Monday, 24 November 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.

Wednesday, 19 November 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.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

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, 7 October 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.

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.

Monday, 29 September 2014

Beginners Class progresses

Our intrepid beginners are looking confident and pretty handy with a rotary cutter. 

Here are a couple of images from last week's class.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Results of Library Stocktake

Here is the list of missing library items. If people could let me know they have them, I will record that and they don't need to return them until they've finished with them.

Thanks, too, to those who returned past missing items.

1066Jelly Roll Quilts & MoreEinno, Kimberlybook
868Redwork QuiltsCribbs, Triciabook
422Designs for Continuous Line QuiltingThompson, Shirleybook
611PiecingMcDowell, RuthBook
959Carol Doak Teaches You To Paper PieceDoak, CarolDVD
473Small Scale QuiltingCollins, Sallybook
614Mariner's Compass - New DirectionMathieson, Judybook
867Radiant New York BeautiesWells, Valoriebook
1250Hexa Go-Go - English Paper Piecing, 16 Quilt ProjectsBruecher, TachaBook
534Garden Inspired Quilt Block DesignsDavis, Jodie & Schiffer, Linda Hbook
1045 Fern FunBloomfield, RuthDVD
1035Fabulous Fabric Art, with LutradorRiley, Lesleybook
827Quilt AfricaWilliamson, Jenny & Parker, Patbook
423Tried & True favorite old-time quilting designsThompson, Shirleybook
450Block Bender QuiltsMiller, Margaret Jbook
905Colours of Australia (second copy)Quilters Guildbook
917Quilting With the Pros, Vol IIMcCalls Publmagazine
993Jazz Up Your QuiltsWalton, LisaDVD
1274Block Beauty QuiltsPoster, DonnaBook


Saturday, 20 September 2014

Block Arranging Practice

At the Beginners Class, these club blocks were used to practice arrangements in pleasing configurations. Eventually, these will be finalised and sewn together. Any interested club member is welcome to take some home and play.  They can add feature blocks, sashing, borders or whatever they find adds appeal to the blocks. Otherwise you will see them from time to time on Friday nights.
Happy Sewing!

Queanbeyan Quilters Inc - Beginner Class 2014

The Beginners Class is going wonderfully, in three weeks they have covered Tools and Equipment in the first lesson, Colour, Palette and Fabric in the second lesson and then in the third class everyone got very excited cutting and sewing Blocks.

The Beginners are improving their knowledge giving them a solid foundation to start their quilting adventure.

There will be six lessons in all after which everyone will be ready to take it further with workshops and working from inspiring books, magazines and patterns.

Keep up the good work everyone.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Gifts of Fabric

Following two recent donations of lovely patchwork fabric, the club is gearing up to make lots of gift quilts or quilted items for a number of worthy causes. Anything from place mats, table runners, cot quilts right up to bed quilts can be expected. There was a nice collection of Christmas fabric; there are some bright I-spy fabrics for children's quilts. The magazines have already gone up to the club on Friday night and several members found good patterns for quilts in them. (The cat is an added extra, she has to know and be into everything that's going on.)

Monday, 8 September 2014

Finally finished, some quilts can take years to make.

Chris was very happy to put the final stitch in her binding last Friday night. This Stack 'n Whack quilt was started many years ago when Queanbeyan Quilters still met at the Guide Hall. Which was well before 2000. Now since everything that is old is new again, the quilt still seems fresh and perfectly pink. Hope the recipient really enjoys it. Kay's Quilts did a lovely job, as always, on the quilting.

Chris with her finished quilt.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Knitting Project for Peaceknits

Here is the range of knitted items already put together by those interested in helping out the Peaceknits cause. Contact Boni directly or via the club for patterns and more detail.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Thursday Drop-in, Friday Meeting night for August, Canberra Craft & Quilt Fair

This is a busy week for Queanbeyan Quilters.

Twelve of us attended a two night workshop on quilt-as-you-go techniques with Pauline from Quilters World. We had lots of preparation to do and this made it easy to get sewing and gluing as required for the class.

The Quilt As You Go class

Thursday morning the 21st August is drop-in morning at the RB Smith Community Centre in Crawford Street where a friendly group meet up to work on projects, get ideas and share knowledge. All welcome.

Friday night the 22nd August is meeting night for Queanbeyan Quilters. 7 for 7.30 start. Bring fat quarters for the draw, bring little red and white quilts to be loaned out for a short time.

From Thursday till Sunday you can visit the Canberra Craft & Quilt Fair out at Exhibition Park to see the wonderful quilts, sales room, vendors, workshops and talks.

See you at them all!

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Another Fractured Block

Here is another of our Member's blocks, after our Fractured Block/Quilt night. Cheryl has used a lovely fabric to create her block and plans to add some others to make a gorgeous cushion. Look forward to seeing it all finished.

Made by Cheryl following our Fractured Block demo night.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Canberra Craft & Quilt Fair tickets have arrived

Members should contact QQ for their ticket(s) to the Show next week.

Those who have ordered tickets should collect them from the Workshop this Tuesday and Wednesday night or call Narell or Cassandra to arrange pickup.

Monday, 4 August 2014

This week's activities

Drop-in day this Thursday 7th at the RB Smith Centre in Crawford Street, 9.30-12.30.

Soup night this Friday 8th at Letchworth, bring a mug and sit back with some soup, 7-10pm.

Here are a few links, as promised, for the Aussie Hero Quilts (and laundry bags). I can supply fabric if you are short of it. Kay has very kindly offered to quilt them for anyone who makes them. The site has links to information about the composition and size of the quilts and detailed instructions for the laundry bags. There are also lots of photos of quilts already sent out and some useful block instructions.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Queanbeyan Quilters AGM tonight

Bring along your little red and white quilts if you are happy to loan them out for a special display.

If you are participating in the fabric sweep, please bring in a fat quarter tonight.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Drop-in time again Thursday 17th July

Thursday 17th July, tomorrow, is the next drop-in day for the stitching friendship group at the RB Smith Community Centre in Crawford Street. Members and non-members are welcome to attend, including morning tea, from 9.30 - 12.30. You can bring a project or just come for the chat.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

First Winter Soup Night Tomorrow

Soup Night! Hot and home-made, bring a mug and your $5 and join us at the Letchworth Neighbourhood Centre in Queanbeyan tomorrow night the 4th July from 7pm.

Monday, 30 June 2014

June Meeting Night

QQ Inc held its June meeting last Friday night at Letchworth. It was well attended, with much lively discussion about numerous issues the Members are involved in and some preparation for next month's AGM. Our speaker was Helen Worth who talked a bit about how she got started and continued with her embroidery. 

She had lots of samples to show us of what she has done and expressed willingness to show anyone how to do it themselves.  

Show and Tell, some members showed what they had made during Moni's demonstration of the Fractured Quilt. 

Julie Herring showed some of her innovative course work she's been doing.

Thanks to Kay White, there were lots of gift quilts to show, all quilted now and with bindings machine-sewn on ready for members to take home and in their own time hand-sew the binding to the back. There is no rush to return them ladies, we know you lead busy lives. The meeting broke for people to collect a drink and some of the abundant supper available while they continued to look at Helen's work and chat amongst themselves.

Drop in this Thursday 3rd July to our stitching session

Queanbeyan Quilters Inc drop-in day is this Thursday 3rd July. Members and non-members are welcome to join us for some stitching, knitting or other handwork, to have a little morning tea or just to chat.

From 9.30 - 12.30 at the RB Smith Community Centre in Crawford Street

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

June 27th Meeting Night

Our June meeting will be this Friday 27th June, at the Letchworth Neighbourhood Centre starting at 7.30pm. The centre is opened just before 7pm usually. Before the meeting starts, you can pay next year's membership fees, pay for the bus to Sydney, borrow and/or return library books, chat with other members.

Helen Worth will be our featured speaker and will have some of her exquisite embroideries to show us. Including hardanger, stumpwork and goldwork.

Members and non-Members are welcome to join us.

Monday, 16 June 2014

Bus Trip to Sydney Quilt Show

Members and non-members of Queanbeyan Quilters are going to the Craft & Quilt Fair in Sydney on Saturday 12th July. Should be a great day, even though we'll be tired by the end.

For those wishing to join us, email


Saturday 12th July
Departure 6 am from Q car park off Lowe St in Queanbeyan, best to arrive from 5.30 am for prompt getaway.
Leave show at 5 pm to return home.
We stop at McDonalds in Sutton Forest on the way there and back.
Cost is $60 for non members, which includes bus and ticket to show.
$30 to members of Queanbeyan Quilters for bus and ticket to show.

Fractured Block Night