Art Quilters Meeting – 8 April

April 6, 2017 | Posted in Art Quilters Canberra | By

The next meeting of the art quilting group will be Saturday 8 April, from 1-4pm in the CQ room at Cook. Continuing the exploration of Design Elements:

Scheduled for discussion will be Line, presented by Jenny White, Composition by Patricia and Buffy, and Journaling by Wilma

Bring your response to the exercise from last month’s meeting- something incorporating blue and orange, texture, and circles.

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

Jenny White’s response to last month’s exercise

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Art Quilters’ meeting – Saturday 11 March

March 10, 2017 | Posted in Art Quilters Canberra | By

The next meeting of the Art Quilters group is tomorrow, from 1-4pm in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub.

Don’t forget to bring show & tell to share.

The group is starting its review of design principles – covering colour, texture and shape this month. You need to bring an A4 visual journal if you want to include the design concepts and exercises in your journal. In any case bring paper and writing instruments for the design exercises.

Don’t forget this link for a rundown of the design elements and principles.

(Quilt in banner is Red Seaweed by Wilma Cawley)

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Art quilters meeting – 11 February

February 8, 2017 | Posted in Art Quilters Canberra | By

The first art quilters meeting of the year will be on Saturday 11 February, from 1-4pm in the CQ room.

The art quilters have discussions and practice with new techniques and materials, review of books, show and tell as well as conducting challenges.

The first meeting will have a guest speaker, Rasa Mauragis, talking about her journey in quilts and textiles.

There will also be a discussion about future plans and going through design concepts. To help you with the latter discussion Buffy has provided a link to the Canva learning site, where there is information on design elements and principles.

(Quilt in banner is Vestment of the Shaman, by Meg Cowey)

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Art Quilters meeting – 10 December

December 8, 2016 | Posted in Art Quilters Canberra | By

The last Art Quilters meeting of the year is this Saturday, 10 December, from 1pm. It is I the CQ room at Cook Community Hub.

Please bring show & tell and a plate of food to share for the end of year celebration.

(Quilt in banner is It looks like rain, by Sue Robinson.)

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Art Quilters meeting – 12 November

November 11, 2016 | Posted in Art Quilters Canberra | By

The Art Quilters meeting is this Saturday, 12 November, in the CQ room at Cook. The meeting runs from 1-4pm.

Bring along show & tell, as well as books and magazines, info on websites that you would like to share with the group.

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Art Quilters meeting – 8 October

October 6, 2016 | Posted in Art Quilters Canberra, Meetings | By

The Art Quilters meeting is this Saturday, 8 October, in the CQ room at Cook. The meeting runs from 1-4pm.

Bring along show & tell, as well as books and magazines, info on websites that you would like to share with the group.

Member Laraine will be leading the mini workshop, which is all about slow stitching and hidden objects. If you would like to join in, here is the requirements list:

1.  Material for the top – can be square, rectangle, even round if you wish (I cut my top, backing and batting each at 6 1/2″ square but you can make yours any size you want)

2.  Material for the backing (same size as above piece)

3.  Batting (again same size as above and I used a left over piece of bamboo quilt batting))

4.  Objects for “hiding” (I used a few buttons of different sizes, safety pins and a shower curtain hook.

4.  Needle and cotton for basting items to the batting.

5.  Coloured thread of your choice for hand stitching the three layers together (I used a selection of different coloured DMC stranded cottons which I will bring with me just in case.

6.  Some pins would be handy to hold the layers together while you work.

Here is an image of Laraine’s work:

Slow Stitch - Hidden Objects

Slow Stitch – Hidden Objects

 

 

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Art Quilters meeting – 10 September

September 7, 2016 | Posted in Art Quilters Canberra | By

The next meeting of the Art Quilters group is this Saturday, 10 September, from 1-4pm in the CQ room at Cook.

This group has discussions and mini workshops about new techniques and materials as well as reviewing books, show and tell and setting challenges.

The mini workshop will be experimenting with inks with Patricia. Bring along any old ink you might have plus 20cm squares of  white or light coloured fabric. To protect yourself and the tables please bring an apron and a cardboard box or tray. Patricia will bring baking and freezer papers and spray bottles.

After this meeting there is a small party – so bring a small plate of food to share.

(Quilt in banner is Hummer by Karen Travis, 2nd in Art Quilts in recent exhibition)

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Art Quilters meeting – Saturday 9 July

July 7, 2016 | Posted in Art Quilters Canberra, Meetings | By

The Art Quilters are meeting this Saturday, from 1-4 pm in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub.

Please bring along show & tell as well as any books, mags or websites of interest.

 

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Quilters meeting – Saturday 11 June

June 9, 2016 | Posted in Art Quilters Canberra | By

The Art Quilters are meeting this Saturday, from 1-4 pm in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub.

Please bring along show & tell as well as any books, mags or websites of interest.

Buffy will be leading a mini-workshop based on the work of Karin Olah – collage on canvas. Here is a link to her website and another link to a Vimeo video called Revelation of Process: Karin Olah. It is 8.5 minutes long.

For the mini- workshop you will need to bring:

  • a canvas … this can just be a small one since this is just an exercise. 
  • fabric scraps  … maybe limiting your scraps to two colour runs and neutrals (white, black, etc) will help us to focus a bit. 
  • scissors
  • Buffy will bring  the rice paste but you can bring something to smooth the fabric down to the canvas … can be an old credit card or rewards card. 
  • And of course, we want to protect the tables- so papers/ plastic cloth.

 

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Art quilters meeting – Saturday 14 May

May 11, 2016 | Posted in Art Quilters Canberra | By

The next meeting of the Art Quilters will be on Saturday, from 1pm in the CQ room at Cook.

For the mini-workshop Anieta will be leading the group in the surface design and construction of an accordion book/ shelf book. You will need to bring:

  •  A piece of fabric cut @ full width of fabric by about 6” to 8” wide.  This should be backed with some heavyish vilene if you wish it to stand up on a shelf, otherwise simple cotton batting or thin wadding fused to the back if you wish to turn it into a fabric book. 
  • These pieces work best if they have a theme so keep collecting ephemera.  None have to be washable as the piece will hopefully never get wet.  Paper, lace fabric, buttons, badges, feathers i.e. just about anything that is not too fat.  It can be attached with stitch, white glue, gel medium, vliesofix or other fusible.  So bring some threads and scraps of fusible to get started.
  • Paints and pens for writing and extra colour.

Don’t forget to bring your Tiny Treasure for show and tell. Plus anything else you wish to share with the group.

 

 

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