Membership to Bungendore Quilters Inc is on a yearly basis and based on the financial year - 1 July to 30 June. Our AGM is held in July and members have to be financial to hold Executive Committee positions and vote. We currently have forty-two members, many of whom are not able to make the General Meetings but do come to either the Tuesday or Saturday Sew and Chats. Whatever meeting you can make, we are always delighted to see you.
We are always looking for new members! Visitors are more than welcome to come to our meetings which are short and enjoyable and much more fun than meetings you are used to! If you are a local, hopefully you will consider joining our group but if you live further afield, you are also more than welcome. We have members from Queanbeyan, Sutton, Gunning, Canberra, Batemans Bay, Tura Beach and Brisbane! All members are issued with name badges to be worn at meetings, mini-meets and other events where they are representing Bungendore Quilters. These badges remain the property of BQI and we would be grateful for their return if they are no longer required. If you would like to join Bungendore Quilters, please fill in our Membership Form and return it via post or email it to our Secretary or better still, come along to our next meeting and meet some of our members. For further information on membership, please read our By-Laws.
Bungendore Quilters Inc is a member of the South Coast and Country Quilters Guild who produce a newsletter every two months. The most recent newsletters are published here for your interest and information.
October 2019 (hosted by BQI - Elke, Trudi and Val attended)
Rest of 2020 - no meetings due to Covid-19
February 2021 - no meeting due to Covid-19
October 2021 - if this meeting goes ahead, it will be hosted by Bungendore Quilters
All members are welcome to any or all of our gatherings - General Meetings, Sew and Chat Meetings, Tuesdays Day Sew and Chat and Saturday Sewing Days. General Meetings include the usual reports and general business plus we have show and tell, small raffle and badge draw plus a monthly talk by a member — a wonderful way to get to know our members who enjoy their speciality craft. If there is a change of date or time, members will be notified and visitors, who are always welcome, are able to check on this page prior to the meeting. Five meetings a year are Sew and Chats which involve either doing your own thing, assisting with the raffle quilt or having a member teach the group a small project. Attendees and apologies will are noted. Tuesday and Saturday gatherings are informal but attendees are noted.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT GENERAL MEETINGS AND AGM
Held: Bungendore School of Arts
57 Gibraltar Street, Bungendore
(between Bungendore Post Office and Bungendore Public School)
When: 4th Wednesday of the month except for November which is held the week before the Annual Exhibition
From: 7:00pm for 7:30pm start
Tea and coffee available.
2021 Dates (including Exhibition Dates)
28 July (AGM)
17 November (Christmas party)
There is no December meeting.
15th Annual Quilt Exhibition 2021
Friday 26 November (Opening night)
Saturday 27 November (Exhibition)
Sunday 28 November (Exhibition)
SEW AND CHATs
For a full list of Sew and Chats, please click here.
EXECUTIVE AND EXHIBITION COMMITTEES
Our AGM is held at the July meeting and members have to be financial to hold Executive Committee positions and vote.
2020/21 Executive Committee
President - Helen Wilson
Vice President - Kerry Cassidy
Treasurer - Shennah Joiner
Secretary - Trudi Tritschler
Librarian - Ola Robertson
Public Officer - Trudi Tritschler
Website Co-ordinater - Jane Bloomfield
Assets Officer - Jane Bloomfield
Committee - Lindy Buckpitt, Val Jordan and Anne Lok
Dance of the Dragonflies by Helen Wilson
2021 Exhibition Sub-Committee
North to Alaska by Margaret Ferrett
We would like to acknowledge and thank our founding committee:
President - Sheryl-Ann Schaefer
Vice President - Maureen Elgood
Treasurer - Val Jordan
Secretary - Jane Bloomfield
Minutes Secretary - Maureen Elgood
Public Officer - Roy Schaefer
Committee - Robyne d'Argeavel and Renee d'Argeavel
Bungendore Quilters would not have its solid community spirit and forged friendships today without the dedicated contributions of the Founding Committee and members.