GOG Calendar of Events


ANU Campus Working Bees

Join us on the ANU Campus for our fortnightly Working Bees, thanks to the support of ANU Thrive, Kambri@ANU and ActewAGL! These workshops are relaxed and beginners through to advanced stitchers are welcome! 🤗 We will be working on items to be donated to the Canberra Hospital, Calvary Hospital, UC Hospital Bruce, ACT Ambulance Service, Walk in Clinics and Clare Holland House. Come along and take part in a project that gives, but also gives back to you!

GOG members will be able to drop off Goodies, pick up supplies, connect with other members and hear feedback! Please let Mary know in advance if you need specific materials for a project, but we will have Block of the Month (BOM) yarn and packs for those new members joining us! 🧶

Join us from:

1.00 pm – 4pm in Room 3.02 (level 3) at the Marie Reay Teaching Centre at the ANU unless otherwise noted

This event is free to attend for financial members and a gold coin donation for non-members. Please reserve a ticket on Eventbrite to assist us with planning.

Taylor, Ginninderry, and Evatt Variegated Threads Workshops

For all our wonderful members who have been part of the journey, we invite you to continue spreading the positivity and connection by joining us at Taylor, Ginninderry and Evatt Primary School. 🌟 Whether you want to lend a helping hand to others, learn something yourself or simply connect with like-minded people, this is the perfect opportunity to do so! 🤝

All sessions are free and all supplies are provided!  Thanks to the generous support of the ACT Government under the Healthy Canberra Grants Program, Ginninderry, Margaret Hendry School and Evatt Primary School for making these groups possible!  

Join us from: 

1.00pm – 3pm every Thursday at ‘The Hive’ at Margaret Hendry School, Taylor (during School term)

1.00pm – 3pm every Friday at ‘The Link’, Ginninderry (during school term)

9.30am – 11.30am every Monday at Evatt Primary School, Evatt (during school term)


Dickson Craft and Conversation

If you enjoy a cuppa and a chat and have an hour or two free, please come along and join us at Majura Hall in Dickson! Beginners to experienced ‘stitchers’ are welcome. ✨ Thanks to the generous support of Northside Community Service!

Join us from:

10.00am – 12 midday Thursdays at the Majura Hall, Dickson

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A huge THANK YOU to all our amazing members for their incredible support in creating snuggle and sensory toys for patients in Canberra Health Services,

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Good Omen Goodeze Inc

Good Omen Goodeze (affectionately known as GOG) is a grassroots charity that started about 5 years ago to engage Canberrans of all walks of life to craft beautiful comfort items for patients, families and staff in the ACT health services. GOG’s vision is ‘providing warmth and comfort for those in need, one stitch at a time’ and our key focus is crafting items for people in ICU, aged care and end of life settings, while also reaching out into other areas of the community including children’s vaccinations, local charities, walk-in centres and the ACT Ambulance Service.

Our charitable work focuses on engaging the local community through working bees, workshops, public events and online activities with a focus on fostering positive, supportive and inclusive opportunities for people to meet, learn and share a love of crafting – all with the aim of giving back to people in need in the ACT community. We engage community groups with outreach to people from culturally diverse or socially isolated backgrounds, as well as schools, universities and through online initiatives. Much of our work supports mental health in the community, and our comfort items also facilitate health care – GOG items are recognised as supporting two ACT health care accreditation standards.

In February 2019 we successfully piloted a Knitting for Mindfulness Program within The Canberra Hospital.  In September 2020 GOG applied for and won a ‘Covid19 Mental Health Innovations Grant’ which gave us the opportunity to provide a similar wellness program to the wider Canberra Community.  Further information regarding our Project can be found on our website under the ‘Community Threads Project’ section.

We’d love to hear from you.

GOG is entirely volunteer run by people who juggle work and family. Someone will get back to you as soon as we can.


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