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Costumes and Culture of South West China – June 1st 2022

We were given a geography lesson when Jill Salmons presented a slide show of the places she’d visited in South West China – many pictures of the varying landscapes and more of the wonderfully embroidered costumes the people wore. During her visits she has acquired a large collection of costumes which she brought with her and they were passed around for us to admire.

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Embroidered Cards 1914-1918

At our meeting on May 18th Jane Thomas talked about the embroidered cards which were sent between soldiers and their loved ones during the war. Although the cards were originally hand embroidered a lot were actually mass produced on a Schiffli Embroidery Machine. The embroidered pieces would be attached to an embossed card which acted as a frame.

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“The Good, The Bad and the Downright Funny” – May 4th 2022

At our meeting on May 4th we had a very interesting talk from our speaker Jackie Dymock (an ex police officer) who used quilts as props for her talk about her life in the police force. Each tale was illustrated with a mini quilt which was then added to the hanging.

We also had a display of our Easter Challenge Table Runners – some members had been hard at work. Images of other Challenge items in “Members only” section.

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