Monday, 29 May 2017

Saturday Allcomers Day

What a lovely hall the committee has found for our future Allcomers Days.  The Vintage Car Club was cozy and warm, with lovely carpet underfoot, and good kitchen facilities for making our cuppas.  Some hardy souls braved the rather wet conditions for a day of sewing and companionship.  There was plenty of room, and we could have accommodated many more club members.

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Several had attended the recent Anna Williams workshop and were busy working on attaching their bias Celtic swirls and circles.  Lynne demonstrated how to make bias tape pulling the fabric underneath a pin and pressing the strip with a tiny iron.

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Others were working on their own projects.  Such as Madalyn’s Daily Dot quilt, designed by Susan Clair.  At one dot for each day of the year, this is a huge undertaking.

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Susan was still working on the Bookcase quilt she is making for her daughter, and had some blocks to show, including one with a hand stitched spider web!

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I could only manage half a day stitching time – with visitors due the next day I needed to get back home and prepare food for them.    But I was pleased with my morning’s work, and it’s always so nice to stitch with others.  Do consider coming along to join in next month, there is plenty of room for everyone.

Jenny Benton

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Hanging at Winchester House

There is a lovely whimsical quilt hanging at Winchester House this month.  And it’s non other than “Spring has Sprung”, by Avon Haigh, a favourite at  the Quiltfest Challenge last year.  There is lots to look at – cute mice running rings around the  fat lazy cat as he is sitting in his comfy chair by the fire.

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While I was at a meeting at Winchester House, it was great to see several of the ladies stand and study all the interesting details in this quilt.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

AGM Night

As well as being the AGM, our club is also celebrating it’s 30th birthday.  Certainly quite an achievement and members Yvonne and Diane were invited by our President Lynne to present a potted history of the club and it’s beginnings. 

A group of interested ladies met in 1986, and a year later in 1987 the club was formed and a committee established to run things.  Pam Retter was the very first President, and sadly passed away some months ago.

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Lynne with Yvonne and Diane

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The club banner was made  by Mary Creed, now sadly passed away.

An award for Life membership was made to the unsuspecting Diane Young.  As Lynn mentioned, Diane had been involved with the club for many years, has served in various roles, and helped out immensely with drafting and writing the new club constitution.  Both Yvonne and Diane then had the honour of cutting the 30th Birthday Cake.

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Cutting the 30th Birthday Cake

Lynn read her President’s Report, Ute presented the accounts, the Election of Officers took place, and the AGM was declared over.

Club members had been invited to bring along their first quilts, if they still had them, and their latest quilt, for Show and Tell.  What a wonderful selection there was.    I particularly liked new member Leeann’s version of William Morris.

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Leeann’s quilt

And the cute little foxes on Kaye’s quilt

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Kaye’s fox quilt

The meeting ended with supper, and drawing the raffle prizes.