Tuesday 31 January 2012

Art quilts in Queanbeyan

Australia Wide Two

A touring exhibition by Ozquilt Network Inc

7-25 February 2012

A touring exhibition by Ozquilt Network Inc: Australia’s National organisation for Art Quilters.
Stitched and layered works showcasing original and diverse interpretations of contemporary
textile art from Australia’s leading and emerging quilt artists.

Opening night
Tuesday 7 February 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Opening by Dianne Firth 6:00pm
Associate Professor and Head of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra
Member of Ozquilt Network Inc

'The Q' Exhibition Space
Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre
Lowe Street Queanbeyan
6285 6290 www.theq.net.au
Weekdays 10am-4pm, Saturday 10am - 3pm

Details of image:
Quilt # 6 Colour Patch Series: Yellow & White
Sue Dennis
Sunnybank QLD

Sunday 29 January 2012

ROWmakers for 2012 & recap images for 2011 (Long post)

In 10 days (8 Feb) the first ROWmakers meeting will be held for 2012. This is the set-up meeting for the year, where we draw out our first month's ingredients. Those of you who signed up for this year should have an email today from Joanne, detailing this year's design focus, some hints for preparing for a well-designed quilt and the lists of ingredients.

This year we can choose to go in a different direction and produce a feature block each month, incorporating the chosen ingredients. We are each creating our own block-of-the-month.  Makers can still go with the row format if they want to. Each month we will publish the ingredients here, as well as in-progress images.

We had a lot of fun last year and here are the quilts (finished in some cases) that were shown at our last get together of the year. We were all amazed at the diversity of interpretation!
Those of you who are able should bring your work to the evening meeting on 2 Feb for show and tell.

Wednesday 25 January 2012

Position Vacant...

At the evening meeting we normally have a couple of people at the welcome desk - getting members and guests to sign in, collect their lucky-door tickets and to answer any questions.
This role is a fun one - you get to meet with lots of people, and is usually taken on by a friendship group. The team that has been doing it for a while now are retiring from the role and  Canberra Quilters committee are seeking someone or another friendship group to take over. If you are interested please contact the President, Melinda.

Our next evening meeting is on Thursday 2 February, 7.30pm start. This is the teachers' and sponsors' night- so come along and see what is on offer this year.

Friday 13 January 2012

Happy New Year & welcome back!

Canberra Quilters Inc premises have reopened after a break for the holidays. Today is a drop-in day from 10am until 4pm. Everybody welcome.
Next Monday night from 7.30 until 9.30pm is the first evening drop-in for the year.

From now on we are back to our regular cycle of meetings and drop-in days (Wednesdays and Fridays). Just a reminder that the library will be available at a number of these drop-ins, as well as the meetings.

See you all soon!