The Guild provides a range of services including:
The Country Tutor Workshop Program was established for the benefit of country and regional members of the Quilters Guild of NSW. The program aims to provide access to instruction and ideas to enhance and develop the quilting skills of those members who cannot easily attend the city workshops and showcases.
At the time of application the applicant, ie the group, must have been a Guild member for at least one full year. It is preferable that any workshop participants outside the group are also members but this is not mandatory. After receiving funding for a workshop the group may not apply again for 2 years.
If your group hasn't applied to host a tutor in the past 2 years why not have a look at the accredited teachers list or choose someone you'd love to have come and teach you and put in an application.
Applications for 2013 close 31 August 2013. Contact the Guild Vice President for more information.
The Guild owns most of the frame equipment used at their annual Sydney Quilt Show at Darling Harbour. This equipment is available for hire by both individuals and groups. You do not need to be a member of the Guild to hire the frames.
As planning a Quilt Show takes a lot of coordination it is advisable to book the equipment early, anything up to 12 months in advance, not to be disappointed.
To make a booking please contact the Frame Hire Coordinator by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or telephoning the Guild Office. Along with the booking a $100 deposit is required to secure your dates.
The Frame Hire Coordinator will check the date availability and send to you a number of forms including a Confirmation Form, a Hire Policy, Instructions for Use and Assembly of the Frames and a list of equipment for hire (including prices). When hiring the equipment you need to arrange your own helpers to pick it up from its storage site in Rydalmere.
Groups that are Guild members receive a 20% discount.
The Guild awards an annual scholarship to provide the opportunity for Guild members to develop their skills and expertise. Multiple awards may be given, up to a total combined value of $5,000 per annum and a maximum of $3000 per project. Applications for 2013 close on 31 August 2013 and successful applicants will be announced at the 2013 Guild AGM .
Consideration will be given to individuals or groups with at least 3 years continuous membership of the Guild . Written submissions, in hard copy, should be sent to the Guild vice president, c/- the Guild office by the due date. Submissions do not need to be too complicated but they should include some or all of the following:
- Goals of the applicant/s
- Plan of action
- How the project would benefit Guild members
- Anticipated costs
- Proposed dates
The scholarship requires the recipient/s to develop new skills and/or create a project or event and present this to the Guild membership. Some examples of ways this could be achieved are:
- Present a lecture or workshop for members using the new knowledge/skills acquired.
- Compose a report for The Template and present at a general meeting
- Organise an exhibition
Funding may also be used for:
- a special project or exhibition to benefit an external community body;
- contribute to the cost of producing a book or publication that is a component of a specific community project;
- support attendance at a specialist workshop interstate or overseas. The scholarship monies could help cover transport, accommodation and workshop costs; or
- fund travel and other expenses to promote the art of quilting to the community as part of a non-profit making exercise.
Please direct any queries to the Guild Vice-President.
An extensive library of books, magazines, videos and slides is available to members for borrowing at the Guild office. An Australia-wide mail service operates. See the Library page for borrowing procedures and the current library catalogue.
Members are invited to attend meetings to discuss Guild business and to socialise. A guest speaker is invited to most of the meetings and have in the past included local, interstate and international speakers. Meetings are held at Burwood with one meeting a year held at a country destination. See the Guild Meeting Program.
A quilt valuation service is available with a discount to members.
The teacher accreditation program is organised to recognise the proven skills of present and future teachers in basic patchwork and quilting and specialist techniques. See the Teacher Accreditation Page for further information and a current list of Guild accredited teachers.
The Template Quarterly Newsletter
Each quarter, members receive a copy of The Template, the Guild's own colour newsletter packed with valuable information including reports from subcommittees, Guild workshop program, book reviews, the Block of the Quarter and a calendar of events. See The Template page for information about advertising and submitting news items
The Guild is putting together an exciting Workshop Program for 2012. Please do not hesitate to contact the Vice President if you have any suggestions or there are any techniques or skills that you wish to develop.