Author: Heather Bonney

President’s Patter: March 2019

Hi here we go for March!

President Heather Bonney

Very shortly February will be over and those waiting for cool autumn days are going to have to wait just a wee bit longer. (Like that wee bit?) I was in New Zealand recently and it was so easy to slip into using that word again even tho I have deliberately avoided it for years, even decades! As well as the dialect NZ was just as hot as parts of Australia. Whoever heard of temperatures in the mid thirties at the very southern most part of the South Island? Poor things were just about perishing in the heat as for them 25 is too much to bear!

We have had a busy time quilting wise.
Robyn and I attended a grant writing workshop at Moonee Valley Council and then Pat S and I attended Vic Quilters Gathering for Presidents.

We had a great day meeting with a higher than usual attendance and welcomed Clair who brought some lovely fabrics for us to pore over. She is part of that great space at Warran Glen and those of you who were there probably thought I was getting a commission from them as they got so much free positive  advertising.

Guest Speaker Clair from ‘Clair’s Fabrics’

Last Saturday we had our first “Finish it up in.….” (February this time). I say this time because we got such positive feedback from the attendees who want another day later in the year. Our thanks go to all those who helped others and especially to Pat B and Barb D for fabulous scones, a gigantic cream sponge and a pavlova.

Yesterday we had our first QFO day for the year and please join me in sending Maureen Devlin our hopes that her arm mends quicker than expected. We have been given yards and yards and metres of material and quilt tops or blocks. Fortunately some really helpful women took home some ‘homework’ because storage is a looming issue.QFO days are lovely relaxed days where someone might be inspired by a piece of fabric or might feel like sitting with friends and doing some hand stitching. There is no pressure and all contributions are welcome.

Last night we had the February night meeting and again there was a good attendance with more lovely ladies offering to take ‘homework’. Congratulations go to Kerry Roe as her quilt now is included in the latest QuiltMania book. That’s a very positive outcome for a dedicated stitcher. Well done.

We welcome Tamara, one of our members, as guest speaker at the March night meeting.She will tell you all about the modern quilt movement. In April we have Kerrie Thomas, a long arm quilter to speak at the day meeting. Meanwhile the committee is planning for the anniversary lunch and the quilt in which are our two biggest events for the year.
For those going on the bus trip, enjoy.

Go well, Heather.