CQ Bulletin is Live!

November 4, 2013 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

Canberra Quilters Inc Bulletin

A snapshot of the first Canberra Quilters Bulletin

The Canberra Quilters Bulletin was delivered to in boxes all over the country today! If you’d like to see this month’s bulletin you can find it by clicking here.

If you’d like to receive the monthly bulletin via email you can sign up to it by clicking here.

If you have any questions about the monthly bulletin or you’d like to contribute to it, please email Angie Wilson – click to email.

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2014 Challenge Theme: Opposites

October 30, 2013 | Posted in CQ Exhibition | By

Every year Canberra Quilters has two challenge theme categories at the exhibition. For 2014 the theme is ‘Opposites’. Members can choose to respond to the theme anyway they like in their quilt or creative clothing item:

  • Quilt – measuring 70cm x 50cm, portrait or landscape orientation
  • Garment or accessory

There are many opposites in the world. You may want to choose opposites on the colour wheel- red/ green, blue/orange, yellow purple. Or go with black and white. You could have symbols like positive (+) and negative (-), Yin/ Yang, Male/ Female (♂ ♀). You represent fast and slow in some way or stop and go. Using just stitch you could create rough and smooth. There are many possibilities for you to consider.

Enter your items in the Annual Members Exhibition, held in August 2014. You have until June to submit an entry. The entry pack will be available in the March 2014 issue of Connecting Threads and online from March 2014. You need to be a member by 31 March 2014 to be eligible to enter items in the exhibition.

Queries to Exhibition Secretary; Elizabeth Rose

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Canberra Quilters is now on Instagram

October 22, 2013 | Posted in Website | By


Canberra Quilters Inc. now has an Instagram account which you can follow: @canberraquilters

Instagram is an online photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, apply digital filters to them, and share them on a variety of social networking services, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Flickr.

If you’d like to know more about Instagram you can see their FAQ page here.

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Canberra Quilters Facebook Page

October 8, 2013 | Posted in Website | By

Canberra Quilters Inc. can now be found on Facebook!

You can like the Canberra Quilters Inc. page by clicking through to Facebook via this link.

Hope to see you there!

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Subscribe to Connecting the Blog

October 8, 2013 | Posted in Website | By

With the revamping of the Canberra Quilters Inc. website and the move to include Connecting the Blog within the site many of us will have to resubscribe to the blog updates.

There’s a couple of way you can now do this.

If you are using the web tool Bloglovin you can follow Connecting the Blog by clicking on this link: Follow my blog with Bloglovin

If you would prefer to get blog updates via email you can enter your email address in the form below and subscribe via Feedburner.

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If you have any problems with either of these options, leave a comment or click on this link to email the webmaster and we’ll get you sorted.

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Newsletter by email…

August 19, 2013 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

Are you a member of Canberra Quilters and are you interested in receiving the newsletter, Connecting Threads by email?  If so, you can give your name and email address to Jakki Cashman or use the Contact Us section of our website to indicate that you would like to join the trial group. The committee will  monitor the response, collect any feedback and consider issues associated with emailed newsletters.

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New Purchases – 28 June 2012

June 28, 2012 | Posted in Art quilts, Japanese | By

Snyder, Sheila Sinclair (2011). Perfect-fit pieced borders. Set off your quilt centre with a border that looks complex but is as easy as building one block or row at a time. Avoid all the fussy fitting and fudging – and greatly increase your design options.  Borders / Bindings



Wolfrom, Joen (2011). Adventures in design : the ultimate visual guide : 153 spectacular quilts : activities & exercises. Everything you need to know about the essentials of good design from an internationally renowned expert. Includes works by our Beth Miller and also Gloria Loughman.  Design


Quilt : Tokyo International Great Quilt festival 2012 (2012). The catalogue of this show. CQ member Shuji Yamazaki attended this show in January 2012 and gave a presentation to the Thursday evening meeting on his return. Japanese




Modern blocks : 99 quilt blocks from your favourite designers (2011). Features 12” blocks by well-known designers.  Contemporary



Sielman, Martha (2012). The natural world : profiles of major artists : galleries of inspiring works. Explores art quilts inspired by the natural world, from flowers and water, to birds, animals and insects. Features Canberrans Beth Miller, Dianne Firth and Rasa Mauragis.  Art quilts



Gering, Jacquie and Pedersen, Katie (2012). Quilting modern : techniques and projects for improvisational quilts. From two pioneers of today’s modern quilting movement, ‘Quilting modern’ will teach you how to use improvisational techniques to make graphic contemporary quilts. 


Carlton, Alissa Haight and Lejnieks, Kristen (2011). Block party : the modern quilting bee : the journey of 12 women, 1 blog & 12 improvisational projects. Let go of ‘the rules’ with 12 fun, funky, and improvisational projects.  Contemporary


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