News Flash

Due to Covid19 restrictions in the ACT,  Canberra Quilters is unable to hold the draw for its Raffle Quilt as expected on 26 September. We are looking into options for when and where we may be allowed to do this. It may be possible by the end of November or early in December, but we shall abide… Continue reading News Flash

Tentmakers of Cairo documentary showing April 1

The documentary about the Tentmakers of Cairo is showing this Friday, 1 April, at the ARC Cinema ( National Film and Sound Archive) in Acton. Session times are 11am and 7pm. Further details and bookings here. Tickets are $10/ $18. Filmmaker Kim Beamish will introduce the 7pm session.

Quilts and the Sochi Winter Olympic Games

Has anyone noticed that all the signage, volunteers’ and officials’ uniforms, athlete bibs, even the medals, are based on a diamond patchwork quilt? It is supposed to unite all the regions of Russia and it includes 16 designs representing the most famous traditional Russian arts and crafts: Uftyuzhskaya painting, Vologda lace, Gzhel and Zhostovo painting, Kubachi patterns,… Continue reading Quilts and the Sochi Winter Olympic Games

CQ Bulletin is Live!

The Canberra Quilters Bulletin was delivered to in boxes all over the country today! If you’d like to see this month’s bulletin you can find it by clicking here. If you’d like to receive the monthly bulletin via email you can sign up to it by clicking here. If you have any questions about the… Continue reading CQ Bulletin is Live!

Tentmakers Workshops

Over sixty Canberra Quilters were privileged to learn from master craftsmen Hany and Ekramy from Cairo’s Chareh El- Khiamiah: The Tentmaker’s street. Sponsor, Jenny Bowker suggested that quilters learn the basics of this style of applique as the Egyptians practise the art, so we  marked patterns with needles and awls, transferred patterns with cinnamon and… Continue reading Tentmakers Workshops