The monthly newsletter of the Tewantin Neighbourhood Group and the North Sunshine Coast and Hinterland Region of the
AUSTRALIAN SEWING GUILD INC
Sharing and furthering the Art of Sewing in Australia
The Tewantin Neighbourhood Group of the Australian Sewing Guild Inc will be meeting on Saturday, 31st May 9a.m. to 3p.m at the Masonic Hall, Moorindil Street, Tewantin
This months theme will be Bags bring along any bags you have made - handbags, dilly bags, library bags shopping bags etc. Plus of course a bag to sew at the meeting.
The Annual General Meeting for both the Tewantin Neighbourhood Group and the Northern Sunshine Coast and Hinterland Region will be held before lunch. All positions i.e. Group Leader, Treasurer, raffle organiser, morning teas, librarian, and newsletter editor, will be declared vacant as well as the positions of Regional Coordinator and Treasurer. Nomination forms from Barbara Hawker, (07) 5474 2454 Annette Mole (07) 5485 2572 or Mary Smith (07 5485 2488).
Neighbourhood group meetings are informal get togethers where members bring their sewing machines and learn various aspects of sewing either from another member, or a specialist. All members of the Guild can attend the meetings of any neighbourhood group.
The Sunshine Coast and Hinterland Region has adopted a policy of attempting to meet the needs of all its members and has tried to strike a balance between dressmaking and other forms of sewing. Workshops have covered specialist techniques. These usually involve a visit and/or demonstration from a guest who conducts special demonstrations of their particular skills.
Members in the region have also been involved in supporting the local community. Trauma dolls and pretty dresses, for tiny premmie and stillborn babies, have been donated to the Queensland Ambulance Service as well as hospitals both in the Region and in Brisbane. Also ongoing appeals from various Aid Agencies, at present the members are making clothes for orphaned and abandoned children in sub Saharan Africa where the HIV/AIDS has devastated the community.
When asked what the members like most about the Guild, the response is always the same: The sharing of knowledge and skills, the education and creativity each month, together with the wonderful camaraderie and lasting friendships amongst the members.
The Guild would like to see more groups formed in the region, so that those interested in learning to sew, or sharing their skills don't have long distances to travel. If you will like to visit or join the Tewantin Group please phone Barbara on 0418 708 641 for more information.
SAMPLES OF SOME OF THE BAGS PREVIOUSLY MADE BY MEMBERS
Masonic Hall, Tewantin, Not Assigned
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