About the Guild
The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc is an incorporated association, established under the laws of New South Wales in 1982. Under the Guild's constitution, the objectives of the Guild are to:
- promote the art and craft of patchwork & quilting;
- bring quilters together and encourage the establishment of quilt groups;
- encourage and maintain high standards of craftmanship and design in both traditional and contemporary quilting;
- foster interest in the history of patchwork & quilting;
- organise selective exhibitions; and
- publish a magazine.
A copy of the Guild's constitution is available to members upon request to the Guild office.
The affairs of the Guild are managed by a committee comprised of four office bearers and six general committee members as shown in the sidebar.
In addition, there are several subcommittees relating to a range of Guid activities including:
- Australia's Biggest Quilting Bee
- Contemporary Quilt Textiles
- Community Quilts
- Exhibition - Sydney Quilt Show
- Frame Hire
- Friday Showcase
- Meetings – Burwood and away meeting
- Quilt Challenge
- Quilt Study Group
- Teacher Accreditation
- The Template
- Website Administration
Narelle Grieve arranged the first meeting of all the quilting Guilds in Australia in 1992. This led to the formation of the Australian Council of Quilters. Representatives from each State Guild meet annually for a two day conference to discuss common issues such as valuation, judging, sponsorship, awards, exhibition categories and professional and amateur status. These conferences are held in a different State each year with the host State organizing the event. The 2013 conference will be hosted by the Victorian Quilters Inc.