Creative Textile Show – 2-4 May

April 30, 2014 | Posted in events, exhibitions, What's On | By

Don’t forget the Creative Textile Show is on this week, starting on Friday, at the Convention Centre in Canberra City. It is on from 9am to 4.30 pm each day. Canberra Quilters will have a stand, displaying quilts, selling raffle tickets etc.

You can sign up for classes, get supplies and admire the work of many creative people.  Our own Helen Godden will be there demonstrating the Sweet Sixteen machine – you can sign up for a test-drive. See the full range of info here .

The Living Colour quilts are also on display. These are curated by member Brenda Gael Smith. Brenda is doing a floor talk each day at 12.30pm

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Market Day – Saturday 5 April

April 2, 2014 | Posted in events, What's On | By

This Saturday is the Market Day at the Canberra Quilters Room at The Cook Community Hub. It runs from 1.30-4pm.

Members will be selling good quality cotton fabrics, books, tools and quilting notions that are excess to their requirements. Come along for a bargain, to fill the gap in your fabric stash or to discover that gadget you didn’t know existed – but you can’t possibly do without! What treasure will you find?

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Reminder about “My Art Quilt 2013” conference registration deadline- 23 October

October 20, 2013 | Posted in Art quilts, events, exhibitions | By

The annual conference presented by Ozquilt Network Inc is coming up soon, on 1-2 November. There are a number of pre and post conference events to consider attending as well. The deadline for conference registration is this Wednesday, 23 October. Details about the conference package of events and registration info is available on the Ozquilt Network site here.

The post on 9 October gives some details about the exhibitions.

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Quilters’ retreat this weekend

October 11, 2013 | Posted in events, member activity | By

The annual Canberra Quilters retreat is on this weekend, starting this afternoon until Sunday afternoon. Members will be relaxing at the Warrambui function centre, down a country road near Murrumbateman.

Lots of time to sit and sew, catch-up  with friends, enjoy the activities, while someone else looks after the cooking and clean-up for you. If you couldn’t make it this year, perhaps consider it for the future.

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Beneath the Southern Sky @ Queanbeyan: 4-18 December

November 26, 2012 | Posted in events, exhibitions, Member News | By

Textile works by CQ members Jenny Bowker, Dianne Firth and Helen Godden feature in the travelling exhibition Beneath the Southern Sky curated by Brenda Gael Smith.   The exhibition continues on tour in 2012 to the The Q Exhibition Space, Queanbeyan, 4-18 December 2012.  Come along to the opening night function at the Q from 5.30-7.30pm, Tuesday 4 December. Please RSVP to Brenda.
Beneath the Southern Sky

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Quilt Show in Goulburn 10 & 11 March

March 7, 2012 | Posted in events, exhibitions | By

Here is a message from one of our members/ sponsors about a quilt show in Goulburn next weekend:

Quilts at Mandelson’s of Goulburn

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 March; 10am-4pm

Entry by gold coin; all proceeds go to local Anglicare Emergency Accommodation.

This is a quilt show with a difference! There will be a huge array of superb quilts from well known quilters from this area and beyond. Our guest quilters are Beth Miller and Wendy Keegan (from QuiltsbyPattern), and we will also be showing prizewinning quilts from this year’s Canberra Show.

The ‘difference’ is that the quilts will be shown around the magnificence of Mandelson’s, using the building and antique furniture to display them to their best advantage. The quilts vary from traditionally pieced designs to contemporary appliqué patterns, and will be sure to inspire. 

There will be items for sale from Claire Ayling Bali Batiks (contemporary cotton batik fabric), Julie Woods Superior Threads (top quality threads in stunning colours for every occasion), Beth Miller and Wendy Keegan from QuiltsbyPattern (the designs can be seen in the quilts on display), and also Bungendore Country Patchwork will be with us with an array of needs for quilters. Please note that purchases can be made with cash or cheque.

As the quilt show is taking place there will be no High Tea this month, but Claire and Steve will be serving tea, coffee and  wonderful slices and cakes in Mandelson’s dining room.

The Quilt Show is to coincide with Goulburn’s Heritage and Roses Festival.

Mandelson’s is on the corner of Sloane and Clinton Streets in central Goulburn. Entry from the front door in Sloane Street.

Claire Ayling Bali Batiks

4821 0707 / 0421334404

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Quilt shows at the moment

February 22, 2012 | Posted in events, exhibitions | By

Over the next few days you can visit 3 spaces showing quilts:
Canberra Grammar School Gallery:3Ds is an exhibition exploring dimensional twists in fabric, silver and paint. Until February 25. Open Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm and Saturday, 11am-4pm. 40 Monaro Crescent, Red Hill.
The Q Exhibition space in Queanbeyan has the Australia Wide 2 exhibition. See 31 January post below for details. Closes on Saturday, February 25.
Then of course on Friday, Saturday and Sunday there are the quilts on display at the Crafts Expo at the Royal Canberra Show. See

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Ask a Quilter – All About Applique

August 28, 2011 | Posted in events | By

Every few months Canberra Quilters hosts an afternoon called Ask a Quilter. The latest one was about applique and was led by member Elaine Jones. Below are a couple of images taken on the day… Elaine is the person holding the more elaborate blocks.

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Old Bus Depot Markets Textile Day: Sunday 13 July

July 7, 2008 | Posted in events | By

Join us at the Old Bus Depot Markets at Kingston on Sunday 13 July 2008. We’ll have the 2008 raffle quilt there and expect to sell lots of tickets. While you are there, check out the other stalls for the textile and creative fibres themed market.
2008 Raffle Quilt by Helen Godden

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A Red World @ Wangaratta: 21 June – 27 July 2008

June 21, 2008 | Posted in events, Member News | By

Celebrate the opening weekend of textile exhibition A Red World & Wangaratta’s Stitched Up Textile Festival listening to talks by some of Australia’s most respected textile artists: Beth Hatton, Dianne Firth, Ilka White & Pamela Fitzsimons with a light lunch catered by Tread & an opportunity for questions and discussion (11am – 2.30pm, Sunday 22 June – Bookings essential).

Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery
56 Ovens Street Wangaratta VIC 3677
T: 03 5722 0865 F: 03 5722 2969
Hours: 1-4 Sat-Sun, 12-5 Mon-Tues, 10-5 Wed-Fri
Free Entry • Closed Public Holidays + for installation

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