You can bring a sewing machine or work by hand, participate in projects and small learning sessions or do whatever you bring along, as well as enjoy great quilty-minded company. Come along and join us.
|Location:||Greenhills Conference Centre, Cotter|
|Dates:||10am Friday 11 October 2019 to 4pm Sunday 13 October 2019|
|Costs:||Weekend Package- 3 days/ 2 nights, arrival from 10am Friday||$240|
|Overnight package- 2 days/ 1 night incl 2 x lunch, 1 x dinner, accommodation (1 night), 1 x breakfast||$140|
|Day stay (includes lunch and snacks) 1 day||$35|
Deposit $50 (fully refundable up to 1 October – subject to minimum numbers reached), then regular payments at monthly meetings or electronically.
Please email Marcia if you would like more info or to book a spot.
One of Canberra Quilters sponsors, Treasured Textiles, is having a sale this Sunday 17 February, from 10am until 4pm. It is being held at Macarthur Scout Hall, Coyne St, Macarthur, next to the MPower Dome. There is off-street parking, and it is near good coffee shops at Chisholm and Gowrie.
There will be lots of lovely 100% cotton Bali batik fabrics for sale at $15 per metre (minimum cut half a metre), lots of fat quarters at $4 each or 6 for $20, plus a good range of fat quarter packs and jelly rolls. Quite a few threads for sale – several types of Superior Threads plus some Mettler and Gutermann There will also be some crazy patch packs, with colour coordinated fabric and embellishments, for small projects such as bags and cushions.
View a small range of fabrics on the Treasured Textiles Facebook page
Canberra Quilters members Beth and Trevor Reid, Helen Gray, Carolyn Sullivan and Dianne Firth are part of the Australia Wide 6 Exhibition which runs at The Q from February 11, until 9 March 2019. They will be giving a floor talk about their work on Saturday 2 March 12 noon – 1pm. Dianne will also include an overview of the exhibition.
Image in banner is by Beth and Trevor Reid
Entries are now open for Art Quilt Australia 2019, a biennial juried exhibition for textile artists resident in Australia and New Zealand and OZQN members worldwide. Entries close on 31 May 2019. Submission is via the online entry form only.
Art Quilt Australia, which includes Expressions: the Wool Quilt Prize, seeks to promote excellence and innovation in contemporary art quilts in Australia. There is over $6000 in prizes, comprising:
$3000 for Expressions: The Wool Quilt Prize, for a wool quilt The winner of the Expressions prize is acquired by the National Wool Museum for its permanent collection;
$3000 for the non-acquisitive OZQN Award of Excellence, which is open to all quilts; and
$500 awards for Highly Commended in both categories.
Art Quilt Australia will be on exhibition at the National Wool Museum, Geelong from 6 September until 15 December 2019 and tour to Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, Lilydale, Victoria from 8 February-16 May 2020. See the AQA 2019 Conditions of Entry for further information. https://www.ozquiltnetwork.org.au/exhi…/art-quilt-australia/
(Image in banner is by Beth an Trevor Reid and is in the Australia Wide 6 Exhibition, also under the auspices of Ozquilt Network. This exhibition is currently on at The Q in Queanbeyan.)
The next meeting is 14 February, from 7.30pm, in the CQ room at the Cook Community Hub.
We aim to encourage members to learn about, discuss and experiment with the principles of the Modern Quilt movement. Graphic styles, clear modern colours and renewed simplicity in quilting are sweeping the world!
Bring along show & tell, as well as what you are working on now!
The ROWmakers is a design group that meets once a month on the second Wednesday, February – December. The purpose of the group is to design and make a unique quilt-related project, over the course of the year, using ingredients drawn at random each month. This year’s ingredients are based on our original list from 2011. It will be interesting to see how much we’ve changed in 9 years.
The first meeting of the year is on Wednesday 13 February, 10am for a 10.30am start, in the CQ room at the Cook Community Hub. It is followed by a drop-in, until 4pm. So you can stay all day to sew.
A quilt (or another item) is made over the year by each member making their own rows, or blocks or items like bags. A list of ingredients is released at the beginning of the year and at each meeting three items are chosen to incorporate into that month’s design challenge. One will be a colour, one will be a shape and the third will be a motif. Not all three ingredients have to be included, two will be enough. With the motif category, you may decide to choose one at the beginning of the year for the whole quilt and then ignore the motif ingredient drawn out each month.
A full list of the guidelines and instructions is available here.
This is the list we will be choosing from this year. February’s choices will be posted after the meeting.
(Image in banner is a quilt top by Karin Malmberg from the 2018 Rowmakers challenge.)
The next Quilts for Others (QFO) working bee is on 12 February, from 10am until 2.30pm, in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub.
QFO makes quilts to donate to charities and organizations in the Canberra region. In 2017 over 300 quilts were made and donated and 270+ in 2018.
If you would like to join us at a working bee you would be most welcome. There are plenty of jobs to be done: hand sewing, machine sewing, pinning and other tasks.
Bring your lunch if you plan to stay for the day. Morning tea is provided.
QFO regularly receives donations of fabric, for which we are very grateful. At present we are in need of fabric suitable for backings. Lengths of one metre or larger are suitable, but we cannot use furnishing fabrics.
The dates for the first working bees in 2019 are: February 12, March 12, April 9.
To all members using the CQ room and the Hall at Cook – there has been a change in the company monitoring the security at Cook Community Hub. It is now CXI – on the very rare occasion a member may need to speak to the security company phone 1300 798 365 and quote site name Cook Community Hub and site number 8609000 They will ask for a password and the volunteer in charge of the room at the time will have that.
The names of who in Canberra Quilters to contact when things go wrong – e.g. power outage, are on a list on the whiteboard to the right of the sink in our room.
For those volunteers who were unable to get to the November sessions some additional times have been scheduled. On Thursday 14th at 10am and Thursday 21st at 7:30pm Helen Rose will be in Canberra Quilters room at Cook to go through what volunteers need to know about our rooms. RSVP would be appreciated to Helen.
The evening meeting is this Thursday, 7 February, 7pm for a 7.30pm start, in the Hall at the Cook Community Hub. The meeting starts with formal committee (and other) reports and news, followed by an activity.
Membership Renewal- Don’t forget membership fee was due on 1 January. Renew at the meeting or online. You need to be a member to stand for the AGM in March. You also need to be a member by 31 March in order to exhibit or sell at the Annual Exhibition in August.
The library fund raising sale is on. Funds raised go to future library purchases. Donations of books, patterns, DVDs, quilting knick knacks are welcome (no fabric or magazines). Books excess to the library, and donated books and other media will be for sale in the Hall, for reasonable prices. Unsold items will be for sale at the February Wonderful Wednesday meeting. Come along to pick up a bargain!
Joan Porta will be speaking about the Blankets of Love program. Joan has handed over the co-ordinator’s baton to Kay Provins.
Please bring something along for show & tell. We all like to see what everyone is working on.
All the usual meeting fun – lucky door prize, badge draw, raffle and regular show and tell. Don’t forget to stay and chat over a cuppa and check out the show and tell.
Library will be open at this meeting – if you can drag yourself away from the sale!