Friday, April 24, 2015

Our April meeting was held tonight

Queanbeyan Quilters Inc had a lively meeting tonight with an interesting guest speaker. Hannah Barrett, textile conservator at the National Gallery of Australia, talked a little about some of the forty quilts the Gallery holds, then went on to describe ways of storing them and what can damage them.

No more quilts on wooden shelves for me! Into dark, airtight, inert polyethylene tubs and must remember to check them at least twice a year for damage or insect attack.

During Show and Tell, a number of lovely quilts were shown which will be given out to the community. Members make them in a range of colours and sizes, varied enough to please someone.

Chris described and showed her lucky win in a raffle, this bright and cheerful scrap quilt.

Blocks were shown from the two Monthly Inspirations themes that have already been given out.

Then the new clues were picked. If you have not been following this, the club is currently running a month by month block, into which three components must be incorporated. Your choice of size, shape and interpretation of themes.

March - Colour red + diamond + birds
April - Colour green + hexagon + words
May - Colour white/cream + circles + hearts

Monday, March 16, 2015

Our prolific group is always making something

We all love to see what others in the group make so here are a few items which have been shown this year so far. Starting in January with Bryony's fresh blue and white quilt, we were fascinated by the method used in this one.

On the first and third Thursday of the month when we meet at the RB Smith Community Centre in Queanbeyan,  lots of interesting work is done too. This lovely stitching was finished by Kathleen in February. Wool felt always gives has a lovely dense colour, perfect for the subject.

We've been following the progress of this lovely quilt, since quilted and handed over to the lucky birthday girl. This is inspiring work from a recent beginner quilter and bound to delight all Frozen fans.

These pictures show what an active group Queanbeyan Quilters is, so many ideas, so little time to put them into practice.

Why don't you come and join us on a Thursday morning or a Friday night for some stitching activity?

Sunday, February 8, 2015

What we did on Friday night...

Evenings at Queanbeyan Quilters has been bustling with activity lately . Last Friday was no exception, with lots of members there, with their cutting mats, sewing machines, hand sewing projects and the like. Narell led the team in undoing and resewing blocks for the next black, white and lime quilt. Cassandra cut rectangles which others rapidly sewed together. This is what those rectangles look like now. The fabrics belonged to one of our late and much beloved members and show what excellent taste she had.

1915 - 2015
Boni paid us a visit on Friday night too, bringing with her the completed quilt featuring Australian peace women who helped found and build WILPF nationally and internationally. WILPF (Women's International League for Peace and Freedom) has helped increase understanding of alternatives to armed conflict, and the importance of women being involved in peace negotiations. In April 1915, as ANZACs were landing on Gallipoli, 1300 women from warring and neutral nations met at The Hague at the International Congress of Women to set out resolutions for ending all war.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Tomorrow, do drop in...

On the first and third Thursday of each month Queanbeyan Quilters Inc hosts an informal social stitching session at the RB Smith Community Centre at 264 Crawford Street in Queanbeyan for members and guests.

Come along and see what we are doing this year, or perhaps you want to talk about your project or get tips on the making of your next piece. All skill levels are welcome.

This Friday evening at the Letchworth Neighbourhood Centre you are welcome to bring your sewing machine to help out on some of our many group projects. I imagine there will be blocks of black, white and lime to sew together to stunning effect. Below are two tops which were finished recently.

What makes our social stitching evenings so enjoyable is the variety of projects our members bring along to work on. Redwork, knitting, hexagons, paper piecing, cutting out projects amongst many others.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Queanbeyan City Council Sponsors Queanbeyan Quilters Inc

Queanbeyan Quilters Inc


Julie Herring, President of Queanbeyan Quilters Inc has today announced that the Queanbeyan City Council has been providing rent relief on the premises used by Queanbeyan Quilters Inc for social and workshop activities. This assists the regular meeting in 2014/2015 of those interested in the art and craft of Patchwork and Quilting.

Julie Herring stated that the club offers both daytime and evening session times which meant more people were able to find the time to join in. The group often works on collaborative projects which benefit good causes in Queanbeyan and elsewhere. These have included the Queanbeyan Hospital Auxiliary raffle, Home in Queanbeyan, tsunami survivors in Japan, fire victims in Victoria and Coonabarabran, Aussie Hero Quilts and many others.

Recently, the club ran a set of Beginner Classes for its members. Other workshops are run over the year, to cater for both beginner and more experienced quilters.

Are you interested in Patchwork and Quilting? Join the group for its social stitching and other handwork sessions, formal monthly meetings and numerous interesting workshops. The details are on the website and there is also a Facebook page to track activities.

Queanbeyan Quilters Inc
Postal Address:  PO Box 708, Queanbeyan, NSW 2620

Sponsored by the Queanbeyan City Council

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Quilting time resumes soon

Happy New Year everyone!

The Crazy Stitches Friendship Group meets again daytime on Thursday 15th January from 9.30 - 12.30 at the RB Smith Community Centre at 264 Crawford Street in Queanbeyan. All welcome, bring your handwork, your ideas and yourself. If you are new to patchwork and quilting, welcome to a very absorbing activity which has a very broad scope.

The first evening stitching session will start on Friday 16th January at the Letchworth Neighbourhood Centre at 28 Miller Street in Queanbeyan. From 7pm to 10pm. First meeting of the year will be on 23rd January and thereafter each fourth Friday of the month.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Pre-Christmas Party 28th November 2014

​Dear Members and Guests,

This coming Friday night is our festive Christmas meeting where we all bring a delicious plate ​of something to share.

7.15 Meeting Start so that we have time to socialise after the formal part.

There is also a Needle Case swap, bring them wrapped and join in gift opening.

Do bring a Fat Quarter for the Lucky Draw collection.

If you have done something for the Colour Pop challenge we'd love to see it.

Suitcase Appeal - lively modern fabrics please. Black equivalents are really useful too - with just a dash of white, grey or charcoal.

Please bring Show and Tell pieces, get us in the mood with some Christmas hangings.