The October meeting was attended by 91 members and 3 visitors. Can Do Books was the Trader this month and Fran Batrouney spoke on Indian Textiles. Fran showed cotton, silk and wool of Indian spinning and weaving. Painted and block printed fabrics, dyed, stitched and embroidered fabrics and goods were also passed around for a closer look. The gallery below includes photos of many of the items. Thank you Fran for an interesting and informative talk.
More about Can Do Books can be found at http://www.candobooks.com.au
The recent Exhibition was very successful and awards were presented to the winners of each category. The Exhibition Committee reported on the financial outcome (More than $10,000 raised: approximately $8,500 by Ps&Qs and $1500 by Rotary for their mental health work. A sincere thank you from the Guild was extended to the exhibition committee and a small thank you gift was presented. This committee have collated a 'step by step' journal of the exhibition process which will be of great assistance to future exhibition organisers. The group have offered to make a quilt for the next exhibition, and Jen Kingwell has generously offered to donate a kit for this purpose.
Thank you to everyone involved - the committee, other helpers, volunteers throughout the weekend, Julie Adamson and her team, quilt contributors, the traders, purchasers and visitors.
Val and Fran had a very busy time sorting through the Caring and Sharing resources, and lots of treasures were found. The beautiful quilt below will be raffled at the December meeting along with two Christmas wall hangings. There is quite a backlog of work in progress, particularly of quilts that need basting and quilting so a Caring and Sharing Day will be scheduled for early in the New Year. All volunteers will be welcome.
Fran had a very busy day as she also took a PUPs session on Kantha stitching which was enjoyed by all participants.
The meeting finished with a Show & Tell of special projects. Due to my uncertainty about permissions a number of photos will be displayed in the November meeting report.
Looking forward to the November Meeting