Evening Meeting – May 5

May 1, 2016 | Posted in Meetings, raffle | By

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

This month’s guest speakers are Linden Vine and Crystal McGann, who will be talking about the Project 48 Quilt.

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.

Reminder that deposits for the CQ 40th birthday lunch on 17 July are due ($10). Payments can be made at the meeting or by EFT/ direct deposit. The latter should be references with “40th lunch”.

You can pick up raffle books for this year’s exhibition raffle. You can also sign up to sell tickets at the Addicted to Fabric Sale on 3 and 4 June. Here are the two quilts that are part of the prize list:

Raffle quilt #1

Raffle quilt #1

Raffle quilt 2016 #2

Raffle quilt 2016 #2

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Volunteers needed

April 27, 2016 | Posted in raffle, sponsor news | By

Our raffle co-ordinator Leonie has put the call out for volunteers to sell raffle tickets:

Volunteers are needed to help sell raffle tickets at the Addicted to Fabric annual sale on Friday 3 June and Saturday 4 June. If you have an hour or two to spare on the Friday between 7am and 7pm and/or the Saturday between 10am and 4pm, please contact Leonie Grigg through the details in the newsletter.  The only time no longer available is 10am to 12 noon on Friday. Your help would be appreciated.

Sell raffle tickets for an hour – pick up a bargain at the sale!

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Exhibition Raffle results – update

August 13, 2015 | Posted in CQ Exhibition, raffle | By

The exhibition raffle was drawn at 4pm on Sunday 9th August.  Canberra Quilters get the ticket owner to choose which prize they want. Now all have been contacted and the results are:

First drawn ticket- #419 Sharon McCaskell (Bernina Oxford 6 sewing machine)

2nd drawn ticket – #1204 Diane Donovan (King Size quilt ‘Bright Lights’)

3rd drawn ticket – #76 Chris Caryss ( Hamper of sewing and quilting items)

4th drawn ticket – #105 Ruth Crabb (Queen size quilt ‘Crystal Symphony’)



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Exhibition Raffle Results

August 10, 2015 | Posted in Exhibition, raffle | By

The exhibition raffle was drawn at 4pm on Sunday 9th August. The results:

First drawn ticket- #419 Sharon McCaskell

2nd drawn ticket – #1204 Diane Donovan

3rd drawn ticket – #76 Chris Caryss

4th drawn ticket – #105 Ruth Crabb

Winners will be notified by phone to discuss prize arrangements.

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Canberra Quilters’ Raffle

April 27, 2015 | Posted in CQ Exhibition, raffle | By

Each year Canberra Quilters Inc has a raffle that is drawn at the end of the exhibition (6-9 August 2015). Any money made from the raffle contributes to the running of the group, including buying supplies for Quilts for Others. QFO creates quilts for donation to community organisations.

The prizes for this year’s raffle are:

  • Queen size quilt Crystal Symphony (value $2050)
  • King size quilt Bright Lights ($1750)
  • Bernina Oxford 6 sewing machine (value $699)
  • Hamper of Sewing/ Quilting items ($250)

First drawn ticket gets first choice of prizes, second drawn ticket gets choice of remaining prizes, and so on.

Tickets are $2 each and are available through members and local quilting shops and at Canberra Quilters meetings.

Here are the two quilts:

Raffle quilt Bright Lights_web

King size quilt – Bright Lights by Janet Cruise, quilted by Carolyn Conlan of History in the Making

Raffle quilt Crystal Symphony_web

Queen size quilt by Frayed Edges friendship group, quilted by Gemma Jackson of Pretty Bobbins



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Raffle Results

August 25, 2014 | Posted in CQ Exhibition, raffle | By

The Canberra Quilters raffle was drawn at the end of the exhibition, yesterday 24 August.

Here are the results:

1st drawn ticket – #3931, Sue Hunt chose the quilt

2nd drawn ticket – #1618, Rebecca Davis chose the Kingfisher Design Wall from Brindabella Quilting Systems

3rd drawn ticket – #0311, Lyn Baldwin received the remaining prize of the Bernina 700D Overlocker

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Exhibition Reminders – Delivery Day 9 August

August 7, 2014 | Posted in CQ Exhibition, raffle | By

This Saturday is exhibit delivery day – quilts and creative clothing. You deliver them to the Canberra Quilters room between 9am and 4.30pm.

Your quilt or CC will be checked in, measured, tagged and sorted, ready for photography, judging and hanging. Please make sure your quilt has an appropriate hanging sleeve and has a label on the back with the quilt name, your name and contact details. The sleeve instructions are here  Clothing needs to be labelled as well, and delivered on a hanger in a garment bag, or a labelled bag if it is an accessory.

You can check you roster shifts when you deliver your items, drop off your raffle books and money and buy a pre-paid entry ticket.

An important change for the volunteer rostering is that we will NOT be having ticketed entry as previously advised, as Expertise Events decided not to go with tis option. Instead we will be using the door list system as has been the case in previous years. If you are unsure how this works contact one of the exhibition sub-committee, listed on the front cover of the exhibition pack or to blog@canberraquilters.org.au

Delivery Day for Sales Room items is 20 August, at EPIC, between 10am and 1pm.


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Canberra Quilters Exhibition – raffle results

August 13, 2013 | Posted in CQ Exhibition, raffle | By

At 4.00 pm Sunday we drew our Exhibition raffle.
We don’t nominate first, second and third prizes, but allow the first-drawn ticket buyer to choose their prize. The second drawn ticket-buyer chooses between the remaining prizes and the third-drawn ticket buyer get the remaining prize.

1. M. Christopherson,#623, of Nicholls, chose the quilt
2. J. Green, #1000,  of North Lyneham, chose the ‘Kingfisher Design Wall’ from Brindabella Quilting Systems
3. P. Matthews, #1486, of Goulburn, wins the Bernina 700D overlocker.

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Canberra Quilters 2013 Raffle tickets available now

April 7, 2013 | Posted in CQ Exhibition, raffle | By

This is the raffle quilt for 2013, Pantone Premonition. It was made by Barbara Cutmore and Raylee Bielenberg. It was quilted by Raylee Bielenberg of Sunflower Quilting. It is based on the Robbing Peter to Pay Paul block and using white and variations of the Pantone Colour of the Year for 2013 – Emerald Green. The quilt is 251cm square.


The winner of the Canberra Quilters Inc Members Exhibition raffle gets to choose from three prizes:
The quilt “Pantone Premonition” valued at $2700, or
a Bernina 700D overlocker, valued at $699, kindly donated by Bernina Australia, or
a Kingfisher 65″x 65″ Design Wall valued at $240, kindly donated by Jackie McNab of Brindabella Quilting.
The remaining prizes will go to the second and third drawn tickets.
The raffle will be drawn at 4.00pm on Sunday 11 August 2013 at the close of the Canberra Quilters Inc Members’ Exhibition.

This year (until 1 August and within Australia only) you can buy books of 10 tickets by post for $10 each, paid by cheque or money order made out to Canberra Quilters Inc – NO CASH PLEASE!

Send a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope* (for return of the tickets) with your cheque or money order to Canberra Quilters Inc, PO Box 935, JAMISON CENTRE, ACT 2614.

Single tickets will be available at Canberra Quilters Inc regular meetings from 4 April:
Evening Meeting, 7.30 pm 1st Thursday of the month;
ROWmakers Day Meeting, 10.00am on 2nd Wednesday of the month;
Wonderful Wednesdays Day Meeting, 9.30 am 3rd Wednesday of the month;
Friendly Fridays Day Meeting, 10.00am 4th Friday of every month;
and at participating shops.

* Please note that if no SASE is included then only 9 tickets will be sent as $1 will be deducted for post and handling.

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Raffle drawn – results

August 13, 2012 | Posted in raffle | By

The Exhibition Raffle was drawn at 4.00pm on Sunday. Winning ticket-holders get to choose which prize they wish to take.
First-drawn ticket, 00381 (Sue Bourke), chose the Bernina Overlocker Model 700D.
Second-drawn ticket, 03286 (Fiona Hammond), chose the Kingfisher Design Wall from Brindabella Quilting Systems.
The third-drawn ticket, 04574 (Christine Bell, received the quilt ‘Batik Rhapsody’, made by Janet Cruise and Elizabeth Rose, quilted by Jenny Bowker.
Congratulations to our winners.

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