ROYAL CANBERRA SHOW – 28 February – 1 March at Exhibition Park in Canberra

January 1, 2020 | Posted in Call for Entries, exhibitions | By

Valerie has reminded us that electronic entries are still open for the Crafts Expo at the Royal Canberra Show.  All entries must be received by 4pm 10 January 2020.

The maximum quilt size is 240cm, except for the Miniature class.

Don’t just look at the Quilting/ Patchwork classes (categories). You may find something in Sewing (e.g. 806 Fabric carry bag – fashion or utility) or Textile Arts and Millinery (e.g. 905 – any textile item/ mixed media/ wall hanging including techniques such as hand painting, dyeing, printing, stitching, beading), or Miscellaneous Crafts. There is again a theme class, within each section, and for 2020it is  – MARKET GARDENS

Categories for 2020 are:-

SPECIAL CHALLENGE OPEN TO ALL

  1. 750.Any exhibit depicting your interpretation of ‘Market Gardens’ (attach a story of no more than 50 words of your interpretation)
  2. 751.The Scarecrow Challenge – Any item of quilting or patchwork depicting a scarecrow

BEGINNERS (with less than 2 years experience)

  1. 752.  Any exhibit of Quilting and Patchwork

NON PROFESSIONAL (with more than 2 years experience)

  1. 753.Traditional Quilt, including those featuring Appliqué
  2. 754.Miniature Quilt
  3. 755.ModernQuilt
  4. 756.Creative Garment and Creative Article
  5. 757.Art and Mixed Media Quilt

PROFESSIONAL

758. 758.Any exhibit of Quilting and Patchwork

SENIOR (Non Professional, 65 Years and over as at 11 January 2020

759. Any Quilt made by entrant

STUDENT (18 Years and under as at 11 January 2020 – Attach Date of Birth to each exhibit)

760 Any exhibit of Quilting and Patchwork made and quilted by student

STUDENT (12 Years and under as at 11 January 2020– Attach Date of Birth to each exhibit)

761. Any exhibit of Quilting and Patchwork made and quilted by student.

https://www.canberrashow.org.au/craft-2

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Drop in cancelled – Saturday 21 December

December 20, 2019 | Posted in Drop-in | By

The drop-in scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday 21 December , is cancelled because of the toxic air quality index and the predicted heat. Please stay safe and cool and have a great Christmas.

See you all in 2020.

(Quilt in banner is Global Warming by Elizabeth Rose)

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Drop-in: 18 December (Dear Jane start-up)

December 14, 2019 | Posted in Drop-in, member activity | By

There is no Wonderful Wednesday meeting on the 18th December, however, our room will be open from 10am to 4pm. So come and drop in to finish your last minute Christmas gift or just chill out before Christmas or get your library books, as the library will be open until 1.30pm.

Dear Jane Interest Group

Original Dear Jane

Those of you interested in working on a Dear Jane quilt in 2020 are welcome to attend the Dear Jane start up/ information drop in from, 10am to 12pm. The regular get togethers of this interest group will be on 5th Wednesdays in 2020.

Come and join Christine Stewart and like minded members start, continue or finish their Dear Jane Quilt.

Jane Stickle created her sampler quilt in 1863 during the American Civil War. There are 5602 pieces but you don’t have to make the whole quilt. Although there is no formal class, Brenda Papadakis’s book and CD “Dear Jane” will be used to make all or part  of your quilt. So bring your book, CD and something to read the CD,  plus your ideas,  fabric and enthusiasm to get started.

Jenny Cook is going to bring along her colourful Dear Jane for us to drool over:

Your hostess for this all day drop in is Christine Stewart.

 

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Wonderful Wednesday meeting – 20 November

November 18, 2019 | Posted in Meetings | By

The next meeting is this Wednesday, 20 November, in the Hall at the Cook Community Hub, from 9.30am until 12.30pm. This is the last WW meeting of the year, so it has a Christmas theme. Please bring a small plate of food to share. Decorate your table! Dress up for Christmas!

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.

Don’t forget to bring something for 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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Evening Meeting – Thursday 7 November

November 5, 2019 | Posted in Meetings | By

The evening meeting is this Thursday, 7 November, 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 a guest speaker.

Fiona Hammond, well know CQ member and owner of “Creative Edge” in Braidwood will be speaking about her creative life.

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.

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Wonderful Wednesday meeting: 16 October

October 14, 2019 | Posted in Meetings | By

The next meeting is this Wednesday, 16 October, 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.

It is the bring and buy meeting, so bring sewing related supplies to sell, or bring your money.

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

MEMEBERSHIP REMINDER. Membership fees are due on 1 January. You can join online or at the meeting. You need to be a member to borrow from the library, use the room and its facilities regularly, stand for the committee or exhibit and sell in the exhibition.

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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Small Japanese Projects meeting – 25 September

September 23, 2019 | Posted in Japanese | By

The next meeting of the Small Japanese Projects group is on 25 September, 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.

This month Anne Laffan has very kindly offered to show us how to make three beautiful miniature silk kimono which are hung on a small rod. A lovely way of using up scraps of beautiful silk that you can’t bring yourself to throw away!

Requirement List

  • A variety of small pieces of silk or material of a similar weight.  You need to cut a patterned piece and a plain piece 4.5″ x 2″ for each jacket and a plain piece 5″ x 1 ⅜” for each collar.
  • Sewing notions, thread, scissors, a small ruler and a marker pen.
  • Tiny cord. (Anne made hers from thread)
  • Length of dowel, twig, chopstick or other rigid material for the rod

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: 18 September

September 15, 2019 | Posted in Meetings | By

The next meeting is this Wednesday, 18 September, in the BALLET SCHOOL 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. We are meeting in the Ballet School because the Ballet School are conducting examinations in the Hall.

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 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.

(Image in banner is Bird Talk by Beth Miller, which was awarded 2nd place in the Art Quilt category at the recent exhibition. Image courtesy of Janet Cruise.)

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Exhibition Raffle Results

August 23, 2019 | Posted in CQ Exhibition, raffle | By

Canberra Quilters’ Raffle was drawn at the exhibition on Sunday afternoon. The first and second drawn ticket holders get to choose their prize, with the third drawn ticket taking the remaining prize. Here are the results:

1st – Eveline Ngan, Ticket number: 1061, Prize: Quilt

2nd – Anna Myvalt, Ticket number: 1561, Prize: Hamper

3rd – Margaret Vinning, Ticket number: 0510, Prize: Sewing Machine

Thank you to all who purchased a ticket.

The quilt in the banner is the raffle quilt, made by Kay Provins, quilted by Chris Gould of The Machine Quilter.

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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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