Small Japanese Projects meeting- 23 August

August 18, 2017 | Posted in Japanese | By

The next meeting of the Small Japanese Projects group is on 23 August, 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 two months. It is always great to hear about your activities.

This month’s project is a small fabric tissue pack holder, led by Wendy. These are good to keep in your handbag and they also make great gifts and fete items.

Wendy will demonstrate how to make it but you can hand sew on the day if you wish.

You will need:

  • A piece of fabric for the outer layer 14 cm x 22 cm
  • Same size lining fabric if using lightweight outer fabric
  • Matching or contrasting bias binding 30 cm
  • Hand sewing gear
  • Small packet of tissues

Outer fabric suggestions:

  • Quilting fabric
  • Stitched sashiko fabric
  • Stitched hitomizashi fabric
  • Evening wear remnant
  • Japanese brocade or obi fabric
  • Needlepoint

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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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Wonderful Wednesday in the Ballet School – 16 August

August 14, 2017 | Posted in Meetings | By

The next meeting is this Wednesday, 16 August in the Ballet School at the Cook Community Hub , from 9.30am until 12.30pm. It is followed by a drop-in at the CQ room until 4pm, when the library will be open. The Hall is being used for ballet exams so we have swapped venues for this month only. So break out the tutus and tiaras!

This month’s special show & tell is your exhibition quilts and creative clothing. Bring it along to show for those who couldn’t make it, or want to revisit the splendour. 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, Name Badge Draw, some of the most wonderful morning tea fare and of course 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.

(Quilt in banner is by Helen Rose – Red Start Constellation #71. Awarded 1st place in the Challenge category 2017)

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Exhibition Raffle and Viewers’ Choice Results

August 14, 2017 | Posted in CQ Exhibition, raffle | By

The CQ Exhibition Raffle was drawn yesterday at 4pm. Here are the results:

First drawn ticket 4255, Kris Banks. Kris chose the quilt

Second drawn ticket 965, Sue Robinson. Sue chose the Bernina sewing machine

Third drawn ticket 1858, Anne Duffy. Anne receives the hamper of quilters tools and supplies.

The Viewers’ Choice votes have been tallied and here are the results:

Quilts – number 66 Walled Garden by Dorothy Clee

Challenge/ Tiny Treasure – number 129 Seventeen by Carolyn Sullivan

Creative Clothing – number 138 Jeans East by Wendy Saclier

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Quilt show is open & results of judging

August 10, 2017 | Posted in CQ Exhibition | By

The Canberra Quilters Members’ Exhibition is now open, as part of the Craft and Quilt Fair. It runs 10-13 August, 10am until 4.30pm each day at EPIC, Flemington Road, Mitchell ACT.

Don’t forget there are revised traffic arrangements because of the light rail construction. Here is a link to the Craft Fair website showing the changes. There is a map you can download.

Please come along to check out all the quilts and clothing exhibited, the sales room and also the craft fair.

Here are the results of the judging (long post):

SPECIAL AWARDS

Bernina Best of Show

80 – Iggy, Bronwyn Hill (glimpse in banner)

Bernina Amateur Encouragement Award

47 – Heliconia, Pat Parker

Bernina Student Award

143 – Twisted Circles, Matthew Bielenberg

Best Use of Colour

80 – Iggy, Bronwyn Hill

Retaining the Tradition

115 – Radiant Terrazzo, Alison Zanchetto

Modern Quilting

87- Kross Kut Kaffe, Mary Kennedy & Modern Quilters

Excellence in Hand Quilting

44 – Rows, Rows and more Rows, Karin Malmberg

Excellence in Machine Quilting (domestic)

28 – My Tangled Garden, Jenny Bowker

Excellence in Machine Quilting (frame)

87 – Kross Kut Kaffe, Mary Kennedy & Modern Quilters, quilted by Clementine O’Sullivan

Best Use of Embellishment

66 – Walled Garden, Dorothy Clee

Best Use of Batik Fabric

79 – Faces of India, Helen Godden

Margaret Armistead Award

8 – Desert Stars, Helen Druett

Allan Armistead Award

141 – A Teddy Bears’ Picnic, Anna McNamara

CATEGORY AWARDS

Large Quilt (non-professional)

1st– 16, Fleur, Lyn Keogh

2nd– 5, Noughts and Crosses, Leah Clark-Vial

3rd– 7, Breakaway, Margaret Donaldson

Highly Commended- 12, Long Time Gone, Jan Hastings

Large Quilt (professional)

1st– 28, My Tangled Garden, Jenny Bowker

2nd– 32, Always from Here, Nobuko Miyake

3rd – 30, Put your Happy Pants on and Smile, Sylvia Clough

Small Quilt (non-professional)

1st– 47, Heliconia, Pat Parker

2nd– 34, Happiness in Yunnan Rice Fields, Virginia Buring

3rd– 52, Circles of Time, Nicole Shipway

Highly Commended- 38, Earthly Delights, Margaret Donaldson

Small Quilt (professional)

1st– 60, Wheat Fields, Dianne Firth

2nd– 62, Oh my Dahlia, Lynda Nikolovski

3rd– 64, Square Dance Variation, Alison Zanchetto

Mixed Media Quilt (open)

1st– 66, Walled Garden, Dorothy Clee

2nd– 67, Ormiston Gorge, Helen Godden

3rd– 65, Untitled, Buffy Beggs

Highly Commended- 69, Storm in the Desert, Kerry Graf

Art Quilt (open)

1st– 80, Iggy, Bronwyn Hill

2nd– 79, Faces of India, Helen Godden

3rd– 76, Weather Warning, Meg Cowey

Highly Commended- 84, Affinity1, Carolyn Sullivan

Group Quilt (open)

1st– 85, Improv with Geometry, Meg Cowey

2nd– 87, Kross Kut Kaffe, Mary Kennedy & Modern Quilters

3rd– 89, The Blue and White Quilt, Helen Rose

Commercially-Quilted Quilt (open)

1st– 115, Radiant Terrazzo, Alison Zanchetto

Quilted by Altogether Quilting- Helen Smith

2nd– 111, Just One More, Paulette Rigter

Quilted by Willowpatch- Fran Wilson

3rd– 109, Scheherazade’s Garden, Jo Anne Pulko

Quilted by Altogether Quilting- Helen Smith

Highly Commended- 103, Birds on the Wing, Kath Hunt

Quilted by History in the Making- Carolyn Conlan

Challenge Quilt (open)

Theme – In your Prime

1st– 128, Red Star Constellation #71, Helen Rose

2nd– 127, Fascination with Primes, Elizabeth Rose

3rd– 125, Older, Wiser, Happier, Kay Provins

Highly Commended- 116, Uncle Jack’s Prime Ribs, Dell Armistead

Tiny Treasure Quilt (open)

1st– 133, No Matter what the Weather, Wendy Saclier

2nd– 132, Whatever Happens…Happens, Andrea McMillan

Creative Clothing (open)

1st– 138, Jeans East, Wendy Saclier

2nd– 135, Japanese Blues, Patricia Butron

3rd– 137, My Black Skirt, Louise Fredericks

Highly Commended- 140, Bloomin’ Flowers, Donna Sunderland

Quilts by children (primary)

1st– 144, Pandamonium, Matthew Bielenberg

2nd– 142, Year of the Ninja, Timothy Bielenberg

3rd– 141, A Teddy Bears’ Picnic, Anna McNamara

Highly Commended- 143, Twisted Circles, Matthew Bielenberg

Quilts by youth (secondary)

1st– 145, El Cactus, Kristina Butron

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Quilt show opens tomorrow

August 9, 2017 | Posted in CQ Exhibition | By

The Canberra Quilters Members’ Exhibition opens tomorrow, as part of the Craft and Quilt Fair. It runs 10-13 August, 10am until 4.30pm each day at EPIC, Flemington Road, Mitchell ACT.

Don’t forget there are revised traffic arrangements because of the light rail construction. Here is a link to the Craft Fair website showing the changes. There is a map you can download.

Please come along to check out all the quilts and clothing exhibited, the sales room and also the craft fair.

Here is a glimpse of what you will see…

Star Link by Pamela Brockwell

Sandstorm by Cassandra Philpot

All Squared Away by Mary Kennedy

You can purchase a DVD or CD showing all the entries in the show at the main desk at the quilt show.

Images courtesy of Janet Cruise

 

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Quilt show opens in two days…10 August

August 8, 2017 | Posted in CQ Exhibition | By

The Canberra Quilters Members’ Exhibition opens in two days, as part of the Craft and Quilt Fair. It runs 10-13 August, 10am until 4.30pm each day at EPIC, Flemington Road, Mitchell ACT.

Don’t forget there are revised traffic arrangements because of the light rail construction. Here is a link to the Craft Fair website showing the changes. There is a map you can download.

Please come along to check out all the quilts and clothing exhibited, the sales room and also the craft fair.

Here is a glimpse of what you will see…

Watching by Dorothy Clee

Can you see what I see? by Laraine Culnane

What’s up Pussy Cat? by Lynda Nikolovski

Quilt in banner is Desert Retreat by Kerry Graf

You can purchase a DVD or CD showing all the entries in the show at the main desk at the quilt show.

Images courtesy of Janet Cruise

 

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Evening meeting – Thursday 3 August

August 1, 2017 | Posted in Exhibition, Meetings | By

The evening meeting is this Thursday, 3 August, 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.

The special activity this month is all about the interest groups that have formed within Canberra Quilters. Come along and spend a fast 8 minutes getting to know each of the interest groups that are part of Canberra Quilters. It is a great way to find your perfect interest group and form a long lasting creative relationship!

Please bring something along for regular 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.

Don’t forget to pick up a book of tickets for the exhibition raffle – funds raised support Canberra Quilters activities.  You can also return your sold books. The exhibition starts next Thursday 10 August and the raffle will be drawn on Sunday 13 August.

Library will not be open for this meeting as the room is being used for pre-exhibition logistics. The returns box will be in the corridor, outside the room.

(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)

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Exhibition Delivery Day coming up on Saturday 29 July

July 27, 2017 | Posted in Cook premises, CQ Exhibition | By

This Saturday, 29 July, is the day members deliver the items entered in the annual members’ exhibition. The delivery venue is the CQ room at the Cook Community Hub, between 9am and 4.30pm.

Please be aware there is some maintenance going on at the site starting this week, but it is not close to our building:

  • Thursday 27th pm Install Temporary Fencing – Pollution set up- mark out saw cutting
  • Friday 28th am Saw cutting of all concrete / pavers areas / concrete pathways / UST area
  • Monday 31st start exploration and removal of oil / vent / boiler room feed lines / UST pump out and removal
  • Tuesday 1st finish UST removal
  • Wait for test results before remediation works commence

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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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