Sunday, January 3, 2021

Outreach 2020

An ongoing project our Guild support is knitting little beanies and booties for premature babies.  During the first week of November 70 items was donated.

And all the teddy bears knitted and donated by our members was handed out on Christmas Day to the patients in Rosepark hospital.

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Spring Stitch Day

Although we normally celebrate spring in September, nothing was as usual this year as everybody experienced world wide. With our normal venue also not available, we were lucky to be able to use a school hall for our last meeting of the year held on the 7th on November.  Members and guests were invited, vendors were arranged as well as a log cabin block class under the watchful eye of teacher Iessie Steenberg.

Elsa de Wet and Wilna Geel greeted everybody and made sure that everybody wore their masks and sanitize before entering the venue.

Liefie Love was one of the vendors coming all the way from Mpumalanga.

Our chair person, Nelia Venter welcomed everybody and started the day off with an inspiring message.

The last outreach project for the year was also concluded with teddy bears knitted by our members handed over to Rosepark hospital for distribution to patients unfortunate to be in hospital over the festive period.

Juliana Christo of Life Rosepark Hospital accepted the bears

And then it was time for Iessie's class with everybody using all those left over fabrics.

Serious stitching time started by putting heads together

with some very proud ladies showing off there finished blocks.

As always there was a few quilters who just came to visit and shop.

During teatime everybody was treated with tea or coffee with a little bite to eat and everybody received a chicken wrap for lunchtime.

Another successful meeting with which to conclude 2020.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Drive through meeting 12 September 2020

With this Covid-19 virus wreaking havoc world wide, we weren't able to held any meetings since February, but this didn't stop our Guild's innovative ladies, so a drive through meeting was organized by two of our Guild's groups, the Langenhovenparkies and Sterre on the 12th of September 2020.

Various stations was set up around the Church hall we normally use for our meetings and everybody could just drive through and stop at the various stations picking up loads of gifts and valuable ideas.

First up was Iessie Steenberg and Gerda Breytenbach welcoming everybody with a goodie bag filled with delicious treats as well a handy exercise pamphlet for relaxing those muscles whilst quilting.

Everybody dutifully wore their masks and did the elbow greeting.

Our local Elna dealer also partake in the day.

Marietjie Thomas showed off her spectacular jacket made from old cut up T-shirts.

There was also some other interesting recycle/reuse ideas using various household items we normally through away.

Origami boxes made with used copy paper filled with puffed corn made from the leftover of crushed corn.  Everyone could also pick a succulent from Gerda Cronje-Vermeulen.

Ritha Swanepoel showed bags made from empty crisps bags 

and free quilt magazines was handed out by Elsa Schoeman.

A handy organizer made with empty tuna cans was on show at this station with a handy handbag made from Shweshwe fabric.

At the next station Lulu Koster demonstrated a shopping bag which she decorated with hearts.  Free thread was handed out.

It was another successful day according to all attendees.

Our youngest quilt member also came along.

Our chairperson, Nelia Venter, handed out quilt patterns.


Outreach 2020

An ongoing project our Guild support is knitting little beanies and booties for premature babies.  During the first week of November 70 item...