Saturday 28 April 2012

Quilts and textiles in Queanbeyan this weekend

Don't forget that the Queanbeyan Quilters are holding their exhibition this weekend - 28 & 29 April. It is held in the Bicentennial Conference Centre. Entrance is off Crawford Street, but you can park in the car park at the rear (enter from Rutledge Street).

It is open 10-5 on Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday. Lots of quilts, a sales table of hand made goods, local traders selling their wares. Check out the "On This Day" challenge quilts.

In the adjacent 'Q Exhibition Space' is this exhibition :
Textile Trio
An exhibition of textile-based artworks by three local artists:

Wilma Cawley (Canberra), Sandra Fisher (Braidwood), Fiona Hammond (Lake Bathurst)

April 24 — May 5, 2012

Monday—Friday 10 am—4 pm, Saturday 10 am—3 pm, Sunday 11 am—3 pm

Fashion parade: 11 am Saturday April 28

Cash & Carry section within exhibition space: small artworks made by the artists

Tuesday 24 April 2012

ANZAC Day - No drop-in

The drop-in scheduled for 25 April will not take place.
The next scheduled meeting and drop-in will be on Friday 27 April, 10am until 4pm.

Monday 23 April 2012

AGM ajourned until 3 May

As those in attendance know the AGM had to be adjourned on 5 May. We didn't get the required quorum. It will now be held on 3 May - so please come along. There is very little business to be conducted and it is usually over in 10-15 minutes.  We still have a vacancy for the Treasurer position, all the other positions have nominations.

As an added incentive on 3 may our guest speaker will be Wendy Saclier, life member and one of the founders of Canberra Quilters. Come along and here about Wendy's quilting journey - including the joint quilts she made with her mother Vivienne.

Kay Haerland workshop - June1-3, 2012

There are still some places available in the 3-day Kay Haerland Realistic Landscape workshop. Kay is retiring from teaching next year so this is one of the last opportunities to do this workshop (locally at least). Here is a  link to Kay's website for more details about te workshop.
Contact workshop co-ordinator Jakki, here for details (approx $70/ day). For those already signed up, final payments are due on May 1.

Wednesday 4 April 2012

Canberra Quilters Inc Raffle 2012 - tickets available soon

This is the raffle quilt for 2012, "Batik Rhapsody". The quilt is a log cabin design in batik fabrics in shades of blue, with hints of purple and some black. It was designed by member Elizabeth Rose and made by Elizabeth and Janet Cruise. The exquisite free-motion quilting was done by member Jenny Bowker. The quilting incorporates individual motifs, interspersed with sweeping feathers. All sewing was done on domestic sewing machines. The quilt is 236cm square and will fit a queen-size bed.

Close-up of Batik Rhapsody

The winner of the Canberra Quilters Inc Members Exhibition raffle gets to choose from three prizes:
The quilt "Batik Rhapsody", valued at $2750, or
a Bernina 700D overlocker, valued at $799, kindly donated by Bernina Australia, or
a Kingfisher 65"x 65" Design Wall valued at $240, kindly donated by Jackie McNab of Brindabella Quilting.
The remaining prizes will go to the second and third drawn tickets.
The raffle will be drawn Sunday 12 August at the close of the Canberra Quilters Inc Members’ Exhibition.

This year (until 1 August and within Australia only) you can buy books of 10 tickets by post for $10 each, paid by cheque or money order made out to Canberra Quilters Inc – NO CASH PLEASE!

Send a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope* (for return of the tickets) with your cheque or money order to Canberra Quilters Inc, PO Box 935, JAMISON CENTRE, ACT 2614.

Single tickets will be available at Canberra Quilters Inc regular meetings from 5 April:
Evening Meeting, 7.30 pm 1st Thursday of the month;
ROWmakers Day Meeting, 10.00am on 2nd Wednesday of the month;
Wonderful Wednesdays Day Meeting, 9.30 am 3rd Wednesday of the month;
Friendly Fridays Day Meeting, 10.00am 4th Friday of every month;
and at participating shops.

* Please note that if no SASE is included then only 9 tickets will be sent as $1 will be deducted for post and handling.

Easter Monday evening drop-in

The evening drop-in this Monday (9 April) is on as normal, despite it being a Public Holiday. Starts at 7.00pm, until 9.30pm. Come along and see what is available - sew with other members, use the pinning table or the library.

AGM on Thursday 5 April

Don't forget the AGM is on this Thursday at the evening meeting- we need members to attend to achieve a quorum. No nominations have been received for Treasurer, Secretary and Committee Member. Please consider volunteering for one of these positions - we can't function without a committee!
 PLUS there is an interesting guest speaker, the reveal of the dragon mini-quilt challenge, presentation of QFO quilts to Canteen and all the usual show & tell, raffles and good conversation.

Tuesday 3 April 2012

Three day landscape workshop with Kay Haerland

Canberra Quilters Inc is thrilled to be hosting award-winning quilter Kay Haerland on June 1-3 for a three day landscape design and embellishment class.
Here is a link to Kay's website if you want to view her work.

The workshop cost is $240, with a non-refundable deposit of $60. Final payment is due by May 1st.
Please contact workshop co-ordiantor Jakki for details and requirement list.