Guild Events & Activities


See the Guild Calendar for a comprehensive listing of Guild activities and events.

Community Quilts

Since 1983 Community Quilts has been making and donating quilts on behalf of the Guild. It is a voluntary project where members meet to sew quilts for the community and to date over 2000 quilts have been donated. Our aim is to encourage a more homely atmosphere for others.

On-going commitments are to Royal Far West Children’s Home in Manly and to foster children in NSW. Quilts are also donated to various nursing homes and for raffles to raise money for community organisations.

All quilt tops are made prior to meetings and the quilts are pinned and machine quilted on sewing days which are held monthly. No hand sewing is done due to the ‘utility’ style of the quilts. The quilts require only basic, straight line quilting so no expert knowledge is required. Pinners and machine quilters are warmly welcomed on sewing days.

Members who are unable to attend sewing days but would like to participate in Community Quilts are encouraged to take quilts home to machine quilt. They are single size and not difficult to handle on a domestic machine.
Roslyn Moules, Community Quilts Co-ordinator, may be contacted through the Guild office.

Friday Showcase

Friday showcase is an informal but informative meeting is held in the Guild office (Level 5, 276 Pitt Street Sydney) on the first Friday of most months. A Guild member is invited to speak about his or her quilting experiences and show their quilts. Many of the quilts that are displayed at the showcase are then hung in the office for a month.

We welcome Guild and non-Guild members to Friday Showcase. There is a small charge of $5.00 for members and $10 for non-members. This covers the presenter’s out-of-pocket expenses, (as most presenters have to catch a cab into the city laden with all their quilts!) and morning tea.

If you cannot attend the showcase, come to the office and see a wonderful display of quilts.

The presentation of quilts is from 10.00am– 11.30am. Afterwards you are more than welcome to enjoy the library or sit and sew with your friends.

NB There is no Friday Showcase in January, June and December.


Guild meetings are held in the Entertainment Dome on the first level at Burwood RSL, 96 Shaftsbury Avenue Burwood. There is plenty of parking at the RSL club and the venue is walking distance from the Burwood Railway Station.

The day starts at 11am with an informative demonstration by a Guild member.  Enjoy shopping with our guest retailer and lunch at the club.  The general meeting begins at 1pm with the business meeting of the guild, guest speaker, show and tell of members work, lucky door prizes and afternoon tea.

Come along and be involved with your Guild – visitors are most welcome.

2015 Meeting Dates:

  • 17 October – Annual General Meeting

Guest speaker: Cinzia White
No Demonstration
Shop: Quiltsmith

  • 28 November

Guest speaker: Kay Haerland
Demonstration: TBA
Shop: Logans Patchwork

2016 Meeting Dates:

  • 20 February 2016
  • 21 May 2016
  • 20 August 2016
  • 8 October (includes AGM) 2016
  • 26 November 2016

Country Meeting 2016

The 2016 Country meeting will be hosted by Southern Highland Quilters. Saturday, 12 March, 2016 at Mittagong RSL from 11.00am.

Pop Up Sewing Days

An opportunity for members to stitch together while working on their own project. These ‘days’ are often held in fabric stores all over Sydney and surrounds, on random days of the week and usually start around 10am. Numbers are limited so it is essential that your reserve your place by contacting the office. Morning Tea and a lucky door prize are usually included. Not only are these days a lovely way to spend your time but they are a FREE event for members only.

  • Wednesday, 21 October. 10 am – 3 pm. Pop-up sewing day. UNSW – Randwick Campus. Ground floor, Material Sciences Building, E10. Enter via Gate 2, High Street Kensington.

Quilt Study Group

The Quilt Study Group of NSW exists to promote interest and research into quilting, particularly in Australia. Members are committed to the study of quilts past and present with this study encompassing the social and historical context in which the quilts were made as well as designs, techniques and materials used in both vintage and contemporary quilts. Read more about the Replica Frederica Josephson Coverlet Project undertaken by the Quilt Study Group of NSW.

Quilt Study Group Meetings

Meetings commence at  2.00pm – 4.30 pm at a new venue – Glover Cottages, 124 Kent Street, Millers Point, Sydney. Guild members $5.00 and non-guild members $10.00 per visit. Afternoon tea is provided.

  • 21 November – Lisa Walton Leap & the Net will Appear

Guild Retreat: 9-11 Sept 2016

The 2016 Guild Retreat will be held at the Hunter Valley Hotel Academy in Kurri Kurri, a two hour drive from Sydney in the picturesque Hunter Valley. This venue has ground floor access to accommodation, restaurant and auditorium and is set in tranquil grounds. As a special treat, a wine and cheese tasting with on-site winery tour will be available at no cost for interested participants.

Indulge yourself with almost three days of nothing but quilting, eating, drinking, laughing and shopping with other Guild members. The retreat is very casual and presents an opportunity to visit local quilt and craft shops. The weekend affords opportunities to make new friends, see others’ quilts and techniques and join in with chatting and laughter amongst those who have a common interest in patchwork and quilting.