Monday, August 1, 2016

Local quilt shows

I recently read a piece written by Kelly from Pinkadot Quilts blog, and member of the PennOaks Quilts Guild in the US. It's short and sweet but Kelly makes some great points about visiting local quilt shows and with her permission I'm sharing it with you. 

Kelly wrote:
"If you have the opportunity to attend any small local show please do so. For our guild it is the major fundraiser and helps us to pay for our programs. It is getting harder and harder for guilds, especially small ones to put on shows. For the price of a yard of fabric, you can see some awesome quilts and vendors! I promise you will not be disappointed!"

Now the Springwood Community Quilt Show and a lot of Australian quilt shows are a bit different because all the money we raise goes to the community through designated charities or back into running the show. A lot of work, organisation and increasing costs go into putting on a show and it's having people attend makes it all worthwhile.

What a great point Kelly makes about the entry fee! How lucky that in Australia the entry fee for most quilt shows is the price of a just one fat quarter! It's such a small payment to see and be inspired by lots of beautiful quilts and a chance to shop at several vendors stalls.

So have a look around for local quilt shows near you.  Here are a couple coming up in the next couple of weeks around Sydney:

Camden Country Quilters Guild is hosting their 27th annual show this coming weekend, 6th and 7th of August. 
The doors open at 9.30am at the Camden AH&I Hall, Cnr Murray St and Argyle St. The Guest Exhibitor is Margaret Sampson George. Morning Teas and light lunches will be available and you'll be able to shop at the craft and merchant tables. featured quilter
For more information visit the guilds Facebook page

Hunters Hill Quilt Show. Friday 12th- Sun 14th August, 10am - 4.30pm  at the Hunters Hill Town Hall. 
The Hunters Hill quilters only put on a show every two years so don't miss out on this great display of members quilts. In addition to a hall full of quilts is a room of Waggas for sale. There will also a display of baby quilts made for the Grace Centre for Newborn Care at Westmead Children's Hospital. Material Obsession will be there will tables full of colourful sewing goodies and you'll enjoy taking time out for a coffee or tea with some locally made treats. 
For more information visit their quilt show Facebook page

Pop over and visit Kelly's blog Pinkadot Quilts - her quilts will add colour to your day!

And because every blog post should have a photo here's another beautiful quilt called Jackie's Sampler by our 2017 featured quilter Anne Sommerlad. 

1 comment:

  1. Puts it all in perspective doesn't it! Hope to make it to both those shows and support their local community.


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