Bungendore Quilt show & Braidwood Quilt Event – 25 & 26 November

November 22, 2017 | Posted in exhibitions | By

This weekend there are two quilt shows in our region:

Bungendore Quilters are holding their exhibition in the Memorial Hall in Molonglo Street, Bungendore.

Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 9am-4pm. Admission- Adults/ children 15 and over – $2.50, Children under 15 free.

Features displays of handmade quilts, patchwork and textiles, including members’ challenge. Sales table providing good quality handmade craft.

Raffle quilt- Cranes in Flight, designed by Sheryl-Ann Schaefer:

Braidwood Quilt Event 2017 comprises a number of events around the town.

The Airing of the Quilts is on Saturday 25th only- quilts hanging in Wallace Street.

The Two Day Indoor Exhibition at the National Theatre in Wallace Street, 25 and 26 November.

There are also the Ryrie Park Markets and fabric for sale at the Braidwood Quilt Shop and Freddies Fabrics in the Anglican Hall in Wilson Street.

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Small Japanese Projects meeting – 22 November

November 20, 2017 | Posted in Japanese | By

The next meeting of the Small Japanese Projects group is on 22 November, from 10am-noon, in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub. It is the final meeting of the year, so please bring a small plate of food to share for a Christmas morning tea.

The Small Japanese Projects interest group is for members interested in all things Japanese. Each month (or over two months) you will work on a small project, lead by a member of the group.

The meeting begins with a show and tell of what you have made, purchased or done during the previous months. It is always great to hear about your activities.

Suzie Prado will then take us through the brooch making class.  Remember to bring your payment if you have ordered a brooch kit from Suzie.  Also sewing kit,  sashiko thread and small piece of fabric.

The meeting is followed by a drop-in until 4pm.

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Wonderful Wednesday meeting – 15 November

November 13, 2017 | Posted in Meetings | By

The next meeting is this Wednesday, 15 November, in the Hall at the Cook Community Hub, from 9.30am until 12.30pm. It is followed by a drop-in the Canberra Quilters room, where the library will be open. This drop-in is also be when the newly formed Appliqué Group meets. You don’t have to be part of this group to come to the drop-in.

As it is the last WW meeting of the year it is also our Christmas meeting. Dress up if you want to. Decorate your table, if you want to. Please bring a small plate of food to share with everyone for morning tea.

We will also be collecting financial donations for a women’s refuge.

It is a Christmas this month for show and tell, so bring your Christmas ornaments, tree skirts or quilts. Don’t forget to bring something for regular show & tell.

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

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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Quilts for Others quilting bee- 14 November

November 13, 2017 | Posted in QFO | By

The next Quilts for Others (QFO) working bee is on 14 November, 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.

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Art Quilters meeting – 11 November

November 10, 2017 | Posted in Art Quilters Canberra | By

The next meeting is on Saturday 11 November, 1-4pm, in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub. Continuing the exploration of Design Elements by exploring Laura Kemshall’s method of tracing to replace drawing … see her video https://www.designmatterstv.com/tracing/

Buffy will bring tracing paper. Please bring markers, thick to thin and a black and white photocopy of something you would like to trace, a still life would be good for this.

Please bring any other show & tell, books, magazines and websites.

Quilt in banner is Affinity 1 by Carolyn Sullivan

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Modern Quilters meet tonight – 9 November

November 9, 2017 | Posted in Meetings, modern quilters | By

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

There will be a demonstration by Nicole Shipway on curved hand piecing.

There will also be a discussion on how to use the $200 prize money that came with the third place achieved at the Modern Quilt Show Australia held in Sydney recently. This was for the group quilt made this year – quilt is shown in the banner.

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!

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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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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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Exhibition: Canberra Grammar School Gallery, 3 Nov -2 Dec

October 30, 2017 | Posted in exhibitions, Member News | By

Member Dianne Firth is part of an exhibition opening this Friday-

 

 

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Small Japanese Projects meeting- 25 October

October 22, 2017 | Posted in Japanese, Meetings | By

The next meeting of the Small Japanese Projects group is on 25 October, from 10am-noon, in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub.

The Small Japanese Projects interest group is for members interested in all things Japanese. Each month (or over two months) you will work on a small project, lead by a member of the group.

The meeting begins with a show and tell of what you have made, purchased or done during the previous months. It is always great to hear about your activities.

This month Anne Laffan will demonstrate how to make the machine stitched rope baskets with a Japanese twist that she showed at the last meeting. Bring along pen and paper to make notes.

If you want to have a go at making one yourself after the demonstration you will need to bring your machine, a hank of white cotton clothesline cord (Anne purchased hers at Bunnings), Japanese fabric, scissors, thread etc.

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