Art Quilts at The Q: 31 May-23 June

May 31, 2018 | Posted in Art quilts, exhibitions | By

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

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Challenge Theme 2018 – Blue and White

May 9, 2018 | Posted in CQ Exhibition | By

Challenge 2018:

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!

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Canberra Quilters at Craft Alive: 3-6 May

May 3, 2018 | Posted in exhibitions | By

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.


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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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