Thursday 30 October 2008

Christmas Skills Share

Join the Christmas Skills Share with other CQ members at Turner on Saturday, 8 November 9.30am-3.30pm. Cost $5.

Christmas quilts and decorations are always popular items in the CQ Sales Room and are fun to make. Bring your patterns, ideas and fabric and share inspiration with other members.

Wednesday 29 October 2008

Helen's Houston Hat Trick

Canberra Quilters extends its congratulations to member Helen Godden who has been awarded three top prizes at the International Quilt Association festival in Houston as follows:
Seasonal Sisters by The Three Sisters

Monday 27 October 2008

6 November Evening Meeting

The next evening meeting is on 6 November 2008 at 7.15pm for 7.45-10pm, and there will be a whole lot on!

This is Quilt Pledge Night, so bring your pledge certificates and UFOs to join the finishing drive. Will yours be a UFO for QFO?

There will be a special show and tell for Block of the Quarter quilts. This activity started in 1989 and lasted 18 years so please bring along your BoQ quilts for an evening of memories and laughs.

In addition this is Bring and Buy Night. After the formal part of hte meeting, members may set up to sell their wares - fabric, thread, tools etc. So bring along your goods and bring your money!

Saturday 25 October 2008

My Place Website Update

The gallery pages of the MY PLACE contemporary art quilt exhibition website have now been updated to feature thirty striking quilts from South Africa. You can view these quilts, along with the others from New Zealand and Australia (including CQ members), at the Australasian Quilt Convention in Melbourne next year.

Tuesday 7 October 2008

Sharing Our Legacy Seminar: 17-19 October

The Quilt Study Group of Australia's 'Sharing our Legacy' seminar, which is held every two years, will be in Brisbane between the 17th and 19th of October. It will start with an informal dinner on the 17th October followed by Saturday's full day of presentations by speakers such as Annette Gero, Margaret Rolfe and Pam Holland plus a number of Queensland presenters on local topics of interest to us all.

The details and seminar registration form can be found at

At the same blog address, the current newsletter which contains more details on the agenda and presentations can be downloaded.

Thursday 2 October 2008

Twelve by Twelve: A Collaborative Art Quilt Project

CQ member Brenda Smith belongs to the Twelve by Twelve Collaborative Art Quilt Project, an international group of twelve quilt artists who have embarked upon an online art challenge together. Every two months, they each make a small quilted art piece -- 12 by 12 inches – based on a theme chosen by each member in turn.

The group share their process and progress on their blog and the finished works, together with artist statements, are showcased on their dedicated website gallery. The group's latest challenge quilts are due to be revealed online today (1 October US time). The theme is "shelter" and it is always interesting to see how the theme is interpreted.

Favela by Brenda Gael Smith
"Favela" ©2008 Brenda Gael Smith

This marks the midpoint in the Twelve by Twelve challenge timetable. To celebrate this milestone, they encourage readers to leave a comment about this project and to enter a draw for some notecards featuring the collaborative quilt mosaics.