Tuesday 21 July 2009

CQ Exhibition 2009: 6-9 August

From traditional patchwork blocks to modern pictorial appliqué – more than 200 quilts will be on display at this year’s exhibition, showcasing the talent of Canberra Quilters Inc members. Many quilts will compete for awards across several categories, and there are two categories for the junior members to show their work, with the guild keen to encourage its younger members.

There will also be a number of other displays for visitors to enjoy:
  • Challenge Quilts – with a theme of ‘In Your Dreams’ this is sure to produce some delightfully imaginative quilts.
  • Creative Clothing – this always impressive display will have handmade garments and accessories created with two very different themes: ‘Everyday Items’ and ‘Anything Goes’.
  • Best of Australia Quilts – the eight state finalists from the Bernina National Quilt award will be displayed together.
  • Plus, in the Canberra Quilters’ Sales Room, visitors can purchase beautiful homewares and decorator items which are handmade by guild members.
Fair goers will have the chance to see how a quilt is cut, pieced, put together, quilted and bound as volunteers from ‘Quilts for Others’ demonstrate their stitching skills. Canberra Quilters’ members make and donate beautiful quilts to local charities each year – last year donating more than 200!

The Exhibition will be opened officially by Diana Lampe at 11am on Thursday, 6 August. Once a quilter, Diana is a well known embroiderer from the region and has published several successful books.

Diane is also a food journalist for the Canberra Times and she has the pleasure of launching the Canberra Quilters Cookbook at the fair. The book, which features fabulous food inspired miniquilts created by guild members will be available to purchase at the exhibition, and the quilts will be on display.

CQ Recipe Book Challenge Quilts

The exhibition is open from 10am to 4.30pm daily. See www.craftfair.com.au for more information.

Monday 20 July 2009

Valuation Day - Saturday 26 July

Canberra Quilters is holding a quilt valuation day this Saturday.
Quilts must be booked in and delivered before Saturday, so contact the co-ordinator Beth Reid, on the number in Connecting Threads.

Saturday 11 July 2009

Southside Daytime Meeting: 15 July

The next "Southside"daytime meeting of Canberra Quilters is on Wednesday, 15 July.

The theme for the meeting is Festive Quilts: All Occasions

Christmas Star Wreaths by Brenda Smith
Christmas Star Wreaths by
Brenda Gael Smith

Thursday 9 July 2009

July 12: 2009 raffle quilt at Old Bus Depot Markets

On 12 July the Canberra Quilters raffle quilt will be on display, with tickets for sale, at the Old Bus Depot Markets at Kingston in Canberra. This is the annual "Creative Fibre" day at the markets - they are open from 10am until 4pm. Volunteers are still needed -if you are able to help out on the day please contact Pat Barter on the number in the newsletter.
Image of Butterfly Panzie by Jenny Casey. Alternative first prize is a Bernina Activa PE230 sewing machine.

Wednesday 8 July 2009

AQCa meeting: 11 July

Art Quilters Canberra (AQCa) is the special interest group of art quilters within Canberra Quilters. It is meeting this Saturday, 11 July, at 'The Hub' in the Civic Library from 1.30pm until 3.30pm. Discussion on some of the elements of composition and printing with stencils.

Wednesday 1 July 2009

CQ Evening Meeting: 2 July

The next evening meeting is set for Thursday, 2 July, 7.15 for 7.45-10pm. The program includes members sharing their experiences of attending the Quilt Symposium in New Zealand earlier in the year.