The February meeting was a very happy one with 121 members plus 4 visitors who were pleased to meet after the holiday break.  Two shops attended the meeting: Jenny Clark-Pearman from Knit En Yarn, and Karen Martin from Mrs Martin's Quilt Shop.  Members enjoyed checking out the range of interesting items, a few of which can be seen in the gallery below. For more detail, check out their websites at and

Sue and Sue from Retreat l Recreate spoke about their textile arts and handcraft focused small group tours.  Currently they visit Bali and Vietnam, with a first trip to Tokyo planned for later this year.  They are also planning to add India to their itineraries. Members viewed a fascinating range of slides illustrating the activities, textiles and associated aspects of their recent tours.  More detail can be found at and interested members can join their mailing list by contacting them at


Members clearly used the holiday break time effectively to complete quilts for Caring and Sharing.  The following gallery includes many of the wonderful quilts donated.

The meeting concluded with a display of members work in our Show and Tell segment which this month reflected the New Years Resolution of participants to use up that stash!

Looking forward to meeting again in March.

Kerry Canty