Canberra Quilters Inc is the oldest patchwork group in Australia. Founded in 1976 by Margaret Rolfe, it began life as ‘The Patchwork Group’. This fledgling group, which met in members’ homes, has grown steadily and now enjoys a membership of several hundred and its own premises at Cook Community Hub.

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‘Desperation Week’ – sewing to meet deadlines

This year Canberra Quilters is running ‘Desperation Week’ from 27-31 October. Members have signed up to come to the room for a week and sew on their respective projects. Some are sewing to meet deadlines for Rowmakers ,the UFO pledge


ROWmakers meet 12 November

The final reveal of blocks/ quilt tops will be at the ROWmakers meeting on 12 November. Participants then have a month to get everything together in time for our social get together in December. Here are some images for projects

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October Sew-in

A number of members gathered on Friday afternoon and over the weekend to have a concentrated period of sewing on various projects. Some sought help from the group, others had a plan and just got on with it. Here are