The February e-bulletin came out this morning with the great news that face-to-face meetings return in February, within the COVIDSAFE rules. Here is an extract of the bulletin with all the details:
Great news, we are returning to face to face meetings in February. Appropriate COVID safe precautions will be in force and of course our plans are subject to government policy changes on COVID, but we are going to be holding a meeting in the hall at Cook on Thursday evening, February 4th, starting at 7.30pm. The Wonderful Wednesday on Wednesday 17th will also be in the hall starting at 9.30amand Friendly Friday in our room on Friday 26th.
We are required to keep a list of attendees for insurance purposes and also for COVID tracking. We now have a QR code which can be used as you enter the hall or room to register using the Check in CBR app if you have that on your smart phone. The app allows you to check in guests so if you are coming with a member who does not use a smart phone you can check in for both of you. If you do not use the app you will need to do a manual check-in on entry. For ease of record keeping we would also appreciate it if members who are intending to come could book in online before hand, you can do this at our meeting checkin (see links below).
Any member who would like to attend on the Thursday or Wednesday may do so, whether or not they book in, but it will make the entry to the hall must speedier if you can book if at all possible. Because Friendly Friday is held in the room numbers will be limited to 24, so please book for that so you won’t miss out. If you would feel more comfortable wearing a mask please bring your own, we will provide hand sanitizer.
We look forward to seeing you again.
Sit and Sew:
The Sit and Sew booking sheet for February is now available on the website. Although the attendance limit is now 24 we are still asking you to book for these sessions. You can download the conditions for using the room here: Covid-19 Safety Plan
View calendar for February
To book a space at one of the sessions click here: Booking form
You can also book by going to our website and clicking the link on the calendar page.
Although we are happy for you to book for more that one session if the demand is high we may have to limit the number of sessions that can be attended by any particular member.
2021 Membership payment
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. We also plan to have payment days at the Cook rooms on library and QFO drop-off days.
Canberra Quilters’ regular meetings and drop-ins are resuming after the break for Christmas and New Year. Everything is in the CQ room, unless noted otherwise. Some resume in January, the rest in February. Drop-ins, interest groups and meetings are open to all members. Please remember to wear your name badge so we can get to know your name! Here is a summary-
All the drop-ins resumed in January. They are held on:
- Monday evenings 7-9.30pm
- Wednesdays 10am-4pm (note some meetings take the place of a drop-in)
- 3rd & 4th Thursday 10am-4pm
- 1st, 2nd, 3rd Fridays 10am-2,30pm, 4th Friday 1-4pm
- 3rd Saturday 10am-1,30pm
There are some interest groups that get together under the umbrella of a drop-in. The William Morris Applique group (Bill’s Girls) meet at the 2nd Wednesday afternoon drop-in. The Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses group meets at the 3rd Wednesday afternoon drop-in.
Wonderful Wednesday (Hall) and Friendly Friday meetings resume in January. WW was held on 18 Jan, the FF will be this Friday (27th) 10am until 1pm.
The Small Japanese Projects interest groups resumes on January 25, 10am until 12 noon.
In February the following resume:
- Evening meeting on 2 Feb in the Cook Community Hub Hall (1st Thursday)
- ROWmakers design group, 8 Feb 10am-12noon (2nd Wednesday)
- Creative Clothing Interest Group, 9 Feb 10am-2pm (2nd Thursday)
- Modern Quilters, 9 Feb 7.30-10pm (2nd Thursday)
- Art Quilters, 11 Feb 1-4pm (2nd Saturday)
- QFO Working Bee, 14 Feb 10am-2.30pm (2nd Tuesday)
- Beginners Group, 15 Feb 7.30-10pm (3rd Wednesday)
The full calendar of CQ get togethers is published in the newsletter and is available on the online calendar, under the events menu item on this website.
This Friday ( 25th) would normally be the Friendly Friday meeting. As it occurs on Good Friday there will be no meeting this month, but FF will be back on 22 April.
The CQ library will be holding a book and pattern sale at the evening meeting on Feb 4. The library is being culled of older or duplicated books, patterns and DVDs and these are being offered for sale to raise funds for the library..
To assist in raising fund for new books your donations of relevant books, patterns and DVDs are welcome (NO magazines thanks). Donations can be left in the returns box of the library. The CQ room is open for Resolution Week until Sunday 17 January, 9.30-4, plus after the Wonderful Wednesday and Friendly Friday meetings next week as well as during the Australia Day extra long weekend sew-in 22-26 January. So there are lots of opportunities to drop off a donation!
The first Friendly Friday meeting for 2015 is this Friday from 10am until 12 noon, in the CQ room at the Cook Community Hub.
This is a sit and sew meeting, with announcements towards the end of the meeting. A gold coin donation is requested as this funds the morning tea snacks organised by the co-ordinators Jill and June.
Bring along something to sew (or knit or crochet) and something for show and tell.
The meeting is followed by a drop-in, and this month the beginning of the first Sew-in of the year, running over the Australia Day long weekend.
The first Friendly Friday meeting of the year will be held in the CQ room tomorrow, starting at 10am until 1pm. Members hand stitch, chat, have morning tea, show and tell.
It is followed by the beginning of the Retreat at Home long weekend.
A special visitor to the FF meeting is Dr Christina Henri, the conceptual artist behind the Roses from the Heart project. This involves the production of bonnets representing the 25266 women transported to Australia as convicts. Christina is also Tasmania’s nominee as Senior Australian of the Year. The Australian of the Year awards are presented this weekend in Canberra. For more information about the Roses from the Heart project please visit the blog here.
Don’t forget that membership renewals are due. Go to the membership tab on the website to download a renewal form. You can pay online so you won’t miss out on any benefits. You need to be a member to borrow from the library, stand for the committee, enrol in workshops at the member rate, exhibit or sell at the exhibition.