Evening Meeting – Thursday, 2 May

April 30, 2019 | Posted in Meetings, raffle | By

The evening meeting is this Thursday, 2 May, 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 an activity.

CQ Member Elizabeth Rose will be speaking about her quilts and love of gadgets.

Don’t forget to pick up a book (or books) of tickets for the exhibition raffle. This is a major fund raiser for Canberra Quilters and we will need lots of tickets sold.

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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Cancelled- drop in on 25 April

April 24, 2019 | Posted in Cook premises, Drop-in | By

The normal Thursday drop-in for tomorrow (25/4)  has been cancelled – ANZAC Day.

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Evening Meeting: 4 April

April 1, 2019 | Posted in Meetings, raffle | By

The evening meeting is this Thursday, 4 April, 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 an activity.

Guest speaker will be long time sponsor Trevor Robertson, AKA the Scissorman. Come along to learn about scissors, cutters and other gadgets.

Please bring something along for show & tell. We all like to see what everyone is working on.

You can also pick up your exhibition raffle tickets. If every member sells a book we will be well on the way to a great fund raising effort. Funds raised support Canberra Quilters ongoing operations.

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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Sponsor News: Crafty Frog – Hearts for Christchurch

March 25, 2019 | Posted in sponsor news | By

Two of Canberra Quilters’ sponsors (Crafty Frog and Treasured Textiles) are getting behind the Healing Hearts for Christchurch quilt drive – organised by Angels in Gumboots in Ashhurst, NZ.

On Wednesday 27 March, from 10am until 4pm, Crafty Frog will be running a sewing day to make the hearts/ quilts.  If you can’t sew that isn’t a problem – they need people to cut fabric, iron pieces, provide nibblies…

If you’re interested in helping out please ring the shop on 62966240 or email shop@craftyfrog.com.au letting them know your availability and how you’d like to help and they will provide further details.

Shop 4, 107 Marconi Crescent
Kambah ACT 2902

Full details are on the Facebook page here.

The Angels in Gumboots Facebook page has details of the heart and quilt pattern here

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Small Japanese Projects meeting – 27 March

March 25, 2019 | Posted in Drop-in, Japanese | By

The next meeting of the Small Japanese Projects group is on 27 March, 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 project for this month is finishing of the Boro Sewing Caddy started last month, presented by Nat Palaskas.

Requirement List

  • Foundation fabric – cut 1 piece, 13”x6” and 1 piece, 23”x7” (plain soft fabric for easy BORO stitching).
  • Gather lots of fabric scraps for BORO pieces.
  • Lining fabric same size as the foundation pieces above.
  • Thread for BORO stitching. Pearle cotton #8 is perfect, but whatever you have on hand is fine.
  • Wadding, same size as foundation pieces above.
  • Contrasting fabric for tie, 1.5 “x 30”.
  • Please cut the 2 foundation pieces (see above measurements) and bring them with you. Bring your sewing kit containing thread for basting, sewing needle, pins and cutting scissors.
  • Nat will be doing a demo at the meeting.

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 – 20 March

March 18, 2019 | Posted in Meetings | By

The next meeting is this Wednesday, 20 March, 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 were 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 (by 31 March).

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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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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Modern Quilters meeting – 14 March

March 12, 2019 | Posted in modern quilters | By

The next meeting is 14 March, 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 are sweeping the world!

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

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ROWmakers meeting – 13 March

March 11, 2019 | Posted in Row-by-row Challenge | By

The ROWmakers is a design group that meets once a month on the second Wednesday, February – December. The purpose of the group is to design and make a unique quilt-related project, over the course of the year, using ingredients drawn at random each month. This year’s ingredients are based on our original list from 2011. It will be interesting to see how much we’ve changed in 9 years.

Here are the ingredients drawn out for February:

# Colours Shapes Motifs
1 Brown Spots/ Stripes Baskets

 

The next meeting is on Wednesday 13 March, 10am for a 10.30am start, in the CQ room at the Cook Community Hub. It is followed by a drop-in, until 4pm. So you can stay all day to sew.

The full list of ‘rules’ and instructions is available here. (ROW=Rowdy on Wednesday)

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QFO working bee – 12 March

March 10, 2019 | Posted in QFO | By

The next Quilts for Others (QFO) working bee is on 12 March, from 10am until 2.30pm, in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub.

QFO makes quilts to donate to charities and organizations in the Canberra region. If you would like to join us at a working bee you would be most welcome. There are plenty of jobs to be done: hand sewing, machine sewing, pinning and other tasks.

Bring your lunch if you plan to stay for the day. Morning tea is provided.

QFO regularly receives donations of fabric, for which we are very grateful. At present we are in need of fabric suitable for backings. Lengths of one metre or larger are suitable, but we cannot use furnishing fabrics.

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