Tuesday, July 22, 2014

3rd Prize Sydney Quilt Show

Springwood Community Quilt Show raffle winner, Peter Kennedy attended the Sydney Quilt Show to collect his prize, 'Grace's Quilt'. This quilt recently won 3rd prize at this year's show in the group category at Darling Harbour. 

 Peter enjoyed collecting his prize on the day.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Lucky Winners

The gorgeous raffle quilt was won this year by lucky ticket holder Peter Kennedy from Annandale in Sydney. He is excited to gain possession of the quilt after the Sydney Quilt Show.

Grace's Quilt-2014 Raffle Quilt

The second prize was won by Robyn Chaffey of Hazelbrook- a gift of a quilters pack containing a sewing machine carry case.
Third prize was won by Carmel Grenway who is happy to receive dinner for Two at Silk's Brasseri in Leura.
The Lucky Door Prize was won by Adele Avery from Annandale.
The volunteers prizes were won by Arthur, Jim, Rose, Helen and Anna. Thankyou again to all the volunteers.
Fabulous weather for the show weekend- looking forward to the 10th Anniversary Show next year.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Wrapping It Up!

In the past few days we have had an enormous number of volunteers assisting in running the quilt show. Without these fabulous people the quilt show would not happen. Some people gave a few hours
 of their time while others only went home to sleep. Thankyou so much for your help and support. Thanks also Mathew for sleeping over and minding the quilts.

Our fearless security guard- Mathew

The beginning of another busy day in Patchwork alley.
View from the stage

Every day of the show, viewers are invited to vote for their favourite quilt. This year  Friday's viewers choice was awarded to Laurelle Krebs for the Randwick Applique quilt.

On Saturday the viewers choice was awarded to Jeanette Mc Kechnie.
Sunday's viewers choice was awarded to Racheldaisy for Pocket Full of Posies.

Rachel receiving her prize

Volunteers worked tirelessly to pack up the show soon after the prizegiving.
Everyone has a job at the end of the day!

Things that go up usually have to come down. The volunteers do a good job at taking things down.

A final thankyou to our guest quilter, Ann Langley. Ann and Isobel entertained visitors on the stage all weekend and explained the finer points of quilting techniques.
We have just about wrapped up for another year and committee members are going home to think about next year's raffle quilt!!!!!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Anzac Day

The Springwood Community Quilt Show Committee remembers the Anzacs.

Remembrance Poppies- Ann Langley

Lest We Forget.

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.