Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Neonatal Quilt Presentation

Biddy, who runs our Block of the Month (BoM), has just been up to Palmerston North hospital and handed over some quilts that were made as a BoM a couple of months ago. The charge nurse, Melissa was rapt with them.

We will need to make more though, they average between 30-40 babies per month! But, as Robin (RCQ committee member and neonatal ward nurse) said, "some are long termers!"

The photo shows Robin (left), Melissa (charge nurse in the centre) and Biddy (right) with twin boys in the bassinet.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Quilt Housie and QSM

We had a fabulous evening at Club last night. Many of the members had been very busy finishing quilts, so we had lots to admire for Show and Tell. Instead of a guest speaker, we played Quilt Housie. Every player had a sheet with pictures of quilt blocks, which had to be identified when the name was called out. It took quite a while before we had any 'line' winners, but not long afterwards we had a 'Housie' winner - congratulations to Ngaire Chappell who won 6 batik fat quarters.

Quilt Symposium Manawatu Convenor, Dianne Southey, spoke to the Club about QSM's success and how they had been nominated for an award. This award nomination came from Destination Manawatu to honour and recognise the work of all the volunteers who worked so many hours in organising New Zealand's Quilt Symposium 2007, here in the Manawatu. Last Tuesday night, 21 August, at the Palmerston North Convention Centre, in an awards evening run by the Palmerston North city Council, QSM won the Runner-Up Award in the Sports & Leisure section. The award comprises of a framed certificate and a small monetary amount.

Congratulations to all you wonderful women out there who worked so hard, for so long, to give us a fantastic experience at Symposium. And to Dianne Southey for driving the whole thing.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

August Club Meeting

The August meeting will be on Monday 28th August, beginning at 7:30pm. This night will be a social evening after our usual business, instead of having a guest speaker. So come along, meet new people have fun, laughter, bring your thinking caps, because we are going to be playing Quilt Housie! Yes, that social evening from way back. If you don't know the names of blocks, coerce, bribe or threaten your neighbour for their help - quilting prizes are up for grabs - and this doesn't cost you any money!!

Friday, August 17, 2007

More Information About Rose City Quilters

The club meets on the 4th Monday of every month (even on holidays), except December. This meeting is held at Wesley Broadway Methodist Church on Broadway, opposite Carncot School, Palmerston North. Doors open at 7:00pm.
Newsletters are published bi-monthly and every paid-up member receives one, either as a hard copy or via email.
Visitors are welcome and there is a $3.00 entry fee on signing in.
Raffles are quilting related items. Tickets are 50 cents each and drawn on the night.
We have a 'Show and Tell' where members (and visitors) are encouraged to bring along their works for display.
Tea and coffee are available after the meeting.
The annual subscription ($25.00) allows you to borrow books and magazines from the Library until the next meeting. You may reserve any book. The Library also has scrap material boxes, which any member is invited to take home and use or add to.
Our library is our most precious resource. We have over 600 books and magazines, and new books of interest to all skills and talents of our members, are purchased monthly. The committee has just bought a laptop computer for the librarian to put all the titles into a catalogue. This is going to make it so much easier for stocktake, reserves, issues and searching for titles - yippee!!

Friday, August 3, 2007

Birthday Month

July is our birthday month and last month we celebrated our 25th birthday. This is the cake, made and iced by Deidre Cruickshank (it was really lovely!).

We invited the Life Members to cut the cake, they are (from left to right), Josie Bliss, Jennie Anderson, Kay Booth and Dianne Southey. Our entertainment for the evening was dancing by the Spring Chickens (not the committee) and a magic act. Committee members did get dressed in silver wigs and lots of silver jewellery, though.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

A New Blog for the Club

I've been given the go ahead by the committee to set up a Blog for Rose City Quilters! As newsletter editor it will probably be my job to post blogs, but soon (I'm sure) it will be great to have other Club members taking part. Perhaps even they will want to check out other relevant information and receive their newsletters this way. Oh, the links to other great web sites, the photos and so much more!