Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Braidwood Quilt Event 2012 Grand Champion Quilt

Grand Champion Quilt
Dragonflies by Lucie Anfiloff of Spence ACT

Braidwood Quilters President Jan Francis presents the cheque and box of goodies to
Lucie Anfiloff for her quilt – Dragonflies.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Braidwood Quilt Event 2012

Quilts entered by Queanbeyan Quilters members were prominent at the Braidwood Quilt Event on 24/25 November 2012. A number of our quilts were also amongst the prize winners.
It was a glorious day in contrast to the rainy weather of last year, and the outdoor quilts were spectacular in the bright sunshine.

The Queanbeyan Quilters winners were -

Mittagong Stars by Bryony

Waratah by Karen

Year of the Farmer Challenge
What a Fine Cotton by Robyn

Midnight Magic by Cassandra
In late news we have just heard that Kay won the 'outdoor' Viewers Choice

More photos of our entries in the Braidwood Quilt Event will be posted shortly.

Christmas Meeting 23 November 2012

There was a great attendance for our Christmas meeting last Friday.

A new innovation this year was a 'Pincushion Swap' as suggested by Leslie.
19 members participated and the range of ideas showed the creative skills of our members.

Treasures from our innovative members
Details of our 'Real' Challenge for the Exhibition in 2014 were also released at the Christmas Meeting.
Participating members were given a package that included some rust dyed fabric, old lace and embroidered doileys - further details below.


History gets stitched
.…in rust and lace

Use the fabrics in your special numbered kit to create an item that reflects the title of this challenge.


Fabrics in your package include rust dyed fabric together with some lace and old embroidery.

The supplied fabrics in your kit must be identifiable in the finished item.
Minimum or maximum amounts to be used are not specified.

Other fabrics or laces may be incorporated – from leather and suede to organza and tulle. Any colours may be used. See also Needlework*.

Your fabrics can be manipulated – folded, coloured, torn, cut, stamped, needle worked*, overprinted, patchwork, applique etc.

*Needlework: stitchery, canvas embroidery, needle lace, black work, Assisi work, smocking, hardanger, crewel embroidery or cutwork.

Embellishments may be added – buttons, beads, charms, jewellery, cords, shoes, paper, metal, photos etc.

Traditional or Art creations welcome. A limit of 5 entries per member.
One entry per pack - $5.00 per pack.

A card explaining your entry will be attached.

Size and shape:
Finished item to be up to 24” square, straight or irregular sides,
OR able to hung on a coat hanger – max. 16” wide X 48” long,
OR a 3D structure or item that is no more than 15” square at the base.

Your finished item should be an interpretation of the challenge title focusing on the history theme.

Open to all financial Queanbeyan Quilters Inc. members.

Extra rusted pieces of fabric and lace items are available at cost price from Robyn or Kay.

Looking forward to your entries.

Some of the rust dyed fabric

Queanbeyan Show November 2012

Queanbeyan Quilters were amongst the Prize Winners at the Queanbeyan Show earlier this month.
Close up of Carleen's Grand Champion Quilt
Carleen's quilt and other QQ winners
View of entries
View of entries