Wonderful Wednesday – 20 June

June 17, 2018 | Posted in Meetings | By

The next meeting is this Wednesday, 20 June, in the Hall at the Cook Community Hub, from 9.30am until 12.30pm. It is followed by a drop-in at the Canberra Quilters room. This drop-in is also when the Appliqué Group meets. The Appliqué Group is for members who like to do appliqué – learning from each other, getting help or working on a current project. You don’t have to be part of this group to come to the drop-in.

For the themed show and tell this month, members are asked to bring scrap quilts.

Don’t forget to bring something for regular show & tell.

For new members, Wonderful Wednesday is held on the third Wednesday of each month except December, normally in the Hub Hall from 9.30am till 12.30pm. It is a good opportunity to do some handwork and meet for a chat. We have Raffles, Lucky Door Prize, and Name Badge Draw, some of the most wonderful morning tea fare and a themed Show and Tell plus the regular Show and Tell.

If you are a newcomer or you haven’t been for a while PLEASE come and sit at Christine’s table (WW convener) where ever that may be, until you get better acquainted with the other members.

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Biggest Morning Tea 2018

June 14, 2018 | Posted in member activity | By

Canberra Quilters hosted a Biggest Morning Tea Quilting Bee on 3 June. Over $3400 was raised that will go to local cancer projects.

Here are some images from the day. The theme was ‘Going for Gold’ – with prizes for decorated tables and people.

Many busy hands, sewed, completed puzzles as well as a round the building marathon.

Thanks to sponsors and members who donated items for the day and made it so successful.

Busy hands sewing hexies, drinking tea, keeping on eye on raffle…

Some came prepared with Lego to decorate their table

WHile others raided the dress-up box to make a gold statement

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Biggest Morning Tea this Sunday, 3 June

June 1, 2018 | Posted in member activity | By

Going for Gold

Canberra Quilters is hosting a Biggest Morning Tea Quilting Bee on Sunday 3 June, from 10am-2pm in the Cook Community Hub Hall. A tax deductable entry fee of $5 is payable at the door (or you can donate a larger sum). All proceeds go to the ACT Cancer Council for cancer research.

There is a monster raffle as well as a quilt raffle and lucky door prizes. Lots of fun and table games. White elephant stall of used & older items. So bring some money to buy tickets or to grab a bargain.

It would be great if you could bring a plate of food to share at morning tea- savoury or sweet.

The theme is ‘Going for Gold’. Wear something athletic as a tribute to the Commonwealth Games recently held on the Gold Coast – or something gold and glittery because that is who you really are!   Bring a needle and thread to sew as there will be some sewing challenges.

There is a prize for the best decorated table / people, representing a sport from the XXI Commonwealth Games.

Donations of new items for the monster raffle are welcome- place in the marked bin in the CQ storeroom or give to co-ordinators Margaret or Tricia.

Donations of used/ older items for the white elephant table are also welcome, and can be made on the day.

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Art Quilts at The Q: 31 May-23 June

May 31, 2018 | Posted in Art quilts, exhibitions | By

Members may be interested in this exhibition, opening today. The Q exhibition space in Queanbeyan is hosting an exhibition of art quilts by Yvonne Line.

Join the artist for refreshments on Saturday 2 June at 11am

Yvonne Line is an International Award Winning Art Quilter who has been exploring the use of textiles in various forms since her mid-teens. Over many years, Yvonne’s focus has been on presenting art work as layered textiles, using remnants and recycled textiles and re-inventing them into a new form.  That which is discarded and seemingly useless, stir her imagination and form her pallet. Yvonne was a founding member of Quilt NSW and is current President of Ozquilt Network Inc. Australia’s premier art quilt organisation and a member of Macarthur Textile Network.
Australia – A Land of Contrasts is an exhibition showcasing Yvonne’s broad wealth of talent and experience working with textiles and portrays her interpretations and narratives of our wide brown land.
Floor talk by the artist every Thurs, Fri & Sat 11am & 2pm during the exhibition
www.theq.net.au

The Q Exhibition Space

The Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre

251 Crawford St Queanbeyan, Phone 6285 6290

Weekdays 10 – 4, Saturdays 10 – 2

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Lions Club of Young Quilt Show – 26 & 27 May 2018

May 19, 2018 | Posted in exhibitions | By

Lions Club of Young Inc. Annual Quilt Show 2018

Saturday 26th May 10 -4.30 pm & Sunday 27st May   10 -4.00pm

Young Town Hall

Boorowa St Young

 

Entry $5, under 12 free

Details available at contact below

Information: Jenny 0423452595

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Wonderful Wednesday meeting – 16 May

May 14, 2018 | Posted in Meetings | By

The next meeting is this Wednesday, 16 May, in the Hall at the Cook Community Hub, from 9.30am until 12.30pm. It is followed by a drop-in at the Canberra Quilters room, where the library will be open. This drop-in is also when the Appliqué Group meets. The Appliqué Group is for members who like to do appliqué – learning from each other, getting help or working on a current project. You don’t have to be part of this group to come to the drop-in.

For the themed show and tell this month, members are asked to bring friendship group quilts. It is interesting to see what people make as a group.

Don’t forget to bring something for regular show & tell.

For new members, Wonderful Wednesday is held on the third Wednesday of each month except December, normally in the Hub Hall from 9.30am till 12.30pm. It is a good opportunity to do some handwork and meet for a chat. We have Raffles, Lucky Door Prize, and Name Badge Draw, some of the most wonderful morning tea fare and a themed Show and Tell plus the regular Show and Tell.

If you are a newcomer or you haven’t been for a while PLEASE come and sit at Christine’s table (WW convener) where ever that may be, until you get better acquainted with the other members.

Gourmet Galaxy – Elizabeth Rose & Gourmet Quilters

You might see this quilt at show & tell – from Gourmet Quilters.

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Biggest Morning Tea Quilting Bee- 3 June 2018

May 11, 2018 | Posted in events | By

 Going for Gold

Canberra Quilters is hosting a Biggest Morning Tea Quilting Bee on Sunday 3 June, from 10am-2pm in the Cook Community Hub Hall. A tax deductable entry fee of $5 is payable at the door (or you can donate a larger sum). All proceeds go to the ACT Cancer Council for cancer research.

There is a monster raffle as well as a quilt raffle and lucky door prizes. Lots of fun and table games. White elephant stall of used & older items. So bring some money to buy tickets or to grab a bargain.

It would be great if you could bring a plate of food to share at morning tea- savoury or sweet.

The theme is ‘Going for Gold’. Wear something athletic as a tribute to the Commonwealth Games recently held on the Gold Coast – or something gold and glittery because that is who you really are!   Bring a needle and thread to sew as there will be some sewing challenges.

There is a prize for the best decorated table / people, representing a sport from the XXI Commonwealth Games.

Donations of new items for the monster raffle are welcome- place in the marked bin in the CQ storeroom or give to co-ordinators Margaret or Tricia.

Donations of used/ older items for the white elephant table are also welcome, and can be made on the day.

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Art Quilters – 12 May

May 10, 2018 | Posted in Art Quilters Canberra | By

The next meeting is on Saturday 12 May, 1-4pm, in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub.

The Art Quilters group promotes discussion and practice with new techniques and materials. Review of books, show and tell and challenges.

Don’t forget your challenge piece for this month… One 12″ or 30cm square quilt for the first four months. These will be inspired by your travels.

Please bring any other show & tell, books, magazines and websites.

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Challenge Theme 2018 – Blue and White

May 9, 2018 | Posted in CQ Exhibition | By

Challenge 2018:

Every year Canberra Quilters has a quilt challenge theme category at the exhibition. For 2018 the theme chosen by the main committee is ‘Blue & White’.

Members can choose to respond to the theme any way they like in their quilt as long as it meets the size requirements of 70cm x 50cm, portrait or landscape orientation. The challenge quilts generally travel as a group to other quilt groups during the subsequent year.

You are invited to make a quilt in the challenge format, incorporating the idea of ‘Blue & White’. You may choose to make it from all the shades and tones of blue, and white. Or you may focus on-

  • the sea /ocean / sky
  • something in the garden
  • blue and white china (Blue Willow, Delftware)
  • gemstones (blue diamond, sapphire)
  • bluesy music
  • choose an appropriate block or
  • play on the words

You have many paths you could follow in making your quilt.

Enter your items in the Annual Members Exhibition, held in August 2018. You have until June to submit an entry. The entry pack will be available in mid 2018 with Connecting Threads and online.

The challenge theme for 2019 has also been selected: “Off the Sheep’s Back”. So get ready for August 2019!

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inTransit exhibition 10 May – 2 June 2018

May 8, 2018 | Posted in Member News | By

One of Canberra Quilters members, Fiona Hammond, is part of this exhibition, coming up at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre.

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