Evening Meeting – 5 November

November 2, 2015 | Posted in Meetings, What's On | By

The evening meeting will be held this Thursday, 5 November, 7pm for a 7.30pm start, in the Cook Community Hub Hall. This is a more formal meeting than some of the daytime meetings.

The special activity will be all about foundation piecing – so bring your foundation pieced quilts for a special show & tell.

All the usual fun at the meeting – regular show & tell, lucky door prize, name badge draw, raffles, supper. The library is open in the CQ room before and after the meeting.

Quilt in the banner is “Skyfire” by Sue Wood – based on a Judy Niemeyer foundation-pieced pattern.

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CQ discovers a new favourite gadget – witch fingers

October 26, 2014 | Posted in member activity | By

A happy discovery – the currently available Halloween toy witch fingers make great devices for guiding difficult pieces of fabric through the machine. It keeps your finger tip safe from the machine needle and can also be used as a pressing tool. Here are some members trying it out at the Sew-in that ran over the weekend:

Oct_Pat witch finger Oct_Trish witch finger Oct_Di witch finger Oct_Di witch finger2

Needless to say there were many finger jokes over the weekend. Witch fingers are available in packs of 10 in supermarkets and are a cheap, but ugly, way to keep your finger safe. It is also less awkward than holding a satay stick, chopstick, awl or stiletto.

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Die-cutting

October 20, 2013 | Posted in Workshops | By

Are you interested in asking questions about die cutting machines, making a small project with the help of a die cutting machine or learning some new tips and tricks about die cutting machines? Great for piecers; fabulous for appliquers. Stay tune for some sessions in February 2014 which could inspire your creativity.

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