Creative Clothing meeting – 13 April

April 11, 2017 | Posted in Creative Clothing | By

The next meeting is on Thursday 13 April in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub, 10am to 2pm.

Create a unique clothing item or update an old garment using the quilting techniques that you already know.



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Creative Clothing & Modern Quilters meetings – 9 Feb

February 8, 2017 | Posted in Creative Clothing, Modern Quilt Group | By

Both groups meet tomorrow, Thursday 9 February, in the CQ room.

Creative Clothing group:

Meets 10am until 2pm. Work on your Creative Clothing idea – use the room to cut out garments, get help with measuring. Tea and coffee available, BYO lunch.

Modern Quilters Group (message from convenor Michelle):

And just like that, it’s 2017 and we are ready for another year of modern quilting group meetings! 

Tomorrow night (Thursday) from 7.30 pm, we will have: 

  •  Show and tell, also known as “what I did this summer”
  •  a demonstration on how to make “modern circles”, à la modern hexagons but less edges 🙂
  •  sit and stitch and chat

 Don’t forget that memberships for Canberra Quilters are now overdue. Very important that you renew or join – because that was how you  get to keep coming to our group! And you have to join soon if you want to enter into the exhibition this year. 



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CANCELLED- Creative Clothing meeting 13 August

August 11, 2015 | Posted in Creative Clothing | By

The Creative Clothing Meeting on Thursday 13 August has been cancelled. Next meeting is scheduled for 10 September.

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Creative Clothing group – 14 May

May 12, 2015 | Posted in Creative Clothing | By

The next meeting of the Creative Clothing interest group is on 14 May from 10am until 2pm. Come along to work on your projects, to get help or watch a demonstration given by member Dawn Wilson on painting techniques.

BYO lunch, tea and coffee available.

Sandra is travelling at the moment but managed to find a small quilt show while on a steam train trip in West Somerset:


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Creative Clothing – 9 April: an excursion

April 8, 2015 | Posted in Creative Clothing | By

The next Creative Clothing meeting is off-premises. The group are meeting at Needlewitch in Fyshwick at 2pm, on Thursday 9 April.

Needlewitch is a run by Bernadette Thomas who is a custom dressmaker, dressmaking teacher and antiques dealer. Bernadette specialises in performance garment making and stocks the fabrics and embellishments that go to making these costumes. The Needlewitch premises are at 10/83 Wollongong St in Fyshwick. See link.

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Creative Clothing – 12 March

March 11, 2015 | Posted in Creative Clothing, member activity | By

The Creative Clothing Interest Group meets on Thursday 12 March in the CQ room, from 10am.

If you are interested in making creative garments and accessories this is the get-together for you. Work on your own project, have something for show and tell, get help with fitting, use the big table to cut out a garment…there are many options available.


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Creative Clothing first meeting – 12 February

February 10, 2015 | Posted in Creative Clothing, Meetings | By

The first meeting of the Creative Clothing interest group is on Thursday 12 February, from 10 am, in the CQ room at Cook.

This group has a focus on making clothing and accessories using creative techniques – especially embellishment, manipulation and surface design.

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Opportunity- Art U Wear at Fibrefest

November 26, 2014 | Posted in Call for Entries, Creative Clothing, sponsor news | By

Here is something from Expertise Events, to think about over the coming months:Art U Wear


Just announced – Art U Wear is a very special competition creating the perfect opportunity for textile artists, designers, students and anyone with a love of this medium to show off what they can do. Three winners will share in $5000 prize money.

Outfits can be any interpretation of the theme ‘Iconic Australia’, as long as they are primarily textile material (more than 50%). The competition is open to the public. Deadline is April 10, 2015 and entry forms will be available online by December 10, 2014 on

For all rules, terms and conditions click here.

Individuals and groups are encouraged to enter and a number of finalist pieces will be selected for display at FibreFest, May 1 – 3, 2015.

Judy Newman, Craft Consultant at Expertise Events asks the craft community to consider; “What does ‘Iconic Australia’ mean to you? We are excited to see how this theme will capture the imaginations of textile lovers across Australia and New Zealand and how it will be interpreted in wearable art. It will make a stunning display!

“We will announce three winners at the FibreFest show, where a number of outfits will also be chosen to tour various craft events around Australia until November, 2015.”

FibreFest is an event which pushes creative boundaries, and the organisers believe the range, skill and diversity of talent this competition will attract makes a beautiful fit.

FibreFest will be held at Australian Technology Park,  Sydney, May 1- 3, 2015.  The Park is at Everleigh, near Redfern.

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CANCELLED- Creative Clothing Meeting 11 September

September 11, 2014 | Posted in Creative Clothing | By

The Creative Clothing Interest Group Meeting scheduled for today has been cancelled. The next meeting of the group is scheduled for 9 October.

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Creative Clothing Interest Group – 11 September

September 9, 2014 | Posted in Creative Clothing | By

The Creative Clothing Interest Group resumes meeting after the break for the exhibition. The start time is 10am in the CQ room. The last meeting was actually a trip to Goulburn – you can see some of the action on the Canberra Quilters Instagram page – link Plans for this meeting(edited from Sandra’s bulletin) :

  1. Lincraft project idea (suggested by Louise) for making a cloth doll for charity would be undertaken. Louise will bring templates of the doll to be cut out of calico. Donna has kindly offered to bring the calico.   You will need to bring any resources you have that would be suitable for filling the doll, eg bits of wadding. Also you should bring a sewing kit that includes scissors, thread, needles, pins, etc.
  2. Post-Exhibition Discussion –  Thank you to those people who entered their garments and accessories in the Exhibition. Please bring along any suggestions or ideas you might have for improving next year’s presentation and content.
  3. Creative Clothing Challenge for 2015 It would be great to have another group challenge which we could be started this year. Bring along ideas so a decision can be made.


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