ROWmakers meeting – 11 October

October 7, 2017 | Posted in Drop-in, Meetings, Row-by-row Challenge | By

Next meeting is on Wednesday 11 October, 10am for a 10.30am start, in the CQ room at the Cook Community Hub.  It is followed by a drop-in, until 4pm. So you can stay all day to sew.

A quilt is made over the year by each member making their own rows, or blocks or items like bags. A list of ingredients is released at the beginning of the year and at each meeting two items are chosen to incorporate into that month’s design challenge. One will be a colour and one will be an additive. For instance- each row contains two “ingredients”, e.g. purple and geometry, but in whatever way the maker chooses. As the name shows, this can be a noisy group! So far we have had:

# Colours Additives Inspirations
1 Turquoise Paints/ pencils/ dyes/ ink Letters
2 Red Recycled/ leftovers/ found objects Earth, water, fire and air
3 Purple Geometry Celebrations
4 Yellow Threads/ Stitches Opposites
5 Green Embellishments Animal, vegetable, mineral
6 Pink Linen / silk/ lace Heritage, tradition
7 Neutral Print/ words Numbers
8 Orange Improvisation Home and family

(Remember that you can choose an INSPIRATION for the whole year or be inspired by what’s chosen on a month-by-month basis. Up to you.)

Here are some images from our last meeting on 13 September.

Felicity, a member living in Germany, has jumped ahead to finish her response so that the baby can enjoy the quilt.

Felicity’s quilt

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CQ room being used for workshop – Wed and Thursday (26 & 27 July)

July 21, 2017 | Posted in Cook premises, Drop-in, Japanese | By

Due to the Tentmakers workshop being conducted in the CQ room the regular drop ins on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday (26 and 27 July) are cancelled.

The Small Japanese Projects group are meeting off site at the National Library at 10am. They are going to view Melodrama in Meiji Japan – woodblock illustrations If you want to join them, meet up in the foyer of the library at 10am.


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Wonderful Wednesday meeting – 19 July

July 17, 2017 | Posted in Drop-in, Meetings | By

The next meeting is this Wednesday, 19 July in the Cook Community Hub Hall, from 9.30am until 12.30pm. It is followed by a drop-in at the CQ room until 4pm.

This month’s special show & tell Something made from hobbies other than patchwork, e.g. knitting, beading, embroidery, woodwork, the list is endless. 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, 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, Name Badge Draw, some of the most wonderful morning tea fare and of course 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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Canberra Quilters meetings and drop-ins resume

January 22, 2017 | Posted in Drop-in, Meetings | By

Canberra Quilters’ regular meetings and drop-ins are resuming after the break for Christmas and New Year. Everything is in the CQ room, unless noted otherwise. Some resume in January, the rest in February. Drop-ins, interest groups and meetings are open to all members. Please remember to wear your name badge so we can get to know your name! Here is a summary-

All the drop-ins resumed in January. They are held on:

  • Monday evenings 7-9.30pm
  • Wednesdays 10am-4pm (note some meetings take the place of a drop-in)
  • 3rd & 4th Thursday 10am-4pm
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Fridays 10am-2,30pm, 4th Friday 1-4pm
  • 3rd Saturday 10am-1,30pm

There are some interest groups that get together under the umbrella of a drop-in. The William Morris Applique group (Bill’s Girls) meet at the 2nd Wednesday afternoon drop-in. The Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses group meets at the 3rd Wednesday afternoon drop-in.

Wonderful Wednesday (Hall) and Friendly Friday meetings resume in January. WW was held on 18 Jan, the FF will be this Friday (27th) 10am until 1pm.

The Small Japanese Projects interest groups resumes on January 25, 10am until 12 noon.

In February the following resume:

  • Evening meeting on 2 Feb in the Cook Community Hub Hall (1st Thursday)
  • ROWmakers design group, 8 Feb 10am-12noon (2nd Wednesday)
  • Creative Clothing Interest Group, 9 Feb 10am-2pm (2nd Thursday)
  • Modern Quilters, 9 Feb 7.30-10pm (2nd Thursday)
  • Art Quilters, 11 Feb 1-4pm (2nd Saturday)
  • QFO Working Bee, 14 Feb 10am-2.30pm (2nd Tuesday)
  • Beginners Group, 15 Feb 7.30-10pm (3rd Wednesday)

The full calendar of CQ get togethers is published in the newsletter and is available on the online calendar, under the events menu item on this website.




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REMINDER- No Monday night drop-in 28 November

November 26, 2016 | Posted in Drop-in | By

Just a reminder to the regulars that there is no Monday night drop-in this Monday, 28 November. It clashes with the previously booked Christmas Rush sew-in.

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CANCELLED – Monday evening drop-in for 26 September

September 23, 2016 | Posted in Drop-in | By

The drop-in for this Monday evening (26 September) has been cancelled . Normal evening drop-ins will resume on 3 October.

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Extra Drop-ins for August- 30th & 31st

August 24, 2016 | Posted in Drop-in | By

This month there are two extra drop-ins- Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st of August. They run from 10am to 4pm each day in the Canberra Quilters’ room at Cook.

Come along to use the room – pinning table, design wall, to sew, to chat. Tea and coffee available.

(Quilt in banner is Frewinfla by Grace Stewart- exhibited in the 2016 Members’ Exhibition)

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Monday Evening Drop-ins resume – 22 August

August 17, 2016 | Posted in Drop-in | By

The Monday evening drop-ins resume on 22 August, from 7pm until 9.30pm, in the Canberra Quilters’ room at Cook.

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Wonderful Wednesday meeting – 20 Jan

January 17, 2016 | Posted in Drop-in, Library, Meetings | By

The first meeting of the year is Wonderful Wednesday on 20 Jan in Cook Community Hub Hall, from 9.30am until 12.30pm. It is followed by the drop-in session (1-4pm) in the CQ room, where the library will be open.

WW is a sit and sew meeting with morning tea provided by rostered members, raffles, lucky door prize and name badge draw. The special themed show and tell is the quilts, bags etc from the ROWmakers design group. There us also regular show &tell – what have you been making over the holidays?

Don’t forget that membership was due on 1 January- you can renew online or handing it in at the meeting.

You can also drop off books, DVDs and patterns for the library fundraiser on 4 Feb. Drop them in the library returns box in the CQ room.

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Wonderful Wednesday drop-in – 16 December

December 12, 2015 | Posted in Drop-in | By

The regular Wonderful Wednesday meetings on the 3rd Wednesday have finished for the year, but the CQ room will be open for a WW drop-in on 16 December. If you want to come and sit and sew for awhile, use the pinning table or design wall, the room will be open from 9.30 until 4pm.


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