April 2, 2008 | Posted in:CQ Exhibition


The eventual winner of the Canberra Quilters Inc Members Exhibition raffle will surely find it difficult to choose between the terrific prizes on offer. How would you choose between a quilt by Helen Godden and a Bernina Aurora 440QE from Bernina Australia?

This year the Raffle Quilt is Poppy Paradox triptych by Helen Godden. It is in fact six quilts in one, being completely reversible and in three separate panels. Beautifully created in cotton and silk, one side is bleach painted homespun and the other is hand painted silk and quilted with free motion machine. It is a wonderful vibrant quilt that any quilter would be delighted to win.

Then there is a Bernina Aurora 440QE, valued at $2,999, kindly donated by Bernina Australia. This fantastic machine has the celebrated stitch regulator that gives even sized stitches for free machine quilting.

Third prize is a Happy Jack Quilting frame valued at $1,325, kindly donated by Jackie McNab of Brindabella Quilting – a compact quilt frame that will help you to quilt to perfection. The aluminium frame sits on your own sturdy table and it is suitable for most domestic machines. It can extend to fit a king sized quilt yet packs down to 1 metre for easy storage.

The raffle will be drawn Sunday 10 August at the close of the Canberra Quilters Inc Members’ Exhibition.

This year (until 1 August and within Australia only) you can buy books of 10 tickets by post for $10 each, paid by cheque or money order made out to Canberra Quilters Inc – NO CASH PLEASE!

Send a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope* (for return of the tickets) with your cheque or money order to Canberra Quilters Inc, PO Box 3297, WESTON CREEK, ACT 2611.

Single tickets will be available at participating shops and at Canberra Quilters Inc regular meetings from 3 April:

  • Evening Meeting, 7.30 pm 1st Thursday of the month;
  • Southside Day Meeting, 9.30 am 3rd Wednesday of the month;
  • Northside Day Meeting, 10 1m 4th Friday of every month;

and at participating shops.

* Please note that if no SASE is included then only 9 tickets will be sent as $1 will be deducted for post and handling.

2 Comments

  1. Lindi
    April 8, 2008

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    Wow, such great prizes! Helen’s quilt is beautiful. That would be my first choice! I could always save for the Bernina, but what an opportunity for a quilt of Helen’s.

  2. Cascade Lily
    August 15, 2008

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    But who won? 🙂

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