QCWA members bring awards back from state conference
WHAT was originally a tea towel, has won Julia Young top gong at the State QCWA conference held last week in Maryborough.
The creative Biggenden member turned the tea towel, featuring the organisation’s product of study, honey, into a hat.
Mrs Young said she was pleased how it turned out and pleased others thought so too.
She was also awarded a second prize for her entry in the knitted garment with sleeves.
“I was thrilled with the win especially when I thought it wasn’t perfect,” she said.
The perfect referred to her running out of wool with only an inch to knit on the sleeve.
Mrs Young said she had already knitted another jumper.
“It was a bit big under the arm so I unpicked it to give me enough yarn to complete the task,” she said.
Mt Perry’s Karen Betts was absolutely thrilled to follow up her win last year with a second with her Miss Lithuania creation.
“As I work full time, I only knit and crochet at night so it took me five to six weeks to make,” she said.
Mrs Betts used her own pattern made up of different pieces of several different patterns to create.
“The bling accessories and styling is all me while the accents are metallic threads,” she said.
Country Women’s Association members from across the North Burnett attended the conference and expo including Gayndah Branch president Jan Rawlins who described the conference as very well run.
“There was a good number of delegates and observers with around 225 voting on the various resolutions,” she said.
“There were some interesting guest speakers including Greig Bolderrow who proved entertaining and informative when members visited the Bond Store.”
Next year’s conference will be held in Cairns.