Sit & Sew bookings & 2022 Membership

November 15, 2021 | Posted in Drop-in, membership | By

Here are some reminders about some dates for the rest of the year:

Wonderful Wednesday on 3rd Wednesday December will be in our room as the hall is unavailable.

Sit and Sew Bookings
The online calendar for the next few months has been updated. The booking sheets for November 29th and December for Sit and Sew and for Rowmakers (combined sheet) can be found here. Current attendance is limited to a maximum of 24, incliuding co-ordinators. Co-ordinatores do not need to book.

Membership 2022:
Yes.  It is time to begin thinking about your membership for 2022.
$60 remains the membership fee for 2022.
I have even had a couple of members getting in early who are paid up already!
Remember our Membership Year is 1 January to 31 December.
While you do have until the first Thursday in February – 3rd for 2022 –  it is preferable that your payment is made by the end of the year – December 31 2021.
You can pay –

  • Online – please remember to include your Membership Number when doing so.
  • By cheque – post to PO Box 935, JAMISON ACT, 2614
  • At a Library Day or meeting if we are able to have one before the end of the year.


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Dear Jane group meets 30 June

June 28, 2021 | Posted in Drop-in, What's On | By

This is a month with 5 Wednesday’s, so there is a meeting of the Dear Jane Support Group.

Here is a message from the convenor, Christine:

Dear Jane Group
Morning everyone, just a quick reminder that we have a fifth Wednesday this month and that means the Dear Jane Group will meet again this week, 10am till 12ish. The rooms will be open until 3ish, should you want to stay and work on your Dear Jane, your 45th Challenge entry or another project. You don’t have to have a Dear Jane project to attend, just come along and have a look at the progress of others and my ONE block!
If you have been in a Covid Hotspot in the past two weeks or you don’t feel well, please stay at home. You will have to wear a mask. As the room limit is 24, perhaps you had better send me an email  if you intend coming along, so that I can monitor the numbers.
Looking forward to seeing at least 24 of you on Wednesday

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Drop-ins are back!

June 1, 2021 | Posted in Cook premises, Drop-in, Library | By

Now that we have settled in to a Covid safe routine we are planning to return to the old drop-in system instead of the Sit and Sew sessions. We will no longer ask you to book on-line for drop-ins, with the exception of the Rowmakers, which is often quite heavily patronised.

A 24 person attendance limit will still be enforced and we still ask you to sign in with contact details and also with the ACT Covid Safe app if you have a mobile phone. Please also continue to observe the safe distancing, hand sanitation and cleaning of tables afer a session. On-line bookings will continue for all 3 of the meetings, Thursday evening, Wonderful Wednesday and Friendly Friday and also for Rowmakers.

We will also be trialling a Saturday drop-in to be run by Cornelia Reppin and Katie Ley. This will be on the third Saturday of the month and will commence on June 19th.It will run from 10.00am to 3.00pm. The first session will be in combination with a library Saturday.

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Welcome 2021- Sit and Sews resume

January 8, 2021 | Posted in Cook premises, Drop-in, Library, modern quilters | By

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:


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Tea Lady drop-in (Dear Jane group) – 29 January

January 27, 2020 | Posted in Drop-in | By

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:

Morning ladies, how is your Dear Jane coming along? I’m  a bit overwhelmed by all the tiny pieces and so, haven’t done a stitch!
However,  I am looking forward to seeing how you have progressed, since we last met.
Our next scheduled meeting is next Wednesday, 29 January 2020, at 10amfor 10.30 start. We will have show and tell, introduce new members and perhaps discuss any issues you are having, to see if someome can find a solution. The rooms will be open until 4pm, so bring your lunch along and stay all day if you can.
I must remind you that you must be a current member of Canberra Quilters to continue in this group and to use our facilities.

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First meeting of the year – Wonderful Wednesday, 15 January 2020

January 13, 2020 | Posted in Drop-in, Meetings | By

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.

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Drop in cancelled – Saturday 21 December

December 20, 2019 | Posted in Drop-in | By

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)

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Drop-in: 18 December (Dear Jane start-up)

December 14, 2019 | Posted in Drop-in, member activity | By

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

Original Dear Jane

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.


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Extra Wednesday drop-in: 31 July

July 26, 2019 | Posted in Drop-in | By

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.

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Extra Wednesday drop-in: 29 May

May 26, 2019 | Posted in Drop-in | By

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.


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