Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Snippets from September Newsletter

Before the September meeting, here's just a few reminders from the September Newsletter:

September Club Meeting – ‘Hand Piecing and Template Making’ – Margaret:

• Double sided sellotape
• HB pencil with sharp point
• Ruler - measuring inches
• Scissors - for cutting paper and template plastic (it's not thick and easy enough to cut)
• Two fat quarters - contrasting colours - light and dark etc. If one of these fabrics is very dark then a light coloured marking pencil will be needed.
• Sewing kit containing neutral colour sewing thread, pins, a fine needle and all the rest of the paraphernalia

Margaret says “I will bring the template plastic, notes, diagrams, graph paper, and I will make other templates to hand out. Making templates is time consuming and as long as you know how to do it, it's more enjoyable to spend our time sewing”.

???????????? A Dilemma ????????????
The Current Committee is getting organized….. Before a new committee is elected in March we want to have activities organized for February, March (AGM), April and May so the new committee can get on with the business of doing their best for the club. Having said that, we have 5 activities we would like to run but only have 3 meetings to fill. At the September meeting we are going to ask you to vote for 3 of the 5 classes you would like us to run. So come to the September meeting and have your say and be apart of the decision making.

Spring Retreats - $30.00 per person – BE IN QUICK

As you are all aware we had to change the dates of the 1st Retreat NOW being held 23rd, 24th and 25th September. (NOT 30th September to 2nd October). There are still plenty of places available for the 1st retreat

If you are interested in joining the fun for the September Retreat please contact DARYL

 Please write your name on the list on the “Notice Board” at the September and October meetings. The cost of the luncheon will be $17.00 per person and you can pay Imogen at the September or 25th October meeting at the latest.

GIFT: As in the past we would also invite you to bring a modest gift. This is to be hand made, either by yourself or purchased. Please wrap it anonymously ready for ‘secret santa’.

Another contribution we make at the Christmas Luncheon is for Women’s Refuge. Now, this is strictly your choice but if you would like to donate new knickers for children (boys and girls) and women and small toys that are stocking fillers, these will be donated on your behalf to Women’s Refuge.

Helensville Patchwork Group

Are holding their exhibition 10.00 - 4.00 Sat & Sun 1st & 2nd Oct at the Helensville War Memorial Hall, Commercial Road.

There will be a quilt raffle, merchants, a trading table and refreshments.

Entry $3, under 12 free if accompanied by an adult.


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