Monday, January 27, 2014

Time to prepare for The annual Bloem Show

This year the theme of the Bloem Show is Bloemen Leka – sounds interesting doesn't it?
Now for the braver amongst us, why not design a quilt with this theme in mind.  We are all aware of the unspoken (darn and here I talk about it!!) competition between groups about which group will enter the most quilts.  So be the instigator in your group and get those creative juices flowing or simply just enter those quilts you've finished this year!


This year the Bloem Show will be held from 24 April until 3 May but you do realize the quilts have to be entered and handed it at a much earlier date.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Crochet Course by Doortjie Gersbach

For all those ladies who can manage both quilting and crochet, we did not forget about you.  

Again Doortjie is the teacher that can do both and she’ll be showing you how to crochet a Barberton Daisy.


Date:  3 May 2014 (Saturday)
Cost:  R240 per person
Place:  NG Church, Strauss Street, Universitas, Bloemfontein

Tea and coffee will be supplied but you’ll have to bring your own cup and lunch for the day.

Bookings can be done at:
Anna van der Linde – 082 297 9977
Or

Christa Gouws – 083 542 5709

Monday, January 20, 2014

2 Day Quilt Course by Doortjie Gersbach

Ah something to look forward to this year.  


Doortjie will be teaching for 2 days in Bloemfontein, so organize the family, get your gear oiled and make a plan to attend this course.  Remember we will only get teachers to visit us if we support them well.  Make it worth her while.

Date:  1 & 2 May 2014 (Thursday and Friday)
Cost:  R480 per person (for both days)
Place:  NG Church, Strauss Street, Universitas, Bloemfontein


Tea and coffee will be supplied but you’ll have to bring your own cup and lunch for these two days.

Bookings can be done at:
Anna van der Linde – 082 297 9977
Or

Christa Gouws – 083 542 5709

Monday, January 13, 2014

Here she is!!

Okay, so you got the names of the new committee of the Oranje Quilters’ Guild but how does our very competent new chairperson looks like??  

This one is especially for you ladies out there not visiting central South Africa too frequently (and you know you’re missing out big time, don’t you?).  

This people, is our one and only Frances van der Walt, chairperson 2014/2015!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

A new year with a new committee

Now here is the whose who in our guild for 2014/2015.  Thanks for giving up your time ladies and we are all sure you'll do a splendid job!


CHAIRPERSON
Frances vd Walt 078 803 4019 vanderwaltf@gmail.com

SAQG REPRESENTATIVE
Mariëtte Venter 0823373699 mwpentzp@mweb.co.za

VICE CHAIRPERSON
Frances van Schalkwyk

SECRETARY
Christa Gouws

HISTORIAN
Anina Louw

TREASURER
Riana Nel

SHOW REPRESENTATIVE
Iessie Steenberg 083 682 1127 iessie@absamail.co.za

TRAVELING EXHIBITION
Alta Stemmet 082 576 7223 gstemmet@hotmail.com

MEDIA 
Alta Stemmet 082 576 7223 gstemmet@hotmail.com

NEWSLETTER/BOOKS
Frances vd Walt 078 803 4019 vanderwaltf@gmail.com

COURSES
Marie Strydom (Bultfontein)

SHOW AND TELL & CHARMS
Lenie Lourens en Miemie Pretorius

FOCUS ON A QUILTER
Marie Coetzee

GADGET LADY
Any member from the group hosting the meeting.

COFFEE BASKET
Nelia Venter

Monday, January 6, 2014

Quarterly Challenges for 2014

Now that you’ve all (hopefully???) marked the dates of our quarterly guild meetings, it is time to look at the challenges for each term.

The challenges for the respective quarterly meetings are:


February 2014:  My holiday quilt
Now this does not have to depict the sea, ocean, nature reserve, mountain trail where you actually went on holiday but the quilt you've been working on during the holiday, therefore even a completed UFO can be entered.

May 2014:  Each group has been given remnant fabrics from which they should make a lap quilt.  I am sure your group can add some of your own fabric as well.  These will be given to the Old Age Home in De Wetsdorp.

August 2014:  Any quilted item (tray cloth, pillow cover, quilt, wall hanging) showing off 3-D flowers.  This technique will be demonstrated at the May quarterly meeting.

November 2014:  Any quilted item where Celtic work is displayed.  This technique will be demonstrated at the August quarterly meeting.


Now by the looks of this, one dare not miss a meeting or you’ll be missing out big time!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Mark your diaries

Happy 2014 to all and to start off this year all our guild members should quickly take the time to mark the quarterly meeting dates in their diaries.


Saturday, 8 February 2014:  - (hosted by Needles and Pins)

Thursday, 8 May 2014: - (hosted by Langenhovenparkies and Tolbosse)

Thursday, 14 August 2014: - (hosted by Friendships & Kreatiewe Lappies)

Saturday, 15 November 2014: - (hosted by Rotary Cutters & Naaldekokers)

With this done, no excuse to miss any meeting!!