Sunday 23 August 2009

Fabric Search: A Message from Marie Lucas-Smith

Help Please! My friend from Fiji has started to learn patchwork and needs scraps of one particular fabric to complete her quilt. She is making a hexagon quilt so only needs scraps.

The material is a backing size cotton fabric and is a patterned fawn colour.
If anyone has any scraps even the size of the palm of your hand, I would be so grateful to help her complete her quilt.

Please contact me on 0401271854. I will come and collect or pay for postage. I hope one day to have her visit and come to Canberra quilters to show her quilt.
Marie Lucas Smith

ArtCloth Exhibition: Engaging New Visions

If you are heading up the Hume Highway, you might like to stop for at the inaugural International ArtCloth exhibition, 'ArtCloth: Engaging New Visions, Fairfield City Museum and Art Gallery, 29th August - 11th October 2009. Opening at 2.00pm Saturday, 29th August by Joan Truckenbrod, Professor of Art & Technology, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA.

The list of participants in the exhibition includes:
  • Laura Beehler, USA
  • Claire Benn, England
  • Regina Benson, USA
  • Jane Dunnewold, USA
  • Susan Fell-McLean, Australia
  • Claudia Helmer, Germany
  • Cas Holmes, England
  • Ken Kagajo, Japan
  • Helen Lancaster, Australia
  • Jurate Petruskeviciene, Lithuania
  • Jeanne Raffer Beck, USA
  • Julie Ryder, Australia
  • Joan Schulze, USA
  • Tjarya (Nungalka) Stanley, Ernabella Arts, Australia
  • Norma Starszakowna, England
  • Tjunkaya Tapaya, Ernabella Arts, Australia
  • Annie Trevillian, Australia
  • Joan Truckenbrod, USA
  • Jurate Urbiene, Lithuania
  • Els van Baarle, The Netherlands
  • Marie-Therese Wisniowski, Australia
For further information visit Jane Dunnewold's website

Saturday 15 August 2009

$1,000 Acquisitive Art Award & Braidwood Quilt Event

As part of the Braidwood Quilt Event (27-29 November 2009), textile artists are invited to create a quilt inspired by the work of Australian printmaker and artist Hall Thorpe (1874 – 1947).

The award is sponsored by Cheryl Hannah, Director of Fyre Gallery, Braidwood, in conjunction with an exhibition of Hall Thorpe’s work from November 13 to December 21

Entry forms available from the Quilt Event website

Email: Ph (02) 4842 2355 or (02) 4842 2626

Wednesday 12 August 2009

CQX Prizewinners 2009

Images of the prize winning quilts from Canberra Quilters Exhibition 2009 can now be viewed online including Best of Show - Happy Magic by Naomi Miyake:

Monday 10 August 2009

A Slice of Canberra Quilters

You can now purchase your copy of A Slice of Canberra Quilters, a cookbook full of scrumptious tried and true recipes accompanied by colour images of quilts made by our members. Priced at $15 (excluding postage and handling), the book makes a wonderful gift.

Canberra Quilters Cookbook

The watermelon quilt on the cover is made by Dianne Firth.

Thursday 6 August 2009

Exhibition Awards

Our annual exhibition was opened this morning by Diana Lampe, a local Canberra embroiderer, author and writer of a column in the Canberra Times Food & Wine Guide. Diana also launched the new Canberra Quilters' cookbook, A Slice of Canberra Quilters.

These are the major award recipients:-

Bernina Best of Show: Happy Magic by Naomi Miyake

Best Use of Colour: Luminosity by Judy Turner

Chiatanya Designs
Embellishment Award: Corrugated Iron – Iron Lace II by Beth Miller

Retaining the Tradition: Cecilia’s Crazy Creation by Cecilia Skene

Excellence in Handquilting: Happy Magic by Naomi Miyake

Bernina Excellence Award
for a Junior Quilt Maker: Fairyland by Kristina Kleine Butron (age 7)

The Margaret Armistead Award for a first time exhibitor was awarded to Linda Gosnell for her quilt At Last! Linda's Seminole.
The Allan Armistead Award for a first-time Junior exhibitor was awarded to Gabrielle Ciacia for her quilt Butterfly Dots