ROWmakers meeting – 10 October

October 8, 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 10 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. This will be the ninth and final draw. So will we get Brown or Turquoise?

Here are the ingredients drawn out for the first eight 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
6 Purple Adapt-a-block S
7 Pink Modern quilting Z.
8 Red Foundation Piecing C

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 round 6 & 7 (Purple and Pink):

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QFO Quilting Bee – 9 October

October 8, 2018 | Posted in QFO | By

The next Quilts for Others (QFO) working bee is on Tuesday 9 October, 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. QFO is gearing up for another handover of quilts at the end of the year.  Please help out where you can.

The four thousandth quilt has just been started!

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.

Some QFO quilts are displayed in the corridor:

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Evening Meeting – 4 October

October 3, 2018 | Posted in Meetings | By

The evening meeting is this Thursday, 4 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.

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 be open at this meeting.

(Image in banner is this year’s Best of Show, Blurring the Edges, by Beth and Trevor Reid. Image by Janet Cruise.)

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REMINDER – Drop-in cancelled tonight

October 1, 2018 | Posted in Drop-in | By

Because of the Public Holiday and the availability of people to open the room,  the drop-in on Monday evening, 1 October, has been cancelled. Normal schedule will resume for the 8 October drop-in.

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Drop-in cancelled – 1 October

September 27, 2018 | Posted in Drop-in | By

Because of the Public Holiday and the availability of people to open the room, the drop-in on Monday evening, 1 October, has been cancelled. Normal schedule will resume for the 8 October drop-in.

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Small Japanese Projects group meeting 26 September

September 22, 2018 | Posted in Meetings | By

The next meeting of the Small Japanese Projects group is on 26 September, 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.

Our project for this month is a folding project bag.  It is only small, 8 1/2 x 8 inches finished but very cute and would be fine for small sashiko or chiku chiku projects as it has enough room for fabric, threads and needles.

If you want to make it bigger it would be very easy.

Requirement List

  • 14 1/2 x 24 inches of feature fabric for outside and handle
  • 10 x 20 inches of wool felt for inside ( I just used some thin batting and coordinating fabric and it worked fine).
  • 4 x 12 inches of fusible web for the handle
  • coordinating sewing thread

Cutting

  • Cut one rectangle 8 1/2 x 17 inches from outside fabric
  • Cut one rectangle 8 1/2 x 17 inches from wool (or batting and fabric) for inside
  • Cut two pieces 6 x 8 inches from feature fabric for the pockets
  • Cut one piece 4 x 12 inches from feature fabric and one from fusible web for handles
  • If you cut out the pieces at home it will save time.

The meeting is followed by a drop-in until 4pm. The English Paper Piecing (EPP) group meets as part of the drop-in.

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Call for Entries – Braidwood Quilt Event: 24-25 November

September 18, 2018 | Posted in Call for Entries | By

A regional sister quilt organization is holding its annual festival – Braidwood Quilt Event 24 & 25 November 2018

There is a call for entries in various categories:

They are offering multiple opportunities for you to be a part of this Event:

  1. You can display your work in the famous Airing of the Quilts and have a chance to WIN the Viewers’ Choice Prize of $100
  2. You can display and sell your quilts and crafts and materials at the Braidwood Boutique Quilts & Crafts Market at St Bede’s School Hall
  3. You can enter the ‘Indoor Exhibition and Competition” and the opportunity to win category prizes

All information and downloads are on the Braidwood Quilters website.

Airing of the Quilts Outdoor Exhibition:
Closing date 14 November 2018

  • Read the Terms and Conditions for Entry – the page includes links to complete the registration online and to download the Form/label for posting/delivering or sending your work
  • Register your Entry online – there is no limit to the number of quilts you can enter and there is no entry fee; once you register, you will get the mailing labels as well

Indoor Exhibition and Competition:

The organisers of the Indoor Exhibition & Competition look forward to housing a collection of elegant, colourful, exciting and competitive quilts, to complement the well-loved outdoor main street ‘Airing of the Quilts’.

Prizes – Indoor Competition

Indoor Competition
Outright – The ‘Jill McLeod Memorial Award – for Excellence in Quiltmaking.’ Prize $200

Category Prizes
Category 1 $300 for First Prize
Categories 2 to 6 $100 for First Prize (each category)
Category 7 – Children Under 15 – First Prize $50, Second Prize $30, Third Prize $20; each Category 7 entrant will receive an encouragement certificate and gift

Viewer’s Choice $100

Braidwood Quilt Shop Challenge

The Braidwood Quilt Shop will award goods to the value of $200 between the first three winners.

More information on the Festival of Braidwood website or email Margaret.

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Wonderful Wednesday Meeting – 19 September

September 17, 2018 | Posted in Meetings | By

The next meeting is this Wednesday, 19 September, 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 English Paper Pieced (EPP) quilts or blocks. Time to show your hexies or Patchwork of the Crosses (Lucy Boston).

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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ROWmakers Design Group meeting – 12 September

September 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 12 September, 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 didn’t have a meeting in August there was a double draw of ingredients. Expect double the show & tell!

Here are the ingredients drawn out for the first seven 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
6 Purple Adapt-a-block S
7 Pink Modern quilting Z.

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Quilts for Others working bee – 11 September

September 8, 2018 | Posted in QFO | By

The next Quilts for Others (QFO) working bee is on 11 September, 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.

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

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