Art Quilts at The Q: 31 May-23 June

May 31, 2018 | Posted in Art quilts, exhibitions | By

Members may be interested in this exhibition, opening today. The Q exhibition space in Queanbeyan is hosting an exhibition of art quilts by Yvonne Line.

Join the artist for refreshments on Saturday 2 June at 11am

Yvonne Line is an International Award Winning Art Quilter who has been exploring the use of textiles in various forms since her mid-teens. Over many years, Yvonne’s focus has been on presenting art work as layered textiles, using remnants and recycled textiles and re-inventing them into a new form.  That which is discarded and seemingly useless, stir her imagination and form her pallet. Yvonne was a founding member of Quilt NSW and is current President of Ozquilt Network Inc. Australia’s premier art quilt organisation and a member of Macarthur Textile Network.
Australia – A Land of Contrasts is an exhibition showcasing Yvonne’s broad wealth of talent and experience working with textiles and portrays her interpretations and narratives of our wide brown land.
Floor talk by the artist every Thurs, Fri & Sat 11am & 2pm during the exhibition
www.theq.net.au

The Q Exhibition Space

The Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre

251 Crawford St Queanbeyan, Phone 6285 6290

Weekdays 10 – 4, Saturdays 10 – 2

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Australia Wide 5 – members selected

July 23, 2016 | Posted in Art quilts, Exhibition, Member News | By

Congratulations to members Dianne Firth, Helen Gray, Beth and Trevor Reid, and Brenda Gael Smith. They have all been selected for the Australia Wide 5 exhibition, a touring exhibition of art quilts from Ozquilt Network.

The exhibitions opens at the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery on 23 September and will tour throughout 2017 and 2018.

(Quilt in banner is Oyster Catchers II – The Shoreline, by Beth and Trevor Reid. It was shown in the 2015 CQ Members’ Exhibition.)

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Call for entries – AQIPP

July 5, 2016 | Posted in Art quilts, Call for Entries | By

Members may be interested in participating in this (you have over a year before entries close):

Call for Entries

Australian Quilts in Public Places

AQIPP 2017

An initiative of The Australian Quilters Association Inc.

REFLECTION

16 November – 21 December 2017

Whitehorse ArtSpace Box Hill, Melbourne VIC

Quilters are invited to demonstrate their talents and originality interpreting the theme “Reflection”.

 AQIPP is a juried, judged and sponsored exhibition which is open to all quilters in Australia.

(Major sponsor: Brother International)

Whether contemplating reflection in still water or reflecting on life, change, environment or the world around us, reflection helps to instil in us a sense of time and place.

 Entries close: 21 September 2017

For further information: http://australianquiltersassociation.com/

or  email the convenor: aqipp2017@gmail.com

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A Matter of Time opens 28 June

June 22, 2016 | Posted in Art quilts, exhibitions, Member News | By

Members Dianne Firth and Elizabeth Rose a part of this exhibition, curated by another member, Brenda Gael Smith. Opens Tuesday night 28 June at The Q Exhibition Space in Queanbeyan. It continues until 16 July 2016. (M-F:10am to 4pm, Sat:10am- 2pm)

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Tasmanian Art Quilt Prize Exhibition: 6-22 November

October 25, 2015 | Posted in Art quilts, Exhibition, Member News | By

Congratulations to members Dianne Firth, Helen Godden and Brenda Gael Smith who are finalists in the Tasmanian Art Quilt Prize “History, Her Story”. Exhibition details:

Tas Art Quilt Prize

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Art Quilt Australia 2015 Exhibition : 23 October- 13 December

October 19, 2015 | Posted in Art quilts, Exhibition, What's On | By

Congratulations to members Dianne Firth, Helen Godden, Helen Gray, Beth & Trevor Reid and Brenda Gael Smith, who have all been selected to exhibit in the Art Quilt Australia 2015 exhibition. Details below provided by Ozquilt Network:

Art Quilt Australia

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24 October – 13 December 2015

Official Opening 6pm-8pm Friday, 23 October: Limited spaces.  Please RSVP directly to the National Wool Museum – nwminfo@geelongcity.vic.gov.au (Tel 03 5272 4701).

Ozquilt Network Inc, through its Art Quilt Australia exhibitions, seeks to promote the best of Australian art quilts and has joined with the National Wool Museum to present Art Quilt Australia 15. The exhibition will be held at the National Wool Museum, Geelong from Saturday 24 October 2015 to Sunday 13 December 2015.

This is a juried exhibition with over $6000 in prizes, including a $3000 Expressions Wool Quilt Award. The winner of the Expressions prize is acquired by the National Wool Museum for its permanent collection.

Quilt in banner is ‘Leaf Bed’ by Beth and Trevor Reid, exhibited at the 2015 CQ Members’ Exhibition.

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Ozquilt Network – Conference, Gala and Exhibitions

October 9, 2015 | Posted in Art quilts, Member News | By

QUILT CONFERENCE – Geelong, with main event 24 October

  • Places are still available for anyone interested in quilts, both heritage and contemporary, to attend the 2015 OZQN Conference Gala, Art Quilts: Evolution & Revolution.
  • Two exhibitions, papers by experts and study of historic heritage quilts from the National Wool Museum combine into a unique occasion not to be repeated.
  • Take advantage of this low-cost opportunity to exchange ideas and to be inspired at a one-day forum of networking, exhibition enrichment and papers to educate, enthuse and inform.  Optional supporting activities contribute to this rewarding experience open to all quilt makers and textile enthusiasts.
  • Late registration is available at very low cost for just one day or for all activities in this exciting event taking place in Geelong 20-25 October.
  • The attached flyer gives more details, and full information is available on the Ozquilt Network website, http://www.ozquiltnetwork.org.au/conference/ or by email from admin@ozquiltnetwork.org.au

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Quilting and the Tour de France

July 4, 2015 | Posted in Art quilts, Connecting Threads, Inspiration | By

Within the quilting community there is a small, almost-secret society, of lovers of the Tour de France. Le Tour runs for three weeks, starting this year on 4 July, and always includes Bastille Day (14 July).

Le Tour offers quilters some wonderful inspiration. There are the colours – team uniforms, cycles, and the French countryside. Being on the route of the tour is a big deal and the cities, towns and villages make the most of their moment in the spotlight with the way they decorate their environment.

The pattern in the roads, the fields and crops, the cobblestones all offer ideas for piecing, appliqué and quilting.  The farmers will often decorate or creatively harvest their fields that are near the road.

The broadcast uses helicopter shots a lot and this gives you some wonderful views of the many chateaux and churches. They get in quite close so that you can see the patterns in the stone.

The overhead shots of the gardens of some chateaux makes you think of symmetrical appliqué blocks – in the Baltimore, Karen Kay Buckley or Kerry Gavin style. The dizzying swoosh up and down hairpin bends on the mountain roads are like rows of serpentine quilting.

Adding to all the visuals is the time – you can achieve a lot in the 3 to 4 hours of a broadcast, even if it runs to the early hours.

The final inducement to join our secret society – men in Lycra, of course!

Elizabeth Rose © 2014  (modified version of an article published in Connecting Threads, the newsletter of Canberra Quilters Inc)

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Art Quilt Australia 15 – Call for entries

97- Fond of Flora, Cindy Watkins

March 13, 2015 | Posted in Art quilts, Call for Entries | By

ART QUILT AUSTRALIA 15

Advance Notice

Ozquilt Network Inc, through its Art Quilt Australia exhibitions, seeks to promote the best of Australian art quilts and has joined with the National Wool Museum to present Art Quilt Australia 15. The exhibition will be held at the National Wool Museum, Geelong from Friday 23 October 2015 to Friday 11 December 2015.

This is a juried exhibition with over $5000 in prizes, including a $3000 Expressions Wool Quilt Award. The winner of the Expressions prize is acquired by the National Wool Museum for its permanent collection.

Art Quilt Australia 15 is open quilters and artists from all states and territories. Further information and entry forms may be obtained via the Ozquilt Network website.  Entries open on 13 March 2015 and the deadline for submission is 7 August 2015.

Requirements

For the purposes of this exhibition, a quilt is defined as a stitched, layered textile incorporating any material and employing any technique although quilts nominated for the Wool Quilt Prize should be constructed predominantly of woollen fabric. Quilts must have been completed after November 2013 and must not have been exhibited elsewhere in Victoria.

DATES TO REMEMBER

  • 13 March 2015                           Entries open
  • 7 August 2015                           Deadline for submission of entries
  • 11 September 2015                   Notification of selection
  • 16 October 2015                        Delivery of art works
  • 23 October 2015                        Opening event; prizes awarded
  • 24 October 2015                        Exhibition opens to the public
  • 11 December 2015                    Exhibition closes
  • 17 December 2015                    Collection/return of work

 

To check the website: www.ozquiltnetwork.org.au

For enquiries: AQA2015@ozquiltnetwork.org.au

(Edited text from the ozquiltnetwork newsletter – for the information of CQ members)

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Australia Wide 4 closes on Saturday, 28 Feb

February 26, 2015 | Posted in Art quilts, What's On | By

Don’t forget this exhibition will be closing this Saturday, 28 February at 2pm.

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