It is important for every organisation run by volunteers that members take their turn on committee. Those elected for 2019/2020 include some of our newer members along with others who started with Waverley Patchworkers decades ago. A combination of experience and fresh ideas will keep us on track for another successful and enjoyable year.
It was then time to thank Helen for coordinating our fantastic retreat, our annual weekend away.
We also acknowledge members who contribute behind the scenes with the Val Dale Award, this year won by Margaret for her work on the Gift Quilts Program.
You may have noticed that our featured quilt in the background is predominately pink and many members wore some pink at the meeting. That is because, being Breast Cancer Awareness month, our guest speaker Jasmine Koch was from the Zonta organisation. This service club sews cushions for the comfort of those who have had breast cancer surgery. We took the opportunity to call for donations of suitable fabric and of course an overwhelming amount was brought along to the meeting.
As at every meeting recent completions are shown to the members. In her annual report on this activity Norma listed the huge number of beneficiaries of this work, 284 quilts were given away in the last financial year.