Library Day on Saturday, 15 August

August 12, 2020 | Posted in Cook premises, Library | By

Another Library session is planned for the room this Saturday , 15 August  (10am-2pm).

Borrowing will be permitted – members will be asked to do this quickly as only a few members will be able to access the cupboards at any one time due to spacing restrictions.  Returned books cannot be borrowed as they will need to be quarantined.

COVID Safety Procedures are being followed for this room opening – washing/ sanitising your hands, social distancing etc.

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Another library day on Saturday (18 July)

July 17, 2020 | Posted in Library | By

For those of you who were unable to go to the library day on Tuesday, another Library session is planned for the room tomorrow, Saturday, 18 July (10am-2pm).

Borrowing will be permitted – members will be asked to do this quickly as only a few members will be able to access the cupboards at any one time due to spacing restrictions.  Returned books cannot be borrowed as they will need to be quarantined.

Beth Clary

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Today (14 July) is library day

July 14, 2020 | Posted in Library | By

Members are reminded that today is library day at the CQ room. Beth and Cornelia are at the room until 2pm if you want to come over to borrow or return books.

Plenty of opportunity to find something new to sew…or to have some books to lazily browse through if you don’t feel like sewing!

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Evening Meeting – 6 October

October 3, 2016 | Posted in Library, Meetings | By

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 –

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)

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Donations for library fund sale

February 1, 2016 | Posted in Library | By

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.

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Wonderful Wednesday meeting – 20 Jan

January 17, 2016 | Posted in Drop-in, Library, Meetings | By

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.

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Library Fund Book and Pattern Sale…donations welcome

January 13, 2016 | Posted in CQ Administration, Library | By

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!

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New library items for June and July 2015

July 24, 2015 | Posted in Library | By


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.

LOCATION: Applique



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.

LOCATION: Quilting



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.

LOCATION: 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.

LOCATION: Japanese


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New Library items for May 2015

May 12, 2015 | Posted in Library | By



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.




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.





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.




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New library items for April 2015

April 6, 2015 | Posted in Library | By


9781604601046TITLE: 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.



9781574329360TITLE: 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.



9781574326475TITLE: 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.



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