As part of the agreement between the council for the use of
ASSISTING AT LOCAL EXHIBITIONS AND
Sponsoring and assisting with the organisation of the art, craft and photography sections at the
Samford Show provides local
artists a venue to exhibit their
work in a public space for
little expense, while providing
exposure and experience in exhibition work.
The Hut was part of the successful ART TRAILS and OPEN STUDIOS 2015, as a member of Creative Samford. This event brought many new visitors and tourists to our area and showcased the Slab Hut Gallery and its members.
PARTICIPATING AT LOCAL FUNCTIONS
The Association's members enjoy
Christmas in the Park and other functions
held by local groups in John Scott Park and
often raffle works of art to raise funds for
They regularly assist with functions at the
school community as well and some organize craft for school fetes.
ASSISTING WITH LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Members have volunteered for local
government committees e.g. Arts
Advisory Committee, Art Gallery
Volunteers Group, Regional Arts
Development Fund (RADF)
We keep in close contact with our local member for Moreton Bay Region.
ASSISTING WITH ACTIVITIES
Assisting with enrichment activities at the
local Pine Rivers Gallery is another activity where members enjoy participation.
. The members of the association assisted with painting the flags for the 'Celebrate Samford' project in September, 2014..
QUIRKY QUILTERS FROM THE SLAB HUT
Some of the fibre arts folk have joined
together and formed the Quirky Quilters group which regularly sees them donating hours of their time sewing, knitting and crocheting for charity.
To date they have made and
distributed many articles to the Mater
Children's Hospital, various Cancer Councils, Love and Care, Animal Welfare groups, Careflight, Dept. Family Services, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Wildcare, Smith Family, Abused Women groups and individuals suffering from failing health issues.
Their skills have been used to make some amazing patchwork quilts which are often raffled by the receiving group to assist with fund raising.
As of August 2015, 312 quilts have been given to charities.
We proudly supported Hummingbird House, the first children's hospice in Queensland in it's beginnings.
The Quirky Quilters were also nominated for Pride of Australia, 2015.
The little band of helpers is assisted
financially by the Association but the
hours of donated time and their skills are given freely by the members.
Trauma teddies, cot blankets, crochet rugs, knitted toys, chemo covers, premature baby pillows, patchwork quilts, muslin wraps and booties see their way to various destinations to assist in bringing joy and relief where possible. One Association member was recently recognised by the Pillowcases for Oncology Kids group for the donations she has made to that group.