Evening Meeting – 6 December

December 6, 2018 | Posted in Meetings, membership | By

The evening meeting is tonight – Thursday, 6 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. This time it is Christmas.

Something to share with the Toy and Gift Drive, something for us with the Fat Quarter Swap, special Show and Tell with a Christmas theme, and Christmas supper – please bring a plate if you can!

Membership Renewal- Don’t forget membership fee is due on 1 January. Renew at the meeting. You need to be a member to stand for the AGM in March. You also need to be a member by 31 March in order to exhibit or sell at the Annual Exhibition in August.

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.

Library will be open at this meeting. This is the last evening meeting until February. Borrowing restrictions are relaxed for the summer holiday period.

(Image in banner is this year’s Best of Show, Blurring the Edges, by Beth and Trevor Reid. Image by Janet Cruise.)

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Renew Membership now

March 26, 2018 | Posted in membership | By

Membership renewals were due on 1 January – renew at a meeting or download the form and renew.

You need to join by 31 March to exhibit or sell at the annual exhibition and sales room in August.

Plus you will miss out on the other benefits of membership…use of the library, coming to drop ins, special interest groups and meetings, newsletter and shop discounts.

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Renew membership NOW!

March 19, 2018 | Posted in membership | By

Membership renewals were due on 1 January – renew at a meeting or download the form and renew.

You need to join by 31 March to exhibit or sell at the annual exhibition and sales room in August.

Plus you will miss out on the other benefits of membership…use of the library, coming to drop ins, special interest groups and meetings, newsletter and shop discounts.

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Wonderful Wednesday meeting – 17 January

January 15, 2018 | Posted in Meetings, membership | By

Happy New Year to all our members. Canberra Quilters is back to its normal schedule and that means it is time for the next Wonderful Wednesday meeting.

The next meeting is this Wednesday, 17 January, in the Hall at the Cook Community Hub, from 9.30am until 12.30pm. It is followed by a drop-in at the Canberra Quilters room, where the library will be open. This drop-in is also when the Appliqué Group meets. You don’t have to be part of this group to come to the drop-in.

For the themed show and tell this month, Row by Row participants are asked to bring along their work PLUS bring along something you received for Christmas. Don’t forget to bring something for regular show & tell – perhaps your summer holiday projects.

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

The AGM is in March and you need to be a financial member to stand for the committee or vote at the meeting. You need to join by 31 March to exhibit or sell at the annual exhibition and sales room in August.

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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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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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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Membership renewals due 1 January

January 24, 2017 | Posted in membership | By

Canberra Quilters operates on the calendar year for its financial year. That means memberships are due NOW.

There are many benefits of membership. You can borrow from the library, get the quarterly newsletter, stand for the committee(AGM on March 2), exhibit and sell at the Canberra Quilters Members’ Exhibition and Sales Room* , enrol in workshops, come along and use the room for free at the drop-ins and special interest group get togethers. Various shops offer a discount on presentation of your current membership card.

You can pay online, the membership form is in the newsletter or download from the website. The membership secretary is often at the regular evening meeting and Wonderful Wednesday meeting, so you could pay in person.

*you need to be a member by 31 March in order to exhibit and/or sell in the exhibition and sales room.

(Quilt in banner is Degree of Difference by Beth and Trevor Reid)

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Wonderful Wednesday meeting 18 January 2017

January 12, 2017 | Posted in Meetings, membership | By

Members are getting back into the swing of things for the new year. Some are participating in Resolution Week (9-15 Jan), finishing older things, starting new projects.

The first formal meeting of the year is the Wonderful Wednesday Meeting on 18 Jan, in the Cook Community Hub Hall. As well as being our first meeting of the year, it is the first activity in the room since the floor has been refinished and varnished. We have been asked not to wear stiletto heeled shoes (!) in the hall and not to drag chairs, tables or anything else across the floor. Please ask for help to lift and carry objects.

Wonderful Wednesday is held on the third Wednesday of the month, except December, in the Cook Community Hub Hall from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm. It is a great opportunity for a chat and doing those handwork projects.

The Wonderful Wednesday meeting is followed by a drop-in in the CQ room until 4pm.

The special show & tell is quilts and items from the Rowmakers design group, from last year or previous years.

Don’t forget that junior members are able to attend this meeting.

All the usual fun with Lucky Door prize, name badge draw and raffles. Membership renewals are due on 1 January, so catch up with the membership secretary at this meeting.

 

 

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Evening Meeting – 1 December

November 28, 2016 | Posted in Meetings, membership, Workshops | By

The evening meeting is this Thursday, 1 December, 7pm for a 7.30pm start, in the Hall at the Cook Community Hub.

 

Special show & tell: Workshop show and tell – assisted by Workshop Coordinator Valerie Merritt – please bring items made in CQ workshops, or other workshops, finished or not!

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. Take some books to read over the Christmas/ New Year break. The next evening meeting isn’t until 2 February.

Don’t forget memberships are due on 1 January – Elaine will be at the meeting to take your money! Renew early so you don’t forget over the holidays.

(Quilt in banner is Black Opal by Jenny Bowker. Jenny was a workshop tutor for Canberra Quilters this year.)

 

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Evening meeting – 2 November

October 31, 2016 | Posted in Meetings, membership | By

The evening meeting is this Thursday, 2 November, 7pm for a 7.30pm start, in the Hall at the Cook Community Hub.

Special show & tell – 40th Anniversary: Quilts from the decade 1996 – 2005. 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.

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 memberships are due on 1 January – Elaine will be at the meeting to take your money! Renew early so you don’t forget over the holidays.

Last month’s special activity was a presentation on the Days for Girls project. Information about Days for Girls is available on this website –  http://www.daysforgirls.org Donations of the following can still be made to Louise Fredericks, at this meeting:

  • Boxes of large Ziplock plastic bags (gallon bags from Costco are ideal)
  • Underwear (packaged, new) – girls sizes 12-14 and women sizes up to 10 – 12
  • 100% cotton quilters fabric and flannelette

For underwear and fabric: bright and patterns, no light colours, no faces or animals. Patterns are good but not too modern patterns, e.g. stripes are great. Please bring these donations to any of the September, October and November meetings.

 

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