Sunday, December 29, 2013

2014 20th Anniversary Seminar of The Quilt Study Group of Australia Seminar on 6th and 7th July 2014

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the formation of the Quilt Study Group of Australia, the next QSG of A seminar will be held from 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday the 6th and Monday the 7th of July 2014 - the weekend before the 2014 Sydney Quilt Show opens.

Seven speakers will talk about their areas of quilting interest on Sunday the 6th July,  the first day of the seminar. Our keynote speaker is Di Ford (Vic), who has recently published with Quiltmania her book of 16 quilt patterns - 'Primarily Quilts'. Gail Chalker (Qld), Nonie Fisher (NSW/Vic), Jennifer Palmer (NSW/Qld), Chris Jones (Qld), Michelle Watters (NSW) and Jessica Wheelahan (NSW) are the speakers who have all agreed to talk to us on topics near to their hearts.

We will hold a twentieth anniversary celebration buffet dinner at the Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour hotel on Sunday night. This will be at extra cost to attendees and their friends ($59 a head, drinks at own cost). We are very pleased to announce that our special dinner speaker is Margaret Rolfe AM. Margaret was one of the founders of the Quilt Study Group of Australia and is known worldwide for her teaching, lectures, quiltmaking, and quilting books and patterns. At the dinner there will also be an auction to raise funds to support future seminars by the Quilt Study Group of Australia.

On Monday the 7th July, four prominent Australian quilters/quilt collectors, Trish Bloomfield, Melinda Smith, Carolyn Sullivan and Brigitte Giblin, have agreed to present to us their quilts of interest and talk about them in a Quilt Uncoverings day.

The fee to attend both days of the seminar is $175. The fee to attend just the Quilt Uncoverings day on the Monday is $40.

The venue for the seminar is the Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour in Sydney. Registration will be when the Museum opens, at 9.30am on both days.

Tea and coffee will be available all day for all attendees, but lunch will not be provided at the seminar. Next door to the Maritime Museum there are more than 40 eateries at the Harbourside Shopping Centre to choose from or you can bring your own lunch. All day parking at a flat rate of $13 is is available at the Harbourside Car Park, located on Murray Street under the Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour Hotel.

Click here to download the 2014 QSGA Seminar Registration form, the speaker schedule and other important information.

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