Evening Meeting – Thursday 7 December

December 5, 2017 | Posted in Meetings | By

The evening meeting is this Thursday, 7 December, 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.

Please bring something along for show & tell. We all like to see what everyone is working on.

Membership Renewal- Don’t forget membership fee is due on 1 January. Renew 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.

Bring a plate of food to share over the cuppa, to help celebrate Christmas.

Library will be open before this meeting, so stock up for some summer projects.

Canberra Quilters has a tradition of donating a gift for those less fortunate or having a challenging season. We’d love for you to bring along a gift (not wrapped) and place it in the box we will have available. The gift can be for a child or a Mum, or you can donate funds towards the wrapping and distribution of these gifts. CQ takes the gifts to a charity who determines the recipient and wraps the gifts before giving at Christmas time. Please consider continuing our tradition and helping a family with your gift of a present or helpful funds. Gifts can be in a bag but please do not gift wrap them. The donation box will be in the hall during our December meeting..

FAT QUARTER SWAP

To celebrate the festive season and to have some fun with fabric Canberra Quilters will be hosting a Fat Quarter Swap at the December Members Meeting. Here’s how you can participate:

  1. Bring a FQ wrapped in gift wrapping (or brown paper or newspaper)
  2. Pop the FQ into the mystery FQ box.
  3. When it’s your turn you’ll get to remove a FQ from the box. 

The more wrapped FQ’s you bring the more you can take from the box. Simple!

If you’d like to include some additional extras with your wrapped FQ that’s totally up to you and not mandatory. Let’s have some fun with fabric and add some spice and variety to our stashes!

(Image in banner is this year’s Best of Show, Iggy, by Bronwyn Hill. Image by Janet Cruise.)

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Wonderful Wednesday meeting – 15 November

November 13, 2017 | Posted in Meetings | By

The next meeting is this Wednesday, 15 November, in the Hall at the Cook Community Hub, from 9.30am until 12.30pm. It is followed by a drop-in the Canberra Quilters room, where the library will be open. This drop-in is also be when the newly formed Appliqué Group meets. You don’t have to be part of this group to come to the drop-in.

As it is the last WW meeting of the year it is also our Christmas meeting. Dress up if you want to. Decorate your table, if you want to. Please bring a small plate of food to share with everyone for morning tea.

We will also be collecting financial donations for a women’s refuge.

It is a Christmas this month for show and tell, so bring your Christmas ornaments, tree skirts or quilts. Don’t forget to bring something for regular show & tell.

Don’t forget membership renewals are due on 1 January – renew at the meeting!

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.

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Modern Quilters meet tonight – 9 November

November 9, 2017 | Posted in Meetings, modern quilters | By

The meeting is tonight, from 7.30pm, in the CQ room at the Cook Community Hub.

There will be a demonstration by Nicole Shipway on curved hand piecing.

There will also be a discussion on how to use the $200 prize money that came with the third place achieved at the Modern Quilt Show Australia held in Sydney recently. This was for the group quilt made this year – quilt is shown in the banner.

We aim to encourage members to learn about, discuss and experiment with the principles of the Modern Quilt movement. Graphic styles, clear modern colours and renewed simplicity in quilting is sweeping the world!

Bring along show & tell, as well as what you are working on now!

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Evening Meeting – 2 November

October 31, 2017 | Posted in Meetings, membership | By

The evening meeting is this Thursday, 3 November, 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.

Have you ever thought about selling your handmade creations? Then this is the meeting for you. We learn from the highly successful CQ Sales Room about how members can get involved in the 2018 Sales Room. We also talk with a panel of Canberra Quilters Members about how to price your handmade items, the impact of underpricing handmade and why it’s important to price items correctly.

Please bring something along for show & tell. We all like to see what everyone is working on.

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.

Membership renewals fall due on 1 January. Why not renew early at the meeting?

The exhibition raffle is over for another year- perhaps you or your friendship group would consider making the raffle quilt for next year! Talk to the Exhibition Co-ordinator Julie Ricketts.

Library will be open for this meeting, so stock up for some spring projects.

(Image in banner is this year’s Best of Show, Iggy, by Bronwyn Hill. Image by Janet Cruise.)

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Small Japanese Projects meeting- 25 October

October 22, 2017 | Posted in Japanese, Meetings | By

The next meeting of the Small Japanese Projects group is on 25 October, 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.

This month Anne Laffan will demonstrate how to make the machine stitched rope baskets with a Japanese twist that she showed at the last meeting. Bring along pen and paper to make notes.

If you want to have a go at making one yourself after the demonstration you will need to bring your machine, a hank of white cotton clothesline cord (Anne purchased hers at Bunnings), Japanese fabric, scissors, thread etc.

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Wonderful Wednesday meeting – 18 October

October 15, 2017 | Posted in Meetings | By

The next meeting is this Wednesday, 18 October, in the Hall at the Cook Community Hub, from 9.30am until 12.30pm. It is followed by a drop-in the Canberra Quilters room, where the library will be open. This drop-in will also be when the newly formed Applique Group will meet. You don’t have to be part of this group to come to the drop-in.

It is Bring and Buy this month. So bring your excess fabric supplies, thread, tools, books, magazines. As a trial this time you can bring made items (fabric related) to sell as well – like the sales room at the exhibition! If you aren’t selling- bring your cash as you might find a bargain, or a Christmas present.

Don’t forget to bring something for show & tell.

The missing Kaffe Fassett book mentioned last month has been found and returned.

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, 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.

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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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Evening Meeting- 5 October

October 3, 2017 | Posted in Meetings | By

 

The evening meeting is this Thursday, 5 October, 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.

Jules McMahon will be talking about her business, The Creative Retreat. Jules is a member of the committee as well as one of our exhibition sponsors. This will be a great opportunity to learn about juggling a creative business and active family life, while still working your day job. (It’s also the perfect time to find out what great events are coming up at The Creative Retreat so you can save your pennies to attend!)

Please bring something along for regular show & tell. We all like to see what everyone is working on.

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.

The exhibition raffle is over for another year- perhaps you or your friendship group would consider making the raffle quilt for next year! Talk to the Exhibition Co-ordinator Julie Ricketts.

Library will be open for this meeting, so stock up for some spring projects.

(Image in banner is this year’s Best of Show, Iggy, by Bronwyn Hill. Image by Janet Cruise.)

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Small Japanese Projects meeting – 27 September

September 23, 2017 | Posted in Japanese, Meetings | By

The next meeting of the Small Japanese Projects group is on 27 September, 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.

This month will be a catch-up month, finishing off all the various small Japanese projects you have been working on during the year. Help will be available if you are stuck.

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Wonderful Wednesday meeting- 20 September

September 17, 2017 | Posted in Meetings | By

The next meeting is this Wednesday, 20 September, in the Hall at the Cook Community Hub, 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 is quilts for spring- florals of all sorts! Let’s have our own Floriade. Don’t forget to bring something for regular show & tell.

Special notice – did you accidently pick up a brand new Kaffe Fassett book last month? It was misplaced on the ‘free’ bench with some magazines. It has the member’s name inside – so have a look at what you collected last month.

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, 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. It is followed by a drop-in the Canberra Quilters room, where the library will be open.

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