Modern quilters meeting- 8 March

March 7, 2018 | Posted in modern quilters | By

The next meeting is 8 March, from 7.30pm, in the CQ room at the Cook Community Hub.

It is the second meeting of the year…and the first one to show your contribution block for the group quilt that will be entered in the CQ exhibition.

(The guidelines were sent via email to the regular email list. To recap for this month- 6.5″ unfinished, low-volume and grey fabrics, improvisational straight lines.)

We aim to encourage members to learn about, discuss and experiment with the principles of the Modern Quilt movement. Graphic styles, clear modern colours and renewed simplicity in quilting are sweeping the world!

Bring along show & tell, as well as what you are working on now!

(Image in banner is last year’s group quilt.)

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Modern Quilters – 8 February

February 7, 2018 | Posted in Modern Quilt Group | By

The next meeting is 8 February, from 7.30pm, in the CQ room at the Cook Community Hub.

It is the first meeting of the year…so there will be lots to show!

The convenors Jan Kates, Nicole Shipway and Jenny Bowker had a lovely chat on the edge of the lake to discuss ideas for the year – and there are LOTS! They will talk you through those and ask for your feedback and ideas too.

Jan Hastings will run a demo of the lovely fabric baskets she made before Christmas last year. No need to bring anything. for this. If you want to look at the tutorial ahead of time – it is here:

https://blog.bernina.com/en/2015/09/sewing-instructions-for-quick/

We aim to encourage members to learn about, discuss and experiment with the principles of the Modern Quilt movement. Graphic styles, clear modern colours and renewed simplicity in quilting is sweeping the world!

Bring along show & tell, as well as what you are working on now!

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Modern quilters final meeting of 2017 – 14 December

December 12, 2017 | Posted in modern quilters | By

The next meeting is 14 December, from 7.30pm, in the CQ room at the Cook Community Hub.

It is the last meeting of the year…so there will be lots to show!

Oh, and if you are up to it, bring along some food to nibble on.  Don’t feel obliged.  We don’t need lots of food and just a couple of people bringing a plate to share will be plenty for us.

There will be a fat quarter exchange that involves stealing, evil cackling, nose snorting, heartbreak and joy. If you want to play along bring 2 modern design Fat Quarters (FQs) wrapped together. And since we are the modern group the fabric must be an attractive modern design.  People will only steal attractive fabric and you don’t want to be left with uglies that you have to cut into itty bitty pieces so they don’t look ugly do you?  If you are struggling with a modern design fabric and are feeling stressed from the pressure you could consider including stripes, dots, geometrics or solids in your contribution. But stay away from the little tone on tone nanna florals.

We aim to encourage members to learn about, discuss and experiment with the principles of the Modern Quilt movement. Graphic styles, clear modern colours and renewed simplicity in quilting is sweeping the world!

The next meeting won’t be until February 2018.

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Modern Quilters meet tonight – 9 November

November 9, 2017 | Posted in Meetings, modern quilters | By

The meeting is tonight, from 7.30pm, in the CQ room at the Cook Community Hub.

There will be a demonstration by Nicole Shipway on curved hand piecing.

There will also be a discussion on how to use the $200 prize money that came with the third place achieved at the Modern Quilt Show Australia held in Sydney recently. This was for the group quilt made this year – quilt is shown in the banner.

We aim to encourage members to learn about, discuss and experiment with the principles of the Modern Quilt movement. Graphic styles, clear modern colours and renewed simplicity in quilting is sweeping the world!

Bring along show & tell, as well as what you are working on now!

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Modern Quilters meeting – 14 September

September 12, 2017 | Posted in Modern Quilt Group | By

The next meeting is 14 September, from 7.30pm, in the CQ room at the Cook Community Hub.

We aim to encourage members to learn about, discuss and experiment with the principles of the Modern Quilt movement. Graphic styles, clear modern colours and renewed simplicity in quilting is sweeping the world!

Bring along show & tell, as well as what you are working on now! Clementine plans to baste a large quilt – perhaps you can help her.

(Quilt in the banner is Kross Kut Kaffe by the modern quilters.)

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Modern Quilt group meeting – 11 May 2017

May 5, 2017 | Posted in modern quilters | By

The next meeting is 11 May, from 7.30pm, in the CQ room at the Cook Community Hub.

We aim to encourage members to learn about, discuss and experiment with the principles of the Modern Quilt movement. Graphic styles, clear modern colours and renewed simplicity in quilting is sweeping the world!

At this meeting the group will be focussing on making a group quilt for entering in the Annual Members’ Exhibition. Separate instructions have been sent to regular attendees on what they need to do and bring. If you are new to the group come along and join in – there is plenty of work you could help with. The quilt is based on the Cross-cut quilt from Debbie Jeske’s blog, aquilterstable. This group will be starting with 10″ squares.

Bring along some show & tell, just to break up the busy evening!

(Quilt in banner is by Marilyn Crabb- a cross cut quilt top, before the second blocks are cut)

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Modern Quilting Group Meeting – 13 April

April 10, 2017 | Posted in Modern Quilt Group | By

The next meeting is 13 April, from 7.30pm, in the CQ room at the Cook Community Hub.

We aim to encourage members to learn about, discuss and experiment with the principles of the Modern Quilt movement. Graphic styles, clear modern colours and renewed simplicity in quilting is sweeping the world!

Bring along show & tell, as well as what you are working on now!

(Quilt in banner is Spiral Spin by Karin Malmberg.)

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Creative Clothing & Modern Quilters meetings – 9 Feb

February 8, 2017 | Posted in Creative Clothing, Modern Quilt Group | By

Both groups meet tomorrow, Thursday 9 February, in the CQ room.

Creative Clothing group:

Meets 10am until 2pm. Work on your Creative Clothing idea – use the room to cut out garments, get help with measuring. Tea and coffee available, BYO lunch.

Modern Quilters Group (message from convenor Michelle):

And just like that, it’s 2017 and we are ready for another year of modern quilting group meetings! 

Tomorrow night (Thursday) from 7.30 pm, we will have: 

  •  Show and tell, also known as “what I did this summer”
  •  a demonstration on how to make “modern circles”, à la modern hexagons but less edges 🙂
  •  sit and stitch and chat

 Don’t forget that memberships for Canberra Quilters are now overdue. Very important that you renew or join – because that was how you  get to keep coming to our group! And you have to join soon if you want to enter into the exhibition this year. 

 

 

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Modern Quilt Group meeting – 8 December

December 7, 2016 | Posted in Modern Quilt Group | By

The next meeting of the Modern Quilt group is on this Thursday in the CQ room, from 7.30pm. This is the last meeting before the Christmas/ New Year break. The next meeting is on 9 February 2017.

Perhaps you could bring a plate of nibbles to share as well as show & tell and anything else of interest to this group- books, mags, websites

This group aims to encourage members to learn about, discuss and experiment with the principles espoused by the Modern Quilt movement.

(Quilt in banner is Popping Candy by Lynda Nikolovski)

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Modern Quilt group meeting- 10 November

November 9, 2016 | Posted in Modern Quilt Group | By

The next meeting of the Modern Quilt group is on this Thursday in the CQ room, from 7.30pm.

Jan will be demonstrating foundation piecing. If you would like to sew along, please bring some fabric scraps and you usual sewing equipment.

Please bring along show & tell and anything else of interest to this group- books, mags, websites

This group aims to encourage members to learn about, discuss and experiment with the principles espoused by the Modern Quilt movement.

(Image in banner is ‘In need of blue’ by Gemma Jackson)

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