May 2019 activities

The meeting began with a full house, and amiable conversation whilst everyone worked away at various pieces.  One of the things we don’t often mention here is the amazing morning teas we have, this month thanks go to Ryl for bringing yet another superb spread!

What we were doing

Show and Tell

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April Activities

A quiet meeting today – we missed seeing Donna and Ryl; Helen was here for half a  day due to some other commitments, and Kim dropped by for a short while returning our Briscape pieces, between returning from AQC on Sunday and getting ready to fly out to Japan on Wednesday…. so no newsletter this month. We didn’t have any major discussions, everything can wait for our next meeting, but we still managed to find an awful lot to talk about!

Those who came mainly brought handwork to do, Helen working on the same piece, Jan was preparing to put a bag together for her grandson, Brenda showed us the bird she did in Julie Haddrick’s AQC class, but I didn’t get a photo of it, unfortunately. She also showed and then worked on some blocks she started in a workshop with Gillian Travis at AQC. Helen and Jill were very interested in this, and tried it out.  Di was busy wrapping cord, amazing process but incredibly effective, can’t wait to see the vessel she eventually makes with it. It looks like she has a few miles to go….she showed us the piece she is entering into the Paper exhibition at Pine Rivers Art Gallery.  Sue showed some bird art she has been working on….. Alison was working at putting suffolk puffs together using her indigo dyed pieces for her SELF challenge. Here is a gallery for show and tell, followed by the various work in progress shots.

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March madness again

A busy morning sorting out the basic plan for our next challenge…. we don’t really mean to make life hard for ourselves, but then, a challenge is exactly that! So we had fun, and then after show and tell we settled in to some quiet activities.

Show and tell:

What we were doing: not much apparently as I have didn’t seem to take many photos…. but here is Jan’s Shorncliffe Pier piece that she was working on, and Sue started a drawing which here is shown finished…..

 

Finally as we were leaving, Helen and Sue spotted this bird sitting on the fence right in front of us…. P1080818

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The Feb meeting

Once again we all assembled on this hot-ish day in sunny Sandgate for much sewing and planning and discussion of the year ahead –   our 2019 Challenge  – we settled on a theme and format…. instigated initially by Di, who along with Brenda seems to be one of our main ideas people! Then on to the pre planning of the next group exhibition, prior to Jan’s meeting with the powers that be in the Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Arts Department. She has subsequently had a fruitful meeting and we are looking at an October slot in 2020 for one of the Region’s Galleries. Which is fortuitous as it gives us time to get a decent body of work prepared. As requested I have sent through a few images of new work by several of our members. Now without further ado, here are a few pics of the work in progress/show and tell on the day!

Brenda was reinventing her “Windows on Moreton” piece, and Sue was binding her entry in the SotA exhibition, which prohibits publication of any images until after the jurying and judging…. so we will have to wait a little longer to see it.

Until next time, happy creating and stitching!

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The New Year begins

The year kicked off with a great catch up on all the doings over the Christmas New Year break, and our AGM. Roles will remain ISQ, and there are decisions yet to be made regarding our 2019 Challenge and our 2020 exhibition.

Show and Tell :

What people were working on:

 

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November: Windows on Moreton deadline

So we didn’t get our windows finished….. some did….. Jan, Di, Ryl, and Jill….  the rest of us are behind the post still…. but at least we have ALL STARTED!

The state of the WoM challenge to date (sorry, I don’t have a photo of Di’s as yet ):

 

Show and Tell was mainly our WoM pieces, and what we were mostly working on was also those same pieces…..  with the exception of Alison  who had begun a new shibori piece, Kim who was piecing hexagons 🙄  (Textile art?) Jan working on her entry for the Moreton Bay Region exhibition “Fresh eyes” , Jill who was working on a lovely cross stitch work for her hubby…. and Donna 🗣 😉

New work:

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October 2018

Great meeting at Sandgate, must remember to get a photo of the venue to show you where we are meeting these days.

As Kim mentioned in the newsletter we had quite an extensive show and tell.

Then the work everyone was doing: Sue demonstrated her fabric shells to three members. Ryl pursued making a few, but had a few troubles with her machine.

Sue having forgotten her camera (Yes, true, sadly). Add to this some weird stuff going down with her phone-  amongst other things to do with the mute button, the phone camera did some weird stuff and at one point got stuck on taking photos. (I had to delete 150 + photos from my photostream! ARRRGh. Those dead photos bumped a lot of real ones out…. ho hum….. I don’t suppose it matters…. might need a new phone in the very near future……. )

Miraculously though, there were a few more pics that did work….

 

 
Helen made her usual delish morning tea – ginger kisses extraordinaire and her specialty gluten free chocolate cake – yuumm!!

We all have a deadline to meet at our November meeting… for some of us, that isn’t going to happen because life occasionally gets in the way, and we can’t do everything all of the time! But I am sure we can play catchup over the next few months…

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. (Lao Tse)

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August 2018

August meeting day, you would have found us at a new venue! thanks to the awesome efforts of Jan, who arranged it all, with some input from Brenda as well, we will be meeting at St Margaret’s Ministry Centre in Sandgate for the next six months, and hopefully continuing on after that indefinitely… a pleasant old building with verandah and all conveniences.

Brenda organised a bit of mind mapping that we all found useful and interesting – Kim might give a few more details in the newsletter. We did the usual show and tell, Secret Santas, and checked in on progress on “Windows” and 17th Degree.

Without further ado, photos

Show and Tell:

 

What we were working on:

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July jumble

We were at the Pine Rivers Art Gallery this month, having had a change of venue for our meetings. Whilst it is a lovely gallery, it doesn’t really suit our purpose, so we are still looking at alternative arrangements.

The photos are a dismal failure this month, I am SO disappointed, as we had a nice cosy group around the table at the back of the Art Gallery, and were joined by ring-in Clay artist Joanne Braddy, who was making necklaces, and our ex member Judith also called in to visit and show us her latest felted work, which she is hand stitching  whilst travelling with Gary and visiting friends up here. We missed Di and Jan who are both away on holidays, lucky people! We didn’t have a great deal of show and tell, everyone was working on various items, Sue and Kim have both conincidentally chosen to do trees for their competition pieces (WeatheRED) – Kim depicting a tree in Africa and Sue one on the local red cliffs at Scarborough…. more later! Great minds think alike! of course. The deadline is fast approaching but I am sure we can pull it off in time! …. For show and tell we had Judith’s very colourful felted piece, with lots of embroidery on it, and Sue’s almost completed commission piece. People were working on various projects, see the photos below for what they’re worth, sorry they are so poor:

 

 

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Industrious June

People were mostly stitching –  four of the group working on their Windows on Moreton pieces, Helen continuing her boro piece, Brenda was catching up with 2Sew packages to be posted out, Donna and I had to leave early so were not working on anything…. Kim took the minutes, so see your newsletter for more information!

In the news: We have a change of venue for our meetings, as the Cultural Centre are insisting on us gaining registration as a group to continue with the current booking price,  or pay as casuals for the room which is more than double the cost… we, being a group of aging ladies, don’t feel that we want or need to become incorporated, so we are opting out of the Redcliffe Cultural Centre in the future. It is a shame, as it was so pleasant , affordable, and convenient for us. That was the bad news.

Celebrating this month: Brenda ! The good news is that Brenda has had her black and white piece accepted into the World Quilt Competition! Congratulations Brenda, very exciting! Not only that, but she has had two of her fish pieces accepted into Australia Wide 6 (Ozquilt Network members).  Not only that but she also has a great article in the latest issue of Down Under Textiles magazine about seeking permission to make art quilts based on other photographers’ work. Our most successful member currently!

Here are the photos: what everyone was working on

Show and Tell:

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