Newsletter June 2013

NO. 75

The newsletter for quilters in and around the Jacaranda city  / Die nuusbrief vir kwilters in en om die Jakarandastad

Inside this issue:

  • Venue & Agenda for 8 June – see the back page (pg 28)
  • Theme for 8 June –  Wearable Art: Show & Tell to include a Members’ Fashion Parade
  • SAQG News
  • Chatelaine
  • National Quilting Day
  • Courses, Share & Care, Home Group News, Postcards, Exhibition And more!

News from the Chair

Dear Members

Welcome to our newsletter. Make yourself a cup of tea and enjoy the read.

Chairperson/Voorsitter -  Ina Meyer
Chairperson/Voorsitter -Ina Meyer

This issue is full of interesting bits and pieces, as well as very important quilting information.

Ek kan nie glo dat ons al oppad is na die middel van die jaar nie. Ons het sover ‘n ongelooflik besige jaar gehad. In Februarie was die Vriendskapsvergadering en die Groepleiers ete.

Gedurende Maart het ons Nasionale Kwiltdag gevier met ‘n gratis kwiltklas. Almal wat daar was, moet asseblief hulle sterre kwilts saambring om te wys. En dan was daar Elaine Barnard se klas waar ons die mooiste krale en borspelde gemaak het.

Our postcard project for the Transplant Games is running well and we have received some beautiful postcards. Thank you to all who have contributed so far. We are looking forward to seeing all those still to be handed in. Please make an effort to make a postcard for this worthwhile cause.

At the next meeting, please make time to look at our albums. Lorraine has gone to a lot of trouble and they are looking great. You might just recognize your own quilt there! Please wear/bring your quilted bags, hat, scarf, jacket, skirt or even shoes! Our theme in June is Wearable Art. Moet ook nie die Show and Tell vergeet nie. Ons gaan modeparade hou en baie pret hê!

Congratulations to the Centurion Quilters on a very successful exhibition. They also hosted the Tri-Nations Challenge between Korea, South Africa and Japan. Through these efforts we are getting more and more recognition as quilters.

There are two BIG quilting events taking place this year. We have the National Quilt Festival taking place in Bloemfontein from 1 – 7 July. Al die inskrywings moet nou al daar wees en ons hoop dat die Jakaranda kwilters baie goed sal vaar. The other event is the IQCA at the Emperor’s Palace (6 – 8 September). Bookings for classes are now open.

Thank you to everyone for sending us possible venues. We have now looked at 13 and so far have not been able to find a suitable venue. The one we think will work is unfortunately not available for this year. Therefore we have to fall back on the Wierda Park venue, namely the DR Church in Piet Hugo Street, Wierda Park.

We have so much to talk about and to chat to you about that we cannot wait to see you all at the June meeting. I imagine you feel the same about your friends that you too only get to catch up with at the Friendship Meeting. Ek sien baie uit daarna om julle die 8e Junie te sien.

Groete, Ina Meyer


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