Biggest Quilting Morning Tea – 31 May

May 13, 2015 | Posted in CQ Events | By

The Biggest Quilting Morning Tea will be held on 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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At the Creative Textile Show- 2 May

May 2, 2014 | Posted in CQ Events, What's On | By

Canberra Quilters has a booth at the Creative Textile Show (2-4 May at the Canberra Convention Centre). We have a small display of quilts as well as the raffle quilt- as well as selling raffle tickets.

Here is Karin Malmberg on duty today:

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Another member Rosemary Butt is test driving the Sweet Sixteen. under the guidance of Member Helen Godden:

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photos courtesy of Linda Magee

Come along and see what is on offer- don’t forget the Living Colour and SAlt quilts are on show as well as some of The Sentinel quilts. This author bought a book on bag making, some beautiful hand dyed silk yarn to use for embroidery and some vintage beads for embellishment- all in  about 20 minutes.

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Biggest Morning Tea- this Sunday, 4 May

May 1, 2014 | Posted in CQ Events | By

Don’t forget the Canberra Quilters’ Biggest Quilting Bee Morning Tea is this Sunday, 4 May from 10 am until 2pm, in the Cook Community Hub Hall. All proceeds go to cancer research, through the ACT Cancer Society.

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our tea service is an urn and mugs…but it still has an elegance about it

  • MONSTER RAFFLE (lots of prizes, not monsters!), plus quilt raffle and lucky door prizes
  • Donate a bra for the Uplift program in the Solomon Islands. Bring your good condition unwanted bras for collection and donation to this program.
  • 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…

We are having a cake competition again, which will be judged by 2 or 3 independent foodies. Bribery by $$ permitted, but not guaranteed.

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one of the raffle prizes- 48 x 8″ squares of Kaffe Fassett fabric

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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Canberra Quilters host Biggest Quilting Bee Morning Tea- 4 May

April 20, 2014 | Posted in CQ Events, member activity | By

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Once again Canberra Quilters are hosting a Biggest Quilting Bee Morning Tea. All proceeds go to cancer research, through the ACT Cancer Society.

It is on Sunday 4 May, from 10am until 2pm in the Cook Community Hub Hall.

  • MONSTER RAFFLE (lots of prizes, not monsters!), plus quilt raffle and lucky door prizes
  • Donate a bra for the Uplift program in the Solomon Islands. Bring your good condition unwanted bras for collection and donation to this program.
  • 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…

We are having a cake competition again, which will be judged by 2 or 3 independent foodies. Bribery by $$ permitted, but not guaranteed.

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 Kay Provins.

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.

Here are some images from the 2013 Biggest Morning Tea, which had a racing theme:

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Tables were decorated

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The winner of the block modelling competition

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Modelling a block

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Prizes for games

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Entries in the cake competition

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Part of the morning tea provided by members

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Retreat at home planned for 24-27 January

December 13, 2013 | Posted in CQ Events, member activity | By

Many quilters go on retreats to get some intense sewing activity done, away from the distractions of home. For those of you who can’t travel, but would like to set aside time for intense sewing activity we have planned a “Retreat at Home” in the CQ room at Cook. It will run from 1pm Friday 24 January (after the Friendly Friday meeting), through the Australia Day long weekend.

Members can book a table and come to sew for 3 and a half days (or just one or two days). Each day the room will be open from 9.30 until 4.30pm and you can leave you sewing gear overnight and come back the next morning. You will need to bring your lunch, but tea and coffee are supplied.  As it is aimed at members who want to machine sew, spaces are limited because of the number of tables we have available-  you need to book a spot through emailing Liz Rose (blog@canberraquilters.org.au ) or phoning her on the numbers in the Canberra Quilters newsletter, Connecting Threads.

If you want to come to hand sew, or use the pinning table, cutting table or design walls you are welcome. Just let us know – June Carthy, Jill Kennedy or your blogger Liz Rose. I am using the time to quilt a quilt for our Common Ground project.

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Tentmakers of Cairo

September 23, 2013 | Posted in CQ Events, What's On | By

The Tentmakers of Cairo are coming to Canberra as part of the “Windows to the World” event, celebrating the Centenary of Canberra.
The Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt will be open on the weekend of 28-29 September, between 10 am and 3 pm, with the work of the Tentmakers on display, as well as lectures and demonstrations. Bookings for the lectures and demonstrations can be made through windowstotheworld.com.au

Fragment of Birds in the Marsh

As well as this, the Tentmakers ( Hany El Sayed and Ekramy Hanafy) will be at the Friendly Friday meeting on 27 September, between 10 am and 12 noon and at the evening meeting on 3 October where they will give a short talk. At both these meetings small pieces of work and two publications will be available for purchase (EFTPOS, Cash or Card only).

The Tentmakers are also conducting workshops for Canberra Quilters on 30 September, 1-3 October. These workshops are booked out.

Sponsors for these events include Bernina, Jenny Bowker, Clare Ayling, Canberra Quilters and the Egyptian Embassy.

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Quilting Sale Day – 7 September

September 4, 2013 | Posted in CQ Events, What's On | By

Don’t forget the second Sale Day this year on Saturday 7 September from 1.30 until 4 pm, in the CQ room at the Cook Community Hub.
Members will have fabric, thread, tools and gadgets, books and magazines for sale. These are good quality items that are no longer needed by their owners.  Fill the colour gaps in your stash, find that gadget that makes life so much easier and get some bargain books and magazines.

Yes- it is the date of the Federal Election, so why not vote and then continue on to the sale!

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Successful Biggest Morning Tea Quilting Bee

May 27, 2013 | Posted in CQ Events | By

Yesterday, Canberra Quilters hosted its annual Biggest Morning Tea Quilting Bee  – part of the Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea program. So far we have raised $2415.75, with some more donations still on the way. All funds raised go to the ACT Cancer Council to help fund research into the disease.
It was a fun day highlighted by games, puzzles, competitions and horse racing(!) – all done with a ‘day at the races’ theme. Here are some of the images captured for your enjoyment:

Decorated red velvet cake, auctioned off…and then eaten

All smiles at the welcome desk

Before the arrival, all the tables were decorated and a pack of info and puzzles awaited…

There were many prizes to choose from in the raffles…

And more prizes for winning various competitions and puzzles…
We had an MC (Melinda) to keep us on track….
The horse racing involved riding a (hobby) horse while balancing a thimble on a ruler. Each table gave themselves a name, which became their horse name. The races were run as relays, with three participants from each table…
Andrea is at the starting line

Juggling at the ‘baton’ change
Each table also had a pack of modelling clay to make a 5″ block. Some progress images…

the blocks
winning block
As well as luscious morning tea (the good old Aussie tradition of ‘bring a plate’), there was a cake competition…

the winning cooks

In keeping with the Race Day theme, participants also could wear a hat or ‘fascinator’.  Judging was by coin donation for each hat. The winners…yes that is a fascinator made with sewing supplies!

And to check the results of the puzzles…

Mary has the red pen out

Kay (convener of the day) is checking the answers too

The winners of the major raffle display their prizes…

New President Michelle Law (right), catches up with three members of long standing (LtoR): Joan Porta, Pat Savas and Margaret Barclay.
Thanks go to Kay Provins and her team for organising a fun and successful day.

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Reminder for the Biggest Quilting Bee Morning Tea on Sunday 26th

May 24, 2013 | Posted in CQ Events, What's On | By

Don’t forget the big party this Sunday for the Biggest Quilting Bee Morning Tea. Got your hat ready? Baked a cake?
Go to this post for all the details.

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Biggest Quilting Bee Morning Tea coming up on 26 May

May 11, 2013 | Posted in CQ Events | By

You are invited to come along to our annual Biggest Quilting Bee Morning Tea, supporting fund-raising for cancer research.
Entry is by $5.00 tax-deductible donation to the ACT Cancer Society. You are welcome to make a larger donation if you wish- secure donations can be made here.

The morning tea is from 10 am until 2 pm on Sunday, 26 May at the Cook Community Hub Hall, Templeton Street, Cook.

The theme is The Cancer Research Race Day, so wear a race day hat or fascinator, or go all the way in a fashions-on-the-field outfit.

It would be great if you could bring a plate of something nice to share at the morning tea.

morning tea- the tables groan with goodies to eat

There will be lots of raffles, a lucky door prize, table games, a challenge race  and lots of fun and laughter. There is also a quilt raffle- the quilt was made by the participants of last year’s morning tea.

Raffle quilt

Again there is a cake competition.  It will be judged by 2 or 3 independent foodies. Bribery with $$ is permitted, but results can’t be guaranteed. Cook your delight for us all to share and you may win a fabulous prize.

Donations of raffle prizes are most welcome and must be in new or as-new condition.
Any used or older donations will be put on a collectibles / white elephant table- where you will be able to purchase some great bargains. If you have something worthwhile to donate to this table please bring it along on the day. Leftovers will be donated to charity.

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