Tuesday 10 August 2010

Views of Canberra Quilters' Headquarters

Below are some images of our new meeting and adminstrative space at Cook. It doesn't have any furniture in it yet but you can see what the fitted-out space looks like.

View to entrance from western wall. Note power cords looped to the ceiling- this will be a much safer option during working bees and workshops.

View to NE from western(storage room wall). Good natural light from those north-facing windows.

Facing west towards the storage rooms.

Cup of tea, anyone? We have tea & coffee-making facilities within our space. There will be a bar fridge below the bench. There is a full kitchen, which we share with the other tenants, elsewhere in the building.

Storage space for all our exhibition paraphenalia, workshop equipment and QFO supplies.

Stay tuned for more info - we are having an "at home" afternoon on 31 August, 2-7pm. All members welcome.

Monday 9 August 2010

Raffle Winners

The Canberra Quilters Exhibition raffle was drawn yesterday. These are the winners:
1) Norma Vitnell (sewing machine) - ticket 01844
2) Shirley Reeves - ticket 05531
3) Ayse Stuart - ticket 01992

Congratulations and thanks to every one else for your support.

Thursday 5 August 2010

Exhibition Opening

Today the Annual Members Exhibition was opened by Helen Redmond, Senior Editor at Vogue Living. Here she is being introduced by President, Susan Blood.

Here is an image of the official announcement of Best Of Show- Collections: Hot Lava II by Beth and Trevor Reid. The quilt, a diptych, hangs behind them.

L to R above: Susan Blood, Beth Reid, Trevor Reid, and Greg Alexander from Bernina, the sponsor of the award.

The Bernina Excellence Award for a Junior Quiltmaker was awarded to Ineka Voigt for her quilt Friends of Beatrix and I. Here she is shown with Susan Blood and Greg Alexander.

Gary Fitzroy from Expertise Events, another of our sponsors, used the opportunity to announce the theme for the next AQC/ AP&Q challenge. It is The Seven Deadly Sins. Details will be in AP&Q magazine and there will be $7,500 in cash prizes.
This theme presents plenty of creative opportunity!

Exhibition Sales Room

At the Canberra Quilters Exhibition there is a Sales Room where members are able to sell their wares. This has become famous for the quality and the variety. Here are some shots taken on set-uo day (yesterday) to give you an idea of the bounty available.

The fluoro vests are all part of the set-up. It is a construction site and we must abide by OH & S rules.

The exhibition runs from 10-4.30 over the next four days at Exhibition Park, Canberra