Library Day on Saturday 19 September

September 15, 2020 | Posted in Cook premises, Library, membership | By

There’s is another library session on Saturday 19th Sept. 10.00-12.30 in the CQ room.

Membership Secretary, Helen Druett, will also be there so that folks can renew their membership for 2021

There are new books available and the titles are listed in the latest two issues of Connecting Threads (June & September). Beth has increased the limit on the number of items that members can borrow.

Borrowing will be permitted – members will be asked to do this quickly as only a few members will be able to access the cupboards at any one time due to spacing restrictions.  Returned books cannot be borrowed as they will need to be quarantined/ sanitized.

COVID Safety Procedures are being followed for this room opening – washing/ sanitising your hands, social distancing etc.

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Library Day on Saturday, 15 August

August 12, 2020 | Posted in Cook premises, Library | By

Another Library session is planned for the room this Saturday , 15 August  (10am-2pm).

Borrowing will be permitted – members will be asked to do this quickly as only a few members will be able to access the cupboards at any one time due to spacing restrictions.  Returned books cannot be borrowed as they will need to be quarantined.

COVID Safety Procedures are being followed for this room opening – washing/ sanitising your hands, social distancing etc.

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August Sit and Sew bookings

August 1, 2020 | Posted in Cook premises, What's On | By

The dates  for the Sit and Sew sessions for August are up on  the Canberra Quilters website. You can make a booking by completing the form here.

COVID 19 safety rules apply at these sessions.

 

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COVID-19 Safety Plan

July 24, 2020 | Posted in Cook premises, CQ Administration | By

CANBERRA QUILTERS COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN
The purpose of this plan is to maintain the health of our members, many whom fall within the high risk category due to age or underlying health issues. The Canberra Quilters (CQ) Committee asks all members to comply with these steps to enable the room to remain open and for members to meet.

This Plan will be subject to amendment as restrictions are lifted by the ACT Government to ensure that CQ continues to comply with relevant requirements.
The Committee has set the room capacity at 12.

In view of the limited number able to attend meetings, Friendly Friday and various special interest group meetings are suspended. Attendances at the room will be for sit and sew purposes only. Members are to bring all their own equipment as no borrowing or sharing of CQ or QFO equipment (including machines) will be permitted at this time.

Members are also required to bring their own cups, tea/coffee, milk and refreshments as no gathering/ socialising will be permitted at the kitchen end.
In the current climate, the Committee asks that members do not invite visitors to attend the room. This is to enable as many members as possible to participate.
Library – other than books being returned in the return box, no library will be conducted on sewing days. Library will be undertaken separately and managed under additional guidelines.

While in the room, members are to comply with ACT health requirements regarding social distancing (1.5 metres); hand washing and cough etiquette hygiene.

1) If a member feels ill in any way, that member is to stay home and not attend the room.

2) On arrival, a member will sanitise their hands. Some members may prefer to wash their hands in accordance with the hand washing protocol. Should a member leave the room for any reason, their hands are to be sanitised/washed on return.
The volunteer/coordinator will undertake the “signing in” process for the member and will confirm with the attendee they are feeling well prior to that member taking a place in the room. Should the member advise of any feeling of not being well, the coordinator will ask them to leave.
If the number of members wishing to attend exceeds the approved number, the coordinator/volunteer will be required to ask those members to wait outside if other members are departing, or ask the members to leave. A separate exit is to be used to room entry.

3) Prior to departure, each member will undertake the cleaning protocol mentioned below of the space they occupied. This will be done when the member departs for the day, whether it is during or at the end of a session.

4) On departure, the volunteer/coordinator will sign the member out. The member will leave by the designated exit door.

5) Good air circulation by opening a window (or door when possible) should be undertaken whenever practicable.

6) Room bookings will be limited to three (3) hour blocks to enable cleaning.

7) Members are to bring all their own sewing items to minimise any sharing. Members are to provide their own cups and refreshments including tea and coffee. Crockery, glasses, tea towels or cutlery currently housed at CQ are not to be used. At the end of the session, all members’ items brought into the room are to be removed.

8) The kitchen area is not to be used for socialising as the physical distancing space is limited at this end of the room. Irons and the pinning tables are set up here.

9) Communal use items (irons, pinning tables) are to be wiped down after use. Irons and pinning tables will need to be wiped after each use, whereas an ironing board would be wiped down at the end of the session.

10) At the end of the booking time, all tables (tops and edges), chairs (seat, back, edges and legs), sink, fridge door and handle, entry/exit doors and handles, are to be sprayed/wiped with the disinfectant/detergent mix provided, dried using paper towel that is then disposed of. There may be other items such as ladders; or the hook pol, if used, will also need to be wiped.
Switches and powerpoints that were touched should be wiped over. This extends to bin lid; blind pulls, zip heater handle; code boxes (and keys) and code pad at front door. Coordinators will no doubt deal with some of items as they are used.
(Note: Fabric of chairs and switches, etc., a damp paper towel should be used.)

Christine Stewart has volunteered to clean the floor once a week as pre requirements.
The coordinator/volunteer will empty the bin as required, before departing and locking the room.

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An update from the CQ President: COVID 19

March 23, 2020 | Posted in Cook premises, CQ Administration, Member News | By

The following message was sent via email earlier this evening. Apologies if you get it twice.

COVID-19 AND CANBERRA QUILTERS

In view of the most recent announcement of the Prime Minister, the Committee and I have sadly decided that all Canberra Quilters’ activities at Cook will be suspended for the time being.  Regretfully the increasing risk to our members has now reached a point where this action needs to be taken.

This suspension will take effect from today and relates to all Special Interest Groups, drop-ins, sew-ins and friendship group meetings.  This also includes all night and day meetings, and includes the AGM which was scheduled for 2 April.  Janice Nangle our Workshop Coordinator will be in touch with members booked to undertake workshops.

For members who are not aware, our Exhibition dates have moved to 10-13 September 2020 which coincides with Floriade.  Further information will be circulated by the Exhibition Coordinator regarding any date changes for entries.

The length of this suspension of activities is uncertain at this time.  Once the Committee has had an opportunity to consider the impact of the directive on the closure of non-essential activities, a further Bulletin will be circulated.

I encourage members to stay in contact with each other either by email or by phone or by virtual means. This may be an opportunity to use Messenger to chat to each other or to use one of the other platforms such as WhatsApp, Google Hangouts, Discord etc. to keep in touch.

I would like to thank Canberra Quilters members for cooperating with, and implementing changes, as they have been put in place.

Raylee Bielenberg
President

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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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Security at CQ, Cook Community Hub

February 10, 2019 | Posted in Cook premises | By

To all members using the CQ room and the Hall at Cook – there has been a change in the company monitoring the security at Cook Community Hub.  It is now CXI – on the very rare occasion a member may need to speak to the security company phone 1300 798 365 and quote site name Cook Community Hub and site number 8609000  They will ask for a password and the volunteer in charge of the room at the time will have that.

 

The names of who in Canberra Quilters to contact when things go wrong – e.g. power outage, are on a list on the whiteboard to the right of the sink in our room.

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Volunteer training – 14 & 21 February

February 10, 2019 | Posted in Cook premises | By

For those volunteers who were unable to get to the November sessions some additional times have been scheduled.  On Thursday 14th at 10am and Thursday 21st at 7:30pm Helen Rose will be in Canberra Quilters room at Cook to go through what volunteers need to know about our rooms.  RSVP would be appreciated to Helen.

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Drop ins cancelled

January 18, 2019 | Posted in Cook premises, Drop-in | By

Due to A/C problems the drop-ins for Friday 18 Jan (today) and Saturday 19 Jan (tomorrow), have been cancelled. 40 degrees is too hot for just the fans!

The drop-in for the evening of Monday 28 January has also been cancelled.

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Security Code Change and Volunteer Training

October 9, 2018 | Posted in Cook premises, What's On | By

SECURITY CODE CHANGE

The codes to arm and disarm the security for our room will be changing in mid to late December.

The lovely volunteers who take responsibility for opening and closing the room for our many get togethers will be notified of the new codes either at the Volunteers Supper being planned in the next few weeks or via an email.

BUT please note only ‘trained’ volunteers will be notified.  These are people who have been through a familiarisation session on how to arm/disarm the security, and what responsibility they take on by volunteering to help take care of our room.   This is not onerous but such things as who to call and where to go in case of an emergency evacuation are important to know.

VOLUNTEER TRAINING

If you want to volunteer but haven’t been trained or you need a refresher Helen Rose has scheduled two separate sessions:

  1. Tuesday 13 November at 7:30pm and
  2. Thursday 22 November at 5:00pm.

These will each take about 1 hour.  Please contact Helen via email or on 0410 170 176 if you want to attend.  If these times don’t suit you please contact Helen and another arrangement can be made.

 

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