Final meeting of the year

On Saturday 16th June we had our final meeting of the year – members voted on the President’s Challenge and Helen Wooton spoke about the craft work she had done in Africa.

At the start of the year Avril Halliday, the Guild President, had made up “President’s Challenge’ packs – the challenge was that on receiving a pack you had to use whatever was in the bag – you could add to the material you were given but you had to use everything that was in the pack. The two pictures above were made by Avril – and incorporated bunny shaped decorative buttons. The work produced for the challenge was diverse – some obviously had taken weeks of work, others might have been more last minute – but the standard of craftsmanship and creativity was impressive as ever. All the entries were laid out on tables with a description of what had been in the original pack and following voting a winner was announced – Ollie Smeltzer – with her depiction of Holywood – complete with Maypole (using threads that had been in her pack) and button embellishments (also from her starting pack).


Ollie Smeltzer – winner of the President’s Challenge

The Programme for 2018-19 will be finalised over the summer – it will be August before we know the venue for some of the meetings, once we know that, we will publish the programme on the website and contact members with details of how to renew their membership.

Wishing you all a happy summer of sewing – my middle daughter gets married in August – so that is my sewing for the next 6 weeks sorted – so far all I have done is cut out the lace!

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