Wednesday 27 August 2008

Quilt Show Presentation Night: Thursday 4 September

The next evening meeting is Thursday, 4 September 2008 at the Weston Creek Uniting Church Hall, Parkinson St, Weston Creek (7.15pm for a 7.45pm start). This will be Quilt Show Presentation Night where awards and prizes from the Canberra Quilters Exhibition will be presented to the recipients. Join us in celebrating the talent and diversity of members of Canberra Quilters.

Saturday 16 August 2008

Exhibition CD available now

The Canberra Quilters Exhibition this year was so good, the selection of prize-winning quilts on our website doesn't do justice to the great standard of work. So this year, Canberra Quilters made a CD of all the quilts and other items in the Members' Exhibition. The CDs are available for $15 each.

This price includes GST and postage and packing within Australia. To obtain your copy, please send a cheque or money order (no cash, please) for $15 to:
CD Sales
Canberra Quilters Inc
PO Box 3297
Weston Creek ACT 2611

My Place Exhibition Website

My Place Quilts Exhibition
MY PLACE is a travelling exhibition of 90 contemporary art quilts from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa curated by Jeanette Botha, Dijanne Cevaal and Anne Scott.

Congratulations to CQ members (including Helen Gray, Beth Miller, Beth & Trevor Reid and Brenda Smith) whose quilts have been selected to be part of the MY PLACE quilts. You can now view their quilts, along with the other Australian quilts on the MY PLACE quilt gallery.

Visitors to the Australasian Quilt Convention in Melbourne in late February 2009 will be able to view all of the MY PLACE quilts in person.

Wednesday 13 August 2008

Viewers' Choice & Prize Listing Update

The voting slips have been counted. Here are the results of the Viewers' Choice:
  • Quilt Category: Kairo Kaleidoscopes by Helen & Pat Godden; and
  • Creative Clothing: Anyone seen those old jeans? by Wendy Saclier
In addition, the following prizes were announced at the opening of the exhibition:
  • Margaret Armistead [First Time Exhibitor] Award: In the Red by Joanne West; and
  • Allan Armistead [Junior Exhibitor] Award: Flower Garden by Kristina Kleine-Butron.
The Prize Listing has been updated. Please note the changes to the Wall Quilt Professional Category.

Friday 8 August 2008

2008 Exhibition Winners Gallery

The CQ Webmaster has been very busy and images of the prize winning quilts from the 2008 Canberra Quilters Exhibition are now available for viewing in the website gallery. Thanks Carol!

Thursday 7 August 2008

2008 Exhibition Prize Listing

The following awards and prizes were announced at the official opening of the Canberra Quilters' Exhibition this morning. Congratulations to all concerned. Images can now be viewed in the website gallery. Remember, you can purchase a CD featuring ALL of the quilts on display for $12.

Hashim ©Jenny Bowker
  • Best of Show: Jenny Bowker, Hashim (pictured)
  • Best Use of Colour: Fiona Hammond, Botanical oddity
  • Chiatanya Designs Embellishment Award: Fiona Hammond, Botanical oddity
  • Keeping the Traditions: Jan Laut, Florilegium
  • Excellence in Hand Quilting: Nobuko Miyake, Chairs are always with us
  • Margaret Armistead Award: Joanne West, In the Red
  • Alan Armistead Award: Kristina Kleine-Butron, Flower Garden
Category 1.1 – Bed quilt
1 Joanne West, In the red
2 Lorelle D’Arcy, Japanese wedding quilt
3 Frances Buscombe, Japanese fantasy

Category 1.2 – Wall quilt

1 Jenny Cook, Sadako’s rainbow
2 Yvonne Williams, Ahead
3 Jocelyn Green, Concentric

Category 2.1 – Bed quilt
1 Kerry Gavin, The two of us
2 Jan Laut, Florilegium
3 Judy Turner, Hundreds and thousands

Category 2.2 – Wall quilt

1 Nobuko Miyake, Chairs are always with us
2 Beth and Trevor Reid, Dreaming
3 Helen Godden, Sikh and Find

Category 3.1 – Mixed media quilt
1 Brenda Smith, Acacia bloom
2 Fiona Hammond, Botanical oddity
3 Rosemary Butt, Growing enthusiasm

Category 3.2 – Challenge A Novel Idea
1 Joanne West, Contemplating Jane
2 Rosemary Butt, It was a dark and stormy night
3 Dianne Firth, Coffee swirl

Category 3.3 – Tiny Treasure

1 Sue Robinson, Checkerbox
2 Dianne Firth, Mini-cell #2
3 Helen Godden, Lyrebird

Category 3.4 – Group Quilt

1 Elizabeth Scroope, The magic of three spirits
2 Cecelia Kaye, My creamy green
3 Alison Yamazaki, Every cook needs a garden

Category 3.5 – Commercially Quilted Quil
1 Kathleen Hunt, Indiana shade garden
2 Margaret Thomson, Lavender green
3 Marie Reardon, Floral appliqué quilt

Category 3.6 – Art Quilt

1 Helen Godden, Mother Earth
2 Dianne Firth, Cone
3 Beth Miller, The girls of Tyrone Farm

Category 3.7 – Creative Clothing (everyday
1 Donna Sunderland, Chou-Kasuri coat and bag
2 Louise Fredericks, Granny’s little sweetheart
3 Lyn Steel, Handbag

Category 3.8 – Creative Clothing (anything goes)

1 Wendy Saclier, Anyone seen those old jeans?
2 Giselle Burningham, Minister’s cope
3 Louise Fredericks, Second chance

Category 4.1 – Children (up to 12 years)
1 Ineka Voight, Pokemon patch
2 Talitha Thompson, Dragonfly dance
3 Kristina Kleine-Butron, Flower garden

Category 4.2 – Youth (13 to 17 years)

1 Stacey Waring, Procrastination lost
2 Lyndal Slater, Bedazzled

Wednesday 6 August 2008

Canberra Quilters Exhibition: 7-10 August 2008

The 2008 Canberra Quilters Exhibition opens tomorrow Thursday, 7 August and continues until Sunday 10 August at:

Exhibition Park In Canberra
Budawang Building
Flemington Road
Mitchell ACT 2911
Open 10am - 4.30pm daily

Don't miss out! This year, Canberra Quilters is selling a CD catalogue with photos of all entries for $12. While you are at it, buy a raffle ticket with a chance to win this beautiful double-sided Poppy Paradox quilt made by Helen Godden.