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Newsletter, October 2011

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Page 3 of 10 Saturday Stitchers 17 September 2011 Stitchathon/Quilt in a Day A total of 13 quilters assembled at the club rooms from 9am with sewing machines, projects and senses of humour. A power outage, caused by the demand created by several irons and the urn all being turned on at the same time was corrected by a phone call to locate the circuit board and the day progressed without further incident. A number of tops were completed during the day, as well as some quilts, and a couple of quilters took advantage of the day to progress the machine quilting on their projects. A couple of husbands also showed their support by arriving at strategic times with, 1. freshly-baked fruit scones, for morning tea, and 2. a straight-from-the-oven casserole for dinner. Five of us made it through to 9pm including sitting down to a two-course dinner at 7.00pm. Definitely something we should do at least once a year. Thank you, Beverley for organising the day. Pam Pemberton Forthcoming Classes and Workshops Territory Craft Darwin: A Creative Adventure with Fabric Art with Lillian Smith. This is an inspirational workshop aimed at introducing students to the myriad of possibilities of fabric art. After sampling various techniques and effects using easily found objects for printing and stamping, students will work on projects of their own choosing, such as clothing or soft furnishings. Students will need an apron or overall to protect clothing. Thursdays 6 th and 13 th October 6.30pm to 9.30pm (2 weeks). Cost Members $95.00, Non-members $110.00 Students must attend class in closed footwear and appropriate clothing. Enquiries and bookings: Ph: 8981 6616; Email: tcdarwin@bigpond.com ; Website: www.territorycraft.org.au Territory Craft Katherine: Thermofax Silk Screen Printing with Kerryn Taylor. Participants will need to bring pre-washed fabric - cotton, poly/cotton, linen, and/or silk. Saturday 15 th October 1.30pm to 4.30pm. Cost: Members $57.00, Non-members $62.00 (includes $20.00 for Riso screen and frame) Extra designs are $8.00 each. Fabric Marbling with Kerryn Taylor. Participants will need to bring pre-washed fabric which has then been dipped into an alum solution and hung out to dry. (Poly/cotton works very well, and/or cotton, linen, silk.) Marbling on coloured fabrics also gives good results, as well as on white fabrics. Kerryn will have alum solution available on Saturday 15 th . A plastic bucket (for carrying marbled fabric to drying line), pegs and rubber gloves. Sunday 16 th October 9.30am to 12.30pm. Cost: Members $62.00, Non-members $70.00 Closed in shoes are essential footwear for all our workshops, as a health and safety condition. Enquiries and enrolments: Ph: 8971 0740 - from 8.00am to 12.30pm; FAX: 8971 1511Email: terrcraftkath@bigpond.com ; Website: www.tckatherine.org.au Casuarina Senior College: Textile Printing for Beginners with Lillian Smith. Easy ways to pattern fabric using inexpensive items that are fun to use and produce great results. These techniques are easy to use at home and dont need a lot of space or expensive materials. Will also consider teaching specific techniques if requested by students. Term 4, Tuesdays 6pm to 9pm commencing 18 th October to 8 th November (4 weeks). Cost: $180.00 Enquiries and enrolments: Ph: 8920 1200 - Adult Night Classes; Email: csc.nightclasses@ntschools.net ; Website: www.adultnightclasses.com.au Darwin Patchworkers & Quilters Inc: Miniature Quilt Techniques with Jenny Armour. The workshop will cover two techniques - in the morning Jenny will demonstrate foundation piecing, and in the afternoon she will demonstrate traditional machine piecing, for miniature blocks. This workshop has been organized in conjunction with the challenge issued by Annie Radomski (see page 1). Requirements list will be available at the October general meeting. Saturday 29 th October 9.30am to 4.00pm. Cost $10.00 Enquiries and requirements list: Ph Annie 0427 279 707 or email Annie at rradomsk@bigpond.net.au or Jenny at jennyarmour@octa4.net.au