Quilts for Others working bee – 13 June

June 11, 2017 | Posted in QFO | By

The next Quilts for Others (QFO) working bee is on 13th June, from 10am until 2pm, in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub.

QFO makes quilts to donate to charities and organizations in the Canberra region. In 2016 301 quilts were made and donated.

If you would like to join us at a working bee you would be most welcome. There are plenty of jobs to be done: hand sewing, machine sewing, pinning and other tasks.

Bring your lunch if you plan to stay for the day. Morning tea is provided.

Here are some quilts made for QFO:

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QFO working bee- 9 May

May 8, 2017 | Posted in QFO | By

The next Quilts for Others (QFO) working bee is on 9th May, from 10am until 2pm, in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub.

QFO makes quilts to donate to charities and organizations in the Canberra region. In 2016 301 quilts were made and donated.

If you would like to join us at a working bee you would be most welcome. There are plenty of jobs to be done: hand sewing, machine sewing, pinning and other tasks.

Bring your lunch if you plan to stay for the day. Morning tea is provided. The next working bee days are:  May 9 and June 13.

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Quilts for Others sewing bee- 11 April

April 8, 2017 | Posted in QFO | By

The next Quilts for Others (QFO) working bee is on 11th April, from 10am until 2pm, in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub.

QFO makes quilts to donate to charities and organizations in the Canberra region. In 2016, 301 quilts were made and donated.

If you would like to join us at a working bee you would be most welcome. There are plenty of jobs to be done: hand sewing, machine sewing, pinning and other tasks.

Bring your lunch if you plan to stay for the day. Morning tea is provided. The next working bee days are: April 11, May 9 and June 13.

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QFO farewells committee member

February 16, 2017 | Posted in QFO | By

Marisel Gonzalez, on the left, is returning to USA after two years in Canberra. She has been a valued member of the QFO committee.  Her departure date was announced unexpectedly so in a very short timeframe the other committee members made this quilt for her.  Thanks to Margaret Rolfe for the delightful design.

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QFO working bee- 14 Feb

February 12, 2017 | Posted in QFO | By

The first Quilt for Others working bee for 2017 is on Tuesday 14 February, from 10am until 2pm in the CQ room.

QFO makes quilts for local charities and your help is needed to get them done. Last year over 250 quilts were distributed. At the working bee quilts are basted, kits are cut, backings are pieced, bindings and labels are sewn on. You could piece some QAYG blocks, quilt a quilt. There are many ways to help out, even if it is with the pressing!

Tea and coffee provided, BYO lunch.

 

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QFO Working Bee- 13 December

December 11, 2016 | Posted in QFO | By

The last QFO working bee for the year is this Tuesday, 13 December from 10am until 2.30pm.

BYO lunch, tea and coffee available.

QFO make quilts for various local charities such as shelters and refuges, Ted Noffs Foundation, Marymead, Barnados. They are gathering quilts to make a major pre-Christmas distribution, so if you have a quilt try and get it completed and back to the QFO team.

At the working bee quilt tops are basted, ready to be machine quilted by members. Kits are cut out, quilt tops put together, bindings and labels sewn on. There are any number of jobs you can help with. Perhaps you can take a quilt to complete over the holiday break.

qfo_daisy qfo_dot-applique

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Quilts for Others working bee- 8 November

November 7, 2016 | Posted in QFO | By

The next QFO working bee is on Tuesday 8 November, in the CQ room. It runs from 10am until 2pm. BYO lunch, tea and coffee available. This is the second last working bee for the year. The last one will be on 13 December.

QFO make quilts for various local charities such as shelters and refuges, Ted Noffs Foundation, Marymead, Barnados. They are gathering quilts to make a major pre-Christmas distribution, so if you have a quilt try and get it completed and back to the QFO team.

At the working bee quilt tops are basted, ready to be machine quilted by members. Kits are cut out, quilt tops put together, bindings and labels sewn on. There are any number of jobs you can help with.

Some of the completed quilts hanging in the corridor:

qfo_daisy qfo_dot-applique qfo_curvelc

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QFO Extra sewing bee- 22 October

October 20, 2016 | Posted in QFO | By

Don’t forget the extra QFO sewing bee this Saturday – 22 October, from 9.30am- 4pm

There won’t be any hand sewing available, but there will be quilting, machine sewing and pinning to be done.  If you want to quilt it might be a good idea to bring your own machine as the machines at Cook do not have a very big throat area.

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Quilt for Others working bee -11 October

October 9, 2016 | Posted in QFO | By

The next QFO working bee is on Tuesday 11 October, in the CQ room. It runs from 10am until 2pm. BYO lunch, tea and coffee available.

QFO make quilts for various local charities such as shelters, Ted Noffs Foundation, Marymead, Barnados.

At the working bee quilt tops are basted, ready to be machine quilted by members. Kits are cut out, quilt tops put together, bindings and labels sewn on. There are any number of jobs you can help with.

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QFO Extra- Sewing Bee on Saturday 22 October

September 21, 2016 | Posted in QFO | By

Advanced notice of an extra Quilts for Others sewing bee on Saturday, 22 October, from 10am- 2.30pm

There won’t be any hand sewing available, but there will be quilting, machine sewing and pinning to be done.  If you want to quilt it might be a good idea to bring your own machine as the machines at Cook do not have a very big throat area.

(Quilt in banner is Heather Hanneman’s challenge quilt, Forty Years = Ruby, from the recent exhibition.)

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