Members are reminded that renewal of membership is due on 1 January. Membership dues rise to $53 per year (1 Jan- 31 Dec) on 1 Jan. You can pay the current rate of $50 if you renew/ join before the end of 2014.
Membership forms are available in the CQ room, in the newsletter Connecting Threads and online from this site. Here is a link.
The evening meeting on 4 December is the target date for all those who took the UFO pledge and committed to finish a UFO quilt project this year. The completed quilts and their stories will be revealed at the meeting, which starts at 7.30pm in the Cook Community Hub Hall.
Even if you haven’t completed your pledge quilt – bring along your progress effort so we can all see what you have achieved.
The evening meeting is the last for the calendar year and will have all the usual fun of show & tell, raffles, lucky door prize and name badge draw. You can also renew your membership (at the old rate!) and return your completed survey.
In order to have a big show & tell to wrap up the year why not bring a quilt you have finished this year, or something you have started in one of the workshops this year – inspire and enthuse us for next year.
In keeping with our tradition of giving, members may bring unwrapped toys, or gift vouchers, to be placed in a basket at the meeting. These will be passed on to one of the charities.
The library will be open in the CQ room, after the meeting. Members can borrow books, magazines and DVDs and keep them until the February meeting – something to while away the hours if it is too hot to quilt. Supper will be available in the hallway outside our room – come for some Christmas cake.
(Christmas Banner, designed by Elizabeth Rose in EQ7)
Canberra Quilters Inc membership/financial year runs from 1 January until 31 December each year. If you haven’t renewed yet then now is the time!
You need to be a member by 31 March in order to vote at the AGM or stand for committee at the AGM in April. March 31st is also the deadline for membership if you wish to exhibit or sell in the annual exhibition later in the year. You also need to be a member to borrow from the CQ extensive library. Don’t miss out on all the benefits of membership.
Go to the membership page on the website for further details.
The first evening meeting of 2014 is on Thursday 6 February, 7.15pm, for a 7.30 start, in the Cook Community Hub Hall. Generally a lot of members come to this meeting – catching up with friends, renewing membership (it was due on 1 January) and returning library books. It is often hot – so you might want to bring a fan!
This is the meeting where sponsors and accredited teachers outline their plans for the year – what classes are coming up, special tutors visiting, gadgets and fabric collections that are expected in.
The CQ librarian, Beth, has let me know some of the new books going into the library that night. Keep your eye out for:
Errea, Grace and Osterfeld, Meridith (2012). Impressionist applique : exploring value & design to create artistic quilts. Discover how value creates a focal point, develops dimensionality, and lends a painterly effect on your quilt. Learn how to choose fabrics with value in mind to achieve different effects.
Greenberg, Brioni (2013). 25 ways to sew jelly rolls, layer cakes & charm packs. Create stunning modern quilts from gorgeous pre-cut fabric bundles including jelly rolls, layer cakes and charm packs.
The big book of baby quilts (2013). An abundance of baby quilts – 87 in all! Find dozens of ways to welcome that special little one!
House, Cherri (2013). Urban views : 12 quilts inspired by city living. This book picks up where ‘City quilts’ (we have this in our collection already) , left off, exploring new fabric choices, new blocks, new skills, and new cities.
Eskridge, Jen (2013). Hexagons made easy : machine techniques for exceptional quilts. A great alternative to English paper piecing. Learn to use hexagons two ways: appliqued onto a background or stitched together without a background for a two-sided quilt.
Wright, Eileen (2013). More twist-and-turn bargello quilts : strip piece 10 new projects. The sequel to ‘Twist-and-turn bargello quilts’ that we also have in the collection. These designs appear to wiggle, bend and turn.
Sudo, Kumiko (2006). Kake-jiku : images of Japan in applique, fabric origami, and sashiko. Kumiko Sudo invites you to create quilt blocks or home accents styled after traditional Japanese ‘kake-jiku’ or display scrolls.
The usual activities of lucky door prize, name badge draw, raffles, and ‘show and tell’ will all return.
Happy New Year everyone.
Have you made a quilting New Year resolution?
Perhaps you could sign up for the UFO pledge to help get something finished? Or sign on for a workshop to try something new – see the workshops tab on the website menu bar. Or come to a different meeting or drop-in to meet some new members? Or borrow some books from the library? Or enter a quilt in the exhibition?
Canberra Quilters has plenty to offer in 2014. Membership fee is due now.
(The banner image for this post is from one of the quilts made for QFO.)
Members are reminded that Canberra Quilters’ membership operates on the calendar year, so renewals are due now. A form was published in the last issue of Connecting Threads and is available in the CQ room.
You can also renew online by going to the membership tab on the website menu bar.
The Wonderful Wednesday meeting is this Wednesday, starting at 9.30am in the Cook Community Hub Hall. It is the final WW meeting of the year so we will be celebrating Christmas.
Membership dues for 2014 are payable by 1 January 2014. The Membership Secretary will be at the meeting to accept your payment.
Please bring a plate of food to share for morning tea and to decorations for your table. The usual raffles and name badge draw and lucky door prize.
Members are encouraged to bring some personal care products such as shampoo, conditioner, shower gels, moisturizer. These are donated to women’s refuges at Christmas time. The December evening meeting accepts unwrapped toys and gift vouchers – these go to the children at the refuges.
Members who have completed their UFO pledge quilt are encouraged to bring it along for show & tell. The final reveal date for this year’s pledge quilts is the evening meeting on 5 December so there is still time for completion and the next two Wednesday afternoon drop-ins are set aside to help with pledge quilts.
The WW meeting is a sit and sew meeting. So bring along some hand work to keep you fingers busy. Here are some images from last month’s meeting, including results from the Tentmakers’ workshop and purchases of quilts made by the Tentmakers.
Canberra Quilters financial year runs from 1 January until 31 December.
Membership fees for 2013 are due now. Forms are available elsewhere on this site, in the newsletter Connecting Threads or in our meeting room at Cook.
As well as the usual benefits of membership like using the library and our meeting room, attending meetings and other events, you need to renew by 31 March in order to exhibit in this year’s members exhibition or to sell in the Sales Room at the exhibition.
The AGM is coming up in April so you need to be financial in order to vote or to stand for a position on the committee.
This is the final evening meeting for the year. It is also the meeting for the reveal of the Mini-Quilt Challenge. The theme is “Stars”. The item needs to be no larger than 24 inches in any dimension and represent the theme is some way. It could be through fabric choice or the overall design.
You also have the opportunity to attach a 300 word story relating to the quilt.
A toy drive is being conducted for local women’s refuges. Baskets will be available at the meeting for you to drop off new (UNWRAPPED) toys.
The library is open from 7.00pm, closing at meeting start time of 7.30pm and re-opening after the formal part of the meeting is finished.
Also a reminder that membership fees are due. Canberra Quilters membership runs for the calendar year. Membership fees are accepted at the meeting or through the post. Annual fee is $46, Junior Member is $16.50.
It is time to renew your membership, especially if you want to enter a quilt in the members’ exhibition in August and/or sell goods in the sales room. The deadline for membership is midnight on 31 March 2010. If you are posting your renewal, we will deem the postmark date on the envelope ad the date received; it must be no later than 31 March 2010.
Download Membership Form & Information.