Christmas Fun Day

A Fun Day indeed some excellent projects made and enjoyable lunch.  Many thanks to those who prepared the projects and taught them on the day.  A big thank you to the Committee who prepared lunch – Chris and Carol  have kindly given their soup recipes for those who asked for them – see below the photos.

Soup recipes

Sweet Potato and Red Pepper Soup

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 500g sweet potato, peeled and chopped
  •  1 large onion, roughly chopped
  •  3 garlic cloves, crushed
  •  1 litre vegetable stock
  •  1 chilli, deseeded and roughly chopped
  •  Salt and freshly milled black pepper
  1. Heat olive oil and gently cook onion and garlic.
  2. Add potato, pepper, stock and chilli (if using), bring to the boil then simmer till the vegetables are all soft.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Season to taste and serve. (I didn’t add any extra seasoning.)

Parsnip and Apple Soup

  •  1 tbsp olive oil
  •  1 medium onion, roughly chopped
  •  2 medium parsnips, peeled and chopped into small pieces
  •  2 dessert apples, peeled, cored and chopped into small pieces
  •  2 pinches dried thyme
  •  650 ml chicken or veg stock
  1. Heat olive oil and gently cook onion
  2. Add parsnips and apples and cook for a further 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add stock and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer until parsnips are soft.
  4. Blend until smooth.
  5. Check seasoning and serve.

Carol’s Chunky Vegetable Soup

 You can use any root vegetable and quantity for this soup.

  • Vegetables chopped into cubes
  1. Carrots
  2. Parsnip
  3. Sweet Potato
  4. Swede
  5. Onion
  6. Potato
  • Tin of chopped tomatoes (2 if making a large quantity)
  • Vegetable stock cube in 500ml
  • Tablespoon Olive oil
  • Teaspoon powder Mustard
  • Teaspoon Aromat
  • Salt & Pepper and tomato paste to taste if needed
  • *chilli if you like it spicy

Heat the olive oil and gently coat the onion and soften add

mustard powder and Aromat (Chilli if required)

Add the vegetables, stock and tinned tomatoes. 

Bring to the boil then turn down to simmer stirring frequently for 2 hours.

May 2019 meeting

A chilly Bank Holiday Monday but an excellent turnout of members this evening.

Our speaker this evening was Fiona Bell who gave a very interesting and inspiring talk on design and colour matching. Fiona shared her knowledge with us and gave an excellent slide show.

Our show and Tell this evening was brief as Jenny was our only member who brought us something- and how beautiful it is. Many thanks Jenny

 

 

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March Meeting 2019

A great turn out on this very wet and windy evening, Thank you to all who made the effort to attend.

We started with a show and tell and we viewed some beautiful work from not only our established members but also many items from our new members, thank you.

 

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   Chris showed us her creative qualities learnt on her recent holiday in Barbados

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A Beautiful quilt prompted by the Kaffe Fassett exhibition at Mottisfont last  year

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Followed by an industrious evening making project boards

 

February Meeting 2019

Catherine Lawes was our speaker this evening. Catherine is a Textile Artist from New Zealand. Catherine showed us many pieces of her work which have been inspired by her time spent in New Zealand. Catherine also modeled for us some interesting coats that she has made.

January Meeting 2019

This evening we started by presenting cheques to our chosen charities with proceeds from last year’s quilt show.

Vic from Angel Radio
There will be a short interview broadcast on Wednesday 9 January at 9.00am
with Pauline and Averil two of our founder members.
Carol from The New Blendworth Centre
Golly from Singing for Fun the Alzheimer’s charity singing group
Michael from Emsworth Community Centre

We then had a very informative talk from Steve Moore from Stitchagain. Steve went through the common problems he encounters from sewists when repairing sewing machines and gave us some hints and tips on how to avoid some of these problems occurring.

Steve from Stitchagain

December Meeting 2018

It was so nice to see a full house this evening I do not think there were many members who did not attend, thank you for your support ladies.

We started with the AGM and then moved on to a varied display of ‘show and tell’ from our members.  We saw work from our Christmas Fun Day and from various workshops which have been held during the past year and a few personal items of work, all beautifully put together.

Below are items made at our Christmas Fun Day.

Below is a slide show or various items made at our workshops and independently by members.

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We followed up the Show and Tell with a very interesting talk from the ‘Stop Domestic Abuse’  charity who came to collect a cheque for £1000 raised from the funds of our Raffle Quilt made this year.

November Meeting

This month’s talk was given by Terry Donaldson and Hazel Ryder

IMG_4971“Just west of the moon”. Inspiration from a holiday in Crete

IMG_4972While out biking often Hazel is often followed by red kites

IMG_4973“The space between the moments”.

IMG_4984Close up of the stitching from the above piece.

IMG_4975“Tin Mines” A  challenge from the Contemporary Quilt Group by Terry

IMG_4976“Afternoon tea” by Hazel inspired by an old damask tablecloth

IMG_4978“Made in Britain” making marmalade

IMG_4981“Making marmalade version 2

IMG_4980Close up of Terry’s work