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11th October 2009 Issue 57

From the President,

Hello fellow decoupiers and welcome to another year in the decoupage calendar.

What a magnificent opening to the year with our special guest Judith Madden addressing our AGM. Judith’s work was exquisite and quite inspiring. She was only too happy to share her ideas and expertise with us. Judith and NSW Guild President, Marlies Benjamin, were delightful company and we warmly welcome them to the Queensland Guild.

Our AGM saw the return of myself as President, Barbara Chapple as Secretary and Glenda Lloyd as our trusty Treasurer. Val English continues as our newsletter editor while Claire Williams indicated her acceptance to take over as Vice-President. Thank you to my fellow office bearers for their agreement to "saddle up" for the forthcoming year.

Our first workshop and general meeting of the year to be held on October 11th sees as focus on "Wearable Art". Another fun time looks assured and a good roll-up is encouraged.

Looking forward to seeing you all then.

Regards Carol


Diary Dates
Tentative dates for 2010
February 14th
March 12th - 14th Crows Nest Workshop
April 11th
June 6th
August 8th (AGM)
October 10th

These dates are still to be confirmed by the Library

Committee Members 2010

President - Carol Carpendale 3353 2927
Vice President - Claire Williams
Secretary - Barbara Chapple 3359 8937
Treasurer - Glenda Lloyd 3359 7606
Editor - Val English 5442 1522


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A Copy of the Ekka Schedule for 2010
Decoupage Section

DECOUPAGE - OPEN

No more than 2 entries per person per Class. No more than 4 entries across all Decoupage Classes.

Size Limitation: Exhibits must not exceed 60cm x 60cm x 60cm. Oversized exhibits will not be accepted. For lampbases, lampshades will not be included in judging, but will be used in display.  Exhibitors may submit a small sample of resources used to assist judges if considered necessary.

Judging Criteria: Exhibits will be judged on quality and degree of difficulty in cutting, painting, design and finish. Originality and uniqueness of work will attract higher marks.

BEST EXHIBIT OPEN DECOUPAGE
Champion Rosette
CLASS 53
Decoupage Guild Queensland Inc

Any Article or Set of decoupage under multiple layers of varnish
2 part mix and stickers will NOT be accepted in this Class.
First prize $50; Second $40; Third $30
$120 sponsored by Decoupage Guild Queensland Inc
CLASS 54
Decoupage Guild Queensland Inc

Any Article or Set of decoupage (includes under glass)
2 part mix and stickers WILL be accepted in this class.
First prize $30; Second $20; Third $10
$60 sponsored by Decoupage Guild Queensland Inc
CLASS 55
Decoupage Guild Queensland Inc

Any Article or Set of Wearable Art incorporating decoupage
2 part mix and stickers WILL be accepted in this class.
First prize $30; Second $20; Third $10
$60 sponsored by Decoupage Guild Queensland Inc


DECOUPAGE - NOVICE

For Exhibitors who have never won a FIRST PRIZE at any Royal Show.
CLASS 56
Decoupage Guild Queensland Inc

Any Article or Set of Decoupage (includes under glass)
2 part mix and stickers WILL be acceptable in this class.
First prize $30; Second $20; Third $10
$60 sponsored by Decoupage Guild Queensland Inc

Thanks to Allan Press for supplying this copy.
It would be great if all members would try to put in at least one entry for the show next year.



Photos taken by Sally Wearing at the AGM at Chermside, 11th August

Judith Madden
Judith Madden
Marlies Benjamin, Judith Madden, Carol Carpendale
Marlies Benjamin, Judith Madden, Carol Carpendale
decoupage by Judith Madden decoupage plate by Judith Madden decoupage eggs by Judith Madden decoupage vase by Judith Madden decoupage jewellry by Judith Madden decoupage jewellry by Judith Madden




Secretary's Jottings

Together we now enter a New Decoupage Year, enthused by the very inspiring morning with Judith Madden after the AGM (below are a few tips that I noted) A warm welcome to new Guild members Judith Madden and Marlies Benjamin both from NSW, and Jackie Hinderwell and Laurel Mills. Congratulations to new Vice President Claire Williams and a big thankyou to Carol Carpendale who remains in the Chair - they both can be assured of full support and help as needed from the rest of us. Appreciation should also be noted of the services given over many years by Wiera Nolan who has tendered her resignation from DGQ - many have benefited from Wiera's willingness to share her vast knowledge of decoupage. Next Meeting at Chermside Library October 11th at 9.30am. The theme for the day will be Wearable Art. Bring along your ideas as well as your materials and something on which to work (i.e. pearl shell and/or small images to cut and create designs - or anything else that fits the theme) You will notice by the Minutes that Wearable Art will be included as a category in the 2010 Ekka. A reminder - bring your mug for tea/coffee. Tentative diary dates for 2010 - February 14th; March 12th - 14th Crows Nest Workshop); April 11th; June 6th; August 8th (AGM); October 10th. (Dates yet to be confirmed by Chermside Library.)


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Judith's Tips to Extend Your Decoupage Experience

Most were present and saw the exquisite double sided pieces under glass and jewellery incorporating decoupage - the following may help to remind:- (JUDITH, I stand corrected if I have misquoted - please forgive - and THANKYOU)


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Update re weekend in Crows Nest, March 12-14, 2010 - I have notified Crows Nest Caravan Park that the group plans to be there that weekend, and secured the area for the workshop. Also 6 ensuite cabins have been set aside and will be held until the end of January. Please secure your cabin by that date by phoning 07 4698 1269, and mention that you are referring to one of the cabins booked in the name of the Decoupage Group by Barbara Chapple. (They are building new cabins which should be completed by then, so probably there will be plenty of vacancies after that date, but not guaranteed.)

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