ROWmakers meeting on 12 October

October 10, 2016 | Posted in Row-by-row Challenge | By

We meet again on Wednesday where some lucky people will get to pick the final Ingredients for this year. The meeting is on 12 October, 10am for a 10.30 start. It is followed by the drop-in until 4pm, incorporating the Bil’s Girls (William Morris applique) interest group.

Hope to see lots of you there.

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ROWmakers design group meets 11 May

May 9, 2016 | Posted in Row-by-row Challenge | By

The next meeting of the ROWmakers design group will be this Wednesday, 10am for a 10.30am start, until 12 noon. Meeting is in the CQ room at Cook.

What will be revealed for the next round? Some find orange hard to work with. Here is a recap of the design elements so far:

MONTH 1 – COLOUR BY NUMBERS….6. Shades of YELLOW (Rhonda Clough)

– A TOUCH OF SPICE……….9. THREADS (Karin Malmberg)

– ALPHABET SOUP………….”S” (Pat Savas)

MONTH 2 – COLOUR BY NUMBERS…4. Shades of GREEN (Elaine Wilson)

– A TOUCH OF SPICE……….2. LINEN/SILK/LACE (Liz Rose)

– ALPHABET SOUP………….”C” (Gaie Ross)

MONTH 3 – COLOUR BY NUMBERS…2. Shades of ORANGE (Audrey Cureton)

– A TOUCH OF SPICE………6. RECYCLED/LEFTOVERS/FOUND OBJECTS (Helen Percy)

– ALPHABET SOUP………….”M” (Kathy Pierce)

This meeting is followed by the drop-in until 4pm, incorporating the William Morris applique group (Bill’s Girls).

 

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ROWmakers meeting- 9 March

March 3, 2016 | Posted in member activity, Row-by-row Challenge | By

The second meeting of the ROWmakers design group is on Wednesday 9 March, 10am for a 10.20 start, until noon. This is when the first responses will be revealed.

The first month’s ingredients are:

MONTH 1 – COLOUR BY NUMBERS….6. Shades of YELLOW (Rhonda Clough)

– A TOUCH OF SPICE……….9. THREADS (Karin Malmberg)

– ALPHABET SOUP………….”S” (Pat Savas)

The meeting is followed by the drop-in until 4pm, incorporating the William Morris applique group.

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ROWmakers design group meeting – 14 October

October 11, 2015 | Posted in Row-by-row Challenge | By

The next meeting of the ROWmakers design group is on Wednesday 14 October, 10am for a 10.30am start, until 12 noon. This is followed by the William Morris applique group until 4pm.

This meeting will reveal the results of the eighth round ( red, wool/felt, ‘T’) and draw out the requirements for the ninth and final round.

Here are some images from round 7 ( blues, threads, ‘R’):

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Here is a summary of the choices made so far:

  Colour by Numbers A Touch of Spice Alphabet Soup
1 Grass, Apple, Lime, Emerald, Olive, Bottle, Sage BORROWED, SWAPPED, GIFTED P
2 Chocolate, Copper, Camel, Bronze, Fawn, Chestnut, Coffee PRINT, WORDS J
3 Lemon, Amber, Canary, Gold, Brass, Butter, Honey LEFTOVERS C
4 Turquoise, Aquamarine, Peacock, Jade, Beryl, Teal, Duck Egg VINTAGE H
5 Tangerine, Flame, Carrot, Coral, Apricot, Peach, Salmon BUTTONS, BEADS, RIBBON, BRAID S
6 Lavender, Lilac, Violet, Plum, Amethyst, Orchid, Berry LINEN, SILK, LACE L
7 Sky, Sapphire, Ink, Denim, Cornflower, Navy, Sea THREADS R
8 Ruby, Cherry, Cardinal, Wine, Tomato, Strawberry, Poppy WOOL, FELT T

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Busy Week for Canberra Quilters

September 7, 2015 | Posted in Meetings, member activity | By

The second week of the month is always a busy one for Canberra Quilters. Here is a list of what is coming up:

Tuesday, 8 September : QFO working bee 10am-2.30pm

Wednesday, 9 September: ROWmakers design group 10am for 10.30am until 12 noon. Followed by Drop-in until 4pm, incorporating ‘Bill’s Girls’ – the William Morris applique interest group.

Thursday, 10 September: Creative Clothing interest group from 10am until 2pm.  In the evening, Modern Quilting from 7.30pm.

Friday, 11 September: Drop-in from 10am until 4pm

Saturday, 12 September: Art Quilters group from 1pm until 4pm

All these meetings are held in the Canberra Quilters room at the Cook Community Hub.

 

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ROWmakers meeting – 8 July

July 5, 2015 | Posted in Meetings, Row-by-row Challenge | By

The next meeting of ROWmakers design group is on Wednesday 8 July, 10am for a 10.30 start, until 12 noon.

The elements chosen for the fifth round were:

  • COLOUR BY NUMBERS…2. Tangerine, Flame, Carrot, Coral, Apricot, Peach, Salmon
  • A TOUCH OF SPICE………10. BUTTONS/BEADS/RIBBON/BRAID
  • ALPHABET SOUP………….”S”

Here are some images from round 4:

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Here is a summary of the choices so far:

MONTH 1 – COLOUR BY NUMBERS…4. Grass, Apple, Lime, Emerald, Olive, Bottle, Sage

– A TOUCH OF SPICE………11. BORROWED/SWAPPED/GIFTED

– ALPHABET SOUP………….”P”

MONTH 2 – COLOUR BY NUMBERS…11. Chocolate, Copper, Camel, Bronze, Fawn, Chestnut, Coffee

– A TOUCH OF SPICE……….5. PRINTS/WORDS

– ALPHABET SOUP………….”J”

MONTH 3 – COLOUR BY NUMBERS…6. Lemon, Amber, Canary, Gold, Brass, Butter, Honey

– A TOUCH OF SPICE………8. LEFTOVERS

– ALPHABET SOUP………….”C”

MONTH 4 – COLOUR BY NUMBERS…12. Turquoise, Aquamarine, Peacock, Jade, Beryl, Teal, Duck Egg

– A TOUCH OF SPICE……….7. VINTAGE

– ALPHABET SOUP…………..”H”

Following ROWmakers there is a drop-in until 4pm. You can come along and sew, baste your quilt or Join in with Bills’ Girls – a group interested in William Morris quilts.

 

MONTH 5 – COLOUR BY NUMBERS…2. Tangerine, Flame, Carrot, Coral, Apricot, Peach, Salmon  (Audrey Cureton)

– A TOUCH OF SPICE………10. BUTTONS/BEADS/RIBBON/BRAID  (Elaine Wilson)

– ALPHABET SOUP………….”S”  (Rhonda Clough)

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REMINDERS- 2nd week of the month

June 8, 2015 | Posted in Meetings | By

The second week of the month is always a busy one with a number of regular activities on the calendar.

QFO on Tuesday, 10am till 2.30pm. Help sew quilts for charities.

ROWMAKERS design group on Wednesday, 10am for 10.30 until 12 noon, followed by the drop-in until 4pm. This incorporates the William Morris interest group from 12 noon.

Creative Clothing Interest Group on Thursday, from 10am until 2pm.

Modern Quilt Group on Thursday evening, from 7.30pm until 10ish. Gerda will be demonstrating Y seams. Bring show & tell and your own work to do.

Art Quilters Group on Saturday, from 1-4pm:

Please bring your tiny treasure, “Winter” theme to Show&Tell. Also, those ladies who participated in the Jo Hollier workshop (lino cutting/printing), please bring your samples. Mystery mini-workshop: please bring pieces of fabric and paper, no bigger than A4 … Wilma and Buffy will bring the rest

(Image in banner is one of the QFO quilts hanging in the corridor.)

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ROWmakers resumes on 10 September

September 9, 2014 | Posted in Row-by-row Challenge | By

After having a break for the exhibition period the ROWmakers design challenge resumes tomorrow, 10 September. Room opens at 10am for a 10.30 start.

We are three quarters of the way through – having had six combinations to work on, two more to go. Hope you can all bring some show and tell so that we can see have you have progressed. Here is a reminder of what has been drawn out so far:

Round # Colour Technique Alphabet
1 Pink Liberated/ Improvised G Z
2 Orange Diamonds/ Hexagons K F
3 Red Circles/ Curves C V
4 Black 3D/ Fabric Folding W L
5 Blue Traditional Piecing E P
6 Warm Crazy Piecing S H

The ROWmakers get together is immediately followed by the Bill’s Girls (William Morris applique) group and the normal drop-in until 4pm.

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Rowmakers Meeting 9 July, followed by William Morris Group

July 2, 2014 | Posted in Row-by-row Challenge | By

The next meeting of ROWmakers design group is on Wednesday 9 July, 10am for a 10.30am start, in the CQ room.

So far five rounds of combinations have been put forward to challenge the participants. At the June meeting the following were chosen:

  • Blue (Jill Kennedy)
  • Traditional Piecing (Joan Porta)
  • “E” (Leonie Grigg)
  • “P” (Liz Rose)

Of course the letters offer many different ways to satisfy- colour (emerald, pink, purple) or technique (embellish, embroidery, piecing, patchwork, pintucks), as well as many block names.

Here is a look at what was revealed for round 4 ( black,  3D/Fabric folding, ‘W’ and  ‘L’):

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the quilting will answer all the questions…

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lots of folding to create this flower

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tiny folded stars top and bottom

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3D waterlily

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Jacquie is making bags this year

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Jacquie is also catching up with last year’s challenge

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Another butterfly from Pat

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Kris is incorporating houses…

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Straight after the ROWmakers meeting and into the afternoon the William Morris interest group (Bill’s Girls) get together to talk and work on their William Morris applique projects.

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ROWmakers and Bill’s Girls reminders – 14 May

May 12, 2014 | Posted in Row-by-row Challenge | By

The monthly meeting of the ROWmakers design challenge group is on Wednesday, 10am for a 10.30am start, until 12 noon.

Just a reminder of what elements to choose from to be included:

. RED (Di Ballantyne)

. CIRCLES/CURVES (Jenny Petersen)

. “C” (Annette Dziedzic)

. “V” (Pat Savas)

You could go “all red” and choose cerise for C and vermillion for V,  use spotted fabric to meet the circles/ curves ingredient, or use blocks starting with C- Churn Dash, Cotton Reels, Chinese Lantern, Colorado Star, Cross Roads; or V – Virginia Star, Virginia Compass (by Jinny Beyer) , Variable Star, Vermont Maple Leaf.

Immediately following the ROWmakers meeting the William Morris interest group (Bill’s Girls) meets in the afternoon. This is a group of members who are interested in the William Morris style of quilts, using the William Morris fabrics or finishing off quilts started in Michelle Hill workshops.

june's william morris quilt

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