Here are some of the quilts being worked upon at the Workshop Finishing School, this weekend, at Canberra Quilters’ room.
Want to build up your quilting supplies? Want a bargain? Come to the Canberra Quilters Fabric Sale Day in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub, on Saturday 7 May, 1.30pm until 4pm (if the bargains last!).
Members will be selling good quality cotton fabrics, books and quilting notions and tools.
Come along and visit the Canberra Quilters stand at the CAP EXPO (Old Bus Depot Markets), this Saturday, 19 March. It is a fun day, with lots of interesting stands, food and entertainment. We hope to see you there.
Here are more details.
The second meeting of the ROWmakers design group is on Wednesday 9 March, 10am for a 10.20 start, until noon. This is when the first responses will be revealed.
The first month’s ingredients are:
MONTH 1 – COLOUR BY NUMBERS….6. Shades of YELLOW (Rhonda Clough)
– A TOUCH OF SPICE……….9. THREADS (Karin Malmberg)
– ALPHABET SOUP………….”S” (Pat Savas)
The meeting is followed by the drop-in until 4pm, incorporating the William Morris applique group.
The Art Quilters group are meeting this Saturday from 1pm in the CQ room.
Come along to share your work and any techniques you have picked up over the break.
Buffy will bring examples from the Jeanette di Nicholis Meyer ‘Sheer Play’ workshop she did in Hobart. You will play at layering sheers, so bring some pins and scissors. Buffy will share painted silk from the class and you will take any work home for sewing.
The Modern Quilt group within Canberra Quilters is having their first meeting of the year this Thursday evening 11 February, in the CQ room at Cook. Here is a message from one of the convenors, Michelle:
We are meeting this Thursday from 7.30 – this month we have Clem showing us how to quilt on a domestic machine using rulers. Clem does beautiful work so this is a must-not-miss demonstration!
No need to bring anything other that your show and tell, whatever you are working on, and your gorgeous selves.
The ROWmakers design group is back for 2016, with the first meeting on Wednesday, 10am for a 10.30 start, until noon. The meeting is in the CQ room.
This group meets monthly to build a quilt over the year, incorporating specific elements each month. Not all members are able to attend, so some participate by correspondence.
Here is a brief outline from convenor Joanne:
The purpose of this project is to design and make a unique quilt-related project. In the past, our challenges have focussed on making a quilt (either “row-by-row”, “block-by-block”, or in the case of a medallion quilt “border by border”) or a series such as placemats or bags “item-by-item” with each row/block/item/border incorporating the challenge ingredients. Once again it’s up to you which structure you chose, however, this year some of us will be choosing to use a “QUILT-AS-YOU-GO” method. Therefore anyone who has a favourite Quilt-As-you-Go technique is invited to share it with the group. I’ll talk about this at the first meeting. As always, this is entirely optional.
As before, each monthly BLOCK (for simplicity’s sake I will use the term block to cover all options) should include that month’s CHALLENGE INGREDIENTS. At each meeting three participants will choose an INGREDIENT, one from each list in the attachment – “2016 ROWMAKERS INGREDIENTS”. Not all three INGREDIENTS have to be included, two will be enough. High achievers or those with over-active imaginations are welcome to have a go at including all three! Imaginative interpretations and ‘thinking outside the box’ are definitely encouraged and have produced some really interesting results.
The details of the chosen elements will be posted on the blog each month, as well as some progress images.
Here are some of the results of the 2015 efforts, remembering they all started with the same choices each month.
The first QFO working bee of the year will be held on Tuesday 9 Feb from 10am until 2.3opm, in the CQ room.
QFO makes quilts for various local charities and organisations- over 400 were made and distributed last year. The working bee has various activities where members can contribute – including pinning tops for quilting, helping with hand sewing of binding and labels, quilting tops, sewing tops, sewing quilt as you go blocks, putting kits together.
Members are asked to bring their own sewing kit, others tools and machines provided.
BYO lunch, but tea and coffee supplied.
This weekend is the Braidwood Quilt Event. As well as the airing of the quilts in the main street on Saturday 28th, there will be displays at various venues in the town.
Canberra Quilters will have quilts on display at the Services Club (aka Servicemen’s Club) at the end of Duncan Street/Coronation Avenue in Braidwood. When coming from Canberra take a right turn from Wallace Street/ King’s Highway into Duncan Street. We will also be operating a mini Sales Room of high quality goods, made by members. Hours are 9.00am until 4.00pm each day.
(Quilt in banner is ‘Shimmer’ by Jenny Bowker.)
We have just held Desperation Week for 2015. This is the time where members get together for a week in the CQ room to sew on a project they are ‘desperate’ to finish. It is very productive as you can see from the images.
Last year we had the witch finger tool introduced, this year it was a quilted scissor/ tool holder. The pattern was made from folding a piece of A4 paper. Some members were totally captivated and went into a production line or made smaller versions. Full instructions are on the Miss Sews-it-all blog, here.