Author: Heather Bonney


Hello Everyone

It’s almost a year since we had our last quilting outing with a bus trip to Vic Quilter’s day in Ivanhoe. Then we had to quickly advise everyone that our March day meeting was cancelled due to the Government restrictions owing to the pandemic. Who knew at that point the lockdown was going to last so long and then, to cap it all off, the same thing happened to our February day meeting. Fortunately, we were able to have both our QFO day and our night meeting. It was so good to get back together again. Let’s hope that was the first of many meetings we can have this year. “Quilting gives me someplace to go when I have to stay where I am.” That seems such an apt quote for what has happened.

Our March meeting is our delayed AGM and there will be another (the regular AGM) in October. According to the Model Rules for an Incorporated Association, all committee positions are declared vacant which is why you will be given a nomination form when you come to the Hall. You can nominate someone (or yourself) to be an office-bearer or a general committee member. Annual reports will be tabled although understandably they will be brief as they don’t go beyond June 30th, 2020.

Kerrie Thomas from Black Forest Quilting at Mt Macedon will be in attendance with her lovely fabrics and some examples of her long arm quilting.

Robyn has advised that the Paint Chip Challenge will operate in the same time frame as it would have been last year. Kerry has booked the Retreat from October 14th to 18th this year. We thank both of them for offering to organise these important activities.

We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting. Bring your mug, your mask in your pocket and any food you want plus your show and tell items. We will supply hot water, tea, coffee, milk and sugar and hand sanitiser. Given the size of the Hall, social distancing is not a problem.

My favourite saying and my frequently used excuse are, “creative clutter is better than idle neatness”.

Stay well. Stay safe. Stay kind (to yourself as well).