Please note some courses and workshops shown here are for the exclusive benefit of QBG members.
9-10th June 2018 – Almost Fully Subscribed
10-11th November 2018
Held at BVAC Wellers Hill
Course cost: $180
Time: 9.00 am to 4.00pm (both days)
Please use application form and payment details for future courses: here
Learn the basic and essential skills of bookbinding by making a handmade casebound book at our 2 day weekend course.
Equipment you will use Book you will make
You will learn and practice simple techniques of bookbinding so that you can make book, with it’s cover, from decorative materials. These techniques will help you restore books, create artist books, bind simple sheets, rebind paperbacks and create beautiful volumes in your own style. In two days with the teaching and assistance of tutors you will learn the basics of making a book. You can then apply these skills to book restoration, book arts, rebinding treasured volumes, binding family histories, magazines, photo albums, poetry and self published books. Course fees : include tuition, materials, notes, some tools and our instructional DVD. & 1 year membership for non members. Course venue: BVAC
Wed 11 April – 7.00 pm – Annual General Meeting. Guest Speaker – Ray Coffey – collector of Australian books and associated ephemera for over 50 years.
Wed 9 May – NO General Meeting – Excursion to Ray Coffey’s Home Library.
Wed 13 June – 7.00 pm – General Meeting.
Northern Suburbs Meetings:
Artisan Guild Workshop
Cnr Maitland and Old Bay Roads
Open Door Days:
These are an opportunity for members to access the QBG shop and equipment with the assistance of the QBG Committee members. (Gold coin donation appreciated)
Sunday 8 April 2018 – 9:00-12:30 at BVAC
Sunday 12 August 2018 – 9:00-12:30 at BVAC
Saturday 22 September 2018 – 9:00-12:30 at BVAC
These are a wonderful opportunity for members to view demonstrations as well as access the QBG shop, equipment and senior member’s expertise. (Gold coin donation appreciated).
Sunday 24 June 2018 – 9:00-12:30 at BVAC
Sunday 25 November 2018 – 9:00-12:30 at BVAC