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Workshop–Caloundra Group – 31 October, 20011
The girls of the Sunshine Coast wanted to make the most of Sue’s skills and invited her to do a workshop for them at their October meeting at the beautiful Craft Centre they are lucky to have the use of in Caloundra. Sue suggested they do a photo frame, which was agreed, but they also wanted to learn how to do luminaries. After a lot of work and preparation the Group had a really wonderful day. About a dozen members did their luminaries in the morning and frame in the afternoon. At the Centre there is a wonderful craft outlet which is manned by volunteers. All work has to be of a high standard and is well priced. If you ever get the chance to visit the Centre it is well worth it. Needless to say Sue and I did some Christmas shopping. The ladies at the Coast are a wonderful group and while we were there we, hopefully, talked Dot into coming down to do a painting workshop at one of our meetings this year - keep working on her Val!!!
Craft Show October 2011
Thanks to the volunteers who manned our area at the Craft Show – I felt it was well worth it. We did decide that we needed only 2 volunteers per session as this takes pressure off having to be there if everyone is busy. The raffle went well and the results were:
Marion (our own member who really worked hard selling tickets) – 1st prize – jug
Julie, Coorparoo – 2nd prize – box
Elizabeth, Nanango – 3rd prize – fan
All were very pleased to have received their prize and Elizabeth sent back a beaded bracelet – which we can decide how to use for the Guild at the next meeting.
Soap Workshop – November 2011
As a result of the Craft Show names were taken for a Soap Workshop to be held in November. We took quite a lot of names and from that we had about 15 new people to try Decoupage. Thanks to all the volunteers, we had a great morning and I am sure it was enjoyed by those who attended. Hopefully we will get a few new ones, but I feel we will have to chase up to keep the enthusiasm growing. The photos are of some of the results of the morning and a few of the ones who enjoyed themselves. I feel days like this are one of the best days to try and expand our membership. After the workshop we had lunch at the Library Café as a “break-up”.
2012 – Happy New Year
I hope all members had a wonderful Festive Season and the New Year will be a happy and healthy one –
with lots of good decoupage flowing and happy social times.
I feel one of our first priorities is to get our Web Site up to date. I got the details from Val’s daughter and we will work on it. We did advise all the new ones at the Soap Workshop that they could look on the Internet and see our prospective dates for the New Year.
The dates for this year will be listed at the February meeting (19th) and discussion for workshops will be decided. Dates for social days and venues will also be set. Talking about social days we had a wonderful day in Toowoomba – hosted by Sue and Roger, although Roger did head off to golf!!! Thanks Sue.
Crows Nest – March 2012
The “Secretary’s Jottings” have all the information regarding this event, plus other 2012 information. The weekend workshop is well worthwhile and please consider coming along. The area at the Crows Nest Caravan Park has been booked – all we need is attendees. The workshop really rekindles the inclination to go home and do some work – it also gives enough time to work on and finish entries into the RNA Show. The social side is pretty good as well.
Di Loxton, President