Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Sharing Our Legacy

QSGA Conference – October, 2008

The Southern Queensland Quilt Study Group is inviting us to Brisbane for the 2008 Conference. They have already had a lot of interest from local quilters and are looking forward to having a strong contingent from the south and west. The annual Queensland Quilters' Quilt Show starts the Wednesday following our Conference – so it would make a really nice week away in sunny Queensland – just packed full of all things associated with our chosen artistic outlet!!!

We have whetted your appetite – you want to know all the details – here goes – put these dates in your diaries.

Venue – WATERMARK HOTEL, Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill, Brisbane

Friday, 17th October – Drinks & Dinner (at your own expense) at the Watermark Hotel
Pre-registration available

Saturday, 18th October – Conference Room, Watermark Hotel – Speakers include:

Lorraine Cazalar of the Qld. Women’s Historical Society,
Gail Chalker on the Rosewood Redwork Quilt that is being reproduced by the South Queensland QSG members
Dr. Annette Gero – Gold Rush Quilts
Karen Barrett – Quilting Legacy of Ruth Stoneley & Denise Lawson (Brisbane Quilters)
Margaret Rolfe – Rajah Quilt & their descendants
Michael Marendy – Conservation of Quilts
Margie Creek – A Family’s Legacy of Quilts
Pam Holland – Topic to be announced

There will be a dinner in the evening at the Watermark (this cost is NOT included in the Conference cost), we will have a guest speaker and a Silent Auction that will benefit the Qld Women’s Historical Society.

Sunday, 19th – We plan to have the choice of three very interesting venues for you to visit.

Now that takes care of the Conference – you will have Monday and Tuesday to fill before the opening day of the Craft Show at the Convention Centre. This Craft Show includes the Queensland Quilters' Quilt Show. We are working on a couple of interesting outings that will take you to different parts of south-east Queensland. As these details are confirmed, you’ll be advised via the Newsletter, and Blog.

Accommodation will be available at the Watermark Hotel – they have set a conference price that is reasonable. Any accommodation bookings are to be done directly with the Watermark Hotel.

The Watermark Hotel is centrally located in Brisbane – just opposite the Roma Street Parklands, a short taxi ride to the Convention Centre for the Quilt Show – we are sure you will enjoy your stay there.

Bookings open in July, 2008 for members and then to non-members in August 2008. A registration form will be available in the next newsletter and we look forward to receiving lots of forms. As we said at the beginning, there is already a great deal of interest in the Conference by Queensland quilters. Start planning your week away in Brisbane, October, 2008.

If there are any queries, you can contact Sue Morrison (Convenor of the Conference) on mailto:ggodhabits@optusnet.com.au

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