Joanne West, the convenor of the ROWmakers design group, has released the final combination of ingredients for the year. We are still unable to meet in our normal numbers, so we will have to wait until the COVID safety rules are relaxed a bit.
In the meantime, share your creation over on the CQ members page on Facebook. This is a private group that you need to sign up for, but you are then free to post.
Here is the 2021 list of ingredients:
Month 1 – Yellow, Triangle, Music Group/Artist
Month 2 – Purple, Irregular, Book
Month 3 – Green, Diamond, Saying
Month 4 – Brown, Star, Song
Month 5 – Grey, Octagon, Myth/Legend
Month 6 – Blue, Circle/Curve, Poetry
Month 7 – Orange, Rectangle, Art
7A – Turquoise, Hexagon, Zodiac
7B – Red, Fan, Fairy Tale/Nursery Rhyme
Month 8 – Pink, Heart, Cartoon
Month 9 – White, Ellipse, TV Show
9A – Black, Square, Film
The plan is to start again in February 2022 on the 2nd Wednesday.
(Image in banner is my effort (Liz Rose) for ROWmakers from a previous year. Image by Janet Cruise.
Here is a message from Valerie, Exhibition Co-ordinator. Please take note of the dates and times towards the end of the message.
Thank you all for your ongoing patience as we worked through the implications of COVID and the ongoing health directives over the last couple of months. The Exhibition sub committee had made quite a few changes to exhibition plans as we adjusted to each new wave of the virus but sadly made the final decision to not proceed with the last possible plan for the year which was the Quilt display and sales room planned for mid December at the Fitters’ Workshop in Kingston.
I know this will be very disappointing for many of you particularly as the ACT will no longer be in lockdown and consideration would be given to events such as these. However, the close proximity of people in such a small venue would not be in our or the general public’s best interest and we have regretfully cancelled our plans and bookings for that event.
We will still be proceeding with the Virtual Judged Exhibition and if you have entered a quilt this year, please note the dates below.
If you have only entered items for the sales room (but do not have a quilt entered), a refund will be sent to you.
- Delivery Day – Friday 19 November between 2pm and 6pm at our rooms at Cook.
- Judging Day – Saturday 20 November 9am-4pm
- Photography Day – Sunday 21 November. 9am-4pm
- Saturday 27 November – pick up day 9am – 1 pm (TBC ) at our rooms at Cook.
nb. Rooms will also be closed Monday 22- Friday 26 – while Katie conducts video shooting).
We hope to have the virtual exhibition ‘live’ from 1 December.
Image in banner is the raffle quilt by Marilyn Crabb, quilted by Robyn Cawdron of Robyn’s Plain and Fancy
Due to Covid19 restrictions in the ACT, Canberra Quilters is unable to hold the draw for its Raffle Quilt as expected on 26 September.
We are looking into options for when and where we may be allowed to do this. It may be possible by the end of November or early in December, but we shall abide by what the Health Authority tells us.
A message from Expertise Events about this year’s Craft and Quilt Fair:
We are pleased to advise that the Canberra Quilters Exhibition is able to run in conjunction with the fair on those new dates.
In the coming days Valerie and the Exhibition sub-committee will be able to let us know what this is going to mean for timelines etc.
As we have maintained from the beginning of the year, we are going to be having a judged show, this doesn’t change. We just need to sort out some of the details 🙂
Keep well – Katie
Today the ACT COVID Lockdown was extended until at least 2 September. This means that Canberra Quilters in-person activities continue to be suspended for the same period. So no use of the Canberra Quilters room for anything.
Further information will be provided when it becomes available.
Don’t forget to post images of your lockdown quilting activities in the CQ Members page on Facebook. We can still keep up with each other that way!
The ACT will go into COVID lockdown at 5pm today (12 August), for 7 days.
This means that ALL Canberra Quilters events are cancelled. This includes the Modern Group tonight, Art Quilters on Saturday, various friendship groups, Sit & Sew sessions and Wonderful Wednesday next week.
Further information will be provided when it becomes available.
A message from Valerie Merritt, Exhibition Co-ordinator:
So this is a very friendly reminder that if you have some of those lovely hand crafted items to sell, you must submit an ‘Intention to Sell’ form by Friday 30 July 2021, (available on the CQ website). After that date an ‘Inventory Form’ will be forwarded to you with your barcodes and guidelines regarding barcode ticketing, pricing and tagging.
The dates for our Exhibition have reverted to the original September dates of 23th -26th.
The deadline for entries is 30th July.
Anyone needing help filling in the Exhibition Entry on-line form or having difficulty reducing the size of a photo is welcome to pop into our rooms between 2pm-4pm on Sunday 18th July. Our President, Katie Ley and the Exhibition Coordinator, Valerie Merrittt will both be there to help. Make sure you bring all your details, including the size of your quilt.
Some key dates are:
- 30 July – closing date for submitting entries
- 11 September – delivery day at CQ room at Cook
- 22 September - Sales Room delivery day at EPIC
- 23-26 September – Exhibition days at EPIC
AQC dates and venue have also changed again due to a number of factors (venue, AFL Grand Final affecting flights and accommodation). It will be at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC) on December 2 to 5, 2021
This is a month with 5 Wednesday’s, so there is a meeting of the Dear Jane Support Group.
Here is a message from the convenor, Christine:
Dear Jane Group
Morning everyone, just a quick reminder that we have a fifth Wednesday this month and that means the Dear Jane Group will meet again this week, 10am till 12ish. The rooms will be open until 3ish, should you want to stay and work on your Dear Jane, your 45th Challenge entry or another project. You don’t have to have a Dear Jane project to attend, just come along and have a look at the progress of others and my ONE block!
If you have been in a Covid Hotspot in the past two weeks or you don’t feel well, please stay at home. You will have to wear a mask. As the room limit is 24, perhaps you had better send me an email if you intend coming along, so that I can monitor the numbers.
Looking forward to seeing at least 24 of you on Wednesday.