Friday 7 February 2020

A Day of Surprises

Hi Everyone,

We had a great meeting this week. As the weather was cooler more of our members arrived.
It was a thrill to have Meg back after her long "illness".
Then Laurel arrived! What a treat for us all.

Community Grant:

Akiko surprised me with a letter and cheque from Council. The Community Grant I had applied for last year on our behalf was accepted. We received the full amount of $800 for our wadding purchases.

Unexpected mail:

We also received a lovely letter from a mother who had received one of our Baby Quilts for her son at Westmead.
Her son was born prematurely and was transferred to Prince of Wales Hospital for treatment on his heart.
The letter thanked us for the beautiful quilt she received. She said it brought them a lot of joy in their dark and worried times.
I have replied to her as we were very taken by her plight. It is so good to hear that we were able to contribute a small amount of comfort to the family.

QuiltNSW Events:

Grace mentioned the Friday Showcases that the Guild holds on the first Friday of every month.
They have interesting guests and it makes for an informative morning. You can always have a lunch somewhere afterwards in the city.
 Anna Brown was the guest on Friday 7 February this week.

This year the Guild Show is from 17-21 June. The deadline for anyone wanting to enter a quilt is March 9. Paid up Guild members only can enter a quilt.

Grace also mentioned another exhibition:
"Play it by Ear" exhibition by Sophie and Jane Witter. This is at the Watchhouse, 179 Darling Street, Balmain.
Opening Friday night 5-8 pm 14th to 16th February, 10am to 4pm.

All in all - a great day!

Show and Tell:

A baby quilt from Beryl B. - all handstitched.

4 Baby quilts from Carolyn.  So colourful.

 Laurel made this quilt. Akiko has kindly offered to finish the binding for her.

Laurel made this cot quilt from orphan blocks at our Retreat in September. It will go to Robyn's charity.

Until next week ....

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