Wonderful Wednesday meeting- 21 June

June 19, 2017 | Posted in Meetings | By

The next meeting is this Wednesday, 21 June 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 is anything made from the Stage or the scrap bin in the CQ room. 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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Evening Meeting – 1 June

May 28, 2017 | Posted in Meetings, raffle | By

The evening meeting is this Thursday, 1 June, 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.

This month it is all about #100Days100Blocks. With over 57,000 images on its hashtag , the 100 Days 100 Blocks sew-along is the largest Instagram based sew-along ever held. Come behind-the-scenes to find out more about this yearly event and how you can participate and connect with quilters all over the world. It is the perfect event for beginners and confident quilters alike!

An additional attraction at this month’s meeting is the QFO team selling fabric that is excess to their requirements – they get lots of donations and can’t use it all. The money raised is used to buy supplies like batting, to continue this community project.

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.

Don’t forget to pick up a book of tickets for the exhibition raffle – funds raised support Canberra Quilters activities

Library will be open for this meeting so come along to return books and borrow more.

(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)

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Wonderful Wednesday meeting – 17 May

May 15, 2017 | Posted in Meetings | By

The next meeting is this Wednesday, 17 May 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 is wholecloth quilts, runners, cushions etc.. Don’t forget to bring something for regular show & tell.

Linda Wilson has books of exhibition raffle tickets for you take to sell and she attends most meetings. This is one of our major fund raising efforts and you are encouraged to take a book or two to sell to friends, neighbours and work colleagues. There is a prize awaiting the individual seller of the most tickets. A book contains 10 tickets @ $2 each.

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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Evening Meeting – 4 May

May 1, 2017 | Posted in Meetings | By

The evening meeting is this Thursday, 4 May, 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.

This month there is a special show & tell – Creative Clothing Fashion Parade.

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.

Don’t forget to pick up a book of tickets for the exhibition raffle – funds raised support Canberra Quilters activities. (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)

Library will be open for this meeting so come along to return books and borrow more.

 

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Wonderful Wednesday meeting – 19 April

April 16, 2017 | Posted in Meetings | By

The next meeting is this Wednesday, 19 April 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 is anything Amish – quilts, bags, memorabilia. 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.

(Two 4 3/4″ square Amish quilts purchased in Intercourse, Pennsylvania – save those scraps!)

 

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Evening Meeting – 6 April

April 4, 2017 | Posted in CQ Administration, Meetings | By

The evening meeting is this Thursday, 6 April, 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.

This month is tips night! A panel of experts is open for questions – what is something you have always wanted to know?

At the AGM three positions remained unfilled and were considered to be casual vacancies. Since the AGM three members have stepped forward to fill these vacancies:

  • President: Raylee Bielenberg
  • Vice President: Angie Wilson
  • Publicity Officer: Julie McMahon

Congratulations to these members and thanks for stepping up.

Pick up some exhibition raffle books to sell. Funds raised go to support Canberra Quilters and its activities, eg library, QFO

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.

Here are some tip images from this blog author- the witch finger as an alternative awl to hold things in place while sewing and the upright unpicker hack (small unpicker and an empty Aurifil thread spool). Lets you cut thread for hand piecing or to cut threads when you are chain piecing.

The alternative awl – a witch finger Halloween toy

Insert a small seam ripper into an empty Aurifil thread spool – thread cutter. (Idea courtesy of Megan Pitz of Canoe Ridge Creations, via Instagram – here is a link for you to watch a short video)

(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)

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Wonderful Wednesday meeting- 15 March

March 13, 2017 | Posted in Meetings | By

The next meeting is this Wednesday, 15 March in the Cook Community Hub Hall. It is followed by a drop-in in the CQ room until 4pm.

This is the Bring and Buy morning, so bring your goods (excess fabric, threads, patterns, books etc) to sell – or bring your money to buy.

Members who had quilts in the Royal Canberra Show are encouraged to bring them for special show & tell. 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 convenor) where ever that may be, until you get better acquainted with the other members.

(Quilt in the banner is this year’s raffle quilt by Jenny Bowker and Kath Hunt)

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Evening Meeting – 2 March

February 28, 2017 | Posted in CQ Administration, Meetings | By

The evening meeting is this Thursday, 2 March, 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.

This month is the Annual General Meeting. Please attend if you are able – we need to reach a quorum to proceed. Please also consider standing for the committee. Details are in the newsletter.

Special show & tell – Quilts displayed at the recent Royal Canberra Show. If you have a quilt(s) displayed at the Show please bring them along to show 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.

Library will be open for this meeting so come along to return books and borrow more.

Don’t forget to renew your membership – you need to be financial by 31 March to exhibit in the annual exhibition or to sell in the Sales Room.

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Wonderful Wednesday Meeting – 15 February

February 13, 2017 | Posted in Meetings | By

The next Wonderful Wednesday meeting is on 15 February, from 9.30am-12.30pm in the Cook Community Hub Hall. It is followed by the drop-in in the CQ room, until 4pm.

The WW meeting is a sit and sew meeting, with a more formal stage after 11am. So bring along some handwork to do, e.g. knitting, crocheting, piecing etc. We have raffles, lucky door prizes, name badge draw, some 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 with the convenor Christine Stewart’s table near the stage, until you get better acquainted with the other members.

The special show & tell will be Japanese quilts and objects , plus Creative Clothing displaying what they have made. The Japanese could be quilts made with Japanese fabric, in a Japanese style or it could be something you have made in the Small Japanese Projects group.

(Quilt in banner is by Karin Malmberg- made during the 2016 ROWmakers design group meetings. It uses Japanese fabrics and chiku-chiku stitching for the quilting.)

 

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Evening Meeting- 2 February

January 30, 2017 | Posted in Meetings, membership | By

The evening meeting is this Thursday, 2 February, 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

This month is the teachers and sponsors evening so come along to see what they have to offer this yar.

Special show & tell – 40th Anniversary: Quilts from the decade 2006-2016. Hosted by Jenny Emerton. Quilts that were on display at the Erindale Library will be returned, but included in this show & tell. If you have a quilt(s) made in this decade please bring them along to show.

Don’t forget that membership renewals are now overdue. CQ works on a calendar year for its financial year, so 1 January is renewal day. The Membership Secretary will be at the meeting to accept your payment and paperwork, or you can do it online.

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 by Heather Hanneman, from the ROWmakers design group 2016)

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