Call for Entries – Royal Canberra Show 2019

October 20, 2018 | Posted in Call for Entries, events | By

Member Valerie Merritt has advised that electronic and hardcopy entries are being accepted for the Crafts Expo at the Royal Canberra Show. Valerie is the steward for the quilting/ patchwork section. Entry forms are to be submitted by 11 January 2019. The Show runs 22-24 February 2019 at Exhibition Park in Canberra.

The maximum quilt size is 240cm, except for the Miniature class.

Don’t just look at the Quilting/ Patchwork classes (categories). You may find something in Sewing (e.g. 806 Fabric carry bag – fashion or utility) or Textile Arts and Millinery (e.g. 905 – any textile item/ mixed media/ wall hanging including techniques such as hand painting, dyeing, printing, stitching, beading), or Miscellaneous Crafts. There is again a theme class, within each section, for the Crafts Expo – Wonderful Water.

Each subsection within the Crafts Expo caters for many skill levels which may include:

  • Beginners (less than 2 years experience in that craft);
  • Non-Professional (more than 2 years experience in that craft);
  • Professional (those that make a living out of their craft);
  • Seniors (non-professional, more than 65 years of age);
  • Students (including College, High School and Primary levels);
  • Children (not yet at School).

Here is a link to the Crafts Expo page of the Canberra Show site. You will be taken to a page that has a link for the show schedule, and the entry forms.


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Wonderful Wednesday meeting- 15 March

March 13, 2017 | Posted in Meetings | By

The next meeting is this Wednesday, 15 March in the Cook Community Hub Hall. It is followed by a drop-in in the CQ room until 4pm.

This is the Bring and Buy morning, so bring your goods (excess fabric, threads, patterns, books etc) to sell – or bring your money to buy.

Members who had quilts in the Royal Canberra Show are encouraged to bring them for special show & tell. Don’t forget to bring something for regular show & tell.

For new members, Wonderful Wednesday is held on the third Wednesday of each month except December, 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, Name Badge Draw, some of the most wonderful morning tea fare and of course 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 convenor) where ever that may be, until you get better acquainted with the other members.

(Quilt in the banner is this year’s raffle quilt by Jenny Bowker and Kath Hunt)

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Royal Canberra Show 2016 – entries due soon

December 15, 2015 | Posted in Call for Entries | By

Entries for the quilting and patchwork categories in the Royal Canberra Show are due on 17 December (Thursday). After that entries attract a late fee of $20. The normal entry fee is $8 for the first entry & $5 for each additional entry. Entrants over 65 years of age have a flat rate of $4 per entry.

Links to the craft entry forms can be found here  


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Volunteer needed – Chief Steward (Quilting) at Royal Canberra Show

October 17, 2014 | Posted in events, member activity | By

Canberra Quilters is seeking to help the Royal National Capital Agricultural Society (RNCAS)  find a volunteer to be Chief Steward in the Quilting section for the show. The current Chief Steward, Lisa, is unable to continue as she is recovering from an injury. The Royal Canberra Show runs 27-28 February and 1 March.

The Chief Steward needs to attend one (possibly two) meetings with the RNCAS, before the show.  Then in the week starting 21 February co-ordinate our volunteers during the delivery, judging, and setup of the exhibits, and then supervise the roster at the Show and on Monday 2 March supervise the take down and return of exhibits. There is a team of members from Canberra Quilters who have assisted for a number of years and they would be available to the volunteer. The previous Chief Steward, Yvonne, is willing and available to assist as well – so you wouldn’t be starting from scratch.

Canberra Quilters members are already filling up the roster slots for show days, so there are people to help you then. The Quilting part of the Show can’t go on without this position being filled.

If you want to volunteer please contact the CQ President Helen Rose at

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Royal Canberra Show – results

March 11, 2014 | Posted in Member News | By

A number of members are involved in the running of the Patchwork and Quilting section in the Craft Expo run at the Royal Canberra Agricultural Show. Chief Steward, Lisa Teasdale, has advised us of the results. Many of the exhibitors and winners are members of Canberra Quilters.

Sponsorship of the Overall Champion and Reserve Champion for Quilting and Patchwork is by Rosemont the Patchwork Shop. The Overall Champion for 2014 is Helen Worth and Reserve Champion is Fiona Hammond. Congratulations to you both and enjoy the shopping!

Student years 7-12 We received eleven entries this year.

  • The Best Student Exhibit was awarded to Avneet Bakshi who received Canberra Quilters Inc. and Royal National Agricultural Show Awards
  • The Highly Commended Student was awarded to Monica Tran who also received a Canberra Quilters Inc Award.
  • Both girls also received Rosemont Awards as first and second place winners in this category.
  • The 3rd place Ribbon was awarded to Victoria Blayney-Brown
  • Highly Commended Certificates were awarded to Ashleigh Harris and Emily King.
  • Joanne Frizza received 1st prize and a Rosemont Award for her wonderful Opera House quilt – the Special Challenge open to all ages topic was “Landmarks”.

752 – Any exhibit category – Penny Jordan was awarded first prize for her quilt and received a lovely book from the Sewing Doctor.

In the Non-Professional section:

753. Traditional Quilting Patchwork received five entries

  • Congratulations to Karen Smith, who was awarded a book from the Sewing Machine Doctor
  • 2nd   – Cornelia O’Donnell
  • 3rd – Wendy Hirst

754. Contemporary Quilting Patchwork – received eleven entries

  • Congratulations to Coral Brady, who received a Rosemont Voucher for first place.
  • 2nd Jo McBride
  • 3rd Sue Wood
  • Highly Commended: Helen Worth

755. Traditional Applique – received five entries for this category

  • 1st Helen Worth – Rosemont Voucher
  • 2nd – Cornelia O’Donnell
  • 3rd – Margaret Ferrett

757 Trudi Tritschler won first prize in the Creative Garment category with her wonderful Jacket, I’m sure she’ll enjoy her Rosemont Gift Voucher.

Congratulations to Louise Fredericks who received a 2nd place ribbon

758 Jenny White received a Rosemont Voucher for her first place in the Creative Article category with her beautiful table runner.


  • 1st    Fiona Hammond – who I’m sure, will enjoy her Rosemont Voucher
  • 2nd  Raylee Bielenberg
  • 3rd    Fiona Hammond

Senior 60 years and over

  • Patricia Parker for her beautiful wall hanging. Patricia received a Voucher from Rosemont
  • 2nd Julie Traill
  • 3rd Mavis Corner

The Special Challenge for 2015 is Rainbows and an additional category will be added for Modern Quilting.



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