Exhibition- Different Directions

November 30, 2017 | Posted in exhibitions | By

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

By Carolyn Sullivan

By Cathy Jack Coupland


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Bungendore Quilt show & Braidwood Quilt Event – 25 & 26 November

November 22, 2017 | Posted in exhibitions | By

This weekend there are two quilt shows in our region:

Bungendore Quilters are holding their exhibition in the Memorial Hall in Molonglo Street, Bungendore.

Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 9am-4pm. Admission- Adults/ children 15 and over – $2.50, Children under 15 free.

Features displays of handmade quilts, patchwork and textiles, including members’ challenge. Sales table providing good quality handmade craft.

Raffle quilt- Cranes in Flight, designed by Sheryl-Ann Schaefer:

Braidwood Quilt Event 2017 comprises a number of events around the town.

The Airing of the Quilts is on Saturday 25th only- quilts hanging in Wallace Street.

The Two Day Indoor Exhibition at the National Theatre in Wallace Street, 25 and 26 November.

There are also the Ryrie Park Markets and fabric for sale at the Braidwood Quilt Shop and Freddies Fabrics in the Anglican Hall in Wilson Street.

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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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Exhibition catalogue on website

August 23, 2017 | Posted in Exhibition | By

Just a reminder that the catalogue from the recent exhibition is available for download, in PDF format, from this website. It contains all the details of the quilts and clothing – including the statements from the makers. It is under the Exhibitions tab, in exhibition forms and instructions.

Here is a link.


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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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Exhibition Raffle and Viewers’ Choice Results

August 14, 2017 | Posted in CQ Exhibition, raffle | By

The CQ Exhibition Raffle was drawn yesterday at 4pm. Here are the results:

First drawn ticket 4255, Kris Banks. Kris chose the quilt

Second drawn ticket 965, Sue Robinson. Sue chose the Bernina sewing machine

Third drawn ticket 1858, Anne Duffy. Anne receives the hamper of quilters tools and supplies.

The Viewers’ Choice votes have been tallied and here are the results:

Quilts – number 66 Walled Garden by Dorothy Clee

Challenge/ Tiny Treasure – number 129 Seventeen by Carolyn Sullivan

Creative Clothing – number 138 Jeans East by Wendy Saclier

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Quilt show is open & results of judging

August 10, 2017 | Posted in CQ Exhibition | By

The Canberra Quilters Members’ Exhibition is now open, as part of the Craft and Quilt Fair. It runs 10-13 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.

Here are the results of the judging (long post):


Bernina Best of Show

80 – Iggy, Bronwyn Hill (glimpse in banner)

Bernina Amateur Encouragement Award

47 – Heliconia, Pat Parker

Bernina Student Award

143 – Twisted Circles, Matthew Bielenberg

Best Use of Colour

80 – Iggy, Bronwyn Hill

Retaining the Tradition

115 – Radiant Terrazzo, Alison Zanchetto

Modern Quilting

87- Kross Kut Kaffe, Mary Kennedy & Modern Quilters

Excellence in Hand Quilting

44 – Rows, Rows and more Rows, Karin Malmberg

Excellence in Machine Quilting (domestic)

28 – My Tangled Garden, Jenny Bowker

Excellence in Machine Quilting (frame)

87 – Kross Kut Kaffe, Mary Kennedy & Modern Quilters, quilted by Clementine O’Sullivan

Best Use of Embellishment

66 – Walled Garden, Dorothy Clee

Best Use of Batik Fabric

79 – Faces of India, Helen Godden

Margaret Armistead Award

8 – Desert Stars, Helen Druett

Allan Armistead Award

141 – A Teddy Bears’ Picnic, Anna McNamara


Large Quilt (non-professional)

1st– 16, Fleur, Lyn Keogh

2nd– 5, Noughts and Crosses, Leah Clark-Vial

3rd– 7, Breakaway, Margaret Donaldson

Highly Commended- 12, Long Time Gone, Jan Hastings

Large Quilt (professional)

1st– 28, My Tangled Garden, Jenny Bowker

2nd– 32, Always from Here, Nobuko Miyake

3rd – 30, Put your Happy Pants on and Smile, Sylvia Clough

Small Quilt (non-professional)

1st– 47, Heliconia, Pat Parker

2nd– 34, Happiness in Yunnan Rice Fields, Virginia Buring

3rd– 52, Circles of Time, Nicole Shipway

Highly Commended- 38, Earthly Delights, Margaret Donaldson

Small Quilt (professional)

1st– 60, Wheat Fields, Dianne Firth

2nd– 62, Oh my Dahlia, Lynda Nikolovski

3rd– 64, Square Dance Variation, Alison Zanchetto

Mixed Media Quilt (open)

1st– 66, Walled Garden, Dorothy Clee

2nd– 67, Ormiston Gorge, Helen Godden

3rd– 65, Untitled, Buffy Beggs

Highly Commended- 69, Storm in the Desert, Kerry Graf

Art Quilt (open)

1st– 80, Iggy, Bronwyn Hill

2nd– 79, Faces of India, Helen Godden

3rd– 76, Weather Warning, Meg Cowey

Highly Commended- 84, Affinity1, Carolyn Sullivan

Group Quilt (open)

1st– 85, Improv with Geometry, Meg Cowey

2nd– 87, Kross Kut Kaffe, Mary Kennedy & Modern Quilters

3rd– 89, The Blue and White Quilt, Helen Rose

Commercially-Quilted Quilt (open)

1st– 115, Radiant Terrazzo, Alison Zanchetto

Quilted by Altogether Quilting- Helen Smith

2nd– 111, Just One More, Paulette Rigter

Quilted by Willowpatch- Fran Wilson

3rd– 109, Scheherazade’s Garden, Jo Anne Pulko

Quilted by Altogether Quilting- Helen Smith

Highly Commended- 103, Birds on the Wing, Kath Hunt

Quilted by History in the Making- Carolyn Conlan

Challenge Quilt (open)

Theme – In your Prime

1st– 128, Red Star Constellation #71, Helen Rose

2nd– 127, Fascination with Primes, Elizabeth Rose

3rd– 125, Older, Wiser, Happier, Kay Provins

Highly Commended- 116, Uncle Jack’s Prime Ribs, Dell Armistead

Tiny Treasure Quilt (open)

1st– 133, No Matter what the Weather, Wendy Saclier

2nd– 132, Whatever Happens…Happens, Andrea McMillan

Creative Clothing (open)

1st– 138, Jeans East, Wendy Saclier

2nd– 135, Japanese Blues, Patricia Butron

3rd– 137, My Black Skirt, Louise Fredericks

Highly Commended- 140, Bloomin’ Flowers, Donna Sunderland

Quilts by children (primary)

1st– 144, Pandamonium, Matthew Bielenberg

2nd– 142, Year of the Ninja, Timothy Bielenberg

3rd– 141, A Teddy Bears’ Picnic, Anna McNamara

Highly Commended- 143, Twisted Circles, Matthew Bielenberg

Quilts by youth (secondary)

1st– 145, El Cactus, Kristina Butron

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Quilt show opens tomorrow

August 9, 2017 | Posted in CQ Exhibition | By

The Canberra Quilters Members’ Exhibition opens tomorrow, as part of the Craft and Quilt Fair. It runs 10-13 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.

Here is a glimpse of what you will see…

Star Link by Pamela Brockwell

Sandstorm by Cassandra Philpot

All Squared Away by Mary Kennedy

You can purchase a DVD or CD showing all the entries in the show at the main desk at the quilt show.

Images courtesy of 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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Exhibition Delivery Day coming up on Saturday 29 July

July 27, 2017 | Posted in Cook premises, CQ Exhibition | By

This Saturday, 29 July, is the day members deliver the items entered in the annual members’ exhibition. The delivery venue is the CQ room at the Cook Community Hub, between 9am and 4.30pm.

Please be aware there is some maintenance going on at the site starting this week, but it is not close to our building:

  • Thursday 27th pm Install Temporary Fencing – Pollution set up- mark out saw cutting
  • Friday 28th am Saw cutting of all concrete / pavers areas / concrete pathways / UST area
  • Monday 31st start exploration and removal of oil / vent / boiler room feed lines / UST pump out and removal
  • Tuesday 1st finish UST removal
  • Wait for test results before remediation works commence

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