Jan Gamble has completed the shorter piece for the Yarn Bombing in Cosby at the Community Church. From left to right
Wednesday 24 February 2021
Minutes of Cosby
Quilters AGM on Wednesday 17th February 2021
everyone to this our first AGM by zoom. As requested by the Quilters Guild who we are
insured with, she proceeded to go
through the relevant health and safety
Apologies were received from Sue Kerridge, Janice Cook, Jean Waterfield and Shirley
Jan read the
minutes of the AGM of the 5th February 2020 that had been put on the blog.
There being no matters arising she proposed that the minutes should be accepted
as read and this was proposed by Vicky Cooper and seconded by Sue Wilson.
Gina referred to
the fact that the accounts had been put on the blog and asked if anyone had any
questions. There being none she explained
that the group was in a strong financial position with a balance
of £3,591.00 at the end of 31.12. 20
with our spend for the year being only £646 and this included payment for the
hall which had been carried forward to
21/22 year as has the insurance.
Income for the year was £1,770 mostly from members subscriptions and a donation of £500 from
our late President Joan Smith. The subscriptions will also be carried
forward to the 21/22 year
A further contribution of £250 in
memory of Joan Smith has been sent to “Rainbows”.
. As there were no matters arising, Jacquie Durber proposed that the
accounts be accepted and this was seconded
by Brenda Garner.
It was decided that as we have a full committee it was not necessary to
ask for nominations this year. Gina thanked all the committee for their support
during the last year, in particular Sue Skelton for her work on the blog, Jan
and Sue for their involvement in coordinating the yarn bomb, Jo for the work
she had undertaken with regard to the banner and Pat for all her
work in booking, cancellation and rebooking of all speakers during this uncertain year. Viv also thanked Gina for all her enthusiasm
and her support in keeping things going throughout the past year.
Gina remarked that this our 32nd
year of Cosby Quilters, had promised great things with superb speakers and
workshops but that Covid had put paid to
that. However with the vaccinations came the hope that we may be able to resume
in the Autumn with our first speaker booked for September.
Plans to date are
Yarn Bomb participation with our project being “Harry Potter.”
The Flower Banner being coordinated by Jo
The Blog. There have been various “show and tells “on the blog which
Gina hopes will continue.
Joan Smith Bursary.
Joan was a founder member of Cosby Quilters and it was decided to use
her £500 donation to enable members to expand their craft skills. To this end members who wished to
participate would be included in a prize
draw with the chance for two members each year to win a bursary of £50 which they would put towards
a training course of their choice with
the proviso that they would come and tell the group about their experience .
Gina closed the meeting at 7.40pm thanking everyone for their continued
support during what has been a most difficult year.
Saturday 20 February 2021
Tuesday 9 February 2021
Gina has just finished a birthday card for her niece who will be 6 next week. Made with bondawebbed fabric pieces and machine top stitch detail. It was rather fiddly with so many small pieces, but she is quite pleased with the result & hopes her niece is too!