Canberra Quilters’ Retreat 2019

February 17, 2019 | Posted in CQ Events | By

You can bring a sewing machine or work by hand, participate in projects and small learning sessions or do whatever you bring along, as well as enjoy great quilty-minded company. Come along and join us.

Location: Greenhills Conference Centre, Cotter  
Dates: 10am Friday 11 October 2019 to 4pm Sunday 13 October 2019  
Costs: Weekend Package- 3 days/ 2 nights, arrival from 10am Friday $240
  Overnight package- 2 days/ 1 night incl 2 x lunch, 1 x dinner, accommodation (1 night), 1 x breakfast $140
  Day stay (includes lunch and snacks)                                  1 day $35
  2 days $70
  3 days $100

 

Deposit $50 (fully refundable up to 1 October – subject to minimum numbers reached), then regular payments at monthly meetings or electronically.

Please email Marcia if you would like more info or to book a spot.

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Biggest Quilting Bee Morning Tea- Sunday 18 June

June 13, 2017 | Posted in CQ Events | By

Canberra Quilters is hosting a Biggest Morning Tea Quilting Bee on Sunday 18 June, from 10am-2pm in the Cook Community Hub Hall. A tax deductable entry fee of $5 is payable at the door (or you can donate a larger sum). All proceeds go to the ACT Cancer Council for cancer research.

There is a monster raffle as well as a quilt raffle and lucky door prize. Lots of fun and table games. White elephant stall of used & older items.

It would be great if you could bring a plate of food to share at morning tea- savoury or sweet.

The theme is Christmas in June. Wear something Christmassy.   Bring a needle and thread to sew some Christmas decorations for charity.

There is a cake competition, which will be judged by 3 semi-independent foodies. Bribery by $$ permitted, but not guaranteed. Cook your delights for all to share and you may win a prize.

Donations of new items for the monster raffle are welcome- place in the bin in the CQ storeroom or give to co-ordinator Kay. Donations of used/ older items for the white elephant table are also welcome. They can be made on the day.

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Sale Day – 3 June

June 2, 2017 | Posted in CQ Events | By

Saturday 3 June 2017

1:30 to 4 pm

Canberra Quilters Room, Cook- 41 Templeton Crescent (Cook Community Hub)

Sale of good quality cotton fabrics, books and quilting notions.

One of the tables will be the QFO team selling fabric that is excess to their requirements – they get lots of donations and can’t use it all. Quilts for Others is the CQ program that makes quilts for charitable organizations in the Canberra region.The money raised is used to buy supplies like batting, to continue this community project.

 

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40th Anniversary Lunch – Reminder

July 14, 2016 | Posted in CQ Events | By

Members are reminded that the 40th Anniversary lunch is this Sunday, 17th July, at the Top of the Cross, Southern Cross Club, Woden. 12 noon for 12.30pm, until 3pm.

Pre payment was essential!

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Ultimate Bag Challenge

May 15, 2016 | Posted in Call for Entries, CQ Events | By

Members are invited to celebrate CANBERRA QUILTERS 40th by entering our Ultimate Quilters Bag Challenge

Entries due by Friday 24 June 2016

Deliver to: Cook Rooms, 41 Templeton Street, Cook

Judging: By members present at the 40th birthday lunch. Criteria for judging are practicality, creativity in design, workmanship.

RSVP to Helen Rose (president@canberraquilters.org.au )

Or mail to PO Box 935, Jamison Centre, ACT, 2614

The Inspiration:

“While thinking about ideas to celebrate the 40 years anniversary of CQ I reflected on the changes and creative development of the sewing bag. Remember in the 70’s and 80’s everyone had a lined sewing basket?

A receptacle for one’s sewing notions and work in progress is a very necessary part of the quilter’s ‘must have’ as the quilter needs to quilt wherever she or he is. – Attending workshops, meetings, retreats, friendship groups, visiting, travelling and so it goes. Over the years I have seen some amazing examples of innovation and imagination.”

Wendy Saclier

 

Rules

  1. Closing date for entries Friday 24 June 2016.
  2. Delivery to Cook rooms on 24 June 2016 or by prior arrangement.
  3. You must be a financial member of Canberra Quilters Inc to enter.
  4. Entry fee $5
  5. Your fabric sewing bag must have 3 layers held together with stitching. It must be a practical, functional bag and be creative and innovative. At least two techniques are to be incorporated – piecing, appliqué, embellishment, embroidery, beading, painting, printing, dyeing, fibre manipulation and/or trapunto. It must have a label sewn into the bag with your name, address and phone number.
  6. Your bag may be an original design or made from a kit or a pattern. You must indicate which of these and acknowledge the pattern or kit maker.
  7. Entering a bag means you agree that if it is selected it may be displayed at Canberra Quilters Inc 2016 annual exhibition.
  8. The Committee of Canberra Quilters Inc. reserves the right to photograph your entry for our records and to use those photographs for publicity and other appropriate purposes such as the newsletter, website, electronic catalogue or magazine reviews. Unsolicited reports and reviews containing images may also appear in newspapers, print publications and online. The general public is permitted to photograph the exhibits for personal use.

 

Entry Form is in the March 2016 issue of Connecting Threads.

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Fabric Sale Day – 7 May 2016

May 3, 2016 | Posted in CQ Events, member activity | By

Want to build up your quilting supplies? Want a bargain? Come to the Canberra Quilters Fabric Sale Day in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub, on Saturday 7 May, 1.30pm until 4pm (if the bargains last!).

Members will be selling good quality cotton fabrics, books and quilting notions and tools.

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Celebrate 40 Deadline – 16 May

May 2, 2016 | Posted in Call for Entries, CQ Events | By

Just a reminder that the deadline for entries for the Celebrate 40 exhibition are due in two weeks on 16 May. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this exhibition.

Click on the ‘Celebrate 40’ button to the right of this post.

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Biggest Morning Tea – 29 May

April 30, 2016 | Posted in CQ Events | By

Canberra Quilters is hosting a Biggest Morning Tea Quilting Bee on Sunday 29 May, from 10am-2pm in the Cook Community Hub Hall. A tax deductable entry fee of $5 is payable at the door (or you can donate a larger sum). All proceeds go to the ACT Cancer Council for cancer research.

There is a monster raffle as well as a quilt raffle and lucky door prize. Lots of fun and games. White elephant stall of used & older items.

It would be great if you could bring a plate of food to share at morning tea- savoury or sweet.

The theme is hexies, so you can wear a hexi in some way – hat, brooch, earrings or clothes!  Bring a needle and white thread to sew some hexies during the day. These will be made into a fund raising quilt.

There is a cake competition, which will be judged by 2-3 semi-independent foodies. Bribery by $$ permitted, but not guaranteed. Cook your delights for all to share and you may win a prize.

Donations of new items for the monster raffle are welcome- place in the bin in the CQ room or give to co-ordinator Kay. Donations of used/ older items for the white elephant table are also welcome. They can be made on the day.

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Celebrate 40 – 5 weeks to go

April 11, 2016 | Posted in CQ Events | By

The Celebrate 40 Challenge has 5 weeks until entries are due on May 16. Entry size is 40cm wide x 100cm long.

Help Canberra Quilters celebrate it’s 40th anniversary by making a quilt. We look forward to seeing an entry from you.

Details and online entry link are available on the right of this page.

(Image in banner is one of the 40th anniversary raffle quilts, made by Betty Hand.)

 

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Reminder- Biggest Morning Tea 31 May

May 27, 2015 | Posted in CQ Events | By

DON”T FORGET!

The Biggest Quilting Morning Tea will be held this Sunday 31 May, from 10am until 2pm in the Hall at Cook Community Hub.  All proceeds go to cancer research, through the ACT Cancer Society.

The colour theme for the day is PURPLE. So wear something purple or get a purple rinse in your hair! There is a prize for the person who wears/ has the most purple accessories. Also:

  • MONSTER RAFFLE (lots of prizes, not monsters!), plus quilt raffle and lucky door prizes
  • Sewing challenge, laughter and table games
  •  $5.00 entry (tax deductable donation)
  • And best of all…morning tea – please bring a plate of something nice to share for morning tea, lunch…

Donations to the raffle prizes are most welcome and must be in as new condition. Prior to the day leave them in the blue tub marked BMT, Cook store room or deliver to Vicki Priestly.

Any used/older donations will be put on a white elephant table where you will be able to purchase a great deal. If you have something to donate to the white elephant stall, bring it along on the day. Left overs will be donated to charity.

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