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.
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.
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
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.
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.)
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.
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.)
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
Members Dianne Firth and Elizabeth Rose a part of this exhibition, curated by another member, Brenda Gael Smith. Opens Tuesday night 28 June at The Q Exhibition Space in Queanbeyan. It continues until 16 July 2016. (M-F:10am to 4pm, Sat:10am- 2pm)
Just returned to my hotel after attending this awards dinner. Canberra Quilters members were very successful, taking out 3 awards:
Congratulations to Pamela Brockwell for receiving the National Quilt Award (sponsored by Bernina) for her quilt Canzone Rosso (our Best of Show in 2015).
Congratulations to Jocelyn Green for receiving the Lut-da Award for outstanding contribution to their community through quilting. A previous CQ recipient is Iris Hockley.
Congratulations to Beth Miller for receiving the Rajah Award for outstanding contribution to quilting in Australia. Previous recipients include CQ members Margaret Rolfe and Jenny Bowker.
It is an unusual occurrence that all three awards would go to members of the same organisation in the one year.
Just a reminder of Calzone Rosso: