Take a walk down Monaro Street for a spot of colour and quilt display. This morning a few members put up some quilts to get everyone in the mood for our quilt exhibition coming up in April. Be sure to have a look and to visit us at the Bicentennial Hall on the 14th or 15th of April.
Our regular Friday night of social stitching will be held this Friday 29th September 2017 at Karabar Community Centre which is at 183 Cooma Street. Park in front on the street or at the rear, which is accessed via Queenbar Road.
Technique night, usually on the first Friday of the month, has been postponed.
Meanwhile, enjoy Wendy's Elephant Abstractions quilt, pattern by violet craft. Notice all her attention to detail, combining machine and hand quilting.
This Sunday 9th July at the Old Bus Depot Markets in Kingston, Queanbeyan Quilters are holding a raffle for this lovely quilt. It was made by one of our talented members and then exquisitely and professionally quilted by Kay White of Kay's quilts. Come along and see this and other quilts on display from 10 - 4pm.
R a f f l e
Tickets:3 for $5or$2 each
At Old Bus Depot Markets
Kingston, Canberra, Australia
If you are unable to join us at the Market but still wish to buy raffle tickets for this lovely quilt by Sandra, please email us for details.
Winner will be notified at time of draw and can collect the quilt by arrangement, if they are not at the Market. The quilt can also be posted to the winner, at their cost.
Queanbeyan Quilters had a good meeting last night with a huge Show and Tell of Gift Quilts which have been quilted by our generous member Kay, of Kay's Quilts.
As most of you weren't there, here is a little show for you. Currently we have two priorities:
to make quilts of hospital bed size and to make many small quilts for under two year olds. The members of Queanbeyan Quilters make lots of quilts for other destinations too. One such was our raptor and native animals quilt, which was handed to a representative of Wildcare at the meeting last night. Their intention is to raffle it to help raise money for facilities and equipment for the work that they do. We are looking forward to buying some tickets in that raffle!
Maryanne from Wildcare receiving their raffle quilt.
These below are all quilts destined for youngsters needing some warmth and comfort.
Then there were even more quilts shown which will find homes in the community at some point.
Drainage bags are always needed by cancer patients and these ones will go to Queanbeyan Hospital.
Here is an exciting opportunity to meet some of the wonderfully talented makers in our region, to be held on the 6th May. Queanbeyan Quilters will be there too with some of their quilts and will be happy to talk to you about them and about making your own when you visit.
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.