Canberra Quilters’ Retreat 2019

February 17, 2019 | Posted in CQ Events | By

You can bring a sewing machine or work by hand, participate in projects and small learning sessions or do whatever you bring along, as well as enjoy great quilty-minded company. Come along and join us.

Location: Greenhills Conference Centre, Cotter  
Dates: 10am Friday 11 October 2019 to 4pm Sunday 13 October 2019  
Costs: Weekend Package- 3 days/ 2 nights, arrival from 10am Friday $240
  Overnight package- 2 days/ 1 night incl 2 x lunch, 1 x dinner, accommodation (1 night), 1 x breakfast $140
  Day stay (includes lunch and snacks)                                  1 day $35
  2 days $70
  3 days $100

 

Deposit $50 (fully refundable up to 1 October – subject to minimum numbers reached), then regular payments at monthly meetings or electronically.

Please email Marcia if you would like more info or to book a spot.

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CQ Annual Retreat: 26-28 October 2018

May 8, 2018 | Posted in member activity | By

Preparations are well underway for this year’s retreat. You can download an information sheet and registration form here.

Our Retreat: The CQ retreat weekend is about doing what you love in a friendly relaxed environment. You can bring a sewing machine or work by hand, participate in projects and small learning sessions, or do whatever you bring along, as well as enjoy great quilty-minded company. Come along and join us.

Location: Greenhills Conference Centre, 1437 Cotter Road, Stromlo ACT 2611

Dates: Arrival from 10am Friday, 26 October 2018 until departure by 4pm Sunday, 28 October 2018

Costs: 3 days /2 nights $240 arrival from 10am Friday onwards;

2 days /1 night $145 includes 2 x lunch, 2 x dinner, 1 night accom, 1 x breakfast;

Day stay $50 per day incl lunch and dinner

Deposit/Payments: $50 to be paid asap (fully refundable up to 4 October 2018 subject to minimum numbers being reached). Then regular payments at Thursday night monthly meetings or electronically please.

Requirements: A comprehensive requirements list is sent out several weeks prior to the retreat to help you work out what to take.

Phone/Internet: Please note that mobile/internet reception at Greenhills is patchy but they do now have free wi-fi available from 5pm Friday over the rest of the weekend.

Accommodation: Accommodation is mostly bunk style with 2 share per room (i.e. only lower bunks and single beds are used). Every room has a private en-suite and there is heating in case it gets cold. There are a small number of rooms that can be suitable for people with disabilities, however there is some walking involved to get to all of the rooms.

Dietary Requirements: Most special dietary requirements can be catered for.

Activities/Projects: We plan lots of these over the weekend and encourage people to offer to demonstrate an activity or a small project. Let us know if you would like to volunteer to lead an activity.

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Advance Notice- Annual Retreat in October 2018

January 16, 2018 | Posted in member activity | By

Preparations are well underway for this year’s retreat. You can download an information sheet and registration form here.

Our Retreat: The CQ retreat weekend is about doing what you love in a friendly relaxed environment. You can bring a sewing machine or work by hand, participate in projects and small learning sessions, or do whatever you bring along, as well as enjoy great quilty-minded company. Come along and join us.

Location: Greenhills Conference Centre, 1437 Cotter Road, Stromlo ACT 2611

Dates: Arrival from 10am Friday, 26 October 2018 until departure by 4pm Sunday, 28 October 2018

Costs: 3 days /2 nights $240 arrival from 10am Friday onwards;

2 days /1 night $145 includes 2 x lunch, 2 x dinner, 1 night accom, 1 x breakfast;

Day stay $50 per day incl lunch and dinner

Deposit/Payments: $50 to be paid asap (fully refundable up to 4 October 2018 subject to minimum numbers being reached). Then regular payments at Thursday night monthly meetings or electronically please.

Requirements: A comprehensive requirements list is sent out several weeks prior to the retreat to help you work out what to take.

Phone/Internet: Please note that mobile/internet reception at Greenhills is patchy but they do now have free wi-fi available from 5pm Friday over the rest of the weekend.

Accommodation: Accommodation is mostly bunk style with 2 share per room (ie only lower bunks and single beds are used). Every room has a private ensuite and there is heating in case it gets cold. There are a small number of rooms that can be suitable for people with disabilities, however there is some walking involved to get to all of the rooms.

Dietary Requirements: Most special dietary requirements can be catered for.

Activities/Projects: We plan lots of these over the weekend and encourage people to offer to demonstrate an activity or a small project. Let us know if you would like to volunteer to lead an activity.

 

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More on the Australia Day long weekend Sew-In

February 7, 2014 | Posted in member activity | By

On the previous post on this topic you saw some of the people in action and what they were working on. Below are some of the finished items:

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Some wedding ring quilts were brought in for show and tell

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Quirky cushions

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Sue Spargo quilt – note the embroidery

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Another top is finished

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turning a queen into a king!

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binding

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more binding…it is nearly finished

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once was log cabin

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quilt for the Common Ground project

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still hard at work

 

We enjoyed it so much there are two more Sew-ins planned: 28-30 March and 23-25 May, bookings essential to reserve your table.

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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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