Art Quilters meeting – 11 November

November 10, 2017 | Posted in Art Quilters Canberra | By

The next meeting is on Saturday 11 November, 1-4pm, in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub. Continuing the exploration of Design Elements by exploring Laura Kemshall’s method of tracing to replace drawing … see her video https://www.designmatterstv.com/tracing/

Buffy will bring tracing paper. Please bring markers, thick to thin and a black and white photocopy of something you would like to trace, a still life would be good for this.

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

Quilt in banner is Affinity 1 by Carolyn Sullivan

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Modern Quilters meet tonight – 9 November

November 9, 2017 | Posted in Meetings, modern quilters | By

The meeting is tonight, from 7.30pm, in the CQ room at the Cook Community Hub.

There will be a demonstration by Nicole Shipway on curved hand piecing.

There will also be a discussion on how to use the $200 prize money that came with the third place achieved at the Modern Quilt Show Australia held in Sydney recently. This was for the group quilt made this year – quilt is shown in the banner.

We aim to encourage members to learn about, discuss and experiment with the principles of the Modern Quilt movement. Graphic styles, clear modern colours and renewed simplicity in quilting is sweeping the world!

Bring along show & tell, as well as what you are working on now!

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Sponsor News- AQC bookings open

November 2, 2017 | Posted in sponsor news | By

A message from one of our sponsors, Expertise Events.

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Evening Meeting – 2 November

October 31, 2017 | Posted in Meetings, membership | By

The evening meeting is this Thursday, 3 November, 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.

Have you ever thought about selling your handmade creations? Then this is the meeting for you. We learn from the highly successful CQ Sales Room about how members can get involved in the 2018 Sales Room. We also talk with a panel of Canberra Quilters Members about how to price your handmade items, the impact of underpricing handmade and why it’s important to price items correctly.

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.

Membership renewals fall due on 1 January. Why not renew early at the meeting?

The exhibition raffle is over for another year- perhaps you or your friendship group would consider making the raffle quilt for next year! Talk to the Exhibition Co-ordinator Julie Ricketts.

Library will be open for this meeting, so stock up for some spring projects.

(Image in banner is this year’s Best of Show, Iggy, by Bronwyn Hill. Image by Janet Cruise.)

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Exhibition: Canberra Grammar School Gallery, 3 Nov -2 Dec

October 30, 2017 | Posted in exhibitions, Member News | By

Member Dianne Firth is part of an exhibition opening this Friday-

 

 

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Small Japanese Projects meeting- 25 October

October 22, 2017 | Posted in Japanese, Meetings | By

The next meeting of the Small Japanese Projects group is on 25 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.

This month Anne Laffan will demonstrate how to make the machine stitched rope baskets with a Japanese twist that she showed at the last meeting. Bring along pen and paper to make notes.

If you want to have a go at making one yourself after the demonstration you will need to bring your machine, a hank of white cotton clothesline cord (Anne purchased hers at Bunnings), Japanese fabric, scissors, thread etc.

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Wonderful Wednesday meeting – 18 October

October 15, 2017 | Posted in Meetings | By

The next meeting is this Wednesday, 18 October, in the Hall at the Cook Community Hub, from 9.30am until 12.30pm. It is followed by a drop-in the Canberra Quilters room, where the library will be open. This drop-in will also be when the newly formed Applique Group will meet. You don’t have to be part of this group to come to the drop-in.

It is Bring and Buy this month. So bring your excess fabric supplies, thread, tools, books, magazines. As a trial this time you can bring made items (fabric related) to sell as well – like the sales room at the exhibition! If you aren’t selling- bring your cash as you might find a bargain, or a Christmas present.

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

The missing Kaffe Fassett book mentioned last month has been found and returned.

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 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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ROWmakers meeting – 11 October

October 7, 2017 | Posted in Drop-in, Meetings, Row-by-row Challenge | By

Next meeting is on Wednesday 11 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.

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
5 Green Embellishments Animal, vegetable, mineral
6 Pink Linen / silk/ lace Heritage, tradition
7 Neutral Print/ words Numbers
8 Orange Improvisation Home and family

(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 images from our last meeting on 13 September.

Felicity, a member living in Germany, has jumped ahead to finish her response so that the baby can enjoy the quilt.

Felicity’s quilt

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QFO working bee- 10 October

October 6, 2017 | Posted in QFO | By

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

Current quilts on display in the corridor:

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Evening Meeting- 5 October

October 3, 2017 | Posted in Meetings | By

 

The evening meeting is this Thursday, 5 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.

Jules McMahon will be talking about her business, The Creative Retreat. Jules is a member of the committee as well as one of our exhibition sponsors. This will be a great opportunity to learn about juggling a creative business and active family life, while still working your day job. (It’s also the perfect time to find out what great events are coming up at The Creative Retreat so you can save your pennies to attend!)

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.

The exhibition raffle is over for another year- perhaps you or your friendship group would consider making the raffle quilt for next year! Talk to the Exhibition Co-ordinator Julie Ricketts.

Library will be open for this meeting, so stock up for some spring projects.

(Image in banner is this year’s Best of Show, Iggy, by Bronwyn Hill. Image by Janet Cruise.)

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