Art of friendship: Gloria Goulding and Nola Mikkelsen talk about the piece of craft before them.
Art of friendship: Gloria Goulding and Nola Mikkelsen talk about the piece of craft before them.

Crafting a get together

LIFE without friendship is a little like jumpers without jazz, there is something vital missing, explained QCWA’s Condamine Valley branch’s Michelle Wilson.

The personable local, who oversees the division’s handcraft section, assumed the role of host yesterday as the Grafton Street branch opened their doors for the July festival.

Their mission was simple, to focus on friendship and showcase the diverse handcrafts session they offer each week in Warwick.

“We organised a friendship meeting to coincide with the Jumpers and Jazz Festival this year, because we felt what we do ties in well with the winter celebrations,” Mrs Wilson said.

She was referring to the association’s weekly Wednesday handcraft sessions where qualified instructors are on hand to teach those of any skill levels.

“We love our handcraft, but what is equally important to us is the friendship that comes with sharing interests and spending time together,” Mrs Wilson said.

“You don’t have to be a QCWA member to join us and we like to think people can walk in as strangers and leave a friend.”

She said they could also walk in with limited knowledge of an arts or craft and leave having learnt a new skill.

The Wednesday handcraft sessions are at the association’s Grafton Street meeting rooms from 9am until 11am and are opened to all.



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