With all the formalities at our last quarterly meeting done,
it was time for ex-chairperson, Marianne, to thank her team of group leaders
and committee members. Ladies you all did a great job even thought it sometimes
go by unrecognized..... we do appreciate.
For those who would still be carrying on next year, take a well deserved
break and come back just as energetic as we know you can be.
And.... we simply couldn't end a year by not recognizing the
motivational force in our guild, none other than Ninor Courtnage. Ninor decided to finish whatever UFO’s she
still has and on this meeting she proudly announced she only had 3 more to
go. Something I think we all can work
towards. Thanks for being such an
During our quarterly meetings it always sounds like a
beehive and looking at these ladies there simply cannot be any better
combination than chatting, shopping and eating.
Lovely to have all of you attending!
Mariëtte Venter is the one doing ‘show and tell’ at our
quarterly meetings, walking around the hall, introducing us to the quilt maker
and the story (if any) about the quilt but even before that..... we got to vote
for our favourite quilts. Only 4 votes
per person which makes it extremely hard!
This term the winning quilt came from Amanda Palvie and is
truly a beaut. Congratulations Amanda.
The runners up were Wilna Geel with her owl quilt and Alta
Street. Well done ladies.
Those of you who are into photography might have noticed that the quality of the photos have improved tremendously from those taken by myself with my cell phone. For this we have to thank our brand new photographer, Anina Louw, with a camera almost bigger than myself but I can definitely see the difference. Thanks Anina, I do appreciate your help and your husbands' for delivering the memory stick right to my doorstep. Enjoy the lovely handwork.
We had our last meeting for the year on Saturday, 9 November
2013 and it was sadly time to greet our previous chairperson who ran our guild
for a full term of 3 years to lead us to and through our very first National
Thank you Marianne and I, for one, will remember you as the one chairperson who could do a meeting fast,
effective and to the point to allow us to get to shop, stare at the beautiful
quilts and enjoy all the eats and treats the hosting groups had on offer. You will be missed.
Marianne then introduced our newly elected chairperson,
Frances van der Walt, and in our guild she needs absolutely no introduction as
this lady has been tying loose ends together for as long as I can remember
since hearing her name for the first time.
Frances we welcome you along with your new secretary, Christa Gouws and treasurer, Riana Nel, in the high chair and trust you will
guide and lead as you already know how to. To all group leaders and members of the new committee please note that Frances will be holding her first planning meeting on 29 November 2013. This lady is sure to start her term as chairperson on well oiled wheels.