The first evening meeting of 2014 is on Thursday 6 February, 7.15pm, for a 7.30 start, in the Cook Community Hub Hall. Generally a lot of members come to this meeting – catching up with friends, renewing membership (it was due on 1 January) and returning library books. It is often hot – so you might want to bring a fan!
This is the meeting where sponsors and accredited teachers outline their plans for the year – what classes are coming up, special tutors visiting, gadgets and fabric collections that are expected in.
The CQ librarian, Beth, has let me know some of the new books going into the library that night. Keep your eye out for:
Errea, Grace and Osterfeld, Meridith (2012). Impressionist applique : exploring value & design to create artistic quilts. Discover how value creates a focal point, develops dimensionality, and lends a painterly effect on your quilt. Learn how to choose fabrics with value in mind to achieve different effects.
Greenberg, Brioni (2013). 25 ways to sew jelly rolls, layer cakes & charm packs. Create stunning modern quilts from gorgeous pre-cut fabric bundles including jelly rolls, layer cakes and charm packs.
The big book of baby quilts (2013). An abundance of baby quilts – 87 in all! Find dozens of ways to welcome that special little one!
House, Cherri (2013). Urban views : 12 quilts inspired by city living. This book picks up where ‘City quilts’ (we have this in our collection already) , left off, exploring new fabric choices, new blocks, new skills, and new cities.
Eskridge, Jen (2013). Hexagons made easy : machine techniques for exceptional quilts. A great alternative to English paper piecing. Learn to use hexagons two ways: appliqued onto a background or stitched together without a background for a two-sided quilt.
Wright, Eileen (2013). More twist-and-turn bargello quilts : strip piece 10 new projects. The sequel to ‘Twist-and-turn bargello quilts’ that we also have in the collection. These designs appear to wiggle, bend and turn.
Sudo, Kumiko (2006). Kake-jiku : images of Japan in applique, fabric origami, and sashiko. Kumiko Sudo invites you to create quilt blocks or home accents styled after traditional Japanese ‘kake-jiku’ or display scrolls.
The usual activities of lucky door prize, name badge draw, raffles, and ‘show and tell’ will all return.