Congratulations to member Dianne Firth – OAM

Congratulations to member Dianne Firth, who has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honour list with an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the General Division. The award recognises Dianne’s service to landscape architecture and to education. See the Canberra Times article.

Congratulations to Kristina Butron


Congratulations to Kristina Butron, who was announced as the Shining Light Award recipient at the Australasian Quilt Convention Gala Dinner on 22 April 2017. Kristina is one of our Junior Members and has previously won the Bernina Junior Quiltmaker award at the Members’ Exhibition. The Shining Light Award is a national award made annually to… Continue reading Congratulations to Kristina Butron

Connecting Threads Issue 144

Frewinfla by Grace Stewart

The March issue of Connecting Threads, the Canberra Quilters newsletter, is available to members now. The download link for those receiving the newsletter electronically was sent yesterday and the printed version is in the post.

Congratulations to Helen Godden

Congratulations go to member Helen Godden who together with Jonathan S Evans created the quilt Faces of India. This quilt has been awarded first place in the Art-Painted Surface category at the World of Beauty exhibition, part of the International Quilt Festival currently being held in Houston, USA. Further details and images of the award winning… Continue reading Congratulations to Helen Godden

Member Profile in Quilters Companion #80

The latest issue of Quilters Companion magazine, number 80, has a profile of member Janelle Noack. Quilters Companion magazine is one of Canberra Quilters exhibition sponsors. Janelle is one of our country members, from Dirnaseer (near Cootamundra). As well as the profile there is Part 1 of a quilt project, Pinchgut Valley. Part 2 will be… Continue reading Member Profile in Quilters Companion #80

Australia Wide 5 – members selected

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… Continue reading Australia Wide 5 – members selected

Congratulations to CQ members at Sydney Quilt Show

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’… Continue reading Congratulations to CQ members at Sydney Quilt Show

AQC Gala Dinner – Awards presented to CQ members

Just returned to my hotel after attending this awards dinner. Canberra Quilters members were very successful, taking out 3 awards: Congratulations to Pamela Brockwell for receiving the National Quilt Award (sponsored by Bernina) for her quilt Canzone Rosso (our Best of Show in 2015). Congratulations to Jocelyn Green for receiving the Lut-da Award for outstanding… Continue reading AQC Gala Dinner – Awards presented to CQ members

AGM results and new Life Member

The AGM for Canberra Quilters was held on Thursday 3 March, including the election of the committee. The following were elected to the positions indicated: President- Helen Rose Vice President- Marcia McKinnon Secretary- Tony Tisdell Treasurer- Janet Cruise Librarian- Beth Clary Exhibition Coordinator- Jan Gordon Publicity Officer- Karen Brown Communications Officer- Libby Williams Membership Secretary-… Continue reading AGM results and new Life Member