Yes, next week we willl be into July already, and it will be Community Day again. Bring along any community projects you're working on, start a new one or ask Iris if there's any on-going work you can help out with.
We had a very large group this week, certainly compared to the previous Thursday by all accounts. Thanks to Judy G and Iris for filling in for me while I went to the Guild Show. I plan to go on the Sunday next year, as people reported it was much less crowded. I have also heard that it will go back to five days again next year, so the Wednesday will be an option as well. Also the Guild is planning to overcome this year's problems with lighting etc, so we can live in hope that won't be an issue in 2018.
Congratulations again to all our members who won prizes and commendations. Well done!
We need everyone who hasn't yet done a kitchen duty to put their names down on the roster please! Quite a few gaps, particularly in October and November. See Susan Dodd for this.
Our Birthday Party for this year will be held on Thursday, 21st September. It will be our 35th birthday!
The plan is to have a swap day, with people bringing along any UFO's they'd like to swap or good quilting fabric from fat quarter size and up. Should be fun.
Helena is planning a few workshops before the end of this year. Details of what and on what dates will follow.
Members are urged to start thinking about a charity and a judge for our next year's show. No harm in getting organised early. If you have genuine suggestions, please see Meg or someone on the executive committee with names, contact details and a little reseach around your suggestion. Cheers.
SHOW AND TELL
I can see there was quite a healthy show and tell last week in spite of the smaller number of members present. As a result this week is a bit thin, but here goes.
Grace showed us her quilts from the Guild Show. This one uses some amazing fabric fussy cut very creatively by Grace. Its a small but spectacular quilt. Beautiful!
Next Grace showed her prize winner called Noughts and Crosses. It uses a felting technique which is extremely effective. Congratulations Grace.
And a couple of shots of two busy quilters doing some spectacular work. There's always plenty of this happening around the room at HHQ!
The first shot shows our Contemporary Show Quilt having some hand-quilting done......
and the second shows one of our prolific and very experienced quilters producing yet another masterpiece! Good on you Robyn!
And there we have it for another week.
Enjoy this fabulous weather, and try to get out in the sun!