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Chairman Tom Anderson
The next public meeting of the
Weston Creek Community Council
will be held on Wednesday, August
27, at 7.30pm at the Weston Club in
Liardet Street, Weston.
We are very pleased that the
Leader of the Opposition in the ACT
Legislative Assembly, Jeremy Han-
son, has agreed to address the
The meeting will also be the
Annual General Meeting of the
Community Council. Council can
only be strong when the community
supports us and I would encourage
you all to think about a role on our
Last month s meeting covered the
Draft Master Plan for the Weston
Group Centre and many views were
put. Council has since lodged a
submission which supports the pro-
posals for Brierley Street and Trener-
ry Place but also implores the
shortening of the timeframe down to
five years for many matters and for
some of these to be firm proposals.
Council also strongly stressed the
need now for a new community
Roadworks continue along
Streeton Drive and we are hopeful
that they will be completed soon.
I am pleased to be back in
Chapman after overseas travel and
would like to publicly thank Pat
McGinn for her stewardship of
Council during my absence.
Crafty couple have creativity covered
Trevor and Beth Reid with part of their quilt series Griffin Legacy.
Photo: Jeffrey Chan
Shared interests provide the basis for
many long-lasting relationships and
that is doubly true for Canberra
quilting couple Trevor and Beth Reid.
Married 32 years ago, the two have
been quilting together for more than
Mrs Reid said it started out as a
hobby and developed into an
important part of their life.
"It is very tactile, the designing and
the fact that you can make a useful
item, she said.
"We ve never bought a quilt.
The couple went from the more
traditional patchwork quilts to creating
artistic quilts that now adorn public
spaces across Canberra.
"We have quilts at the Jamison
Library, we have a quilt at the Woden
Library and we have quilts in
collections overseas, Mrs Reid said.
They also had one of their quilts
purchased by the ACT government,
which now hangs in the Legislative
The couple were hooked on quilting
after attending their first Canberra
Quilters meeting three decades ago.
Having recently retired from their
day jobs, Beth as a public servant and
Trevor as a guide at Canberra
Museum, the pair are now professional
art quilters focused entirely on
creating striking quilts and teaching
quilting techniques locally and
The couple s work will feature at
the Canberra Craft & Quilt Fair at
Exhibition Park this week. This is one
of the major exhibitions for Canberra
quilters each year.
"We have part of our Griffin Legacy
quilts that we did for the centenary --
there are 20 quilts -- and we have five
of that series entered into the
exhibition, Mrs Reid said.
She said the series was based on
Walter Burley Griffin s plan of
The couple have created 200 art
quilts together over the years. Mr Reid
holds a degree in textiles while they
both enjoy knitting, spinning, pottery
Canberra Craft & Quilt Fair at
Exhibition Park, Canberra, from
August 21 to 24, 2014.
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