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Guild Official Opening January 2018

Our newly redeveloped Guild Headquarters has been officially opened by our Patron Mrs Linda Hurley o..

Convenors Meeting April 2018 Wollongong

Wollongong Group invites you and members of your group to take part in the events in conjunction..


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Important news! Our new building at 76 Queen St Concord West is almost complete, click here for the list of exhibitions in our 6 new Gallery spaces.



Metamorphosis – A Retrospective  with Effie Mitrofanis
Thursday 1 February to Wednesday 28 March 2018 

An exhibition that showcases Effie’s passion for the art of embroidery

Official opening by Alison Snepp at 10.30am Wednesday 14 February 2018 at our Members’ meeting.
Tours, Talks and Tea  Tuesday 6 March 2018 10.00am or by appointment
Cost $20.00 proceeds towards equipment for our Galleries


Follow the Thread - Blue Mountains Embroiderers' Group
Thursday 22 February to Sunday 25 March 2018




Bendigo Art Gallery - Marimekko: Design icon 1951-2018
Saturday 3 March - Monday 11 June 2018

Bendigo Art Gallery launches its Marimekko: Design Icon 1951 to 2018 on 3 March 2018. Marimekko, the Finnish textile fashion company, with its bold screenprints and Pop Art style graphics, led the way in 1960s fashion with its iconic boldly patterned shift dresses.The exhibition includes designs from the 1950s to the current day and will delight textile lovers. 



Rosehill Stitches and Craft Show 2018
Thursday 8 to Sunday 11 March 2018 10am to 4pm

Once again the Embroiderers’ Guild NSW will have a stand at the Rosehill Craft Show. We will have a different approach in 2018 with visitors being invited to try some stitching. We will provide needles and threads for visitors to add some stitches to a couple of panels.
Click here for more details about the show

Members will be needed to help the visitors. We need members – new and those who have been long term members of the Guild to help with this event.
If you would like to help staff the stand for either a morning or afternoon session, please contact Margaret Gollan on 9798 2227 or by Monday 12 February.
Members who volunteer before the nomination day set by the organisers get free entry to the show on the day they volunteer



Exhibition of ANZAC Commemoration Postcards
February to November 2018 
These replica  postcards from World War One, have been designed and embroidered by the members of The Embroiderers' Guild of NSW.   They are a part of the travelling exhibition of commemorative postcards that are visiting communities for display across the state. 
       Lismore Regional Gallery - February to mid March 2018
       Hornsby Library - 2 April to 30 April 2018
       Gosford Library and Regions - May, June, July into early August 2018. Locations to be confirmed
       Nepean Group will be exhibiting them at the Penrith Gallery during September 2018
       Guild Headquarters, Concord West - October to November for WW1 end 11/11/1918

Displays usually (but not always) go up during 1st week of month and taken down in last week of month for transporting to next venue.


Sydney Royal Easter Show
Friday 23 March to Tuesday 3 April 2018

The Sydney Royal Easter show has returned bigger & better than ever!

Check out the details here


SCCI Fashion Hub
Thursday 5 – Saturday 21 April 2018

Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCCI) has launched a Hub series, a vibrant platform for the exchange of the most challenging and engaging ideas on architecture and fashion, within the broader context of culture and runs over the five-year period 2018-2022.
The first Fashion Hub forum, over 17 days from 5–21 April 2018, encompasses more than 40 events and explores the art, ethics, influence of culture and making of fashion through film, performance, workshops and lectures. 

For more information



Convenors Meeting 2018 - Wollongong
Friday 20 to Sunday 22 April 2018 

Wollongong Group invites you and members of your group to take part in the events in conjunction with the Annual Convenors Meeting being held in Wollongong in April 2018.

Click here for full details of the event, where to stay, what to visit and Registration form (3 page PDF).

For Registration form only click here   (1 page MS Word doc)

Email if further information is needed.



Heritage Trades Trail - Embroiderers Guild NSW Bathurst Group participation
Saturday 12 May to Sunday 13 May 2018, 10am to 4pm each day

Once again the Bathurst Group of the Embroiderers’ Guild have volunteered to assist in this event.  They will be heading the Soft Trades Venue which will be held in the 1837 Uniting Church Hall.  An opportunity to visit this area is not to be missed. 

The concept is based around a number of heritage locations, each showcasing genuine heritage artisan trades in Bathurst heritage buildings or precincts over two days, as part of Bathurst Heritage Week, Bathurst Autumn Colours and the National Trust Australian Heritage Festival.
It is a Bathurst Council led community & visitor event.
Convict Women – an exhibition with a focus on food and food preparation at Chifley Home – a smaller space, but with the attraction of the house museum of our famous Prime Minister.
Soft trades in the 1837 Uniting Church Hall in William Street – a great heritage venue with excellent large space and a full commercial kitchen. Spinning and weaving, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, lacemaking, felting, quilting and other soft trades, including workshops - living heritage.
Restoration trades such as pole wood lathe, adze wood shaping, found bush timber furniture, cedar furniture restoration, violin making, decorative joiner, cane furniture restorer, live traditional music and food, At the 1856 Tremains Mill - Tremains is a proven event drawcard space in a heritage precinct.
Farm trades such as blacksmithing, farrier, wheelwright, winemaking, beekeeping, whips, steam engines, sadlier, with a bush BBQ and corn on the cob. At the Agricultural Research Farm Square - the Ag Station is heritage listed by Bathurst Council and has numerous heritage buildings to showcase, including a blacksmiths shop, stables, and (blade) shearing shed.
Wedding Dresses at the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre. A display and workshops concerning Australian wedding dresses and wedding paraphernalia from across two centuries.

Each venue is organised and managed by a team from Bathurst community groups.  Some locations will have live traditional music and food. Demonstrators are able to sell their wares.
The venues are ticketed as one & sold through Council facilities and on site.


Miss Porter’s House
Saturday 12 May to Sunday 20 May (closed Mon 14 May) 10am to 3pm

This is an exciting Australian Heritage Festival event of the treasures from the Miss Porter's House collection at 434 King Street Newcastle West NSW 2302

Also see us at the Newcastle Show 2/3/4/March 2018 - Handcraft Section
Discover more at  (after 27 Feb 2018)



Stitch In at the Tops
Friday 15 to Sunday 17 June 2018 

A weekend of stitching in an idyllic setting.  Members and visitors are welcome. This is a fund raising event for the Headquarters Building Fund held at Boronia Lodge within The Stanwell Tops Conference Centre in the Northern Illawarra, approx. 1 hour by road south of Sydney CBD.  We are planning "Stitch-In" Number 7!  You may choose one of the two-day classes or use your weekend to work independently on your own embroidery.  The tutors will be donating their time and expertise for the workshops.

Click here for full details, costs and Application forms. This is a popular event so don't delay booking or you might miss out.


Craft and Quilt Fair 2018 - The Point of Stitch

Wednesday 20 to Sunday 24 June 2018

We are excited that once again the Guild has a large display area at the Fair. The theme for 2018 is ‘The Point of Stitch’ where the focus is on using recycled and repurposed materials and stitched using the Effie Mitrofanis magic and zinger colour palette. All will be revealed in our four interesting and unique installations:

     Postcard sized - pointing out that stitches are used to make and mend in a postcard size
     Organza works - pointing out the importance of colour in stitch on white/ivory organza.
     Bottomless cup - pointing out an environmental issue in stitch
     Wow that’s Art – pointing out stitch can create colourful art with recycled objects

Visitors to the Fair – check out our Stand at the Craft and Quilt Fair in 2018, you won’t be disappointed.

Guild Members and Groups are invited to make items for ‘The Point of Stitch’, why not start early and enjoy your stitching for this important event. For more information:
     Click here for The Point of Stitch online
     Click here for The Point of Stitch Brief (6 page PDF which can be printed)

For more info on the Craft and Quilt Fair click here

Pat Chambers

Judith Langdon 

Bottomless Cup
Leslie Lockwood 


Wow that's Art
Spirit Women - Blue Stone Stories

Jackie Abrams