Tuesday, March 27, 2012

March Meeting

What a fabulous turn out we had today - ladies everywhere!
And they were all very busy.

Judie gave us a lesson on rotary cutting.
I've since heard that Leone went straight home and cut over 300 squares!  What a trooper!
Several ladies from Mountain Quilters of Peachester have joined us, and they are all very prolific and supportive.  Mountain Quilters will be having their quilt show on 26th and 27th May this year and have invited Sunshine Linus to have a stand at the event.  We'll be looking for ladies to help out on the day, mostly just talking to people and telling them what we're about - how hard can that be?
We've also been invited by Kawana Quilters to attend their Show and Tell on 16th May.
Some of today's quilt tally
Thanks to Kimz Sewing and Patchwork of Warana who donated quilt tops from a workshop they had recently, and many other donations from friends who don't attend our meetings - thanks to all of them, we do so much appreciate your support.
And here's some more.  That's a touchy feely on the right
So, by the end of the day, we had ready to deliver:
18 quilts to Nambour Hospital;
16 xray bags to Nambour Hospital and 28 to Premion in Brisbane;
6 knitted/crocheted blankets to Blue Care and 1 to Premion;
 8 TouchyFeely Quilts to Mitchelton Special School;
10 Chemo turbans to Nambour Hospital Oncology;
27 pairs children's pyjamas to Lions Emergency Accommodation;
6 knitted matinee jackets, and lots of baby beanies and booties to Mater Hospital in Brisbane.
The pile just grows and grows

How special to have flannel rainbow pj's
 We're going to have an extra sewing day on Monday, April 16th, to try and catch up with some of the quilt tops that have come in and still need to be quilted.  So come along and bring your sewing machine and walking foot or free motion foot, and whatever else you think you'll need.  We'll have the tops and backs and wadding and pins, etc., and Judie is going to be giving tuition and helpful tips.
See you all then, 

Friday, March 16, 2012

Community Forum

Our Treasurer, Yvonne, has been out and about on our behalf.  This is what she has to say about it;

On Wednesday night I attended a community forum held by the Bendigo Bank, Tewantin at Tewantin State School.  About 100 people from the community attended and it was well represented by politicians from local and state government. 

Bendigo Bank holds these forums to hear what locals feel are important issues and where the bank can help with financial grants.  Profits from the community bank are channelled back into the community for their benefit. 

Each table with about 10 community members on it along with bank representatives to help listed their priorities for big ticket items and also those that would cost less than $5000.  Each table submitted their three top items to the forum and these were collated during the break and community members could have five votes for the Board of Directors to assess. for funding.  The five successful nominations are not the only ones looked at and all submissions will be considered by the bank.

The top five priorities for the Tewantin community are:

·       Funding for defensive driving courses run by Rotary

·       Another palliative care facility for the area

·       Upgrade of the radio equipment for Noosa Coastguard

·       More crisis accommodation for homeless people

·       Funding for disabled horse riders

I put together a submission on behalf of Sunshine Linus members for a grant to help us purchase batting and other equipment and hopefully it will be successful.  We should hear sooner than later so keep your fingers crossed.  The forum was well facilitated by Bendigo Bank and was a very interesting experience.