Small Japanese Projects – 24 July

July 22, 2019 | Posted in Japanese, Meetings | By

The next meeting of the Small Japanese Projects group is on 24 July, from 10am-noon, in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub.

The Small Japanese Projects interest group is for members interested in all things Japanese. Each month (or over two months) you will work on a small project, lead by a member of the group.

The meeting begins with a show and tell of what you have made, purchased or done during the previous months. It is always great to hear about your activities.

The next meeting will be a general catch up with members working on their own projects.

The meeting is followed by a drop-in until 4pm. The English Paper Piecing (EPP) group meets as part of the drop-in.

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Wonderful Wednesday meeting: 19 June

June 16, 2019 | Posted in Meetings | By

The next meeting is this Wednesday, 19 June, in the Hall at the Cook Community Hub, from 9.30am until 12.30pm. It is followed by a drop-in at the Canberra Quilters room.

This drop-in is also when the Appliqué Group meets. The Appliqué Group is for members who like to do appliqué – learning from each other, getting help or working on a current project. You don’t have to be part of this group to come to the drop-in.

Don’t forget to bring something for regular show & tell.

For new members, Wonderful Wednesday is held on the third Wednesday of each month except December, normally in the Hub Hall from 9.30am till 12.30pm. It is a good opportunity to do some handwork and meet for a chat. We have Raffles, Lucky Door Prize, and Name Badge Draw, some of the most wonderful morning tea fare and a themed Show and Tell plus the regular Show and Tell.

If you are a newcomer or you haven’t been for a while PLEASE come and sit at Christine’s table (WW convener) where ever that may be, until you get better acquainted with the other members.

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Small Japanese Projects Meeting: 22 May

May 20, 2019 | Posted in Japanese, Meetings | By

The next meeting of the Small Japanese Projects group is on 22 May, from 10am-noon, in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub.

The Small Japanese Projects interest group is for members interested in all things Japanese. Each month (or over two months) you will work on a small project, lead by a member of the group.

The meeting begins with a show and tell of what you have made, purchased or done during the previous months. It is always great to hear about your activities.

This month’s project is a very cute Japanese inspired thimble which will be perfect for pushing those threaded sashiko needles through your sewing projects. Di Ballantyne will be leading the project

 Preparation & Requirements List

Start by measuring around your thimble finger and adjust the following measurements if needed. The felt needs to be able to go around your finger and meet/touch.

  • A strip of fabric measuring 1 inch x 2 ¾ inches
  • 2 pieces of coordinating/contrasting felt (preferably wool felt) measuring ¾ inch x 2 ¼ inches.
  • A piece of thin (hat) elastic long enough to go around your finger and tie a knot.
  • Embroidery threads to embellish the fabric before assembling the thimble
  • Sewing thread for assembling the thimbleUsual sewing bits and bobs ( needles,scissors, threads,pins etc)

The meeting is followed by a drop-in until 4pm. The English Paper Piecing (EPP) group meets as part of the drop-in.

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Wonderful Wednesday Meeting : 15 May

May 13, 2019 | Posted in Meetings | By

The next meeting is this Wednesday, 15 May, in the Hall at the Cook Community Hub, from 9.30am until 12.30pm. It is followed by a drop-in at the Canberra Quilters room. The library is open for the first half of the drop-in.

This drop-in is also when the Appliqué Group meets. The Appliqué Group is for members who like to do appliqué – learning from each other, getting help or working on a current project. You don’t have to be part of this group to come to the drop-in.

This month Liz Rose will talk about and show quilts she has made. She will also include some of her favourite gadgets. This is a repeat of the talk given at the recent evening meeting.

Don’t forget to bring something for regular show & tell.

For new members, Wonderful Wednesday is held on the third Wednesday of each month except December, normally in the Hub Hall from 9.30am till 12.30pm. It is a good opportunity to do some handwork and meet for a chat. We have Raffles, Lucky Door Prize, and Name Badge Draw, some of the most wonderful morning tea fare and a themed Show and Tell plus the regular Show and Tell.

If you are a newcomer or you haven’t been for a while PLEASE come and sit at Christine’s table (WW convener) where ever that may be, until you get better acquainted with the other members.

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Evening Meeting – Thursday, 2 May

April 30, 2019 | Posted in Meetings, raffle | By

The evening meeting is this Thursday, 2 May, 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.

CQ Member Elizabeth Rose will be speaking about her quilts and love of gadgets.

Don’t forget to pick up a book (or books) of tickets for the exhibition raffle. This is a major fund raiser for Canberra Quilters and we will need lots of tickets sold.

Please bring something along for 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.

Library will be open at this meeting.

 

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Evening Meeting: 4 April

April 1, 2019 | Posted in Meetings, raffle | By

The evening meeting is this Thursday, 4 April, 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.

Guest speaker will be long time sponsor Trevor Robertson, AKA the Scissorman. Come along to learn about scissors, cutters and other gadgets.

Please bring something along for show & tell. We all like to see what everyone is working on.

You can also pick up your exhibition raffle tickets. If every member sells a book we will be well on the way to a great fund raising effort. Funds raised support Canberra Quilters ongoing operations.

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 at this meeting.

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Wonderful Wednesday Meeting – 20 March

March 18, 2019 | Posted in Meetings | By

The next meeting is this Wednesday, 20 March, in the Hall at the Cook Community Hub, from 9.30am until 12.30pm. It is followed by a drop-in at the Canberra Quilters room. The library is open for the first half of the drop-in.

This drop-in is also when the Appliqué Group meets. The Appliqué Group is for members who like to do appliqué – learning from each other, getting help or working on a current project. You don’t have to be part of this group to come to the drop-in.

It is the bring and buy meeting, so bring sewing related supplies to sell, or bring your money.

Don’t forget to bring something for regular show & tell.

MEMEBERSHIP REMINDER. Membership fees were due on 1 January. You can join online or at the meeting. You need to be a member to borrow from the library, use the room and its facilities regularly, stand for the committee or exhibit and sell in the exhibition (by 31 March).

For new members, Wonderful Wednesday is held on the third Wednesday of each month except December, normally in the Hub Hall from 9.30am till 12.30pm. It is a good opportunity to do some handwork and meet for a chat. We have Raffles, Lucky Door Prize, and Name Badge Draw, some of the most wonderful morning tea fare and a themed Show and Tell plus the regular Show and Tell.

If you are a newcomer or you haven’t been for a while PLEASE come and sit at Christine’s table (WW convener) where ever that may be, until you get better acquainted with the other members.

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Wonderful Wednesday Meeting – 20 February

February 18, 2019 | Posted in Meetings, membership | By

The next meeting is this Wednesday, 20 February, in the Hall at the Cook Community Hub, from 9.30am until 12.30pm. It is followed by a drop-in at the Canberra Quilters room. The library is open for the first half of the drop-in.

This drop-in is also when the Appliqué Group meets. The Appliqué Group is for members who like to do appliqué – learning from each other, getting help or working on a current project. You don’t have to be part of this group to come to the drop-in.

MEMEBERSHIP REMINDER. Membership fees were due on 1 January. You can join online or at the meeting. You need to be a member to borrow from the library, use the room and its facilities regularly, stand for the committee or exhibit and sell in the exhibition. 

The special themed show & tell this month is appliqué items – anything appliqué. Don’t forget to bring something for regular show & tell.

At the February evening meeting the library held its annual fund raising sale. There were some bargains left over and these will be for sale at this meeting.

For new members, Wonderful Wednesday is held on the third Wednesday of each month except December, normally in the Hub Hall from 9.30am till 12.30pm. It is a good opportunity to do some handwork and meet for a chat. We have Raffles, Lucky Door Prize, and Name Badge Draw, some of the most wonderful morning tea fare and a themed Show and Tell plus the regular Show and Tell.

If you are a newcomer or you haven’t been for a while PLEASE come and sit at Christine’s table (WW convener) where ever that may be, until you get better acquainted with the other members.

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Evening Meeting – 7 February

February 4, 2019 | Posted in Meetings, membership | By

The evening meeting is this Thursday, 7 February, 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.

Membership Renewal- Don’t forget membership fee was due on 1 January. Renew at the meeting or online. You need to be a member to stand for the AGM in March. You also need to be a member by 31 March in order to exhibit or sell at the Annual Exhibition in August.

The library fund raising sale is on. Funds raised go to future library purchases. Donations of books, patterns, DVDs, quilting knick knacks are welcome (no fabric or magazines). Books excess to the library, and donated books and other media will be for sale in the Hall, for reasonable prices. Unsold items will be for sale at the February Wonderful Wednesday meeting. Come along to pick up a bargain!

Joan Porta will be speaking about the Blankets of Love program. Joan has handed over the co-ordinator’s baton to Kay Provins.

Please bring something along for 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.

Library will be open at this meeting – if you can drag yourself away from the sale!

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Wonderful Wednesday meeting – 16 January

January 14, 2019 | Posted in Meetings | By

The next meeting is this Wednesday, 16 January, in the Hall at the Cook Community Hub, from 9.30am until 12.30pm. It is followed by a drop-in at the Canberra Quilters room. The library is open for the first half of the drop-in.

MEMEBERSHIP REMINDER. Membership fees were due on 1 January. You can join online or at the meeting. You need to be a member to borrow from the library, use the room and its facilities regularly, stand for the committee or exhibit and sell in the exhibition (by 31 March).

This drop-in is also when the Appliqué Group meets. The Appliqué Group is for members who like to do appliqué – learning from each other, getting help or working on a current project. You don’t have to be part of this group to come to the drop-in.

This is the first meeting of the year. The ROWmakers design group are bringing their quilts/tops etc from previous years for special show and tell. Don’t forget to bring something for regular show & tell.

At the February evening meeting the library is holding its annual fund raising sale. If you would like to donate books and patterns for the sale there is a box in the room. (Magazine donations are not wanted.)

For new members, Wonderful Wednesday is held on the third Wednesday of each month except December, normally in the Hub Hall from 9.30am till 12.30pm. It is a good opportunity to do some handwork and meet for a chat. We have Raffles, Lucky Door Prize, and Name Badge Draw, some of the most wonderful morning tea fare and a themed Show and Tell plus the regular Show and Tell.

If you are a newcomer or you haven’t been for a while PLEASE come and sit at Christine’s table (WW convener) where ever that may be, until you get better acquainted with the other members.

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