Tuesday, August 30, 2011

August Sew Day...

On Thursday  we had about 14 ladies come to our Thursday sew day. It was fantastic to see so many there. We had already decided that we were sewing blocks for a charity quilt that we are making. Leanne had the blocks cut ready to go. Everyone sewed at such a fast pace that 2/3 of the blocks are already done. Well done ladies!!! 

We ran low on a few pieces so Leanne has cut more and they will be at All About Sewing to pick up if you wish on Thursday Sept 1.

We need to get the blocks done ASAP so we can start selling tickets for the raffle to be drawn at the Sew-a-thon on October 29.

Thanks Everyone for such a great effort.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Annual General Meeting...

*Nominations for Officers Positions
*Treasures Report
*Joining the NSW Quilt Guild
*Charity- Sew-a-thon
*Bus Trip
*Wyong Show
*Thursday Nights

Nominations for Officers
Firstly the Officers stepped down from their positions.
Nominations for President
Gail nominated Leanne
2nd by Rhonda
Leanne accepted
Nominations for Vice-President
Lyn C nominated Jody
2nd by Leanne
Jody accepted
Nominations for Secretary
Jody nominated Robyn D
2nd by Lyn C
Robyn D accepted
Nominations for Treasurer
Leanne nominated Gail
2nd by Colleen
Gail accepted

Leanne asked if members would like fees to be reduced.
The vote was No. Membership fees are to stay $30/adult, $15/junior.
Extra funds are to be used for fabrics for charity quilts, prizes for challenges and to Join the NSW Quilt Guild.

Treasurers Report
Gail presented the guild finances. We have $1051.90 in the bank. Some of this is for the next bus trip and has been paid by members. The remainder is from fees.

Joining the NSW Quilt Guild
Leanne asked members if they would like to join the NSW Quilt Guild as a Group. This would enable the CCMQG to enter group quilts in the Sydney show, we would have access to their extensive library and members can attend NSW Guild meetings and special events.
Colleen voted Yes
2nd by Rhonda
Leanne to organise NSW Quilt Guild membership.

We talked about having a couple of challenges throughout the year.
Most guilds have different challenges and we hope to get some great prizes to win.
Stay tuned for our 1st challenge.

This year we have been making pillows and bags for Breast Cancer. A huge cheers goes to Lyn Mac. She has made hundreds of them. Great Job Lyn !! Also thanks to all the other memberswho have had a hand in making them. It really makes a difference in someones life.

Our next Charity project is close to our hearts. Rhonda White's grand daughter Keira has a brain injury that causes severe epilepsy, cerebral palsy and slow development.
She needs constant care and spends alot of time in and out of hospital. As you can imagine, this takes a huge emotional and financial toll on the whole family.

To raise funds for them Jody (All About Sewing) is having a Sew-A-Thon.
All About Sewing
Saturday Oct 29
9am- Whenever (midnight??)
All proceeds to go to Keira's family

Ally has had some fabric donated by some fantastic shops so we are going to make a couple of quilts to raffle. Leanne is cutting out the blocks for members to sew together. Blocks will be available to pick up from All About Sewing. We need to get them done ASAP so we can get the quilts together to start selling tickets. The raffle will be drawn at the Sew-A -Thon.

Put this date on your calender and lets get a good roll up for a good cause.

More info will be available as it we work out all the details.

Newcastle/Hunter Bus Trip
We have a 20 seater bus going to Belmont Patchwork Heart, Coffee on Main at Boolooroo and on to the Hunter to Harrigans Pub for lunch. There is a waiting list but you never know you may just get on. The whole waiting list got onto the last trip. Drop in to All About Sewing to put your name down or call on 43932200.

Wyong Quilt Show
The date are set for next years Wyong Quilt Show.
Sat 5 & Sun 6 May 
Wyong Memorial Hall
Start getting those beautiful quilts ready for hanging. And remember all proceeds go to Wyong & Gosford Cancer Care Units to purchase much need medical equipment.

Thursday Nights
We have given Thurs nights a go for over 12 months now. We usually only get about 5 members. Jody has kindly offered one Thursday 9am-3pm a month to the guild for a sit and sew day. That's an extra 5 or so sewing days a year. Check the calender on the blog/website for dates.
Saturdays will remain the same.

That's it for the AGM minutes..

2011-2012 fees are due now..
Please pay ASAP..

Here's to another great year

Leanne Harvey
CCMQG Preident