Sunday 31 January 2016

27th January - Last January meeting for the year already!

We are already well into planning for this busy year coming up. An extremely productive Show meeting preceded the regular Thursday group this week. Much planning and decision-making was achieved, and is well underway for our up-coming show in August.

Just as well we have the two raffle quilts completely finished. That's one big task out of the way. Many thanks to Judy and Robyn J  for all their efforts, and of course all the members who have contributed block and extra work in making the quilts. 

We have confirmed this year's Retreat dates as 27th, 28th and 29th of May. This means it will be well before the show, for those who want to devote retreat time to put finishing touches to show quilts! We are still looking for a co-ordinator for the retreat, as Deb has moved out of Sydney. Need someone by AGM time! Have a think and discuss it with Kerry. She can explain the ropes.

Still on Show biz...... entry forms will be coming out very soon from Lindy, and will need to be filled in and returned (with pictures) by Thursday 31st March. Lindy needs this information to confirm orders for quilt frames, finalise planning for the hall layout etc etc. 
Contributions to the Baby Quilt Challenge for the show will be due back a week later on the 7th April.
It's all happening folks! There will be a members choice prize/s on this day for these little exhibits.

As well as the Retreats and Tours co-ordinator, we will be looking for a new Librarian and a new Workshops co-ordinator at the AGM. The date of the AGM by the way is Thursday, 18th February.

We welcomed a visitor Lindy today. Margaret D invited her, and we hope you enjoyed your day Lindy. Margaret herself was 'visiting' having moved out of Sydney. We hope this is a regular occurrence Margaret!

Robyn H is much improved after her nasty fall. Still a bit bruised, but undaunted! Cheryl is well after her second cataract op and hopeful it will mean she can return to doing more close work again!

Our new member Fran was the only volunteer for Show and Tell this week! Good on you Fran.
It was something she started last week I believe, and is her first attempt at paper piecing. Looking very nice indeed. Wonderful colours and great fabrics!  Can't wait to see the finished product.


Well, that's our lot for this week. Thanks to Alison for filling in on blog duty last week. Much appreciated!
See you all again next Thursday.

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