Tuesday 25 June 2013

ROWmakers chooses purple and extra meeting scheduled

Here is a message from our convener, Joanne:
Hi Ladies
It was a relatively quiet meeting on Wednesday - thanks to the horrible weather and the Sydney Quilt Show.
However it was nice to see how some quilts are starting to take shape.
We'll be holding our weekend get-together on Sunday 30 June for ladies who can't make our regular meetings and anyone else who'd like a social afternoon. The more the merrier.
It will be 2.00-4.00 in our room at Cook. Bring a plate if you're feeling so inclined, but there's no pressure.
I'll send out a reminder the week before.

The INGREDIENTS chosen for this month are:-
 . PURPLE (Beres Senden)
 .CRAZY PIECING (Kay Provins)

Have fun,


Sunday 23 June 2013

QFO extra working bee on Saturday 29 June

Quilts For Others have scheduled an extra working bee for Saturday 29 June from 10am until 2.30pm. If you can't make the usual weekday bee why not come along and help out this Saturday.
Here are some images of a recent get together so you can see what everyone gets up to:
Quilt has been pin-basted, ready for quilting

Pat is cutting strips for a kit

Using the design wall to keep track during construction

Hand sewing the binding down

More hand sewing...and some unpicking?

Pin-basting another quilt
See you on the 29th June or 9 July. There is always prep work to be done, ready for demonstrating at the exhibition in August.

Wednesday 19 June 2013

Small Japanese Projects meeting - 26 June

Grace is going to show us how to make the small pop-open thimble holder. On the internet, it seems to be called a ‘thimble pipkin’ – the name is as pretty as the item. It would be a wonderful project to make in silk, if you’re feeling adventurous.

Your tasks:
·         bring some show and tell, for example the rollup thread and needle case from last month
·         bring three 6” squares, or scraps, and handsewing gear, if you wish to start sewing the thimble pipkin on the day

See you at Cook on Wednesday 26th, between 10 and 12.


Saturday 15 June 2013

Wonderful Wednesday 19 June: Kid's quilts

At the Wonderful Wednesday meeting on 19 June the theme of special show & tell is kid's quilts. This could be quilts made for children or quilts made by children.
This is a sit & sew meeting, held in the hall at the Cook Community Hub. Meeting runs from 9.30 am until 12.30 pm.
Elizabeth Rose will also have pre-paid entry tickets for the Craft and Quilt Fair. These are available to members at the discounted price of $11.
Afterwards there is drop-in in the CQ room until 4 pm. The library is open straight after the meeting.

Tuesday 11 June 2013

Don't forget activities this week...

Today is QFO working bee from 10.00am until 2.30pm.

Tomorrow is ROWmakers meeting from 10.00am until 12 noon, followed by drop-in.

Thursday is Creative Clothing between 10.00am and 2pm and the Modern Quilting meeting from 7.30pm until 9.30ish.

Monday 10 June 2013

Some entries in the Exhibition Flyer competition- look where they have been spotted.

Entries have started to come in for the Exhibition Flyer Competition and they're brilliant.
Today we're sharing with you the entries from Irene Hine. Irene has been traveling and sending in photos from every port
Emirates palace Hotel Abu Dhabi
Emirates Palace Hotel Abu Dhabi
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Taken in the female toilet of the Emirates palace Hotel Abu Dhabi
The picture was one of four on the wall and thought they would be good idea for a quilt one day." - Irene. (Proving that you can take the quilter out of Australia, but they're still looking for quilt inspiration!)
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Athens (& Helen)
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Katakolo, Greece
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Kusadasi, Turkey
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Vogel, Slovenia
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Vogel, Slovenia
Thanks Irene for sending these in, it's been great to see your adventures!
If you'd like to enter the Exhibition Flyer Competition entry is open until 7 August 2013. There are 3 categories you could enter:
- the furthest geographical (as the crow flies) place from Canberra,
- the weirdest place possible, and
- with a celebrity.
There will be a prize offered for each category. The competition is open to all Canberra Quilters Inc members. Prizes will be awarded at the September Canberra Quilters Meeting. Entries to be emailed to angie@gnomeangel.com
Small print: Winners will be decided by the Exhibition Committee. Judges decision is final and discussion will not be entered into. Closing date is 7 August 2013.

Wednesday 5 June 2013

Vacancy on committee FILLED

Good news - the casual vacancy of the secretary position has been filled by Jo Barraclough. Congratulations and thanks Jo for stepping up to fill this position.

Monday 3 June 2013

Pre-paid Craft and Quilt Fair entry tickets available at 6 June meeting

Here is a message from our Exhibition Co-ordinator Angie Wilson:
The Canberra Quilters Member's Exhibition is rapidly approaching and to help you avoid the long queues for tickets Canberra Quilters will be selling prepaid entry tickets at the June Meeting.

Tickets cost $11 and will be available from Angie Wilson and Janet Gahan (Treasurer) on the night.  

If you are unable to make the meeting but would like to secure your prepaid ticket please email Angie at gnomeangel@iinet.net.au 

Guest speaker at 6 June evening meeting: Fiona Hammond

At the evening meeting on 6 June our guest speaker is CQ member Fiona Hammond.
Fiona is a quilter and beader who loves combining mediums and techniques to create her own textile, jewellery and sculptural beadwork pieces - usually with a contemporary feel.
Fiona’s quilts and beadwork have appeared in several Australian quilting, textile art and beading magazines and has also been seen in exhibitions, and won numerous awards and prizes.

This is also the day before the exhibition entry deadline. You can hand in your entry forms at the meeting to  Exhibition Secretary, Elizabeth Rose. Also, Marie Reed will be accepting 'Intention to Sell' forms for the Sales Room (and for selling of exhibition pieces).

The meeting room opens at 7.00 pm for a 7.30 pm start. The library is open before and after the meeting in the CQ room in the adjacent building.

Sunday 2 June 2013

Working with pre-cuts - 5 June

At the drop-in on the first Wednesday of the month the group explores working with pre-cut fabric.
These take many forms, including the jelly-rolls, layer cakes, honey buns and dessert rolls by Moda fabrics. Other manufacturers and fabric stores have variations on these - charm squares in different sizes, strips etc.
You don't have to buy pre-cuts, you can cut your own or just use scraps.

The pre-cuts drop-in runs from 10 am until 1 pm, then regular drop-in from 1 pm until 4 pm. Some of us are using the space of the CQ room to work on our exhibition quilt at the drop-in.

Saturday 1 June 2013

Call for Entries - Living Colour!

Canberra Quilters' member Brenda Gael Smith is curating another travelling textile exhibition. You may recall "Beneath the Southern Sky", the first such exhibition Brenda organised.
Information from Brenda:
Following the fantastic response to "Beneath the Southern Sky", I am curating another travelling textile art exhibition that will premier at the Australasian Quilt Convention in 2014.  ALL textile artists are invited to submit an entry exploring the theme "Living Colour!" Each work will be in a 100x40cm (L x W) vertical format and up to 30 works may be selected. To submit an entry, please review the Conditions of Entry and complete the Online Entry Form at http://www.livingcolourtextiles.com

The closing date for entries is 31 January 2014. No entry fee is payable unless your work is selected. International entries are welcome.

Please help spread the word.  I can't do it without you!

Please consider being part of this exhibition. With a title like that it promises to provide a wonderful exploration of colour.