Thursday, 28 June 2012

News Updates

We had a lively AGM at the start of May and two interesting mini workshops since then, one with Gill Biel and the other with Kate (me!). 
The Linus day at Bradmore went very well, with several quilts started and thanks to the generous donations from members of the group, we had a marvelous array of fabrics to choose from, with plenty still available to make even more! 
Subscriptions were due in May, if anyone has not renewed but still wishes to do so, please contact me on  01902 711983 or by email
July 4th Summer Strawberries and Cream Show and Tell
Please bring a little food to share and of course anything you want to show us; finished or not, work in progress - it is great to see it all and there will be a raffle too.
If you know of someone who might be interested in joining our group, this is an ideal opportunity to invite them to come along and see some of the beautiful work you all produce.
August 1st  Linus Evening
We have decided to run a special Linus Evening, where everyone can get involved with helping to put some finishing touches to the Linus quilts in progress or take on a kit to make a small quilt suitable for premature babies. 
The quilts can be any size but tiny 18 in x 18 in is a very popular size for premature babies and meter square quilts are ideal for those in wheelchairs.
Visiting speakers
There are several interesting speakers coming to Wombourne Quilters this Summer and Autumn and as agreed at the AGM there will be a small entrance fee of £2 for group members to these events and £5 for visitors. Do invite friends who might be interested.
Wed 18th July Lesley Brankin - "Inspired By"
Wed 5th Sept Edwina McKinnon - "The Story So Far"
Wed 3rd Oct:    Toni Giles "Paper - A Certain Shade of Vintage"
Tea Coffee and Biscuits
After discussion at the AGM, it was agreed that there would be a small charge for tea, coffee and biscuits at meetings. As from July 18th, please make a contribution of 50p when you have your tea or coffee. 
Festival of Quilts Tickets
Carol Thomas has organised tickets for the Festival of Quilts and if bought beforehand, there is a saving of £3, please bring your Guild membership number. 
£10 non-members - £9 Guild members - £13 on the door.
Ann Jermey’s Open Day
Ann is holding an "Open Day" at her house on Thursday 19th July     10 till 12  and 2 till 4
Coffee, tea and biscuits (not homemade!!) Margaret will be on hand to help on the day.
Address:  12 Huntsmans Close, Bridgnorth.
Minerva Quilts Summer Exhibition
Minerva Arts Centre, Llanidloes SY18 6BY
Exhibition runs from July 9th until September 8th 2012, 10.30am - 4.30pm (closed Sundays) Admission £3.50 Further information 01686 413467 or
Exhibition at The Weavers Gallery Ledbury
 Tuesday 26th June - Sunday 8th July  10am to 5pm.
"Stuff as Dreams are made of"  An exhibition of Textile Art and engraved glass in association with the Ledbury festival.  Janet Bevan has a piece in the exhibition and several of our local quilters are there as well.  Angie Hughes, Ineke, etc.
Inexpensive Fabrics from Kisko House Leicester
Carole Auden is going to Kisko in a few weeks, cheap fabric galore! She is willing to buy on your behalf but please speak to Carole to make arrangements about any purchases you wish to make. This is their website
Hoping to see you all at the Show and Tell.