Glenis made a beautiful display for our Christmas raffle.
After the business of the day it was time to say a huge thank you to four of our longstanding committee members Lyn, Glenis, Lis and Pauline who are standing down from their committee roles this year. We gave them each a keepsake that we hope will remind them of the time the have spent helping to make Bourne Quilters the successful group we have today.
We then had Show and Tell starting with items made at this years Christmas Fun Day
Other beautiful items made by our members then followed
An enjoyable evening was concluded with traditional nibbles and mulled wine
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.
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
Heat olive oil and gently cook onion and garlic.
Add potato, pepper, stock and chilli (if using), bring to the boil then simmer till the vegetables are all soft.
Blend until smooth.
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
Heat olive oil and gently cook onion
Add parsnips and apples and cook for a further 3-4 minutes.
Add stock and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer until parsnips are soft.
Blend until smooth.
Check seasoning and serve.
Carol’s Chunky Vegetable Soup
You can use any root vegetable and quantity for this soup.
Vegetables chopped into cubes
Tin of chopped tomatoes (2 if making a large quantity)
Vegetable stock cube in 500ml
Tablespoon Olive oil
Teaspoon powder Mustard
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.
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.
This evening we started by presenting cheques to our chosen charities with proceeds from last year’s quilt show.
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.
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.
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.