Evening Meeting – 6 October

October 3, 2016 | Posted in Library, Meetings | By

The evening meeting is this Thursday, 6 October, 7pm for a 7.30pm start, in the Hall at the Cook Community Hub.

Quilt for Others will be holding a sale of excess fabric after this meeting. They often get donations of fabric – more than can be used and use the money from this sale to buy batting and thread.

The special activity this month will be a presentation on the Days for Girls project, by member Phillipa Leask. Information about Days for Girls is available on this website –  http://www.daysforgirls.org

For the Days for Girls presentation, we are calling on donations of the following items for the kits they make:

  • Boxes of large Ziplock plastic bags (gallon bags from Costco are ideal)
  • Underwear (packaged, new) – girls sizes 12-14 and women sizes up to 10 – 12
  • 100% cotton quilters fabric and flannelette

Please see member Louise Fredericks with any of these items or to make cash donations. For underwear and fabric: bright and patterns, no light colours, no faces or animals. Patterns are good but not too modern patterns, e.g. stripes are great. Please bring these donations to any of the September, October and November meetings.

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.

(Quilt in banner is My Garden in Autumn by Rosalind Hanigan, exhibited in the 2016 Members’ Exhibition)

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Donations for library fund sale

February 1, 2016 | Posted in Library | By

There is a library fund sale at this Thursday’s evening meeting. All money raised goes to future library purchases.

If you want to donate books, DVDs or patterns they can be left in the library returns box in the days leading up to the meeting or give them to librarian Beth on the night.  The room will be open on Monday night and Wednesday for drop-in.

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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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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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New library items for June and July 2015

July 24, 2015 | Posted in Library | By

9781604601640_

TITLE: Quilting beauties : come in all shapes & sizes

AUTHOR: Neary, Karen

DESCRIPTION: A fresh look and creative take on the versatile New York Beauty block.

LOCATION: New York Beauty

 

9781607059899

TITLE: Paper pieced modern : step-by-step visual guide

AUTHOR: Garro, Amy

DESCRIPTION: The definitive guide to paper piecing for modern quilters.

LOCATION: Modern Quilts

 

9781617450181

TITLE: Modern rainbow : 14 imaginative quilts that play with color

AUTHOR: Bryan, Rebecca

DESCRIPTION: Learn the art of combining colors from the rainbow.

LOCATION: Colour

 

9781620336762

TITLE: By the block : 18 surprisingly simple quilts

AUTHOR: Rogers, Siobhan

DESCRIPTION: This book shows the time-poor quilter how to make sophisticated, complex-looking quilts that are based on easy-to-assemble quilt blocks.

LOCATION: Blocks

 

9781607058724

TITLE: Wild blooms and colourful creatures

AUTHOR: Williams, Wendy

DESCRIPTION: Wendy Willams, an Australian quilter, and a member of the Material Obsession team. Give your applique a fresh new look by mixing wool with cotton and linen fabrics.

LOCATION: Applique

 

9781627103930

TITLE: When bad things happen to good quilters : a guide to starting, fixing, and finishing your quilting projects

AUTHOR: Ford, Joan

DESCRIPTION: Survival guide for fixing & finishing any quilting project.

LOCATION: Basics

 

9781589237971

TITLE: Zentangle stitches for quilters and fabric artists

AUTHOR: Monk, Jane

DESCRIPTION: For the doodler. Stitching repetitive designs on fabrics. Jane shows you how to combine tangling and stitching to create beautiful art quilts, useful décor items, and heartfelt gifts.

LOCATION: Quilting

 

9781589238763

TITLE: First time tangle quilting : step-by-step basics

DESCRIPTION: Tangle art is drawing repetitive patterns within simple structures and for the quilter adopting this technique and applying it to quilting.

LOCATION: Quilting

 

9781933308326

TITLE: Temari techniques : a visual guide to making Japanese embroidered thread balls

AUTHOR: Suess, Barbara B.

DESCRIPTION: Here is everything you need to learn an exotic Japanese handcraft. Deceptively simple to make, temari are perfect carry-along projects. With little more than a needle and colourful embroidery threads, they will busy your hands, soothe your mind, and fire your imagination.

LOCATION: Japanese

 

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New Library items for May 2015

May 12, 2015 | Posted in Library | By

 

9781604682359

TITLE: Stack, shuffle, and slide : a new technique for stack the deck quilts

AUTHOR: Alexander, Karla

DESCRIPTION: Stack fabric squares or rectangles, all right side up into a ‘deck’ and then slice the deck into various shapes. The shapes are then shuffled and each layer is sewn back together. Karla has then introduced another step, called the slide, which is actually a second shuffle to create some amazing results.

LOCATION: STACK & WHACK

 

cultural

TITLE: Cultural fusion quilts : a melting pot of piecing traditions : 15 free-form block projects

AUTHOR: Shah, Sujata

DESCRIPTION: Transform traditional quilt blocks into modern quilts inspired by the colours and crafts of India, Africa, and the American South.

LOCATION: NEW QUILTS FROM TRADITIONAL BLOCKS

 

 

9781604685756

TITLE: Top your table : 10 quilts in different shapes and sizes

DESCRIPTION: Easy applique. Quick piecing. Make one this weekend! A variety of styles to brighten any room with small quilts that are a joy to make and sure to please – several patterns would also make sweet doll or baby quilts.

LOCATION: PROJECTS

 

 

9781627107440

TITLE: Kafe Fassett’s brilliant little patchworks : 20 stitched and patched projects using Kaffe Fassett fabrics

AUTHOR: Fassett, Kaffe

DESCRIPTION: Kaffe creates a wonderful range of small projects for your home, for yourself, or to give as gifts, from his specially chosen fabrics. From cushions and mini quilts to table runners and shawls, these projects come together in a snap.

LOCATION: PROJECTS

 

 

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New library items for April 2015

April 6, 2015 | Posted in Library | By

 

9781604601046TITLE: The ancient art of applique : patterns from the tentmakers of Cairo

DESCRIPTION: Based on ancient Egyptian art and architecture from buildings, tombs and scrolls, these 18 designs will enhance traditional or modern applique quilts. Jenny Bowker features in this book which gives on-the-scene reporting from the tentmakers’ street in Cairo.

LOCATION: EGYPTIAN

 

9781574329360TITLE: Wonderful 1 fabric quilts

AUTHOR: Nickols, Kay

DESCRIPTION: Start with just one border-striped fabric and you’re on your way to creating a unique, one-of-a kind quilt! Blocks, borders and bindings all cut from the same fabric.

LOCATION: ONE FABRIC QUILTS

 

9781574326475TITLE: Wonderful 1 fabric curves

AUTHOR: Nickols, Kay

DESCRIPTION: One border fabric + one block = unlimited designs!  The ‘Drunkard’s path’ block and the versatility of border print fabrics are a winning combination for that fabulous quilt.

LOCATION: ONE FABRIC QUILTS

 

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Book Sale @ evening meeting – 5 February

February 4, 2015 | Posted in Library, Meetings, sponsor news | By

At Thursday’s meeting there is also a sale of books that are no longer needed from the library – duplicates etc. – at very reasonable prices.  So come along for the book sale and all the other attractions:

  • Teachers and Sponsors outline the classes planned for the year and what goodies they have in store for us to buy.
  • The collection of quilts for Common Ground will also be on display – there have been more made  than the 40 required for the project. So come along to see them all in one place before they are delivered.
  • You can also sign up to volunteer for the Connect and Participate Expo on 28 March.
  • Lucky door prize, name badge draw, raffles, supper and the library.

Don’t forget that your membership subscription was due on 1 January – join now so you don’t miss out on the benefits of membership.

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New items for November 2014

November 13, 2014 | Posted in Library, Uncategorized | By

9781607057710

TITLE: Quilting… just a little bit crazy : a marriage of traditional & crazy quilting

AUTHOR: Aller, Allie & Bothell, Valerie

DESCRIPTION: Fun new ways to make any quilt a little bit crazy. Lots of tips on hand and machine embroidery, and how to combine crazy quilting with machine piecing – plus new ways to layer, quilt, and bind crazy quilts.

LOCATION: Crazy quilting
9781607058205

TITLE: Playful little paper-pieced projects : 37 graphic designs & tips from top modern quilters

AUTHOR: Bruecher, Tacha, compiler

DESCRIPTION: Top designers share their valuable tips and fail-proof paper-piecing techniques. It includes a calendar quilt with paper-pieced designs for each month. Also includes small projects for around the house.

LOCATION: Paper piecing
9781446303757

TITLE: Quilt color workshop

AUTHOR: Bruecher, Tacha; Greenberg, Brioni; Goldsworthy, Lynne and Adams, John

DESCRIPTION: Color theory is explored in this reference book for modern quilters. Discover creative color combinations to make your quilts ‘pop’. Learn how to combine print and solid fabrics using quilt color theory.

 

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New items for October 2014

October 14, 2014 | Posted in Library | By

9781607057444

 

TITLE: Pictorial art quilt guidebook : secrets to capturing your photos in fabric

AUTHOR: Wiener, Leni Levenson

DESCRIPTION: This book has three sections. In the first section you will learn about colour, value and print scale. In the second section, you will make an art quilt, step by step as if you were in one of Leni’s workshops. The final section gives you easy and practical ways to approach common elements in art quilts such as trees, water, and tricks to do faces. Leni discusses using GIMP, Photoshop, or Photoshop Elements to make your patterns from the photos.

LOCATION: Pictorial quilts

 

9780977547685

TITLE: William Morris in applique : 6 stunning projects and over 40 individual designs

AUTHOR: Hill, Michele

DESCRIPTION: William Morris devotee and world renowned quilter, Michele Hill has designed a collection of six magnificent projects, capturing the beauty of his designs in applique.

LOCATION: Applique

 

9780975678466

TITLE: Patchwork prisoners : the Rajah Quilt and the women who made it

AUTHOR: Cowley, Trudy and Snowden, Dianne

DESCRIPTION: This book is a study of the 180 female convicts who were transported on the convict ship ‘Rajah’ from England to Hobart in 1841. It is also a study of the ‘Rajah Quilt’ and the convicts who may have been involved in making it during their voyage to Van Diemen’s Land. The role of Miss Kezia Hayter, the ship’s matron, in making the quilt is also explored.

LOCATION: Australian
0921634366

TITLE: Works on cloth : imagery by artists of Baker Lake, Nunavut (British Columbia)

DESCRIPTION: This exhibition of wall hangings from Baker Lake brings together art works by fifteen contemporary artists, showing traditional (Inuit) and contemporary elements

LOCATION: Wall hangings
9781607055006

TITLE: Listen to your quilt : select the perfect quilting every time ; 4 simple steps

AUTHOR: Persing, Barbara

DESCRIPTION: How should I quilt this? Barbara asks herself four questions. They are: What is the category of this quilt? (Traditional, Children’s, Art); What is the intened use of this quilt? (Bed, Wall, Show); What quilting is needed to enhance this quilt? (All over, Partial, Heirloom); What thread colour should I use? (Matching, Contrasting, Variegated)

LOCATION: Quilting
9781607056928

TITLE: Modern color : an illustrated guide to dyeing fabric for modern quilts

AUTHOR: Eichler-Messmer, Kim

DESCRIPTION: Learn how to dye fabrics expertly using simple recipes for stunning effects. This book features 9 modern quilted projects – in multiple colorways – showcasing the beauty of hand-dyed fabrics. Learn how to create a truly individual quilt for which you’re the fabric designer, quilt designer, and quiltmaker.

LOCATION: Dyeing

 

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