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March 2024 Newsletter – Treasurer’s Piece

Welcome to the March 2024 Newsletter.

Wow! Nearly 3 months gone already, summer is over and we are into Autumn. At the Face to Face meeting at the beginning of March the committee decided that we take turns writing the opening article of the newsletter so members get to know more about the committee.

Heather Craig our treasurer is starting this off.

Colin and I like to go camping in our tent over Christmas and New Year holidays in the Tasman area. We love swimming in the sea or lagoon depending on the weather and biking on the Great Taste trail and did over 300km this year. There is usually a café on our rides and one of Colin’s favourite cafes happens to be next to Crafty or Wot Quilt shop, how convenient.

February has been a very busy month with a 3-night quilt retreat with 13 other ladies at Living Springs overlooking the Lyttleton Harbour area and Banks Peninsula. I made two I spy quilt tops for a great niece and nephew. I made progress on a New York Beauty quilt that is taking some time to get all the blocks together. I solved a problem with another quilt top I have been working on which I hope to finish for symposium. Always great to be with likeminded people and if you have a problem other are there to make suggestions. Home for a couple of nights then off for 12 nights to bike parts of the Clutha Gold and Otago Rail Trails, 420kms in 10 days and only 1 wet day.


Home for four nights then off to Hamilton for our Face to face meeting. Nita picked me up from the airport, it only takes 10 minutes to get to her house. However, it took us 2 hours to get there as we visited two quilt shops who had been merchants atthe 2023 Great NZ Quilts show. Firstly, visiting Bower Bird where Melanie showed us her extension where she can now hold workshops and new product ranges she has introduced. Then onto the new premises for Tis the Season where Robyn and her team have a very full and wide ranging products and fabrics. Hence my luggage was heavier and my bank account lighter. Our committee meeting went extremely well, it was much easier to discuss things once a year in person. We reviewed the previous year, planned for the current year, allocated the committee members roles and discussed aspects of the Great New Zealand Quilt Show 2025. We covered a lot with Nita producing 13 pages of minutes. So keep an eye on our newsletters to see what we have organized for the year.

After the meeting I spent a couple of nights with friends in Cambridge securing my accommodation for the October Symposium. I am looking forward to seeing what the workshops will be, as I am a bit of a class junky. It was a rather bumpy flight home in time for Christchurch Quilters AGM but I made it home in one piece.

Looking forward to an exciting and very busy year of Quilting.


Heather Craig