Newsletter June 2015

NO. 81

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

Inside this issue:

  • News from the Chair
  • SAQG
  • National Quilters’ Day
  • Exhibitions at Meetings
  • Library News
  • Members
  • Courses
  • Block of the meeting
  • Home Group News
  • Community Project
  • Thimbles et al
  • Membership Form
  • Advertisers
  • Tips and Tricks

News from the Chair – Claire Wallace

Hello Ladies!

As I sit here to write this quick letter, I have a million things running through my head! I have 3 days until we go away for a week (boy am I looking forward to that!) but articles to write and Festival Quilts to finish before I can contemplate anything else. I don’t know where to pick up and where to leave alone, but by the time you read this, that will be a thing of the past. Just one thing…next time I decide to enter a LARGE quilt into a competition, please kick me right at the beginning and remind me that small would be much more sensible!!! Thank you!

So the ladies that joined our Jelly Roll Race day in celebration of National Quilters Month had a real treat. You’ll read more about it in the newsletter, but if you weren’t there you really missed out. Thank you to all the ladies that took time to dress up and bring fun to the day. You were awesome and we look forward to seeing your quilts at the June meeting.

Our theme for the June Friendship meeting is “Everything by Hand” as well as “Let’s learn”. There will be lots of great demos (vendors will be helping us here too) and we’d love to see any projects you have done with a hand component … hand piecing, hand applique, hand quilting, you name it, we want to see it! Show and tell at the last meeting was fantastic so let’s make this one equally good if not better with all your hand work items and quilts!

We are really excited to announce that Rita Cloete from BelaBela will be presenting a mini workshop for kids of any age at the June friendship meeting. The Guild will subsidize the costs and the children will be asked to come to Show and Tell and brag about their morning. As soon as the project details are finalised, we will be letting you know. Please encourage your young people to join in the fun.

If you’ve not had a chance to make any bags for the Dignity Dreams Project, please try to do a few. Kirsty, my youngest daughter, helped me one Sunday afternoon and we soon made 9. It’s a great project and only a little bit of effort on your side can make a huge difference to girls receiving the bags.

Right, I’m off to fix the binding on my LARGE festival quilt. I’m looking forward to festival much more than I’m looking forward to that binding!

Happy quilting and see you all soon!

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