Thursday 28 June 2012

ROWmakers sets interesting challenge for next block

Joanne West, the co-convenor of the ROWmakers meeting on the second Wednesday, has sent a message about the latest meeting. The three ingredients selected for the next block sets an interesting combination for some.
Hi Ladies,
We were a slightly smaller group than normal, but still very enjoyable. I guess quite a few ladies had better offers -half their luck!!!!
Just when we thought we had everything under control, we got this month's INGREDIENTS:
 .WHITE - Liv Gee
 .APPLIQUE - Leonie McPherson
 .HOUSES - Mary Thompson

Anyone doing a Christmas quilt is laughing - as for the rest of us, some serious thinking is required.

I looked up some quilt names in my 5,500 blocks book. As well as the obvious (log cabin, courthouse steps etc), there were blocks with 'housewife' in the title and even ones with 'white house' in the name (white house, lady in the white house, white house rose, white house steps) - a chance to kill two birds with one stone!

Weekend get together
We thought we'd organise something between the July and September meetings.
The possible dates are Sunday 22 July, Sunday 19 August or Saturday 1 September, for afternoon tea.

I would appreciate feedback on which dates are suitable so that we can confirm a date at the July meeting. (Wednesday 11 July) 

Have fun with your next block,

Cheers, Joanne

Monday 11 June 2012

Modern Quilting - 14 June

A reminder that the Modern Quilting interest group is meeting on Thursday 14 June at 7.30pm. Come along and find out what it is about - perhaps try some new directions in your work?

Friday 8 June 2012

Quilts for Others (QFO) working bee - 12 June

The next QFO working bee is on Tuesday 12 June from 10.00am until 2.30pm. Come along and help by cutting, sewing, pinning... BYO lunch, morning tea provided.
This is the second last working bee before the exhibition so lots of activity to prepare kits etc for display and demonstration at the exhibition.

At the May evening meeting 124 were on display, ready for distribution to various organisations throughout Canberra.
Here is an example of a quilt made for QFO. It has been on display in the corridor outside our room.



Evening Drop-in - Queen's Birthday Holiday

The normal drop-in on the 2nd Monday falls this month on the Queen's Birthday Public Holiday. Room is open from 7.00pm until 9.30pm.

Thursday 7 June 2012

ROWmakers meets next Wednesday

The ROWmakers group meets next Wednesday (13th) for the next big reveal. The elements chosen for this month are: purple, crazy piecing, words.

The elements for the first three rounds were:
1- black, curves/circles, stars
2- orange, diamonds/hexagons, people
3- blue, piecing, plants

Here are some of the blocks/ rows from the first three rounds:

Art Quilters meet on Saturday 9th June

The Art Quilters group meets this Saturday from 1.00pm to 4.00pm. Here is a message from the convenor, Buffy :

Activity:  playing with Sharpie permanent markers and Isocol

          Please bring any Sharpie pens you might have and different backgrounds (paper, silk, cotton, lace, etc) for us to mark.  The Isocol will dilute and spread the paint on silk, but we’ll have to experiment and see if they are any good with other materials.  We’ll work on top of freezer paper which I will bring.  I already have bought a bottle of Isocol and have a spray bottle, so you don’t have to bring those either.  See short video:

Evening Meeting tonight

Tonight is the regular monthly evening meeting. Doors open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start. Come along and enjoy the company of quilters. Members can borrow from the library.
This month you can hand in your exhibition entries to the Exhibition Secretary.