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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Exhibition Raffle and Viewers’ Choice Results

August 14, 2017 | Posted in CQ Exhibition, raffle | By

The CQ Exhibition Raffle was drawn yesterday at 4pm. Here are the results:

First drawn ticket 4255, Kris Banks. Kris chose the quilt

Second drawn ticket 965, Sue Robinson. Sue chose the Bernina sewing machine

Third drawn ticket 1858, Anne Duffy. Anne receives the hamper of quilters tools and supplies.

The Viewers’ Choice votes have been tallied and here are the results:

Quilts – number 66 Walled Garden by Dorothy Clee

Challenge/ Tiny Treasure – number 129 Seventeen by Carolyn Sullivan

Creative Clothing – number 138 Jeans East by Wendy Saclier

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Quilt show is open & results of judging

August 10, 2017 | Posted in CQ Exhibition | By

The Canberra Quilters Members’ Exhibition is now open, as part of the Craft and Quilt Fair. It runs 10-13 August, 10am until 4.30pm each day at EPIC, Flemington Road, Mitchell ACT.

Don’t forget there are revised traffic arrangements because of the light rail construction. Here is a link to the Craft Fair website showing the changes. There is a map you can download.

Please come along to check out all the quilts and clothing exhibited, the sales room and also the craft fair.

Here are the results of the judging (long post):

SPECIAL AWARDS

Bernina Best of Show

80 – Iggy, Bronwyn Hill (glimpse in banner)

Bernina Amateur Encouragement Award

47 – Heliconia, Pat Parker

Bernina Student Award

143 – Twisted Circles, Matthew Bielenberg

Best Use of Colour

80 – Iggy, Bronwyn Hill

Retaining the Tradition

115 – Radiant Terrazzo, Alison Zanchetto

Modern Quilting

87- Kross Kut Kaffe, Mary Kennedy & Modern Quilters

Excellence in Hand Quilting

44 – Rows, Rows and more Rows, Karin Malmberg

Excellence in Machine Quilting (domestic)

28 – My Tangled Garden, Jenny Bowker

Excellence in Machine Quilting (frame)

87 – Kross Kut Kaffe, Mary Kennedy & Modern Quilters, quilted by Clementine O’Sullivan

Best Use of Embellishment

66 – Walled Garden, Dorothy Clee

Best Use of Batik Fabric

79 – Faces of India, Helen Godden

Margaret Armistead Award

8 – Desert Stars, Helen Druett

Allan Armistead Award

141 – A Teddy Bears’ Picnic, Anna McNamara

CATEGORY AWARDS

Large Quilt (non-professional)

1st– 16, Fleur, Lyn Keogh

2nd– 5, Noughts and Crosses, Leah Clark-Vial

3rd– 7, Breakaway, Margaret Donaldson

Highly Commended- 12, Long Time Gone, Jan Hastings

Large Quilt (professional)

1st– 28, My Tangled Garden, Jenny Bowker

2nd– 32, Always from Here, Nobuko Miyake

3rd – 30, Put your Happy Pants on and Smile, Sylvia Clough

Small Quilt (non-professional)

1st– 47, Heliconia, Pat Parker

2nd– 34, Happiness in Yunnan Rice Fields, Virginia Buring

3rd– 52, Circles of Time, Nicole Shipway

Highly Commended- 38, Earthly Delights, Margaret Donaldson

Small Quilt (professional)

1st– 60, Wheat Fields, Dianne Firth

2nd– 62, Oh my Dahlia, Lynda Nikolovski

3rd– 64, Square Dance Variation, Alison Zanchetto

Mixed Media Quilt (open)

1st– 66, Walled Garden, Dorothy Clee

2nd– 67, Ormiston Gorge, Helen Godden

3rd– 65, Untitled, Buffy Beggs

Highly Commended- 69, Storm in the Desert, Kerry Graf

Art Quilt (open)

1st– 80, Iggy, Bronwyn Hill

2nd– 79, Faces of India, Helen Godden

3rd– 76, Weather Warning, Meg Cowey

Highly Commended- 84, Affinity1, Carolyn Sullivan

Group Quilt (open)

1st– 85, Improv with Geometry, Meg Cowey

2nd– 87, Kross Kut Kaffe, Mary Kennedy & Modern Quilters

3rd– 89, The Blue and White Quilt, Helen Rose

Commercially-Quilted Quilt (open)

1st– 115, Radiant Terrazzo, Alison Zanchetto

Quilted by Altogether Quilting- Helen Smith

2nd– 111, Just One More, Paulette Rigter

Quilted by Willowpatch- Fran Wilson

3rd– 109, Scheherazade’s Garden, Jo Anne Pulko

Quilted by Altogether Quilting- Helen Smith

Highly Commended- 103, Birds on the Wing, Kath Hunt

Quilted by History in the Making- Carolyn Conlan

Challenge Quilt (open)

Theme – In your Prime

1st– 128, Red Star Constellation #71, Helen Rose

2nd– 127, Fascination with Primes, Elizabeth Rose

3rd– 125, Older, Wiser, Happier, Kay Provins

Highly Commended- 116, Uncle Jack’s Prime Ribs, Dell Armistead

Tiny Treasure Quilt (open)

1st– 133, No Matter what the Weather, Wendy Saclier

2nd– 132, Whatever Happens…Happens, Andrea McMillan

Creative Clothing (open)

1st– 138, Jeans East, Wendy Saclier

2nd– 135, Japanese Blues, Patricia Butron

3rd– 137, My Black Skirt, Louise Fredericks

Highly Commended- 140, Bloomin’ Flowers, Donna Sunderland

Quilts by children (primary)

1st– 144, Pandamonium, Matthew Bielenberg

2nd– 142, Year of the Ninja, Timothy Bielenberg

3rd– 141, A Teddy Bears’ Picnic, Anna McNamara

Highly Commended- 143, Twisted Circles, Matthew Bielenberg

Quilts by youth (secondary)

1st– 145, El Cactus, Kristina Butron

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Quilt show opens tomorrow

August 9, 2017 | Posted in CQ Exhibition | By

The Canberra Quilters Members’ Exhibition opens tomorrow, as part of the Craft and Quilt Fair. It runs 10-13 August, 10am until 4.30pm each day at EPIC, Flemington Road, Mitchell ACT.

Don’t forget there are revised traffic arrangements because of the light rail construction. Here is a link to the Craft Fair website showing the changes. There is a map you can download.

Please come along to check out all the quilts and clothing exhibited, the sales room and also the craft fair.

Here is a glimpse of what you will see…

Star Link by Pamela Brockwell

Sandstorm by Cassandra Philpot

All Squared Away by Mary Kennedy

You can purchase a DVD or CD showing all the entries in the show at the main desk at the quilt show.

Images courtesy of Janet Cruise

 

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Quilt show opens in two days…10 August

August 8, 2017 | Posted in CQ Exhibition | By

The Canberra Quilters Members’ Exhibition opens in two days, as part of the Craft and Quilt Fair. It runs 10-13 August, 10am until 4.30pm each day at EPIC, Flemington Road, Mitchell ACT.

Don’t forget there are revised traffic arrangements because of the light rail construction. Here is a link to the Craft Fair website showing the changes. There is a map you can download.

Please come along to check out all the quilts and clothing exhibited, the sales room and also the craft fair.

Here is a glimpse of what you will see…

Watching by Dorothy Clee

Can you see what I see? by Laraine Culnane

What’s up Pussy Cat? by Lynda Nikolovski

Quilt in banner is Desert Retreat by Kerry Graf

You can purchase a DVD or CD showing all the entries in the show at the main desk at the quilt show.

Images courtesy of Janet Cruise

 

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Exhibition Delivery Day coming up on Saturday 29 July

July 27, 2017 | Posted in Cook premises, CQ Exhibition | By

This Saturday, 29 July, is the day members deliver the items entered in the annual members’ exhibition. The delivery venue is the CQ room at the Cook Community Hub, between 9am and 4.30pm.

Please be aware there is some maintenance going on at the site starting this week, but it is not close to our building:

  • Thursday 27th pm Install Temporary Fencing – Pollution set up- mark out saw cutting
  • Friday 28th am Saw cutting of all concrete / pavers areas / concrete pathways / UST area
  • Monday 31st start exploration and removal of oil / vent / boiler room feed lines / UST pump out and removal
  • Tuesday 1st finish UST removal
  • Wait for test results before remediation works commence

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Exhibition News – Craft Fair Friend now available

July 23, 2017 | Posted in CQ Exhibition, sponsor news | By

The Canberra Quilters exhibition is part of the Craft and Quilt Fair at Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC), from 10-13 August.

Expertise Events (a CQ sponsor) have released the Craft Fair Friend booklet for this event. It is the preview magazine, with details of what’s on, special offers, workshop timetables. You can download a copy here.

(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) Tickets will be available at the exhibition. Raffle is drawn on 13 August at 4pm, at the exhibition.

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Exhibition Entry Deadline Extended to June 30 2017

June 21, 2017 | Posted in Call for Entries, CQ Exhibition, events, Exhibition | By

The entry deadline for entering this year’s Canberra Quilter’s Annual Members Exhibition has been extended to (postmarked) 30 June 2017.

To download the entry pack click here.

This extension of deadline will not impact any other Exhibition dates.

Remember, you can submit a quilt for display only (also known as “not for judging”) in the Exhibition. We strongly encourage all members to consider submitting a quilt (even if it’s just for display). You never know, seeing your quilt might just be the catalyst for someone else to start quilting (and we all need there to be more quilters in the world!).

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Exhibition information pack and forms available online now

May 4, 2017 | Posted in CQ Exhibition | By

The exhibition pack is available online, here on the CQ site. It includes individual versions of the forms to download as well as the information pack and the sales room brochure.

Entry deadline is 14 June 2017. You don’t have to have completed your quilt or creative clothing garment to enter, but you will need to finish it by delivery day on 29 July.

 

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Exhibition Flyer Competition

March 4, 2017 | Posted in CQ Exhibition | By

 

The Canberra Quilters Member’s Exhibition is approaching in August and we’d love for you to help us promote the event. Let us know where you have displayed / released your flyer. This year we’re offering a prize to the person (or persons) who can get a photo of their flyer (pictured above) the furthest geographical (as the crow flies) place from Canberra.

The competition is open to all Canberra Quilters Inc members. Prize will be awarded at the September Canberra Quilters Meeting. So get your thinking caps on and get out there and start snapping photos of your flyer! Entries to be emailed to publicity officer

Small print: Winners will be decided by the Exhibition Committee. Judges decision is final and discussion will not be entered into. Closing date is 7 August 2017.

(Image in banner & on flyer 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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