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



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


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

November – Christmas Fun Day

Preparations for snacks and lunch underway


Lis Showing off her ‘Blue Peter’ style progress board.


Everyone working hard on their projects.

Of course some just came along for some fun – which is what it was all about.


A welcome break for lunch and a fun quiz.

……. and of course someone always has to do the dishes!


Show and Tell at the end of the day with several projects to be completed at home, we will have a show and tell of the Fun Day projects at Decembers meeting.

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A most enjoyable day – thank you to everyone for helping to make this day a success. IMG_2217