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.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Quilt Display at the Queanbeyan Show 2014

Some pictures taken in the Pavilion of the 119th Queanbeyan Show 2014 of the Patchwork, Applique and Quilting Section. Well done to all entrants, there was a nice variety of style and colour and more youngsters entering. Hope to see even more next year, especially in the Youth category, 19-25.

Productive quilters with their quilt tops

It is always lovely to see the work our fellow members produce. Below are some completed tops, ready for the next stage.

Cheryl has made this especially for her lucky grandson Harry.

Nel has made this for her Nana who is currently in John James Hospital

The four gift quilts have been made out of the suitcase, where a collection of donated fabrics reside. After quilting by the wonderful Kay at Kay's Quilts the quilts will be found a good home.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Queanbeyan Show is on the 8th and 9th November 2014 - be sure to enter something.

Chief Steward: Janice Moore
Assistant Steward: Chris Tarlinton
Entry Due Dates:
The following sections need to be registered and handed to the committee by 3.30pm, Friday 31st October 2014. Under no circumstances entries will be accepted after this time and date.
The sections are:
  1. Junior Art.
  2. Junior Handwriting.
  3. Junior Creative Writing.
All other sections need to be registered by 2.00pm on Thursday 6th November
NO late registrations will be accepted after this date and time.
Entry Forms and Fees
Completed forms and fees are to be handed in at the show Office between 29th October and 6th November 2014.
Office Hours are:
  • Monday: 10.00am to 5.00pm.
  • Tuesday: 10.00am to 5.00pm.
  • Wednesday: 10.00am to 5.00pm.
  • Thursday: 10.00am to 5.00pm.
  • Friday: 10.00am to 5.00pm.
The office will be closed for lunch between 1.00pm and 1.30pm each day.
Staging of Exhibits:
The following information provides a outlook of when exhibits must be staged by or in the hands of the stewards.
All exhibits must be ticketed before staging.
FRIDAY, 7th November.
  • Entries to be staged between 8:00 to 9:00 am, except Flowers;
  • Judging to commence at 10:00 am
The Pavilion will be closed and secured after judging and reopened on Saturday for viewing.
Saturday, 8th November.
  • Garden Produce and Flower entries are to be staged between 8:00 and 8:30 am
  • Judging to commence at 9:00 a.m.
Further information about closing and staging dates/time can be found by clicking the following link.
Collection of Exhibits:
No pavilion exhibits may be removed before 3:30 pm SUNDAY 9th.
The pavilion will close at 3:00 pm on Sunday then reopen at 3:30 for the exhibitors to collect their exhibits.
All exhibits must be collected by 4:30 pm on Sunday, any exhibits not collected by this time becomes the sole responsibility of the exhibitor.
Collection of Prize Money:
Prize Money is be collected from the office under the grandstand between 3.30 and 4.30 pm on Sunday.
Proof may be required to collect your prize money.
Any unclaimed prize money after this time WILL BE FORFEITED.
  1. Exhibits are NOT to be left at the office.
  2. Under NO Circumstances, entries will be accepted on the day of the show.
  3. All entries must have been completed within the last 12 months.
  4. All exhibits in the custody of the Society for the duration of the Show will be handled by appointed stewards.
  5. All care is taken whilst exhibits are in the custody of the Society, but it does not accept any responsibility for loss or damage to any exhibit.
  6. The Society is not responsible for any unclaimed exhibits after 4.30 pm on Sunday.
Forms can be found and downloaded by clicking HERE.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Open Thread Bar Workshop with Julie Woods from Superior Threads

Another workshop that Members of Queanbeyan Quilters Inc will enjoy. Sign up soon.

Open Thread Bar workshop - Julie Woods, Superior Threads
Sunday, 9 November 2014
Venue: RB Smith building, 262 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan
Times: one full day, times TBA
Cost per person: 10 persons in class = $65.00 + $20.00 kit
                             12 persons in class = $54.00 + 20.00 kit

The workshop helps you to learn how to use speciality threads on your machine, Julie will have a selection of 120 different threads to try. Julie, an award winning Australian quilter, will also provide you with many tips for your patchwork, machine piecing and machine quilting during the workshop.

Please confirm by Friday 10 October if you would like attend this workshop.

Payment in full is due by: Monday, 20 October 2014 (final cost will depend on numbers). Pay by cheque sent to the PO Box or pay the Treasurer on a Friday night.