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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Evening Meeting – 7 February

February 4, 2019 | Posted in Meetings, membership | By

The evening meeting is this Thursday, 7 February, 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 an activity.

Membership Renewal- Don’t forget membership fee was due on 1 January. Renew at the meeting or online. You need to be a member to stand for the AGM in March. You also need to be a member by 31 March in order to exhibit or sell at the Annual Exhibition in August.

The library fund raising sale is on. Funds raised go to future library purchases. Donations of books, patterns, DVDs, quilting knick knacks are welcome (no fabric or magazines). Books excess to the library, and donated books and other media will be for sale in the Hall, for reasonable prices. Unsold items will be for sale at the February Wonderful Wednesday meeting. Come along to pick up a bargain!

Joan Porta will be speaking about the Blankets of Love program. Joan has handed over the co-ordinator’s baton to Kay Provins.

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 – if you can drag yourself away from the sale!

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ROWmakers design group resumes on 8 February

January 27, 2017 | Posted in Row-by-row Challenge | By

The ROWmakers design group resumes meetings for the year on 8 February, 10am for a 10.30 start.

A quilt is made over the year with each participant making their own rows (or blocks). Each month two ingredients are chosen from the menu and are to be incorporated into that month’s row or block in whatever way the maker chooses. The menu is generally divided into a colour grouping and a technical element. so you might get purple and stars as a combination. The following month you bring back what you have made for show, tell and discussion.

Here is a look at some of the final (or nearly finalised) quilts from last year. Two members chose to make quilts for the Blankets of Love program.

Some of the Blankets of Love quilts for donation

Some more Blankets of Love quilts

Joan is going to make a cloth book with these pages.

One of a pair

The other part of the pair

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Retreat at Home- Day 2, Saturday 25 January

January 25, 2014 | Posted in member activity | By

This long weekend Canberra Quilters are running a “retreat at home” in their premises at Cook. Members booked a table so they could have an uninterrupted block of sewing time.

Here are some images from Day 2:

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Tricia (rear), Liv (middle) June (foreground) all using Bernina machines for their projects

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June is stitching her applique

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Jill is putting on the final border


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Tricia cutting strips

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Tricia- Oh no!

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Jenny sewing some blocks

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Jenny ironing the next lot of fabric she is using

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Jan getting the colour contrast she wants

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Jan trimming the block components

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Andrea sewing a bag

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Berys getting the colour contrast and strips right

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Liv is sewing quilts for our Blankets of Love program – these are the small memory quilts

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Blanket of Love #1

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Blanket of Love #2

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Blanket of Love #3

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Blankets of Love #4


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