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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Two places available in Tentmakers of Cairo workshop – 26 July

July 22, 2017 | Posted in Workshops | By

We have two vacancies in the one day workshop run by the Tentmakers of Cairo here at the Canberra Quilters rooms in Cook on Wednesday 26th July.

The cost of a one day workshop is $90.

Tentmaker work is brilliantly coloured appliqué, with intricate and beautiful designs. Some are designed on paper-fold principles, others derived from Mosque floors or door decorations, or from wall panels in Pharaonic tombs. Some are based on Koranic calligraphy. As you can see from their work, they produce vibrant, colourful appliqué.

For more details or to enrol, please contact the Canberra Quilters Workshop Coordinator, Valerie Merritt at workshops@canberraquilters.org.au

 

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CQ room being used for workshop – Wed and Thursday (26 & 27 July)

July 21, 2017 | Posted in Cook premises, Drop-in, Japanese | By

Due to the Tentmakers workshop being conducted in the CQ room the regular drop ins on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday (26 and 27 July) are cancelled.

The Small Japanese Projects group are meeting off site at the National Library at 10am. They are going to view Melodrama in Meiji Japan – woodblock illustrations If you want to join them, meet up in the foyer of the library at 10am.

 

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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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