We had a talk from Jackie Morris about the community stitching projects she has been involved with as part of her university studies. She brought a section of her current project with her so we could all stitch along while she talked. She told us about “The Lugg Embroideries” – a community stitching and heritage project about the River Lugg and about her current project “Stitching on the Border” – a creative workshop to stitch in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. Details of her work can be seen on – https://theluggembroideries.uk/stitching-on-the-border/
2023 – A series of “Sit and Sew” meetings – Making quilts.
16th February – A binding evening led by Maureen Bilbao. She showed us various ways of binding providing a large selection of samples to show us.
1st February – This week’s ‘Sit and Sew’ was an afternoon meeting where members spent the afternoon quilting their ‘around the world’ quilts or any other quilt ready project that they had.
18th January – A ‘Sit and Sew’ evening focused upon basting. Members brought along ready to baste projects along with provisions for their normal method of basting. We explored different methods of basting, learning from each other.
7th January 2023 – Sit and sew Saturday when Chris Body led a workshop to “Quilt a top in a day”. Most members took part while some did their own thing.
The rest of 2022
7th December 2022 – The year ended with the Christmas social with the usual bring and share refreshments providing lots of lovely food. The results of the up-cycling project were on display, there was a “guess” the child photo competition and to keep us occupied while we feasted a competition to fill in an A to Z of Christmas items.
16th November 2022 – Twister mini workshop led by Chris Rowley.
2nd November 2022 – Was a ‘Sit and Sew’ .
19th October 2022 – During the day a workshop “Tilting at Windmills” with Judi Mendelssohn, who returned in the evening to give a talk. She showed us lots of lovely quilts she made and gave us the stories behind them, the majority being the result of challenges.
5th October 2022 – Mini workshop making book covers led by Gail Rose
21th September 2022 – Was a ‘Sit and Sew’ .
7th September 2022 – Was a ‘Sit and Sew’ with a general chat discussing the exhibition.
3rd – 4th September – Exhibition
24th August 2022 – Meeting was a week later than usual due to the normal date being the evening before the NEC trip. The meeting was to allow members to bring items ready for the exhibition
18th August 2022 – Coach trip to Festival of Quilts at the NEC
Summer Social – 3rd August 2022
We held our first summer social evening on Wednesday which turned out to be very enjoyable, something we hope to do again in future years.
It was well attended with 5 teams taking part in a fairly informal quiz (provided by Carol) to identify coastal towns. This was accompanied with a lot of chatter and eating a very enjoyable bring and share feast.
We also had a guess the baby competition where members brought photos of themselves as babies. Only 5 people managed to guess babies that weren’t themselves. We’ve all changed a lot over the years.
Unfortunately 2 babies were abandoned at the end of the evening, let’s hope they get re-united with their owners.
Sit and Sews – July 2022
20th July 2022 – Was a ‘Sit and Sew’ with a general chat. Posters for the exhibition were available for distribution.
6th July 2022 – Was a ‘Sit and Sew’ with a general exhibition planning chat