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


Sit and Sew – 15th June 2022

Most members spent the meeting making key fobs for the Quilters Guild Region 11 tombola at the Festival of Quilts – this was organized by Mary Cook who provided some fabric scraps, hexagon papers, wadding and the metal hardware.

A selection of the key fobs made at the meeting

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.