Evening Meeting – 1 February

January 29, 2018 | Posted in Meetings, sponsor news, Workshops | By

The evening meeting is this Thursday, 1 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.

Membership Renewal- Don’t forget membership fee was 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.

This is the meeting where sponsors & teachers make announcements about their activities for the coming year. The special interest groups of Canberra Quilters have been asked to provide info about their respective groups, when they meet and any other information you might want to ask about.

This is also the time for a library fund raising sale. Books excess to the library, and donated books and other media will be for sale in the Hall, for reasonable prices. Unsold items will be for sale at the February Wonderful Wednesday meeting. Come along to pick up a bargain!

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.

Library will be open at this meeting – if you can drag yourself away from the sale!

(Image in banner is this year’s Best of Show, Iggy, by Bronwyn Hill. Image by Janet Cruise.)

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Sponsor News: Crafty Frog Christmas Sale & Christmas Market – 2 December

December 1, 2017 | Posted in sponsor news | By

Every year the Crafty Frog hosts a one day Christmas market with handmade goods for sale. This year they are combining it with a massive sale. It is on Saturday 2 December, from 10am until 2pm. Crafty Frog is located at 4/107 Marconi Crescent in Kambah, ACT. (02) 6296 6240

Here is a message from Laura, detailing the extent of the sale:

10 – 80% off every item in the shop
 including those items already marked down (excluding consignment items).  I am determined to clean up the shop and move excess/over ordered/not collected stock and you are the winners.  There is no Layby and no holds on sale stock – sorry I need it gone.  Also all fabrics purchased can be cut, however this will not be done on the day.  Payment in full must be made, your details will be kept, and we will cut on Monday/Tuesday and have it ready for collection – sorry but it’s just way too crazy to be trying to cut fabrics on the day of the sale.
  • Take 10% off Ashford fibres, wheels, drum carders and more
  •  Knitting Crochet Yarns – 20% off
  • lots of full packs of yarn at ridiculous, full pack only prices
  • All Christmas stock 40% off
  • All Cross Stitch and Embroidery Kits, Leaflets and *Fabric 30% off (*by the metre only)

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Sponsor News- AQC bookings open

November 2, 2017 | Posted in sponsor news | By

A message from one of our sponsors, Expertise Events.

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Sponsor News- Rosemont the Patchwork Shop

September 12, 2017 | Posted in sponsor news | By

One of Canberra Quilters’ sponsors is hosting a retreat at Bateman’s Bay, 20-23 October 2017. There are two Australian tutors, Deborah Louie (fully booked) and Ali George. Details:

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Sponsor News- The Creative Retreat lecture and workshop

September 11, 2017 | Posted in sponsor news | By

One of Canberra Quilters’ sponsors, The Creative Retreat, is hosting Denyse Schmidt for a lecture/ trunks show and workshops. There are a limited number of places available in one of the workshops. Details:

A pioneer of the modern quilting movement is coming to Canberrra and bringing her contemporary take on design to us! 

Book your tickets today – the event is this Wednesday 13 September, at 7pm at the Ainslie Arts Centre in Braddon.

Join Denyse Schmidt and The Creative Retreat for a captivating evening learning about Denyse’s modernist approach to traditional patchwork. Be inspired by her creative, imaginative and resourceful approach and the journey she has taken to becoming a world-renowned quilt maker and fabric designer. 

In true Creative Retreat style, refreshments will be part of the celebrations too! And if the lecture and tasty goodies aren’t enough to tempt you, there will be a book signing, a pop-up shop (full of modern quilting fabrics, Aurifil threads and notions), and a display of quilts too. 

If you’d like a bit more time with Denyse, there are a couple of workshop places left in the days following the lecture, they can be found here.

The host of the event is Jules McMahon, a Canberra Quilters member, and the founder of The Creative Retreat, a workshop space and fabric store located in a rural setting at Sutton, just 15 minutes from Dickson. You can contact Jules via email to jules@thecreativeretreat.com

(Image in banner is Hills ‘n’ Hollers by Denyse Schmidt)

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Sponsor News: Treasured Textiles Sale- 20 August

August 17, 2017 | Posted in sponsor news | By

One of Canberra Quilters sponsors, Treasured Textiles, is having a sale this Sunday 20 August, from 10am until 4pm. It is being held at Macarthur Scout Hall, Coyne St, Macarthur, next to the MPower Dome. There is off-street parking, and it is near good coffee shops at Chisholm and Gowrie.

There will be lots of lovely batiks on and off the bolt, a good range of colours in fat quarters and 25 cm pieces, and a range of pre-packaged fabrics in 3 x 1m pieces, or 4 x 25 cm pieces.  There will also be some crazy patch packs, and a few special deals on the day.

All fabric is $16 per metre, fat quarters $4, jelly rolls $35 , and packs are at various prices.

Payment via cash, Paypal and credit and debit cards, but not EFTPOS.

View a small range of fabrics on the Treasured Textiles Facebook page

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Exhibition News – Craft Fair Friend now available

July 23, 2017 | Posted in CQ Exhibition, sponsor news | By

The Canberra Quilters exhibition is part of the Craft and Quilt Fair at Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC), from 10-13 August.

Expertise Events (a CQ sponsor) have released the Craft Fair Friend booklet for this event. It is the preview magazine, with details of what’s on, special offers, workshop timetables. You can download a copy here.

(Image in banner is this year’s raffle quilt by Jenny Bowker and Kath Hunt, quilted by Fran Wilson of Willowpatch through Calico Patch at Federation Square, Gungahlin) Tickets will be available at the exhibition. Raffle is drawn on 13 August at 4pm, at the exhibition.

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Sponsor News- Addicted to Fabric Sale, 7 & 8 July

July 5, 2017 | Posted in sponsor news | By

One of Canberra Quilters’ sponsors is having a sale:

Addicted To Fabric Two Day Sale


(Excludes workshops and gift certificates; minimum cuts apply)

Select range of fabrics at $10 per metre

(minimum cut 1 metre and no further discount)

Friday 7 July 7am – 7pm

Saturday  8 July 9am – 4pm

Lucky Door and Bolter’s Prizes on the day

Addicted to Fabric is located at:

25 Dundas Court
Phillip  ACT 2606

Phone: 6282 4494

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Sponsor News – Hobbysew Belconnen

March 3, 2017 | Posted in sponsor news | By

One of Canberra Quilters sponsors, Hobbysew Belconnen, has notified us that two Janome DC3100 machines were stolen from the store on Thursday afternoon. They were still in their boxes.

Serial numbers for these machines are:

Janome have been notified of the theft, we expect the thieves will try to on-sell these machines. Please keep an eye out on online auction sites and the like so that action can be taken. Notify Hobbysew Belconnen if you notice anything.

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Sponsor News: Crafty Frog Christmas Party- 3 December

December 1, 2016 | Posted in sponsor news | By

Sponsor Crafty Frog is at 4/107 Marconi Crescent, Kambah ACT


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