Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Out and About

We are occasionally invited to help out at the local store, which in our case is Spotlight, Queanbeyan. Over two days, several members of Queanbeyan Quilters demonstrated their patchwork. This one was made using pretty fabrics from a range of Cloud9 Fabrics, pattern called Courtyard Quilt by Michelle Engel Bencsko. It will hang in the shop for a while and then it will be quilted and donated. 

In the space of time it took to stand back and focus the camera, the cat briefly made an appearance. The same phenomenon as when there is wet concrete... or plaster.

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Winners of the 2018 Members Exhibition

What a great Exhibition we had this year, over 120 quilts and challenge pieces. If you were able to visit you will know that it did not disappoint: loads of colour and variety of techniques and the sheer skill of the members.

Canberra Sewing and Brother's First Prize in the Viewers' Choice 
This went to a very traditional quilt by Dacia Wells, "Lucy Boston's Patchwork of the Crosses". She won the Brother Innov-is F410 computerised sewing machine. Well done Dacia, the quilt is certainly beautiful, enhanced by professional quilter Kay White.

The Spotlight Excellence in Quilting Award
On the first occasion of its award, this went to Sue Davis for her modern quilt "Exotic Feathers". She won the Singer 7469Q Confidence Quilter Machine. A great job by Sue and  professional quilter Kay White.

The Chiatanya Embellishment Award
This was awarded to Sandra Still for her lovely "Inspirations Through My Window", made following the required colours and techniques etc of the club's 2017 monthly inpirations and closely quilted by her to echo the different elements.

Junior Prizes
Junior entrants' prizes were won by: Phoebe Doyle and Chloe Yates

Phoebe Doyle "Butterfly Kisses"
and quilted by Lisa Doyle

Chloe Yates "Disappearing Nine Patch"
and professional quilter Shannon Hackett

2nd Prize Viewers' Choice Award
Kathleen Hunt "Indiana Shade Garden" and professional quilter Helen Smith

3rd Prize Viewers' Choice Award
Narell Smit "Not So Lunar Lines" and professional quilter Kay White

4th Prize Viewers' Choice Award
Sue Davis "Exotic Feathers" and professional quilter Kay White

5th Prize Viewers' Choice Award
Narell Smit "Shattered Winter Moon" and professional quilter Kay White

6th Prize Viewers' Choice Award
Clementine O'Sullivan "Gardenvale"

7th Prize Viewers' Choice Award
Cassandra Philpot "Angus's Fancy Forest" and professional quilter Kay White

8th Prize Viewers' Choice Award
Pam Spencer "Fat Quarter Fun - One Block Wonder" and professional quilter June Ey

9th Prize Viewers' Choice Award
Narell Smit "Something For Bessie" and professional quilter Kay White

10th Prize Viewers' Choice Award
Liz Hendrickson "Flower Of Life" and professional quilter Kay White

11th Prize Viewers' Choice Award
Nina Corby "Triangle Party" and professional quilter Kay White

12th Prize Viewers' Choice Award
Bryony De La Motte "Scrappy Strips" and professional quilter Kay White

13th Prize Viewers' Choice Award
Anna Pilgrim "Dylan's Forest 'Pane By Pane'" and professional quilter Raylee Bielenberg

14th Prize Viewers' Choice Award
Kay White "Oranges And Lemons"

15th Prize Viewers' Choice Award
Wendy Luff "When Kaffe Met Cleo"and professional quilter Kay White

16th Prize Viewers' Choice Award
Sandra Still "64 Rowan In The Round" and professional quilter Kay White

17th Prize Viewers' Choice Award
Anna Lukasiewicz "The Leafy Sea Dragon"

18th Prize Viewers' Choice Award
Joan Jackson "Moondance" and professional quilter Kay White

Club Idiom Challenge

Select and respond to one of the given idioms.
1st Club Idiom Viewers' Choice
Liz Hendrickson - A picture paints a 1000 words "Parisian picture"

2nd Club Idiom Viewers' Choice
Narell Smit - Bursting at the seams

Community Challenge

Showing some aspect that celebrates or acknowledges the work of the RFS.

1st Community Challenge Viewers' Choice
Sandra Still - "Fire In The Landscape"

2nd Community Challenge Viewers' Choice
Liz Hendrickson - "Red Fury"

Participation Prizes
Two names were drawn out of the 'hat': Bryony De La Motte and Liz Hendrickson.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Riverside Display

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.
Before Quilt Magic 

After the installation.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Stitching on Friday night at Karabar on the 29th September 2017

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.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Raffle at Old Bus Depot Markets in Kingston

Queanbeyan Quilters Inc
invites you to their display and raffle

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 $5  or  $2 each

Raffle  drawn  on  Sunday  9th  July  2017  at  3.30 pm
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.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Big night for Gift Quilts at May meeting

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.