Sunday 19 July 2020

Third Week Back

Hi Everyone,

We had a group of 15 this week. As usual lots of news to catch up on and stories to tell.
It was good to see Helena this week. She was wearing the beautiful cardigan that we had seen in progress on WhatsApp. It is even better in 'real life'.
Helena organised the zoom meeting this week. It was lovely to see familiar faces on the ipad and they listened in to my talk and watched the Show and Tell.

Susan St J. has had a serious cancer operation and has been in the Chris O'Brien Cancer Centre. She has now been transferred to rehab. We wish her well.
In the centre, Chris' wife, Gail, runs a quilting group that is very therapeutic, particularly for patients undergoing treatment. Susan suggested that we donate one of our quilts for them to raffle. Anything they sell attracts a lot of money because of her high profile.

Felicity must have been in the hospital at the time and visited Susan in ICU.

QuiltNSW has cancelled their show this year.
Expertise Events is still going ahead with the Darling Harbour show 29 October to 1 November at this stage.

Retreat news:

We have booked our retreat for the end of October. However there are some changes.
There will be no sharing of rooms and the Cottages can only have two people.
There is ample room for social distancing in the sewing room but only 20 can be accommodated in the Dining area.
We can therefore have a maximum of 20.
Give it some thought and a decision needs to be made during September whether to go ahead or cancel.

Alison has had word from Council and our show dates are confirmed for August 12-15 2021.

Doreen: Gill has passed on a message from Doreen. She thinks of us often and keeps up with our news as much as possible. She is doing well which is great to hear.

This week Iris handed over her job as Community Coordinator to Sandy W.
Iris has done a magnificent job for 5 years but it is time now for someone new to take over.
It is one of our most important jobs. It is our way of connecting with charities and organisations that need and can use our quilts. We are always on the lookout for organisations in need.
The best of luck Sandy.

Show and Tell:

Baby quilt from Helena using the Jacobs Ladder block

 Helena finished the heart quilt that she taught us in her workshop 

 Cute trucks from Narelle. Bev introduced us to this pattern. It is so effective.

My 15 minutes of play by Victoria Findlay Wolfe. Used lots of scraps but ended up with more scraps!

 I found a pile of 2.5" by 4.5" rectangles and made a baby quilt.

 My Jacobs Ladder baby quilt.

Until next week .........

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