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Christmas Party on 1st December

The Christmas festivities got off to a good start with our "Pot Luck" Buffet Lunch with Prosecco, a pass the parcel game where everyone ended up with a different fat quarter than the one they brought, and we also had a mini workshop making fabric inserts for Christmas cards (courtesy of Teresa).

Our annual raffle theme this year was "Day and Night" and was won by Lisa who went home with a carrier bag full of sewing goodies.

Thank you ladies for your support in making this such an enjoyable and memorable day.

A selection of Christmas cards made at our party together with some of the Christmas stockings made in Christine Viney's recent workshop.  Card design by Teresa.

Here is Lisa, the happy winner of our 2022 Christmas Raffle, the theme being "Night and Day".

Well done Lisa and we look forward to seeing some wonderful creations in due course!

Another delivery to Project Linus

Last week (13 October) I arranged another delivery to Carol, our North Gloucestershire Project Linus Co-ordinator.  She has expressed her thanks for the support our group is giving to Linus in helping children who have been traumatized through illness or the circumstances in which they find themselves.  Please keep up your brilliant work in making Linus quilts, they are always needed and much loved.

For information : they can be any size up to single bed, children love bright colours (although older boys tend to go for something a bit darker!), they can be made in the traditional way with wadding or you can use fleece to back them.

I will carry on collecting and storing them until the next delivery, a huge thankyou for your efforts. (Chris Smith)

Raising funds for Campden Home Nursing

Following our recent exhibition we were delighted to be able to make a donation to Campden Home Nursing of £520 raised mostly from the sale of raffle tickets.  Please see below a letter we received from them.

We held our exhibition on 17 and 18 September in the Church Rooms, Chipping Campden.

It was extremely well attended with many visitors from home and abroad who left very favourable comments about the wonderful quilts and quilted items.  We raised money for Campden Home Nursing through our raffle which was won by Diane of Long Marston.

If you would like a look at a short video of the exhibition taken as we were setting up please click on this link.

All day retreat at the Bowling Club with tea party in memory of much missed Jo Williams

Campden Quilters enjoyed a very relaxing day recently working on their own projects, with a tea party in the afternoon to remember Jo Williams.  We had Bucks Fizz, sandwiches, crisps and cakes and welcomed extra visitors who knew Jo.  Also our Chairman's Challenge Jubilee Placemats were displayed for the first time!

Jubilee Placemats

Appearing in Today's Quilter.......

We are proud of 2 members of Campden Quilters who have had their work included in the Show and Tell Section of recent editions of Today's Quilter magazine.

In Issue 89 Angie Weaver appeared with her geometric quilt and in Issue 87 Chris Smith showed her Rippon Lea Quilt.

Campden Quilters raising money for Ukrainian refugees

I was contacted recently by a lovely lady from Stroud called June who wanted to donate some fabric to our group.  The committee discussed what we should do and we decided to have a fabric sale in aid of Ukrainian refugees, especially as I have a close link with Ukraine through my daughter-in-law, Marina, who has been working in the Stratford area where she lives to raise aid for her country.

As usual the Campden Quilters ladies were very generous in buying lots of this lovely quality fabric and so far we have raised £332.25 which Marina has suggested we donate to the Red Cross Ukraine.  

So a big thank you to all who supported this very worthy cause, and especially to June for donating the fabric.

We still have a small amount which we will sell at our exhibition that is planned for the weekend of 17/18 September in the Church Rooms Chipping Campden.  WATCH THIS SPACE!

Chris Smith

This is about the half way stage in the sale.........unfortunately I forgot to take a picture at the start! (CS)

Jenny's Back to Basics Block of the Month 2022

All blocks are taken from the Lynne Edwards Sampler Book.  If you have any queries please contact Jenny at

Month 11  -  Honey Bee

Month 9 Wild Goose Chase

Month 8 Dresden Plate

Month 6 - Grandmother's fan

Month 4 -  card trick

Month 2 - Rail fence

Month 12 - Rose of Sharon

Month 10 Grape Basket

Month 7 - Log Cabin

Month 5 - Spider's web

Month 3 - Maple Leaf

Month 1 - Tumbling blocks