Members – Welcome to 2021. We are still operating with COVIDSAFE restrictions, but the room has reopened for use. Check out the calendar for details.
Membership renewals are due now. Membership runs for the calendar year and you need to renew early to be eligible for the AGM & entering the Annual Members’ Exhibition. Renew online here
Sit and Sews have resumed and you can make your online bookings here. There is one next Monday & Wednesday.
The Modern Group meets on Thursday evening, bookings required of course.
The library day will be held on Saturday, 16 January, from 10am – 12.30pm. You can borrow up to 20 items. No booking required, but COVID hygiene & spacing rules apply.
Some of our members gathered this week to do the annual deep clean. Here is an image of some of the workers:
This Wednesday, 29 January, is the 5th Wednesday so it is time for a tea lady drop in. This year Christine is hosting the day with a focus on making Dear Jane quilts. It is like a support group for Dear Jane makers.
Here is a message from Christine:
The first meeting of the year is this Wednesday, 15 January, in the Hall at the Cook Community Hub, from 9.30am until 12.30pm.
Canberra Quilters has resumed the normal schedule of meetings, drop-ins and special interest group get togethers. You can check the calendar on the website here or in the newsletter, Connecting Threads.
The meeting is followed by a drop-in at the Canberra Quilters room. The library is open for the first half of the drop-in. This drop-in is also when the English Paper Piecing (EPP) Group meets. The EPP Group is for members who like to do English Paper Piecing – learning from each other, getting help or working on a current project. You don’t have to be part of this group to come to the drop-in.
Don’t forget to bring something for show & tell. The ROWmakers group will be showing efforts from previous years. This will be the 10th year that this group has been meeting.
For new members, Wonderful Wednesday is held on the third Wednesday of each month except December, normally in the Hub Hall from 9.30am till 12.30pm. It is a good opportunity to do some handwork and meet for a chat. We have Raffles, Lucky Door Prize, and Name Badge Draw, some of the most wonderful morning tea fare and a themed Show and Tell plus the regular Show and Tell.
If you are a newcomer or you haven’t been for a while PLEASE come and sit at Christine’s table (WW convener) where ever that may be, until you get better acquainted with the other members.
Quilt in banner is Flowers for Zoe by Lyn Keoghan, exhibited in the 2019 Members’ Exhibition.
The drop-in scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday 21 December , is cancelled because of the toxic air quality index and the predicted heat. Please stay safe and cool and have a great Christmas.
See you all in 2020.
(Quilt in banner is Global Warming by Elizabeth Rose)
There is no Wonderful Wednesday meeting on the 18th December, however, our room will be open from 10am to 4pm. So come and drop in to finish your last minute Christmas gift or just chill out before Christmas or get your library books, as the library will be open until 1.30pm.
Dear Jane Interest Group
Those of you interested in working on a Dear Jane quilt in 2020 are welcome to attend the Dear Jane start up/ information drop in from, 10am to 12pm. The regular get togethers of this interest group will be on 5th Wednesdays in 2020.
Come and join Christine Stewart and like minded members start, continue or finish their Dear Jane Quilt.
Jane Stickle created her sampler quilt in 1863 during the American Civil War. There are 5602 pieces but you don’t have to make the whole quilt. Although there is no formal class, Brenda Papadakis’s book and CD “Dear Jane” will be used to make all or part of your quilt. So bring your book, CD and something to read the CD, plus your ideas, fabric and enthusiasm to get started.
Jenny Cook is going to bring along her colourful Dear Jane for us to drool over:
Your hostess for this all day drop in is Christine Stewart.
This year July has five Wednesdays so there will be a Tea Lady drop in this Wednesday, 31 July, from 10am until 4pm. Our Tea Lady, Christine Stewart will be hosting the drop in.
Come along to use the room – hand or machine sewing, pin a quilt, use the design wall to work out a layout or take some photos. Perhaps you need to finish your exhibition quilt or some items for the Sales Room.
This year May has five Wednesdays so there will be a Tea Lady drop in this Wednesday, from 10am until 4pm. Our Tea Lady, Christine Stewart will be hosting the drop in.
Come along to use the room – hand or machine sewing, pin a quilt, use the design wall to work out a layout or take some photos.
There are also five Thursdays & Fridays in May so there are extra drop ins scheduled for the 30th & 31st, hosted by Melinda.
The normal Thursday drop-in for tomorrow (25/4) has been cancelled – ANZAC Day.
The next meeting of the Small Japanese Projects group is on 27 March, from 10am-noon, in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub.
The Small Japanese Projects interest group is for members interested in all things Japanese. Each month (or over two months) you will work on a small project, lead by a member of the group.
The meeting begins with a show and tell of what you have made, purchased or done during the previous months. It is always great to hear about your activities.
The project for this month is finishing of the Boro Sewing Caddy started last month, presented by Nat Palaskas.
- Foundation fabric – cut 1 piece, 13”x6” and 1 piece, 23”x7” (plain soft fabric for easy BORO stitching).
- Gather lots of fabric scraps for BORO pieces.
- Lining fabric same size as the foundation pieces above.
- Thread for BORO stitching. Pearle cotton #8 is perfect, but whatever you have on hand is fine.
- Wadding, same size as foundation pieces above.
- Contrasting fabric for tie, 1.5 “x 30”.
- Please cut the 2 foundation pieces (see above measurements) and bring them with you. Bring your sewing kit containing thread for basting, sewing needle, pins and cutting scissors.
- Nat will be doing a demo at the meeting.
The meeting is followed by a drop-in until 4pm. The English Paper Piecing (EPP) group meets as part of the drop-in.
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.