Tuesday, January 19, 2016

This is where and when you can buy our raffle tickets

For your chance to win our excellent prizes in this year's raffle, you can meet us and buy your tickets at the following locations and times. It will be drawn at 3pm at the Queanbeyan Quilters Inc Members' Exhibition on Sunday 10th April.




January 2016
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
1
New Year's Day
23
45678910
11121314151617
18192021
Riverside Plaza
5pm-7pm
222324
2526
Australia Day
27282930
Riverside Plaza
10am-3pm
31








February 2016
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
123
Spotlight
10am-3pm
4
Canberra Quilters Inc Meeting
567
8910111213
Spotlight
10am-3pm
14
Spotlight
10am-3pm
15161718
Riverside Plaza
5pm-7pm
1920
Riverside Plaza
10am-3pm
21
22232425262728
29








March 2016
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
12
Spotlight
10am-3pm
3456
7
Labour Day (WA)
89
Riverside Plaza
10am-3pm
101112
Riverside Plaza
10am-3pm
13
Spotlight
10am-3pm
14
Canberra Day (ACT)
151617181920
2122232425
Good Friday
2627
Easter Sunday
28
Easter Monday
293031 April 1




April 2016
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
12
Spotlight
10am-3pm
3
Spotlight
10am-3pm
456
Riverside Plaza
10am-3pm
78
QQ Exhibition Opens 7pm
9
QQ Exhibition
10am-5pm
10
QQ Exhibition
10am-4pm
11121314151617
18192021222324
25
Anzac Day
2627282930

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Back to stitching this week!

Now that the New Year break and festivities are finished, it is time to get together again for stitching and social activity.

On Thursday 14th, from 9.30am - 12.30pm, we meet in the Activity Room below Queanbeyan Library.

On Friday 15th, from 7pm - 10pm, we meet at the Letchworth Neighbourhood Centre.

Bring along your projects and look forward to a productive 2016. There are a few gift quilts to go home for binding too.


Sunday, January 10, 2016

Canberra Quilters has an exciting new Challenge for you

Happy New Year!  Please see details of our birthday challenge below – we would love to see lots of quilts from around the region so please pass the message below on to all quilters.
Canberra Quilters Inc invites all Australian and New Zealand quilters to join us in celebrating our 40th anniversary in 2016 by entering a quilt in our Celebrate 40 challenge.
From Art quilts to Traditional quilts – we’d like to see as many interpretations of the theme as possible.   We all know how creative quilters are!!  You have till 16 May 2016 to make and enter your celebration creation. The quilt must be portrait orientation 40 x 100 cms. 
There are three prizes: 1st place $400, 2nd place $200 and 3rd place $100.  Initial entry is free and from the photos submitted we will select up to 43 finalists.  Finalists will be asked to submit their quilt and pay $20 to cover costs
Full details are on our website. You might like to do a traditional quilt with forty 10cm blocks or do an ‘off the wall’ art quilt using your favourite arty techniques.


http://canberraquilters.org.au/celebrate-40-challenge/





Thursday, November 12, 2015

Raffle Quilt 2016 - traditional style

Breaking news...
...One of the major raffle prize quilts has just been completed. You will soon be able to buy tickets
for a chance at winning it for yourself. This has been lovingly made by Sandra Still over countless painstaking hours and custom quilted to set it off beautifully by Kay at Kay's Quilts. A great job, come and show your support for our art by visiting the Exhibition next April.


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Raffle Quilt for our Members Exhibition 2016

The first of our two raffle quilts is now complete. This has been a while in the making, from the selection of a design to choosing fabrics, cutting, sewing and the many stages it went through before completion.

Firstly then,  we had to select the design. The group was happy to try and make the gorgeous one we saw in Patchwork Tsushin last August 2014. It could be made using a quilt-as-you-go technique and be hand stitched in showy colourful thread, sashiko style. The quilt was the work of the quiltmaker, Hiroko Uemura. We wrote to the magazine and they put our request to her. Straight away we got a response that she was happy to give us permission to make a raffle quilt with her design. Once finished, we hoped to send her photos to show how it came out. The magazine editor hoped our raffle would be successful and that we would keep enjoying the magazine. So it is with sadness that we recently heard that the magazine has ceased trading, after more than a decade of subscription enjoyment on our part. I hope that through the small world that it now is thanks to the internet, Hiroko Uemura will see what we did with her design.


Quilt by Hiroko Uemura

***

After many months and many hands, the quilt below is the one that Queanbeyan Quilters Inc has made based upon Hiroko Uemura's design. In it, we used a variety of commercial fabrics as accents to the lovely colour of the fabrics hand-dyed by Moni Potter.



This is the full quilt front.


This is a detail of the hand stitching and applique circles.


This is the back of the quilt.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Last drop-in at the RB Smith Community Centre in Queanbeyan


Tomorrow, Thursday 17th September 2015, is our last drop-in at the RB Smith before it becomes Council office space.

Everything changes in October, venue and which Thursdays in the month you can drop in, so be advised as follows:

  • Drop-in days will be second and fourth Thursday morning of the month.
  • Still 9.30am - 12.30pm.
  • Venue is a room under the Queanbeyan City Library, entrance on the ramp alongside the car park laneway, off Rutledge Street opposite the old Uniting Church Hall.
So in October, you can drop in on the 8th and the 22nd.

Come along and meet some quilters who are happy to share knowledge and skills and provide good company.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Drop in Day details will change from October

Be on the lookout for details of the new venue and days for our drop-in time. We expect it will still be in the centre of town but not at the RB Smith Community Centre, owing to it changing function from meeting space to office space from the end of September 2015.

Details will be posted as soon as they are finalised.