Saturday 23 October 2010

QFO donates quilts to Ted Noffs Foundation

This week, Canberra Quilters donated fifteen quilts to the Ted Noffs Foundation in Watson.  These quilts, pictured below were either donated to, or made by members for Quilts for Others.  The Foundation was thrilled to receive the quilts and its Co-ordinator explained that the graduates of its program are able to choose a quilt from those provided by QFO to take with them.  Sometimes their choice of quilt surprises the staff.

Friday 22 October 2010

Images from recent events at Cook

Below are some images from recent CQ events at the Cook Community Hub.

Wednesday daytime meeting on 20 October. This was the first meeting of this group of members at our new venue. It meets in the Community Hall on the third Wednesday of each month (except Dec), between 9.30am and 12.30pm.

Open Day at Cook on Saturday, 16 October.
Quilts For Others(QFO) volunteers at work.
Completed QFO quilts being inspected,
Deputy Chief Minister Katy Gallagher speaking at the Open Day.

Six of the seven life members of Canberra Quilters at the opening of our premises on 10 October.

LtoR: Elizabeth Rose, Margaret Rolfe, Beryl Hodges, Nerida Barges, Wendy Saclier and Margaret Barclay. The seventh life member, Iris Hockley, wasn't at this event.

Friday 15 October 2010

Canberra Quilters Official Opening - 10 October

On Sunday Margaret Rolfe officially opened the Canberra Quilters premises at Cook Community Hub.
Here are some of the images of the day.

Jocelyn Green and Helen Rose, two of the drivers behind getting our own premises, explain the history.
Founder and Life Member of Canberra Quilters, Margaret Rolfe, unveils the plaque commemorating the opening.
Margaret Rolfe and President Susan Blood,
Maragret and Susan cutting the cake.
Members of the audience at the opening.

Cook Community Hub Open Day - 16 October

Everyone is reminded that the Cook Community Hub is having a celebration day on Saturday 16 October, from 11am to 3pm. The address is 41 Templeton Street, Cook, ACT.
All the tenants, including Canberra Quilters Inc will have their premises open. There will be displays and demonstrations and a sausage sizzle. Please come if you are able.

Saturday 9 October 2010

Drop-in sessions at Cook

The CQ room at Cook will be opened regularly for drop-in sessions. These are for members to get together to chat,sew, perhaps use the pinning table to baste a quilt. When the procedures are in place and volunteer training is complete the library will be also open.

At this stage sessions are scheduled for 10-4 on Wednesdays and 1-4pm on Fridays, excepting on Public Holidays. Details will be on the noticeboard near our front door. Two member-volunteers, trained to open and close the premises, will be on duty during those hours.

Quilts For Others are having two working bees - one on 12 October and one on 9 November, from 10.30-2.30.
Please come along and join in.

Friday 8 October 2010

Invitation - Official Opening of Canberra Quilters Premises

At 2pm on Sunday 10 October our premises at Cook will be officially opened by Margaret Rolfe. Members are invited to come along and share tea and cake and enjoy the company.
The address is Building C, 41 Templeton Street Cook ACT

First Evening Meeting at Cook

Last night Canberra Quilters had its first evening meeting at the Cook Community Hub Hall. This will also be the venue for the 3rd Wednesday daytime meeting.
Our room was open before and after the meeting for members to use the library and have a look at the facilities.
The meeting went reasonably smoothly, with few teething problems.
Congratulations to all involved.