Evening Meeting – 1 December

November 28, 2016 | Posted in Meetings, membership, Workshops | By

The evening meeting is this Thursday, 1 December, 7pm for a 7.30pm start, in the Hall at the Cook Community Hub.

 

Special show & tell: Workshop show and tell – assisted by Workshop Coordinator Valerie Merritt – please bring items made in CQ workshops, or other workshops, finished or not!

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. Take some books to read over the Christmas/ New Year break. The next evening meeting isn’t until 2 February.

Don’t forget memberships are due on 1 January – Elaine will be at the meeting to take your money! Renew early so you don’t forget over the holidays.

(Quilt in banner is Black Opal by Jenny Bowker. Jenny was a workshop tutor for Canberra Quilters this year.)

 

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Evening meeting – 2 November

October 31, 2016 | Posted in Meetings, membership | By

The evening meeting is this Thursday, 2 November, 7pm for a 7.30pm start, in the Hall at the Cook Community Hub.

Special show & tell – 40th Anniversary: Quilts from the decade 1996 – 2005. Hosted by Jenny Emerton. Quilts that were on display at the Erindale Library will be returned, but included in this show & tell. If you have a quilt(s) made in this decade please bring them along to show.

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.

Don’t forget memberships are due on 1 January – Elaine will be at the meeting to take your money! Renew early so you don’t forget over the holidays.

Last month’s special activity was a presentation on the Days for Girls project. Information about Days for Girls is available on this website –  http://www.daysforgirls.org Donations of the following can still be made to Louise Fredericks, at this meeting:

  • 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

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.

 

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Membership Renewal Reminder

March 24, 2016 | Posted in membership | By

Members are reminded that if they wish to exhibit at the annual exhibition or sell in the sales room, they need to renew their membership by 31 March. Don’t forget membership has many other benefits, including use of the library coming to the CQ room and participating in regular activities.

You can renew (or join) by downloading the form from here and pay by direct deposit.

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Evening Meeting- (AGM)- 3 March

February 29, 2016 | Posted in CQ Administration, Meetings, membership | By

The evening meeting this Thursday is also the AGM- so don’t forget to come, if you are able, so we have a quorum.

Meeting is 7pm, for a 7.30pm start, in the Hall at the Cook Community Hub.

All the usual meeting fun- lucky door prize, badge draw, raffle and show and tell. Library is open before and after the meeting in the CQ room. Don’t forget to stay and chat over a cuppa and check out the show and tell.

If you are thinking of doing the Intro to Dyeing workshop , you need to have enrolled and paid at this meeting.

Don’t forget memberships are now overdue (due on 1 Jan)- you need to be a member to participate at the AGM and to exhibit and sell at the exhibition.

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Evening Meeting – 4 February: teachers and sponsors

January 31, 2016 | Posted in CQ Administration, Meetings, membership | By

The first evening meeting of the year is on Thursday 4 February, 7pm for a 7,30pm start, in the Cook Community Hub Hall. This is sit down formal meeting (as opposed to the sit and sew meetings held in the daytime).

There are two special attractions at this meeting:

  • there is a library fund sale. Excess books, DVDs and patterns from the library will be for sale in the hall, as well as donated books magazines and patterns from members. All money raised goes to future library purchases. It is not too late to donate items – just put them in the library returns box in the days leading up to the meeting or give them to librarian Beth on the night. Don’t forget to bring some money to snap up a bargain!
  • teachers and sponsors let us know there plans for the year – classes, workshops, fabric releases, sewing machines etc.

There is the usual fun at the meeting – announcements, lucky door prize, name badge draw, raffles as well as supper after the meeting.

You can join or renew your membership at the meeting. Membership is from 1 January to 31 December each year, so renewals are now overdue! You need to be a financial member to stand for committee or vote at the AGM on 3 March. You also need to be a member by 31 March in order to exhibit and sell at the Annual Exhibition in August.

Image in banner is “Oyster Catchers II – The Shoreline” by Beth and Trevor Reid

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Happy New Year- memberships due Jan 1

January 6, 2016 | Posted in membership | By

Happy New Year to our members and potential new members. The membership year is based on the calendar year so renewals were due on 1 January. You need to be a member to borrow from the library, stand for the committee, vote at the AGM, exhibit and sell in the exhibitions or any of the other member-only activities. This includes using our room.

It is our ruby (40th) anniversary this year- there are lots of extra activities planned, so you don’t want to miss out.

The membership form can be downloaded from the membership page of the website, here. You can pay online – membership subscription is $60, junior membership is $20.

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Memberships overdue- special deadline 31 March

March 26, 2015 | Posted in membership | By

Membership of Canberra Quilters is for the calendar year, 1 January – 31 December. If you wish to exhibit or sell at the annual exhibition in August you need to join / renew by 31 March 2015.

Go to the memberships section of the web page for further details.

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Evening Meeting 5 March – Annual General Meeting

March 4, 2015 | Posted in Meetings, membership | By

The March evening meeting will be held this Thursday, 5 March, 7pm for a 7.30pm start, in the Cook Community Hub Hall.

This is the Annual General Meeting so we need as many members to attend so we reach our quorum of 25% of financial members.

In addition, member Wendy Pang will speak about her quilting journey, including the founding of Southern Cross Quilters.

All the usual fun at the meeting – lucky door prize, name badge draw, raffles, supper and the library.

You can also sign up to volunteer for the Connect and Participate Expo on 28 March.

The workshop co-ordinator will be there to accept your sign-ups for the dyeing workshop with Mary Kennedy on 28 March and the Lisa Walton workshop, Fantastic Fusion, on 30-31 May. You could dye your fabrics in Mary’s workshop and then use them in Lisa’s workshop!

Don’t forget that your membership subscription was due on 1 January – join now so you don’t miss out on the benefits of membership.

Image in banner is a quilt by Lisa Walton – from her Fantastic Fusion workshop.

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Membership renewal reminder

February 8, 2015 | Posted in membership | By

A message from the Membership Secretary:

Have you renewed your membership yet? 

 Should you wish to continue to receive our newsletter Connecting Threads or participate at the forthcoming AGM you need to be a current financial member for 2015 by the end of February.    With the AGM being held at the March evening meeting, there will be limited capacity to process membership payments on that night.  

The Membership Secretary will be available at the next Wonderful Wednesday meeting (18 February) or Friendly Friday (27 February) to receive payments in person.  If this is not an option, payments may be made directly into the Canberra Quilters bank account (details on the form).  Payments may be left in the locked box in the Cook Room, or mailed to the Membership Secretary.  For assistance, please contact the Membership Secretary through membership@canberraquilters.org.au or through the membership contact form.

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Membership renewals due today – 1 Jan 2015

January 1, 2015 | Posted in membership | By

Members are reminded that renewal of membership is due on 1 January. Membership dues are $53 per year (1 Jan- 31 Dec).

Membership forms are available in the CQ room, in the newsletter Connecting Threads and online from this site. Here is a link.

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