Thursday 24 April 2008

Seeking donations for the Biggest Quilting Morning Tea

We are seeking donations of the following items to support both the fundraising and the fun of the Biggest Quilting Morning Tea to be held from 10am-2pm, 17 May at the Church of Christ, 82 Limestone Avenue, Ainslie ($5.00 entry. Theme: Hot in the Kitchen!).

Do you have any:
  • Charm Squares
  • Fabric, fabric and more fabric - unloved material you will never use but someone else may
  • Beads, beads and more beads – always a welcome addition to handcrafted projects
  • Cards, stamps or tools which would be a welcome addition to any craft room
  • Cottons, notions and doodads
  • Unwanted kits, patterns, magazines
Or any other items which you think may be enjoyed by someone else! Please remember that pre-loved items still need to be of good value to another crafter.

Donations can be made by contacting:
  • Paulette on 62540462 or 0405 109 478
  • Robin on 62425520 or 0417 260 731
Southside donation points are also available (call Paulette for details) or just bring your goodies along to the May evening meeting of Canberra Quilters.

Wednesday 23 April 2008

3 May: Creative Clothing Inspiration afternoon

Do you want some inspiration for making something special to wear? Do you want to share some ideas, techniques, or pictures in books for clothing? Have you ever thought you might put some “wearable art” into the Canberra Quilters exhibition? Join the:
Creative Clothing Inspiration Afternoon
1-4pm, 3 May 2008
Queanbeyan Community Centre, 262 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan $2 to cover venue hire.

Come along to give and get ideas and share a cuppa. Bring along fabric, or special bits and pieces for inspiration. Partially completed objects welcome, as well as show & tell.

Wednesday 16 April 2008

1 May Meeting

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?

Wednesday 9 April 2008

New Committee for 2008/2009

A new committee was appointed at the recent Annual General Meeting as follows:
  • President - Susan Blood
  • Vice President - Elizabeth Rose
  • Secretary - Jocelyn Green
  • Treasurer - Helen Rose
  • Librarian - Patricia Butron
  • Exhibition Coordinator - Anne Arnold
  • Publicity Officer - Vacant
  • Newsletter Editor - Rosemary Butt
  • Membership Secretary - Jenny Cook
  • Workshop Coordinator - Valerie van der Winden
  • Committee Member - Pat Barter
The position of Publicity Officer remains vacant. Please contact one of the committee members (or come along to the next evening meeting on 1 May) if you are interested in taking up this position to promote Canberra Quilters and its range of activities.

Monday 7 April 2008

Canberra Quilters Exhibition Blog Button

If you would like to add the CQX button to your blog or website, here is the html code to insert into your blog template or webpage:
<a href=""> <img src=""alt="Canberra Quilters Exhibition 2008 Raffle Quilt" /></a>

Here are the steps if you have a Blogspot blog:Canberra Quilters Exhibition 2008 Raffle Quilt Information
  • go to Dashboard>Layout>Page Elements>Add Page Element;
  • choose "HTML/Javascript" as your page element, click "Add to Blog";
  • cut and paste the code and click "Save Changes";
  • on the "Add & Arrange" page elements page, you can drag and drop the button at the desired place in your side bar.
The button should look like this. Please contact me if you require assistance.

Wednesday 2 April 2008

Canberra Quilters Raffle 2008

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.

Single tickets will be available at participating shops and at Canberra Quilters Inc regular meetings from 3 April:
  • Evening Meeting, 7.30 pm 1st Thursday of the month;
  • Southside Day Meeting, 9.30 am 3rd Wednesday of the month;
  • Northside Day Meeting, 10 1m 4th Friday of every month;

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.