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

September Meeting

This month we welcomed Greta Fitchett who showed us her colourful reflection quilts.

She explained to us how she constructs her quilts and where the ideas arise.

This beautiful quilt of the Cathedral was on display at The Festival of Quilts this year.


Greta’s husband is a keen artist and drew this delightful sketch of our members


Quilt Show 2018

They say ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’ and these pictures show the talent and enthusiasm we have in our group.  Thank you to everyone who contributed to make our show a success.

The Sales Table true to form was as popular as ever and we wish to thank everyone who made items for their efforts there was some exquisite work.

The main Assembly room held our large quilts and made very popular viewing

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Some of our smaller quilts were displayed around the walls of the Assembly room

Also in the Assembly Room was our Vegetable Stall offering a variety or hand made vegetables by our enthusiastic members.

IMG_1153 We had a wonderful variety of work in the tea and cake area along with our UFO table which was popular and our Christmas corner.

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Other items on display was our 20th Anniversary Challenge, My Home in A3, a selection of items made at various workshops and the Challenge Six groups beautiful items.





The winner of Betty’s Quilt that was made by Margaret was won by Pauline, many of our members were very envious as it is such a beautiful quilt.

Margaret drawing the winning ticket

Pauline and Lis

July Meeting

This is evening we were preparing for the forthcoming Quilt show and were arranging items for the sales table and planning details for the weekend helpers.

We also had a ‘show and tell’ of the sashes that have been made by various members to identify ourselves to visitors during the show.