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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Evening Meeting- 3 May

May 1, 2018 | Posted in Meetings | By

The evening meeting is this Thursday, 3 May, 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.

Come and join us for a fun night with a few new things planned:

  • We’ll hear from Didee Knight about the Quilt Register
  • Bring a pen for some creativity,
  • Have a question about the Annual Exhibition?  This will be the night to ask

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 be open at this meeting.

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AGM & Evening meeting 1 March

February 25, 2018 | Posted in Meetings | By

The evening meeting is this Thursday,  1 March, 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 meeting includes the Annual General Meeting where reports are presented and the main committee is eleceted. You need to be a financial member to stand for the committee.

Membership Renewal- Don’t forget your membership fee was due on 1 January. Renew at the meeting. You need to be a member by 31 March in order to exhibit or sell at the Annual Exhibition in August.

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, Iggy, by Bronwyn Hill. Image by Janet Cruise.)

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Evening Meeting – 1 February

January 29, 2018 | Posted in Meetings, sponsor news, Workshops | By

The evening meeting is this Thursday, 1 February, 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.

Membership Renewal- Don’t forget membership fee was due on 1 January. Renew at the meeting. You need to be a member to stand for the AGM in March. You also need to be a member by 31 March in order to exhibit or sell at the Annual Exhibition in August.

This is the meeting where sponsors & teachers make announcements about their activities for the coming year. The special interest groups of Canberra Quilters have been asked to provide info about their respective groups, when they meet and any other information you might want to ask about.

This is also the time for a library fund raising sale. Books excess to the library, and donated books and other media will be for sale in the Hall, for reasonable prices. Unsold items will be for sale at the February Wonderful Wednesday meeting. Come along to pick up a bargain!

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 – if you can drag yourself away from the sale!

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

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Evening Meeting – Thursday 7 December

December 5, 2017 | Posted in Meetings | By

The evening meeting is this Thursday, 7 December, 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.

Membership Renewal- Don’t forget membership fee is due on 1 January. Renew at the meeting.

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.

Bring a plate of food to share over the cuppa, to help celebrate Christmas.

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

Canberra Quilters has a tradition of donating a gift for those less fortunate or having a challenging season. We’d love for you to bring along a gift (not wrapped) and place it in the box we will have available. The gift can be for a child or a Mum, or you can donate funds towards the wrapping and distribution of these gifts. CQ takes the gifts to a charity who determines the recipient and wraps the gifts before giving at Christmas time. Please consider continuing our tradition and helping a family with your gift of a present or helpful funds. Gifts can be in a bag but please do not gift wrap them. The donation box will be in the hall during our December meeting..

FAT QUARTER SWAP

To celebrate the festive season and to have some fun with fabric Canberra Quilters will be hosting a Fat Quarter Swap at the December Members Meeting. Here’s how you can participate:

  1. Bring a FQ wrapped in gift wrapping (or brown paper or newspaper)
  2. Pop the FQ into the mystery FQ box.
  3. When it’s your turn you’ll get to remove a FQ from the box. 

The more wrapped FQ’s you bring the more you can take from the box. Simple!

If you’d like to include some additional extras with your wrapped FQ that’s totally up to you and not mandatory. Let’s have some fun with fabric and add some spice and variety to our stashes!

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

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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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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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Evening Meeting – Thursday 7 September

September 5, 2017 | Posted in Meetings | By

The evening meeting is this Thursday, 7 September, 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 the presentation of awards and prizes from our recent members’ exhibition. If your quilt or item of clothing was awarded something, please bring it along to show when you receive your certificate and/ or prize.

Please bring something along for regular show & tell, including your exhibition quilt. Not everyone made it to the exhibition, and 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!

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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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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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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