Wonderful Wednesday meeting – 19 July

July 17, 2017 | Posted in Drop-in, Meetings | By

The next meeting is this Wednesday, 19 July in the Cook Community Hub Hall, from 9.30am until 12.30pm. It is followed by a drop-in at the CQ room until 4pm.

This month’s special show & tell Something made from hobbies other than patchwork, e.g. knitting, beading, embroidery, woodwork, the list is endless. 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, 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.

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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

25% OFF EVERYTHING IN STORE

(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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Evening Meeting- 6 July

July 4, 2017 | Posted in Meetings | By

The evening meeting is this Thursday, 6 July, 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.

This month there is a special show & tell –  favourite quilts! We have assembled a panel of Canberra Quilters members to talk about their favourite quilts and you might be surprised to see what they are. We’ll also be asking you to bring your favourite quilts along and share the stories behind why they are your favourite. Get to know your fellow members through their favourite quilts.

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. The raffle co-ordinator is looking for volunteers to sell tickets at two upcoming events: The Addicted to Fabric Sale, on Friday and Saturday, and the Creative Fibre Day at the Old Bus Depot Markets on Sunday 9 July.

Library will be open for this meeting so come along to return books and borrow more.

(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 Entry Deadline Extended to June 30 2017

June 21, 2017 | Posted in Call for Entries, CQ Exhibition, events, Exhibition | By

The entry deadline for entering this year’s Canberra Quilter’s Annual Members Exhibition has been extended to (postmarked) 30 June 2017.

To download the entry pack click here.

This extension of deadline will not impact any other Exhibition dates.

Remember, you can submit a quilt for display only (also known as “not for judging”) in the Exhibition. We strongly encourage all members to consider submitting a quilt (even if it’s just for display). You never know, seeing your quilt might just be the catalyst for someone else to start quilting (and we all need there to be more quilters in the world!).

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Wonderful Wednesday meeting- 21 June

June 19, 2017 | Posted in Meetings | By

The next meeting is this Wednesday, 21 June in the Cook Community Hub Hall, from 9.30am until 12.30pm. It is followed by a drop-in at the CQ room until 4pm.

This month’s special show & tell is anything made from the Stage or the scrap bin 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, 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.

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Biggest Quilting Bee Morning Tea- Sunday 18 June

June 13, 2017 | Posted in CQ Events | By

Canberra Quilters is hosting a Biggest Morning Tea Quilting Bee on Sunday 18 June, from 10am-2pm in the Cook Community Hub Hall. A tax deductable entry fee of $5 is payable at the door (or you can donate a larger sum). All proceeds go to the ACT Cancer Council for cancer research.

There is a monster raffle as well as a quilt raffle and lucky door prize. Lots of fun and table games. White elephant stall of used & older items.

It would be great if you could bring a plate of food to share at morning tea- savoury or sweet.

The theme is Christmas in June. Wear something Christmassy.   Bring a needle and thread to sew some Christmas decorations for charity.

There is a cake competition, which will be judged by 3 semi-independent foodies. Bribery by $$ permitted, but not guaranteed. Cook your delights for all to share and you may win a prize.

Donations of new items for the monster raffle are welcome- place in the bin in the CQ storeroom or give to co-ordinator Kay. Donations of used/ older items for the white elephant table are also welcome. They can be made on the day.

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Rowmakers meeting – 14 June

June 12, 2017 | Posted in Row-by-row Challenge | By

Next meeting is on Wednesday 14 June, 10am for a 10.30am start. In the CQ room at the Cook Community Hub.

A quilt is made over the year by each member making their own rows, or blocks or items like bags. A list of ingredients is released at the beginning of the year and at each meeting two items are chosen to incorporate into that month’s design challenge. One will be a colour and one will be an additive. For instance- each row contains two “ingredients”, e.g. purple and geometry, but in whatever way the maker chooses. As the name shows, this can be a noisy group! So far we have had:

# Colours Additives Inspirations
1 Turquoise Paints/ pencils/ dyes/ ink Letters
2 Red Recycled/ leftovers/ found objects Earth, water, fire and air
3 Purple Geometry Celebrations
4 Yellow Threads/ Stitches Opposites

(Remember that you can choose an INSPIRATION for the whole year or be inspired by what’s chosen on a month-by-month basis. Up to you.)

Here are some responses from Round 3 (Purple):

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Congratulations to member Dianne Firth – OAM

June 12, 2017 | Posted in Member News | By

Congratulations to member Dianne Firth, who has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honour list with an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the General Division. The award recognises Dianne’s service to landscape architecture and to education.

See the Canberra Times article.

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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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Sale Day – 3 June

June 2, 2017 | Posted in CQ Events | By

Saturday 3 June 2017

1:30 to 4 pm

Canberra Quilters Room, Cook- 41 Templeton Crescent (Cook Community Hub)

Sale of good quality cotton fabrics, books and quilting notions.

One of the tables will be the QFO team selling fabric that is excess to their requirements – they get lots of donations and can’t use it all. Quilts for Others is the CQ program that makes quilts for charitable organizations in the Canberra region.The money raised is used to buy supplies like batting, to continue this community project.

 

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