Country Liaison’s Conundrum!
Being a creative in the Country can at times leave you feeling like a black sheep (pardon the pun).
Unfortunately our association’s country member numbers have been dwindling over time and this has me wondering why that may be.
Is what we offer not suitable for country quilters, or is there a lack of knowledge as to what the West Australian Quilters has to offer our Regional Members?
As a little refresher, some of the varied ways that WAQA supports our Country Members are below.
- Access to our vast library with postage costs covered for you
- Accredited Teachers with extensive skills in all facets of Quilting available to come and visit you and your Sewing Group for Tuition with the support of our Education coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
- Experienced Judges Available to travel to your local show and Exhibitions to provide professional Judging and Critique.
- Traveling exhibitions from various WAQA small groups and challenges available for you to display. email@example.com
- Opportunities for friendship Sewing Days – We love getting out and about and bringing members to see your local Quilting Shops and sewing groups. There have been some great friendships created and inspiring Show and Tell sessions.
- Help connecting you with other likeminded quilters in your area at your request.
- Access to the Quarterly magazine and online monthly newsletter to keep you up to date with WAQA activities.
- Social media platforms available to advertise your Local Quilting Events.
- Accommodation billeting for city based workshops, retreats, sewing Days, Nights and Craft shows
If you are a country Member wishing to know further details about the above mentioned activities please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Country Outreach Events
24th August Wheatbelt Wander & Friendship Stitching Day– A day of friendship and stitching where will take you to see a few more of the amazing Patchwork and craft shops in regional WA. We will visit Northam Craft Centre and Loose Stitches in Quairading.
4th – 6th October Cunderdin Quilting Retreat – a lovely weekend for rest, relaxation and working on personal stitching projects and absorbing that wonderful fresh country air. Contact information on image below.