8th August 2010 Issue 61
From the President,
It is hard to believe it is twelve months since we were visited by Judith Madden and Marlies Benjamin from the Decoupage Guild of NSW. Boy, hasn't that time flown and wasn't it a fun meeting? It seems like such a long time since our last meeting in June, the “soap” meeting. Thank you to all who assisted.
Now to take a quick review of the past twelve months:
- It was decided to introduce a new section of entries in the RNA. This was to be “Wearable Art” which replaced the “Extension on Canvas” section. I hope a lot of members responded to this, and many entries were submitted to the Ekka.
- Sue and Nancy were unanimously accepted as Judges for 2010. Well done girls! Sally and Marilyn continue as Stewards and are to be congratulated not only on the standard of their displays but their willingness to accept this role.
- Banking details have changed with funds now deposited in the Heritage Building Society, a much more convenient arrangement.
- It was proposed that we “man” a stand at the October Craft and Quilt Fair. This will require a combined effort by all members, but it is one way of promoting decoupage.
- The Crows Nest Live-in Workshop was a chance to exchange ideas in a social atmosphere and was enjoyed by all who attended. It is hoped more will be able to attend next year, if this is indeed the way the “Committee” wants to go.
- Saddening news of the sudden death of long-standing member Bev Starkey. Bev was a member and friend of the Queensland Guild, as well as holding a leadership role in the Caloundra group.
- Members' numbers are fairly static. Despite our best efforts to raise awareness of our Guild through an “Introductory Workshop”, we had only one new attendee at our last meeting. Maybe our endeavours at the October Craft Show will reap more rewards.
Good luck to all members who are exhibiting work at the Ekka. I hope the judges had plenty to choose from and visitors could appreciate the varied and wonderful world of decoupage.
Carol Carpendale. President
We do not fail
We simply succeed
In finding out
What does not work
Note from Caloundra
Our Beginner's Classes have been very successful with seven ladies actually doing the class, and all joining the group. We are all enjoying the new venue - for us - at the Caloundra Arts Complex. All the members of other groups which we have met, have been very welcoming and helpful. Our new members have, so far worked on a place mat, a name tag and today they did a goose egg. Next week they will do an 'under glass' plate and the following week, the final day, will start on a box. So you see, they have been working hard. I must thank the wonderful helpers who spend their time with us, Shirley Waterton, Elsa Doyle, Lindy Stone and Robyn Holliday. Without their assistance, I don't think it would be nearly as successful.
The Complex has grown a lot since we used to meet there, quite a few years ago. Now there is another building where potters, woodworkers and painters meet, and a shed which houses their own kilns for potters & china painters.
Twice a year there is a Fair, in April and in November, where members can sell, or just display, work. At the recent one, which involved us, being new members, I was very impressed at the number of people who came along to look and to buy. Quite a change from our recent hide-away at the Kawana church, lovely though that was. There is also a permanent shop which is open to the public most days, staffed on a roster system, by members who wish to sell their goods.
In the office, we have access to a lazer copy machine which costs us a small proportion of what we pay elsewhere, for colour prints. Of course it will take practice to learn how to use it, but I'm sure we will manage that. Rules are strict regarding cleaning up & closing up, but with a membership as large as there is, it wouldn't work any other way.
So, as you can see, we have made the right decision to move, and we look forward to some time soon when we can invite our Qld Guild up for a day.
That fleeting thought is worth pursuing. The unexpected often deserves serious consideration.
Queensland Exhibition (Ekka) 2010
Results from Queensland Exhibition (Ekka) 2010
Class 56 (4 entries) Class 57 ( 1 entry) 1st Barbara Chapple 1st Barbara Chapple 2nd Di Loxton 3rd Val English Class 58 (5 entries) Class 59 ( 3 entries) 1st Barbara Chapple 1st Carol Carpendale 2nd Di Loxton 2nd Jackie Henderwell 3rd Val English 3rd Jackie Henderwell Champion Rosette Barbara Chapple, entry 244 Class 56
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