Exhibition News

October 13, 2021 | Posted in Cook premises, CQ Exhibition | By

Here is a message from Valerie, Exhibition Co-ordinator. Please take note of the dates and times towards the end of the message.

Thank you all for your ongoing patience as we worked through  the implications of COVID and the ongoing health directives over the last couple of months.  The Exhibition sub committee had made  quite a few changes to exhibition plans as we adjusted to each new wave of the virus but sadly made the final decision to not proceed with the last possible plan for the year which was the Quilt display and sales room planned for mid December at the Fitters’ Workshop in Kingston.

I know this will be very disappointing for many of you particularly as the ACT will no longer be in lockdown and consideration would be given to events such as these.  However, the close proximity of people in such a small venue would not be in our or the general public’s best interest and we have regretfully cancelled our plans and bookings for that event.

We will still be proceeding with the Virtual Judged Exhibition and if you have entered a quilt this year, please note the dates below.

If you have only entered items for the sales room (but do not have a quilt entered), a refund will be sent to you.

If you are available to help on any of the above days, please contact our Exhibition Coordinator, Valerie Merritt on 0448409819 or exhibition@canberraquilters.org.au

nb. Rooms will also be closed Monday 22- Friday 26  –  while Katie  conducts video shooting).

We hope to have the virtual exhibition ‘live’ from 1 December.

Valerie Merritt
Exhibition Co-ordinator

Image in banner is the raffle quilt by Marilyn Crabb, quilted by Robyn Cawdron of Robyn’s Plain and Fancy

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Postponed – Canberra Craft and Quilt Fair 2021

August 16, 2021 | Posted in CQ Exhibition, events | By

A message from Expertise Events about this year’s Craft and Quilt Fair:

Sadly the fair will not go ahead as planned for September. The Covid-19 situation in the ACT and surrounding NSW area continues and even if the lockdown ends by late August, the attendance of interstate exhibitors is impacted and the confidence of visitors to attend is also compromised.
In light of all these factors, we have no other choice but to reschedule the fair to Thursday to Sunday, October 21 to 24, Exhibition Park In Canberra.
We extend our warmest regards to everyone in our community, and above all stay safe.
We are pleased to advise that the Canberra Quilters Exhibition is able to run in conjunction with the fair on those new dates.
Of course the situation is changing regularly and we will send out any updates when changes happen. Please check our official website www.craftevents.com.au for the latest updates before travelling.
CQ President Katie Ley has posted in the Member’s page on Facebook:
Hi everyone – by now many of us would have received an email from Expertise Events about new dates for the Craft and Quilt Fair. This should not have been a surprise to anyone (particularly given our own situation here with lockdown, and the overall situation in Sydney).
In the coming days Valerie and the Exhibition sub-committee will be able to let us know what this is going to mean for timelines etc.
As we have maintained from the beginning of the year, we are going to be having a judged show, this doesn’t change. We just need to sort out some of the details 🙂
Keep well – Katie

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Exhibition (only) Entry Extension

July 23, 2021 | Posted in Call for Entries, CQ Exhibition | By

A message from Valerie Merritt, Exhibition Co-ordinator:

I know most of you are wondering if our exhibition  will go ahead in these worrying times. The committee have committed to continue with the planning and things  are definitely  progressing behind the scene so that when or if the situation improves, we will have quilts to show and hand crafted items to sell.

So this is a very friendly reminder that if you have some of those lovely hand crafted items to sell, you must submit an ‘Intention to Sell’ form by Friday 30 July 2021, (available on the CQ website). After that date an ‘Inventory Form’ will be forwarded to you with your barcodes and guidelines regarding barcode ticketing, pricing and tagging.

If you are planning on entering a quilt in the exhibition, an extension of one week has been granted.  (Note this is for entries into the Exhibition only, and is separate from submissions to the sales room)    This will give you until the Friday after the August meeting, that is Friday 6th August to get your entry in.

Please email or call me if you are having difficulties with your entry.

Valerie Merritt
Exhibition Coordinator

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CQ Exhibition Dates: back to 23-26 September

July 8, 2021 | Posted in CQ Exhibition | By

The dates for our Exhibition have reverted to the original September dates of 23th -26th.

The deadline for entries is 30th July.

 

Anyone needing help filling in the Exhibition Entry on-line form or having difficulty reducing the size of a photo is welcome to pop into our rooms between 2pm-4pm on Sunday 18th July. Our President, Katie Ley and the Exhibition Coordinator, Valerie Merrittt will both be there to help. Make sure you bring all your details, including the size of your quilt.

Some key dates are:

  • 30 July  – ​​closing date for submitting entries
  • 11 September ​​ – delivery day at CQ room at Cook
  • 22 September ​- Sales Room delivery day at EPIC
  • 23-26 September​ – Exhibition days at EPIC

AQC dates and venue have also changed again due to a number of factors (venue, AFL Grand Final affecting flights  and accommodation). It will be at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC) on December 2 to 5, 2021

 

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Exhibition dates have changed!

June 23, 2021 | Posted in CQ Exhibition, Exhibition | By

Canberra Quilters have been advised that our exhibition dates have changed as a consequence of the Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair being moved (due to COVID, of course).

Our new dates are September 30 – October 3.

Further information on any changes to our key dates (e.g. entry date deadline), will be advised when the sub-committee and main committee have a chance to consider all the consequences of the date change.

Below is information from an email from Gary FitzRoy of Expertise Events, with details of a number of date changes. The CQ Exhibition Co-ordinator, Valerie Merritt, asked that this information be made available to members.

  • Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair moves to 1-5 September at Sydney Showgrounds, Sydney Olympic Park.
  • Australian Quilt Convention (AQC) moves to 23-26 September and has a venue change to the new section of Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
  • New Zealand Craft and Quilt Fair rolled to September 2022.

 

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Open Now: Exhibition Entries

June 4, 2021 | Posted in Connecting Threads, CQ Exhibition, Sales Room | By

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Exhibition Update

June 6, 2020 | Posted in CQ Exhibition | By

From the June CQ Bulletin:

We are continuing with preparation for our annual exhibition, the current dates are:

These dates are of course still open to change with changing circumstances but we will have decided we should open entries on June 5th. At this stage we are NOT asking you to pay the entry fee, for this year only we will be collecting the entry fee on August 29th at quilt delivery day. This means that if the exhibition has to be cancelled or postponed again we will not have to re-imburse all the entry fees. On-line entry will be available here: Exhibition Entry  This year it is ppossible to save a partial entry and return to complete it later, although it must be completed by the closing date of 17 July. If you have any problems with the on-line entry please contact Janet Cruise on communications@canberraquilters.org.au or by ringing 0422 086 209.

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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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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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