February Meeting

Kumihimo Braids from our Xmas Mystery Class

Kumihimo Braids from our Xmas Mystery Class

There was much chat and exchange of Show andTell as we met up again after the break.

Guest speaker Collin Peebles from the Geelong Food Bank opened our eyes to the desperate need for this service in Geelong. We brought basic pantry items along to donate and will try to do this at our meetings in future. It was sobering to realise that tea and coffee are considered to be luxuries!

Our visitor from the USA Velma Bolyard will be teaching us Paper Manipulations and we are looking forward to spinning thread from japanese paper, amongst other things. One place remains in this class if you are quick. See the classes section for details

Our next meeting is on Monday 21st March which is the 3rd Monday due to the public holiday.

Christmas is coming!

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Hilde’s Xmas Tree

We like to spread out the joy at this time of year. We celebrated the start of the Christmas season at our November meeting which was held at All Saints Church Hall. We shared a tasty finger food buffet and lots of chat. Winners from our Exhibition, Dianne Clarke (People’s Choice Award) and Pam Fletcher (My Geelong Challenge winner) were presented with their awards.

Our December meeting is to be held on Monday 14th December where our Melbourne President will conduct our election for committee for next year at our Annual General Meeting.

Please come and join us – we have some new members nominated for committee and would like a good turn out of members to welcome them. The meeting starts at 11am back at our usual place –  St Davids Church Hall, Aphrasia Street Newtown.

Don’t forget our Mystery Christmas Workshop at 10am on 3rd December. Bring a plate to share for lunch but contact us so we can organise supplies for you to work with.

Classes for next year are available for signing up – including our Intermediate Certificate Canvaswork Investigations

Johnston Collection – A treat to start the year

” ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”

Stitched by Alice Harrington

Stitched by Alice Harrington

This year the wonderful Christmas at The Johnston Collection decorations were created by members of the Artisans of Geelong Group. EGV Geelong belongs to this group and many of the creations this year were embroidered by our members.

The Exhibition includes some breathtakingly special works and is well worth a trip. You need to make a booking and you have until 24th February to see the items displayed in the rooms that Mr Johnston filled with his delightful collection of antiques and curiosities