Here are some of the quilts being worked upon at the Workshop Finishing School, this weekend, at Canberra Quilters’ room.
The evening meeting will be held this Thursday, 3 December, 7pm for a 7.30pm start, in the Cook Community Hub Hall. This is a more formal meeting than some of the daytime meetings.
Membership is due on 1 January – this is the last meeting before then where you can renew your membership in person.
The guest speaker will be internationally recognised local textile designer & artist, Julie Ryder.
Don’t forget to bring your completed UFOs for show & tell. Has anyone made any progress this year?
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 – why not pick up some books, a DVD or some magazines to tide you over the summer.
You can pick up some CQ Christmas cards to send – $10.
The library will be having a fundraiser sale at the February meeting (4th). You can donate books, DVDs and patterns (no magazines) by putting them in the returns bin near the library shelves.
Most quilters have them – a UFO, WIP or PhD. Whether you call them an UnFinished Object, a Work In Progress or a Project half-Done, somewhere in a quilter’s life there are quilts that have been discarded before they have been finished.
It might be a top that needs completion, then quilting and binding. Or a finished top that needs quilting and binding. You as a maker have run out of interest in it and it lies at the bottom of the pile or tucked away in the back of the cupboard – unloved and just wanting a bit of attention to make it complete.
Well, here is your opportunity – commit to completing that quilt in 2015 by signing up for the UFO pledge. Canberra Quilters ran the pledge in 2009 and 2010 and again in 2013 and 2014. It is back for 2015.
You will need to nominate a specific project on the pledge and be ready to show the completed quilt at an end-of-year meeting. The project needs to have already started! You may choose to show the incomplete UFO and tell the story at a meeting in 2015. In the past some members have chosen to break their pledge into parts. For example, completing the hand appliqué for a top one year and then quilting and finishing the quilt the next year.
You sign the Pledge and hand it in to Liz Rose by the end of February 2015. You are committing to complete the quilt, or in some complex cases, the top, and reveal it at the November Wonderful Wednesday meeting or the December 2015 evening meeting.
Want help, support, guidance or just space?
To help you stay motivated and work on your UFO the 3rd and 4th Wednesday afternoon drop-ins will be designated ‘UFO Days’ in 2015. Come along for some help and to offer support for others. You may want to use the design walls in the room to help you with layout. Or you could use the pinning table when the time has come to put your 3 layers together. You don’t have to come to the ‘UFO Days’ – you could use any of the drop-in days to work on your UFO.
Blank pledge certificate was in the December issue of Connecting Threads, in the Canberra Quilters’ room and to download
Image is banner is a UFO completed in 2014 by yours truly (Liz Rose).
This Wednesday is the final Wonderful Wednesday meeting for the year, in the Cook Community Hub Hall, from 9.30am – 12.30pm.
In the spirit of the season please bring a small plate of food to share with everyone. Most participants also decorate their table in a Christmas theme (unless they are of the Bah! Humbug! persuasion).
All the usual fun of lucky door prize, name badge draw and raffles. Plus you get to chat with your friends while you stitch something.
UFO Pledge quilts are due to be revealed in their finished glory at this and the December evening meeting. Please bring along your quilts, no matter where they are up to.
Please also bring your quilts for normal show & tell – let us drool over your latest work and go into summer with ideas for new quilts.
After the meeting the CQ room will be open, including the library. Perhaps you can borrow some books or magazines to while away those summer doldrums.
This Wednesday is the WW meeting in the Cook Community Hub Hall from 9.30am- 12.30pm, followed by drop-in in the CQ room until 4pm – you can get some help with your UFO pledge quilt.
The special themed show& tell is for you to bring something you have made from a raffle or lucky door prize win. You might have won fabric or a pattern or book at one of our meetings or the Biggest Morning Tea. You can also include things you have made from the “free to a good home” pile on the stage or the tub in the CQ room. Bring along your creations to show us what you have made – something for nothing?
This meeting gives you time to enjoy a cup of tea and a sew and chat with friends. Lucky Door prize, name badge draw and raffles as well as morning tea.
Exhibition pre-paid entry tickets will be for sale and you can pick up raffle books and exhibition flyers to distribute.
The time is drawing near for members to submit their pledge certificate. Members can one, or many pledges, to complete UFO projects this year and reveal the finished quilts at the November Wonderful Wednesday meeting or the December evening meeting.
Details were published in the Dec 2013 issue of Connecting Threads, or this blog post.
This Wednesday is the Wonderful Wednesday monthly daytime meeting. It is held in the Cook Community Hub Hall from 9.30am until 12.30pm.
It is a hand work meeting. Members and visitors sit around tables, sewing and catching up. There is a “free-to-a-good-home” area set up on the stage – members can bring fabric and magazines, anything they don’t want. You need to take back anything of yours left at the end of the meeting! Raffles, luck door prize, name badge draw, show and tell as well as morning tea.
This is also the day when UFO pledges are due- return pledge certificate to Liz Rose.
In the afternoon there is a drop-in in the CQ room. The library will be open for members and Marilyn Clempson will be starting her guidance sessions for people wanting to learn crazy patchwork, including embroidery and embellishment.
This is also one of the Drop-ins set aside for people to come and work on their UFO pledge quilts- you can get help with whatever is blocking you from finishing that quilt.