Canberra Quilters members Beth and Trevor Reid, Helen Gray, Carolyn Sullivan and Dianne Firth are part of the Australia Wide 6 Exhibition which runs at The Q from February 11, until 9 March 2019. They will be giving a floor talk about their work on Saturday 2 March 12 noon – 1pm. Dianne will also include an overview of the exhibition.
Image in banner is by Beth and Trevor Reid
Congratulations go to members Jenny Bowker and Beth Miller who have been awarded category prizes at the World of Beauty exhibition, part of the International Quilt Festival currently being held in Houston, USA.
Jenny was awarded second place in the People, Portraits and Figures category for her quilt After the Last Sky.
Beth was awarded Third Place in the Fantasy/ Whimsy category for her quilt Bird Talk.
A number of other Australian quilters also exhibited and were awarded prizes at this show.
Further details and images of the award winning quilts can be seen here.
(Image in banner is another quilt by Jenny Bowker – Christmas Night Shining Bright. Image by Janet Cruise)
The Monthly Members Meeting for Canberra Quilters is on Thursday 6 September 2018 at the Cook Community Hub, starting at 7.30pm. We’d love to see you there. Come to make new friends or catch up with existing ones. The meeting starts with formal committee (and other) reports and news, followed by an activity:
– Exhibition Show and Tell
– Presentation of Awards
– Bring a pen and your Doodle Diary.
– Show and Tell
– Collect your name badge and/or membership card (we have qute a few still waiting for their owner)
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.)
The Viewers’ Choice votes from our Annual Members’ Exhibition have been tallied and here are the results:
Quilts – 86, Subtle Japan, Lyn Keogh
Challenge/ Tiny Treasure – 160, Into the Depths, Pat Parker
(Image to come)
Children/ Youth – 183, Nick’s Rainbow, Nicholas Meszes
(Quilt in banner is Go Dockers, by Meg Cowey and the Quirky Quilters)
All images by Janet Cruise.
The CQ Exhibition Raffle was drawn Sunday at 4pm. Here are the results:
First drawn ticket 2210, Theo Howie. Theo chose the quilt
Second drawn ticket 254, Laura Marcantonio. Laura chose the Bernina sewing machine
Third drawn ticket 765, Bernadette Campbell. Bernadette receives the hamper of quilters tools and supplies.
Congratulations to our winners and thanks to all her bought tickets.
The Canberra Quilters Members’ Exhibition opened today, as part of the Craft and Quilt Fair. It runs until 12 August, 10am until 4.30pm each day at EPIC, Flemington Road, Mitchell ACT.
Don’t forget there are revised traffic arrangements because of the light rail construction. Here is a link to the Craft Fair website showing the changes. There is a map you can download.
Please come along to check out all the quilts and clothing exhibited, the sales room and also the craft fair. On the CQ website there are images of quilts that have won their categories, as well as all the special awards. Here is a link. Best of Show Quilt, Blurring the Edges, by Beth and Trevor Reid:
At the main desk at the quilt show you can purchase a USB stick with images of all the entries in the show.
You can download a PDF of the catalogue text here.
Quilt images courtesy of Janet Cruise
Members may be interested in this exhibition, opening today. The Q exhibition space in Queanbeyan is hosting an exhibition of art quilts by Yvonne Line.
Join the artist for refreshments on Saturday 2 June at 11am
Yvonne Line is an International Award Winning Art Quilter who has been exploring the use of textiles in various forms since her mid-teens. Over many years, Yvonne’s focus has been on presenting art work as layered textiles, using remnants and recycled textiles and re-inventing them into a new form. That which is discarded and seemingly useless, stir her imagination and form her pallet. Yvonne was a founding member of Quilt NSW and is current President of Ozquilt Network Inc. Australia’s premier art quilt organisation and a member of Macarthur Textile Network.
Australia – A Land of Contrasts is an exhibition showcasing Yvonne’s broad wealth of talent and experience working with textiles and portrays her interpretations and narratives of our wide brown land.
Floor talk by the artist every Thurs, Fri & Sat 11am & 2pm during the exhibition
The Q Exhibition Space
The Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre
251 Crawford St Queanbeyan, Phone 6285 6290
Weekdays 10 – 4, Saturdays 10 – 2
Every year Canberra Quilters has a quilt challenge theme category at the exhibition. For 2018 the theme chosen by the main committee is ‘Blue & White’.
Members can choose to respond to the theme any way they like in their quilt as long as it meets the size requirements of 70cm x 50cm, portrait or landscape orientation. The challenge quilts generally travel as a group to other quilt groups during the subsequent year.
You are invited to make a quilt in the challenge format, incorporating the idea of ‘Blue & White’. You may choose to make it from all the shades and tones of blue, and white. Or you may focus on-
- the sea /ocean / sky
- something in the garden
- blue and white china (Blue Willow, Delftware)
- gemstones (blue diamond, sapphire)
- bluesy music
- choose an appropriate block or
- play on the words
You have many paths you could follow in making your quilt.
Enter your items in the Annual Members Exhibition, held in August 2018. You have until June to submit an entry. The entry pack will be available in mid 2018 with Connecting Threads and online.
The challenge theme for 2019 has also been selected: “Off the Sheep’s Back”. So get ready for August 2019!
Canberra Quilters is mounting a display of quilts at Craft Alive. It includes quilts from the special interest groups as well as other memorable quilts from the past.
Craft Alive runs 3-6 May at the Canberra Thoroughbred Park Function Centre, Randwick Road, Mitchell. It is open 9.30am-4pm each day. Admission fees apply. See here for more details.
Member Carolyn Sullivan is an embroiderer of long standing and is partnering with another quilter/ embroiderer Cathy Jack Coupland to hold an exhibition at Gallery 76 Queen, the premises of the NSW Embroiderers Guild.
Different Directions, stitched artworks by Carolyn Sullivan and Cathy Jack Coupland.
2 December 2017- 25 January 2018
Gallery 76 Queen, 76 Queen Street, Concord West. Weekdays 9am-4pm, weekends 10am-2pm. Closed Public Holidays.
Demonstrations and Meet the Artists 6 January 2018, 10am -2pm
My Way workshops, 11 January 2018. Cathy- Design My Way, 10am-noon; Carolyn – Keeping Journals…Lots of Ways, 1-4pm.
Further information and workshop bookings (02) 9743 2501