Library Day – Saturday, 14 November

November 10, 2020 | Posted in Library, membership | By

Our next Library day will be from 10.00 to 12.30 on Saturday 14th November, no booking required. Our librarian Beth has some new books which will be available for loan.

Our Membership Secretary, Helen, will be present at the library day if you prefer to renew your membership for 2021 in person. She will have new cards for those who have already renewed

Membership for 2021 can be renewed online, by direct deposit or by sending a cheque to the Membership Secretary. If you make a direct deposit, please make sure you let the Membership Secretary know your details.

Read More →

Library Day – 17 October

October 13, 2020 | Posted in Library, membership | By


Our next Library day will be from 10.00 to 12.30 on Saturday 17th October, no booking required. Our librarian Beth has some new books which will be available for loan.

Our Membership Secretary, Helen, will be present at the library day if you prefer to renew your membership for 2021 in person.

Membership for 2021 can be renewed online, by direct deposit or by sending a cheque to the Membership Secretary. If you make a direct deposit, please make sure you let the Membership Secretary know your details.

Read More →

QFO Working Bee – 13 October

October 12, 2020 | Posted in QFO | By

Quilts for Others group is having a working bee on Tuesday October 13th from 10am-1pm. There will be hand sewing and pinning of quilts, no machine use. Bookings are essential – info is below the calendar on the website. COVID 19 social distancing & safety rules apply.

If you have a quilt to drop off or would like a quilt to work on, this is your opportunity. As mentioned in the September Connecting Threads, QFO have lots of quilt tops waiting for you to quilt! Room entry will be limited. COVID 19 safety rules apply.

Read More →

Library Day on Saturday 19 September

September 15, 2020 | Posted in Cook premises, Library, membership | By

There’s is another library session on Saturday 19th Sept. 10.00-12.30 in the CQ room.

Membership Secretary, Helen Druett, will also be there so that folks can renew their membership for 2021

There are new books available and the titles are listed in the latest two issues of Connecting Threads (June & September). Beth has increased the limit on the number of items that members can borrow.

Borrowing will be permitted – members will be asked to do this quickly as only a few members will be able to access the cupboards at any one time due to spacing restrictions.  Returned books cannot be borrowed as they will need to be quarantined/ sanitized.

COVID Safety Procedures are being followed for this room opening – washing/ sanitising your hands, social distancing etc.

Read More →

QFO Working Bee – 8 September

September 4, 2020 | Posted in QFO | By

The Quilts for Others group is having a working bee on Tuesday 8 September from 10am-1pm. Bookings are essential – info is below the calendar on the website. COVID 19 social distancing & safety rules apply.

If you have a quilt to drop off or would like a quilt to work on, this is your opportunity. As mentioned in the September Connecting Threads, QFO have lots of quilt tops waiting for you to quilt! Room entry will be limited. COVID 19 safety rules apply.

 

 

Read More →

September Evening Meeting via Zoom – 3 September

September 2, 2020 | Posted in Meetings | By

The next evening meeting is tomorrow night.

To join the meeting click below on Thursday evening. You don’t need a password to join the meeting.

Katie Ley is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting – virtual meeting room will open 07:20 PM on Thursday
Join Meeting

Meeting ID: 876 0910 5537

Read More →

Connecting Threads September 2020 + Exhibition Announcement

September 1, 2020 | Posted in Connecting Threads, Exhibition | By

This morning members should have received the electronic version of the September 2020 issue of Connecting Threads.

There is information about the shutdown and room use, as well as columns from the usual contributors. There is no exhibition information in the newsletter as it was too fluid a situation to bring up to date information to members.

A few days ago the decision was taken to cancel the exhibition and President Katie sent a message to all members, via email. Here is the content:

During the committee meeting on Wednesday August 26th, the decision was taken to postpone the Canberra Quilters Inc. Exhibition until 2021.
 
Please understand that this does not mean that there won’t be a Canberra Craft and Quilt Fair on at that time. Expertise Events are still planning on holding the fair from November 5-8 2020.
 
This decision has not been taken lightly and has been done so for a variety of reasons.
 
Firstly, there is a great deal of uncertainty around the COVID-19 situation across Australia. With the situation in Victoria, the continued border closures, and the need to monitor the changeable “hot-spot” travel restrictions, it makes predicting the overall situation challenging. As we know from our experience with the rooms, creating and managing a COVID-19 Plan is a very complex exercise, and the number of variables with the exhibition made this process very challenging.
 
Secondly, BERNINA Australia, the principal sponsor of the Best of Australia Award, has announced there will be no Best of Australia award for 2020. The quilts judged as Best of Show in each state and territory during 2019 will be held over until 2021. There will be no BERNINA Best of Show winners during 2020. We supported this decision by BERNINA, and while we had moved to a different format of exhibition which would allow us to have an exhibition of members work, it was not going to be a formally judged show. This had the potential to create challenges when it came to exhibiting the quilts in 2021.
 
Finally, and most importantly, we have a membership with a variety of challenges which place them in the vulnerable category. As a responsible organisation we must place the health and safety of our members at the core of what we do.
 
It would have been an easy thing to postpone the exhibition earlier in the year when many of the other guilds took their decisions. We have deliberately waited until as late as we possibly could in hope that the overall COVID-19 situation would allow us to go ahead. Unfortunately, this is not going to be the case.
 
If you have any questions or comments about the decision, there will be an opportunity to raise them at the next general meeting on Thursday September 3rd at 7.30pm. At this meeting we will also talk through the plans for the 2020 Challenge Quilts.
 
The link for the September meeting will be sent out with the Bulletin on Monday.
 
Many thanks for your patience and support.Katie Ley
President
Canberra Quilters

Read More →

RNCAS Spring Craft Challenge

August 21, 2020 | Posted in Call for Entries | By

The Royal National Capital Agricultural Society is holding a Spring Craft Challenge. It is based at the Hall Pavilion.

Date details are available here and the schedule & entry can be accessed from that page. Plenty of opportunities for quilters, creators of wearable art, knitters….all the crafts.

Read More →

ROWmakers final ingredients announced

August 13, 2020 | Posted in Row-by-row Challenge | By

ROWmakers design group has been communicating via email since the shutdown of meetings.

Each month two sets of ingredients were released, with the final two sets released on Wednesday, 12th August. Here is the full set:

Round 1 – PINK; OCTAGON; LEGEND/MYTH

Round 2 – YELLOW; DIAMOND; CARTOON

Round 3 – RED; HEART; ZODIAC

Round 4 – ORANGE; TRIANGLE; BOOK

Round 5 – GREY; FAN; MUSIC ARTIST/GROUP

Round 6 – WHITE; RECTANGLE; ART

Round 7 – TURQUOISE; SQUARE; SAYING

Round 8 – GREEN; CIRCLE/CURVE; POETRY

Round 9 – PURPLE; HEXAGON; MOVIE

Round 10 – BLACK; STAR; TV SHOW

Round 11 – BROWN; ELLIPSE; SONG

Round 12 – BLUE; IRREGULAR; FAIRY TALE/NURSERY RHYME

Looking forward to seeing some responses soon.

 

Read More →

Library Day on Saturday, 15 August

August 12, 2020 | Posted in Cook premises, Library | By

Another Library session is planned for the room this Saturday , 15 August  (10am-2pm).

Borrowing will be permitted – members will be asked to do this quickly as only a few members will be able to access the cupboards at any one time due to spacing restrictions.  Returned books cannot be borrowed as they will need to be quarantined.

COVID Safety Procedures are being followed for this room opening – washing/ sanitising your hands, social distancing etc.

Read More →