In Patty’s absence, Neela chaired the meeting.

Welcome to visitors:  Sue Deverell,  Sabi Meteshi, Kayuri

Attendance:  49 ladies present including visitors

2014 Exhibition:  Dates have been confirmed 3rd, 4th and 5th October, venue Sarit Centre

Out of Africa, Canada Exhibition:  133 quilts were sent, of which 40 were sold.  Dena kindly brought back half of the unsold quilts which were collected after the meeting ended.  Money and accounts will not be settled until Patty returns, which will be at the end of July.  Ludmila and Patty worked very hard.  We cannot commit to another overseas exhibition unless more ladies travel.

Challenge:  Sheryl shared her unfinished effort and more fabric was distributed.  Conditions are in last month’s newsletter.

Education:  Farhat explained the program for her ‘Silk Painting Class’ to be held Thursday, 27th June at her home.  Sheryl held the first session of her landscape class after the meeting, the next being next month.  8 ladies attended.  Brij will also offer a one day class in September, introducing jute as a medium.  Charu will start to introduce her machine quilting methods at the July meeting, members to practice over the holiday then in September she will continue with more explanation. Marsha wishes to hold her beading class in October or November.  Bev will travel to Nairobi to give her ‘Rhino Applique’ towards the end of the year.

Library:  Raji asked members to send her suggestions for new books, including the title of the book, author and ISBN.  The library is now located in the back annex along with the coffee to allow more space in the main hall for seating.

Door Prize:  This will be drawn at monthly meetings for members/guests who have signed in.  This month it was won by Sue Deverell.

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Programs:  Jana gave a short talk about a new method of making a square in a square and how it can be adapted to make flying geese and half square triangles.  The library has purchased the book, ruler and DVD.  Next month Deanna will present ‘Humble Beginnings’ and requested members to bring in their first quilts to share.

Show and Tell:  There was a great deal this month, photos were taken.

 

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