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?
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.
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. www.warrambui.com.au
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.
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.
Here is a message from one of our members/ sponsors about a quilt show in Goulburn next weekend:
4821 0707 / 0421334404
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 www.canberrashow.org.au
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.
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.
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).
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
We are seeking donations of the following items to support both the fundraising and the fun of the Biggest Quilting Morning Tea to be held from 10am-2pm, 17 May at the Church of Christ, 82 Limestone Avenue, Ainslie ($5.00 entry. Theme: Hot in the Kitchen!).
Do you have any:
- Charm Squares
- Fabric, fabric and more fabric – unloved material you will never use but someone else may
- Beads, beads and more beads – always a welcome addition to handcrafted projects
- Cards, stamps or tools which would be a welcome addition to any craft room
- Cottons, notions and doodads
- Unwanted kits, patterns, magazines
Or any other items which you think may be enjoyed by someone else! Please remember that pre-loved items still need to be of good value to another crafter.
Donations can be made by contacting:
- Paulette on 62540462 or 0405 109 478
- Robin on 62425520 or 0417 260 731
Southside donation points are also available (call Paulette for details) or just bring your goodies along to the May evening meeting of Canberra Quilters.