, you started / finished your Challenge Quilt for this year’s exhibition? You still have time as entries don’t close until 17 July and you don’t even have to have it completed at the time of entry.
You can respond to the theme Twenty Twenty any way you want as long as it meets the size requirements of 70cm x 50cm, portrait or landscape orientation.
You may consider doing twenty blocks. Or take something from 2020 events to focus or comment on – bushfires and COVID19 spring immediately to mind. Or the great toilet paper shortage! You may focus on all the new #hashtags that have come into everyday usage – #stayathome, #socialdistance, #stopthespread, #flattenthecurve …
There is plenty to inspire you, so please make a quilt for the 2020 Challenge.
Elaine White has taken over as the Erindale Library Exhibition Co-ordinator. Here is a request from Elaine:
ERINDALE LIBRARY QUILTS – BERYL HODGES’ Quilts
I am calling for quilts from members for the next Erindale Library Exhibition. If you have completed quilts made in classes with our own Beryl Hodges, which you can spare for around 3 months, I would like to hang them at the Library at the end of February. Our ongoing partnership with the Library gets the Canberra Quilters name recognition and publicity, and contributes to a strong community presence.
Quilts need to be a maximum of 230 cm on each side, and I would like the name of the class you attended as well as the title of your quilt. Dates are even better.
Beryl has agreed to provide a couple of quilts as well, so this will be a lovely way of recognising her long career as a Canberra Quilters member and teacher. Please email me with any questions or offers of quilts or you can phone me ( details under sponsors in the newsletter).
Thanks in advance!
Don’t forget that Canberra Quilters has an exhibition at Craft Alive. It is on NOW at Thoroughbred Park Convention Centre, 1 Randwick Road, Lyneham. You can buy entry tickets online, through the link above, or at the door. You can also get directions through the link above.
Dates: 2-5 May 2019
Time: 9.30am – 4 pm, each day
Exhibition entry forms are live!
Great news for members who wish to lodge their Exhibition entries online – our online entry facility went live on 1 May 2019. It has undergone extensive testing and as a result we think it is working well. If, however, you find a problem with it please let us know at email@example.com and we will try, within the software limitations, to rectify it. Many thanks to Janet Cruise for her smart and tireless work on these online forms. Thanks also to all the members who tested it for us.
Make sure you download and read the Conditions of Entry and Categories and Awards files before you start filling out the online entries.
Of course, the traditional paper forms are still available for members who don’t want to use the online facility. If you receive Connecting Threads in hardcopy you should already have the Exhibition Pack; alternatively, you can download and print the Exhibition Pack from canberraquilters.org.au which you can then complete and send in the usual way.
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.