Evening Meeting – Thursday 7 November

November 5, 2019 | Posted in Meetings | By

The evening meeting is this Thursday, 7 November, 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 a guest speaker.

Fiona Hammond, well know CQ member and owner of “Creative Edge” in Braidwood will be speaking about her creative life.

Please bring something along for 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.

Library will be open at this meeting.

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Wonderful Wednesday meeting: 16 October

October 14, 2019 | Posted in Meetings | By

The next meeting is this Wednesday, 16 October, in the Hall at the Cook Community Hub, from 9.30am until 12.30pm. It is followed by a drop-in at the Canberra Quilters room. The library is open for the first half of the drop-in.

This drop-in is also when the Appliqué Group meets. The Appliqué Group is for members who like to do appliqué – learning from each other, getting help or working on a current project. You don’t have to be part of this group to come to the drop-in.

It is the bring and buy meeting, so bring sewing related supplies to sell, or bring your money.

Don’t forget to bring something for regular show & tell.

MEMEBERSHIP REMINDER. Membership fees are due on 1 January. You can join online or at the meeting. You need to be a member to borrow from the library, use the room and its facilities regularly, stand for the committee or exhibit and sell in the exhibition.

For new members, Wonderful Wednesday is held on the third Wednesday of each month except December, normally in the Hub Hall from 9.30am till 12.30pm. It is a good opportunity to do some handwork and meet for a chat. We have Raffles, Lucky Door Prize, and Name Badge Draw, some of the most wonderful morning tea fare and a themed Show and Tell plus the regular Show and Tell.

If you are a newcomer or you haven’t been for a while PLEASE come and sit at Christine’s table (WW convener) where ever that may be, until you get better acquainted with the other members.

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Small Japanese Projects meeting – 25 September

September 23, 2019 | Posted in Japanese | By

The next meeting of the Small Japanese Projects group is on 25 September, from 10am-noon, in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub.

The Small Japanese Projects interest group is for members interested in all things Japanese. Each month (or over two months) you will work on a small project, lead by a member of the group.

The meeting begins with a show and tell of what you have made, purchased or done during the previous months. It is always great to hear about your activities.

This month Anne Laffan has very kindly offered to show us how to make three beautiful miniature silk kimono which are hung on a small rod. A lovely way of using up scraps of beautiful silk that you can’t bring yourself to throw away!

Requirement List

  • A variety of small pieces of silk or material of a similar weight.  You need to cut a patterned piece and a plain piece 4.5″ x 2″ for each jacket and a plain piece 5″ x 1 ⅜” for each collar.
  • Sewing notions, thread, scissors, a small ruler and a marker pen.
  • Tiny cord. (Anne made hers from thread)
  • Length of dowel, twig, chopstick or other rigid material for the rod

The meeting is followed by a drop-in until 4pm. The English Paper Piecing (EPP) group meets as part of the drop-in.

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Wonderful Wednesday meeting: 18 September

September 15, 2019 | Posted in Meetings | By

The next meeting is this Wednesday, 18 September, in the BALLET SCHOOL at the Cook Community Hub, from 9.30am until 12.30pm. It is followed by a drop-in at the Canberra Quilters room. The library is open for the first half of the drop-in. We are meeting in the Ballet School because the Ballet School are conducting examinations in the Hall.

This drop-in is also when the Appliqué Group meets. The Appliqué Group is for members who like to do appliqué – learning from each other, getting help or working on a current project. You don’t have to be part of this group to come to the drop-in.

Don’t forget to bring something for show & tell.

For new members, Wonderful Wednesday is held on the third Wednesday of each month except December, normally in the Hub Hall from 9.30am till 12.30pm. It is a good opportunity to do some handwork and meet for a chat. We have Raffles, Lucky Door Prize, and Name Badge Draw, some of the most wonderful morning tea fare and a themed Show and Tell plus the regular Show and Tell.

If you are a newcomer or you haven’t been for a while PLEASE come and sit at Christine’s table (WW convener) where ever that may be, until you get better acquainted with the other members.

(Image in banner is Bird Talk by Beth Miller, which was awarded 2nd place in the Art Quilt category at the recent exhibition. Image courtesy of Janet Cruise.)

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Exhibition Raffle Results

August 23, 2019 | Posted in CQ Exhibition, raffle | By

Canberra Quilters’ Raffle was drawn at the exhibition on Sunday afternoon. The first and second drawn ticket holders get to choose their prize, with the third drawn ticket taking the remaining prize. Here are the results:

1st – Eveline Ngan, Ticket number: 1061, Prize: Quilt

2nd – Anna Myvalt, Ticket number: 1561, Prize: Hamper

3rd – Margaret Vinning, Ticket number: 0510, Prize: Sewing Machine

Thank you to all who purchased a ticket.

The quilt in the banner is the raffle quilt, made by Kay Provins, quilted by Chris Gould of The Machine Quilter.

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Exhibition 2019: Viewers’ Choice results

August 19, 2019 | Posted in CQ Exhibition | By

The Viewers’ Choice votes from our Annual Members’ Exhibition have been tallied and here are the results:

Quilts: #86 Beth Miller, Bird Talk;

Challenge: #130 Maureen Tolley, Wool Prices are Falling;

Creative clothing: # 140 Wendy Saclier, To Live Another Day;

Children: #143 Timothy Bielenberg, Release the Kraken

The Hangers’ Award went to #69 Sunbury by Wendy Saclier and Jenny Cook

Quilt in banner is #137  Flowers I by Jenny White

All images courtesy of Janet Cruise

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Wonderful Wednesday meeting: 21 August

August 18, 2019 | Posted in Meetings | By

The next meeting is this Wednesday, 21 August, in the Hall at the Cook Community Hub, from 9.30am until 12.30pm. It is followed by a drop-in at the Canberra Quilters room. The library is open for the first half of the drop-in.

This drop-in is also when the Appliqué Group meets. The Appliqué Group is for members who like to do appliqué – learning from each other, getting help or working on a current project. You don’t have to be part of this group to come to the drop-in.

This month we will revisit the recent exhibition – so bring along your exhibition quilts for a special show and tell.

Don’t forget to bring something for regular show & tell.

For new members, Wonderful Wednesday is held on the third Wednesday of each month except December, normally in the Hub Hall from 9.30am till 12.30pm. It is a good opportunity to do some handwork and meet for a chat. We have Raffles, Lucky Door Prize, and Name Badge Draw, some of the most wonderful morning tea fare and a themed Show and Tell plus the regular Show and Tell.

If you are a newcomer or you haven’t been for a while PLEASE come and sit at Christine’s table (WW convener) where ever that may be, until you get better acquainted with the other members.

Quilt above is Usukushi Omoidi (Beautiful Memories) by Lyn Keogh. It was awrded Best of Sho at the exhibition as well as First Place in Small Quilts (Professional) and Best Use of Colour.

The quilt in the banner is Simply Japanese by Jill Kennedy. It was awarded First Place in Small Quilts (Non-Professional).

Images by Janet Cruise.

 

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Quilt Show opens today – 15 August

August 15, 2019 | Posted in CQ Exhibition | By

The Canberra Quilters Members’ Exhibition opens today, as part of the Craft and Quilt Fair. It runs until 18 August, 10am until 4.30pm each day at EPIC, Flemington Road, Mitchell ACT.

Don’t forget the revised traffic arrangements because of the light rail.

Please come along to check out all the quilts and clothing exhibited, the sales room and also the craft fair. From 11am today on this website there will be images of quilts that have won their categories, as well as all the special awards.

At the main desk at the quilt show you can purchase a USB stick with images of all the entries in the show.

Don’t forget you can buy a ticket in the CQ raffle. Prizes include a quilt by Kay Provins (pictured), a Bernina sewing machine (value $699) or a hamper of sewing goodies.

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Extra Wednesday drop-in: 31 July

July 26, 2019 | Posted in Drop-in | By

This year July  has five Wednesdays so there will be a Tea Lady drop in this Wednesday, 31 July, from 10am until 4pm. Our Tea Lady, Christine Stewart will be hosting the drop in.

Come along to use the room – hand or machine sewing, pin a quilt, use the design wall to work out a layout or take some photos. Perhaps you need to finish your exhibition quilt or some items for the Sales Room.

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Small Japanese Projects – 24 July

July 22, 2019 | Posted in Japanese, Meetings | By

The next meeting of the Small Japanese Projects group is on 24 July, from 10am-noon, in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub.

The Small Japanese Projects interest group is for members interested in all things Japanese. Each month (or over two months) you will work on a small project, lead by a member of the group.

The meeting begins with a show and tell of what you have made, purchased or done during the previous months. It is always great to hear about your activities.

The next meeting will be a general catch up with members working on their own projects.

The meeting is followed by a drop-in until 4pm. The English Paper Piecing (EPP) group meets as part of the drop-in.

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