UPDATED: CQ Sewing Machines Unavailable: 9-23 April

April 17, 2014 | Posted in Member Services | By

The Canberra Quilters’ sewing machines will be unavailable 9 – 23 April as they are being serviced.

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Evening drop-in on Public Holiday – 10 March

March 7, 2014 | Posted in Member Services | By

Next Monday is the Canberra Day public holiday. Once you have finished celebrating don’t forget you can drop in from 7 – 9.30pm to utilise the room. Perhaps you might want to pin a quilt, lay out some blocks or just sit and sew.

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CQ Library – new books

July 24, 2013 | Posted in Member Services | By

Periodically our librarian Beth will update the website with details of new purchases. You can check out the latest additions here.  These books are generally available for loan to members at the following evening meeting.

The library is also open after the ROWmakers and Wonderful Wednesday meetings and at the Friendly Friday meeting. Check the calendar for details of these meetings.

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Blankets of Love

March 5, 2013 | Posted in Member Services | By

Canberra Quilters participates in a nationwide program called Blankets of Love.
Blankets of Love is a long-running program of Canberra Quilters, co-ordinated by Joan Porta and Anne Eccleston. Last year many quilts were donated to Canberra Hospital and Calvary John James.

The program donates quilts (about 50-60 cm square) to the maternity wards and neo-natal units of hospitals for use in the case of a still-birth or a death in the neo-natal unit. The baby is wrapped in the quilt. A small postcard-size quilt, replicating the design of the larger quilt is also donated. This is put in a memory box for the parents and is only one of the important keepsakes included in the box.

All the quilts are donated anonymously.
Here are some of the quilts donated in the last month:

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No drop-in on the afternoon of 14 March

March 12, 2012 | Posted in Meetings, Member Services | By

Due to an unavoidable commitment elsewhere of the drop-in co-ordinator there will be no drop-in between 1-4pm on Wednesday 14 March.

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Blankets of Love

March 4, 2012 | Posted in Member News, Member Services | By

Blankets of Love is a long-running program of Canberra Quilters, co-ordinated by Joan Porta and Anne Eccleston. Last year 100 quilts were donated to Canberra Hospital and Calvary John James. Joan and Anne want to build up the stocks for this year as the cupboard is nearly bare.
This program also runs throughout the rest of Australia, with local quilt groups co-ordinating the effort with the hospitals in their region.
The program donates quilts (about 50-60 cm square) to the maternity wards and neo-natal units of hospitals for use in the case of a still-birth or a death in the neo-natal unit. The baby is wrapped in the quilt. A small postcard-size quilt, replicating the design of the larger quilt is also donated. This is put in a memory box for the parents and is only one of the important keepsakes included in the box.

If you are interested in making a quilt, here are the guidelines:
Size: 50-60cm square. Postcard quilt is 10cm x 15cm
Fabrics: Your choice- nursery prints, pastels, small prints. Patchwork-weight cottons or poly-cottons, nothing too heavy like furnishing.
Batting: Not required
Backing: Please use flannelette as it is soft and flexible.
Quilting: Minimal or practise some free motion swirls and loops.

Here are some examples of donations made in the last couple of weeks:

All donations gratefully accepted.

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Opportunity for Canberra Quilters’ members

December 14, 2011 | Posted in Call for Entries, Member Services | By

The Wesley Uniting Church at Forrest holds its fete on 17 March 2012. Canberra Quilters have been invited to participate by selling hand-crafted items, similar to what is sold in the Sales Room at our Annual Exhibition. Members would be acting as individual sellers, not through Canberra Quilters.

If you are interested in participating you need to sign up with the Wesley organising committee. All the details are on the Wesley website. Here is a link – Wesley church fete – craft

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Valuation Day – Saturday 26 July

July 20, 2009 | Posted in Member Services | By

Canberra Quilters is holding a quilt valuation day this Saturday.
Quilts must be booked in and delivered before Saturday, so contact the co-ordinator Beth Reid, on the number in Connecting Threads.

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Upcoming Quilt Valuation Day: 26 July 2008

July 1, 2008 | Posted in Member Services | By

A quilt valuation day will be held on Saturday, 26 July 2008. You need to book your quilt with the valuation team to be valued on the day and to arrange drop off and pick up times (See the inside cover of your newsletter for contact details.)

Canberra Quilters is unable to insurance coverage on any items exhibitied, or for sale, from the time they are delivered until they are collected from Exhibition Park. Similarly, quilts travelling with CQ suitcase exhibitions are not insured by Canberra Quilters. For these reasons, you may wish to get your quilt valued and arrange coverage under your personal household insurance.

You can download a copy of the quilt valuation form or find a copy in the June 2008 issue of the Connecting Threads newsletter.

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