Newsletter by email…

August 19, 2013 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

Are you a member of Canberra Quilters and are you interested in receiving the newsletter, Connecting Threads by email?  If so, you can give your name and email address to Jakki Cashman or use the Contact Us section of our website to indicate that you would like to join the trial group. The committee will  monitor the response, collect any feedback and consider issues associated with emailed newsletters.

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Thank You to the Library Display Teams

August 4, 2013 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

Image source: Ronnie Chow

Hello Again, it’s your friendly Exhibition Coordinator here.  The Exhibition is only 4 sleeps away now! 

If you’ve been to one of Canberra’s great libraries recently you may have caught a glimpse of the fabulous displays that our ladies have put together to help spread the word about the Exhibition.

The displays are so lovely and bright and do a great job of showcasing the fabulous work that Canberra Quilters does. (The picture above is of the display at the Erindale Library.)

I wanted to say a big THANK YOU to all the ladies that helped put together the displays.  I really appreciate the time and effort you all went to to make them look so fabulous.  Thank you!

A quick reminder, if you have raffle tickets they need to be returned to Melinda Coupland Thorne (our Raffle Coordinator Extraordinaire) by Saturday August 10.

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Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival 2013

July 21, 2013 | Posted in Library, Uncategorized | By

Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival 2013. The catalogue of this annual event.

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Beautiful building block quilts : create improvisional quilts from one block

July 21, 2013 | Posted in Library, Uncategorized | By

Walton, Lisa (2013). Beautiful building block quilts : create improvisional quilts from one block. Uses the concept of using multiple sizes of the same block to make your quilt.

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Workshops at Canberra Quilters

June 10, 2013 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

This booking form and a deposit are needed for all workshops. See Connecting Threads for the Workshop Policy and a booking form.

Further information is available for each workshop in the menu to the left.

Please let the Workshop Coordinator know if you are interested in these workshops or would like to recommend a workshop.

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2013 Biggest Morning Tea Quilting Bee

May 27, 2013 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

The CQ Biggest Morning Tea Quilting Bee was held yesterday and over $2400 was raised for donation to the ACT Cancer Society. Here is a link to a full report and photos.


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Recent workshops

April 8, 2013 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

Jinny Beyer, giving tips for confident colour choices at her recent workshop at Canberra Quilters.

See more photos in the headings on the left.

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Canberra Quilters 2013 raffle tickets available now

April 7, 2013 | Posted in Uncategorized | 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.

 Pantone Premonition


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 are 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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Members on show at Mandelson’s of Goulburn

March 12, 2013 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

Several members of Canberra Quilters will be showing quilts at Mandelson’s of Goulburn this weekend, 16-17 March.
Claire Ayling, joint owner of Mandelson’s, is one of our sponsors through her Bali Batiks fabric business.

Quilts at Mandelson’s

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th March

10am – 4pm

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Opening Presentation on Saturday at 10.30am by Margaret Rolfe


    Evolution of Quilts

Mandelson’s of Goulburn

160 Sloane Street Goulburn. 4821 0707

Entry by Gold Coin Donation to Goulburn Anglicare


Spectacular Display of the Quilting Journey of 7 Award Winning Quilters

Jenny Bowker  Helen Gray  Ann Haddad  Beth Miller

Margaret Rolfe  Carolyn Sullivan  Judy Turner

From their first quilt to their most recent!

Available for Purchase:  
·         Bali Batik fabrics from Claire Ayling

·         Superior Threads from Julie Woods

·         Quilting supplies from Bungendore Country Patchwork
·         Quilts by Pattern- Beth Miller and Wendy Keegan

Cash Sales Only

Morning and Afternoon Tea available in Mandelson’s Historic Dining Room

Claire Ayling Bali Batiks

4821 0707 / 0421334404

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New Issue of Connecting Threads is available

March 10, 2013 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

The new issue of the CQ newsletter, Connecting Threads, was packed and posted last week. Some members have already received their copy.

It contains details of the AGM in April and a separate to the newsletter, the 2013 Exhibition Pack.  Postmark deadline for entries is 7 June 2013. The Exhibition Pack is also available on this website under the Exhibition menu item.

You need to be financial by 31 March to exhibit in the 2013 Members’ Exhibition or to sell in the Sales Room at the exhibition.

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