ERINDALE LIBRARY QUILTS – NEW EXHIBITION
A new exhibition featuring the work of CQ member Jenny Cook is now hanging at the Erindale Library. Jenny is a prize-winning quilter, with a prolific and varied output. Her quilts make a striking exhibition in the library’s lofty ceiling space. They will be in place until around the end of April. I’m grateful to the members who provided quilts for the recent Seasons themed exhibition.
I’m developing ideas for themes for future exhibitions. The theme for the second exhibition for 2019 (May to July) will be flowers and all things floral. I would love to hear from you if you have a suitable quilt and are prepared to let me have it for the usual 3 months. I would also love to hear from anyone who has an idea for themes for future exhibitions.
Jenny Emerton – Convenor
Canberra Quilters members Beth and Trevor Reid, Helen Gray, Carolyn Sullivan and Dianne Firth are part of the Australia Wide 6 Exhibition which runs at The Q from February 11, until 9 March 2019. They will be giving a floor talk about their work on Saturday 2 March 12 noon – 1pm. Dianne will also include an overview of the exhibition.
Image in banner is by Beth and Trevor Reid
The Viewers’ Choice votes from our Annual Members’ Exhibition have been tallied and here are the results:
Quilts – 86, Subtle Japan, Lyn Keogh
Challenge/ Tiny Treasure – 160, Into the Depths, Pat Parker
(Image to come)
Children/ Youth – 183, Nick’s Rainbow, Nicholas Meszes
(Quilt in banner is Go Dockers, by Meg Cowey and the Quirky Quilters)
All images by Janet Cruise.
The CQ Exhibition Raffle was drawn Sunday at 4pm. Here are the results:
First drawn ticket 2210, Theo Howie. Theo chose the quilt
Second drawn ticket 254, Laura Marcantonio. Laura chose the Bernina sewing machine
Third drawn ticket 765, Bernadette Campbell. Bernadette receives the hamper of quilters tools and supplies.
Congratulations to our winners and thanks to all her bought tickets.
The Canberra Quilters Members’ Exhibition opened today, as part of the Craft and Quilt Fair. It runs until 12 August, 10am until 4.30pm each day at EPIC, Flemington Road, Mitchell ACT.
Don’t forget there are revised traffic arrangements because of the light rail construction. Here is a link to the Craft Fair website showing the changes. There is a map you can download.
Please come along to check out all the quilts and clothing exhibited, the sales room and also the craft fair. On the CQ website there are images of quilts that have won their categories, as well as all the special awards. Here is a link. Best of Show Quilt, Blurring the Edges, by Beth and Trevor Reid:
At the main desk at the quilt show you can purchase a USB stick with images of all the entries in the show.
You can download a PDF of the catalogue text here.
Quilt images courtesy of Janet Cruise
Just a reminder that the catalogue from the recent exhibition is available for download, in PDF format, from this website. It contains all the details of the quilts and clothing – including the statements from the makers. It is under the Exhibitions tab, in exhibition forms and instructions.
Here is a link.
Member Dianne Firth is having a solo exhibition at the Belconnen Arts Centre.
‘Poetry and Place’ by Dianne Firth opens at Belconnen Arts Centre on Friday 25 August at 5.30 and runs until Sunday 17 September. Dianne has created artworks from poems especially written by poets visiting Canberra last year for the ‘Poetry on the Move’ festival. They were asked to write about their experience of landscape and nature in Canberra for Dianne to interpret.
The evening meeting is this Thursday, 3 August, 7pm for a 7.30pm start, in the Hall at the Cook Community Hub. The meeting starts with formal committee (and other) reports and news followed by an activity.
The special activity this month is all about the interest groups that have formed within Canberra Quilters. Come along and spend a fast 8 minutes getting to know each of the interest groups that are part of Canberra Quilters. It is a great way to find your perfect interest group and form a long lasting creative relationship!
Please bring something along for regular show & tell – we all like to see what everyone is working on.
All the usual meeting fun- lucky door prize, badge draw, raffle and regular show and tell. Don’t forget to stay and chat over a cuppa and check out the show and tell.
Don’t forget to pick up a book of tickets for the exhibition raffle – funds raised support Canberra Quilters activities. You can also return your sold books. The exhibition starts next Thursday 10 August and the raffle will be drawn on Sunday 13 August.
Library will not be open for this meeting as the room is being used for pre-exhibition logistics. The returns box will be in the corridor, outside the room.
(Image in banner is this year’s raffle quilt by Jenny Bowker and Kath Hunt, quilted by Fran Wilson of Willowpatch through Calico Patch at Federation Square, Gungahlin)
The entry deadline for entering this year’s Canberra Quilter’s Annual Members Exhibition has been extended to (postmarked) 30 June 2017.
This extension of deadline will not impact any other Exhibition dates.
Remember, you can submit a quilt for display only (also known as “not for judging”) in the Exhibition. We strongly encourage all members to consider submitting a quilt (even if it’s just for display). You never know, seeing your quilt might just be the catalyst for someone else to start quilting (and we all need there to be more quilters in the world!).
Some Canberra Quilters, including members of the TACTile group (Jenny Bowker, Helen Gray, Beth Miller, Beth and Trevor Reid) have been accepted into this exhibition at the Belconnen Arts Centre.
14 October – 6 November 2016 » Foyer
This inspired initiative explores the meaning of the place we call our HOME: the geography, culture, history and our perceptions of being there through the medium of textiles. The project is now travelling around Australia having exhibited in Croatia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Scotland and at The Liverpool Biennial and ‘The Wirral Festival of Firsts’ in UK. An exciting range of ACT and surrounding regional textile fibre artists’ collaborations are now joining this international celebration of place.
Venue Details: 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen, ACT, OPENING HOURS: Tuesday – Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm
(Quilt in banner is Red Hills by Dianne Firth, exhibited in the 2016 Members Exhibition)