Thursday, November 28, 2013

November Meeting and AGM

Today's proceedings started out with the very important business of conducting our AGM, with the key executive positions remaining unchanged.  We did however elect a new management committee and the following are our new management committee members for 2014: B. Moore, T. Lingard, S. Hanson, J. Stewart, M. Doblo, J. Kerr, K. Nightingale, N. McCulloch and L. Newell. Congratulations Ladies.

Crocheted Baby Jackets
Aren't these gorgeous?  These little matinee jackets are crochet, and they keep their shape so well.  If we can get the pattern I'll post it on this blog.  Keep your eyes out in "Free Patterns" on the right of your screen.

Cuddly crocheted rugs
We received a large amount of knitted and crochet articles, including these lovely knee rugs.  We simply can't keep up with the demand for these knee rugs that we deliver to many of the nursing homes on the coast. 

As you are no doubt aware, we receive all manner of fabrics from very generous sewers and quilters on the Sunshine Coast, who are pleased to see that their donations are going to good use. 

Claire who is a pretty terrific sewer, hasn't heard the rule about not using 100% cotton fabrics for quilts. 

This quilt you see to the right is made completely of knit material (suitable for t.shirts) and backed with a piece of polar fleece.

The quilt sits very straight, there is absolutely no signs of stretching and it's so soft and cuddly.  Claire has certainly given us food for thought. 

We do spend a great deal on batting for these quilts, but perhaps some polar fleece might work also?

Our resident "super knitter" Joan, again bought a huge box full of knitted toys, and they are really beautifully made and stuffed. 

We decided that this time these little darlings will be given to the organisation that we support, Gift for Kids in Care (foster children) and they will be given to the children as part of their Christmas Appeal

These delightful little sets are made by Lyn, one of our new members for children in need.  Lyn crochets the little vests and purchases t.shirts and little skirts to match the vests. 

They are really very pretty and beautifully made. Lyn puts a great deal of thought into these little sets and it's a pleasure to be able to distribute them to little people who will really feel special wearing them.

Here we have a lovely boys quilt with fabulous stars.  We are still needing 10 big boy quilts for Caboolture Special School, so if you've got one on the go, perhaps you can finish it in time for delivery on the 20th January 2014.

Thanks also to Kay Nightingale for coming to the urgent call for a "girlie coloured" large quilt for a particular friend of Sunshine Linus who has recently undergone a double mastectomy.  Here's Kay and Michelle with the quilt.

Because the next gathering coincides with the Australia Day Public Holiday, we have changed the gathering day to Monday 20th January (one week before the scheduled day).  This will help those who travel up or down the major highway to avoid the inevitable traffic snarls.  Thanks for your understanding.