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Hon Craig Laundy MP visits the Guild

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ANZAC Hearts in Salisbury, U.K.

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Festival of Contemporary Machine Stitch 2018

Submit Entry Forms by 1 August 2018 for Thread Stitch Cloth Exhibition

The Embroiderers’ Guild NSW is excited and inspired by Bernina’s 125th Anniversary of the sewing machine. A Festival is planned with lots of interesting activities, the highlight being a juried exhibition of local, national and international artists submitting entries (by 1 August 2018) of original and innovative contemporary machine stitch works, to be exhibited 21 September to 6 November 2018.

Find out more about the Festival of Contemporary Machine Stitch 2018

Find out more about the Thread Stitch Cloth Exhibition


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. 


Exhibition of ANZAC Commemoration Postcards
April 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. 
       Hornsby Library - 2 April to 30 April 2018
       Kincumber Library on Central Coast - May and June
       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.



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.


Movement Through Colour - Macarthur Textile Networking Inc & Campbelltown Arts Centre
Saturday 16 June to Sunday 29 July 2018

The exhibition's theme considers how light and movement make our work dance with colour. Contemporary textile practice has a tactile, visual and emotiional impact. Through this unique and diverse medium the Macarthur Textile Network artists have responded to this theme.

Opening: Saturday 16 June 2018 2pm

Textile Open Day: Saturday 7 July 2018  Includes artist talks, speaker Kate Oszko editor Textiles Down Under and sale of members' work

Enjoy light refreshments in the Arts Centre Cafe overlooking the Japanese Gardens.

Exhibition is held at Campbelltown Arts Centre    phone 02 4645 4100

More information about the exhibition email


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