Sunday, 27 December 2009
Times: Monday, 28 December 2009 to Saturday, 02 January 2010
Venue: Foyer of Multimedia Room,
Canberra Girls' Grammar School,
48 Melbourne Avenue,
Deakin ACT 2600
Further information is available at www.talalkozo.info/program/patchwork.htm
Sunday, 25 October 2009
The exhibition opens on Saturday 7 November and continues until 19 December 2009 at the Craft ACT Craft & Design Centre, Level 1 North Building, 180 London Circuit, Canberra City ACT.
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
The September newsletter contains a pledge certificate for your to sign and hand in to the Vice President Elizabeth Rose. Blank certificates will also be available at meetings. You will need to nominate a specific project on the pledge and be ready to show the completed quilt in November 2010. You may choose to show the incomplete UFO and tell the story at the December 2009 meeting. You may want to wait until you see the results of the 2009 pledge participants at the 5 November meeting before you take the plunge.
You have until December 2009 to make the pledge and you can nominate more than one project to complete.
Thursday, 15 October 2009
Saturday, 10 October 2009
- Valerie Kirk, Head of Textiles, ANU School of Art, “Process, Ideas & Technique”
- Bea Brickhill, Director – ACT, Australia Business Arts Foundation, “Business Skills for Artists”
- Barbara Macey, eminent textile artist and founding member of Ozquilt Network Inc, “A Journey in Textiles”
Non Ozquilt Network members are welcome! See the booking form for the full program and other details. Conference papers are available for $15. Bookings for the Ozquilt Network annual conference close on 30 October 2009.
Saturday, 19 September 2009
Sunday, 23 August 2009
The material is a backing size cotton fabric and is a patterned fawn colour.
If anyone has any scraps even the size of the palm of your hand, I would be so grateful to help her complete her quilt.
Please contact me on 0401271854. I will come and collect or pay for postage. I hope one day to have her visit and come to Canberra quilters to show her quilt.
The list of participants in the exhibition includes:
- Laura Beehler, USA
- Claire Benn, England
- Regina Benson, USA
- Jane Dunnewold, USA
- Susan Fell-McLean, Australia
- Claudia Helmer, Germany
- Cas Holmes, England
- Ken Kagajo, Japan
- Helen Lancaster, Australia
- Jurate Petruskeviciene, Lithuania
- Jeanne Raffer Beck, USA
- Julie Ryder, Australia
- Joan Schulze, USA
- Tjarya (Nungalka) Stanley, Ernabella Arts, Australia
- Norma Starszakowna, England
- Tjunkaya Tapaya, Ernabella Arts, Australia
- Annie Trevillian, Australia
- Joan Truckenbrod, USA
- Jurate Urbiene, Lithuania
- Els van Baarle, The Netherlands
- Marie-Therese Wisniowski, Australia
Saturday, 15 August 2009
The award is sponsored by Cheryl Hannah, Director of Fyre Gallery, Braidwood, in conjunction with an exhibition of Hall Thorpe’s work from November 13 to December 21
Entry forms available from the Quilt Event website www.braidwoodquiltevent.org.au
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ph (02) 4842 2355 or (02) 4842 2626
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
Monday, 10 August 2009
Thursday, 6 August 2009
These are the major award recipients:-
Bernina Best of Show: Happy Magic by Naomi Miyake
Best Use of Colour: Luminosity by Judy Turner
Embellishment Award: Corrugated Iron – Iron Lace II by Beth Miller
Retaining the Tradition: Cecilia’s Crazy Creation by Cecilia Skene
Excellence in Handquilting: Happy Magic by Naomi Miyake
Bernina Excellence Award
for a Junior Quilt Maker: Fairyland by Kristina Kleine Butron (age 7)
The Margaret Armistead Award for a first time exhibitor was awarded to Linda Gosnell for her quilt At Last! Linda's Seminole.
The Allan Armistead Award for a first-time Junior exhibitor was awarded to Gabrielle Ciacia for her quilt Butterfly Dots
Tuesday, 21 July 2009
There will also be a number of other displays for visitors to enjoy:
- Challenge Quilts – with a theme of ‘In Your Dreams’ this is sure to produce some delightfully imaginative quilts.
- Creative Clothing – this always impressive display will have handmade garments and accessories created with two very different themes: ‘Everyday Items’ and ‘Anything Goes’.
- Best of Australia Quilts – the eight state finalists from the Bernina National Quilt award will be displayed together.
- Plus, in the Canberra Quilters’ Sales Room, visitors can purchase beautiful homewares and decorator items which are handmade by guild members.
The Exhibition will be opened officially by Diana Lampe at 11am on Thursday, 6 August. Once a quilter, Diana is a well known embroiderer from the region and has published several successful books.
Diane is also a food journalist for the Canberra Times and she has the pleasure of launching the Canberra Quilters Cookbook at the fair. The book, which features fabulous food inspired miniquilts created by guild members will be available to purchase at the exhibition, and the quilts will be on display.www.craftfair.com.au for more information.
Monday, 20 July 2009
Saturday, 11 July 2009
Thursday, 9 July 2009
On 12 July the Canberra Quilters raffle quilt will be on display, with tickets for sale, at the Old Bus Depot Markets at Kingston in Canberra. This is the annual "Creative Fibre" day at the markets - they are open from 10am until 4pm. Volunteers are still needed -if you are able to help out on the day please contact Pat Barter on the number in the newsletter.
Image of Butterfly Panzie by Jenny Casey. Alternative first prize is a Bernina Activa PE230 sewing machine.
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
Wednesday, 1 July 2009
Monday, 8 June 2009
Image: Louise Saxton, Home-Tree, 2008
The Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Forum takes place on Saturday 20 June 2009 from 12.30 – 4.30pm
KEY NOTE SPEAKERS
Head School of Design Studies College of Fine Arts University of New South Wales
Intriguing the Senses: Contemporary Textiles
Textiles artists and designers have embraced innovative research techniques to explore complex concepts producing individual and innovative textiles. By exploring current issues of sustainability, environment and place combined with historical reference and new technologies, all are developing intriguing ways to inform the senses.
This lecture will illustrate current research projects by staff and postgraduate students at the College of Fine Arts, UNSW and at UTS in Sydney. It will also document research undertaken in developing woven textiles for Liz Williamson: Textiles a solo exhibition held at Object Gallery, Sydney in late 2008 as part of the Living Treasures series and now touring nationally.
Curator Fashion & Textiles National Gallery of Victoria
Australian textiles in the collection of the NGV
How the collection has developed and the range of works and techniques represented, including 19th century embroideries and 20th century printed and woven textiles.
ARTISTS FLOOR TALK
Sara Lindsay, Julie Montgarrett, Louise Saxton, Patrick Snelling, Emma Sulzer
Cost: $22/$16 concession includes light lunch
Bookings & prepayment essential. Tel: 03 5722 0761
Wednesday, 3 June 2009
Bed Quilts Non-Professional - First Place - Canberra Quilters' Exhibiton 2008
Wednesday, 1 April 2009
- The competition is open to all financial members of Canberra Quilters Inc.
- Each member may submit one entry only.
- An entry fee of $5 must accompany each entry.
- The theme is "food" which can be represented in any style you like, keeping in mind that it must come up well in a photograph.
- The finished quilts must be received, accompanied by the entry form in the newsletter by no later than 7 May 2009.
- The quilt must measure 12" x 16" (30cm x 41cm) in portrait orientation, with variations within one inch acceptable.
Sushi by Fiona Hammond
Tuesday, 31 March 2009
Weston Creek Uniting Church Hall
Parkinson Street, Weston Creek
Important business includes voting on adopting a new constitution. Bring along your bags from the bag workshops last year for a special show and tell.
Saturday, 28 February 2009
Monday, 23 February 2009
Canberra Quilters' immediate response is in conjunction with the four local patchwork shops, who have offered to act as receivers of finished quilts. The shops are Addicted to Fabric, Phillip; Rosemont, Tuggeranong; Calico Patch, Nicholls; and Hobbysew, Belconnen. Quilts delivered to them will be collected by Canberra Quilters Inc. up to the beginning of May and forwarded on to the Victorian Guild which is setting up a distribution network. Some shops may also use their own contacts for distribution – but all quilts left with them, will find their way to those in need in Victoria.
Later on in the year we propose to ask members to donate fabric, books, sewing notions, etc., which we will put into stash rebuilding packages for distribution to Victorian quilters . The arrangements for this project are not yet firm and, in any case, we do not believe that the need for such quilting items is immediate. However, we would like members to start casting an eye over their stashes to see what they can spare.
Friday, 6 February 2009
Remember current membership if essential if you want to:
- exhibit at our annual exhibition in August;
- enjoy discounts from our sponsor;
- borrow books from our library;
- receive Connecting Threads newsletter;
- vote at the AGM and any special general meetings; and
- be an office holder.
Tuesday, 20 January 2009
- accredited teachers decribing their forthcoming workshops;
- a special show and tell with the theme of "Summer Quilts" or "What I did in the Holidays"; and
- a presentation by tACTile sharing their latest exhibition of contemporary quilts - Collections - which will open in February 2009 at the Australian Quilt Convention in Melbourne.
tACTile was founded at the end of 2001 by a group of Canberra based textile artists to advance contemporary quiltmaking in Australia by exploring the opportunities of the art quilt. tACTile comprises 6 members; Jenny Bowker, Dianne Firth, Helen Gray and Beth Miller with Beth and Trevor Reid working together in partnership. All the artists are individually acknowledged as leaders in the field of contemporary quiltmaking at local, national and international levels. The name tACTile was chosen to allude to the touch of textiles while incorporating the fact that they all live in the ACT (Australian Capital Territory). The group has toured nationally and internationally three very successful exhibitions, ‘Pathways’ 2003-2004, ‘Five Squared’ 2005-2007 and ‘Eyeline’ 2007-2008 and are now in the process of completing their fourth exhibition ‘Collections’.
- The action or process of collecting
- A group of things collected or accumulated, Collectable (Adj)
- Worth collecting
- Able to be collected, Collective (Adj)
- Done by or belonging to all the members of a group.