We encourage members to get involved in all aspects of the Group. We have two general meeting a month. These are on the 1st and 2nd of every month. For more information, please refer to the Events page for more details. This is a good forum to have your say in the group.
We hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM) on the 1st Saturday in September for all members. We vote on a range of issues and make decisions for the group for the coming years, including election of board members. Look out for announcements here on our webpage or QSWFA Facebook page.
It is important to have as many members involved to ensure that we meet our obligations as a not-for-profit organisation. Fore more information about voting at the AGM, please refer to our Resources page for more information.
All members are welcome to nominate for board membership, no minimum membership term is required. For more information on duties and activities, please contact the president firstname.lastname@example.org.
The group was founded by Cecile Falvey OAM. She was a lecturer of Applied Textile Studies at Kelvin Grove College of Advanced Education (now Queensland University of Technology), between the 1960s to 1996.
She has been an active member of many arts groups including the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation, Irish Guild of Weavers, Handweavers Guild of America, and former committee member of the Queensland Craft Council.
“Queenslander’s design showcased in New York”
In 2007 she was awarded the Order of Australia for her “service to the promotion and development of the textile sector through a range of professional associations and as an educator, particularly in the field of weaving.”
In 2009, Cecily had her award winning design “After the Bushfire,” a handspun wool scarf, showcased in New York at a prestigious event at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.