What a full day of activity at Fairland Hall!
Everyone was fully engaged with work on various community projects.
We also erected our new drafting table which has been kindly donated by a local admirer of our group.
It wasn't long before we could see how useful this new addition will become, and it got it's first taste of business as ladies employed it for cutting, drafting and sorting. Many thanks to our donor friend.
Our 2018 Show Convenor Meg will be holding the first planning meeting on October 8th with the committee. Here we go again! What an exciting time to come. We all know what a huge amount of work goes into putting on these shows, but we wouldnt have it any other way! Members have already been working away on projects which will be displayed and/or sold at the show, so much work has been done already.
The hilight of the day was a visit from two representatives of the charity, Days For Girls. Fay and Michelle told us all about the organisation, which began in USA in 2007, and has now reached over 650,000 women and girls in more than 100 nations on 6 continents. So moving was their talk about the need for basic sustanable personal hygiene for women and girls, that before long we were scurrying to the cupboards to fill bags with fabric to donate. In addition, we have booked a workshop with this non-profit organisation to help produce the feminine hygiene products they manufacture. It was a revelation to us all just what an essential and outstanding job these people are doing! Thank you Fay and Michelle. You can count on our support individually and as a group.
SHOW AND TELL
Below is a shot of our finished Comtemporary Raffle Quilt. We showed the Traditional one last blog, and here is the other! Together they will help raise much needed funds for our 2018 Charities.
Spectacular! Well done everyone!
Next in the Show and Tell were three baby quilts for the Grace Centre done by Carolyn D. Thank you Carolyn for all the work you do and your on-going dedication to the group! These are gorgeous!
Maree K showed a very colourful and delightful quilt top which will become another community one for donation to one of our many recipients. There's a close-up of the centre piece which is a stand-out!
Thanks Maree for all that you contribute.
What a day! Those of us who are heading to the mountains next Friday for our retreat, cant wait! Hoping for good weather and a nice quiet few days of quilting, chatting, oh yes - and eating and a little drinking!
Enjoy this balmy weather everyone, but bring out the rain sticks - we need some deperately!