Monday 26 November 2012

Beneath the Southern Sky @ Queanbeyan: 4-18 December

Textile works by CQ members Jenny Bowker, Dianne Firth and Helen Godden feature in the travelling exhibition Beneath the Southern Sky curated by Brenda Gael Smith.   The exhibition continues on tour in 2012 to the The Q Exhibition Space, Queanbeyan, 4-18 December 2012.  Come along to the opening night function at the Q from 5.30-7.30pm, Tuesday 4 December. Please RSVP to Brenda.
Beneath the Southern Sky

Tuesday 13 November 2012

The UFO Pledge is coming back in 2013!

In 2009 and 2010 Canberra Quilters ran a program where you signed a pledge to complete an UnFinished Object (UFO) by the end of the year. It will be running again in 2013.
Whether you call it a UFO or a WIP (Work in Progress) most people have something started that has stalled for some reason and they would like to finish. Here is your chance to get motivated. Sign the pledge and commit to finishing!
The rules are simple - sign the pledge certificate published in the December newsletter and hand in to Elizabeth Rose by the February 2013 evening meeting (7th Feb). You are committing to complete your quilt by November 2013 and reveal it at either (or both) the Wonderful Wednesday meeting on 20 November 2013 or the evening meeting on 5 December 2013.

You will need to nominate a specific project on the pledge and be ready to show the completed quilt at the meetings mentioned above. You may choose to show the incomplete UFO and tell the story at a meeting between now and February 2013.

You have until February 2013 to make the pledge and you can nominate more than one project to complete. Blank certificates will also be available at the meetings.

To help you stay motivated and work on your UFO the 3rd and 4th Wednesday afternoon drop-ins will be designated "UFO Days" in 2013. Come along for some help and to offer support for others.

Saturday 10 November 2012

Wonderful Wednesday Meeting - Christmas party on 21 November

The Wonderful Wednesday meeting wraps up the year on 21 November. The Meeting is in the Cook Community Hub Hall from 9.30am until 12.30pm.
Tables are decorated, eveyone brings a SMALL plate of food to share, fun and games deciding the best response to the Chrismas fabric challenge. Voting is by coin donation - the one with the most coins wins. Coins are donated to charity.

ROWmakers last meeting of the year- 14 Nov

Joanne has sent a reminder that next Wednesday is the last ROWmakers meeting of the year. We should get to see all those completed tops (at least) from this year's design exercise. Meeting runs 10.00 for a 10.30 start, until noon.
Here is a bit more from Joanne:
I'll be letting everyone know about the outline for next year. It's a little bit different and some advance notice might allow ideas to percolate. But we all need a little bit of a challenge to keep those grey cells active.
If convenient, a small plate would be appreciated. And you might want to bring your cameras.
I'm hoping for a really good turn-out.

The final list of design options is:
1- black, curves/circles, stars
2- orange, diamonds/hexagons, people
3- blue, piecing, plants
4- purple, crazy picing, words
5- white, applique, houses
6- red, spots/ stripes, hearts
7- green, embellished/ embroidered, birds
8 - yellow, pictorial, bugs

QFO working bee - 13 Nov

The monthly Quilts for Others working bee will be on this Tuesday from 10 until 2.30pm. Come along and help - pinning, sewing or cutting. Morning and afternoon tea provided. BYO lunch.

QFO had made and donated over 200 quilts this year to organisations in the ACT - Marymead, Ted Noffs Foundation, various of the refuges, Karinya.