ROWmakers 2021 – final list

October 13, 2021 | Posted in Row-by-row Challenge | By

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.

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Exhibition News

October 13, 2021 | Posted in Cook premises, CQ Exhibition | By

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.

If you are available to help on any of the above days, please contact our Exhibition Coordinator, Valerie Merritt on 0448409819 or exhibition@canberraquilters.org.au

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.

Valerie Merritt
Exhibition Co-ordinator

Image in banner is the raffle quilt by Marilyn Crabb, quilted by Robyn Cawdron of Robyn’s Plain and Fancy

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Postponement of raffle draw

September 23, 2021 | Posted in raffle | By

A message from the raffle co-ordinator:
Due to Covid restrictions we are unable to hold the draw for our 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 see abide by what the Health Authority tells us.

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News Flash

September 23, 2021 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

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.

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Postponed – Canberra Craft and Quilt Fair 2021

August 16, 2021 | Posted in CQ Exhibition, events | By

A message from Expertise Events about this year’s Craft and Quilt Fair:

Sadly the fair will not go ahead as planned for September. The Covid-19 situation in the ACT and surrounding NSW area continues and even if the lockdown ends by late August, the attendance of interstate exhibitors is impacted and the confidence of visitors to attend is also compromised.
In light of all these factors, we have no other choice but to reschedule the fair to Thursday to Sunday, October 21 to 24, Exhibition Park In Canberra.
We extend our warmest regards to everyone in our community, and above all stay safe.
We are pleased to advise that the Canberra Quilters Exhibition is able to run in conjunction with the fair on those new dates.
Of course the situation is changing regularly and we will send out any updates when changes happen. Please check our official website www.craftevents.com.au for the latest updates before travelling.
CQ President Katie Ley has posted in the Member’s page on Facebook:
Hi everyone – by now many of us would have received an email from Expertise Events about new dates for the Craft and Quilt Fair. This should not have been a surprise to anyone (particularly given our own situation here with lockdown, and the overall situation in Sydney).
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

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ACT COVID Lockdown extended until 2 September

August 16, 2021 | Posted in Cook premises, CQ Administration | By

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!

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ACT COVID Lockdown- All CQ events cancelled until 19/8

August 12, 2021 | Posted in Cook premises, CQ Administration | By

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.

 

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Exhibition (only) Entry Extension

July 23, 2021 | Posted in Call for Entries, CQ Exhibition | By

A message from Valerie Merritt, Exhibition Co-ordinator:

I know most of you are wondering if our exhibition  will go ahead in these worrying times. The committee have committed to continue with the planning and things  are definitely  progressing behind the scene so that when or if the situation improves, we will have quilts to show and hand crafted items to sell.

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.

If you are planning on entering a quilt in the exhibition, an extension of one week has been granted.  (Note this is for entries into the Exhibition only, and is separate from submissions to the sales room)    This will give you until the Friday after the August meeting, that is Friday 6th August to get your entry in.

Please email or call me if you are having difficulties with your entry.

Valerie Merritt
Exhibition Coordinator

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CQ Exhibition Dates: back to 23-26 September

July 8, 2021 | Posted in CQ Exhibition | By

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

 

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Dear Jane group meets 30 June

June 28, 2021 | Posted in Drop-in, What's On | By

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
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