Thursday 7 February 2008

"The New Quilt", Manly, 27 January - 26 February 2006

Manly Art Gallery & Museum is presenting an exhibition, in conjunction with the NSW Quilters' Guild Inc, of Australian contemporary quilt textiles from 27 January to 26 February 2006. The exhibition comprises 27 works which represent the innovation and diversity of quilt textile making today.

Three works by members of Canberra Quilters Inc are represented in the exhibition.
At the time of writing, you have three weeks to see contemporary works by
Elizabeth Rose
Diane Firth
Beth & Trevor Reid

For more details about the exhibition, see Manly Art Gallery Exhibitions

Wednesday 6 February 2008

World Quilt & Textile 2008

Australian quilters are invited to be part of the World Quilt Competition at World Quilt & Textile XII.

2008 entry forms will be available soon from Australian World Quilt & Textile coordinator Sue Dennis. Send a business size SSAE to 31 Shelley St, Sunnybank 4109 QLD or download from Entry submission deadline is mid May, notification mid June and delivery of quilts early July.

Cash prizes are given for traditional & innovative quilts and include awards for Best of World, Best Use of Colour, Best of Country (first & second) & Viewers’ Choice.

In 2007, 10 countries were represented. Australian Eileen Campbell was awarded Innovative Best Machine Workmanship and Australian Esther Aliu Traditional Best Machine Workmanship, with Best of Country Australia awarded to Marlene King and second Clare Fairless.

The World Quilt Competition 2008 will be exhibited in Manchester New Hampshire, the Pacific International Quilt Festival Santa Clara California & the Greater Chicago Quilt Exposition. See the website