Cool contemporary

Did you know the WAQA contemporary quilt ladies meet on the second Friday of each month from 10 – 3pm at the Alexander Park Craft House. Visitors are welcome to all meetings.

CQG provides a welcoming atmosphere in which textile related subjects are discussed. A program of workshops and demonstrations is presented by our own member artists and, on occasion, visiting textile artists. Gatherings are casual and relaxed and if no hands on workshops is held, attendees are most welcome to bring along hand work.

In November, Julie McAllister,  had us in knots showing how she uses sari silk strips in her quilts and how to make neat plaited baskets.


Meg Cowey, showed us how she created her ingenious ‘stitched and bound’ four sided quilt. This involved some paper folding, which proved a challenge for some of us, but luckily Meg has given us the link to the instructions to the paper version of a four-sided quilt…

We also had the pleasure of Paul Green-Armytage returning to CQG this month to check up on our colour homework and also gave us some useful resources to use when determining value (Value refers to the lightness or darkness of a colour.

Paul sharing his expertise on colour!

And finally if someone in your family is a construction worker or does FIFO, what a great use of the old shirts!! I know for certain there are many piles of these in my partner’s side of the wardrobe.
fifo shirt
If you are interested in branching out with your quilting techniques, or maybe learning a new thing or two, then touch base with the Contemporary group who will make you feel more than welcome!  You can also view their blog via WAQA home page, or email them at for further information.
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