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 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.


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.