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Newsletter March 2015

Dear ALL

Dates to diarize:

SUBS ARE DUE R150 to be paid into above account

  • 4 May Closing date for submission of artworks for the National Quilt Festival.
  • 12 June closing date for Fibreworks works for the National Quilt Festival.
  • 3 - 6 July 2015 National Quilt Festival at Kearsney College in Durban.

Our first meeting for the year meeting will be held on Friday 27 March at Odette's home in Westville 9am for 9.30.

2. Durban National Quilt Festival 2015
Fibreworks will be a guest exhibit at the Durban National Quilt Festival in 2015 at Kearsney College. The theme for the National Show is 'Creative Energy'. Perhaps keep this in mind if you are considering submitting additional work to the third leg of Fibreworks VIII! Helga has all the work at her house from last year's International Quilt Symposium Johannesburg. If you are making new works, send them to her by 12 June.
The web site address is:- We are resending this email below regarding the Fibreworks participation in the National Quilt Show in July in Durban at Kearnsey College. Remember it is a Fibreworks "Special Invitation" exhibition, and consequently will not be judged. 15 March is the deadline for Entries please see below.

2) We have sent out the Fibreworks VIII spreadsheet as we have it on record, and the works that we have here, at Helga's house, for the 3rd leg of the show. The organizers want you however, to capture your details on their website - see message below from Mandy Kirk with the instructions on how to do it. You are welcome to make new works. There is no charge if you paid for Fibreworks VIII last year. New members/new Fibreworks VIII participants must pay R120 entry fee into the Fibreworks account. Mark your name clearly.

You also need to send Helga the details so she can update the spread sheet for the July show as we also need to know what we are hanging.

Here is the message from Mandy Kirk:

Greetings Fibreworks members

Best wishes for a wonderful 2015!

Below is important information regarding the work you wish to enter for the Fibreworks Special Invitation Exhibitor for the 2015 Creative Energy Quilt Festival in Durban.
Each Fibreworks member must capture the details of each of their own entries onto the Festival database. This is a simple procedure done electronically via the internet - see the link below.
Each quilt will be given a unique reference number, which will assist with hanging, security and control as well as enable the quilt processing to run smoothly. (just click on this link to get to the quilt capture).
Please use Category XFW (Exhibition Fibreworks) for all the quilts.

Please capture all information before 15 March 2015.

Many thanks in anticipation!

If you have any queries, please contact me.
Yours in quilting
Mandy Kirk
Secretary: 2015 Quilt Festival

3) Our second 2015 Fibreworks meeting will be on Saturday night, the 4th July at Kearney College, during the festival. Please book your supper on line at Bookwhen We will start the meeting at 5.30, then go into supper at 6.30, and continue afterwards.
  • Elaine Barnard:
Elaine's Mandela art work was displayed in Belgium. This is the link:
Flickr at Scroll down fourth to the right of all the photo's
  • Roy Starke
    Roy is exhibiting at the Voortrekker Monument Gallery. The opening is 4 April, 10am for 10.30.
The display is open Mondays - Fridays from 08H00 - 15H45

Kindly take note that a R10 fee applies per vehicle to visit the exhibition.
The normal R60 per adult applies for those who wish to visit the Monument and other exhibitions.

A restaurant next to the Gallery is available from 09H00 - 15H30 (week days)
The AvoDeli on the right hand side of the steps leading up to the Monument is open from 09H00 - 15H30 seven days a week.
Christo Rabie
Manager: Educational Services / Bestuurder: Opvoedkundige DiensteVoortrekkermonument en NatuurreservaatOffice / Kantoor: (012) 32 66770

  • Diversity: A Fibre Art exhibition in Port Elizabeth:
Attached an invitation to the Diversity Fibre Art exhibition in Port Elizabeth! We believe it is the first fibre art exhibition in Port Elizabeth. Members of Fibreworks who will have work on exhibition are Sally Scott, Kathryn Harmer Fox, Mariss Stevens, Cathy Knox and myself. Other artists are Charmaine de Freitas, Joan Barnes, Margaret Landman, Brenda Dickeos, Elaine Swan and Nadine van Westenbrugge. The artists are all from the Eastern Cape Province and we are all quite excited! We will post photographs as soon as all the work is in.

Marilyn Pretorius

  • Hot off the Press:
Elbe Coetsee's new book Craft Art in South Africa - Creative Intersections, was launched in Cape Town in February. It's a gorgeous, beautifully photographed book with interesting text. See links below. There's a couple of pages of Odette's work in the book. Odette has ordered 10 copies as she could get them at a reduced rate so if anyone is interested to buy one please let her know.

Stay safe and hope to see as many of you as possible at the Quilt Festival.


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