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Janome are celebrating 100 years this year! 

There are some useful free patterns on their website that you may like to make, possibly for the sales table at our September Exhibition.

*Scissors Case*

*Halloween Trick or Treat Bag*

*Urban Folder Cover*

*Patchwork Phone Pouch*

Follow this link to the website and look

under "Projects"

Here are some ideas for online workshops that you might like to explore during this Winter lockdown:

Dilys Fronks is a quilter and author who has been blogging since 2010.  She posts every week writing about the sewing she has done and her life in general.  She is very generous in sharing her techniques with lots of explanatory pictures.

Follow this link to read her blog.

Angela Daymond - a textile artist and teacher who provides on-line workshops.

Follow this link to visit her website for a list of her workshops.

Tigley Textiles - Julie Brand is a stitchaholic with an infectious passion for fabric and thread, based in rural Worcestershire. 

Just follow this link to visit her website for her latest projects.

Anne Brooke - This page from Anne Brooke’s website shows her Sew4the soul projects - strongly recommended by a CQs member. She  is very generous to share her ideas here, and on YouTube and Instagram with no charge.  She has many followers all over the world.

Just follow this link to visit her website 

Angie Hughes - The current list of Zoom workshops from Angie Hughes. They are live sessions and you can choose whether to join in alongside her or simply watch and take notes for your own information and future use.

Just follow this link to visit her website


Designmatters TV - Linda and Laura Kemshall

They have a wide portfolio of ideas including ideas for sketch books.

Just follow this link to visit their website

The Creative Craft Show

A virtual event running from 21 February to 3 April 2021.  Tickets can be bought from the website

Just follow this link to visit their website.

Christmas Redwork Bunting!

It would be good to start a new group project now, so for everyone who wants to join in please make some Christmas Bunting. We can put it up for Christmas 2021 in the Bowling Club.
Sadie Yeomans has sent us her latest Redwork designs called Woodland Swag the PDF for which has been forwarded to all members. You can print out the ones you want to make. There are five different animals to choose from with holly and mistletoe. They finish 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches square with a red border.
These are Sadie’s designs and we’ve paid her for the pdf for the use of CQs members. Obviously for copyright reasons we shouldn’t pass them on to others not in CQs.
So when you’ve made a square using whatever coloured thread and embellishments you wish please add a red border and sew a small button on to each top corner. Then we can join them with ribbon between the buttons.
Alternatively if Redwork isn’t your thing why not make a square of Patchwork or Appliqué with a Christmas theme or Christmas fabric instead. Please aim for size 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches with a red border and sew on two buttons.
We’ll have some beautiful Christmas bunting!

For anyone interested in more of Sadie's designs she can be contacted at Cornerhouse Crafts.

Feel free to make more than one block if you wish!  

It may be that some members will not wish to participate


Our 2020 Charity Quilt was launched early in 2019 when members were asked to make up one (or two!) blocks from fabric that was in the late Margaret Smith's stash to create a quilt together to be raffled under licence at our Exhibition planned for September 2020.

The quilt is a Lynne Edwards design made of 2 different blocks. 


Dolores has been very busy with our charity quilt and has now added a lovely border and binding which really complements the whole thing.

Following a visit to Quilters Corner in Evesham, Charlie (the proprietor) has done the quilting on her long arm quilting machine free of charge as the proceeds are going to our chosen charity, Campden Home Nursing.  Dolores and Charlie have chosen an open flower/leaf design in a neutral thread.

This is excellent news for our project and we are delighted by Charlie's generosity - it will result in much more support for the charity.  Thank you to Quilters Corner!