The ROWmakers normally meet on the second Wednesday of the month, but because of the exhibition timing they skipped the regular meeting.
To make up for the gap and to let our "correspondence" participants to come to a meeting we are holding a get-together this Sunday, 19 August, in the CQ room, from 2.00pm until 4.00pm
Members and visitors are welcome to come along and see what this design exercise is all about, join us for afternoon tea and a chat.
The July meeting had a double draw of themes to compensate for the missed meeting. The themes chosen:
Round 6 - red, spots/ stripes, hearts
Round 7 - green, embellished/embroidered, birds
For those who missed the Canberra Times on Saturday here is a link to an article by Ian Warden about the Exhibition and the Craft Fair. There are additional images attached to the online version of the article than appeared in the paper.
This is an earlier article by Ian Warden about some of our junior exhibitors, Jonathan and William Bielenberg.
Now that the exhibition is over for another year, the normal meeting and drop-in schedule resumes. The first meeting is this Wednesday in the Hub Hall, from 9.30am until 12.30pm.
Members who exhibited quilts and clothing in the exhibition are asked to bring their items for Show & Tell.
This month it is BYO morning tea snacks (tea & coffee are provided).
Library will be open after the meeting in the CQ room.
The Exhibition Raffle was drawn at 4.00pm on Sunday. Winning ticket-holders get to choose which prize they wish to take.
First-drawn ticket, 00381 (Sue Bourke), chose the Bernina Overlocker Model 700D.
Second-drawn ticket, 03286 (Fiona Hammond), chose the Kingfisher Design Wall from Brindabella Quilting Systems.
The third-drawn ticket, 04574 (Christine Bell, received the quilt 'Batik Rhapsody', made by Janet Cruise and Elizabeth Rose, quilted by Jenny Bowker.
Congratulations to our winners.
The Canberra Quilters Annual Exhibition opened today, in conjunction with the Quilt and Craft Fair at EPIC in Canberra. Lots of people out and about, with the exhibition being officially opened by Helen Maxwell.
The judging of quilts took place on Tuesday and here are the results (long list):
Bernina Best of Show Phar Lap Phashion, Helen Godden Bernina Amateur Encouragement Award River of Grace, Bronwyn Hill Bernina Excellence Award for a Junior Quilt Maker The Mad Hatter's Tea Party, Ineka Voigt Best Use of Colour The Quiltmaker, Jenny Bowker Chiatanya Designs Embellishment Award A Little Bit Crazy, Margaret Barclay Retaining the Tradition Blackgate Interchange, Janelle Noack Excellence in Hand Quilting Under the Same Sky, Nobuko Miyake Claire Ayling Batik Award Six Part Harmony, Fiona Hammond Modern Quilting Award A Little Bird Told Me, Anieta Barendrecht Margaret Armistead Award Round the Garden Like a Jelly Bear, Joanne Barraclough Allan Armistead Award Mickey and Friends Help the Environment, Chloe Ann Reed
Category Awards Category1- Bed Quilt (non-professional)11- Round
the Garden Like a Jelly Bear, Joanne Barraclough
Commended - 62 - Rose-Tinted Memories,
Category 4-Wall Quilt (professional)
172 - The Quiltmaker, Jenny Bowker 274 - Under the Same Sky, Nobuko Miyaki 373 -Feast Days and Festivals, Margaret Lamb Highly
Commended - 76 - A Year in the Land of
Aus, Therese Rankmore
Category 5-Mixed Media Quilt (open)
179 -Phar Lap Phashion, Helen Godden
280 - Maharajah's Fantasy Bloom, Fiona
382 - The Fire, Beth Miller
Category 6-Art Quilt (open)
191 - Night Bloomers, Beth Miller 288 - River of Grace, Bronwyn Hill
387 - Six Part Harmony, Fiona Hammond
Commended -8- Flow #3, Dianne Firth
Category 7- Group Quilt (open)
Pop Rock Pools, Helena Ablett
Category 8- Commercially-Quilted Quilt (open) 1110 - Blackgate Interchange, Janelle Noack Quilted by Sarah
Lennon - Piece by Piece Quilting 2103 - Travelling the World, Louise Fredericks Quilted by Fran
Wilson - Willowpatch 399 - Star, Lynette Adams Quilted by
Kay White – Kay’s Quilts Highly Commended - 106- Twisted
Hexagons, Michelle Law Quilted by
Raylee Bielenberg - Sunflower Quilting
Category 9- Challenge Quilt (open)
1133 - Red Stones # 3, Dianne Firth
2137 - Bintang Beauties, Janet
3124 - Red + 1: Shades of Grey, Anieta
Commended - 154 - Is it a Jug or a Vase?,
Annabelle Sullivan Category 10-Tiny Treasure Quilt (open) 1167-Mandala, Colleen Reed 2165 - Mini 30s, Julie Herring 3170 - Faces in the Crowd, Wendy Saclier
Category 11-Creative Clothing - Classic 1172 - Once Old, Now New, Louise Fredericks 2175 - Japanese Garden, Donna Sunderland 3177 - Think Japanese, Dawn Wilson
Category 12-Creative Clothing – Art to Wear
1178 - Canadian Adventure, Sandra Farley
2179 - Gold and Green Leaves, Dawn Wilson
Category 13- Creative Clothing – Accessories
1180 - Tobiishi Sash, Wendy Saclier
2181 - Floral on Black, Dawn Wilson
Category 14- Creative Clothing – Challenge 1185 - Fuchsia Cape, Sandra Farley 2184 - RE(a)Dy for Anything, Andrea Carew 3187 - The Promise of Spring, Beres Senden
Commended - 182 - 100 Plus One, Dell
Category 15- Quilts by children - primary school
1190 - Keyholes, William Bielenberg
2194 - Mickey and Friends Help the Environment, Chloe Ann Reed
3191 - Pink and Purple Parade, Laura Kristina Kleine Butron
Commended - 193 - Beary Best Friends,
Category 16- Quilts by youth - secondary school
1196 - The Mad Hatter's Tea Party, Ineka Voigt
2195 - Flame Bird, Jonathan Bielenberg
Now it is back to my job as Exhibition Secretary and hopefully not such a large time gap between posts. I hope to post some images tomorrow evening.