inTransit exhibition 10 May – 2 June 2018

May 8, 2018 | Posted in Member News | By

One of Canberra Quilters members, Fiona Hammond, is part of this exhibition, coming up at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre.

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Exhibition: Canberra Grammar School Gallery, 3 Nov -2 Dec

October 30, 2017 | Posted in exhibitions, Member News | By

Member Dianne Firth is part of an exhibition opening this Friday-



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Dianne Firth Exhibition: 26 August-17 September

August 20, 2017 | Posted in Exhibition, Member News | By

Member Dianne Firth is having a solo exhibition at the Belconnen Arts Centre.

‘Poetry and Place’ by Dianne Firth opens at Belconnen Arts Centre on Friday 25 August at 5.30 and runs until Sunday 17 September. Dianne has created artworks from poems especially written by poets visiting Canberra last year for the ‘Poetry on the Move’ festival. They were asked to write about their experience of landscape and nature in Canberra for Dianne to interpret.

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Congratulations to member Dianne Firth – OAM

June 12, 2017 | Posted in Member News | By

Congratulations to member Dianne Firth, who has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honour list with an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the General Division. The award recognises Dianne’s service to landscape architecture and to education.

See the Canberra Times article.

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Congratulations to Kristina Butron

April 23, 2017 | Posted in Member News | By

Congratulations to Kristina Butron, who was announced as the Shining Light Award recipient at the Australasian Quilt Convention Gala Dinner on 22 April 2017. Kristina is one of our Junior Members and has previously won the Bernina Junior Quiltmaker award at the Members’ Exhibition.

The Shining Light Award is a national award made annually to recognise achievement by a junior quiltmaker.

Below is Kristina’s quilt from the 2016 Members’ Exhibition

Tequila Sunrise by Kristina Butron

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Connecting Threads Issue 144

February 26, 2017 | Posted in Member News | By

The March issue of Connecting Threads, the Canberra Quilters newsletter, is available to members now.

The download link for those receiving the newsletter electronically was sent yesterday and the printed version is in the post.

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Congratulations to Helen Godden

November 2, 2016 | Posted in Member News | By

Congratulations go to member Helen Godden who together with Jonathan S Evans created the quilt Faces of India. This quilt has been awarded first place in the Art-Painted Surface category at the World of Beauty exhibition, part of the International Quilt Festival currently being held in Houston, USA.

Further details and images of the award winning quilts can be seen here.


(Quilt in banner is another of Helen’s, Ornithology of Oz, shown at this year’s members exhibition.)

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Member Profile in Quilters Companion #80

July 24, 2016 | Posted in Member News | By

The latest issue of Quilters Companion magazine, number 80, has a profile of member Janelle Noack. Quilters Companion magazine is one of Canberra Quilters exhibition sponsors.

Janelle is one of our country members, from Dirnaseer (near Cootamundra). As well as the profile there is Part 1 of a quilt project, Pinchgut Valley. Part 2 will be in Issue 81.

Janelle will have a quilt in the 2016 CQ Members Exhibition, 11-14 August 2016. This is Janelle’s quilt from 2013, Retreat Station. It received the Retaining the Tradition award.


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Australia Wide 5 – members selected

July 23, 2016 | Posted in Art quilts, Exhibition, Member News | By

Congratulations to members Dianne Firth, Helen Gray, Beth and Trevor Reid, and Brenda Gael Smith. They have all been selected for the Australia Wide 5 exhibition, a touring exhibition of art quilts from Ozquilt Network.

The exhibitions opens at the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery on 23 September and will tour throughout 2017 and 2018.

(Quilt in banner is Oyster Catchers II – The Shoreline, by Beth and Trevor Reid. It was shown in the 2015 CQ Members’ Exhibition.)

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Congratulations to CQ members at Sydney Quilt Show

June 22, 2016 | Posted in Exhibition, Member News | By

Some members of Canberra Quilters are also members of QuiltNSW and are exhibiting in Sydney this week. Here are details of those who had success in the judging:

Beverley Hunter- 3rd place Predominantly Appliqué (Amateur) for Beautiful   Botanticals.

Michelle Law- 2nd place Small or Wall Quilt (Amateur) for Seven Garden Maze

Dianne Firth- Judges’ Commendation Art Quilt (Open) for Spring Grass

Beth Miller- 1st place Pictorial Quilt (Open) for Bayon Temple

Helen Godden – 3rd place Pictorial Quilt (Open) for Ornithology of Oz

Lynda Nikolovski – Judges’ Commendation Modern Quilt for Fireworks

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