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In the October meeting report, we mentioned the November post-meeting afternoon workshop as including Gill Rebelo’s presentation on Crazy Quilt Christmas Stockings. That report was in error.
After the November meeting finishes on Thursday, Phillilpa Yusuf will be demonstrating and teaching how to make crocheted snow flakes and angels. This will be a short session just to get you started.
Following this, Gill Rebelo will be teaching beginners’ samplers blocks for a Sampler quilt. Anyone who is interested is welcome – even if you are not a beginner. We will have the Guild machine and some fabrics for sale. Please bring along a basic sewing kit.
See our Quilt Workshop Schedule for information about the Crazy Quilt Christmas Stockings workshop to be held on Thursday, 22nd November.
Email us through the Contact form in the sidebar at left if you need more information.
The Kenya Quilt Guild holds its Annual General Meeting on Thursday of this week at our usual meeting place, Shalom House off Ngong Road near The Junction and next door to L’Arena Pizzeria. The meeting will open at 10:00 a.m. We will have election of officers and calls for Subcommittee volunteers to establish a new Executive Council. Then we will debate two Constitutional amendments, one to change the AGM date to the April meeting, and the other to suspend publication of Snippets indefinitely. Anyone who is not a member in good standing may not vote for officers or amendments, so if you have not yet paid your dues for 2012, please come prepared to do so BEFORE the meeting begins.
The business portion of our meeting concluded, we will have a brief show-and-tell, followed by a presentation by Dena Crain on how to care for our quilts. Dena will discuss the enemies of textiles, how to travel with quilts and how to prepare quilts for long-term storage as well as how to hang and display our lovely quilts.
Don’t forget that before our next meeting in May, we will be holding an exhibition at the Village Market. That happens over the weekend of the 11th, 12th, and 13th of May, and the show will be open from 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. each of those days. Volunteers are needed to help work the show.
If you plan to exhibit one or more quilts in the show, bring your completed Call for Entry form and the appropriate amount of cash to pay the fees for showing your work to the AGM on Thursday. Any Call for Entry form submitted after Thursday will be charged an additional 300/-. Make certain you have completed the correct Call for Entry form; if it asks you whether you want the KQG to sell your quilt, that’s the right one!
Quilts for the show can be delivered to The Woman Shop, to Neela Shah or to Gill Rebelo any time up until the close of business on Saturday, May 5. Quilts received after that date will not be exhibited.
Anyone who is interested in patchwork quilting is invited to attend both our AGM and our Exhibition. Come to meet us, see what we do and how we do it, and to join in the fun and appreciation of patchwork quilting we share. Visitors are welcome, but there is an entry fee of 200/- payable at the door.
We have quite a few workshops coming up in May. Follow our Quilt Workshop Schedule for more information to be posted soon.
See you Thursday at Shalom House!
As usual, there will be no monthly meeting of the Kenya Quilt Guild in December. Join us again in January, 2012, for our next meeting on January 19, starting at 10:00 a.m. at Shalom House off Ngong Road just past The Junction Shopping Centre.
The next monthly meeting of the Kenya Quilt Guild will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at Shalom House off Ngong Road on the far side of The Junction.
Because the third Thursday of October is the 20th, the national holiday Kenyatta Day, and the fourth Thursday is the 27th, Hindu holiday Diwali, the next monthly meeting of the Kenya Quilt Guild will be held on Friday, October 28, 2011. We will meet at Shalom House off Ngong Road because we cannot hold our meeting at EAWL Headquarters, WEAL House.
Please note that the October Guild meeting will be held at Shalom House on Ngong Road (see map below) beginning at 9:30 a.m. Bring a mug for your coffee or tea, as we will not be supplying styrofoam cups, or get there early to order coffee and tea from the restaurant Larena next door.
We will be exhibiting the African Challenge quilts and awarding prizes for the First and Second Place Judge’s Awards and for the Viewer’s Choice as selected by yourselves.
Our guest speaker will be Paula Benjaminson, with us from her new home in Gabon. Paula will be talking about her life and her quilts. Her husband’s work as a diplomat has taken Paula to such diverse places as Namibia, Canada and now Gabon. Paula’s quilts demonstrate her passion for Africa, its people and cultures as well as its wildlife. Paula will also be teaching some workshops for us while she is in Kenya. Find full details about these on our 2011 Quilt Workshop Schedule.
The October meeting of the Kenya Quilt Guild will be held on Friday, October 28. This major departure from our usual schedule was brought about due to holidays falling on our normal and alternate dates.
We will meet at Shalom House on the north side of Ngong Road beyond The Junction and next door to Larena Restaurant. Bring a mug for your tea or coffee as cups will not be supplied. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and no doubt several of us will have lunch afterward at Larena–you’re welcome to join us!
Our guest speaker will be Paula Benjaminson who is also teaching workshops for us (see the 2011 Quilt Workshop Schedule), scheduled around the meeting date. Use the Contact form in the sidebar at left to request more information or to register for Paula’s workshops.
The next monthly meeting of the Kenya Quilt Guild will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2011. Our guest speaker will be Dena Crain, who will give a digital presentation and lecture titled “World of Color.” This presentation is a simplified version of color physics and theory. It’s a must-see for all quilters who want to learn more about why some colors work well together and others do not.
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