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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Dianne Firth Exhibition: 26 August-17 September

August 20, 2017 | Posted in Exhibition, Member News | By

Member Dianne Firth is having a solo exhibition at the Belconnen Arts Centre.

‘Poetry and Place’ by Dianne Firth opens at Belconnen Arts Centre on Friday 25 August at 5.30 and runs until Sunday 17 September. Dianne has created artworks from poems especially written by poets visiting Canberra last year for the ‘Poetry on the Move’ festival. They were asked to write about their experience of landscape and nature in Canberra for Dianne to interpret.

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Art Quilters meeting – 13 May

May 11, 2017 | Posted in Art Quilters Canberra | By

The next meeting is on Saturday 13 May, 1-4pm, in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub.

Continuing the exploration of Design Elements: Wendy is going to present the design element, “Scale”.  We will be discussing doing work in a series.  Please bring at least three images that excite your imagination and make you want to dive in and make something from them.

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

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Art Quilters Meeting – 8 April

April 6, 2017 | Posted in Art Quilters Canberra | By

The next meeting of the art quilting group will be Saturday 8 April, from 1-4pm in the CQ room at Cook. Continuing the exploration of Design Elements:

Scheduled for discussion will be Line, presented by Jenny White, Composition by Patricia and Buffy, and Journaling by Wilma

Bring your response to the exercise from last month’s meeting- something incorporating blue and orange, texture, and circles.

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

Jenny White’s response to last month’s exercise

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Call for entries – various opportunities

April 3, 2017 | Posted in Call for Entries | By

There are several opportunities this year for members to enter selected competitions /exhibitions:

  1. World Quilt Competition 2017

Australian entries for the World Quilt Competition 2017  are now open. Share your artwork on the international stage, and let someone else look after logistics, shipping, customs and insurance!   Entries close on Monday, 15 May 2017. Accepted entries will premiere at World Quilt New England  (17-19 August 2017) and tour to other Mancuso shows in the United States until early 2018.

Entries can be submitted via the Online Entry Form. Alternatively, download, complete and return the World Quilt Competition 2017 Entry Form – Australian Edition (PDF) by e-mail or post. Be aware that your quilt must be at least 1296 square inches (eg 36x36in)  and completed in 2015, 2016 or 2017.  See the Contest Rules for more information.

Four Australians received ribbons in 2016. View all the prize winners here

Enter your quilt in 2017 to be part of this exciting event. For more information, contact the Australian Coordinator Brenda Gael Smith at info@worldquiltaustralian.com

  1. Art Quilt Australia 2017

Art Quilt Australia 2017 is open to residents of Australia and New Zealand and OZQN (Ozquilt Network) members worldwide. Entries close on 7 June 2017. Submission is via the online entry form or by postal mail only.

The exhibition will be held at the prestigious Queen Victoria Art Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania from Friday 7 September to Sunday 22 October 2017 and will be documented in a comprehensive catalogue.

Art Quilt Australia 2017 is a juried exhibition with $6000 in prize money.  All selected entries are automatically eligible for consideration for the $3000 Award of Excellence (non-acquisitive). Entrants submitting complying wool quilts (see below) may also nominate their work for the $3000 Expressions:Wool Quilt Prize where the winning work is acquired by the National Wool Museum for its permanent collection.

3. Australian Quilts in Public Places – AQIPP 2017

Quilters are invited to demonstrate their talents and originality in interpreting the theme:

REFLECTION

16 November-21 December 2017

Whitehorse Artspace, Box Hill, Melbourne VIC.

AQIPP is a juried, judged and sponsored exhibition which is open to all quilters in Australia.

Entries close: 21 September 2017

For more information: australian quilters association

Email: aqipp2017

An initiative of Australian Quilters Association

Major sponsor: Brother International

  1. Tasmanian Art Quilt Prize 2018

A collaborative program between the Tasmanian Quilting Guild & the Maritime Museum of Tasmania.

The Tasmanian Art Quilt Prize 2018 Exhibition will be held in the Carnegie Gallery at the Maritime Museum of Tasmania in Hobart from Tuesday 1st May to Sunday 3rd June 2018.

The Tasmanian Art Quilt Prize is open to textile artists across Australia. This biennial exhibition aims to promote best practice in art quilting and encourage experimentation by presenting new and exciting textile art. There is an additional category of Textile Sculpture.

The theme is ‘Ebb and Flow’. Entries close on 5 March 2018.

Full entry details on tasquiltguild site

Major sponsor: Bernina

(Quilt in banner is Red Hills by Dianne Firth)

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Art Quilters’ meeting – Saturday 11 March

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

The next meeting of the Art Quilters group is tomorrow, from 1-4pm in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub.

Don’t forget to bring show & tell to share.

The group is starting its review of design principles – covering colour, texture and shape this month. You need to bring an A4 visual journal if you want to include the design concepts and exercises in your journal. In any case bring paper and writing instruments for the design exercises.

Don’t forget this link for a rundown of the design elements and principles.

(Quilt in banner is Red Seaweed by Wilma Cawley)

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Art quilters meeting – 11 February

February 8, 2017 | Posted in Art Quilters Canberra | By

The first art quilters meeting of the year will be on Saturday 11 February, from 1-4pm in the CQ room.

The art quilters have discussions and practice with new techniques and materials, review of books, show and tell as well as conducting challenges.

The first meeting will have a guest speaker, Rasa Mauragis, talking about her journey in quilts and textiles.

There will also be a discussion about future plans and going through design concepts. To help you with the latter discussion Buffy has provided a link to the Canva learning site, where there is information on design elements and principles.

(Quilt in banner is Vestment of the Shaman, by Meg Cowey)

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Art Quilters meeting – 10 December

December 8, 2016 | Posted in Art Quilters Canberra | By

The last Art Quilters meeting of the year is this Saturday, 10 December, from 1pm. It is I the CQ room at Cook Community Hub.

Please bring show & tell and a plate of food to share for the end of year celebration.

(Quilt in banner is It looks like rain, by Sue Robinson.)

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Art Quilters meeting – 12 November

November 11, 2016 | Posted in Art Quilters Canberra | By

The Art Quilters meeting is this Saturday, 12 November, in the CQ room at Cook. The meeting runs from 1-4pm.

Bring along show & tell, as well as books and magazines, info on websites that you would like to share with the group.

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Art Quilters meeting – 8 October

October 6, 2016 | Posted in Art Quilters Canberra, Meetings | By

The Art Quilters meeting is this Saturday, 8 October, in the CQ room at Cook. The meeting runs from 1-4pm.

Bring along show & tell, as well as books and magazines, info on websites that you would like to share with the group.

Member Laraine will be leading the mini workshop, which is all about slow stitching and hidden objects. If you would like to join in, here is the requirements list:

1.  Material for the top – can be square, rectangle, even round if you wish (I cut my top, backing and batting each at 6 1/2″ square but you can make yours any size you want)

2.  Material for the backing (same size as above piece)

3.  Batting (again same size as above and I used a left over piece of bamboo quilt batting))

4.  Objects for “hiding” (I used a few buttons of different sizes, safety pins and a shower curtain hook.

4.  Needle and cotton for basting items to the batting.

5.  Coloured thread of your choice for hand stitching the three layers together (I used a selection of different coloured DMC stranded cottons which I will bring with me just in case.

6.  Some pins would be handy to hold the layers together while you work.

Here is an image of Laraine’s work:

Slow Stitch - Hidden Objects

Slow Stitch – Hidden Objects

 

 

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