The evening meeting is this Thursday, 6 October, 7pm for a 7.30pm start, in the Hall at the Cook Community Hub.
Quilt for Others will be holding a sale of excess fabric after this meeting. They often get donations of fabric – more than can be used and use the money from this sale to buy batting and thread.
The special activity this month will be a presentation on the Days for Girls project, by member Phillipa Leask. Information about Days for Girls is available on this website – http://www.daysforgirls.org
For the Days for Girls presentation, we are calling on donations of the following items for the kits they make:
- Boxes of large Ziplock plastic bags (gallon bags from Costco are ideal)
- Underwear (packaged, new) – girls sizes 12-14 and women sizes up to 10 – 12
- 100% cotton quilters fabric and flannelette
Please see member Louise Fredericks with any of these items or to make cash donations. For underwear and fabric: bright and patterns, no light colours, no faces or animals. Patterns are good but not too modern patterns, e.g. stripes are great. Please bring these donations to any of the September, October and November meetings.
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.
Library will be open for this meeting so come along to return books and borrow more.
(Quilt in banner is My Garden in Autumn by Rosalind Hanigan, exhibited in the 2016 Members’ Exhibition)
There is a library fund sale at this Thursday’s evening meeting. All money raised goes to future library purchases.
If you want to donate books, DVDs or patterns they can be left in the library returns box in the days leading up to the meeting or give them to librarian Beth on the night. The room will be open on Monday night and Wednesday for drop-in.
The first meeting of the year is Wonderful Wednesday on 20 Jan in Cook Community Hub Hall, from 9.30am until 12.30pm. It is followed by the drop-in session (1-4pm) in the CQ room, where the library will be open.
WW is a sit and sew meeting with morning tea provided by rostered members, raffles, lucky door prize and name badge draw. The special themed show and tell is the quilts, bags etc from the ROWmakers design group. There us also regular show &tell – what have you been making over the holidays?
Don’t forget that membership was due on 1 January- you can renew online or handing it in at the meeting.
You can also drop off books, DVDs and patterns for the library fundraiser on 4 Feb. Drop them in the library returns box in the CQ room.
The CQ library will be holding a book and pattern sale at the evening meeting on Feb 4. The library is being culled of older or duplicated books, patterns and DVDs and these are being offered for sale to raise funds for the library..
To assist in raising fund for new books your donations of relevant books, patterns and DVDs are welcome (NO magazines thanks). Donations can be left in the returns box of the library. The CQ room is open for Resolution Week until Sunday 17 January, 9.30-4, plus after the Wonderful Wednesday and Friendly Friday meetings next week as well as during the Australia Day extra long weekend sew-in 22-26 January. So there are lots of opportunities to drop off a donation!
TITLE: Quilting beauties : come in all shapes & sizes
AUTHOR: Neary, Karen
DESCRIPTION: A fresh look and creative take on the versatile New York Beauty block.
LOCATION: New York Beauty
TITLE: Paper pieced modern : step-by-step visual guide
AUTHOR: Garro, Amy
DESCRIPTION: The definitive guide to paper piecing for modern quilters.
LOCATION: Modern Quilts
TITLE: Modern rainbow : 14 imaginative quilts that play with color
AUTHOR: Bryan, Rebecca
DESCRIPTION: Learn the art of combining colors from the rainbow.
TITLE: By the block : 18 surprisingly simple quilts
AUTHOR: Rogers, Siobhan
DESCRIPTION: This book shows the time-poor quilter how to make sophisticated, complex-looking quilts that are based on easy-to-assemble quilt blocks.
TITLE: Wild blooms and colourful creatures
AUTHOR: Williams, Wendy
DESCRIPTION: Wendy Willams, an Australian quilter, and a member of the Material Obsession team. Give your applique a fresh new look by mixing wool with cotton and linen fabrics.
TITLE: When bad things happen to good quilters : a guide to starting, fixing, and finishing your quilting projects
AUTHOR: Ford, Joan
DESCRIPTION: Survival guide for fixing & finishing any quilting project.
TITLE: Zentangle stitches for quilters and fabric artists
AUTHOR: Monk, Jane
DESCRIPTION: For the doodler. Stitching repetitive designs on fabrics. Jane shows you how to combine tangling and stitching to create beautiful art quilts, useful décor items, and heartfelt gifts.
TITLE: First time tangle quilting : step-by-step basics
DESCRIPTION: Tangle art is drawing repetitive patterns within simple structures and for the quilter adopting this technique and applying it to quilting.
TITLE: Temari techniques : a visual guide to making Japanese embroidered thread balls
AUTHOR: Suess, Barbara B.
DESCRIPTION: Here is everything you need to learn an exotic Japanese handcraft. Deceptively simple to make, temari are perfect carry-along projects. With little more than a needle and colourful embroidery threads, they will busy your hands, soothe your mind, and fire your imagination.
TITLE: Stack, shuffle, and slide : a new technique for stack the deck quilts
AUTHOR: Alexander, Karla
DESCRIPTION: Stack fabric squares or rectangles, all right side up into a ‘deck’ and then slice the deck into various shapes. The shapes are then shuffled and each layer is sewn back together. Karla has then introduced another step, called the slide, which is actually a second shuffle to create some amazing results.
LOCATION: STACK & WHACK
TITLE: Cultural fusion quilts : a melting pot of piecing traditions : 15 free-form block projects
AUTHOR: Shah, Sujata
DESCRIPTION: Transform traditional quilt blocks into modern quilts inspired by the colours and crafts of India, Africa, and the American South.
LOCATION: NEW QUILTS FROM TRADITIONAL BLOCKS
TITLE: Top your table : 10 quilts in different shapes and sizes
DESCRIPTION: Easy applique. Quick piecing. Make one this weekend! A variety of styles to brighten any room with small quilts that are a joy to make and sure to please – several patterns would also make sweet doll or baby quilts.
TITLE: Kafe Fassett’s brilliant little patchworks : 20 stitched and patched projects using Kaffe Fassett fabrics
AUTHOR: Fassett, Kaffe
DESCRIPTION: Kaffe creates a wonderful range of small projects for your home, for yourself, or to give as gifts, from his specially chosen fabrics. From cushions and mini quilts to table runners and shawls, these projects come together in a snap.
TITLE: The ancient art of applique : patterns from the tentmakers of Cairo
DESCRIPTION: Based on ancient Egyptian art and architecture from buildings, tombs and scrolls, these 18 designs will enhance traditional or modern applique quilts. Jenny Bowker features in this book which gives on-the-scene reporting from the tentmakers’ street in Cairo.
TITLE: Wonderful 1 fabric quilts
AUTHOR: Nickols, Kay
DESCRIPTION: Start with just one border-striped fabric and you’re on your way to creating a unique, one-of-a kind quilt! Blocks, borders and bindings all cut from the same fabric.
LOCATION: ONE FABRIC QUILTS
TITLE: Wonderful 1 fabric curves
AUTHOR: Nickols, Kay
DESCRIPTION: One border fabric + one block = unlimited designs! The ‘Drunkard’s path’ block and the versatility of border print fabrics are a winning combination for that fabulous quilt.
LOCATION: ONE FABRIC QUILTS
At Thursday’s meeting there is also a sale of books that are no longer needed from the library – duplicates etc. – at very reasonable prices. So come along for the book sale and all the other attractions:
- Teachers and Sponsors outline the classes planned for the year and what goodies they have in store for us to buy.
- The collection of quilts for Common Ground will also be on display – there have been more made than the 40 required for the project. So come along to see them all in one place before they are delivered.
- You can also sign up to volunteer for the Connect and Participate Expo on 28 March.
- Lucky door prize, name badge draw, raffles, supper and the library.
Don’t forget that your membership subscription was due on 1 January – join now so you don’t miss out on the benefits of membership.
TITLE: Quilting… just a little bit crazy : a marriage of traditional & crazy quilting
AUTHOR: Aller, Allie & Bothell, Valerie
DESCRIPTION: Fun new ways to make any quilt a little bit crazy. Lots of tips on hand and machine embroidery, and how to combine crazy quilting with machine piecing – plus new ways to layer, quilt, and bind crazy quilts.
LOCATION: Crazy quilting
TITLE: Playful little paper-pieced projects : 37 graphic designs & tips from top modern quilters
AUTHOR: Bruecher, Tacha, compiler
DESCRIPTION: Top designers share their valuable tips and fail-proof paper-piecing techniques. It includes a calendar quilt with paper-pieced designs for each month. Also includes small projects for around the house.
LOCATION: Paper piecing
TITLE: Quilt color workshop
AUTHOR: Bruecher, Tacha; Greenberg, Brioni; Goldsworthy, Lynne and Adams, John
DESCRIPTION: Color theory is explored in this reference book for modern quilters. Discover creative color combinations to make your quilts ‘pop’. Learn how to combine print and solid fabrics using quilt color theory.
TITLE: Pictorial art quilt guidebook : secrets to capturing your photos in fabric
AUTHOR: Wiener, Leni Levenson
DESCRIPTION: This book has three sections. In the first section you will learn about colour, value and print scale. In the second section, you will make an art quilt, step by step as if you were in one of Leni’s workshops. The final section gives you easy and practical ways to approach common elements in art quilts such as trees, water, and tricks to do faces. Leni discusses using GIMP, Photoshop, or Photoshop Elements to make your patterns from the photos.
LOCATION: Pictorial quilts
TITLE: William Morris in applique : 6 stunning projects and over 40 individual designs
AUTHOR: Hill, Michele
DESCRIPTION: William Morris devotee and world renowned quilter, Michele Hill has designed a collection of six magnificent projects, capturing the beauty of his designs in applique.
TITLE: Patchwork prisoners : the Rajah Quilt and the women who made it
AUTHOR: Cowley, Trudy and Snowden, Dianne
DESCRIPTION: This book is a study of the 180 female convicts who were transported on the convict ship ‘Rajah’ from England to Hobart in 1841. It is also a study of the ‘Rajah Quilt’ and the convicts who may have been involved in making it during their voyage to Van Diemen’s Land. The role of Miss Kezia Hayter, the ship’s matron, in making the quilt is also explored.
TITLE: Works on cloth : imagery by artists of Baker Lake, Nunavut (British Columbia)
DESCRIPTION: This exhibition of wall hangings from Baker Lake brings together art works by fifteen contemporary artists, showing traditional (Inuit) and contemporary elements
LOCATION: Wall hangings
TITLE: Listen to your quilt : select the perfect quilting every time ; 4 simple steps
AUTHOR: Persing, Barbara
DESCRIPTION: How should I quilt this? Barbara asks herself four questions. They are: What is the category of this quilt? (Traditional, Children’s, Art); What is the intened use of this quilt? (Bed, Wall, Show); What quilting is needed to enhance this quilt? (All over, Partial, Heirloom); What thread colour should I use? (Matching, Contrasting, Variegated)
TITLE: Modern color : an illustrated guide to dyeing fabric for modern quilts
AUTHOR: Eichler-Messmer, Kim
DESCRIPTION: Learn how to dye fabrics expertly using simple recipes for stunning effects. This book features 9 modern quilted projects – in multiple colorways – showcasing the beauty of hand-dyed fabrics. Learn how to create a truly individual quilt for which you’re the fabric designer, quilt designer, and quiltmaker.