Saturday, February 26, 2011

Save the Date - Outback Arts 2011


Apologies for the hiatus on the Poppy Blog. However we have a big year planned with another Outback Arts and many other workshops throughout the year. 

Save the date for the weekend of the 8th, 9th and 10th of July 2011 as this will be the weekend of the 2011 Outback Arts.

More info soon


Monday, December 14, 2009

Quilt Block Robin - The Unveiling

Over the past months eight talented, creative women have been passing around fabrics, notebooks and madly sewing quilt blocks in a "quilt block robin".
The concept is that each participant chooses a background fabric and writes in their notebook what they do and don't want in their blocks. Then the package is passed one to the other and gets back to the owner at the end.

On December 6th they invited the community to see what they had been doing and look at everyone's completed blocks. I was lucky enough to get to attend. The eight women are pictured here in front of the blocks that were completed for Janelle. Her background colour was green and she wanted red to be the other colour used in her blocks.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

New Committee - post AGM 2009

Did you ever get the feeling that you were being groomed for something? Well I think that committee had me pegged as soon as I walked in the door and opened my big mouth!! All joking aside I am honoured to be the new president of the Flinders Poppy. All the members that I have met so far have made me so welcome and I love being amongst like minded creative people.

So after our AGM on 17th October we have a new committee.

President - Marguerite Leahy (I was Marg Bolam - just so you don't think there are two of us!)
Vice Presidents - Kerry Davidson and Marg Clemments
Secretary - Karen Back
Treasurer - Sue Nott
Publicity Officer - Sherilee Honnery

Thankyou to the hard work and dedication performed by the outgoing committee members - Kerry Davidson as president and Lindy Hiller as treasurer.

At our general meeting following the AGM I asked that everyone "think big" regarding workshops or projects that they would like to see The Poppy undertake. So if you have any grand ideas please send me an email or come to the next general meeting on the 21st of November at 10am.

I hope to see you there.

Outback Scrap 2009

Well the Outback Scrap weekend went off with a bang. Starting Friday night with a speed scrap challenge (by the end many of the participants were slightly crazier than at the start).

Saturday began with a childrens workshop which was very well attended and the kids got to get their teeth into some scrapbooking.

Saturday and Sunday continued with workshops, lucky spot giveaways and lots of great food!!

Thankyou to our workshop tutors and also to the hardworking members of the Flinders Poppy Craft group who volunteered hours of their time to make the weekend happen.

A big thankyou to the "Regional Arts Development Fund" (RADF) which makes events such as the Outback Scrap much easier to hold in outback towns such as Hughenden.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Only one week to OUTBACK SCRAP!!

Well there is only one week to go until Outback Scrap 2009. If you haven't had the opportunity to get a program booklet please email me -
Due to formatting issues I cannot link it onto the blog. Numerous night shifts and this document has driven me close to the edge!! Count to 10 Marg, count to 10!
I can't wait to meet lots of you on the weekend.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Outback Scrap..........Have you registered?

Well the Outback Scrap weekend is quickly approaching. We have booklets out everywhere and due to some technical issues we are unable to put the booklet on here. But if you can't locate a booklet please send me an email and we will get one to you

Monday, July 20, 2009

Only 7 weeks until Outback Scrap

We had great attendance at the monthly general meeting on Saturday and I got to meet members that I hadn't met yet so that was fantastic.
Only 7 weeks until Outback Scrap and we were busy organising all the details. Advertising will be starting soon and the details of how to register for the weekend should be on this blog within the next few days.

We have had a great response from members regarding the quilt along and we expect to start it once the Outback Scrap weekend has passed.

Yearly memberships are now due so expect to receive a letter to renew your membership soon. If you don't receive a letter please contact us.