Archive for July, 2010

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held at 1.30 p.m. on Sunday 1 August 2010 followed by the ‘Sit and Knit’ meeting. We sincerely thank Barbara Bugg for her eight years as President of the Handknitters Guild. Barbara decided not to stand for president again and thanked Valerie and Barbara Schembri for their great work and support. The Minutes from 2009 AGM were passed as true and accurate. For the details of the current committee members please refer to the ‘About’ page.  Currently we have approximately 160 members up from 149 members in 2009.


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Upcoming Workshops

Feedback from our members indicated that they preferred workshops to be run on Sunday afternoons between1 and 4 p.m. The following workshops are coming up:-

Crochet A Beanie – 22 August 2010
Tutor – Shirley Pullen
All materials provided
Cost $40 Members   $50 Non Members 

Stash Reduction Vest- 12 September 2010
Tutor – Barbara Bugg
Materials – to be advised
Cost $40 Members   $50 Non Members

Refer ‘Workshops’ page for further details.

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Quilt and Craft Fair

The Quilt and Craft Fair is on again from Thursday 22 to Sunday 25 July 2010.  Come and visit us in the Guild Row (usually the last row from the main entrance).  We will be displaying our Raffle Rug and selling $2 raffle tickets.  Also on display will be a sample of the charity knitting that is done by our members – marsupial pouches, Anglicare squares, penguin jumpers etc. The Quilt and Craft Fair is a great way to raise the profile of the Guild and attract new members.

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A Cry for Help

The Neonatal Unit at the Freemasons Hospital urgently need premi sized beanies. There are a lot of free patterns available on the internet. Please bring along your beanies to any ‘Sit and Knit’ meeting. Flora and Barbara will forward them on to a contact at the hospital.

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The Handknitters Guild library is now open each Wednesday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. You can return library books, check out library books or drop off any charity knitting or donations.

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