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June 2018

A Note From Judy

If I can get this newsletter completed today it will still be June. I hadn’t expected to be writing this piece but as we haven’t yet been able to have our AGM ............. We will have the AGM at our meeting on Thursday night. There are still a considerable number of members who have not yet paid this year’s subs. If you are not a financial member you are not eligible to vote or participate in the AGM. If you are unsure whether you have paid, Chris is happy for you to ring and check with her.

I have just come back from Sydney and the quilt show there. The number of merchants selling all sorts of craft supplies and materials was incredible. I was very restrained though and my case was not too much heavier than when I went. What a variety of quilts were on display- big, small, heavily quilted, barely quilted modern, traditional. There were quite a number of very, very large quilts. I had expected the show to be very crowded but that was not the case. It was easy to walk around and check out the stands and quilts so it was a very pleasant visit.

How is your challenge quilt for Coast to Coast? Almost finished? See more details below.

This cold weather provides a perfect reason to be inside so keep warm and keep quilting.


What's Next


Please check if you are on the roster. If you are on supper duty you need to be there by 7.15pm to put out cups etc.  ready for supper and do the dishes after. Hall duty involves covering the tables with plastic and then making sure the room is tidy at the end of the evening. If you are unable to be there please organise for someone else to do your duty. If we all do our little bit life is much easier for everyone.


Susan Claire – the Gourmet Quilter is booked for Thursday. She will speak before the AGM.  

Glyn from Bernina will be our guest at our Tuesday meeting in August and will answer your questions on how to look after your sewing machine. Unfortunately he had to cancel in June due to work commitments.


Griet Lombard.7th July. Crazy patch style using doilies etc.  There are places. Please let Robyn Birch know if you want to do this class. Check out the website for examples.


 Subscriptions for the 2018/19 year are now overdue.
These can be paid at a meeting or directly into our bank account.  Don't forget to add your name so Chris knows who has paid.  $35 for the year.  Please check with Chris if you are unsure if you have paid.  Chris will soon be sending out reminder notices to those who have not paid.  This is another big job so please simplify the task for her by paying now before she has to send individual emails.  There are currently over 30 subscriptions owing.


Next retreat day is August 4th.

Coast to Coast

Have you bought your ticket for Coast to Coast?  Anne Marie will have tickets available at our meetings.  $15.

This exhibition will be held on 21 July in the Coast Church in Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu.

Keep working on those challenge quilts. You still have a few days. We have started collecting in challenge quilts and our guild’s will be collected at the next meeting.  A good number of raffle tickets for the quilt have been sold but these will again be available at our Thursday and Tuesday meetings this month.

The planning committee still needs your help with a donation to the basket raffles – either a fat quarter or a luxury item. Please bring on Thursday night.

There will be nine merchants on the day and plenty of opportunity to spend time shopping.

Ellen Giggenbach will be the speaker and she designs fabrics. In fact the challenge fabric is one of her creations. Ellen has a shop in Petone.



Our AGM will be following our speaker on Thursday 5 July. Come along and support your guild and have afternoon tea.  It is time for a convenor, secretary and treasurer to be elected. Both Chris and I have held these positions for 3 years and in our constitution this is the maximum time to hold these offices. Three committee members will also be needed. You should have received documents relating to the AGM in a separate email.

Remit to alter wording relating to Audit requirements at AGM, 16/6/18.

The Committee recommends that the wording of the Constitution be changed to reflect the changes that have been implemented by Charities Services.
15. b. vi.  Change the wording from “To appoint an Honorary Auditor” to  “To appoint an Auditor or Reviewer.”

22.  Currently reads;


An Honorary Auditor who shall not be a member of the Guild shall be appointed by the Annual General Meeting”.

Change this to;


An Auditor or Reviewer who shall not be a member of the Guild shall be appointed at the Annual General Meeting”.


  1. Under the new regulations implemented by Charities Services, Kapiti Coast Quilters fits into the Tier 4 category. There is no statutory requirement to review or audit. However, a review still gives a satisfactory level of assurance that the financial accounts have been managed to a good standard.
  2. It is becoming increasingly difficult and costly to find someone qualified to do an audit and as it is not a legal requirement, a review would provide more than sufficient assurance that the finances have been managed well.
  3. The recommendation is to take out the word “Honorary” because it means that this is unpaid work. In reality, we do pay the person who audits or reviews our accounts.

Rangitikei Quilters Exhibition

Rangitikei Quilters will be holding an exhibition on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th at Nga Tawa Event Centre in Marton.  Hours are 10am-400pm Saturday and 10am to 3.00pm on Sunday. We may be able to organise to carpool if there are people interested in going.  

Little Sprouts

From Wendy Hatley
Little sprouts are a wonderful group who give a big box of all the necessities to babies with a real need. There is a group based in Kapiti, so donations are all used locally. Babies (their Mummies really) are referred  through the social workers, Salvation Army, Birthright, Womens Refuge etc. The overall picture is of a family in desperate need for whom clothing and keeping a new baby warm is just overwhelming. The boxes contain woollen blankets, wraps, a quilt, cloth nappies, clothes for the first year, including knitted woollies, toys,  books and a treat for the Mum too. Sometimes they also need a cot and pushchair.
You can find out more about Little Sprouts form their website... google ‘Little Sprouts. ‘
I am a local collection point for donations , we need, knitting  wool ( must be wool ) , knitted clothing, baby clothes, books , wool blankets, good towels which can be made into hooded towels and burp cloths. I am also collecting in baby quilting fabric and cotton batting . I can piece smaller pieces together.
This dovetails nicely  with Kapiti Quilters  community quilts projects as we don’t make baby quilts. So this is for the neediest little people before they get to the ‘Cosy kiwi kids‘ stage.

I am at all the Kapiti Quilters meeting or you can drop to my place or ring me and I come and collect from you.
Wendy Hatley phone 0274679347.

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