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
Jan-Maree Hall is the founder & co-ordinator of Aussie Hero Quilts and laundry bags – an organisation set up to make quilts and laundry bags to send to Aussie service men and women currently serving overseas and to express gratitude for their service. Some members of Canberra Quilters have made quilts and bags for this… Continue reading Aussie Hero Quilts & Laundry Bags
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.
TITLE: Quilting… just a little bit crazy : a marriage of traditional & crazy quilting AUTHOR: Aller, Allie & Bothell, Valerie DESCRIPTION: Fun new ways to make any quilt a little bit crazy. Lots of tips on hand and machine embroidery, and how to combine crazy quilting with machine piecing – plus new ways to… Continue reading New items for November 2014
The NSW Guild has provided information about their upcoming show, which is being held on 9 to 13 July. You can download the information by clicking this link: Transport info and Site Map for State Guilds and VIPs
The Modern Quilts group meets this Thursday, 10 April, at 7.30pm. Michelle and Jenny are unable to make the meeting so the stand-in leaders are Gemma Jackson and Jan Kates. Gemma has something special to show everyone: Binding quilts is my least favourite part of quilting. At one point I realised that I was accumulating… Continue reading Modern Quilts meeting – 10 April
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
Merry Christmas everyone – did you get some quilting goodies in your gifts today? Enjoy the day with family and friends.
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!
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