ROWmakers resumes in 2021

February 13, 2021 | Posted in Row-by-row Challenge | By

This week the ROWmakers design group resumed meeting, with COVIDSafe rules in place. Because we didn’t get much happening for our 10th year in 2020, the same ingredients and “rules” apply for 2021.

At the first draw on Wednesday these were the ingredients drawn out-

Yellow, Triangle, Music Group/Artist

The next meeting is on Wednesday 10 March, 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. You must book your place to meet the COVIDSafe requirements. Bookings for next month will be on the website towards the end of this month

So here is last year’s post, to refresh your memory and offer some ideas-

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 or quilt-related project, over the course of the year, using ingredients drawn at random each month.

This year is the 10th year this has been run and the ingredients fall into three categories – colour, shape and theme. The latter has new options and is based on social themes. Each month one item is drawn from each category.

As mentioned in the email from our co-ordinator, Joanne …

We came up with some  approaches:

  •  Children’s quilts were popular so Fairy Tales/Nursery Rhymes, Cartoons or Movies would be an option for the whole year.
  • Liz suggested if you wanted to do a travel quilt you could chose TV Shows and use “Getaway”.
  • Song lyrics was another suggestion. (“Somewhere over the Rainbow” – and then you could just do the colour!) Another was to base a quilt on the work of a favourite artist.
  • I’m doing a Cat quilt and finding cats in each theme. You could do the same for a House quilt or a Christmas quilt. 
  • You can expand the scope of the category. Zodiac could be western star signs, Chinese horoscope animals, the associated elements (earth, fire, air, water, metal, wood) and the associated gemstones, flowers and colours.
  • Or you could do what a couple of our members have been known to do and ignore the whole category. And then someone in the group will see the block and come up with a connection anyway!I hope everyone has fun and if you’re stuck there’s always Google. (I googled cats and myths and got witches – easy.) 

The full list of ‘rules’ and instructions is available here. (ROW=Rowdy on Wednesday)

 

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Library open at Evening Meeting: 4 February

February 3, 2021 | Posted in Library, Meetings | By

Just another quick reminder that we are having our first meeting in the hall for 12 months this week on Thursday evening. We will have the library available, so come along, return your books and pick up some more inspiration.

The library will be open before and after the meeting. COVIDSafe rules apply. You can return books in the library dropbox. Returned books aren’t available for immediate re-borrowing. Access to the library shelves is limited by distance rules, but you will get your turn!  Borrowing limit is now 20 items.

 

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Face-to-face meetings return in February

January 29, 2021 | Posted in Meetings | By

The February e-bulletin came out this morning with the great news that face-to-face meetings return in February, within the COVIDSAFE rules. Here is an extract of the bulletin with all the details:

Great news, we are returning to face to face meetings in February. Appropriate COVID safe precautions will be in force and of course our plans are subject to government policy changes on COVID, but we are going to be holding a meeting in the hall at Cook on Thursday evening, February 4th, starting at 7.30pm. The Wonderful Wednesday on Wednesday 17th will also be in the hall starting at 9.30amand Friendly Friday in our room on Friday 26th.

We are required to keep a list of attendees for insurance purposes and also for COVID tracking. We now have a QR code which can be used as you enter the hall or room to register using the Check in CBR app if you have that on your smart phone. The app allows you to check in guests so if you are coming with a member who does not use a smart phone you can check in for both of you. If you do not use the app you will need to do a manual check-in on entry. For ease of record keeping we would also appreciate it if members who are intending to come could book in online before hand, you can do this at our meeting checkin (see links below).

Any member who would like to attend on the Thursday or Wednesday may do so, whether or not they book in, but it will make the entry to the hall must speedier if you can book if at all possible. Because Friendly Friday is held in the room numbers will be limited to 24, so please book for that so you won’t miss out. If you would feel more comfortable wearing a mask please bring your own, we will provide hand sanitizer.

We look forward to seeing you again.

Meeting bookings:
To book to attend a meeting click below:

  1. Thursday evening
  2. Wonderful Wednesday
  3. Friendly Friday

Sit and Sew:
The Sit and Sew booking sheet for February is now available on the website. Although the attendance limit is now 24 we are still asking you to book for these sessions. You can download the conditions for using the room here: Covid-19 Safety Plan

View calendar for February

To book a space at one of the sessions click here:  Booking form

You can also book by going to our website and clicking the link on the calendar page.

Although we are happy for you to book for more that one session if the demand is high we may have to limit the number of sessions that can be attended by any particular member.

2021 Membership payment
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. We also plan to have payment days at the Cook rooms on library and QFO drop-off days.

 

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Request for quilts to hang at Erindale Library

January 28, 2021 | Posted in exhibitions, modern quilters | By

Elaine White is seeking Modern Quilts to hang at Erindale Library for
the next exhibition there, from early February to early May.

Quilts must have a hanging sleeve, with no side larger than 230 cm.  A title, and a short paragraph about the quilt or its maker is also appreciated.  Label preferred but not essential.

Can you please contact Elaine to offer your quilt and organise pickup/drop off? Her contact details are in our newsletter, Connecting Threads.

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Library Day & Membership Renewals: Saturday 16 January

January 12, 2021 | Posted in Library, membership | By

Our next Library day will be from 10.00 to 12.30 on Saturday 16 January 2021 , no booking required. Our librarian, Beth, has some new books which will be available for loan. You can now borrow up to 20 items, so there are plenty of opportunities to inspire you.

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.

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Welcome 2021- Sit and Sews resume

January 8, 2021 | Posted in Cook premises, Drop-in, Library, modern quilters | By

Members – Welcome to 2021. We are still operating with COVIDSAFE restrictions, but the room has reopened for use. Check out the calendar for details.

Membership renewals are due now. Membership runs for the calendar year and you need to renew early to be eligible for the AGM & entering the Annual Members’ Exhibition. Renew online here

Sit and Sews have resumed and you can make your online bookings here. There is one next Monday & Wednesday.

The Modern Group meets on Thursday evening, bookings required of course.

The library day will be held on Saturday, 16 January, from 10am – 12.30pm. You can borrow up to 20 items. No booking required, but COVID hygiene & spacing rules apply.

Some of our members gathered this week to do the annual deep clean. Here is an image of some of the workers:

 

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Saturday 12 December: Library Day, Membership, Blankets of Love

December 8, 2020 | Posted in Library, membership | By

Our next Library day will be from 10.00 to 12.30 on Saturday 12th December , no booking required. Our librarian Beth has some new books which will be available for loan. You can now borrow up to 20 items, so there is plenty of opportunities to inspire you over the Christmas break.

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.

Also on 12 December, Kay Provins, the Blankets of Love co-ordinator, will be in the car park at Cook between 9.30 and 10.30 to accept your donations. She is the one in a blue Mazda! Details on how to make a Blanket of Love were in the recent newsletter. If you can’t make it to the car park, they can be dropped at Kay’s, left with Cornelia, or in the room at a Sit & Sew.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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