Monday, March 6, 2017

March meetings

Our Rose City Quilters' Club meeting for this month is Monday 27 March.
The Lychway
5 Roy Street, Palmerston North
Doors open at 7pm - Meeting starts at 7.30pm
Visitors welcome - $3 at the door
Our Guest speaker this month is Helen Pedersen

Saturday Sewing this month is 18th March. See more information in the side bar or your newsletter.

Our Annual Tote & Gloat will be held in The Arena, Pascal Street, Palmerston North, on the 13th of May 2017.  8.30am-4pm.  Pre-registration for Tote & Gloat is essential – Cost $15
Tickets available now in Palmerston North from Amiee's Homestead Quilts (781 Rangitikei Line), Angels in Gumboots (101 Cambridge Ave, Ashhurst), Bernina Sewing Centre (cnr Main St and Victoria Ave),  or Village Books & Crafts (318 College Street).
OR Send $15 per ticket (with stamped self-addressed envelope) to Rose City Quilters, P.O. Box 892, Palmerston North 4440
Click on the poster in our side bar for all the information about this event.
Our guest speaker is Rachel Maws from Annie's Country Quilt store in Ashburton.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Tote & Gloat 2017 Tickets now available


Tickets available now in Palmerston North from Amiee's Homestead Quilts (781 Rangitikei Line), Angels in Gumboots (101 Cambridge Ave, Ashhurst), Bernina Sewing Centre (cnr Main St and Victoria Ave),  or Village Books & Crafts (318 College Street).
OR Send $15 per ticket (with stamped self-addressed envelope) to Rose City Quilters, P.O. Box 892, Palmerston North 4440
More information about the day HERE.
Our guest speaker is Rachel Maws from Annie's Country Quilt store in Ashburton.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

February Meetings

Our Rose City Quilters' Club meeting for this month is Monday 27 February.
The Lychway
5 Roy Street, Palmerston North
Doors open at 7pm - Meeting starts at 7.30pm
Visitors welcome - $3 at the door
Our Guest speaker this month is President's Choice.
Turned out to be Lynette Collis - see her blog HERE

Saturday Sewing this month is 11th February - a change of date for this month only. See more information in the side bar or your newsletter.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Tote & Gloat 2017

Our Annual Tote & Gloat will be held in The Arena, Pascal Street, Palmerston North, on the 13th of May 2017.  8.30am-4pm.
Pre-registration for Tote & Gloat is essential – Cost $15

Our guest speaker is Rachel Maws from Annie's Country Quilt store in Ashburton.

Once again we will have raffles, challenge quilts, a Merchant Mall and your fabulous quilts all on show.
To help you plan your day, here is a rough guide of what is planned:
8:30am Hall open for viewing guest exhibitor’s work and merchant mall.
Hoffman Quilt Challenge 2016
Bandana Challenge
Hand in blocks for block challenge (info provided with our Tote & Gloat ticket)
Cafeteria open (we do recommend you purchase your lunch early before the rush). Eftpos available.
10:00am  Tote & Gloat begins
12:30pm Lunch break.
1:45pm Voting for Viewer’s Choice on Challenge Quilts and Challenge Block closes
2:25pm Guest speaker
3:15pm Announcement of the Challenge winners
4:00pm  Quilts taken down.

More information to follow in the months to come.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

January Meetings

Our first Rose City Quilters' Club meeting for the year is Monday 23 January.
The Lychway
5 Roy Street, Palmerston North
Doors open at 7pm - Meeting starts at 7.30pm
Visitors welcome - $3 at the door
Don't forget that your RCQ membership is cheaper if you pay by 31 January.

Saturday Sewing this month is 21 January. See more information in the side bar or your newsletter.
         

Saturday, December 10, 2016

December/January meetings

Our final monthly meeting for Rose City Quilters' Club was in November. We will post notice in January with the details of our first club meeting for the year which will be Monday January 23rd.
We wish you a wonderful Summer and holiday season with happy stitching time. See you in 2017

Saturday Sewing this month is 17 December with a Shared Christmas Lunch. See more information in the side bar or your newsletter
In 2017, first Saturday Sewing meeting it January 21st.


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

November meetings

Our next Rose City Quilters' Club meeting  is Monday 28 November.
The Lychway
5 Roy Street, Palmerston North
Doors open at 7pm - Meeting starts at 7.30pm
Visitors welcome - $3 at the door
This month is our Christmas meeting and will be the last for the year. Our guest speaker will be Kim Bradley. 
Please bring a small plate and we are again giving gifts to the Starlight Ward at the Hospital. More information about Starlight Gifts below.
Don't forget your Volkswagen Car block - if there are enough entered there will be a prize draw to win some of these.

Saturday Sewing this month is 19 November. See more information in the side bar or your newsletter.
Although there is no club meeting in December, Saturday Sewing happens on 17 December.

STARLIGHT GIFTING
Starlight's aim is to bring joy and hope to mental health patients. They want them to know that their community cares about them. Gifts are distributed to Ward 21 patients at Palmerston North Hospital and Community mental health patients i.e. via Crisis Team, Community Mental Health Centre, MASH.  Suitable gifts are :
· Caps, Beanies, T-shirts
· Toiletries- deodorants, tooth brushes, toothpaste, toilet soaps, liquid body washes, face cloths/body scrubbers, hand/body cream, sunblock, lip balm, shampoo/conditioners, tissues
· toilet bags, cosmetic bags, tote bags (these can be home made, prefer zip or Velcro closures for inpatients (a safety concern) but drawstring bags and bags with longer handles can be given to community patients- · drink bottles
· sweets, biscuits, chocolates, chippies, non-cola soft drinks, No energy drinks please
· puzzles books and pens
· stationery, books and current magazines
The last couple of years patients were very moved with receiving hand-made items like lovely toilet bags, pencil cases, beanies etc. and that someone went to the trouble to make these things to give to them.
Starlight are often short of presents suitable for men.
All items must be new (but may be re-gifted if you were given something that you cannot use). This gift may be the only gift that the person may receive at Christmas.

Starlight has asked also, if able, can your gifts be in a gift type bag. These can be recycled as long as in good condition, can also use commercial gifts bags that you get when you are shopping (I save my Zierra bags and when I buy things at Farmers I ask for a gift bag not a plastic bag! and pass these on)