Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Happy Christmas!

Queanbeyan Quilters wish all our members and readers of the blog and their families a safe, happy Christmas and a fruitful, inspirational and wonderful New Year 2017.

Christmas Dinner and Life Member recognised

This year our Christmas dinner was held at the newly refurbished Hotel Queanbeyan who gave us a room to ourselves and delivered lovely food to a lively, hungry group of quilters. We were able to keep track of the cricket live from Manuka Oval and altogether had a delightful evening.

 This was the sunset we saw from our windows, not quite as spectacular as that shown from Manuka Oval but they had several technical advantages!
Bryony presented the certificate and badge to our new life-member Joan Jackson for her significant contribution to the establishment of the club, the running of it and her teaching skills which have benefitted so many members over the years. A well-deserved honour which we were happy to witness.

More Inspirations for blocks, rows etc

In September, these were selected for you:

Colour: Purple
Technique: Modern /Improvisational
Inspiration: Words

In October, these were picked:

Colour: Yellow
Technique: Applique
Inspiration: Math/Symbol

In November, these were chosen:

Colour: Orange/Peach
Technique: Embellished/Embroidered
Inspiration: Houses/Architecture

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Monthly Inspiration for August

At the August meeting, the following Monthly Block Inspirations were drawn

Colour:         Blue
Technique:   Diamonds
Theme:         Bugs, butterflies, insects

Last month's blocks were displayed - well done to those who are doing them.

 Liz Hendrickson
 Sandra Still
 Cheryl Taylor
 Bryony De La Motte
Glenis Feltham

Fabric Sale in Queanbeyan - 24th September


Fabulous Fabrics
From June Beaver’s cupboard

Come and browse sumptuous fabrics, quilting notions, tools, rulers, threads and more. Everything must go.
Only $5 a metre.

Saturday 24th September
10.00am – 4.00pm
153 Ross Road, Queanbeyan
(South side of Canberra Avenue towards Fergus Road)

Contacts:  Julie Beaver 0431 453 810

or Maree Beaver 0421 968 429

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Monthly Inspirations for 2016 - July

You are in good time to start your next little project using "clues" from our Monthly Inspiration colours, subjects and techniques.

July's clues were:-

  • Red
  • Birds
  • Paper Piecing

To follow along is very simple. Each set of clues could be used for a block, a row, a segment, bags, cushions or whatever else you like. Each month there will be another set and at each meeting, people will bring along what they have made to show us. Hopefully by the next Exhibition we put on, in April 2018, there will be some delightful new pieces based upon the Monthly Inspirations.

Queanbeyan Quilters AGM 2016 and New Life Memberships Awarded

On Friday 22nd July, Queanbeyan Quilters held their AGM for 2016. Nominations for positions were considered and the following people have agreed to hold office for the next year as follows:-
  • President  - Bryony De La Motte
  • Vice President  -  Julie Herring
  • Secretary  -  Maia Butler
  • Treasurer  -  Narell Smit
  • Committee Members  -  Glenis Feltham & Cassandra Philpot

In even more exciting news, the club decided to award three life memberships to people who have contributed massively to the benefit of the club and to the craft with their lovely work and time given, over many, many years.

Congratulations to:-

  • Carleen Dennington
  • Joan Jackson
  • Kay White

The club wishes everyone all the very best and good health for many years to come.