Tuesday 31 May 2011

Guest at Thursday meeting- 5 June

At the Thursday evening meeting this week Jill Grant from kimoYES will be the guest speaker. Come along to hear about Japanese fabric. Jill will also have items for sale.
Jill is a Canberra local who loves Japanese fabric. Her website is www.kimoyes.com.au - so you can have a sneak peak at what she has for sale.
Meeting room opens at 7.15 for a 7.45pm start -  in the Cook Community Hub Hall. See you there.

In keeping with the Japanese theme bring along any Japanese-style quilts for a special show & tell. It could be the fabrics you have used, the style of piecing or applique or quilting.

Saturday 28 May 2011

Biggest Morning Tea - A Cancer Council Fundraiser

Every year during May the Cancer Councils around Australia encourage organisations to host a morning tea in order to raise funds for cancer research and support of patients.
For a number of years Canberra Quilters has hosted a morning tea - or an extended lunch - dubbed the Biggest Quilting Bee. This year it was held on Sunday, 22 May, at the Community Hub Hall at Cook - in the same complex of buildings as our headquarters.
Members had a fine old time from 11am until 3pm. The tables were groaning with tasty food - "bring-a-plate" brings out the best in the quilting cooks. The raffle tables were piled with donated prizes. Everyone had fun trying to complete the puzzles, chatting to friends, getting a little stitching done - and eating and drinking.
food, glorious food

What's a quilting bee without a bee?

Many, many prizes to choose from

Hard at work on the puzzles

Chat, sew, read, eat, drink...

Are you sure that's the answer?

At the end of it all...cleanup

A total of $1301.40 was raised on the day. Congratulations to Mary Robertson and her team and to all who attended. Special thanks to our MC - VP Tricia Morton.

Row by Row Meeting - 11 May

On 11 May the ROW makers had their meeting to reveal the results of the third row. Below are images taken on the day - in most cases showing the three rows completed by each person. Some definite styles and directions are emerging - through choice of fabrics and techniques.

The next meeting will be on 8 June. The two elements to be included in the next row are bugs/butterflies/bees and the colour orange. Once again this can be interpreted in many ways - it may be appliqued butterflies, pieced bugs or incorporating a bug fabric. Orange can range from the palest apricot, through a true orange to a deep rust.