Lots of Dots winning first prize in the Group/Collaborative category. This makes 7 wins out of 10 years of entering our raffle quilts in the show, a great achievement.

Lots of Dots is a Chris Jurd design and the quilt was a group effort with members of the committee all pitching in to sew the blocks, assemble the quilt and of course our lovely Susie Anderson of Leura Quilting did the long arm quilting. 
Here are some of the members of the committee that made the quilt.  

Chris's smile says it all!

The Springwood Community Quilt Show is a not-for-profit show so the sponsors prizes are very much appreciated and will be great for utilising in our future raffle quilts and prizes for the show. 

Three cheers and many thanks to XLN fabrics for a very generous prize. They are the company that bring beautiful fabrics such as Kaffe Fasset and friends, Amy Butler and other Free Spirit designers, Marcus Fabrics and Quilting Treasures to our shores. Visit the XLN website to see the latest ranges. 

A huge big thank you to Accuquilt!! I took a photo of their stand early in the morning just before the show opened because for the rest of the show all you could see were the crowds milling around to learn more about their great products. 

Thank you so much to Vlieseline who sponsored a big bag of their products. There's lots of wonderful creations to be made with these.

The Springwood Quilt Show community had some other wins too!

Chris Jurd's String Stars won a Judges Commendation for String Stars quilt in the Small or Wall Quilt Professional category

The description reads - " "String Stars" foundation pieced using a modern palette and including varied borders. Machine and hand quilted with number 8 thread."

 Pamela Westmacott received a Judges Commendation for her quilt Razzle Dazzle in the Entrant's Top/Commercially Quilted, small quilt category

Pamela's description of the quilt reads - "Razzle Dazzle - a Chris Jurd class project pattern with my own design incorporated into this anything goes design. Another good scrap buster design of Chris's which is open to each individual's own interpretation. I enjoyed the challenge. "

The committee couldn't be more pleased that Rachaeldaisy's quilt Whizz Bang! won not just first place in the Mixed Techniques/Anything Goes category but also Best In Show!!

Whizz Bang! will be travelling around Australia to other Quilt and Craft shows but when it returns it will have it's turn to hang at the Springwood Community Quilt Show. 

To see more winning quilts from the Sydney Quilt Show visit the Prize winners Gallery here.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

First Place!!!!


We are so pleased to announce that our 2016 raffle quilt Lots of Dots has won first place in the Group Collaborative category at the Sydney Show.

Chris Jurd, the designer of the quilt is proudly holding the First Place rosette, while the committee members who all helped make the quilt were doing the happy dance and cheering. 

A huge thanks to the sponsors and their generous prizes. 

It was an amazing day all round but it whooshed by so quickly. We'll be back with more award winning quilts made by the Springwood Quilt Show community soon.

In the meantime you can see the award winning quilts on the QuiltNSW website and follow along their facebook page and Instagram for action packed updates.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Sydney Quilt Show 2016

Are you all set to visit The Sydney Quilt Show next week? 

Our raffle quilt, Lots of Dots will be one of the 400 quilts made by Quilt NSW members that will be on show as part of the Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair.

Not only does the quilt show promise to be as amazing as ever but there will be some exciting displays being introduced this year. 

Hoop Display

An exciting sample of quilt hoops showcasing a diverse array of quilt styles will create an inviting entrance for visitors to the members area of the show. It sounds like a exhibit not to be missed.

Quilt NSW Groups

Quilt NSW Groups from around NSW will be displaying their work and be there on hand to chat to. This will be a great chance to see what different groups are doing, find out about their quilt shows or simply ask questions about being in a group.

Special Exhibitors

The two special exhibitors this year will be textile artist Carolyn Sharkey and quilter Merelyn Pearce. They will both have quilts on display for the duration of the show and giving floor talks each day.

Plus lots more - Meet the Teachers area, Quilt NSW Community Quilts demonstrations, and that's not mentioning any of the shopping.

Venue and transport

This is the last year the show will be held at Glebe Island before returning to the Exhibition Centre in Darling Harbour. If you haven't seen the show at the current venue it's really worth seeing. The building is spacious and filled with light. There is lots of on site parking and the public transport is easy with free buses running from Central Station and free ferries from Darling Harbour and Circular Quay.

Handy links

Click on this this link for more information about getting to the show.
For more information about exhibits visit the Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair website here
Keep up to date with the latest happenings on the Quilt NSW blog - Template Free.