Small Japanese Projects meeting – 24 October

October 19, 2018 | Posted in Japanese | By

The next meeting of the Small Japanese Projects group is on 24 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.

Our project for this month (and next) is a small bag or large purse, presented by Yvonne.

Requirement List

  • Main fabric- 1 fat quarter of plain or mottled fabric
  • Contrast fabric – 1 fat quarter of patterned fabric or a bundle of patterned scraps
  • Lining fabric – 1 fat quarter , fabric of your choice
  • Batting – 15″ square
  • pins, needles, coordinating sewing thread and sharp scissors

Pre Cutting (optional)

  • Main fabric: 3 squares x 3 ¼”, 6 squares x 3½” , 8 squares x 2 ¾”
  • Contrast fabric: 6 squares x 3 ½”, 8 squares x 2 ¾”
  • Bring leftover fabric from this pre-cutting..

The meeting is followed by a drop-in until 4pm. The English Paper Piecing (EPP) group meets as part of the drop-in.


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SPONSOR NEWS – Fabric at the Right Price SALE; 20 & 21 October

October 17, 2018 | Posted in sponsor news | By

One of Canberra Quilters’ sponsors, Fabric at the Right Price, is having a fabric sale this weekend.

Saturday 20 October & Sunday 21 October. 10am – 4pm each day

20% of all fabric (except those already on sale)

Tea, coffee and bickies provided.

1 Mault Place, Monash, ACT  M: 0411 989 391

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Wonderful Wednesday meeting -17 October

October 15, 2018 | Posted in Meetings | By

The next meeting is this Wednesday, 17 October , 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, until 4pm. This drop-in is also when the Appliqué Group meets. The Appliqué Group is for members who like to do appliqué – learning from each other, getting help or working on a current project. You don’t have to be part of this group to come to the drop-in.

It is bring & buy month. So bring your excess supplies to sell, or bring your money to buy up big.

For the themed show and tell this month, members are asked to bring items they have made from fabric donations left on the stage or the orange tub in the CQ room.

Don’t forget to bring something for regular show & tell.

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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Art Quilters meeting cancelled 13 October

October 11, 2018 | Posted in Art Quilters Canberra, Workshops | By

There will be no Art Quilters meeting this Saturday as there is a workshop with Lisa Walton in the CQ room.

The regular Art Quilters meeting will resume on 10 November at 1pm.

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Security Code Change and Volunteer Training

October 9, 2018 | Posted in Cook premises, What's On | By


The codes to arm and disarm the security for our room will be changing in mid to late December.

The lovely volunteers who take responsibility for opening and closing the room for our many get togethers will be notified of the new codes either at the Volunteers Supper being planned in the next few weeks or via an email.

BUT please note only ‘trained’ volunteers will be notified.  These are people who have been through a familiarisation session on how to arm/disarm the security, and what responsibility they take on by volunteering to help take care of our room.   This is not onerous but such things as who to call and where to go in case of an emergency evacuation are important to know.


If you want to volunteer but haven’t been trained or you need a refresher Helen Rose has scheduled two separate sessions:

  1. Tuesday 13 November at 7:30pm and
  2. Thursday 22 November at 5:00pm.

These will each take about 1 hour.  Please contact Helen via email or on 0410 170 176 if you want to attend.  If these times don’t suit you please contact Helen and another arrangement can be made.


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ROWmakers meeting – 10 October

October 8, 2018 | Posted in Row-by-row Challenge | By

The ROWmakers is a design group that meets once a month on the second Wednesday, February – December. The purpose of the group is to design and make a unique quilt-related project, over the course of the year, using ingredients drawn at random each month. The full list was published here. (ROW=Rowdy on Wednesday)

The next meeting is on Wednesday 10 October, 10am for a 10.30am start, in the CQ room at the Cook Community Hub. It is followed by a drop-in, until 4pm. So you can stay all day to sew. This will be the ninth and final draw. So will we get Brown or Turquoise?

Here are the ingredients drawn out for the first eight rounds:

# Colours Techniques Alphabet
1 Green Scraps A
2 Blue Tradition with a Twist L
3 Neutral Appliqué P
4 Yellow Piecing U
5 Orange Pre-cuts/strips W
6 Purple Adapt-a-block S
7 Pink Modern quilting Z.
8 Red Foundation Piecing C

A number of members have chosen to stick with one technique throughout the year, e.g. Scraps, so they disregard what technique is drawn out each month. The adapt-a-block is best illustrated by Yvonne’s quilt from last year. She took one block and came up with many versions through colour and rotation and flipping.

Here are some images that show the responses for round 6 & 7 (Purple and Pink):

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QFO Quilting Bee – 9 October

October 8, 2018 | Posted in QFO | By

The next Quilts for Others (QFO) working bee is on Tuesday 9 October, from 10am until 2.30pm, in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub.

QFO makes quilts to donate to charities and organizations in the Canberra region. In 2017 over 300 quilts were made and donated. QFO is gearing up for another handover of quilts at the end of the year.  Please help out where you can.

The four thousandth quilt has just been started!

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.

Some QFO quilts are displayed in the corridor:

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Evening Meeting – 4 October

October 3, 2018 | Posted in Meetings | By

The evening meeting is this Thursday, 4 October, 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.

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.

(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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REMINDER – Drop-in cancelled tonight

October 1, 2018 | Posted in Drop-in | By

Because of the Public Holiday and the availability of people to open the room,  the drop-in on Monday evening, 1 October, has been cancelled. Normal schedule will resume for the 8 October drop-in.

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Drop-in cancelled – 1 October

September 27, 2018 | Posted in Drop-in | By

Because of the Public Holiday and the availability of people to open the room, the drop-in on Monday evening, 1 October, has been cancelled. Normal schedule will resume for the 8 October drop-in.

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