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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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16th March 2022

At our sit & sew we had a visit from Rachel Buchanan who spent the evening chatting to members of the group to get their opinions. She is the Programme Development Manager for the Cultural Consortium in Leominster – see their temporary webpage here https://leominsterfestival.org/leominster-roars/. They are surveying residents in Leominster about what they think of Leominster and what cultural activities they do, in order to plan some cultural activities over the next couple of years as part of the Historic England project. They want to make sure they meet a wide range of people from the whole community so they thought our group would be great to talk to, particularly if we might be interested in joining in with some creative projects in the next couple of years.

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Catching up – 2022 so far

We started the new year on 8th January with our “Sew Saturday”. It was a pleasant day. 12 members turned up (bringing their own packed lunches). It was lovely to do something normal, but we missed Pat’s soup.

19th January 2022 – at our first Wednesday meeting of the year we had a sit and sew and part 1 of our “Easter Challenge” was handed out.

2nd February 2022 – we had a talk from Zoe Acketts of Paint-Box Threads at Bircher with 25-30 in attendance. Zoe was full of enthusiasm for dyeing and weaving. She gave an interesting insight into weaving and setting up her thread dyeing business.

16th February 2022 – the AGM was followed by a mini workshop to make name badges that can be worn to meetings to help everyone get to know each other. Part 2 of our “Easter Challenge” was handed out.

2nd March 2022 – should have been Karen Perry talking to us about Fiddle Quilts (memory quilts for those suffering from dementia). Unfortunately she had to cancel at the last minute so we had a sit, sew and chat evening.