Happy New Year everyone. We have resumed meetings and drop-ins at the Canberra Quilters premises at Cook. February will be the first full month of the new meeting timetable. If you wish, you will be able to attend a Canberra Quilters meeting every week. There are also drop ins scheduled every Wednesday (10-4) and Friday (1-4) so you can come and use the space then as well.
First Thursday of the month is the evening meeting. It is a more formal meeting held in the Community Hall adjacent to our premises at Cook. Start time is 7.45pm. Our library is open from 7pm, in the CQ room in Block C.
Second Wednesday of the month, from 10am until 12noon. In the CQ room. This is a 'sit and sew' meeting, although part of the time will be devoted to a Row by Row Quilt Challenge called 'Permission to Play'. This is a no-swap challenge, so if you choose to participate you will be working on your own quilt. You don't have to be part of the challenge to come to the meeting. The 'final reveal' will be at the show and tell in December. Meeting led by Joanne West and Karin Malmberg.
Third Wednesday of the month, from 9.30am until 12noon. In the Community Hall. Meeting also know as 'Wonderful Wednesday'. This is also a 'sit and sew' meeting. Members leave fabric and magazines, 'free to a good home', on the stage. Meeting led by Anne Arnold.
Fourth Friday of the month, from 10am until 1pm. In the CQ room. Meeting also known as 'Friendly Friday'.This is a 'sit and sew' meeting. Meeting led by June Carthy.
On the second Tuesday of the month, Quilts for Others (QFO) holds a sewing/quilting bee to work on quilts to be donated to charities. Session runs from 10am until 2.30pm. Contact the QFO co-ordinator, Jocelyn Green, for further information.
Two special interest groups meet on a Saturday, in the CQ room.
On the first Saturday of the month the Creative Clothing group meets. Start times vary according to the program for that month. February starts at 10.30. Contact the co-ordinator, Sandra Farley, for further information.
On the second Saturday of the month the Art Quilters meet, from 12 noon. Co-ordinators Buffy Beggs and Jenny Huston.