It was pleasing to see so many this week. Kathy called in and stayed a while. She is always full of ideas and energy. I don't know how she does it.
Items from the show were still being returned. We have more room in the kitchen cupboards now which has eased storage somewhat.
Akiko is waiting for more information from the bank before she can finalise the amount we will be able to donate to our two charities.
Like everything these days, our rent has gone up. We will also return to our normal annual membership fee next year.
After Show Committee Meeting:
Reports were received from those in charge of their areas.
Stage sales were quite a bit higher than last show as were Waggas. Both these areas are important and always the most lucrative. The cafe comes out about even but is the most popular area of the show. The tables and new organisation worked well and made order taking and food delivery easier.
Akiko changed the cash delivery to each section which made it a lot easier for her to keep track.
Raffle ticket sales were down. This was partly due to the fact that a number of members don't come very often. This made it difficult to get the tickets to them.
Since the show we have had an enquiry about joining; how to hang a beautiful quilt a lady bought at the show; asking for help with sewing wool and thick seams.
I urge you all to become involved with the show. It is a rewarding experience. With more of you involved there will be fresh ideas and suggestions. An example this year was Sue hiring a Go-Get van to pick up and take back the frames. The frames are extremely heavy when packed into their groups. It has always been a problem backing a trailer into the small delivery area at the Hall. Such innovations make everything a little easier.
Narelle handed out the details for our retreat in October 14-16. Please grab one if you missed out. The prices have gone up but when you think about the meals, morning and afternoon teas etc it is still good value.
We were delighted to see Olivia from Little Wonder arrive this week to collect 40 more quilts. I assume they are for their Father's Day gift bags. She will be back in October for another lot and then in November for the purple quilts. They are a very busy group.
Show and Tell:
A quilt for the Ukraine from Marie K.