To encourage and assist fibre artists to achieve their
fullest potential by providing advice, facilities
and educational material in an enjoyable
social environment.

Meetings held weekly on Wednesday at Possum Hollow Hall within Townsville Showgrounds, Hyde Park. 10am - 1-00pm

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Cardwell Show and Tell

Cardwell earlier this year was one of a several townships along the north Queensland coast to be devastated by cyclone Yasi.  Last weekend was a special event for the local community to get together and share some of their work that was not taken by the savage storm.

Several ladies from Fibers, the Burdekin, Carlyle Gardens and Bluewater groups attended this event.  We had a wonderful Day, enjoying the gracious hospitality of the Cardwell Quilters.  After such a horrible year, these ladies have certainly deserved this wonderful event.  Many prizes were handed out, and Fiber, Burdekin and Bluewater ladies won a couple, with the major prize making it's way onto the Carlyle Bus. That wonderful multi coloured trolley being one of them.

I won the guessing competition (how many 6 inch squares were in the pickle container – I got within one, wow was I happy.)

I also took home one of the Dammit dolls; they were pre-made dolls that were on our tables when we arrived, and a bag of sewing notions to dress our dolls.  There was also a verse, which you were allowed to add, change or re invent. I wish I had of kept their verse, but our table re invented ours…..  The Dolls were then Auctioned off, (funds going to Juvenile diabetes) raising $198.70 (the 70 cents was all I had left after spending my money at the market place).. They also received $100 from Carlyle gardens ladies and they raised over $800 from the sale of tickets into the Quilt raffle.

Our dammit doll poem:
You've gone to your craft room
Iching to be stitching

You hear hubby in the kitchen
A screaming a bitching

Dammit you yell, Screaming and a shout.
Here Dear, Take my Dammit Doll, and slam it all about….

They had this wonderful cake made and their oldest member  Maxine Millwood cut the cake.

Here is Maggie wither her quilt she named Inspirations after her time with Yasi.

And what we all enjoy - retail therapy......

Thank you all for an absolutely wonderful day.....

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Also if you want to send any donations for stash to the group, let me know and I will send you a contact address.  All donations will be gratefully received. 


1 comment:

  1. Great report, Arlene. Almost as good as being there!