The next meeting of the Small Japanese Projects group is on 28 February, from 10am-noon, in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub.
The Small Japanese Projects interest group is for members interested in all things Japanese. Each month (or over two months) you will work on a small project, lead by a member of the group.
The meeting begins with a show and tell of what you have made, purchased or done during the previous months. It is always great to hear about your activities.
Our project this month will be fabric and paper beads.
The image is of a necklace made by convenor Karen. It has beads made from Japanese cotton fabrics, paper beads made from old sheet music and two striped commercial beads, all threaded and knotted onto some bamboo cord.
- assorted fabric strips, cut into 1/4’’, 1/2’’, 3/4’’ and 1’’ widths and about 6’’ to 8’’ long. No fabric that frays too easily.
- paper strips cut the same widths but maybe about 12’’ in length. Paper from glossy magazines work really well, nothing too flimsy. Karen will bring some sheet music..
- some commercial beads if you want to add variety.
- linen, bamboo, cotton cord. Not too thick as it has to fit through a hole the size of a sate stick.
- all purpose glue suitable for paper and fabric
- a few sate sticks ( I will bring extra) to wrap the paper and fabric around
- a piece of baking paper to protect the tables from glue
- a piece of template plastic or equivalent about 3’’ by 1’’
The meeting is followed by a drop-in until 4pm. The English Paper Piecing (EPP) group meets as part of the drop-in.
The next meeting is this Wednesday, 21 February, in the Hall at the Cook Community Hub, from 9.30am until 12.30pm. It is followed by a drop-in at the Canberra Quilters room, where the library will be open. This drop-in is also when the Appliqué Group meets. You don’t have to be part of this group to come to the drop-in.
For the themed show and tell this month, members are asked to bring floral/ garden quilts. Don’t forget to bring something for regular show & tell – perhaps your summer holiday projects.
There is also a library fund raising sale. Books excess to the library, donated books and other media, will be for sale in the Hall, for reasonable prices.
Membership renewals were due on 1 January – renew at the meeting!
The AGM is in March and you need to be a financial member to stand for the committee or vote at the meeting. You need to join by 31 March to exhibit or sell at the annual exhibition and sales room in August.
For new members, Wonderful Wednesday is held on the third Wednesday of each month except December, normally 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, and Name Badge Draw, some of the most wonderful morning tea fare and 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.
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:
|1||Turquoise||Paints/ pencils/ dyes/ ink||Letters|
|2||Red||Recycled/ leftovers/ found objects||Earth, water, fire and air|
|5||Green||Embellishments||Animal, vegetable, mineral|
|6||Pink||Linen / silk/ lace||Heritage, tradition|
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The drop-in for this Monday evening (26 September) has been cancelled . Normal evening drop-ins will resume on 3 October.
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)
The Monday evening drop-ins resume on 22 August, from 7pm until 9.30pm, in the Canberra Quilters’ room at Cook.