7th June 2023 – Spring social

Deborah Jarman kindly hosted our spring social at her home in Great Wacton, Bredenbury. It was a “bring and share” event with members providing lots of lovely savoury and sweet items of food to share. It was a pleasant evening so we were able to sit outside to chat and eat until it cooled down and we moved inside for tea/coffee. Thank you to Deborah for hosting the event.


2023 – March to May

17th May 2023 – Sit & sew and Block printing demonstration by Mary Cook. She had good display of examples and brought blocks, paints and some spare fabric so those members who wanted to could have a go while others just brought their own sewing along to do..

3rd May 2023 – Sit & sew.

19th April 2023 – Sit & sew

5th April 2023 – AGM and show & tell

1st April – 12 participants had an enjoyable day at the Monkey Buttons FPP workshop with Amanda Hall to make a “sea urchin” block – fun and very useful for keeping the brain active.

15th March – We had a talk from Amanda Hall of Monkey Buttons telling us all about the patterns she designs. She now has a range of 150 which is still growing. A few of her made up designs are shown below.

Guest Speakers

1st March – Community Stitching

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 –


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.