Thursday, 23 October 2014

Brief Report : October AGM

Some of the Retiring Committee being thanked.
A visual feast of all things "Red & White", due to the organisational skills of Robyn Shipton, greeted those members on Saturday who attended the 2014 AGM of The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc.
President Linda Butcher was in charge of thanking retiring members of the Committee for their years of volunteering, and then welcoming the newly elected members.
Incoming Committee
Over 30 Broken Wheel BOQ blocks were received and "won" by Dorothy Masterton from Copacabana. These should ensure that a fabulous quilt will be entered into the 2015 Red & White Challenge
Margaret Sampson George, the "Maestro of Medallions" delighted all attendees with a talk about her quilting in Sydney from the early 70's, and the influences that overseas postings have had on her appreciation of colour and design. She is a force in the teaching world and continues to encourage others to seek a reflection of their own stories in their quilts.

More than 40 'Mini Modern' Challenge Quilts were  displayed for the first time and winners announced. All details will be in the November Edition of The Template. However, next year's Title Theme was announced : "Colour Collision"
Challenge Quilt Judges, Deborah Laurie and Bob James being thanked by President Linda Butcher 

Early details of next year's "Away" meeting were announced.
Firstly there is a name change to "Country Meeting" so as not to be confused with the annual "Retreat" weekend.  
March 20-22nd 2015 are the dates and the destination is Tuncurry Forster.
There will be a presentation on "What Judges look for in an Award Winning quilt" and the Guest Speaker will be Textile Artist, Jan Irvine - Nealie.
Further details will be available in the November issue of The Template and Template Free (Guild Blog) however please be advised that there is a booking form Closing Date of December 12. 

A call was made for Crib and Bassinet quilts to be made for young patients in the Palliative Care unit of The Childrens' Hospital, Randwick. Boys, Girls and Unisex themes for the Under 5's are all needed, and a Guild co-ordinator has been appointed. Please phone the Guild Office for more details.

1 comment:

Archie the wonder dog said...

And which of the lovely ladies in the second photo is you? Enquiring minds wish to know!

P.S. The photos of the Margaret Sampson George talk are lovely!