Exhibition Raffle results

August 14, 2018 | Posted in Exhibition, raffle | By

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

First drawn ticket 2210, Theo Howie. Theo chose the quilt

Second drawn ticket 254, Laura Marcantonio. Laura chose the Bernina sewing machine

Third drawn ticket 765, Bernadette Campbell. Bernadette receives the hamper of quilters tools and supplies.

Congratulations to our winners and thanks to all her bought tickets.

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Wonderful Wednesday Meeting : 15 August

August 13, 2018 | Posted in Meetings | By

The next meeting is this Wednesday, 15 August, 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. 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.

For the themed show and tell this month, members are asked to bring the quilts that you exhibited in the recent exhibition.

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.

Lost and Found

 

Have you lost this sewing bag? It was found in the Hall recently, but there is nothing to identify the owner. Talk to Christine Stewart to recover your property!

(The quilt in the banner is Let’s Dance by Liz Taverner. It was recently exhibited in the Members’ Exhibition. It was Highly Commended by the judge – Large Quilts non-professional)

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Members’ Exhibition 9-12 August 2018

August 9, 2018 | Posted in Exhibition | By

The Canberra Quilters Members’ Exhibition opened today, as part of the Craft and Quilt Fair. It runs until 12 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. On the CQ website there are images of quilts that have won their categories, as well as all the special awards. Here is a link.  Best of Show Quilt, Blurring the Edges, by Beth and Trevor Reid:

At the main desk at the quilt show you can purchase a USB stick with images of all the entries in the show.

You can download a PDF of the catalogue text here.

Quilt images courtesy of Janet Cruise

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Evening Meeting – 2 August

July 31, 2018 | Posted in Meetings, raffle | By

The evening meeting is this Thursday, 2 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:

Collective Quilt Making

  • Bring a needle, thread and scissors: we will be sewing… Details on the night. Join us to create for our community.
  • Introducing: “The Pink Project”.
  • And remember to bring your doodle journal!

Don’t forget to pick up some raffle tickets to sell. The proceeds of the raffle support Canberra Quilters with the operating expenses of running our room, our activities, and the exhibition. It is a very important fundraiser.

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 not be open at this meeting as the room is being used for quilt exhibition preparation. The returns box will be in the corridor.

Lost and Found

 

Have you lost this sewing bag? It was found in the Hall recently, but there is noting to identify the owner. Talk to Christine Stewart to recover your property!

(Image in banner is this year’s raffle quilt, by Bronwyn Hill.)

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Wonderful Wednesday meeting – 18 July

July 16, 2018 | Posted in Meetings | By

The next meeting is this Wednesday, 18 July, 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. 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.

For the themed show and tell this month, members are asked to bring rainbow quilts.

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 – 14 July

July 11, 2018 | Posted in Art Quilters Canberra | By

The next meeting is on Saturday 14 July, 1-4pm, in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub.

The Art Quilters group promotes discussion and practice with new techniques and materials. Review of books, show and tell and challenges.

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

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CHANGE for Modern Quilt Group meeting – 12 July

July 9, 2018 | Posted in Modern Quilt Group | By

There is no Modern Group meeting this week due to scheduled maintenance work at Cook.  If people would like to join us instead at the Hellenic Club at 7.30 Thursday 12 July,  for a social night, to RSVP via email to Nicole communications@canberraquilters.org.au

 

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ROWmakers meeting – 11 July

July 9, 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 11 July, 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. Because we won’t have a meeting in August there will be a double draw of ingredients.

Here are the ingredients drawn out for the first five 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

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 rounds 3 & 4 (neutral and yellow):

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QFO working bee – 10 July

July 8, 2018 | Posted in QFO | By

The next Quilts for Others (QFO) working bee is on 10 July, 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.

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.

The July get-together also prepares for sewing and demonstrating at the annual exhibition. Have you volunteered for the a roster at the exhibition? QFO needs sewing, quilting and basting volunteers. the exhibition is 9-12 August.

Bring your lunch if you plan to stay for the day. Morning tea is provided.

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Wonderful Wednesday – 20 June

June 17, 2018 | Posted in Meetings | By

The next meeting is this Wednesday, 20 June, 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. 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.

For the themed show and tell this month, members are asked to bring scrap quilts.

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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