Postponement of raffle draw

September 23, 2021 | Posted in raffle | By

A message from the raffle co-ordinator:
Due to Covid restrictions we are unable to hold the draw for our 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 see abide by what the Health Authority tells us.

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News Flash

September 23, 2021 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

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 by what the Health Authority tells us.

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Postponed – Canberra Craft and Quilt Fair 2021

August 16, 2021 | Posted in CQ Exhibition, events | By

A message from Expertise Events about this year’s Craft and Quilt Fair:

Sadly the fair will not go ahead as planned for September. The Covid-19 situation in the ACT and surrounding NSW area continues and even if the lockdown ends by late August, the attendance of interstate exhibitors is impacted and the confidence of visitors to attend is also compromised.
In light of all these factors, we have no other choice but to reschedule the fair to Thursday to Sunday, October 21 to 24, Exhibition Park In Canberra.
We extend our warmest regards to everyone in our community, and above all stay safe.
We are pleased to advise that the Canberra Quilters Exhibition is able to run in conjunction with the fair on those new dates.
Of course the situation is changing regularly and we will send out any updates when changes happen. Please check our official website www.craftevents.com.au for the latest updates before travelling.
CQ President Katie Ley has posted in the Member’s page on Facebook:
Hi everyone – by now many of us would have received an email from Expertise Events about new dates for the Craft and Quilt Fair. This should not have been a surprise to anyone (particularly given our own situation here with lockdown, and the overall situation in Sydney).
In the coming days Valerie and the Exhibition sub-committee will be able to let us know what this is going to mean for timelines etc.
As we have maintained from the beginning of the year, we are going to be having a judged show, this doesn’t change. We just need to sort out some of the details 🙂
Keep well – Katie

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ACT COVID Lockdown extended until 2 September

August 16, 2021 | Posted in Cook premises, CQ Administration | By

Today the ACT COVID Lockdown was extended until at least 2 September. This means that Canberra Quilters in-person activities continue to be suspended for the same period. So no use of the Canberra Quilters room for anything.

Further information will be provided when it becomes available.

Don’t forget to post images of your lockdown quilting activities in the CQ Members page on Facebook. We can still keep up with each other that way!

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ACT COVID Lockdown- All CQ events cancelled until 19/8

August 12, 2021 | Posted in Cook premises, CQ Administration | By

The ACT will go into COVID lockdown at 5pm today (12 August), for 7 days.

This means that ALL Canberra Quilters events are cancelled. This includes the Modern Group tonight, Art Quilters on Saturday,  various friendship groups, Sit & Sew sessions and Wonderful Wednesday next week.

Further information will be provided when it becomes available.

 

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Exhibition (only) Entry Extension

July 23, 2021 | Posted in Call for Entries, CQ Exhibition | By

A message from Valerie Merritt, Exhibition Co-ordinator:

I know most of you are wondering if our exhibition  will go ahead in these worrying times. The committee have committed to continue with the planning and things  are definitely  progressing behind the scene so that when or if the situation improves, we will have quilts to show and hand crafted items to sell.

So this is a very friendly reminder that if you have some of those lovely hand crafted items to sell, you must submit an ‘Intention to Sell’ form by Friday 30 July 2021, (available on the CQ website). After that date an ‘Inventory Form’ will be forwarded to you with your barcodes and guidelines regarding barcode ticketing, pricing and tagging.

If you are planning on entering a quilt in the exhibition, an extension of one week has been granted.  (Note this is for entries into the Exhibition only, and is separate from submissions to the sales room)    This will give you until the Friday after the August meeting, that is Friday 6th August to get your entry in.

Please email or call me if you are having difficulties with your entry.

Valerie Merritt
Exhibition Coordinator

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CQ Exhibition Dates: back to 23-26 September

July 8, 2021 | Posted in CQ Exhibition | By

The dates for our Exhibition have reverted to the original September dates of 23th -26th.

The deadline for entries is 30th July.

 

Anyone needing help filling in the Exhibition Entry on-line form or having difficulty reducing the size of a photo is welcome to pop into our rooms between 2pm-4pm on Sunday 18th July. Our President, Katie Ley and the Exhibition Coordinator, Valerie Merrittt will both be there to help. Make sure you bring all your details, including the size of your quilt.

Some key dates are:

  • 30 July  – ​​closing date for submitting entries
  • 11 September ​​ – delivery day at CQ room at Cook
  • 22 September ​- Sales Room delivery day at EPIC
  • 23-26 September​ – Exhibition days at EPIC

AQC dates and venue have also changed again due to a number of factors (venue, AFL Grand Final affecting flights  and accommodation). It will be at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC) on December 2 to 5, 2021

 

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Dear Jane group meets 30 June

June 28, 2021 | Posted in Drop-in, What's On | By

This is a month with 5 Wednesday’s, so there is a meeting of the Dear Jane Support Group.

Here is a message from the convenor, Christine:

Dear Jane Group
Morning everyone, just a quick reminder that we have a fifth Wednesday this month and that means the Dear Jane Group will meet again this week, 10am till 12ish. The rooms will be open until 3ish, should you want to stay and work on your Dear Jane, your 45th Challenge entry or another project. You don’t have to have a Dear Jane project to attend, just come along and have a look at the progress of others and my ONE block!
If you have been in a Covid Hotspot in the past two weeks or you don’t feel well, please stay at home. You will have to wear a mask. As the room limit is 24, perhaps you had better send me an email  if you intend coming along, so that I can monitor the numbers.
Looking forward to seeing at least 24 of you on Wednesday
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Exhibition dates have changed!

June 23, 2021 | Posted in CQ Exhibition, Exhibition | By

Canberra Quilters have been advised that our exhibition dates have changed as a consequence of the Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair being moved (due to COVID, of course).

Our new dates are September 30 – October 3.

Further information on any changes to our key dates (e.g. entry date deadline), will be advised when the sub-committee and main committee have a chance to consider all the consequences of the date change.

Below is information from an email from Gary FitzRoy of Expertise Events, with details of a number of date changes. The CQ Exhibition Co-ordinator, Valerie Merritt, asked that this information be made available to members.

  • Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair moves to 1-5 September at Sydney Showgrounds, Sydney Olympic Park.
  • Australian Quilt Convention (AQC) moves to 23-26 September and has a venue change to the new section of Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
  • New Zealand Craft and Quilt Fair rolled to September 2022.

 

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Open Now: Exhibition Entries

June 4, 2021 | Posted in Connecting Threads, CQ Exhibition, Sales Room | By

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