Modern Quilting Group Meeting – 13 April

April 10, 2017 | Posted in Modern Quilt Group | By

The next meeting is 13 April, from 7.30pm, in the CQ room at the Cook Community Hub.

We aim to encourage members to learn about, discuss and experiment with the principles of the Modern Quilt movement. Graphic styles, clear modern colours and renewed simplicity in quilting is sweeping the world!

Bring along show & tell, as well as what you are working on now!

(Quilt in banner is Spiral Spin by Karin Malmberg.)

Read More →

Creative Clothing & Modern Quilters meetings – 9 Feb

February 8, 2017 | Posted in Creative Clothing, Modern Quilt Group | By

Both groups meet tomorrow, Thursday 9 February, in the CQ room.

Creative Clothing group:

Meets 10am until 2pm. Work on your Creative Clothing idea – use the room to cut out garments, get help with measuring. Tea and coffee available, BYO lunch.

Modern Quilters Group (message from convenor Michelle):

And just like that, it’s 2017 and we are ready for another year of modern quilting group meetings! 

Tomorrow night (Thursday) from 7.30 pm, we will have: 

  •  Show and tell, also known as “what I did this summer”
  •  a demonstration on how to make “modern circles”, à la modern hexagons but less edges 🙂
  •  sit and stitch and chat

 Don’t forget that memberships for Canberra Quilters are now overdue. Very important that you renew or join – because that was how you  get to keep coming to our group! And you have to join soon if you want to enter into the exhibition this year. 

 

 

Read More →

Modern Quilt Group meeting – 8 December

December 7, 2016 | Posted in Modern Quilt Group | By

The next meeting of the Modern Quilt group is on this Thursday in the CQ room, from 7.30pm. This is the last meeting before the Christmas/ New Year break. The next meeting is on 9 February 2017.

Perhaps you could bring a plate of nibbles to share as well as show & tell and anything else of interest to this group- books, mags, websites

This group aims to encourage members to learn about, discuss and experiment with the principles espoused by the Modern Quilt movement.

(Quilt in banner is Popping Candy by Lynda Nikolovski)

Read More →

Modern Quilt group meeting- 10 November

November 9, 2016 | Posted in Modern Quilt Group | By

The next meeting of the Modern Quilt group is on this Thursday in the CQ room, from 7.30pm.

Jan will be demonstrating foundation piecing. If you would like to sew along, please bring some fabric scraps and you usual sewing equipment.

Please bring along show & tell and anything else of interest to this group- books, mags, websites

This group aims to encourage members to learn about, discuss and experiment with the principles espoused by the Modern Quilt movement.

(Image in banner is ‘In need of blue’ by Gemma Jackson)

Read More →

Modern Quilt group meeting – 8 September

September 7, 2016 | Posted in Modern Quilt Group | By

The next meeting of the modern quilt group is Thursday, 8 September, from 7.30pm in the CQ room.

Please bring along show & tell and anything else of interest to this group.

This group aims to encourage members to learn about, discuss and experiment with the principles espoused by the Modern Quilt movement.

 

(Quilt in the banner is by Gemma Jackson – Love is. Awarded the Modern Quilt Award at the recent exhibition.)

Read More →

Modern Quilt group- 11 February

February 9, 2016 | Posted in member activity, Modern Quilt Group | By

The Modern Quilt group within Canberra Quilters is having their first meeting of the year this Thursday evening 11 February, in the CQ room at Cook. Here is a message from one of the convenors, Michelle:

We are meeting this Thursday from 7.30 – this month we have Clem showing us how to quilt on a domestic machine using rulers. Clem does beautiful work so this is a must-not-miss demonstration!  

No need to bring anything other that your show and tell, whatever you are working on, and your gorgeous selves. 

 

Read More →

Modern Quilt Group – December 10

December 9, 2015 | Posted in Meetings, Modern Quilt Group | By

The final meeting of the year is this Thursday, from 7.30pm, in the CQ room.

Here is a message from one of the convenors, Michelle:

Modern quilting this week is all about the chilling and the food and the show and tell. 

 Bring a small plate of food if you like. Also any show and tell and your projects. And has anyone bought any good quilting books lately? I haven’t been paying attention to books lately but I need to provide a list to my mum (aka Santa) so bring them along so we can add to our gift lists 😉

Bring your sewing too. Sewing machines always welcome If space allows

Quilt in banner is by Angie Wilson.

 

Read More →

Canberra Quilters at Bungendore Quilt Show – 28 & 29 November

November 27, 2015 | Posted in exhibitions, Modern Quilt Group | By

If you are going to Braidwood for their Quilt Event, don’t forget to stop off in Bungendore for the Bungendore Quilters exhibition.

bungendore2015

Each year the Bungendore Quilt Exhibition invites a guest exhibitor or group to exhibit their art on the stage in the Bungendore War Memorial Hall. These exhibitors focus on one particular area of the textile arts or in the case of groups, a variety of textile arts. Normally this is kept as a surprise until the opening but I can let you know that it is the Modern Quilt group of Canberra Quilters- so keep your eyes open at the weekend for  some modern quilts on the stage.

 

Read More →

Modern Quilt group meeting – 8 October

October 7, 2015 | Posted in Meetings, Modern Quilt Group | By

Here is a message from the co-ordinators, Michelle, Jan & Jenny about this month’s meeting. Meeting starts at 7.30pm on 8 October in the CQ room at Cook.

We had a great “chillax” last month and have decided to have a chillax month every three months because it was lots of fun.

This month is not for chillaxing, although you are very welcome to do that if you like! I thought we could make the Raspberry Kiss block as per the Wooden Spoon Quilts blog – http://woodenspoonquilts.blogspot.com.au/2014/09/raspberry-kiss-block-tutorial_56.html

You can elect to make a 4 1/4 inch finished or 8 1/2 finished block. I’ll be showing you how to do the 8 1/2 inch block (see photo for some examples), so if you want to join in, please precut the following fabrics:

  • 4 x 2½” background fabric squares (low value)
  • 2 x  2½” cross fabric squares (medium – dark value) CORRECTED
  • 1 x 6½” x  2½” cross rectangle (as above) CORRECTED
  • 2 x 5½” squares, cut on the diagonal (so 4 triangles) (low value)

 modern_oct

Also bring your sewing machine and sewing equipment including rulers, mats and rotary cutter. The blocks are quite quick to make so perhaps bring along a couple of blocks cut out. Or else share your machine with a friend (there is never enough space anyway!) and chillax the rest of the time 😉

 If you don’t want to partake in the block making, then please BYO sewing. Also please bring along your show and tell.

 

Read More →

Modern Quilt Group meeting – Thursday 13 August

August 12, 2015 | Posted in Modern Quilt Group | By

Here is a message from Michelle, one of the convenors of the group, about the night’s activity- start is 7.30pm:

Tina has kindly offered to teach us how to sew the Open Wide Zipper Pouch this week. http://www.noodle-head.com/2012/06/open-wide-zippered-pouch-diy-tutorial.html

She suggests you either watch the demo, and/or make your own bag on the night. So, to the requirements!!:

Whoever wants to participate will need to bring along their machine with a zipper foot.

  • The pouch requires 2 pieces of fabric for the outer bag, 2 pieces for lining and 2 pieces of a lightweight iron (fusible) pellon and a zipper and a strip of either fabric for the zipper tab (approx 2.5” x 4.5”).
  • Sizes required are:
    • Small pouch:  Outer fabric, lining and pellon cut at 7” tall and 10” wide and a 10” coordinating zipper.
    • Medium pouch:  Outer fabric, lining and pellon cut at 9” tall and 12” wide and a 12” zipper.
    • Large pouch: Outer fabric, lining and pellon cut  at  11” tall and 14” wide and a 12” zipper.

It doesn’t take long to whip one up but if they want to have the pellon already ironed on to the outer fabric that will save a bit of time. The outer fabrics can be pieced or have hexagons appliquéd on or whatever…only limited by your imagination!

So how’s that?  Sound good? Please also bring along your show and tell – we always love that part of the night.

Here is some show & tell from the exhibition- the 3rd place quilt in Group Quilts by the Modern Quilt Group:

Modern group_front

and the back:

Modern group_back

 

The quilt in the banner is by Gemma Jackson, winner of the Modern Quilt Award.

Read More →