NOTE: Artful Bra Exhibition - Pomona - POSTPONED
Artful Bra Exhibition - Pomona - POSTPONED. Unfortunately there has been a double booking at the Old Railway Station Gallery. The group has been notified that if another date can be organised this display will be rescheduled. The rest of advertised functions will continue as advertised. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused. Members will now meet at the Lions' Den at 9.00 am. on the 21st August.
AUGUST'S EVENTS FOR THE NORTHERN SUNSHINE COAST AND HINTERLAND REGION OF THE AUSTRALIAN SEWING GUILD INC RETRO FASHION PARADE AND ARTFUL BRA EXHIBITION 19TH TO 28TH AUGUST 2010 - A DISPLAY OF "ARTFUL BRAS" TO BE HELD AT THE OLD RAILWAY STATION GALLERY, RAILWAY STREET, POMONA, ON THE 19TH TO 28TH AUGUST 2010, OPENING TIME FROM 9.00 AM TO 4.00 PM.
About May 2009 when we were scratching our heads about what to do for our annual sewing challenge, an American friend of one of the members sent the website of the Southern Carolina Quilters exhibits of "Artful Bras" that were created for Breast Cancer Awareness, to memorialise those lost to the disease, and to honour survivors. The members of both groups in the Northern Sunshine Coast Region were enthusiastic, and the ideas flowed, members then worked at creating a variety of comical and imaginative bras, which will be on display. Barbara Hawker, Tewantin Group leader approached Kelly Hart, the Health Promotion Officer at Breast Screen Queensland and discussed the idea. Kelly agreed to come and judge the entries. It was suggested that we could use the bras not only to promote the Guild, but also as a way of promoting awareness about the need for women to remain vigilant about breast cancer.
21ST AUGUST 2010 - 9.00 am. at the Old Railway Station Gallery, Pomona, for the opening of the Artful Bra Display, then on to the Lions' Den at the junction of School St, Mountain Rd and Hospital St, for the Annual General Meeting. Please bring a plate to share for lunch. Attendance $4.00 - There will be a raffle with a number of prizes. Activity to be held after the meeting will be 'SILK RIBBON EMBROIDERY" the materials required can be purchased from Annette at the meeting.
28TH AUGUST 2010 - FASHION PARADE OF RETRO FASHIONS UP TO THE EIGHTIES AND MORNING TEA AT THE TWO OLD LADIES TEAROOMS, POMONA, QLD Morning tea at the Two Old Ladies Tea Rooms at 10.00 am (please be seated by 9.30 am). $12 admission. The fashion parade garments will be from Bev Menken's and Daphne Bickle's collection. Bookings essential as seating is limited, members will have first priority. Raffles will be available to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Support.
29TH AUGUST TO 5TH SEPTEMBER 2010 AT THE NOOSA REGIONAL LIBRARY, WALLACE PARK, WALLACE DRIVE, NOOSAVILLE QLD The bras will be on display in the Foyer of the Noosa Library- Hours 9.30 am to 6.00 pm.
The Tewantin and Pomona Groups have regular program with a different topic each month. For the prospective new members, the groups are made up of enthusiastic people, with varying skills from the novice to the specialist. Members bring their sewing machines and lunch and in a friendly environment explore both basic dressmaking and decorative sewing techniques. If you are interested in becoming a member please or require further information please contact Barbara on (07) 5474 2454 for the Tewantin Group Annette Mole (07) 5485 2572 for the Pomona Group More details about the Australian Sewing Guild are available on the Guild's website at www.aussew.org.au
Photographs of some of the Bra to be exhibited
Lions' Den, Pomona
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