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.
Proposed New Constitution
A Guild subcommittee is working on a new constitution for the Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc. The draft references the existing constitution, the model constitution under the Associations Incorporation Act 2009 (NSW) and the special requirements of the Guild. Guild members are invited to review and comment on the draft constitution. Download:
The subcommittee will give a presentation on the draft constitution at the 30 November general meeting of the Guild and be available to answer questions.
Any comments on the draft must be submitted to the Guild secretary by 16 December 2013.
The Committee will then settle the draft to submit to members so that the constitution and resolution for approval will be sent to members with the Template quarterly newsletter in February 2014. The resolution will be tabled for approval at the April general meeting of the Guild.
Your input is welcome. This is an opportunity for members to participate in the development of the new constitution and to ensure it addresses the Guild’s current and future needs.
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:
- 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.