With Covid still prevalent our first meeting of 2022 was on Zoom where Jenny presented details of her "Back to Basics Block of the Month" Part One.
She started us off nice and easy with "Tumbling Blocks" and all the blocks are taken from Lynne Edwards' Sampler Quilt Book.
Everyone has been emailed with instructions and we look forward to seeing the first completed blocks at our meeting on 3rd February.
Many thanks to Jenny.
Our second meeting this month on 20 January (also on Zoom) is when Sarah will be introducing her "Onion Quilt" prior to her workshop on 17 February. She will advise on requirements so that we can be ready to sew on the 17th.
We held our Christmas Party at the Bowling Club on 2nd December and although a little different to usual because of Covid we all had a very enjoyable time. Well wrapped up in our Winter woollies we started with a Show and Tell, followed by a demo from Christine Viney on how to make a Christmas Pine Cone hanging decoration - everyone was given a prepared pack to have a go!
We then had a quiz which after a nail-biting tie-breaker between Evelyn and Christine Smith was won by Christine. Well done to all who took part!
Next it was Prosecco time with lunch which we all brought individually, complete with our own glass. Finally the annual raffle was drawn. This year the theme was "wild life" and it was won by a delighted Rachel who received a bag of goodies all with a wildlife theme.
Many thanks to the committee members for putting together such an enjoyable morning.
Completed pine cone
Rachel with her
During lockdown I established a Montessori nursery near Arusha in Tanzania. I regard the headmistress as my “daughter” - everything has gone well.
A lady in Stratford made the children 10 colourful crochet blankets but these were so heavy the transport costs were horrific. Campden Quilters were able to help send these by contributing a large cash donation.
This is what we are all aiming for but in different colourways
2020/21/22 CHARITY QUILT
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.
With the Covid outbreak the exhibition has been put on hold until 2022 but the quilt is now completed and in storage ready to use when circumstances allow.
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 charity. 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!