Wonderful Wednesday in the Ballet School – 16 August

August 14, 2017 | Posted in Meetings | By

The next meeting is this Wednesday, 16 August in the Ballet School at the Cook Community Hub , from 9.30am until 12.30pm. It is followed by a drop-in at the CQ room until 4pm, when the library will be open. The Hall is being used for ballet exams so we have swapped venues for this month only. So break out the tutus and tiaras!

This month’s special show & tell is your exhibition quilts and creative clothing. Bring it along to show for those who couldn’t make it, or want to revisit the splendour. 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, 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 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.

(Quilt in banner is by Helen Rose – Red Start Constellation #71. Awarded 1st place in the Challenge category 2017)

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Evening meeting – Thursday 3 August

August 1, 2017 | Posted in Exhibition, Meetings | By

The evening meeting is this Thursday, 3 August, 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.

The special activity this month is all about the interest groups that have formed within Canberra Quilters. Come along and spend a fast 8 minutes getting to know each of the interest groups that are part of Canberra Quilters. It is a great way to find your perfect interest group and form a long lasting creative relationship!

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.  You can also return your sold books. The exhibition starts next Thursday 10 August and the raffle will be drawn on Sunday 13 August.

Library will not be open for this meeting as the room is being used for pre-exhibition logistics. The returns box will be in the corridor, outside the room.

(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 – 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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Evening Meeting- 6 July

July 4, 2017 | Posted in Meetings | By

The evening meeting is this Thursday, 6 July, 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 –  favourite quilts! We have assembled a panel of Canberra Quilters members to talk about their favourite quilts and you might be surprised to see what they are. We’ll also be asking you to bring your favourite quilts along and share the stories behind why they are your favourite. Get to know your fellow members through their favourite quilts.

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. The raffle co-ordinator is looking for volunteers to sell tickets at two upcoming events: The Addicted to Fabric Sale, on Friday and Saturday, and the Creative Fibre Day at the Old Bus Depot Markets on Sunday 9 July.

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- 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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