Evening Meeting – 6 April

April 4, 2017 | Posted in CQ Administration, Meetings | By

The evening meeting is this Thursday, 6 April, 7pm for a 7.30pm start, in the Hall at the Cook Community Hub. The meeting starts with formal committee (and other) reports and news followed by an activity.

This month is tips night! A panel of experts is open for questions – what is something you have always wanted to know?

At the AGM three positions remained unfilled and were considered to be casual vacancies. Since the AGM three members have stepped forward to fill these vacancies:

  • President: Raylee Bielenberg
  • Vice President: Angie Wilson
  • Publicity Officer: Julie McMahon

Congratulations to these members and thanks for stepping up.

Pick up some exhibition raffle books to sell. Funds raised go to support Canberra Quilters and its activities, eg library, QFO

All the usual meeting fun- lucky door prize, badge draw, raffle and regular show and tell. Don’t forget to stay and chat over a cuppa and check out the show and tell.

Library will be open for this meeting so come along to return books and borrow more.

Here are some tip images from this blog author- the witch finger as an alternative awl to hold things in place while sewing and the upright unpicker hack (small unpicker and an empty Aurifil thread spool). Lets you cut thread for hand piecing or to cut threads when you are chain piecing.

The alternative awl – a witch finger Halloween toy

Insert a small seam ripper into an empty Aurifil thread spool – thread cutter. (Idea courtesy of Megan Pitz of Canoe Ridge Creations, via Instagram – here is a link for you to watch a short video)

(Image in banner is this year’s raffle quilt by Jenny Bowker and Kath Hunt, quilted by Fran Wilson of Willowpatch through Calico Patch at Federation Square, Gungahlin)

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New Canberra Quilters committee

March 14, 2017 | Posted in CQ Administration | By

The AGM for Canberra Quilters was held on 2 March and a new committee was formed. While some positions remained vacant at the AGM, the meeting was adjourned until 6 April to seek candidates for the vacant positions. Nominations have now been received for all the vacant positions and they will be formalised at the resumption of the AGM on 6 April.

Those positions filled at the AGM:

Treasurer: Janet Cruise

Secretary: Libby Williams

Exhibition Coordinator: Julie Ricketts

Membership Secretary: Elaine Jones

Librarian: Beth Clary

Newsletter Editor: Patricia Butron

Communications Officer: Nicole Shipway

Workshop Coordinator: Valerie Merritt

Committee Member:  Ruth Schwensen

Congratulations to all and thanks from the membership for stepping up to be part of our ‘Board of Directors’.

(Notification authorised by outgoing President Helen Rose.)

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Evening Meeting – 2 March

February 28, 2017 | Posted in CQ Administration, Meetings | By

The evening meeting is this Thursday, 2 March, 7pm for a 7.30pm start, in the Hall at the Cook Community Hub. The meeting starts with formal committee (and other) reports and news followed by an activity.

This month is the Annual General Meeting. Please attend if you are able – we need to reach a quorum to proceed. Please also consider standing for the committee. Details are in the newsletter.

Special show & tell – Quilts displayed at the recent Royal Canberra Show. If you have a quilt(s) displayed at the Show please bring them along to show at the meeting.

All the usual meeting fun- lucky door prize, badge draw, raffle and regular show and tell. Don’t forget to stay and chat over a cuppa and check out the show and tell.

Library will be open for this meeting so come along to return books and borrow more.

Don’t forget to renew your membership – you need to be financial by 31 March to exhibit in the annual exhibition or to sell in the Sales Room.

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AGM results and new Life Member

March 22, 2016 | Posted in CQ Administration, Member News | By

The AGM for Canberra Quilters was held on Thursday 3 March, including the election of the committee. The following were elected to the positions indicated:

  • President- Helen Rose
  • Vice President- Marcia McKinnon
  • Secretary- Tony Tisdell
  • Treasurer- Janet Cruise
  • Librarian- Beth Clary
  • Exhibition Coordinator- Jan Gordon
  • Publicity Officer- Karen Brown
  • Communications Officer- Libby Williams
  • Membership Secretary- Elaine Jones
  • Workshop Coordinator- Valerie Merritt
  • Committee Member- Wendy Hirst

Barbara Goddard was awarded life membership at the meeting. The public announcement was delayed until after the Wonderful Wednesday meeting on 16 March, when the presentation was made. Barbara is a long standing member of Canberra Quilters who has served on the committee as Treasurer and President (two stints). She has also supported Canberra Quilters in many other ways, including as a valuer (retired) and in the Sales Room at the Exhibition. Congratulations Barbara and thanks for your many years of service to our organisation.

 

 

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Connecting Threads March Issue Available

March 1, 2016 | Posted in Connecting Threads, CQ Administration | By

The March issue of the Canberra Quilters’ newsletter, Connecting Threads, was released electronically yesterday for online subscribers and posted for print subscribers.

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Evening Meeting- (AGM)- 3 March

February 29, 2016 | Posted in CQ Administration, Meetings, membership | By

The evening meeting this Thursday is also the AGM- so don’t forget to come, if you are able, so we have a quorum.

Meeting is 7pm, for a 7.30pm start, in the Hall at the Cook Community Hub.

All the usual meeting fun- lucky door prize, badge draw, raffle and show and tell. Library is open before and after the meeting in the CQ room. Don’t forget to stay and chat over a cuppa and check out the show and tell.

If you are thinking of doing the Intro to Dyeing workshop , you need to have enrolled and paid at this meeting.

Don’t forget memberships are now overdue (due on 1 Jan)- you need to be a member to participate at the AGM and to exhibit and sell at the exhibition.

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Evening Meeting – 4 February: teachers and sponsors

January 31, 2016 | Posted in CQ Administration, Meetings, membership | By

The first evening meeting of the year is on Thursday 4 February, 7pm for a 7,30pm start, in the Cook Community Hub Hall. This is sit down formal meeting (as opposed to the sit and sew meetings held in the daytime).

There are two special attractions at this meeting:

  • there is a library fund sale. Excess books, DVDs and patterns from the library will be for sale in the hall, as well as donated books magazines and patterns from members. All money raised goes to future library purchases. It is not too late to donate items – just put them in the library returns box in the days leading up to the meeting or give them to librarian Beth on the night. Don’t forget to bring some money to snap up a bargain!
  • teachers and sponsors let us know there plans for the year – classes, workshops, fabric releases, sewing machines etc.

There is the usual fun at the meeting – announcements, lucky door prize, name badge draw, raffles as well as supper after the meeting.

You can join or renew your membership at the meeting. Membership is from 1 January to 31 December each year, so renewals are now overdue! You need to be a financial member to stand for committee or vote at the AGM on 3 March. You also need to be a member by 31 March in order to exhibit and sell at the Annual Exhibition in August.

Image in banner is “Oyster Catchers II – The Shoreline” by Beth and Trevor Reid

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Library Fund Book and Pattern Sale…donations welcome

January 13, 2016 | Posted in CQ Administration, Library | By

The CQ library will be holding a book and pattern sale at the evening meeting on Feb 4. The library is being culled of older or duplicated books, patterns and DVDs and these are being offered for sale to raise funds for the library..

To assist in raising fund for new books your donations of relevant books, patterns and DVDs are welcome (NO magazines thanks). Donations can be left in the returns box of the library. The CQ room is open for Resolution Week until Sunday 17 January, 9.30-4, plus after the Wonderful Wednesday and Friendly Friday meetings next week as well as during the Australia Day extra long weekend sew-in 22-26 January. So there are lots of opportunities to drop off a donation!

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Connecting Threads December 2015 Issue

December 2, 2015 | Posted in CQ Administration | By

Ruby

The online version of the December issue of Connecting Threads was delivered to in-boxes this afternoon. Those members who receive a print version should have received it in the post this week.

 

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Annual General Meeting – your new committee

April 3, 2014 | Posted in CQ Administration | By

The AGM was held tonight and here are the members of the committee:

President: Helen Rose

VP: Marcia McKinnon

Treasurer: Linda Magee

Secretary: Joanne Barraclough

Exhibition Coordinator: Jan Gordon

Membership Secretary: Cornelia Reppin

Publicity & Sponsorship Officer: Karen Brown

Librarian: Beth Clary

Communications Officer: Cecelia Kaye

Workshop Coordinator: Anne Meuronen

Committee Member: Wendy Hirst

Thanks for stepping forward to run our organisation and thanks to the outgoing committee members.

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