Quilts at the Erindale Library

May 24, 2019 | Posted in exhibitions | By

A message from the convenor, Jenny Emerton:

A beautiful selection of quilts featuring floral themes is now hanging at Erindale Library.  They are very colourful and cover a range of eras and styles.  Some older favourites are included in this exhibition.  They demonstrate that flowers are an enduring inspiration for quilt makers.  Many thanks to the seven members who contributed quilts for this exhibition.

This exhibition will remain in the Library until early August.  After that I’m planning an exhibition of the work of Liz Rose.

The last exhibition for 2019 may have a ‘Stars’ theme if I can get enough stars quilts.

Please be in touch with Jenny Emerton for offers of quilts, ideas for future themes or any other matters to do with quilt exhibitions at the Library.

Erindale Library is in McBryde Crescent, Wanniassa. It is adjacent to the shopping precinct and Erindale Theatre.

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Canberra Quilters is at Craft Alive: 2-5 May

May 2, 2019 | Posted in events, Exhibition | By

Don’t forget that Canberra Quilters has an exhibition at Craft Alive. It is on NOW at Thoroughbred Park Convention Centre, 1 Randwick Road, Lyneham. You can buy entry tickets online, through the link above, or at the door. You can also get directions through the link above.

Dates: 2-5 May 2019

Time: 9.30am – 4 pm, each day

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Online Exhibition Entry is now available

May 2, 2019 | Posted in Exhibition | By

Exhibition entry forms are live!

Great news for members who wish to lodge their Exhibition entries online – our online entry facility went live on 1 May 2019. It has undergone extensive testing and as a result we think it is working well. If, however, you find a problem with it please let us know at admin@canberraquilters.org.au and we will try, within the software limitations, to rectify it. Many thanks to Janet Cruise for her smart and tireless work on these online forms. Thanks also to all the members who tested it for us.

Make sure you download and read the Conditions of Entry and Categories and Awards files before you start filling out the online entries.

Of course, the traditional paper forms are still available for members who don’t want to use the online facility. If you receive Connecting Threads in hardcopy you should already have the Exhibition Pack; alternatively, you can download and print the Exhibition Pack from canberraquilters.org.au which you can then complete and send in the usual way.

Jenny Cook
Exhibition Secretary

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New Exhibition at Erindale Library

March 13, 2019 | Posted in Exhibition | By

ERINDALE LIBRARY QUILTS – NEW EXHIBITION

A new exhibition featuring the work of CQ member Jenny Cook is now hanging at the Erindale Library.  Jenny is a prize-winning quilter, with a prolific and varied output.  Her quilts make a striking exhibition in the library’s lofty ceiling space.  They will be in place until around the end of April.  I’m grateful to the members who provided quilts for the recent Seasons themed exhibition.

I’m developing ideas for themes for future exhibitions.  The theme for the second exhibition for 2019 (May to July) will be flowers and all things floral.  I would love to hear from you if you have a suitable quilt and are prepared to let me have it for the usual 3 months.  I would also love to hear from anyone who has an idea for themes for future exhibitions.

Jenny Emerton – Convenor

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Exhibition – Australia Wide 6 at The Q, floor talk tomorrow

March 1, 2019 | Posted in Art quilts, exhibitions | By

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

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Exhibition – Australia Wide 6 at The Q

February 13, 2019 | Posted in Art quilts, Exhibition | By

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

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Congratulations to Jenny Bowker and Beth Miller

November 7, 2018 | Posted in Member News | By

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)

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Evening Meeting – 6 September 2018

September 5, 2018 | Posted in Meetings | By

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.)

 

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Viewers’ Choice Results

August 19, 2018 | Posted in Exhibition | By

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.

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Exhibition Raffle results

August 14, 2018 | Posted in Exhibition, raffle | By

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.

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