Thursday, 22 December 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

Thursday, 15 September 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, 30 July 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.

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Did you vote for your favourite Small Quilt in our Exhibition?

This is how you voted for the Small Quilts in the 2016 Members' Exhibition held last weekend. Thanks to all our sponsors for their wonderful prizes.

First Prize           No. 110     Topsy Turvey Houses  by Liz Hendrickson

  • Bluebell A1 Quilting - $200 voucher

Second Prize       No. 106    Garden Party  by Fiona Hammond

  • Addicted to Fabric - $100 voucher

Third Place          No. 107   Material Midden   by Fiona Hammond

Fourth Place        No.108    Excentrique Garden  by Liz Hendrickson

Fifth Prize           No. 119    Autumn Owl   by Beryl Morgan

  • Pretty Bobbins - Collection of threads

Sixth Prize          No. 131     Vintage Friendships   by Dacia Wells

  • Spotlight - $50 voucher

Queanbeyan Quilters Challenged....

The wonderful visitors at our recent biennial Exhibition voted for their 
favourite Challenge Quilts on display. 
Thanks to all our amazingly supportive sponsors for their great prizes.

First Prize       Quilt E  by Narell Smit

  • Unique Stitching - $200 voucher

Second Prize   Quilt A  by Liz Hendrickson
  • Sunflower Quilting - Quilting a single bed-sized quilt

Third Prize      Quilt G  by Sandra Still
  • Addicted to Fabric - $50 voucher

Some of the large quilts that you voted for at our sponsored Exhibition

Large Quilts Category

First Prize                No. 58    Alpine Delight   by Narell Smit
  • Scissorman - Ottlite Marrietta floor lamp

Second Prize            No. 75     Japanese Inspirations  by Dacia Wells
  • Claire Ayling Bali Batiks - Batik fabric 

Third Prize               No. 38   Twittersville       by Wendy Luff
  • Kay's Quilts - $175 quilting voucher

Fourth Place             No. 35   La Passacaglia   by Wendy Luff

Fifth Prize                No. 51   Well That's Just Tropical!    by Cassandra Philpot
  • Scissorman - Multi-level floor lamp

Sixth Place               No. 80   Who's Who     by Dacia Wells

Seventh Place          No. 47  Orange Peel   by Cassandra Philpot

Eighth Prize             No. 17   Sampler - King Sized  by Christney Fail
  • Restaway Holiday Units - 1 free night + discounts

Ninth Place              No. 36  Prussian Rose   by Wendy Luff

Tenth Prize               No.10   Que Sera Sera  by Bryony De La Motte
  • Calico Patch - $100 voucher

Eleventh Place          No. 77  Pharaoh's Folly  by Dacia Wells

Twelth Prize              No. 32  A Country Cottage  by Joan Jackson
  • Wabi-Sabi Designs - $100 voucher

Thirteenth Place        No. 76  My Redwork Quilt  by Dacia Wells

Fourteenth Prize        No. 62  Desert Pools   by Sandra Still
  • Sew Simple - $100 voucher

Fifteenth Place           No. 50  Tumbling Surf   by Cassandra Philpot

Sixteenth Prize           No. 81  Blooms Galore  by Kay White
  • KimoYES - $100 voucher

Seventeenth Prize       No. 21  Concentric?   by Fiona Hammond
  • Hobbysew - $75 voucher

Eighteenth Prize         No. 41  Vision in Blue  by Beryl Morgan
  • Addicted to Fabric - $50 voucher

Nineteenth Place        No. 73  Blue Medallion  by Dacia Wells

Twentieth Place          No. 48  Summer Lanterns  by Cassandra Philpot

Twenty first Prize       No. 20  Carpenter's Wheel  by Glenis Feltham
  • Robyn's Plain n Fancy - Fabric voucher

Twenty second Place  No. 22  Merry Christmas Mum  by Fiona Hammond

Twenty third Prize      No. 26  Paw Magic  by Liz Hendrickson
  • Kezza's Patchwork - fabric bundle

More quilts from the 2016 Exhibition will appear at intervals on this blog and our Facebook page.

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Who Won the Raffle?

All you wonderful people who bought raffle tickets from us in the past few weeks are no doubt very keen to know who won those wonderful prizes. The tickets were drawn this afternoon at the end of a lovely show and the winners were notified of their good fortune.

1st Prize went to Carmen Stanford with ticket no. 1681. She picked the multi-coloured modern                           quilt "Spots and Dots".

2nd Prize went to Anne Meuronen with ticket no. 1943. She picked the traditional double                                     wedding ring quilt "Burgundy Bouquet".

3rd Prize went to Gillian Currie with ticket no. 0313. She won a 2-night getaway for two at                                  Lake Crackenback Spa & Resort.

SES Community Challenge

This year, Queanbeyan Quilters decided to run a community challenge to benefit the Queanbeyan SES Unit. Members got busy sewing and coming up with ideas to reflect the work that the SES carries out. On Opening night we were lucky to have the SES Local Controller, Robert Cuneen and the SES Public Information Officer, Brent Hunter, the Palerang SES Local Controller, Lloyd Meehan plus two members of the Queanbeyan SES Unit, Anna Lukasiewicz and Cassandra Philpot. Also in attendance was the liberal Federal Member for Eden-Monaro, Dr Peter Hendy.

Here are some pictures of the SES Challenge display.