16th ANNUAL MEMBER'S EXHIBITION
25/26 November 2023
Our 16th Exhibition this year will be held on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November. Save the date and come along either Saturday or Sunday to see what our members have been up to during the year. Featuring displays of handmade quilts, patchwork and textiles, it has become one of the signature events for Bungendore and draws visitors from across the state, the nation and overseas.
The exhibition includes a members' challenge, raffle quilt, quilt block hunt and lucky door prizes. We have a sales table providing good quality, handmade craft which makes for ideal gifts for Christmas. There are many local cafes nearby and a number of interesting shops, including the award-winning Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, in which to browse and spend an hour or two (or even more!). Come and visit Bungendore and enjoy all it has to offer.
If you are interested in becoming a member and getting involved please visit our Membership Page.
Each year Bungendore Quilters holds a raffle to raise funds for our gift quilts and other projects as well as to continue to hold our annual exhibition. Tickets are $2.00 each and are available until the end of the Annual Quilt Exhibition on the Sunday. The raffle is drawn on the Monday after the quilt show and winners are notified by phone and published in the Regional Independent.
2023 Raffle Quilt
152 x 203cm square / 60 x 80 inches approx.
Designed by Sheryl-Ann Schaefer
Quilted by Shennah Joiner, Foxlow Fabrics
challenge - TO MAKE AN ITEM WITH SASHIKO
Each year, during our Annual Quilt Exhibition, Bungendore Quilters holds a Challenge for our members and the winners are chosen by a Viewer's Choice. The entries are displayed for our visitors to see on black screens or tables.
This year, the Challenge is to make an item using the Japanese method of sashiko. This item could be anything from a cushion, tea-towel, door stopper or small quilt - anything that captures your imagination.
Each year the Bungendore Quilt Exhibition invites a guest exhibitor or group to exhibit their art on the stage in the Bungendore War Memorial Hall. In 2022 our guest exhibitor was award-winning quilter and owner of the Braidwood Quilt Store, Bronwyn Hill.
These exhibitors focus on one particular area of the textile arts or in the case of groups, a variety of textile arts. Our guest exhibitor gives a short introduction to themselves and their craft during the opening of the exhibition on the Friday evening before the weekend gets underway.
HOW TO FIND THE QUILT EXHIBITION
The exhibition is held each year in the Bungendore War Memorial Hall in Molonglo Street, Bungendore. You can't miss the signs!
From Queanbeyan on the Kings Highway
As you drive towards Bungendore you will see Bungendore Rural Services on your right, further along on your left will be the War Memorial Hall.
From Braidwood on the Kings Highway
As you drive through Bungendore, you will pass Bungendore Wood Works Gallery on your right, turn left at the roundabout (first exit) and you will see the Bungendore War Memorial Hall on your right after Cleanseeds.
From Tarago on Tarago Road
Drive straight over the small bridge coming into Bungendore and through the roundabout (second exit). Go past the Old Stone House on your right and through the second roundabout (second exit) and the Bungendore War Memorial Hall is on your right after Cleanseeds.
From Sydney on Bungendore Road
Turn left onto Bungendore Road from the Federal Highway at the Newton VC Rest Stop. Follow Bungendore Road into Bungendore and turn right at the roundabout (third exit). Go past the Old Stone House on your right and through the second roundabout (second exit) and the Bungendore War Memorial Hall is on your right after Cleanseeds.
12" QUILT BLOCKS
In 2015 our members made over fifty 12" blocks which were displayed in The Village Square. They looked fantastic. This is an ongoing project and each year we will add more and more blocks to be used during the Quilt Exhibition weekend. It is makes a wonderful and interesting display of blocks so that non-quilters and those new to quilting will be able to identify different quilt blocks.