Exhibition 2019: Viewers’ Choice results

August 19, 2019 | Posted in CQ Exhibition | By

The Viewers’ Choice votes from our Annual Members’ Exhibition have been tallied and here are the results:

Quilts: #86 Beth Miller, Bird Talk;

Challenge: #130 Maureen Tolley, Wool Prices are Falling;

Creative clothing: # 140 Wendy Saclier, To Live Another Day;

Children: #143 Timothy Bielenberg, Release the Kraken

The Hangers’ Award went to #69 Sunbury by Wendy Saclier and Jenny Cook

Quilt in banner is #137  Flowers I by Jenny White

All images courtesy of Janet Cruise

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Wonderful Wednesday meeting: 21 August

August 18, 2019 | Posted in Meetings | By

The next meeting is this Wednesday, 21 August, in the Hall at the Cook Community Hub, from 9.30am until 12.30pm. It is followed by a drop-in at the Canberra Quilters room. The library is open for the first half of the drop-in.

This drop-in is also when the Appliqué Group meets. The Appliqué Group is for members who like to do appliqué – learning from each other, getting help or working on a current project. You don’t have to be part of this group to come to the drop-in.

This month we will revisit the recent exhibition – so bring along your exhibition quilts for a special show and tell.

Don’t forget to bring something for regular show & tell.

For new members, Wonderful Wednesday is held on the third Wednesday of each month except December, normally in the Hub Hall from 9.30am till 12.30pm. It is a good opportunity to do some handwork and meet for a chat. We have Raffles, Lucky Door Prize, and Name Badge Draw, some of the most wonderful morning tea fare and a themed Show and Tell plus the regular Show and Tell.

If you are a newcomer or you haven’t been for a while PLEASE come and sit at Christine’s table (WW convener) where ever that may be, until you get better acquainted with the other members.

Quilt above is Usukushi Omoidi (Beautiful Memories) by Lyn Keogh. It was awrded Best of Sho at the exhibition as well as First Place in Small Quilts (Professional) and Best Use of Colour.

The quilt in the banner is Simply Japanese by Jill Kennedy. It was awarded First Place in Small Quilts (Non-Professional).

Images by Janet Cruise.

 

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Quilt Show opens today – 15 August

August 15, 2019 | Posted in CQ Exhibition | By

The Canberra Quilters Members’ Exhibition opens today, as part of the Craft and Quilt Fair. It runs until 18 August, 10am until 4.30pm each day at EPIC, Flemington Road, Mitchell ACT.

Don’t forget the revised traffic arrangements because of the light rail.

Please come along to check out all the quilts and clothing exhibited, the sales room and also the craft fair. From 11am today on this website there will be images of quilts that have won their categories, as well as all the special awards.

At the main desk at the quilt show you can purchase a USB stick with images of all the entries in the show.

Don’t forget you can buy a ticket in the CQ raffle. Prizes include a quilt by Kay Provins (pictured), a Bernina sewing machine (value $699) or a hamper of sewing goodies.

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Extra Wednesday drop-in: 31 July

July 26, 2019 | Posted in Drop-in | By

This year July  has five Wednesdays so there will be a Tea Lady drop in this Wednesday, 31 July, from 10am until 4pm. Our Tea Lady, Christine Stewart will be hosting the drop in.

Come along to use the room – hand or machine sewing, pin a quilt, use the design wall to work out a layout or take some photos. Perhaps you need to finish your exhibition quilt or some items for the Sales Room.

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Small Japanese Projects – 24 July

July 22, 2019 | Posted in Japanese, Meetings | By

The next meeting of the Small Japanese Projects group is on 24 July, from 10am-noon, in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub.

The Small Japanese Projects interest group is for members interested in all things Japanese. Each month (or over two months) you will work on a small project, lead by a member of the group.

The meeting begins with a show and tell of what you have made, purchased or done during the previous months. It is always great to hear about your activities.

The next meeting will be a general catch up with members working on their own projects.

The meeting is followed by a drop-in until 4pm. The English Paper Piecing (EPP) group meets as part of the drop-in.

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Congratulations to member Janelle Noack

July 18, 2019 | Posted in Member News | By

Quilters Companion magazine has just announced the results of the  Quilters Companion and Brother Hall of Fame. The pool of quilts to choose from was drawn from the first 100 issues of Quilters Companion magazine and voted on by readers.

Member Janelle Noack was successful in securing the 2nd runner up position in the Medallion category, for her quilt Pinchgut Valley.

You can see all the results here.

(Quilt in banner is also by Janelle.)

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Small Japanese Projects meeting – 26 June

June 24, 2019 | Posted in Japanese | By

The next meeting of the Small Japanese Projects group is on 26 June, from 10am-noon, in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub.

The Small Japanese Projects interest group is for members interested in all things Japanese. Each month (or over two months) you will work on a small project, lead by a member of the group.

The meeting begins with a show and tell of what you have made, purchased or done during the previous months. It is always great to hear about your activities.

At our next meeting Suzie Prado will be showing us how to make the lovely origami paper geisha card she showed as a previous meeting.   For those members who have put their name down for the kit that Suzie very kindly offered to make up, the price will be $5.00.

Other requirements :

  • Good quality strong craft glue
  • Cutting board
  • Rotary Cutter for paper
  • Ruler
  • Sharp scissors for card
  • Super wipes for sticky fingers

The meeting is followed by a drop-in until 4pm. The English Paper Piecing (EPP) group meets as part of the drop-in.

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Wonderful Wednesday meeting: 19 June

June 16, 2019 | Posted in Meetings | By

The next meeting is this Wednesday, 19 June, in the Hall at the Cook Community Hub, from 9.30am until 12.30pm. It is followed by a drop-in at the Canberra Quilters room.

This drop-in is also when the Appliqué Group meets. The Appliqué Group is for members who like to do appliqué – learning from each other, getting help or working on a current project. You don’t have to be part of this group to come to the drop-in.

Don’t forget to bring something for regular show & tell.

For new members, Wonderful Wednesday is held on the third Wednesday of each month except December, normally in the Hub Hall from 9.30am till 12.30pm. It is a good opportunity to do some handwork and meet for a chat. We have Raffles, Lucky Door Prize, and Name Badge Draw, some of the most wonderful morning tea fare and a themed Show and Tell plus the regular Show and Tell.

If you are a newcomer or you haven’t been for a while PLEASE come and sit at Christine’s table (WW convener) where ever that may be, until you get better acquainted with the other members.

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Extra Wednesday drop-in: 29 May

May 26, 2019 | Posted in Drop-in | By

This year May has five Wednesdays so there will be a Tea Lady drop in this Wednesday, from 10am until 4pm. Our Tea Lady, Christine Stewart will be hosting the drop in.

Come along to use the room – hand or machine sewing, pin a quilt, use the design wall to work out a layout or take some photos.

There are also five Thursdays & Fridays in May so there are extra drop ins scheduled for the 30th & 31st, hosted by Melinda.

 

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Quilts at the Erindale Library

May 24, 2019 | Posted in exhibitions | By

A message from the convenor, Jenny Emerton:

A beautiful selection of quilts featuring floral themes is now hanging at Erindale Library.  They are very colourful and cover a range of eras and styles.  Some older favourites are included in this exhibition.  They demonstrate that flowers are an enduring inspiration for quilt makers.  Many thanks to the seven members who contributed quilts for this exhibition.

This exhibition will remain in the Library until early August.  After that I’m planning an exhibition of the work of Liz Rose.

The last exhibition for 2019 may have a ‘Stars’ theme if I can get enough stars quilts.

Please be in touch with Jenny Emerton for offers of quilts, ideas for future themes or any other matters to do with quilt exhibitions at the Library.

Erindale Library is in McBryde Crescent, Wanniassa. It is adjacent to the shopping precinct and Erindale Theatre.

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