Art Quilters meeting – Saturday 9 July

July 7, 2016 | Posted in Art Quilters Canberra, Meetings | By

The Art Quilters are meeting this Saturday, from 1-4 pm in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub.

Please bring along show & tell as well as any books, mags or websites of interest.

 

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Quilters meeting – Saturday 11 June

June 9, 2016 | Posted in Art Quilters Canberra | By

The Art Quilters are meeting this Saturday, from 1-4 pm in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub.

Please bring along show & tell as well as any books, mags or websites of interest.

Buffy will be leading a mini-workshop based on the work of Karin Olah – collage on canvas. Here is a link to her website and another link to a Vimeo video called Revelation of Process: Karin Olah. It is 8.5 minutes long.

For the mini- workshop you will need to bring:

  • a canvas … this can just be a small one since this is just an exercise. 
  • fabric scraps  … maybe limiting your scraps to two colour runs and neutrals (white, black, etc) will help us to focus a bit. 
  • scissors
  • Buffy will bring  the rice paste but you can bring something to smooth the fabric down to the canvas … can be an old credit card or rewards card. 
  • And of course, we want to protect the tables- so papers/ plastic cloth.

 

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Art quilters meeting – Saturday 14 May

May 11, 2016 | Posted in Art Quilters Canberra | By

The next meeting of the Art Quilters will be on Saturday, from 1pm in the CQ room at Cook.

For the mini-workshop Anieta will be leading the group in the surface design and construction of an accordion book/ shelf book. You will need to bring:

  •  A piece of fabric cut @ full width of fabric by about 6” to 8” wide.  This should be backed with some heavyish vilene if you wish it to stand up on a shelf, otherwise simple cotton batting or thin wadding fused to the back if you wish to turn it into a fabric book. 
  • These pieces work best if they have a theme so keep collecting ephemera.  None have to be washable as the piece will hopefully never get wet.  Paper, lace fabric, buttons, badges, feathers i.e. just about anything that is not too fat.  It can be attached with stitch, white glue, gel medium, vliesofix or other fusible.  So bring some threads and scraps of fusible to get started.
  • Paints and pens for writing and extra colour.

Don’t forget to bring your Tiny Treasure for show and tell. Plus anything else you wish to share with the group.

 

 

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Art Quilters- Saturday 9 April

April 7, 2016 | Posted in Art Quilters Canberra, Meetings | By

The next meeting of the Art Quilters group is this Saturday, from 1-4pm in the CQ room at Cook.

Please bring books to share, show and tell etc.

The mini workshop will be on weaving, led by Patricia. Here is a message from Patricia, with a description and a list of requirements:

We will work with fabric which needs to have Vliesofix already ironed on the back. This will save us time and we can start cutting right away. You may want to leave the paper on, and only remove it once we are ready to start cutting the strips.

The woven strips will be ironed on directly to the wadding, and the final stitching is done on a complete sandwich (that, is with a backing fabric as well), so the piece is finished relatively quickly. On Saturday, we probably won’t have time to do all the stitching, so you don’t need to bring your sewing machine, as this step can be done later at home.

The “trick” to add interest to the piece is to use fabrics with gradients or variations from one side to the other, so dig into your stashes and try to find some material with either a colour gradient, a variation in the print from one side to the other, or both! As we need two pieces of fabric (one will be the “warp” and the other will be the “weft”), it could also be one piece with colour/design variations, the other could maybe have stripes?

We will be cutting freehand with the rotary cutter. If you want wavy lines, a rotary cutter with a small blade works best. I used an 18mm diameter blade, and went overboard with the curves – which was not such a good idea after all!!! (I’ll show you why).  So, you can still use the regular size.

You will need:

  • Two square pieces of fabric, with Vliesofix already ironed on the back. Fat quarter size works well, but try to have enough variation of print and/or colour, at least in one direction (length or width), in both fabrics, or at least in one of them.
  • One square piece of batting, about 2 inches larger than the fabrics. “Flat” batting works well; I used cotton batting, but you may bring what you have. Even some flannel would do!
  • One square piece of backing fabric, roughly the size of the batting. We may not use it during the workshop, but you will need it to finish the piece.
  • Rotary cutter and a large enough cutting mat (I used an 18” by 24” one).
  • Pins

 

 

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Art Quilters meeting – 12 March

March 11, 2016 | Posted in Art Quilters Canberra, Meetings | By

This Saturday the art quilters will be meeting in the CQ room, from 1pm. Here is a message from convenor, Buffy:

Patricia will be showing her photos from the Open European Quilt Championship

We need a new challenge to get us going … please give it some thought this week and present a suggestion or two.  I will too.

 Mini-workshop:  I have been looking at Sherrill Kahn’s most recent book, Mixed-Media Master Class, and I thought we might try give one of her methods (if you have the book, see page 39) So please bring a small piece of white fabric, watercolour pencils or Inktense pencils or blocks, paint brushes, oil pastel sticks, stencil brush and the usual stuff: protection for the table, something to put a bit of water in, paper towels, etc.

Please bring Show&Tell and any new books, etc.

 

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Art Quilters meeting- 13 February

February 11, 2016 | Posted in Art Quilters Canberra, member activity | By

The Art Quilters group are meeting this Saturday from 1pm in the CQ room.

Come along to share your work and any techniques you have picked up over the break.

Buffy will bring examples from the Jeanette di Nicholis Meyer ‘Sheer Play’ workshop she did in Hobart. You will play at layering sheers, so bring some pins and scissors. Buffy will share painted silk from the class and you will take any work home for sewing.

 

 

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Art Quilters meeting- Saturday 12 December

December 10, 2015 | Posted in Art Quilters Canberra | By

The final Art Quilters meeting for the year is this Saturday, from 1pm.

Here is a message from one of the convenors, Wilma:

Beth and Trevor Reid are coming to talk to us about the way they make their art and how they collaborate together to make their wonderful art quilts.

Can everybody please bring something for afternoon tea?

Hope to see you all. If not have the most fabulous Christmas and New Year.

Quilt in banner is by Beth and Trevor Reid.

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Art Quilters meeting – 14 November

November 12, 2015 | Posted in Art Quilters Canberra, Meetings | By

This Saturday is the meeting of the Art Quilters group, from 1-4pm in the CQ room.

Buffy, Patrise, Wilma and Robyn recently attended an eco-dyeing workshop with Jo Hollier and will have their samples from the workshop for show and tell.

No mini-workshop is planned for this month, but bring along what you are working on for show and tell, plus any recently completed works, books, web links that you would like to share.

Next month will be the final meeting of the year – Beth and Trevor Reid will be guest speakers.

Quilt in banner is by Beth and Trevor Reid.

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Tasmanian Art Quilt Prize Exhibition: 6-22 November

October 25, 2015 | Posted in Art quilts, Exhibition, Member News | By

Congratulations to members Dianne Firth, Helen Godden and Brenda Gael Smith who are finalists in the Tasmanian Art Quilt Prize “History, Her Story”. Exhibition details:

Tas Art Quilt Prize

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Art Quilt Australia 2015 Exhibition : 23 October- 13 December

October 19, 2015 | Posted in Art quilts, Exhibition, What's On | By

Congratulations to members Dianne Firth, Helen Godden, Helen Gray, Beth & Trevor Reid and Brenda Gael Smith, who have all been selected to exhibit in the Art Quilt Australia 2015 exhibition. Details below provided by Ozquilt Network:

Art Quilt Australia

AQA2015promo3Art Quilt Australia 2015: National Wool Museum
24 October – 13 December 2015

Official Opening 6pm-8pm Friday, 23 October: Limited spaces.  Please RSVP directly to the National Wool Museum – nwminfo@geelongcity.vic.gov.au (Tel 03 5272 4701).

Ozquilt Network Inc, through its Art Quilt Australia exhibitions, seeks to promote the best of Australian art quilts and has joined with the National Wool Museum to present Art Quilt Australia 15. The exhibition will be held at the National Wool Museum, Geelong from Saturday 24 October 2015 to Sunday 13 December 2015.

This is a juried exhibition with over $6000 in prizes, including a $3000 Expressions Wool Quilt Award. The winner of the Expressions prize is acquired by the National Wool Museum for its permanent collection.

Quilt in banner is ‘Leaf Bed’ by Beth and Trevor Reid, exhibited at the 2015 CQ Members’ Exhibition.

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