Thursday, April 24, 2014

Busy Getting Ready

The past two days have seen great changes in the hall at Springwood High School. Volunteers appeared from all around the district to help in setting up this years show. Following the delivery of the frames many people worked frantically to erect the structures for the hanging of the quilts.

This job isn't as easy as it looks.

Can do this single handed.

Vicki and Ann measuring for the tables.

Who said lunch wasn't important?
The ladies made the volunteers a gorgeous lunch of fresh sandwiches and coffee.

Things are looking up! It takes four people to hang those high ones.

There is a job for everyone here.

The hall looks  empty until the day before the show when it fills with the most delightful quilts.

A few of Ann Langley's beautiful and colourful quilts on the stage.

Rabbits around even after Easter! You can find the most unexpected gifts at the show.

Steve and Graeme putting up the Bendigo Bank tents.
 One more sleep till it all starts. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Volunteer Help Needed

The Springwood and Community Quilt Show simply could not operate without the generous help of the dozens of volunteers who donate their time and efforts to help make the event a success. There are 3 main areas that we ask our volunteers to help with...

Front Desk and Raffle Ticket Sales
A lovely people based job selling entry and raffle tickets to our visitors (and you can sit down while you do it!) 

White Glove Duty
Another people based, social job of chatting to visitors about the quilt entries and displaying the back of quilts if asked (hence the white glove).

Cafe Support
An integral part of our quilt show is the terrific cafe which sells everything from coffee (made by our very own barista) to scones and homemade soups for lunch. We always need extra helpers to assist with duties such as taking orders to tables and washing up.

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We currently need extra volunteers to help in our cafe on Saturday (26th April) to assist with the lunch

and afternoon tea trade.

All help would be greatly appreciated!

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Each volunteering shift lasts for 2 hours and your name is entered into a draw to win fantastic prizes.


If you're able to help, please email your details to

Monday, March 31, 2014


The committee warmly welcomes four new stallholders to trade at this year's show.
Three exciting local girls will share one floor space and each will trade for one day only.

Fiona  -      Front Porch Designs -   Friday
Jen      -      Gitane Jewellery       -   Saturday
Mandy -     Mandalin                   -   Sunday

Jennie of 'Burton Needlework Tools & Antique Quilts' fame will be trading all three days.

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Fiona - Front Porch Designs, is a freelance textile designer. Loves playing around with hand dying pre loved crochet tablecloths and turning them into her renowned famous slip dresses.  The tunic style tops are a treat to see made from embroidered tablecloths.  Yes! Tablecloths and doileys made into women's wear.  Fiona's new winter line has long sleeves and is called a 'Foofoo". 
Here are a couple of photos to admire her work.

  If you miss chatting with Fiona on Friday you can catch her at Glenbrook markets on 3rd Saturday of each month.


Jen - Gitane Jewellery sells unique jewellery made from buttons and other sewing related items.  Jen can custom make to order as well as help with repairs and restringing. Due to the nature of her extensive button collection, choosing which piece to purchase quite often leads to multiple buys. Jen and her collection will be at the show Saturday only.

Jen is a very respected stallholder and attends markets held every weekend from Glenbrook through to Leura.


Mandy - Mandalin. 'Expressions through fabric'  loves putting colours and fabric together to create small useful items.  Mandy is also an avid bag maker - which we will see plenty of at the show.  Along with eye popping cushions and tablerunners.   Her variety of homewares makes Mandy a very sought after craft person. 

If you miss her on Sunday at the show you can catch Mandy at the following markets throughout the year.
1st Sunday - Blackheath
2nd Sunday - Grand View Wentworth Falls
3rd Saturday - Glenbrook


  Jennie Burton brings her expertise in Needlework Tools and Antique quilts. Sourcing her selected items world wide then showcasing at Quilt Shows across the state makes Jennie an authority on the two.  If you have that special needlework tool but unsure of its name, specific use or age, bring it along and Jennie will be happy to help identify it for you. 


Only 24 more days to go till the doors open for the 9th Annual Springwood Community Quilt Show. Absolutely brimming with 13 uniquely different stallholders, this is one show you do not want to miss.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Entries are now closed for the 2014 Quilt Show

Thank you everyone who submitted entries into this year's Quilt Show.  We received over 160 entries, we look forward to receiving these into the committee's care on Thursday 25th April from 10.00 am. 

A requirement of entering in the show is that the quilt has not been exhibited at the Springwood  Show previously. As the show is now in its ninth year, just think how many quilts have been made over the years . . . . .

 Marilynn and Chris will now start planning the layout. With the all important measurements supplied with the quilt, they do a great job. Thank goodness these two have the maths brain!  It isn't just a matter of where to hang what size quilt, the correct number and sizes of quilt rods and frames have to be hired from the Quilters Guild of NSW.

Over 40%  of entrants have volunteered some of their time during the show. Whether this is before hand with setting up, in the cafe, at the welcome desk, white gloving, pulling down at the close of the show or one of the many other support duties, this is very heartwarming for our committee members Petal and Tania who will now start their task of drawing up a roster. If you ticked the volunteer area on your entry form, expect to hear from one of the girls soon.

We have a few new traders coming to our show this year.  More details in another post. I will share one photo with you, just to get you guessing.

Monday, March 3, 2014



Download an entry form from this blog and send it to us. We love admiring and hanging your beautiful quilts. Let's fill the hall!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Getting It Together

On Sunday at Susie's house in Leura, the finishing touches were made to this years raffle quilt. Susie worked furiously sewing on the binding while Moyra and Robyn drank tea and devoured Steve's delicious homemade cheesecake.

Susie in a bind
The next step was taking sides to begin the hand sewing of the binding. Susie's cat, Bella became curious and came in from the heat of the day to examine the handiwork.
Robyn and Bella
By mid afternoon the task was complete and Steve helped hang the quilt for a few photos.

Grace's Quilt



The quilt looks fabulous with meticulous quilting by Susie. Tickets are on sale soon at local patchwork shops and available from committee members.

Waiting for a lucky winner! Get your tickets now.


Sunday, January 26, 2014


Entry forms are available for our 2014 quilt show in April by clicking on  this link.
It will take you to a 2 page file which you can then print off, fill in and send to the address on the form.
Make sure to download both pages as there's lots of essential information about preparing your quilt for the show, delivering it to the venue and picking up your quilt.
So hop to it and we look forward to receiving your entry.

The raffle quilt will be making its way to local quilts shops shortly and we appreciate your support by buying a ticket (or two!)