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Jenny Stoner's presentation "Me and My Quilts"


On 16 May Jenny brought along 4 bags of her quilts that she had made over the years. This came about from a chance remark someone made that it's a shame all these beautiful quilts are hidden away in boxes and suitcases or heaped up on the spare bed - they really need to be seen and admired!  So Jenny's presentation is the first of what we hope will take place a couple of times a year.  She also brought along 2 photograph albums because obviously a lot of her quilts have been given away as presents but mostly she managed to photograph them before they left her.  

Well done Jenny - we all thoroughly enjoyed seeing your quilts!

Delivery of NHS Property Bags 

Following a wonderful effort by Campden Quilters, 28 property bags have been delivered to Gloucester NHS Trust to be distributed to hospitals in the area.  The end of life care team have expressed their huge thanks to all of us for making these bags.  I am sure they will let us know if they need more.....

Thank you team - you were brilliant!

Coming in June.........

6th June - Sit and Sew, Show and Tell

Sit and relax and enjoy a morning of sewing, plus have a look at all the wonderful things our members have been making.



20th June - Member led workshop - Evelyn's "Sac a tarte"

Evelyn is going to show us how to make a portable container in which to carry a tart/flan/quiche away from home.


Requirements as follows:

This carrier takes an 11” flan dish

Outside fabric and handles 1/2 metre x WOF

Lining fabric sufficient to cut one piece 30” x 15”

Wadding sufficient to cut one piece 30” x 15”

Thread to match the outside fabric

Sewing machine and walking foot

Safety pin medium size

Cutting equipment ie mat, rulers and rotary cutter



What's on in May

2 May

Sit and Sew, Show and Tell

& fabric sale in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

A chance to just sit and sew, enjoy the morning, drink coffee, eat biscuits and get your purse out to treat yourself to some fabric!  All in aid of an extremely worthy cause.  UPDATE: THIS SALE RAISED £280 - THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT!


16 May

Launch of Part 3 of Hawaiian Quilt Along

Chris and Rachelle will be showing you how to complete Part 3 of this Quilt Along, which is the 4 corners of the quilt.  

But first of all, Jenny Stoner is going to talk about "Me and My Quilts" - this is the first of what we hope will be a regular slot for those members whose quilts are hidden away in suitcases, under the bed, piled on the spare bed, etc. etc.  They deserve to be seen!


30 May - A morning sewing at the Bowling Club

Unfortunately we have had to rearrange this day due to a double booking by the Bowling Club!  So although this is a fifth Thursday it will be a normal meeting 9.30am until 12.30pm when you can come along with your own project or join in one of the workstations to make items for the sales table at our exhibition in September, run by the committee members - these are: potholders, bottle holders, tissue holders, pin cushions, microwave bowl holders.  All fabric will be provided.  There will be no extra cost for the morning but we would encourage you to buy raffle tickets!  This will help with the BC hire charges.  Prizes to be provided by the committee.


If you have an idea of something you think will readily sell at the exhibition please bring it along to any meeting - we love more ideas!





See below for information about the Hawaiian Quilt Along


Hawaiian Quilt Along 2024

This is a bi-monthly class led by Rachelle and Chris Smith where you add to the quilt every other month and you will end up with a beautiful quilt involving some interesting techniques.  Do join in the fun and watch your creation grow throughout the year!  

Requirements list has been sent out so you can get your fabrics together and Part One has been rolled out.  If you need any of the instructions again please get in touch.

Part Two was launched on 21st March and you will all have had the cutting instructions etc emailed out to you. Again, you will have 2 months to complete Part 2.  Part 3 was launched on 16th May so by the end of July to stay on track you will need to have added the blocks around the central panel and prepared the 4 Hawaiian corner blocks.

Please speak to Rachelle or Chris Smith if you have any queries......




WHY NOT HAVE A CLEAR OUT OF YOUR SURPLUS FABRIC & NOTIONS?


If you would like to have a sale the cost of a table is £10 and you get to keep all the money you make (so you can buy more fabric......)!  If you only have a small amount to sell you could buddy up with a friend and pay £5 each.  Please see any member of the committee who will arrange a date to book you in at one of our "sit and sew" meetings.

Campden Quilters Shop

We have a wonderful quilters shop here at Campden Quilters where you can buy basics at a competitive price.  So if you break a needle, run out of thread, have a blunt rotary blade etc. etc. we can replace it for you!  Remember - Jenny also supplies 80-20 wadding 90" wide.  See home page for latest prices.


Jenny's Back to Basics Block of the Month 2022

Here are some of the completed Back To Basics quilts and we look forward to seeing more as 2023 progresses!

December 2023 : there is still one more BOM quilt to be finished!

Teresa

Jane

Cheryl

Christine Smith

Helen

Chris Smith

Angie Weaver

CQ

Evelyn Lyon