Weston Creek Uniting Church (Parkinson St)
7.15 for 7.45-10pm
Special Show & Tell: Putting on the Glitz!
Christmas gift exchange
This marks the midpoint in the Twelve by Twelve challenge timetable. To celebrate this milestone, they encourage readers to leave a comment about this project and to enter a draw for some notecards featuring the collaborative quilt mosaics.
We have been told the space is one big area on the second floor, which we can subdivide. Some members of the Committee hope to be able to inspect it in the next few weeks.
Cook is fairly central and is reasonably easy to access from all parts of Canberra. Of course, some of us will have a shorter distance to travel to meetings and some of us will have longer – but the advantages of having space of our own which is truly ‘Canberra Quilters home’ will far outweigh the disadvantages.
Just think – access to the library, flexibility for QFO, a drop-in place, friendship group meeting place, small group exhibitions, workshops ... the list goes on.
Your input is important. Now is the time for you to let the Committee know your thoughts and ideas on the HOO (Home of Our Own) and the HOOT (Home of Our Own Transition) – so talk to them, email them, phone them ... or even post a comment here.
Canberra Quilters Inc
PO Box 3297
Weston Creek ACT 2611
At the evening meeting on May 1 we will have a special themed evening based on the colour RED. Please wear something red and bring along your red quilts for a special show & tell. They don’t have to be totally red, just predominantly red. Remember there are many shades and tints of red – from pale pink to deep burgundy. To help you remember the red theme, coincidentally the meeting falls on May 1 – traditionally May Day, celebrated by Communists and Socialists world wide. Instead of having reds under our beds we will celebrate reds on our beds, on our walls…and shall we see many ladies in red?
The eventual winner of the Canberra Quilters Inc Members Exhibition raffle will surely find it difficult to choose between the terrific prizes on offer. How would you choose between a quilt by Helen Godden and a Bernina Aurora 440QE from Bernina Australia?
This year the Raffle Quilt is Poppy Paradox triptych by Helen Godden. It is in fact six quilts in one, being completely reversible and in three separate panels. Beautifully created in cotton and silk, one side is bleach painted homespun and the other is hand painted silk and quilted with free motion machine. It is a wonderful vibrant quilt that any quilter would be delighted to win.
Then there is a Bernina Aurora 440QE, valued at $2,999, kindly donated by Bernina Australia. This fantastic machine has the celebrated stitch regulator that gives even sized stitches for free machine quilting.
Third prize is a Happy Jack Quilting frame valued at $1,325, kindly donated by Jackie McNab of Brindabella Quilting – a compact quilt frame that will help you to quilt to perfection. The aluminium frame sits on your own sturdy table and it is suitable for most domestic machines. It can extend to fit a king sized quilt yet packs down to 1 metre for easy storage.
The raffle will be drawn Sunday 10 August at the close of the Canberra Quilters Inc Members’ Exhibition.
This year (until 1 August and within Australia only) you can buy books of 10 tickets by post for $10 each, paid by cheque or money order made out to Canberra Quilters Inc – NO CASH PLEASE!
Send a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope* (for return of the tickets) with your cheque or money order to Canberra Quilters Inc, PO Box 3297, WESTON CREEK, ACT 2611.
and at participating shops.
* Please note that if no SASE is included then only 9 tickets will be sent as $1 will be deducted for post and handling.
Dijanne Cevaal will be running two two-day workshops on "Playing with Tifaifai" (Polynesian-style quilting) at Braidwood Townstay Workshop Arts Space. See Dijanne's blog for some images of student work from last year's workshops - some of the participants came up from the south coast for the workshop, and really loved it.
Contact Fiona Hammond for bookings or more information on: (02) 4849 4489 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Go to www.braidwoodtownstay.com.au for more information about the venue.(Sorry this contact info was missing in March Connecting Threads!)