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New Course program announcement



Weekly News 

30th July 2020

Dear Guild Members,

I am delighted to let you know that, as approved at today’s Committee Meeting, we will be holding our next General Meeting on Wednesday 12th August at 7.00pm at BVAC. The topic will be “Book Shoes and how to make them” (postponed from the AGM in April and subject of the article in our Newsletter). We also expect to have Show and Tell for all those books you have worked on (finished or not) during the extended break. Please bring along all your recent work. Sales of materials will be available beforehand from 6.15 pm. We ask you all to be aware of the need for social distancing and not to come if you are at all unwell. And of course, if restrictions tighten again, we might have to postpone once more. Let’s hope not.

We do now have copies of the text of The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie which is our competition text for 2020/21. We have yet to set an entry date, probably February 2021. The cost is $20 per set (unbound of course) and we will be publishing the categories and criteria soon. We are selling copies at meetings, or you can have one posted to you for the additional postage cost.

Talking of books available for binding (sewn but not bound) this extraordinarily beautiful book (, Marsupials of Australia, volume 3, is available for sale from the link  website. The $120 price tag does not include postage. Thank you Bernard for bringing it to my attention. I hope one of our members can do it justice.

As Secretary, I am often contacted by members of the public seeking to have a book repaired or bound (usually repaired) and we no longer have anyone available to offer this as a service. Is there anyone out there who would be willing to put themselves forward to offer this service? Most of the books are from home libraries so cookbooks, childhood books and the inevitable Bibles and Prayer Books. Most people are looking for a simple repair. If you would like to run a small business doing this please let me know. At the moment I refer them to one of the dwindling number of professional binders but some of the repairs are too labour intensive for a professional to undertake for the price to be paid. Please email me if you would like to be on this list, wherever you live, as I get calls occasionally from all over Queensland.

We will keep you posted on meeting and courses. We are trying to firm up a couple of courses at the moment to offer you. We will need to limit numbers to 8 for the moment to achieve the necessary social distancing. Look out for announcements of dates and costs.

Until we see you on August 12th, or at an Open Day, happy bookbinding.

Sarah Davies

QBG Secretary


Sarah Davies

QBG Secretary

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