Sunday 28 August 2011

Row by Row - round 5 (July)

In July our 5th row was due. The elements to be included were the colour green and flowers, trees or leaves.
The quilts are starting to form into cohesive works now - colour themes and styles are more obvious. Japanese styles, beige/ cream pallette, white background, yellow background, garden-themed, child-themed - the variety is amazing given we are incorporating the same elements each row.
In some ways this is testing members to keep with their chosen direction and also incorporate the chosen elements.

We have had a break for the month of August because the annual exhibition was on, but the next meeting is only 2 1/2 weeks away so it is time to get sewing. The elements chosen for inclusion are hearts and applique.
This could be a trial for those who have pieced everything so far (your truly).
See you on 14 September for a 10.30 start. This will be our 6th row - we will be three quarters of the way with our rows.
Liz Rose

Ask a Quilter - All About Applique

Every few months Canberra Quilters hosts an afternoon called Ask a Quilter. The latest one was about applique and was led by member Elaine Jones. Below are a couple of images taken on the day... Elaine is the person holding the more elaborate blocks.

Monday 15 August 2011

Raffle Winners 2011

Yesterday at 4pm the Canberra Quilters' Raffle was drawn. Winning ticket holders get to choose their prize from the prize list. 
The first drawn ticket was 04414 - Jane Tasker of Cowra. Jane chose the Bernina B330 sewing machine as her prize.
The second drawn ticket was 1416 - Pam Alexander of Tuross Head. Pam chose the quilt by Kath Hunt as her prize.
The third drawn ticket was 1989 - Maryann Davis of Ulladulla. Maryann received the remiaing prize of a Tru Blu Quilting Frame from Brindabella Quilting Systems.

Congratulations to all our visitors on winning a raffle prize. We hope you enjoyed your visit to the quilt show.

Thursday 11 August 2011

Results of judging - Canberra Quilters Exhibition - Long post

Judging for the exhibition took place on Tuesday, 9 August, and the results have been embargoed until now.

The exhibition was opened by Pamela Tawton, long-standing, award- winning quilter, today.
Below is a long post detailing the places awarded in each category and the special awards. Images of these quilts and clothing items will appear soon on the Canberra Quilters website.

Pamela chose the recipients of the Margaret Amistead and Allan Armistead (junior quiltmaker) awards - for a first time exhibitor.
These went to Silvia Foira for Tropical Flower (Margaret Armistead) and Charlotte Jackson (Allan Armistead) for Paradise Playground.

Judging Results:
Category 1: Bed Quilt (non-professional)

1 Elaine Niit, Floral Windows
2 Karin Malmberg, Karin’s Saffron Sari
3 Beth Mackay, Timeless Blessings

Category 2: Bed Quilt (professional)
No awards made due to insufficient entries

Category 3: Wall Quilt (non-professional)

1 Jenny Houston, Red Centre
2 Silvia Foira, Cottage in the Cotswolds
3 Helen Rose, Kamon and Kimono – Fat Quarters Challenge
Highly Commended - Christine Gainey, Chinese Coins for Christmas

Category 4: Wall Quilt (professional)
1 Nobuko Miyake, Tea Bowls
2 Beth Miller, The Elephant
3 Dianne Firth, Field
Highly Commended - Beth Reid, Penny Rug

Category 5:Mixed Media Quilt (open)
1 Helen Godden, Lilli Marlene
2 Dianne Firth, Rain
3 Yvonne Williams, Poppy Stages
Highly Commended - Susan Blood, Unfashionable

Category 6: Art Quilt (open)
1 Helen Godden, Freedom
2 Beth Miller, Emu
3 Elizabeth Rose, Pathways

Category 7: Group Quilt (open)
1 Helen Godden, Seasonal Sisters
2 Robyn McPherson, Connecting Threads- Line of Design – Red
3 Elizabeth Rose, Gourmet Rows

Category 8: Commercially-Quilted Quilt (open)
1 Pat Godden, Japanese Windows
Quilted by Fran Wilson-Willowpatch
2 Sylvia Frazer, Journey of a Quilter
Quilted by Robyn Cawdron – Plain and Fancy
3 Katy Ciacia, Beach Days for Lotte
Quilted by Fran Wilson - Willowpatch
Highly Commended - Elaine Niit, Moondance
Quilted by Kay White – Kay’s Quilts

Category 9: Challenge Quilt (open)
Theme: Home
1 Helen Godden, At Home in his Arms
2 Anieta Barandrecht, Fragile: Handle with Care
3 Elizabeth Rose, Living on the Crescent
Highly Commended - Janet Cruise, Home is where the heart is

Category 10: Tiny Treasure Quilt (open)
1 Brenda Gael Smith, Dreamline #4: Lorikeet
2 Patricia Butron, Turning Triangles – Revisited
3 Lyn Steel, Memories of Japan
Highly Commended - Dianne Firth, Erosion

Category 11:Creative Clothing - Classic
1 Donna Sunderland, Dragonfly II
2 Irma Armytage, Japonesque Top
3 Jacquie Rogers, Asymmetrical Vest

Category 12: Creative Clothing – Art to Wear
1 Dell Armistead, Everything Old is New Again
2 Sandra Farley, Falling Leaves
3 Dawn Wilson, Fern Fronds

Category 13: Creative Clothing – Accessories
1 Patricia Butron, Fold, twist, stitch and shout
2 Louise Fredericks, Denim Bag
3 Lynn Steel, Scrappy Bag
Highly Commended - Andrea Carew, Am I ever at Home?!

Category 14: Creative Clothing – Challenge
1 Andrea Carew, Home is Where you Hang Your Hat
2 Dell Armistead, Black and White and Read All Over
3 Louise Fredericks, Granny’s Home

Category 15: Quilts by children(up to 12)
1 Ineka Voigt, Apple
2 Talitha Thompson, My Secret Garden
3 Charlotte Jackson, Paradise Playground
Highly Commended - Kristina Butron, LKKB, that’s me

Category 16: Quilts by youth (13-17)
1 Stacey Waring, Desire

Bernina Best of Show
Helen Godden, Freedom

Best Use of Colour
Helen Godden, Lilli Marlene

Chiatanya Designs Embellishment Award
Helen Godden, Seasonal Sisters

Retaining the Tradition
Elaine Niit, Floral Windows

Excellence in Hand Quilting

Nobuko Miyake, Tea Bowls

Bernina Excellence Award for a Junior Quilt Maker
Ineka Voigt, Apple

Wednesday 10 August 2011

Canberra Quilters Exhibition Opens Tomorrow

Tomorrow (Thursday) the Canberra Quilters Exhibition opens at 10.00 until 4.30pm. It continues each day through until 4.30pm on Sunday.
As well as the exhibition, don't miss the famous Sales Room of handmade goods by Caberra Quilters members. Good qulaity fabric related items - including many quilts.
Demonstrations by Quilts For Others watch quilts being made for charity. Buy a raffle ticket. You can also visit the Craft Fair attached to the exhibition.

Friday 5 August 2011

Elements by tACTile

This exhibition is on at the ANCA gallery until 14 August. Note the gathering tomorrow, 6 August at 3pm, to meet the artists and Ruth Hadlow.
All the members of tACTile are also members of Canberra Quilters Inc. ANCA is not far from the EPIC venue where the Canberra Quilters Exhibition will be held next week, so you can fit in a visit to both exhibitions.
The image below is of Beth Miller's work 'The rain', 2011.

Lost phone at 4 August meeting

One of our members lost her mobile phone at last night's meeting. It is an older model silver Nokia. If you find it or know where it is please contact Leonie on 62862868.