Thursday 26 June 2008

Evening Meeting: Thursday 3 July

The next evening meeting is Thursday, 3 July 2008 at the Weston Creek Uniting Church Hall, Parkinson St, Weston Creek (7.15pm for a 7.45pm start). There will be a presentation by the Krazy Kwilters. Come and take a look at the work of this group dedicated to the crazy patchwork genre.

By the way, a wiki on crazy quilting is under development. It is framed as series of fully illustrated lessons in a PDF file. This excellent resource is free and open to anyone.

Crazy Quilt Sampler by Sharon B
In a Minute Ago - A Textile Blog

Saturday 21 June 2008

A Red World @ Wangaratta: 21 June - 27 July 2008

Celebrate the opening weekend of textile exhibition A Red World & Wangaratta’s Stitched Up Textile Festival listening to talks by some of Australia’s most respected textile artists: Beth Hatton, Dianne Firth, Ilka White & Pamela Fitzsimons with a light lunch catered by Tread & an opportunity for questions and discussion (11am - 2.30pm, Sunday 22 June - Bookings essential).
Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery
56 Ovens Street Wangaratta VIC 3677
T: 03 5722 0865 F: 03 5722 2969
Hours: 1-4 Sat-Sun, 12-5 Mon-Tues, 10-5 Wed-Fri
Free Entry • Closed Public Holidays + for installation

Friday 20 June 2008

Eyeline Exhibition @ Fairfield: 31 May - 27 July

Waterline by Dianne FirthThe Eyeline Exhibition of contemporary quilts is open for viewing at:

Fairfield City Museum & Gallery

Cnr The Horsley Drive and Oxford Street
Smithfield NSW 2164
Free admission
Open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm
and Sunday 1pm-4pm
(Closed Monday and public holidays)

Eyeline is an initiative of tACTile, a group of Canberra-based textile artists aiming to advance contemporary quiltmaking in Australia. The group includes Dianne Firth, Beth and Trevor Reid, Helen Grey, Jenny Bowker and Beth Miller.

Waterline (pictured) by Dianne Firth

Sunday 15 June 2008

Canberra Quilters Blog Roll

If you take a glance at the sidebar to the right of this blog, you will see that we have started a blog roll listing the blogs of various members of Canberra Quilters. For your assistance, it also shows when the blog was last updated.

The list is a little short at the moment. If you belong to Canberra Quilters and would like to be added to the blog roll, please leave a comment with your name and the url of your blog. You might even like to return the favour by adding Connecting the Blog to your blog roll or mentioning this blog in a blog post. Comments and links help make the blogosphere a vibrant world!

Saturday 14 June 2008

Congratulations to Sydney Quilt Show Prize Winners

Congratulations to the following CQ members on their success at the Sydney Quilt Show 2008:
  • Jenny Bowker - Contemporary Art Quilt Award, first prize Pictorial Quilt and second prize, Art Quilt;
  • Dianne Firth - third prize, Small or Wall Quilt (Professional) and fourth prize Art Quilt;
  • Kerrilyn Gavin - third place, Predominantly Applique (Professional);
  • Helen Godden - Judges' commendation Art Quilt and Pictorial Quilt; and
  • Beth Miller - Judges' commendation, Small or Wall Quilt (Professional).
You can view the prize winning quilts on the Quilters' Guild of NSW website at:

Tuesday 3 June 2008

Evening Meeting: Thursday 5 June

The next evening meeting is this Thursday, 5 June 2008 at the Weston Creek Uniting Church Hall, Parkinson St, Weston Creek (7.15pm for a 7.45pm start).

There will be a special show and tell with the theme of "Starry, starry night". Please bring along your quilts that have stars as a significant design feature.
Billie's Stars by Brenda Gael Smith
Billie's Stars by Brenda Gael Smith

Monday 2 June 2008

Reminder - CQX Closing Date is 6 June

The closing date for entries for the Canberra Quilters' Exhibition 2008 is this Friday, 6 June 2008.

If you cannot put your hands on the March issue of Connecting Threads, you can download all of the relevant forms from the forms page of the Canberra Quilters website including:
And don't forget that you can purchase raffle tickets by mail too.