Drop-ins are back!

June 1, 2021 | Posted in Cook premises, Drop-in, Library | By

Now that we have settled in to a Covid safe routine we are planning to return to the old drop-in system instead of the Sit and Sew sessions. We will no longer ask you to book on-line for drop-ins, with the exception of the Rowmakers, which is often quite heavily patronised.

A 24 person attendance limit will still be enforced and we still ask you to sign in with contact details and also with the ACT Covid Safe app if you have a mobile phone. Please also continue to observe the safe distancing, hand sanitation and cleaning of tables afer a session. On-line bookings will continue for all 3 of the meetings, Thursday evening, Wonderful Wednesday and Friendly Friday and also for Rowmakers.

We will also be trialling a Saturday drop-in to be run by Cornelia Reppin and Katie Ley. This will be on the third Saturday of the month and will commence on June 19th.It will run from 10.00am to 3.00pm. The first session will be in combination with a library Saturday.

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Tea Lady drop-in (Dear Jane group) – 29 January

January 27, 2020 | Posted in Drop-in | By

This Wednesday, 29 January, is the 5th Wednesday so it is time for a tea lady drop in. This year Christine is hosting the day with a focus on making Dear Jane quilts. It is like a support group for Dear Jane makers.

Here is a message from Christine:

Morning ladies, how is your Dear Jane coming along? I’m  a bit overwhelmed by all the tiny pieces and so, haven’t done a stitch!
However,  I am looking forward to seeing how you have progressed, since we last met.
Our next scheduled meeting is next Wednesday, 29 January 2020, at 10amfor 10.30 start. We will have show and tell, introduce new members and perhaps discuss any issues you are having, to see if someome can find a solution. The rooms will be open until 4pm, so bring your lunch along and stay all day if you can.
I must remind you that you must be a current member of Canberra Quilters to continue in this group and to use our facilities.

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First meeting of the year – Wonderful Wednesday, 15 January 2020

January 13, 2020 | Posted in Drop-in, Meetings | By

The first meeting of the year is this Wednesday, 15 January, in the Hall at the Cook Community Hub, from 9.30am until 12.30pm.

Canberra Quilters has resumed the normal schedule of meetings, drop-ins and special interest group get togethers. You can check the calendar on the website here or in the newsletter, Connecting Threads.

The meeting 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 English Paper Piecing (EPP) Group meets. The EPP Group is for members who like to do English Paper Piecing – 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. The ROWmakers group will be showing efforts from previous years. This will be the 10th year that this group has been meeting.

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.

Quilt in banner is Flowers for Zoe by Lyn Keoghan, exhibited in the 2019 Members’ Exhibition.

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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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Extra Wednesday drop-in: 31 July

July 26, 2019 | Posted in Drop-in | By

This year July  has five Wednesdays so there will be a Tea Lady drop in this Wednesday, 31 July, from 10am until 4pm. Our Tea Lady, Christine Stewart will be hosting the drop in.

Come along to use the room – hand or machine sewing, pin a quilt, use the design wall to work out a layout or take some photos. Perhaps you need to finish your exhibition quilt or some items for the Sales Room.

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Extra Wednesday drop-in: 29 May

May 26, 2019 | Posted in Drop-in | By

This year May has five Wednesdays so there will be a Tea Lady drop in this Wednesday, from 10am until 4pm. Our Tea Lady, Christine Stewart will be hosting the drop in.

Come along to use the room – hand or machine sewing, pin a quilt, use the design wall to work out a layout or take some photos.

There are also five Thursdays & Fridays in May so there are extra drop ins scheduled for the 30th & 31st, hosted by Melinda.


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ROWmakers 2019 – first round ingredients

February 20, 2019 | Posted in Row-by-row Challenge | By

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-related project, over the course of the year, using ingredients drawn at random each month. This year’s ingredients are based on our original list from 2011. It will be interesting to see how much we’ve changed in 9 years.

Here are the ingredients drawn out for February:

# Colours Shapes Motifs
1 Brown Spots/ Stripes Baskets


The next meeting is on Wednesday 13 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.

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

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Drop ins cancelled

January 18, 2019 | Posted in Cook premises, Drop-in | By

Due to A/C problems the drop-ins for Friday 18 Jan (today) and Saturday 19 Jan (tomorrow), have been cancelled. 40 degrees is too hot for just the fans!

The drop-in for the evening of Monday 28 January has also been cancelled.

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14 January- Monday night drop-ins resume

January 12, 2019 | Posted in Drop-in | By

Members are reminded that Monday night drop-ins resume this Monday, 14 January. Come along to get some sewing done, or use the pinning table or design walls. Or just a catch up and chat.

Starts at 7pm, until 9ish, in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub.


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