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)
The quilt show in Jugiong is this weekend – it is only 1 1/2 – 2 hours away from Canberra. Here are the details:
Here are the results of Viewers’ Choice from the recent exhibition:
Quilts – Helen Godden, for #35 Ornithology of Oz
Challenge & Tiny Treasures – Angie Wilson, for #146, Chaos Theory
Creative Clothing – Donna Sunderland, for #164, Blue & White Fringed Jacket
A reminder to members that tomorrow (30 July) is exhibition quilt and clothing delivery day. Items can be delivered to the CQ rooms at Cook between 9am and 4.30pm. Please make sure you have a sleeve and a label on your quilts.
You can also drop off your raffle books and check the volunteer roster for what shifts you are down to do.
(Quilt in banner is Summer by Wendy Pang, exhibited in the 2015 exhibition)
Congratulations to members Dianne Firth, Helen Gray, Beth and Trevor Reid, and Brenda Gael Smith. They have all been selected for the Australia Wide 5 exhibition, a touring exhibition of art quilts from Ozquilt Network.
The exhibitions opens at the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery on 23 September and will tour throughout 2017 and 2018.
(Quilt in banner is Oyster Catchers II – The Shoreline, by Beth and Trevor Reid. It was shown in the 2015 CQ Members’ Exhibition.)
The exhibition of quilts from Canberra Quilters’ third decade is now hanging at the Erindale Library. Come along for a look at quilts made between 1996 and 2005.
Some members of Canberra Quilters are also members of QuiltNSW and are exhibiting in Sydney this week. Here are details of those who had success in the judging:
Beverley Hunter- 3rd place Predominantly Appliqué (Amateur) for Beautiful Botanticals.
Michelle Law- 2nd place Small or Wall Quilt (Amateur) for Seven Garden Maze
Dianne Firth- Judges’ Commendation Art Quilt (Open) for Spring Grass
Beth Miller- 1st place Pictorial Quilt (Open) for Bayon Temple
Helen Godden – 3rd place Pictorial Quilt (Open) for Ornithology of Oz
Lynda Nikolovski – Judges’ Commendation Modern Quilt for Fireworks
The next Wonderful Wednesday meeting will be in the Cook Community Hub Hall on 15 June, from 9.30am until 12.30pm. It is followed by a drop-in session in the CQ room until 4pm.
Exhibition Secretary (Liz Rose) will be present at both, so you can drop in your entry, volunteer or intention to sell forms to her.
The exhibition raffle co-ordinator will be also present so you can pick up & drop off your raffle books. The more tickets we sell the better – it is a way of supporting CQ activities like the library.
At WW you can sit and hand sew, knit, chat and enjoy the morning tea. There is ‘stuff’ for free on the stage – members use it to recycle fabric, books and magazines. There is also lucky door, badge draw and raffles. The extra themes show & tell this month is pictorial/landscape quilts or black and white quilts.
The evening meeting is this Thursday 7pm, for a 7.30pm start, in the Hall at the Cook Community Hub.
The special show & tell will have a theme of “Special Occasions”. So bring along your quilts made for birthdays, weddings, illnesses, anniversaries or whatever occasions you have made quilts for. If you do not have the quilt but you have a photo you can email it to the Vice President, Marcia, and it will be incorporated into a presentation. Deadline for sending an image is noon Wednesday.
Exhibition entries and Intention to Sell forms are due on 16 June. The Exhibition Secretary (Liz Rose) will be at this meeting, so you can hand your entry forms to her. Please include everything required in an envelope- it is a collection option only. Forms are available here.
All the usual meeting fun- lucky door prize, badge draw, raffle and regular show and tell. Library is open before and after the meeting in the CQ room. Don’t forget to stay and chat over a cuppa and check out the show and tell.
Reminder that full payments for the CQ 40th birthday lunch on 17 July are due ($40). Payments can be made at the meeting or by EFT/ direct deposit. The latter should be referenced with “40th lunch”.
You can pick up raffle books for this year’s exhibition raffle. We were going to be selling tickets at the Addicted to Fabric Sale on 3 and 4 June, but the sale has been postponed. Stay tuned for a blog announcement under sponsor news, for the rescheduled dates.
Here are the two quilts that are part of the prize list: